By July 11, 2008

msmobiles 12 reasons to buy Windows Mobile instead of iPhone 3G

image Msmobiles have posted an interesting article giving 12 reasons to buy a Windows Mobile Phone instead of the iPhone 3G, as we seem to be inundated with iPhone 3G news we though it would be a good idea to redress the balance and share the 12 reasons they have come up with after the break.

3rd party applications in iPhone 3G cannot run in background

iPhone 3G has resolution of only 480×320 what is 2 times less than VGA (640×480) and W-VGA (wide VGA = 800×480) used in several Windows Mobile phones

Camera in iPhone 3G is inferior to camera in many Windows Mobile phones: it has only 2 megapixels compared to 3 to 5 megapixels in Windows Mobile phones and it does not have auto-focus – also present in many Windows Mobile phones

one cannot record videos with built-in camera of iPhone 3G, what is possible up to resolution of 640×480 pixels and 30 FPS (frames per second) in Windows Mobile phones

iPhone 3G supports HSDPA of maximal speed only 3.6 MB/second, while some Windows Mobile phones (including HTC Touch Diamond) suppport HSDPA of speed 7.2 MB/second

iPhone 3G does not have exchangeable battery

Office Mobile is built-in in each Windows Mobile phone

There are many more 3rd party applications (programs) for Windows Mobile: over 20,000 compared to 500 for iPhone 3G

To make applications for Windows Mobile one needs either PC computer or Mac but to make applications for iPhone 3G one needs to buy a Mac computer

Most Windows Mobile phones come without SIM lock so they can be used at any operator in given country and with SIM cards from abroad (important when traveling and you want to use local prepaid SIM card to avoid International roaming fees) while iPhone 3G has SIM lock and can work with only this operator at which it has been purchased

iPhone 3G has capacitive touch-screen meaning that it must be used with fingers and that it cannot be used with stylus or fingernails

iPhone 3G has no physical keyboard or keypad, so users have no choice but to use virtual keyboards on the display while Windows Mobile offers phones in various form-factors, including such that have both touch-screen and a physical QWERTY keyboard

via msmobiles

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