How the iPhone Stacks Up for Business
Sure it plays tunes and lets you watch TV, but here's how the newest Apple device compares to Palm's Treo and RIM's BlackBerryBy
iPhone vs. Rivals
|iPhone||BlackBerry (Curve)||Palm Treo (755p)|
|Hardware price||$499 (4GB)$599 (8GB)||$200||$280|
|Service plan price||$60-$100/mo.||$30-$60/mo. (data) (add $40-$200/mo. for calls)||$40-$50/mo. (data) (add $25-$200/mo. for calls)|
|Wireless carrier||AT&T||AT&TRogers Wireless (Canada)||Sprint|
|Battery life||8 hrs. talk time6 hrs. Internet use7 hrs. video play24 hrs. audio play250 hrs. standby||4 hrs. talk time17 days standby||4.2 hrs. talk time240 hrs. standby|
|Size||4.5 in. high2.4 in. wide0.46 in. thick||4.2 in. high2.4 in. wide0.6 in. thick||4.4 in. high2.3 in. wide0.84 in. thick|
|Weight||4.8 oz.||3.9 oz.||5.64 oz.|
|Camera||2 megapixels||2 megapixels||1.3 megapixels|
|Multimedia||iTunes and other digital musicVideo MP3YouTube||MP3 musicSome video downloads||Sprint TVStreaming music and podcastsMpeg-4 videoMP3 music|
|Input||Multi-touch screen and virtual keyboard||Keyboard and trackball||Keyboard and touch screen|
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