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HTC Touch vs. iPhone, Part 2: Video Smackdown

In part 1 (opens in new tab) we restricted ourselves to just comparing the hardware differences between the HTC Touch and the iPhone. Here, in part 2, we go all out.

So much of what needs comparing between these two devices is software experience, so it had to be a video. And it turned into a more general "Windows Mobile vs. iPhone" sort of deal, so we bring you a long (25 minutes, too long for YouTube!) one. So grab a cuppa joe and witness the (low-key) smackdownery. If you don't have time just now, here's the short version:

  • iPhone: Absolutely rocks the universe with its media capabilities and its browser.
  • Windows Mobile: Still the king of productivity. ...with plenty of "check out this native 3rd party app" cheap shots thrown in at the end.

Basically we're looking at a situation that matches with everybody's expectations surprisingly well - the Apple product is hip, flashy, and surprisingly easy to use. The Windows product actually lets you, you know, work. Now in the desktop world, I find that the Mac lets me do the work I need to as well (if not better) than Windows. But in the mobile space, well, the cloying commercials (opens in new tab) fit pretty well.

So check out the video (plus a little metaphor I couldn't resist) after the break.

So, imagine you decide it's time to buy a new office chair

You walk into Apple's chair shop. They have this row of identical chairs. They're stunning, easily the best looking chairs you've ever seen. You sit down in one. Oooh. The lumbar support is just spectaclar. Your back problems melt away. This chair is just great. So you ask the salesperson -

This come with armrests?Nope.Can I add them later?Nope.That's weird. Well, it's bolted to the floor, too. I'd like some rollers.That's how they come. Bolted to the floor.Um. It doesn't rotate either.That's right. You just point it at the desk. It does auto-adjust for your height, though.Dang! How on earth does it know how tall I am? It's magic!

Then you head next door to the Microsoft chair shop. Inside they have a dozen different chairs, stools, benches, whathaveyou. Most of them are pretty utilitarian-looking. On the other hand, you can pick out the one that suits you best and you can buy aftermarket armrests. And the lumbar support, well, it's not very good. In fact, it's pretty bad. Plus: they all get a little squeaky after a little use.

But you really need a chair to be able to roll around, one with armrests. It's pretty much a deal breaker.

So while you may miss that lumbar support, it's worth it be able to move your chair around the office. Plus, you can always add a cupholder afterwards, for the heck of it. ;)

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  • Good job drawing comparisons between these two devices.
    However I disagree with your assertion that Touch wins over iPhone in the category of onscreen keyboards - your point is invalidated by the fact that SPB's landscape QWERTY software does not come pre-installed in ROM. You were comparing the two products out of the box.
    Anyone who purchases a Touch will be forced to go out and buy this software (if they're even aware of its existence) in order to match the iPhone's onscreen keyboard. So that's not exactly fair.
    Other than that, your analysis was well outlined and enjoyable. http://www.theiphoneblog.com
  • Thanks, Kent.
    That's a good point about the onscreen keyboard - I'll be the first to admit that Windows Mobile pretty much requires a stylus to enter data if there's not a physical keyboard *AND* that requiring that stylus pretty much sucks.
    On the other hand, it does sort of fit with my larger point that WM lets you fix things that you may find deficient in the out-of-box experience with 3rd party software and that's one of its greatest advantages over the iPhone.http://wmexperts.com
  • Hello, that's one of the best video i've seen to compare and even review devices, thanks a lot and i think my next buy will be the HTC, really great phone, thanks again, that's really great job and it helped me a lot to make my choice.
    Bye, greetings from France.
  • Hey Dieter. That was a very nice video! It's very interesting to see those two devices compared like that, and you did a great job! I guess you summed up my thoughts exactly. Though the iPhone does look good (and windows mobile does have a lot of catching up to do in the design department), it just doesn't cut it. And if there are original windows mobile apps that aren't as good as the iPhone apps, you can just download 3rd party software that does the job better. You can add almost any kind of program you want... Sooner or later, someone's bound the make a browser and media program that's even better than the iPhone ones anyway. :)
  • I have been a WM guy for over 6 years now. However, what I find with regards to 3rd party applications is you have to buy the third party apps to make up for shortcomings of WM!
    Specifically with the Touch, the OMAP 850 is just not cut out for anyone that does any type of multitasking. I am not just talking about switching from one app to another in memory, but actually real multitasking like playing music, downloading data and launching other apps all at once.
    I know this because of my experience with the KJAM. Even OC'ed to 240 didn't cut it. My 750 is a big improvement in that regard over the KJAM.
    However, the Touch does look nice and that form factor is to die for. Maybe HTC will be able to squeeze a better processor, optimize their software to give the user more available (free) ram, and 3G into a quad-band device for the US.
  • Have you heard of deepfish (http://labs.live.com/deepfish)?
    It kinda works like the demenstration you showed of the iPhone...
  • You are so bias when it comes to this review... I own an iPhone, but damn was it necessary to slam the iPhone like that? You know you like the phone, hell who doesn't...? I'm not saying its perfect by any means but come on now your comparing the Touch's keyboard to the iPhone's keyboard??? Are you crazy...? The iPhone is a way better device and you know it. You shouldn't even be comparing the two...
    Your a fanboy... lol
  • Does anyone know how to setup the Weatheron HT Touh?
    When it's connected to WiFi, I can download the data, and it shows the weather. But when I connect using the GPRS/EDGE (T-mobile), it says "Unabl to retrieve data...". I can use the IE when connected to GPRS/DGE, so there's internet. Thanks.
  • Thanks for the comments, all. A couple thoughts:Specifically with the Touch, the OMAP 850 is just not cut out for anyone that does any type of multitasking. I am not just talking about switching from one app to another in memory, but actually real multitasking like playing music, downloading data and launching other apps all at once.
    You know, it's very surprising, but the Touch performs much better under stress than I expected given the weak processor. Maybe it's just that I use HTC's "the X button closes an app" more often now, but for some reason it seems faster than other devices with similar procs.Have you heard of deepfish (http://labs.live.com/deepfish)?
    It kinda works like the demenstration you showed of the iPhone...
    I've been meaning to give deepfish another go, but IIRC it was much slower than was acceptable for me. Perhaps that's just because it was such an early beta.You are so bias when it comes to this review...Your a fanboy... lol
    Shrug. Maybe. But I do actually recommend the iPhone to certain users - just not productivity/business/power users.Does anyone know how to setup the Weatheron HT Touh?
    When it's connected to WiFi, I can download the data, and it shows the weather. But when I connect using the GPRS/EDGE (T-mobile), it says "Unabl to retrieve data...". I can use the IE when connected to GPRS/DGE, so there's internet. Thanks.
    It sounds like you might want to run the network setup wizard again (btw: the network setup wizard on the Touch is AWESOME). My thing right now is I want to change the cities that are available. I know there's a hack I saw over at XDA...http://wmexperts.com
  • Great video and entertaining review, but i have 2 questions. One how is the touch screen response on the htc touch and how do you play games that need more then 3 button. The second question is have you compared the cameras?
    Well thats really 3 questions, but thanks.
    Own a iPhone and Nokia E90.http://www.mtfx.tv
  • As a consumer phone IPhone wins hands down.
    As a business phone the touch is going to win. But with slow processer and no hardware keyboard think business users wil choose htc products like the HTC TyTn or the upcoming HTC Kaiser over the touch.
    It seems to me that the touch is going to try to compete with the IPhone as a consumer phone and I just don't see it standing a chance. At this point Microsoft (& htc) has a long ways to go to be able to compete in the IPhone
  • I checked out the iphone and was seriously considering upntil I found out the batteries cost around $90.00 and you have send it in for 3 days NO Way! I will just stick with my 8525 Htc and buy my batteries on ebay for $10.00 and that's with shipping,maybe I will consider it when the price comes down and all the bugs have been worked out
  • That was an excellent technology video, one of the best I've seen. Unfortunately for HTC and MS, the first time you pulled out that silly stylus pretty much killed it for me. Until Microsoft catches up to rookie Apple for usability, it's the iPhone for me.
  • duh??? HTC touch's keyboard? over iPhone's keyboard? wtf's going on with u dude?
  • people the iphone is for kids. The touch is a pda not a phone. the touch is on a different level. windows devices covers far more business needs.the windows platform is much broader than anything apple makes. apple devices are extremely good with certain tasks but apple keeps its customers in a box. apple is a gated community windows is the remainder of the world.
  • Dude, that was seriously some solid work. I was surprised to see that you gave the edge to the HTC, but I can understand why. I for one work in the medical profession and wouldn't be able to use my fairly extensive and expensive assortment of electronic medical books with the iphone. Which for me is a deal breaker. May get it for my girlfriend however.
    I've been using Pocket PC for just over 7 yrs and am now using a imate JasJar which is the HTC Universal btw. After viewing your very good video review, I will be tossing my brick (JasJar) and buying the HTC Touch today!
    Cheers.
  • Have you tried the Netfront browser? Or the PIE Plus addition? Both give the fingertip scrolling. Netfront has a deluxe Favorites presentation (little miniatures of the screens on a scrolling track) which the iPhone should have.
  • The Touch is the old model. The Vogue is the new model with a bigger processor and twice the ram. I wish you would have shown a video and opera mobile browser on the Touch. I am also wondering if the Touch/Vogue can handle Remote Desktop. I like the Mogul but its too big. If the Vogue will be avialable through sprint and can handle remote desktop and not be ridiculously expensive I will get it.
    Great Review Thanks
  • Dieter, the look on your face and the tone in your voice at the end of this video said it all for me: you chose the Touch, but you really wanted the iPhone!
    I think you made a real effort to be fair in the review, and for that you deserve some credit; but you really were too kind to the Touch, and using that awful third party app for typing was just cheating! Seriously, if your best text entry method obscures everything but the sentence you are typing, it's hopeless for all but the shortest of messages.
    Seeing the responsiveness of the iPhone side by side with the Touch, just confirmed everything I already knew about Windows Mobile; it's clunky, ugly and prone to lock-ups at the drop of a hat. Nothing much seems to have changed with WM from the previous versions I am experienced with. I just loved the way that stripped down website stuttered when you tried to scroll through it on the Touch. Priceless. Putting both phone's side by side was a great advertisement for the iPhone, if you ask me.
    Like a previous poster, you pretty much lost me as soon as you pulled out that stylus and then fumbled around trying to tap tiny buttons and select menu items. Same with the use of the fingernail and the other adjustments you had to make just to navigate around the device.
    The "maps" demo on the Touch was a hoot, too. Despite your best efforts, it just looked like one sad experience. Not only does the Google Maps on the iPhone look great, it performs even better and is fully integrated with the rest of the phone. And don't even get me started on the whole "all I have to do is hook up the Touch with a GPS unit like the TomTom" routine. Yep, that's really handy; I'm always lugging one of those around.
    Some reasonable points were made about email; nope the iPhone doesn't work out of the box with Microsoft Exchange server, and you can't delete more than one email all the time. But, honestly, why don't you just do bulk deletion on your desktop; and if you're getting that much crap in your inbox, you need to simplify, man!
    After seeing this video, you couldn't pay me to take the Touch off your hands. Well, you could pay me, but you'd have to dispose of the Touch yourself.
    As for all those wonderful third party applications you talked about. Well, I gave up all that futzing a long time ago.
    I hope you don't take these comments personally, as they are meant in good humor. Hat's off to you for not producing a silly nitpicking review, and for making a good attempt to be even-handed.
  • Two things the iPhone cant do - play bluetooth stereo audio and be free with contract. Give me a Touch anytime.
    Surur
  • I think that poster says it all, really. Believe me, you get what you pay for. This is a brand new device and they still have to give 'em away. Sheesh!
  • This video makes me want to get an HTC Touch even more.
  • This video makes me want to get an HTC Touch even more!
  • This video makes me want to get an HTC Touch even more.
    Did you cut and paste that link?
    Surur
  • Had some problems there. Here's the link for the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVgeTGjjYpY
  • Hey Dieter! Good Comparison between the 2 phones... I have been searching for a good review high and low, at last i found one that suits my needs. I have a few questions about both phones.
    Firstly, at this moment, do any of the 2 phones have bugs? I own an O2 XDA Atom life, which keeps shutting down regulary. Looking to change phones. Im bending towards the IPhone of course, cos im more of a media person. I just want to find out whether the HTC or the IPhone crashes. Saw some reviews which stated that the IPhone crashes sometimes after making a phone call. Is that true? Also, does the HTC touch shutdown regularly like the O2 XDA Atom Life? Which phone has more glitches, stuff like Auto shutting down or crashing? Really need someone's help on this. Thx!
  • The Touch as too little RAM - you will find it frustrating.
    Surur
  • Hey Dieter! Good Comparison between the 2 phones... I have been searching for a good review high and low, at last i found one that suits my needs. I have a few questions about both phones.
    Firstly, at this moment, do any of the 2 phones have bugs? I own an O2 XDA Atom life, which keeps shutting down regulary. Looking to change phones. Im bending towards the IPhone of course, cos im more of a media person. I just want to find out whether the HTC or the IPhone crashes. Saw some reviews which stated that the IPhone crashes sometimes after making a phone call. Is that true? Also, does the HTC touch shutdown regularly like the O2 XDA Atom Life? Which phone has more glitches, stuff like Auto shutting down or crashing? Really need someone's help on this. Thx!
    Well I'd say on the whole if you're looking for media, you might want to go with the iPhone. It's slightly more stable, i suppose, but then again a touch does just fine if you don't load it up with a bunch of 3rd party apps and hacks. I've never experienced any deal-breaking errors (or random shutdowns) with either device. The Touch does sometimes seem to not have enough RAM to run the camera sometimes, which is really aggravating.
  • in canada telus cheaped out and offers the touch without wifi, does anyone know of a way to enable it or are us canucks out of luck
  • Does anyone know where I can get the third party software for the larger keyboard that was shown in the video for the Touch?
  • Here.http://forum.xda-developers.com/index.php
    Surur
  • Thanks. But where exactly on the site. I couldn't find the download.
  • I think Telus didn't exactly cheap out the wifi. I think it was a trade off for the 400 Mhz processor that this version of the phone has, and very much improves the performance. So does the little bit of extra RAM.
    I'm guessing, but I imagine every bit of internat real estate is valuable and so a trade off had to be made. Keep in mind that iPhone is quite a bit heavier.
    anyway... there is no wifi chip, so no way to enable it. What I'm unclear on however is if there is or is not a GPS chip in the phone.
    OK ..and this rich text type box is way to freaking slow and anoying.
  • The Touch as too little RAM - you will find it frustrating.
    Surur
    The Sprint Touch is 128MB RAM (71MB usable), 256MB (151MB usable) for apps , more than any other comparable WM6 phone.
    Were you referring to the GSM Touch?
  • Yep, I believe this is a review of the GSM Touch. Having said that even the rogers Touch is goikng to have 128 MB ram. Basically European early adopters got screwed.
    Surur
  • Yep, I believe this is a review of the GSM Touch. Having said that even the rogers Touch is goikng to have 128 MB ram. Basically European early adopters got screwed.
    Surur
    Sorta like Treo 700w users vs. 700wx users... :-)
    Fasdter processor and more RAM is always good.
  • Sorta like Treo 700w users vs. 700wx users... :-)
    Fasdter processor and more RAM is always good.
    Here's an exercise - take the 71 MB ram you have free - subtract the extra 64 MB ram you have and you get an idea what GSM Touch users are struggling with. Moving on to my 128 MB Kaiser was like being released from prison.
    Surur
  • Here's an exercise - take the 71 MB ram you have free - subtract the extra 64 MB ram you have and you get an idea what GSM Touch users are struggling with. Moving on to my 128 MB Kaiser was like being released from prison.
    Surur
    Surur ain't whistlin' Dixie. Can't say how many times the Touch would grind to a halt when I tried to open the camera.
  • Surur ain't whistlin' Dixie. Can't say how many times the Touch would grind to a halt when I tried to open the camera.
    Whistlin' Dixie?
    As in the blackface minstrelsy?
    So Touch owners/likers are racists?
    I knew it! All part of the conspiracy!
    (Sorry I couldn't resist given our the PC times).
  • :)
    Surur
  • I really appreciated the effort you put into this video. Very reasonable comparison of the items you mentioned. I don't think you gave the Iphone a big enough point for the improved screen display - just my opinion though.
    Items I would love for you to cover/add to this video -
    battery performance comparison.
    BT performance comparison - the HTC mogul BT is worthless - not sure if the touch is better- sadly the BT on the 6700 the 2 year old HTC model was better.
  • The iPhone is a great media device and has some decent productivity tools and the newer Touch (larger RAM and ROM) has better productivity tools and isn't as good at the media part. Just depends on what you want and what's important to you.
    I chose the Touch on Sprint's network mainly because of the size of the Touch and the SERO plan. The size of this device is amazing. It's about the size of a Razr when it's closed.
    The other thing that is awesome about the Touch is the fact you can add 3rd party apps. I don't think you can compare these devices without that being a point of the discussion.
    There are also a lot of better keyboard solutions on the Touch too (like Touchpal) that don't cover up the whole screen like SPB Keyboard. But then again, that's the beauty of WM; you can decide which keyboard you like the best and use that one. With the iPhone you are stuck with the keyboard that comes with the phone. What happens if you don't like it?
    IMO Apple is just too proprietary when they make their products and don't allow users to "customize" their experience to their own liking.
    They both are great phones (if you compare the newer Touch) and are targeted at different users. Just get the one YOU like the best.
  • I have to agree with you...the form factor and customability of the Touch make it great device.
  • really the iphone jus has a great web browser style (not the speeds!!) and an amazing media player.. but outside of that and the great display on it what else does it really have to offer.. im jus curious?
  • is it posible to use skype in both of them?
    if not, does anyone know any other software to use?
    thanks!!
  • is it posible to use skype in both of them?
    if not, does anyone know any other software to use?
    thanks!!
    The Touch can certainly use Skype, the iPhone not so much...
    Surur
  • The Touch can certainly use Skype, the iPhone not so much...
    Surur
    Actually, the current build of Skype does not work with the Touch for some reason; it's not just the touch, but other HTC devices (Mogul, etc.)
    I tried an earlier rev. that was supposed to work. Very choppy and unusable on 3G. You have to have wi-fi.
  • it's a no-brainer!
    iPhone: $75.00 per month with AT&T.... 5 GB max data.... limited 3rd party apps
    HTC Touch: $30.00 per month with Sprint/sero.... unlimited data.... tons of 3rd party apps
  • ok, i have read the reviews and finally made the move from a 700wx. at least as of right now i couldn't be happier. this phone is amazing!
  • Dear all,
    where can i find the htc touch large keyboard like this video?
    rds
  • Hi, maybe someone can help me...I have the htc touch elf...I love it and I have the fun 15 package with Bell with unlimited web browsing. I bought it so I can register for flights on the go, but the site I would like to access to do this has drop downs. I cannot access the drop downs with the touch as is. Bell has informed me that I cannot access drop downs with this phone at all because it runs on wap not html....Is there anything I can do? Would opera mini or any other browser allow me to access dropdowns on web pages? Thanks Heather
  • Hi, got recently an HTC Touch, (the iPhone is not officially available in Argentina so far) an I'm a WMobile user since the first iPAQ. However, I compared the HTC Touch to the iPhone and Palm Treo before making the final choice. Im not married with Microsoft o any other brand, but I got some points regarding the excellent review on this video. #1 there is a keyboard preloaded on ROM from HTC (called TouchPanel) that surprisingly wasn't reviewed. It's much better than the iPhone and the Spb Keyboard, and its loaded and free... and no stylus required at all...#2 Does the iPhone admits Sd Memory cards or you are stucked on the memory that is inside? #3 What about Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Acrobat Reader, and so on.... The HTC or any other WMobile Phone is a portable computer + Phone + Digital Cam. #4 Better browser? Try the Opera Mini, it's free...supports tabs, Java, etc. #5 Answering Chris "Posted by Chris (Imported Comment) | July 18, 2007 1:46 AM", you are upset of the review, but the only argument you bring up in favour of the iPhone is the keyboard... because there are no much points to call... HTC already has a version with a 400mhz processor, 3g, GPS, and slide keyboard...what abt iPhone??? Also the iPhone is too big, like a brik... That's all, thanks for reading and choose the best product, do not follow the fashion...
  • Great review.
    My blackberry is getting pretty beat up so I was looking for a fair review between iphone and touch, thanks!
    I can see above some iphone fanboys just wont hear any negativity... Grow up, its just a phone and in a couple years obsolete. Why people get so passionate with brands and models like they are the end all boggles me. These days you will use a product for a year and a half at best and move on....
    I think the review was very fair. I don't care who makes the phone, operating system, etc... I just want one that will fill my needs the next year [Then when new stuff is out, I will change]
    Sorry iphone fanboys - The touch appears to be much more versatile. Period. If I just wanted tunes and video I would grab an iphone for sure... But I want more. I'm guessing the iphone in a year will be even more of a phone.... Then I will evaluate again
    Thanks again for great detailed video review!
  • OH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS REVIEW!!
    I went ahead and ordered the touch before I checked out the reviews but this is awesome. Mind you I love the whole media experience and I am a photographer and Graphic artist by profession.
    How I look at it if you want a camera experience, buy a real 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 mpixel camera.
    I always really wanted an iphone but having to worry about the phone being locked and only being able to sync up with an I mac or Mac of some sort just doesn't cut it.
    I work on both platforms Mac and PC.
    I work on a PC at work and I work on my Mac at home.
    I have a laptop but I really use that when I'm on the move to check my emails and on occasions when I have to go to clients so that they can view pictures on site while we're shooting.
    Being on the move constantly the iphone really doesn't serve a purpose for me because watching movies and viewing pictures, I need a large screen.
    Playing games on phones......no, not for me. I need my xbox, ps or wii on my large screen.
    As for the stylus....I love it. My current phone is the Motorola A1200 Ming, and the majority of the stuff and most of the time I use the stylus. At this point I have using the stylus down to a science.
    Here in the Bahamas getting the iPhone is very hard and expensive. We would have to pay about 1200 for the phone and then another 250 to unlock it
    for everytime that it locks up. Where as I got the HTC Touch for roughly 450 landed here in the Bahamas. I really wanted to get the HTC Diamond but the Touch will do for now.
    The review again was awesome and like the saying goes "TO EACH HIS OWN"
    The iPhone is nice and I'll probably get one if I need to throw away some money, just to say that I have an iphone.
    I love MAC to death for my graphic and photography purposes but when it comes to those applications that you may need that are only available for pc or wm, MS wins hands down.
    I can't wait for my touch to arrive.
    BUY HTC TOUCH!
    Have you TOUCHed Today :)
  • Hi
    Well, after an incident with my Nokia 95 that does what I want for a phone, I almost got an iPhone today, but my god feeling told me to wait a bit,
    I am a bit off by the bugs of it.
    I am a big Mac fan (The white one) not the greasy one!
    And remember I was amaized by a Touch a couple month ago,
    THANK you so much for your demo it's great you toke the time to do it and it's said
    Off course people will agree and disagree, Buy the one you like and suit you...
    I'll go for the Touch I guess...
    Thanks Heaps
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  • For windows mobile phones, you can get the latest browser from Opera which is much better than the IE the came with the phone. For the keyboard, I'd use the touchpal keyboard and it makes typing very easy with your thumb.
    Overall , as a businessman, I prefer the windows phones. Iphones are more like a media player and game console.
  • Israel is a terrorist Trojan created and sponsored by the Western elites T0 conduct a proxy war against the nation. Wow Islamic Middle East, look like you have your Iphones balls stuck in the straps for women. Get the phone. Maybe it was the best when it came out, but as it fades all melted and find more.
  • Regarding windows cell phones, you will get the most recent web browser through Opera which can be far better compared to Ie the particular had the unit. For the keyboard, I'd use the touchpal computer keyboard plus it creates keying a piece of cake along with your usb. All round , being a entrepreneur, I prefer the glass windows mobile phones. Iphones are more being a media player along with game console.
  • Dude, that was seriously some solid work. I was surprised to see that you gave the edge to the HTC, but I can understand why. I for one work in the medical profession and wouldn't be able to use my fairly extensive and expensive assortment of electronic medical books with the iphone. Which for me is a deal breaker. May get it for my girlfriend however. I've been using Pocket PC for just over 7 yrs and am now using a imate JasJar which is the HTC Universal btw. After viewing your very good video review, I will be tossing my brick (JasJar) and buying the HTC Touch today! Cheers.
  • I imagine every bit of internat real estate is valuable and so a trade off had to be made. Keep in mind that iPhone is quite a bit heavier.
  • I'd say on the whole if you're looking for media, you might want to go with the iPhone. It's slightly more stable, i suppose, but then again a touch does just fine if you don't load it up with a bunch of 3rd party apps and hacks. I've never experienced any deal-breaking errors (or random shutdowns) with either device.
  • I think the the Apple product is hip, flashy, and easy to use.
  • I'm guessing, but I imagine every bit of internat real estate is valuable and so a trade off had to be made. Keep in mind that iPhone is quite a bit heavier.
  • I just loved the way that stripped down website stuttered when you tried to scroll through it on the Touch. Priceless. Putting both phone's side by side was a great advertisement for the iPhone, if you ask me.
  • With slow processer and no hardware keyboard i think business users wil choose htc products like the HTC TyTn or the upcoming HTC Kaiser over the touch.
  • From last 7 years I've been using Pocket PC and am now using a imate JasJar which is the HTC Universal btw. After viewing your very good video review, I will be tossing my brick (JasJar) and buying the HTC Touch today!Thanks to post this article.
  • i have an i phone hope it will catch up on its weak point as soon as possible and will provides all the features which are now counted as its disadvantage
  • I was amaized by a Touch a couple month ago,thank you so much for your demo it's great you toke the time to do it.
  • I phones are good but there is no comparison with htc,htc stands for his quality.....
  • I have to agree with you...the form factor and customability of the Touch make it great device.