iPhone beats Blackberry and Palm Pre (Consumer Reports)

By: t-marco July 2nd, 2009


I personally don’t believe this, specially after the new OS 3.0 release, however, according with Consumer Reports, iPhone is sthe winner of the best smartphone in the market.

Apple’s recently released iPhone 3GS pulled out a victory in Consumer Reports’ latest smartphone showdown.

In handing the iPhone the top spot in this year’s smartphone list, Consumer Reports on Wednesday praised the iPhone 3GS for its “superior display, reinforced by top-notch multimedia, navigation, Web browsing, and battery life.” However, the iPhone didn’t win in all of the categories.

Consumer Reports gave high marks to the Palm Pre and BlackBerry for their messaging functionality. The organization also praised the Pre as a “superior multitasker” for its “deck-of-cards handling of multiple applications.”

In light of the changing features and needs of the smartphone category, Consumer Reports changed some of the criteria for this year’s showdown. The changes helped some older phones–like the iPhone 3G–move up in the rankings, while other phones–like the Samsung Blackjack II and BlackBerry Pearl Flip–dropped due to the changes.

Changes include putting more emphasis on things like the display, navigation, multimedia, and messaging, while putting less of an emphasis on features such as talk time and voice quality.

It’s unclear how the iPhone 3GS would have rated, had MMS messaging been available from AT&T at the time of the tests. AT&T said functionality would be available sometime this summer.

The full report is available to Consumer Reports subscribers.

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7 Responses to “iPhone beats Blackberry and Palm Pre (Consumer Reports)”

  1. skyhawk133 on July 2nd, 2009 8:02 pm

    *snuggles his blackberry*

    I had an iPhone for a month. Hated it.

  2. xboxundone on July 3rd, 2009 10:20 am

    I moved from the HTC to the Iphone 3GS and love it!

  3. Dan on July 3rd, 2009 12:04 pm

    Used to have an iPhone … hated it also. Went to a much less flashy BUT MORE PRODUCTIVE Palm Centro. Sprung for the Palm Pre and haven’t looked back. Spectacular device. Multi-tasking is no gimmick and I guarantee you Apple is scrambling to get this functionality on the iPhone. And once the apps start to flood in, the Pre will be a forced to be reckoned with.

    Also, I don’t think enough attention has been given to Sprint as a MUCH more reasonably priced carrier, especially considering what you get. People who buy these phones expect to use a lot of data (web, texts, GPS)… Sprint gives you UNLIMITED data, including GPS, on ALL of their plans!! With AT&T, unlimited texts and GPS are extra. What a rip. People need to wake up! Didn’t the recession teach them anything? LOL!

  4. johnm on July 3rd, 2009 12:07 pm

    Using the iPhone (or any touch-based Apple device) makes me feel like I am wearing boxing gloves.

    I’m not into glitzy games or apps, the only ‘apps’ I use on my BB is email, Google Maps and Memos.

  5. xboxundone on July 3rd, 2009 2:25 pm

    Dan – one thing that turned me away from the palm pre is the startup time… a WHOOPING min 30 seconds to boot up that is just CRAZY.
    I am sorry but the plam pre was a dissappointment… it had a ton of potential but the ball got dropped…. But that isn’t to say if the release a better Plam Pre 2 or whatever and fix many of the quirks that it couldn’t give apple a run.

  6. kdAlise on July 6th, 2009 11:14 am

    Multitasking is certainly something the iPhone could use, but otherwise I’m perfectly happy with it. And I actually use a lot of the apps on a pretty regular basis, so to move to something with fewer apps would be a step backward.

  7. pinoyhenyo on July 6th, 2009 12:16 pm

    planning to have 3GS but its not yet available here in our country…anyway still have months hope its ready in the market by that time ;0)

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