Bar-style smartphones include Motorola Q, Palm Treo 800W and and HP iPAQ 510
Strengths: Small Thin Easy to Carry Keypads are good for “one-handed” use Those with QWERTY – easy to respond to emails and text messages.
Slide-style smartphones include Verizon SMT5800, T-Mobile Shadow and Samsung SCH-i760
Strengths: Slide-out QWERTY keyboards Better for Excel/Word Better for emailing Keyboard hidden, but have a keypad
PDA-style smartphones include Sprint Touch and the E-TEN Glofish X800
Strengths: Larger Screens Tend to be lighter No slide out keyboards Similar to the original Pocket PC Tap to communicate Need two hands free
$179.99 with Contract T-Mobile Exclusive on 3G Google Android OS Web-browsing Maps Messaging Slide-out keyboard Trackball control 3.2 mp camera Wi-Fi Bluetooth GPS 3G data connection
$199 8MB with Contract $299 16MB with Contract AT&T Exclusive EXCHANGE Support via ActiveSync Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF Maps with GPS Phone/iPod/Internet Device Requires $30 a month data plan “Best Consumer Smartphone – PDA Essentials 2008”
$399 32MB Internet – WiFi – Safari Supports HTML email IMAP and POP mail access Exchange Compatible Yahoo mail, Gmail Maps – Finds locations using known WiFi Hotspots Maps with turn-by-turn directions Maps with live traffic updates Not a phone
$199.99 T-Mobile “Sleekest, lightest, thinnest, full- QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry® Wi-Fi and GPS – TeleNav Directions 3.2 mp camera Hi Res Video Sync with iTunes 16 GB storage
$199.00 with 2 year contract Verizon Exclusive SurePress Touch Screen 8 GB SanDisk micro SD card installed Global SIM Card installed Media Player Music/Videos/Pictures Broadband Access
$199 with 2 year contract` (AT&T) Free Wi-Fi @ 17,000 AT&T Hotspots Micro SD Expansion Slot 2 MO camera with 3x zoom 4.8 oz Media Player and Cellular Video (CV) “Best Business Smartphone” and “Handheld of the Year” – PDA Essentials - 2008
Free with 2 year contract Verizon 2.0 Megapixel Camera micro SD card slot Media Player Broadband Access
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