iPhone vs Blackberry: an even battle?
There are numerous companies trying to overtake Apple as the king of the Smartphone. One of the companies, BlackBerry, has been in the Smartphone scene for quite some time now but has been looked at as second best compared to Apple. BlackBerry has released a number of Smartphone’s in attempt to overthrow Apple as the best in the business and some claim that BlackBerry phones outperform iPhones. Side by side comparison of the two type of has revealed that there are some specific differences in the phones and generally it comes down to user preference when choosing between the Apple iPhone and a BlackBerry device.
One of the first things consumers look at when purchasing a new phone is the price. The price of a top of the line BlackBerry device can range anywhere between $450 and $600 when a service plan is not included. An Apple iPhone generally costs approximately $550 for a phone with 16GB of memory. The 32GB version of the iPhone runs a little more pricey, coming in at $675 but offering more space for applications than a traditional BlackBerry device.
Screen Size and Resolution
Newer devices released by BlackBerry, such as the BlackBerry Torch, share a similar screen size as the Apple iPhone. Older BlackBerry devices or phones that are not touch screen will have screens that are significantly smaller than that of the iPhone. The Apple iPhone also has a higher resolution than BlackBerry Smartphone’s, boasting a 960×640 pixel screen, providing vibrant and clear colours for users, while the BlackBerry Torch has only a 360×480 pixel touch screen.
One the major draws towards Smartphone’s are their ability to simultaneously run multiple applications. The iPhone is at the forefront of this development and also houses the original application store as well. There are over 350,000 applications ready for download in the Apple App Store for iPhone users. This is another area where the iPhone outshines the BlackBerry devices. Although there are a number of applications ready to be downloaded to a BlackBerry device, the number of applications is nowhere near the number that are available in the Apple App Store. This has caused BlackBerry to push for more developers to create more applications for their store.
The debate between BlackBerry devices and the iPhone can go on and on but it is clear that there is still a forerunner in the realm of Smartphone’s. The Apple iPhone offers more simplicity and options for its users while other companies are still trying to play catch-up to Apple.
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