Thursday, June 04, 2009

Apple iPhone, BlackBerry Storm, or Palm Pre?

Right now, the most popular touch-screen smartphones are probably the Apple iPhone, the BlackBerry Storm (soon to be replaced by the Storm 2), and the upcoming Palm Pre. There's a newer version of the iPhone that we'll probably be seeing pretty soon, but I don't think you'll see a whole lot new in terms of form or function. Google Android just hasn't gained much traction among healthcare professionals mainly because of the paucity of medical software. I guess to be fair, I should also throw in a Windows Mobile device. However, I'm just not very excited about any of the existing models. Maybe if the next version of Windows Mobile (which should be version 7) ends up being an earth-shattering operating system, then I'll start getting excited again for Microsoft. By then, we'll probably be up to Windows Mobile 8 or 9 (maybe even 10).

So, if you had to buy a new smartphone this summer, which one would you choose?
  • Apple iPhone (AT&T)
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 (Verizon)
  • Palm Pre (Sprint)
Will you wait until the device-of-choice ends up coming to your mobile carrier? Will we see the iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network? The Palm Pre will make its rounds eventually.


  1. IPhone is a great device but Apple needs to firm up its enterprise infrastructure. RIM has great infrastructure but we need WiFi on the Storm. PRE maybe the dark horse...

  2. Depends on the keyboard on the Pre, and if the Storm 2 has a better touch screen for typing. I tried a Storm 1 in the store and was sorely disappointed. I hated my Treo's keyboard.

  3. We're about to see some major advances in smartphones this year. Many have given the Palm Pre very good reviews. Apple iPhone users will stay loyal, and people stuck on Verizon are moving towards the BlackBerry Storm. We'll be seeing more Google Android phones later this year, so that should be an interesting addition.