Smartphone Wars: Nokia N900 versus HTC HD2 versus Motorola Droid (5)
05 Nov, 2009 @ 08:07 pm BST | By Charles Smith
London - In our previous article Smartphone Wars: Nokia N900 versus HTC HD2 versus Motorola Droid (4) , we have seen how bloody the fight amongst the N900, the HD2 and the Droid had been. All the contestants were equally matched and each one of them traded blow for blow.
But now the final whistle has been blown and it is time to announce the winner of the slugfest. That's right, folks! The fight has been long, bloody and closely contested but only one phone has emerged as the winner, albeit bruised, and that is - the Nokia N900.
That's right folks!! The N900 is the king of the square ring as it packs killer punches such as the revolutionary Maemo platform, a camera with excellent optics and features, 32GB internal storage, and choices of a full Qwerty tactile keyboard as well as a virtual onscreen keyboard.
Of course, those who prefer capacitive touchscreen will think the N900's resistive touchscreen is a dumb idea. But believe me folks. Unlike the resistive touchscreen in other smartphones, the N900's touchscreen can actually pass off as capacitive touchscreen except for the fact that for managing some applications you would need the stylus and in typing the keyboard, you would need to exert more pressure on the screen than is necessary in a capacitive one.
Actually, capacitive screens are only advantageous when all you have deft fingers. But if you're a pro with a stylus, nothing beats resistive screens.
As for those who were betting on the HD2 as emerging the winner – well - all I can say is that I'm sorry though the HD2 did come close to being declared the winner. In fact, the HD2 could have well been the winner (thanks to its 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a whopping 4.3-inch touchscreen display and HTC Sense UI), had it not been let down (its biggest letdown, in fact) by the Windows Mobile 6.5 browser which is a far cry from the Maemo and the Android platform. Also, the HD2 has only onscreen keyboard for typing (What? No choices for buyers in the 21st century?) and those who are not used to typing onscreen will find it pretty challenging at times.
As for the Droid, well, it definitely has several rich features but none extraordinary (except perhaps for running on the Android platform).
Well, that's it, folks. The show's over now. You asked for it and we have thrown the three best smartphones (aka. heavy-duty multimedia phones) into the ring. All the three smartphones have enough rich features to boast of and can easily take the fight to the iPhone. But whether they can defeat the iPhone - well - that's another story which might be told some other day.
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