Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS, Android Smartphones

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-07-09 Print this article Print
Apple iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS, Android Smartphones

Apple iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 3GS, Android Smartphones

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Apple released the iPhone 4 to much hoopla and more than a little controversy. Although the device was touted by CEO Steve Jobs as a marked improvement over previous versions, both reviewers and users noted issues with the iPhone 4's design and functionality. Granted, many of these issues—such as kinks with the new iOS4 operating system—will be ironed out in time. But others—such as a smaller screen size compared to its rivals, or the much-discussed antenna issues—have drawn unfavorable comparisons to Apple's competition, or even its previous iPhone 3GS. That said, the iPhone 4 does boast aspects, such as a larger battery and features such as FaceTime, that make it a contender for both consumers' and businesses' smartphone dollar. But some Apple fans may find themselves wondering whether they should hold onto their iPhone 3GS for a little longer.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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