5 devices once thought to be original iPhone killers
0. phoneArena 03 Jun 2012, 09:50 posted on
As we’re nearing the 5-year anniversary of the original iPhone’s release here in the US, we can’t help but recall how much of a profound impact it made in the mobile landscape. Before its arrival, smartphones primarily consisted of portrait QWERTY devices...
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126. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Let's b real people, it not about how many phones r sold. It's about how many r not returned. That's called customer satisfaction, and the iPhone according to JD powers, and consumer reports always ranks #1 in customer satisfaction.
130. darkkjedii (Posts: 21789; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Y would some one thumbs down a post based on cold hard facts? Sithman is right I jus looked it up on my gs2
139. shandesilva (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
an iphone killer can be only produced by apple itself. because nobody else can use ios or their apps. no matter what better features sgs 2 or 3 has, those who love the ios features will buy an iphone. more sales doesnt mean killing the competition. unless 75% of ios fans suddenly realise that android is much better :)
149. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1039; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
The Galaxy S2 has been the closest rival to the iPhone, but I think that the S3 can surpass it. I dont like Apple, buit it'll be hard to dethrone the iPhone when it comes to how it changed the popularity of all Smartphones today. The advantages of the phone will be the OS and expandable memory so far.
I heard that the new iPhone will have a larger screen which is an improvement
2. flexile (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
My list would include:
39. LumiaFans (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)
My list include LUMIA (lumia 800, lumia 900)
I remember canalyst said that most nokia user (was 35% at that time) will buy lumia... if it's true... that make Lumia were an iphone killer....
turn out to be false...
canalyst is a worst analyst.
and lumia is a product with too much hype
65. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
atlest lumia devices did stand good for its hardware part OS is fine so it will pass
144. canalisss (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Canalyst were stupid
They thought that because MS has lots of $$$$ MS can win
They don't know MS is very bad in mobile phone industry
look at WinCE, WinMo, KIN
all were a failure product
Not to mention MS bob
3. theBankRobber (Posts: 681; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Oh how *** was the Samsung Instinct. God I HATED that phone, you couldn't play any games and it just SUCKED.
69. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Because its android, noticed how many thumbs up you got? Well yeah android lags.
78. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 682; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
The instinct was a feature phone. No android in that pos.
105. SleepingOz (unregistered)
ROFL, seeing android on phone that never had it.
Why are you obsessed with Android?
and oh, try to use your tiny brain the next time you wanna troll.
106. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
I had the Instinct. By far THE worst phone I've ever owned. After owning that and a previous Samsung feature/flip phone (MM-A940), I'd swore off all Samsung cell phones from that point. It wasn't until the SGS-II that I'd considered buying a Samsung phone again.
I will say though that the Sanyo flip/feature/multimedia (Sanyo M1) phone that I had (and had bought about 7 months before the iPhone launched) could do more than the iPhone did when it came out.
4. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
This is all from the past.
Now,the prada 3 is a good alternative to the iphone.
Apple competitors have steped up their game,mind you.
30. Jericho (unregistered)
Ha! My first phone was LG Prada back in 2007. I still have it though i used to love it until i bought xperia x1.
5. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
the Iphone 3 killer was the Nokia N900 with Maemo 5 OS :)
6. jechrin (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)
I remember owning the samsung instinct before the iphone 3g. It was absolutely horrible.
8. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
How to kill an iphone...
Stop filing lawsuits,be innovative,give us better battery life and hardware!
9. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
I feel nostalgic towards the f480.
look how much touchwiz has evolved,to nature ux.
10. ilia1986 (unregistered)
One would-be iPhone killer is the Nokia 5800. One of the very very very few smartphones which despite being a far far more capable phone potential-wise, was a disaster to use thanks to it's clumsy UI, slow speed and a resistive "touch" screen.
12. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
The 5800 was an ok phone.
Its teump card was ovi music.
and a resitive screen was ok for its time.
Think of it-nokia's 1st step towards wp7.
44. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
owned the 5800,was a great device and had much more capabilties than the iphone then.only thing holding it back was the resistive screen which was ok for its time but was getting old also browser was rubbish but opera was a good cover for it.
11. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Now people will start fighting with comments like "Apple is still the best" and "SGS3 is way better" but it is the opinion of the people that what they like or what they don't
Why do people want that if they like a company then the whole world should like that.!!
everybody has different choices different things appeal to different people so there is no thing like a good company or a bad company it is just based on what people want..
As younger generation will like more the Android and iOS
but the elderly will like the simple Windows Phone 7 or the Symbian s60 or even some would like iOS
Business people and celebs still do like blackberry
So no device is the best, every people have different opinion about what they like and what they don't and they have every right to like what they want so please don't post comments like "SGS3 is better than the One X" or "The Apple kills the Samsung phones" and all that
19. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
but you also gave a comment saying "The iphone 5 killer is the galaxy s3!!".. Nothing serious, just noticed
14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Where's the blackberry storm? Or palm pre? Or the original droid (which kinda but kinda not is an iPhone killer.)