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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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posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:13

99. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I said I wasnt gonna go there about the Prada...lol.

All I will say is thumbs up from me... :)

And for real...no manufacture never really markets a phone as an iPhone killer. Thats the media, forums, blogs, etc. They might want you to notice their phone too, "hey, look what I can do too" but I havent really seen it marketed as a killer.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 11:47 5

32. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Sorry there is no iPhone killer. Most oems using android can't come up with a consistent product to match the iPhone. Sure most will say android selling better or more but that's because you got cheap androids, middle androids, and supper androids all over the place. And most android phones are replaced every 3-6 months. Consistency is what makes the iPhone great.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:06 4

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


+1 my friend

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 21:24

134. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Thanks taco50. Though I'm not found of the iPhone, I do know what works. And yes I'm a WP enthusiast but don't call me a fanboy. You and I do know why the iPhone sells well. Its consistency and the those oems want to break that on WP which I do not agree. hey, I maybe your enemy, but in also your friend.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:23 2

90. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


opinion just like the article.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 15:14

100. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


+1 my friend.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 11:52 2

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Remixfa owned all of these and told everyone how they were better lol. They forgot the Storm.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:07

82. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


eeh no. Of that list I owned the voyager. Most of those phones were crap on that list. It fails to mention the big dogs like the Droid, and yes the Storm. You have never used one in your life so your idiot opinion on the matter counts for less than normal, which is saying something.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 11:54 3

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Here is a thought - the real iPhone killer will be Google's patent application for the Notification function. Can you imagine if iOS has to go back to a beep for incoming e-mail and messages? Sales had plateaued. Everyone (except maybe Taco) was complaining about the stupid way iOS did Notifications.

Naw, the future will kill the iPhone. You read it first on PA.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:05 1

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Hahaha is this a joke. Sales for iPhone had plateaued because of notifications? You can't be serious. With everything android has copied form the iPhone I don't think Apple has to worry about notifications.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:15 2

49. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


everyone copies everyone including apple...nothing is hardly ever original anymore in the phone world...as this article states the iphone wasnt even the 1st capacitive phone it was just the 1st popular touch phone...please lets not start a fanboy war :)

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:16 1

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The prada and iPhone can't be compared. What was unique is how Apple put all of the technology together to change the way we interacted with our phones. I realize Apple didn't invent all the technology. They invented the UI.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:26

61. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


agree the iphone was well packaged and the things it did was done great...the grid ui has been used in phones before the iphone but i agree apple did optimise it great for the touch screen but will not say they created the grid ui

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:30 1

63. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


They created a unique all touch interface that was designed to work with your finger. It was elegant, intuitive and fun to use.

I didn't say they were the first with a grid as blackberry had grids.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:36

75. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


agree they were the first to make a touch ui elegant cant argue with you there

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 21:36 2

135. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Apple brought forth something no one would have ever done. Google capitalized on that success by bringing Android. Just too bad its basically a clone of ios.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:03 1

36. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


If I remember correctly, the Palm Pre was one of the phones that most reviewers actually said it was an "iPhone killer" and that, although it might be one of the better alternatives to the iPhone, it just needed decent apps to support it.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:05 3

40. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The hardware sucked too. I did like web OS a lot though. I wish Palm hadn't gone out of business.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:20

54. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


What, you never liked the thought of shredding nacho cheese for your tacos on that super sharp Palm Pre chin?
That thing was a a concealed weapon.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:23 1

59. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You think would have learned and changed the body on the Pre 2. That thing was sharp as hell and the screen was tiny.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:06 8

41. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


There has never been and will never be an iPhone killer. The Droid outsold the OG iPhone but it's still here, right? Calling any phone an iPhone killer was just good press for the iPhone, and made it even more difficult to live up to. There is enough room for all of the OS's to exist, and the more quality OS's there are, the better it is for us.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:16 3

50. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Exactly... Well said.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 12:18 1

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The 2009 droid outsold a 2007 phone umm those were 2 completely different markets. Original iPhone was priced at $399 and droid was $199 not to mention the market demand for smartphones was completely different in 09.

Let's try to make some sense here.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 13:00 7

72. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You are the nit-pickiest little girl i think I've ever encountered in my life. I don't care how the market changed in that time. We talking about the introduction of devices to combate the iPhone which if I remember correctly, did not change except for getting 3G. It was still the same phone!

This is just further proof that you're brainwashed. You can't find anything negative in my comment about Apple so you manufactured one just to argue. You can't see past your own bias the fact that I have an Android phone to see that I was complimenting the the iPhone.

If your going to come at me, come at me with a little more effort. Put some thought into it before you speak or I'll just keep making you look silly. The sad thing is, I really don't have to do anything for that to happen.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 14:39 1

93. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


2009 sales iPhone rushed the original droid sales

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:20 1

112. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Funny thing:remember what was declared Time's gadget of the year? Hint:it wasn't the iPhone 3GS. The DROID started a fine tradition of leapfrogging Apple in capabilities.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:32 1

114. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Android has never leap frogged Apple in anything and you know that.

You have to move past your VZW brain washing

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 18:50 1

121. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The DROID had a much better camera and video recorder than the 3GS, plus all the advantages that Android offered over the iPhone at the time. It also came standard with a 16 gig card, whereas the iPhone at the same price point was stuck at 8 gigs. Leap. Frogged.

And don't even try to debate me on the camera; anyone who comes in with a 3GS has nothing but complaints about how crappy its camera was.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 23:00

141. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Dont forget screen res...that before the iPhone 4....didnt matter.

After the Retina Display came out....all of a sudden ...it mattered.

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 19:58 3

132. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you know, your right taco.

it couldnt have leap frogged iOS.

in order to do that, it would have to start out BEHIND iOS, and clearly from day 1 Android had way more features and a brighter future. iOS is trying to leap frog android, not the other way around. But every time they leap, they merely "almost" catch up, since Android is so far ahead.

Enjoy looking at the past, we will look at our bright future.

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