iPhone/BlackBerry/Treo Comparison → July 2, 2007 A nice write-up by Daniel, complete with specific feature ratings for the different devices.
He’s got comments off, but it’s interesting in “Applications” he rates the BlackBerry 10/10 and the iPhone as 7/10, but the Treo as 5/10. Considering the Treo has access to most of the hugemongous Palm third-party application library, it should at least beat the iPhone and P900.
Comments aren’t off, you just need to register to add them.
I’m looking at this more from a developer’s perspective, I admit. It’s true that PalmOS has got a TON of applications available for it, but you are stuck using some fairly venerable native apis. You can use IBM Websphere to run J2ME applications but it is a heinous implementation – applications can’t run in the background, for instance.
The fact that PalmOS hasn’t had a major upgrade since around 2001, doesn’t really endear to it much as a developer or a user, either.
Say, I’m totally new to the handheld world. Does anyone know whether you can dock an iPhone, or Blackberry to your home or personal computer? Can it be physically hooked into a laptop? I just thought that it might be easier to download information such as text, video and images onto your computer after a day’s work. I thought it might work well with a laptop. Anyone know?