One of the biggest players in the case industry for pretty much any mobile device you could possibly lay a finger on has taken a bite into the newly-introduced iPhone 5 market with the announcement of four cases. A continuation of the company's defined series of cases, OtterBox has began to offer pre-orders on the acclaimed Defender Series, Commuter Series, Reflex Series and Prefix Series.
Almost immediately after the launch of the iPhone, competitors were trying to dethrone Apple with their own touchscreen handhelds. These days, if it doesn't have a touchscreen, it's yesterday's news, and touching the screen to interact with your phone is now commonplace. However, all touchscreens are not created equal, as a study published by MOTO labs (no relation to Motorola) confirms. The results show clear differences between the iPhone and others, exposing the copycats for what they are.
As many of you probably already know, Google today officially released the Nexus One, the first Android-based phone to be sold by Google. But I know what you iPhone-weilding hipsters really want to know; how does it compare to the iPhone? Well my babies, the great folks over at the BillShrink blog have created a comparison chart using the specs from the iPhone, the Nexus One, the Droid, and the Pre.
The chart not only compares specs like storage capacity, battery life, and camera, but it also breaks down the total cost of the devices over the lives of their contracts. Of course there's no obvious winner out of the bunch, but it's great to get a nice breakdown before you start making plans to switch carriers. Graphic after the break!
The hype surrounding the upcoming Nexus One (aka Google Phone) in the past few months was palpable, with many saying it was going to be the ultimate Android device, free of influence from meddling hardware makers and sold with an exciting new business model. Now that some have seen it, they say that while it's still a great device, it's not the iPhone-killer everyone made it out to be.
Yesterday, comparison photos and the world's first sneak peek of the Nexus One (aka Google Phone) hit the web, offering the first chance to see just how it stacks up to the iPhone as far as the interface's experience. Today, Engadget filled in the rest of the blanks, publishing an extensive specification sheet on the device that shows us how it really stacks up to the competition today. They also have word that the device will first be sold on an invite-only basis.
The HTC Nexus (alias: Google Phone) has gotten a lot of hype (which we also helped promote). Many see it as the first to truly stand any chance of competing with the iPhone and providing enough competition to influence Apple, but so little was known about it that doing any meaningful comparison to the iPhone was impossible. Today that changed with the appearance of a video demo of the Nexus's interface and comparison photos showing it next to the iPhone and HTC Hero.