One of the most desirable iPods ever, the Apple iPhone (one of my previous toys) with features like the multi-touch display and Cover Flow iPod interface, is the most sought after device in the world, and yet price-wise, it remains outside the reach of most people. But this is not the end of the iPhone-like products. If you are looking for some specific features, such as, a QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA (3.5G) connectivity or stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), you have choices.
One of these alternative products could be the LG KU990 Viewty, which is a Windows Mobile 6 handset, and features a touch screen. The handset has a 5-megapixel camera, which takes immaculate still pictures, and provides you with the facility of slow-motion video shoots as well. With 3G, the device lets you surf the net faster and you have a web browser comparable to that of the iPhone.
The HTC TyTN II features a touch screen, and facilitates access to your emails through a Microsoft Exchange server. It is a Windows Mobile 6 handset, featuring GPS along with some easy-to-use navigation software. With a flip up screen in the HTC TyTN II, and a QWERTY keypad, it is the ideal device which you could use like a mini-notebook while you are on the move.
Nokia N95 will impress you if you are specifically looking for features of a 5-megapixel camera, an MP3 player and a GPS system all offered in the same device. N95 features Wi-Fi, and HSDPA connectivity providing fast internet access. The phone is considered to be one of the best Apple iPhone alternatives available in the market today.
The BlackBerry Curve 8300 is another superb alternative, being one of the best user-friendly mobile phones yet. It provides email features, along with a 2-megapixel camera, a flash and a media player. The features in the phone extend to BlackBerry® Maps, expandable memory, Voice-Activated Dialing, tethered modem and trackball navigation. In addition, this phone has a QWERTY keyboard, instant messaging, text messaging, web browser, and advanced phone functionality.