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Palm Pre vs iPhone 3GS: Feature by feature comparison

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iPhone 3GS vs iPhone 3G vs Palm Pre

Apple iPhone 3G S
Apple iPhone 3G
Palm Pre
Price*
$199.99
$99
$199.99
Operating System
iPhone 3.0
iPhone 3.0
WebOS
Carrier
AT&T
AT&T
Sprint
Weight
4.8 ounces
4.7 ounces
4.7 ounces
Data Plans
$30/mo unlimited data
$30/mo unlimited data
$70/mo unlimited data
(includes 450 mins voice)
Voice Plans
(least expensive)
$40/mo 450 minutes
$40/mo 450 minutes
included
Unlimited Text Messaging
$20/mo
$20/mo
included
Width
(at thickest)
12.3 mm
12.3 mm
16.9 mm
Screen
3.5" 480x320
3.5" 480x320
3.1" 480x320
Camera
3MP w/ autofocus
2MP
3MP w/ LED
Video Recording
VGA @30fps
None
None
Audio/Video/Photo
AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, H.264, MP4, .MOV, JPEG
AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, H.264, MP4, .MOV, JPEG
AAC, MP3, WAV, MP4, H.264, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP
Wireless
802.11g
802.11g
802.11g
Network
GSM/EDGE
(850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
GSM/EDGE
(850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz)
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
3G EVDO Rev. A
Web Browser
Safari
Safari
WebOS
Storage
16GB (built-in)
8GB (built-in)
8GB (built-in)
Expandability
None
None
None
GPS
(turn-by-turn)
Yes, app purchase required
Yes, app purchase required
Yes, via Sprint Navigation
Bluetooth
2.1+ EDR
2.1+ EDR
2.1+ EDR
QWERTY Keyboard
On-screen
On-screen
Slide-out QWERTY
Copy & Paste
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multitasking
Select apps only
Select apps only
Yes
MMS Support
Due end of summer
Due end of summer
Yes
Voice Control
Yes
None
None
Apps Supported
50,000+
50,000+
18
Rated Battery Life
5 hours talk,
300 hours standby
5 hours talk,
300 hours standby
5 hours talk, NA standby

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Louis Ramirez is dealnews' Features editor.

Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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