Found 14th May 2010
Not sure if this has been dicussed before but i need to decide between the two.Any constructive comments would be appreciated.Thankyou in advance.

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If you can be specific about your preferences and uses it might give people a bigger idea.

Also 2months time, probably/maybe a new iPhone is coming out.

It's down to personal preference.

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schizoboy;8607224

If you can be specific about your preferences and uses it might give … If you can be specific about your preferences and uses it might give people a bigger idea.Also 2months time, probably/maybe a new iPhone is coming out.



presumably they do much the same as each other??

If you're talking about the HTC Desire, then I personal think it's just slightly ahead of the 3GS, but as said above, the new iPhone 'should' be here in 6 to 8 weeks.

I'm going to wait for that, if I don't like it the Desire may have come down a little by then.

They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and allow you to download applications from their respective application stores.

iPhones rely highly on iTunes which some people hate. The good thing is apps can be downloaded by the phone, or on your computer and then synced across.
In comparison, Android phones by default can only get apps by downloading them directly using the Market application on the phone. There are third party methods (free) that let you create a list of applications you want on your PC, and then download onto your phone such as AppBrain.

iPhones come with a built-in storage capacity of a minimum of 8GB that can be used to store anything (music/videos/photos/apps)
The HTC has about 150MB, which is expandable using microSD cards. It comes supplied with a 4GB card. Currently only the built-in storage can be used for applications, though this is going to be addressed in a future update the phones software (time-scale currently unknown).

iPhones currently don't have multitasking natively. You can only run one application at once. This is going to change in iPhoneOS 4, for the 3GS and 4G where you will have multitasking.
The HTC has true multitasking meaning you can have a few applications running at the same time and switch between them quite easily.

The iPhone interface is basically a dashboard listing all your apps, and you pick what you want to do.
The HTC has a homescreen (like a PC desktop) where you can put widgets that you want including application shortcuts, quick settings, Facebook updates, clocks/weather and so on. At the bottom of the homescreen is the menu button, which you press to show a full listing of apps which you can then pick to run.

iPhone is more intuitive and easier to use.
The HTC has a bigger learning curve owing to the fact there's a lot more customisation you can have

iPhone has better quality audio hardware, and therefore music played through speakers sounds quite good.
The HTC audio isn't as good in comparison, but it's not exactly bad.

iPhone 3GS sells for £440
HTC sells for £350-ish

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MrBrightside1987;8607505

They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and … They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and allow you to download applications from their respective application stores.iPhones rely highly on iTunes which some people hate. The good thing is apps can be downloaded by the phone, or on your computer and then synced across.In comparison, Android phones by default can only get apps by downloading them directly using the Market application on the phone. There are third party methods (free) that let you create a list of applications you want on your PC, and then download onto your phone such as AppBrain.iPhones come with a built-in storage capacity of a minimum of 8GB that can be used to store anything (music/videos/photos/apps)The HTC has about 150MB, which is expandable using microSD cards. It comes supplied with a 4GB card. Currently only the built-in storage can be used for applications, though this is going to be addressed in a future update the phones software (time-scale currently unknown).iPhones currently don't have multitasking natively. You can only run one application at once. This is going to change in iPhoneOS 4, for the 3GS and 4G where you will have multitasking.The HTC has true multitasking meaning you can have a few applications running at the same time and switch between them quite easily.The iPhone interface is basically a dashboard listing all your apps, and you pick what you want to do.The HTC has a homescreen (like a PC desktop) where you can put widgets that you want including application shortcuts, quick settings, Facebook updates, clocks/weather and so on. At the bottom of the homescreen is the menu button, which you press to show a full listing of apps which you can then pick to run.iPhone is more intuitive and easier to use.The HTC has a bigger learning curve owing to the fact there's a lot more customisation you can haveiPhone has better quality audio hardware, and therefore music played through speakers sounds quite good.The HTC audio isn't as good in comparison, but it's not exactly bad.iPhone 3GS sells for £440HTC sells for £350-ish



Now the thread can end.

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MrBrightside1987;8607505

They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and … They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and allow you to download applications from their respective application stores.iPhones rely highly on iTunes which some people hate. The good thing is apps can be downloaded by the phone, or on your computer and then synced across.In comparison, Android phones by default can only get apps by downloading them directly using the Market application on the phone. There are third party methods (free) that let you create a list of applications you want on your PC, and then download onto your phone such as AppBrain.iPhones come with a built-in storage capacity of a minimum of 8GB that can be used to store anything (music/videos/photos/apps)The HTC has about 150MB, which is expandable using microSD cards. It comes supplied with a 4GB card. Currently only the built-in storage can be used for applications, though this is going to be addressed in a future update the phones software (time-scale currently unknown).iPhones currently don't have multitasking natively. You can only run one application at once. This is going to change in iPhoneOS 4, for the 3GS and 4G where you will have multitasking.The HTC has true multitasking meaning you can have a few applications running at the same time and switch between them quite easily.The iPhone interface is basically a dashboard listing all your apps, and you pick what you want to do.The HTC has a homescreen (like a PC desktop) where you can put widgets that you want including application shortcuts, quick settings, Facebook updates, clocks/weather and so on. At the bottom of the homescreen is the menu button, which you press to show a full listing of apps which you can then pick to run.iPhone is more intuitive and easier to use.The HTC has a bigger learning curve owing to the fact there's a lot more customisation you can haveiPhone has better quality audio hardware, and therefore music played through speakers sounds quite good.The HTC audio isn't as good in comparison, but it's not exactly bad.iPhone 3GS sells for £440HTC sells for £350-ish




i don't pretend to understand 100% of that but i do appreciate your input,thankyou very much.

MrBrightside1987;8607505

They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and … They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and allow you to download applications from their respective application stores.iPhones rely highly on iTunes which some people hate. The good thing is apps can be downloaded by the phone, or on your computer and then synced across.In comparison, Android phones by default can only get apps by downloading them directly using the Market application on the phone. There are third party methods (free) that let you create a list of applications you want on your PC, and then download onto your phone such as AppBrain.iPhones come with a built-in storage capacity of a minimum of 8GB that can be used to store anything (music/videos/photos/apps)The HTC has about 150MB, which is expandable using microSD cards. It comes supplied with a 4GB card. Currently only the built-in storage can be used for applications, though this is going to be addressed in a future update the phones software (time-scale currently unknown).iPhones currently don't have multitasking natively. You can only run one application at once. This is going to change in iPhoneOS 4, for the 3GS and 4G where you will have multitasking.The HTC has true multitasking meaning you can have a few applications running at the same time and switch between them quite easily.The iPhone interface is basically a dashboard listing all your apps, and you pick what you want to do.The HTC has a homescreen (like a PC desktop) where you can put widgets that you want including application shortcuts, quick settings, Facebook updates, clocks/weather and so on. At the bottom of the homescreen is the menu button, which you press to show a full listing of apps which you can then pick to run.iPhone is more intuitive and easier to use.The HTC has a bigger learning curve owing to the fact there's a lot more customisation you can haveiPhone has better quality audio hardware, and therefore music played through speakers sounds quite good.The HTC audio isn't as good in comparison, but it's not exactly bad.iPhone 3GS sells for £440HTC sells for £350-ish



good post :thumbsup:

MrBrightside1987;8607505

They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and … They both make calls, send/receive text and emails, browse the web and allow you to download applications from their respective application stores.iPhones rely highly on iTunes which some people hate. The good thing is apps can be downloaded by the phone, or on your computer and then synced across.In comparison, Android phones by default can only get apps by downloading them directly using the Market application on the phone. There are third party methods (free) that let you create a list of applications you want on your PC, and then download onto your phone such as AppBrain.iPhones come with a built-in storage capacity of a minimum of 8GB that can be used to store anything (music/videos/photos/apps)The HTC has about 150MB, which is expandable using microSD cards. It comes supplied with a 4GB card. Currently only the built-in storage can be used for applications, though this is going to be addressed in a future update the phones software (time-scale currently unknown).iPhones currently don't have multitasking natively. You can only run one application at once. This is going to change in iPhoneOS 4, for the 3GS and 4G where you will have multitasking.The HTC has true multitasking meaning you can have a few applications running at the same time and switch between them quite easily.The iPhone interface is basically a dashboard listing all your apps, and you pick what you want to do.The HTC has a homescreen (like a PC desktop) where you can put widgets that you want including application shortcuts, quick settings, Facebook updates, clocks/weather and so on. At the bottom of the homescreen is the menu button, which you press to show a full listing of apps which you can then pick to run.iPhone is more intuitive and easier to use.The HTC has a bigger learning curve owing to the fact there's a lot more customisation you can haveiPhone has better quality audio hardware, and therefore music played through speakers sounds quite good.The HTC audio isn't as good in comparison, but it's not exactly bad.iPhone 3GS sells for £440HTC sells for £350-ish



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