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Best Cell Phone

It can be a tough to make a good cell phone purchase that meets the needs of a business when there are so many choices to choose from in the modern world of technology. The three cell phones being compared and contrasted today are the BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, and the Palm Pre. All three phones will be compared for the battery life, size, and features. Then the cell phones will be cross compared for functionality and their operating systems. Next it is determined which phone is most affordable. Last the decision is made as to which phone would be most suitable for a business or an organization.

The BlackBerry has a battery life of 5 hours talk time and 288 hours of standby, where as the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre have 5 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby. The battery life is pretty similar amongst the phones. However the Blackberry is a little larger in size than the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre. This can be less convenient for carrying around and makes the phone less desirable. All three phones have custom graphics and ringtones but only the Palm Pre is hearing aid compatible. Some great features the Apple and Palm Pre have are GPS, multiple languages, cameras, blue tooth, and wifi capability and streaming video. "Apple's iPhone 4 is quickly climbing the ranks to become the number one camera on Flickr," (Horn, 2011) where the BlackBerry seems to be lacking in some major areas.

The BlackBerry operates on a proprietary system as do the Apple iPhone and Palm Pre, but the Palm Pre has a TI OMAP 3430 processor which makes the speed faster. "The software has quite a few interesting innovations that push the concepts of what people can do with smartphones, like Google Android when it debuted--only better." (Chen, 2009) Both the BlackBerry and the Apple iPhone offer 16GB of memory where the Palm Pre offers only 7GB of memory. The best performance phone appears to be the Palm Pre, because it offers the most in variety of functions. The next best in performance would be the Apple iPhone.

The average cost of the BlackBerry and Apple iPhone is $50.00 in a plan with a provider. The Palm Pre ranges about $100.00 but can be less depending on where it is bought. In terms of affordability the Apple iPhone seems to be the most economical and cost effective phone to purchase. The BlackBerry is affordable but has a lot less to offer a prospective user where as the Palm Pre is more costly but considerably more useful.

In conclusion the phone that represents the most performance and affordability is the Apple iPhone. The Apple iPhone would be a valuable asset to any business or organization. The Apple iPhone has a variety of features, is user friendly and only costs about $50.00. Overall the Apple iPhone is the best performing and functioning phone out of the three phones compared.

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