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Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?

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Click to viewApple's iPhone may have been announced first, but Samsung's Ultra Smart F700 (announced yesterda) seems to be one-up Apple's effort in a few feature categories.

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If you'll take a little journey with me, we'll compare the iPhone and the F700 and see which one comes out on top—on paper.

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Illustration for article titled Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?
Illustration for article titled Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?
Illustration for article titled Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?
Illustration for article titled Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?
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Illustration for article titled Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?
Illustration for article titled Apple iPhone vs. Samsung F700: Which is Touchscreenier?
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Apple iPhoneSamsung F700
Screen Resolution480x320 at 3.5-inches440x240 at 2.78-inches
TouchscreenYes, With MultitouchYes, With Drag and Drop
ConnectivityQuad-Band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900), EDGE, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0Tri-band GSM, HSDPA, EDGE
Camera2-megapixel5-megapixel with Auto-Focus
KeyboardTouchscreen/onscreenSlide-out qwerty with VibeTonz
EmailHTML EmailUnknkown (probably not HTML)
BrowserFull HTML BrowserFull HTML Browser
Codec SupportStandard iPod SupportMPEG4, H.263, H.264, Real MP3, AAC+, eAAC+, Real
Storage4-8GBUnknown onboard + microSD expansion

So it seems like although Samsung's F700 has more megapixels, a little bit more format support, an actual keyboard, and 3G connectivity, the iPhone has it beat on screen size/resolution, HTML Email, storage, widgets, google maps, and push email. Plus, of course, the whole built-in iPod thing.

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We're looking forward to seeing more of the Samsung F700 next week at 3GSM.

When the Korean GOD awake, he gives us... the Samsung Ultra Smart F700 [Akihabara News via MyiPhone]

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DISCUSSION

I have to agree — the keyboard is an iPhone killer. If Apple could put in a slide-out keyboard like this, then the iPhone has a chance of being useful. Until then, a device like this, a Treo, or a Blackberry are the way to go for anyone who plans on really using the device for email. (And if you are not, why would you be spending $600 for a phone anyway?)