Forget iPhone 3G S: Eight Great New iPhone Alternatives

Apple unveiled its latest smartphone offerings this week, in the form of two new devices: the 16GB and 32GB iPhone 3G S. That's all fine and good for Apple fanatics; you can have your spiffed up iPhones. Here are eight more devices we like just as much - or more - than Cupertino's new mobile wares.

After much hype—and a bit of hysteria—Apple finally unveiled its new iPhone this week at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco: the iPhone 3G S.


iPhone 3G S is packed with all of the existing features of the iPhone 3G, and according to Apple "everything [inside] is faster." We're not so sure about that statement, but there's one thing that is certain: There are plenty of alternative devices on the market you should see before dropping a chunk of change on the iPhone 3G S—even if you're a Mac-crazed iPhone lover.


What follows is our collection of the eight best high-end smartphones available today, from companies like Research In Motion, Palm, HTC and Nokia. You'll also find our reasons why you might want one—or all—of them over the new iPhone.


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iPhone 3G S


Description: Apple's new iPhone 3G S looks just like earlier iPhone models, but its belly is full of new innovations. Specifically, there's now a 32GB version; a new 3.0 megapixel camera with video capture and autofocus; a built-in compass feature, which integrates with Apple's native Maps app; and "better" battery life.


Pricing: $199 with new two-year AT&T service agreement, 16GB; $299 with two-year contract, 32GB.


Availability: June 19, 2009 in the U.S.


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