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- Jul 19, '08 by pdmech73this is a no-brainer... I'm using the ATT 8525 (predecessor of the ATT Tilt). The ATT 8525 is pretty much the same as the Sprint Mogul as they are both rebranded versions of the HTC Tytn.
Positives of the HTC Tytn
+gotta love the tethering (using your cellphone as a modem for your laptop)
+using the camera flash as a flash light
+ability to set-up cameras such as around your house/business & monitor them live in real-time on your phone
+ability to swap out batteries (I have 4 batteries total; you never know what circumstance you may run into)
+microsd card slot (I was on a trip out of the country and ran out of space on my SD card for my digital camera; I took out the 2 gig microSD card that my 8525 uses and placed it in the SD converted and went on to take more pictures)
+ability to unlock the phone safely and use it for other carriers (I'm using T-Mobile for it right now. I went on a trip out of the country this summer and used a pre-paid SIM card from a mobile carrier in that country without any problems)
+the Iphone may have multi-touch but the HTC phones can "multi-task" which is very important. I toggle between different programs frequently. You can have several programs running in the background on Window Mobile phones (the only limiting factor is the 64mb of RAM)
+I'm able to edit MS Office files easily. I bet I can type words fasters on the physical QWERTY keyboard than you are able to tap with your fingers (editing MS Word documents on the run)
There is a program you can put on your Windows Mobile phone that can pretty much simulate the whole interface of an IPhone. The 8525 was produced before the IPhone was. In addition, the 8525 and IPhone were marketed towards two different groups.
- Jul 19, '08 by brianall good points paul! I would agree with each point that those are the pros of windoze mobile vs iphone.
Things you forgot to mention...
copy/paste (not on the iphone) and
Call forwarding options I just realized that on the iphone, the only option for call forwarding is on/off. I really liked the wm feature, where you could say... after 10 seconds forward the call to a diff #
While I am huge fan of the iphone, and I am happy to have made the switch, there are some things that window mobile does better, however, all of my windoze cell phones (tilt, 8525, Treo 750 and many more. I've been a windows mobile user ever since it came out, went through all the versions of upgrades etc...) froze up regularly. It was slow loading apps and just overall, was not very stable of an OS. Maybe it was a hardware issue?
Both are great mobile platforms, both have there ups and downs, depending on each user, you just got to determine which features are more important to you? I think the iphone is so logically laid out, every work flow seems like it was so well thought out and aimed at ease of use.
Pros for the iphone (my opinion):
Last edit by brian on Jul 19, '08
- very simple to use - my wife figured out how to use it in a few days, she could never figure out my tilt or other window smart phones.
- web browser rocks, 100 times better than mobile IE.
- photos and manipulaton and viewing all far superior. The finger dragging and zoom features are so clever and simple.
- almost every app is integrated with all the phone functions, email, maps, sms
- Google Maps is integrated with many of the apps, and the GPS features are far more useful and user friendly than the windows versions.
- visual voicemail. no number to call and check VM, voice messages are stored on phone, easy visual playback and managing, no annoying voice prompts
- threaded TXT messaging, a beautiful layout, easy to follow txt conversation. simple call back and contact info right there.
- apps - all the applications that you can download, this is very cool, and its so new, and there are already hundreds of cool apps.
- it looks awesome, and is smaller
- the typing takes some getting used to, after a few days, I'm up to speed similar to the QWERTY keyboar.
- checking email is far faster and the formatting of the email is beautiful, full graphical interface, I can check 5 emails in the time it took me to read one on windows mobile, again, ease of use and efficiency.
- all the power of an ipod, watch videos, podcast, all much more beautiful on and easier than using media player.
- youtube integrated - super easy
- download apps in a few taps of a finger
- all the phone features like, 3 way, bluetooth, voicemail, contact list, favorite contact list etc... far superior in my eyes.
- I could go on an on..., but overall, it is a pleasure to use because it is so well thought out and designed.