Generation 7 RIM smartphones promise significantly better hardware, so we compare them to the kings of the mobile hill
Face-off: The New BlackBerrys vs. iPhone 4 and Galaxy II S
RIM's long-awaited updated to its pro class of smartphones are due later this month. They boast faster, thinner, more touch-savvy hardware -- but how do they compare to Apple's iPhone 4 and the Android crown prince, Samsung's Galaxy II S? Specs don't tell the whole story -- the OS and apps are often more important -- but they do set a baseline for what to expect.
Note that the new BlackBerrys also boast a revised OS, BlackBerry OS 7, not available for earlier units. It promises faster Web surfing and a better touch UI, as well as voice-activated search. But one of its trumpeted features -- the BlackBerry Balance client that lets IT manage corporate data separately from personal data -- is not new. It's been available for earlier models for some months, if you also use BES 5.03 on the server side. iOS 4 has had this capability for a year.
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