For business users, the iPhone wins InfoWorld’s mobile deathmatch, but it was no knockout fight. Individual users will have a tougher decision to make and likely end up choosing based on device and UI aesthetics (Galen prefers the iPhone still, but Brandon is quite happy that he chose the Pre) and the appeal (or not) of the communication collaboration the Pre enables but the iPhone does not.
A year ago, the Pre could have derailed the iPhone. Today, the iPhone has moved enough ahead to stay in front. But the Pre is close on its heels, and its multitasking strength is what could ultimately let it blow past the iPhone in a next iteration.
Mobile deathmatch: Palm Pre vs. iPhone, side by side
Which mobile device can do the most for you? See what each can do -- or not -- in this slideshow comparison
Deathmatch rematch: BlackBerry versus iPhone 3.0
Does the newest iPhone OS eliminate the few advantages the BlackBerry Bold had in our original deathmatch comparison?
Deathmatch: BlackBerry versus iPhone
It’s time for us to bury the BlackBerry and move on to modern mobile -- even for e-mail
Mobile deathmatch rematch: BlackBerry vs. iPhone 3.0, side by side
How much more than a phone can these devices be? See what each can do -- or not -- in this comparison
How much work can you do on an iPhone?
The laptop-free promise of today’s next-gen mobile devices is put to the test. Can the iPhone 3G deliver?
How much work can you do on a BlackBerry?
The laptop-free promise of today’s next-gen mobile devices is put to the test. Can BlackBerry Bold deliver?
InfoWorld's Deep Dive Report: Mobile 2.0 Tech
Find out how the new crop of next-gen mobile devices perform and how to make the most of them in this 20-page PDF guide from InfoWorld's editors and contributors.
21 apps Apple doesn't want on your iPhone
Worthwhile productivity apps you won't find at the App Store
Can you manage an iPhone like a BlackBerry?
Apple's iPhone 3.0 OS and iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0 extend the iPhone's enterprise-class management and security features. The InfoWorld Test Center sees how far they really go
First look: iPhone 3G S is evolution in action
The iPhone 3G S is less revolutionary than its predecessors, but is still moving in the right direction
iPhone 3.0: An InfoWorld guided tour
Apple's forthcoming update fills a number of important holes for users; here's a sneak peek at the key new features
iPhone applications get down to business
InfoWorld picks the best iPhone apps for connecting with business systems and boosting mobile productivity
A developer's-eye view of smartphone platforms
As smartphones evolve into serious computers, the worlds of iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian, Palm, and Windows Mobile offer developers new possibilities. Which world should you choose?
The cross-platform option: Web apps for smartphones
Tailoring a Web application for iPhone, BlackBerry, and other top devices has many advantages over costly native development, and new techniques and approaches are closing the functionality gap
iPhone jailbreaking still going strong
Despite Apple's formal opposition and upcoming 3.0 firmware, users still seek jailbroken iPhone advantages -- and developers deliver