The HTC Hero – A Revolutionary Smart Phone

Tech lovers and mobile gadget geeks can now realize their dreams of a magical phone that blows away the boredom of using smartphones.  Enter HTC’s 3rd iteration into its Android mobile phone – the HTC Hero.   It’s the smartphone hero everyone is waiting for – exactly the kind that can rescue the bored masses from using any other smart phone.

Starting with its design, the HTC Hero stands above its Dream and Magic predecessors with a sleeker more sexy touch screen form. It is the first mobile smartphone featuring HTC Sense, packing a host of powerful features and application over previous Android-based mobile phones.

Unique features

One remarkably noticeable feature is its slim form using Teflon coating that makes it stand out in a pack of smartphones with similar form factors.  The HTC Hero uses a trackball for controlling much of the functions.

It’s the first HTC smartphone to offer Sense – the company’s customization initiative of the Android OS that enables stunning UI visuals, navigation and impressive application features.  The feature allows HTC Hero owners a new level of handset personalization well above any in the smartphone market.  Sense enables profile settings that are unique in the industry, allowing users to really define their mobiles phones uniquely “their phone.”

It likewise features support for Flash animation and videos, as well as multi-touch internet browsing. Managing the usual phone information such as contacts takes the boredom from the typical controls and becomes an intuitive console seamlessly integrating text messaging, email, calls, social networking and other functions.

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Hero’s mp3 playing experience is an immense improvement over that from your typical mobile players with the use of widgets right from the home screen.  Moreover, HTC support the audio industry standards with the use of 3.5mm audio jacks, unlike other leading mobile phones using proprietary termination that keeps users away from high fidelity earphones.

Standard features

Reading the spec sheet on the HTC Hero at first glance does really impress as much of the technical features are at par with those of high end smartphones.  But high end it still is.  You get a large display form factor using capacitive touch screen with HVGA resolution similar to what’s out there.  No physical keyboard but the onscreen one is among the most response in the market, using haptics to let you know as if you’re actually typing.

And with HTC’s innovative touch, it brings smartphones to a new level of functionality and appeal.

The iPhone had bred a number of copycats and created a trend in touch screen smartphones in today’s cell phone industry. If you are looking for a mobile phone that works like an iPhone but something not overrated, the HTC Hero might just be the phone for you.

HTC Hero

HTC Hero (also referred to as G2 Touch) works on an Android platform. If you are comfortable with the Windows Mobile OS, you might be on unfamiliar grounds on an HTC Hero, which is an Android phone. The HTC Hero is actually one of the first phones to use HTC Sense, a user interface for mobile devices running Google Android and the first phone to run Adobe Flash.

Features: One of the best features of the HTC Hero is its multi-touch capability. You can use your fingers or a stylus to switch from window to window. Although this is a touch screen phone, it doesn’t really work quite to well with touch (unlike the iPhone) and it works better with a stylus. If there is something to smile about the HTC Hero, it is its big screen size. It has a whopping 3.2 inches multi touch screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.

For picture addicts and those who want multifunctional functions, the HTC hero boasts of a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus feature giving you high quality photos on the go. This camera phone can also double up as a video recorder. It is also a good multimedia phone that can store 512 MB of data on ROM with 288 MB RAM and a provision for a micro SD for extra storage space. You can store thousands of contacts and call records to your phone- literally!

The HTC Hero also has great connectivity features. It has GPRS, works on EDGE and Wi-Fi technology, and can connect with other devices via Bluetooth and mini USB. You can also send SMS messages and MMS, e-mail, and instant messaging. You can play music and play MP3 and WAV files. With a 3.5 mm audio jack, you can use it as a portable music player, but surprisingly, it has no built-in radio.

HTC Hero

Design: The design and layout of the HTC Hero is also something to brag about. It has a sleek and unique design. The placement of the buttons and the basic aesthetic of the HTC Hero are just flawless. It has a rectangular slant, which is by far, one of a kind. This phone also has a very solid feel when you carry it but it’s not really heavy, in fact, it only weights 135 g. The casing has a soft touch to it which makes it comfortable to hold.

Conclusion: If you want an android phone, the HTC Hero is one of the recommended phones that you can try. It comes in a sleek design with amazing features that you can readily use. It comes with different colors that would fit your personality. You can choose from brown, white, black, graphite and pink phones.

HTC Hero

HTC Hero – A True Hero

HTC phones are appreciated around the world for their designs and performance. The HTC Hero promises its users a new experience in smartphone applications. The device is powered with Google based Android operating system which gives a fantastic experience in operating the handset. It comes with a Qualcomm MSM 7200A 528 Mhz processor which allows fast processing in it.

The handset looks extremely stylish with large sized 3.2 inch touch sensitive display screen which comes with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The handset shows beautiful pictures bright and vibrant as it allows 65K colors. It offers a remarkable experience while navigating the controls as it comes with a Sense UI which allows customized user controls. It also comes with a multi touch input which allows one to input data faster. There is a trackball provided in the phone which allows comfortable access of the functions available on the device. The screen comes with an accelerometer sensor which allows user to watch the screen from portrait to landscape mode and vice versa.

HTC Hero

The handset has a built-in 5MP camera which offers a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels takes amazing images . The camera comes with enhanced image capturing features like autofocus and Touch focus. The phone also allows user to do video recording of CIF format at 15fps. One can save the images and videos readily in the device for viewing later on. The HTC Hero comes with an internal memory of 288MB RAM and 512 MB ROM which allows a good amount of storage space. However there is a microSD card which expands the memory storage space much more. The card can be reused and helps users store many files.

The handset comes with a music player which can play MP3, WMA9, WAV and AAC+ music file formats. The voice quality of this voice is commendable. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack which allow users to listen to hands free music. The HTC Hero has few MP3, WAV and polyphonic ring tones which a user can assign to incoming calls and messages. There is an easy download option for these ringtones as well. The phone also come with a MP4, WMV9, H.263, H.264 video file compatible video player which has an amazing picture quality. The handset is very light weighted and small sized hence easy to hold and kept inside purse. The casing of the device is dimensioned as 112mm x 56.2mm x 14.4mm. It weighs 135gms.

The device comes with GPS support which allows one to locate the maps of unknown places .The handset allows easy access to emails with the fast speed Internet . The HTC Hero is Wi-Fi enabled and hence transfers data easily within the range of a nearby hotspot or WLAN. The device comes with high speed data upload and download technologies like HSDPA and HSUPA which enhances the speed of data transfer to other 3G compatible devices. The handset also features a mini USB port which allows easy file transfer to other USB equipped devices. The Class 10 EDGE and GPRS technologies are responsible for high speed network connectivity in this device.

HTC Hero

The gadget comes with a Digital compass which help one locate directions. The HTC Hero comes with dedicated search keys and Scenes quick profile switcher functions which enhances the performance of the device. The handset is provided with few interesting games which are easy to play.
The phone is equipped with Li-Ion 1350mAh which allows a talktime of 8hrs and standby time of 440hrs for 2G network. However for 3G network the handset offers a talktime of 7hrs and a standby time of 750hrs.

Hence the HTC Hero is a device designed for perfection . The handset not only looks great but features fabulous functions which are responsible for it high class performance.

The Samsung I7500: To the Galaxy and Beyond

Also known as t he Galaxy, the new Samsung I7500 is the first Android-powered device manufactured and released by the Korea-based telecom giants. Following in the success of prior Android devices (i.e. HTC Magic and HTC G1), Samsung looks to cash in by teaming up with Google to come up with a powerful device with an impressive user interface. So, is this another iPhone killer in the making?

Design is Everything

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It wouldn’t be surprising if people were to label the I7500 as an HTC Magic clone. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as the Magic actually has quite a stylish design. Both the sizable touch screen display (3.2 inches) and the handy QWERTY keypad are present in the I7500. Although the I7500’s design is quite similar to that of the HTC Magic, one can argue that this is actually the form factor of most Smartphones in the market today. After all, it has proven to be a successful design; so why change a good thing, right?

The dimensions of the Samsung I7500 are 115 x 56 x 11.9 mm and it weighs 119 grams.

Interface and Multimedia

The I7500 is equipped with version 1.5 of Google’s Android operating system which is also known as the Cupcake OS. It is pretty much the same with the OS used by the HTC Magic except for a few minor differences. One of these is the improvements made on the virtual QWERTY keypad which has become much easier to use.  Because it is has a Google-powered OS, the I7500 is also capable of supporting a myriad of Google mobile applications such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Calendar, to name a few.

In terms of features, what sets the I7500 apart from the Magic is its 5-Megapixel camera with autofocus and geo-tagging features. Although this is in no way top of the line, it is much better than the Magic’s unimpressive 3.15-Megapixel camera. The I7500 also comes with a pre-installed multimedia player widget that will allow users to play music without opening the actual player. One problem with this device is that it is not able to play DivX movie files.

The Last Say

Samsung I7500

To be honest, the Samsung I7500 Galaxy is not really that impressive. It pretty much has the same features as the HTC Magic and does not have the cutting edge functionalities to wow the market. One would think that Samsung would be able to produce a more technologically advanced device than HTC which may have been one of the reasons why a lot of people have set very high expectations. Nonetheless, this is one of a few mobiles that have the Android OS, so that in itself should be enough reason for users to give this Smartphone a second look.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 – First of Its Kind

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is the first Sony Ericsson mobile to run on Windows Mobile OS and the first one in the X-Series. The construction and build of the phone is very solid and impressive.

This phone weighs around 150 grams, some may feel that it is a little on the heavy side but it is very reasonable when considering the features it offers. Actually, this phone was planned to be released a year ago in the 4th quarter of 2007 or early 2008 but was extremely delayed. The reason for sure a long delay was due to the fact that this phone has some innovative and new features hence they had some real challenges. Anyway the phone is worth the delay and thousands of eyes looking at it eagerly.


The main buttons on the front panel have X theme. 4 buttons are laid out on either side in an inverted diamond fashion. Between the two X themed set of buttons is the touch mouse, it is great for scrolling quickly and is surrounded by the typical D-Pad. A cool feature of Xperia X1 is the 4 independent notification lights that are placed on four corners of X1.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mobile has a slide out full QWERTY physical keyboard which looks pretty good. The keys are well separated from each other and are quite a comfortable size hence reducing the amount of incorrect key presses.

The innovative part of the Xperia X1 are the panels displayed on the large touch screen. These panels are actually the replacement for the Windows home screen. Choose a panel and it will fill your screen replacing your home screen but it does give you the option of the windows mobile home screen as it’s also one of the panels available for selection. Sony Ericsson allows developers to create panels enabling you to download new panels of your choice, which is a great feature for all those who like to give their mobile phone a personal touch.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

An interesting face is HTC supported Sony Ericsson in the hardware design of Xperia X1 so you may clearly see the HTC accents throughout the phone. Side by side comparison of the specification of Xperia X1 with HTC Touch Pro have a remarkable resemblance, you could say almost the same. The only major difference is the screen resolution. The Xperia X1 offers very high resolution of 800 x 480 and which the HTC Touch Pro does not quite meet this high standard but now the HTC Touch HD is the real challenge for the Xperia X1 as it overcomes the short fall of its predecessor. If Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones had released Xperia X1 sometime earlier this year then they could have shown this high resolution as an advantage over Touch Pro and could have made a bigger impact in the market; now they are in competition with Touch HD, which offers the same resolution with same 65 K colours support this has reduced the wow factor of such a great feature.

While we are on the subject of the Xperia’s high quality screen here is another quick fact you might find interesting.

“Microsoft should upgrade their mobile OS software regarding the number of colours supported. Since at present most of the phones running on some other OS, supports up to 16 million colours but Microsoft still supports only 65 thousand colours and they have some good excuse for that but it’s not acceptable in these days of advanced hardware capabilities. If they fail to revise then Android OS may take the place of Windows Mobile OS in future.”

Though Xperia X1 is in competition with Touch HD and it looks somewhat better than Xperia X1 the Xperia X1 has some real advantages over Touch HD in multimedia capability and camera quality (Read the article on HTC Touch HD to learn more).

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Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1 offers a very high quality music player as well as providing good support for various video formats making it an excellent multimedia phone. It has a 3.2 megapixels camera with LED flash; the image quality is excellent, in fact it looks better than the image taken by Touch HD’s 5 megapixel camera. Considering that Sony Ericsson borrowed hardware technology from HTC they are far better than others as far as music and camera are concerned.

The Xperia X1 has all the required boost to be a Smartphone. Sony Ericsson has created their first windows Phone with some innovative ideas and technology mixed with their traditional quality. This combination can bring great success for this phone and good fortune for Sony Ericsson.

Top 8 Trending Infinix phones that you don’t want to miss in Kenya

As usual, every newcomer has some challenges fitting in any group. Some can survive, fit in and at times gain popularity. Those who are not lucky disappear into thin air, and their story fades, as they do not leave any mark whatsoever to talk about their presence. This is the story of the Infinix smartphone in Kenya. It came, conquered and displaced phones that were already ground rooted in the market.

The Infinix brand has gained so much popularity in Kenya that it has now become a household name, and a must have for every Kenyan that loves technology. One thing that I like about this phone is the fact that there is a release of a new brand in the market now and then. In most cases, the phones released are better than the previous ones.

If you are someone that is into smartphones and want to keep up with the latest ones in the market, the Infinix phone is what you should look at now. It is a marathon to get the best of the best. Let us take a look at the latest and most trending Infinix phones in Kenya so that the next time you need to buy one you will be informed.

Trending Infinix phones


Infinix Zero 3 X 552

This phone is now the talk of the town. It’s the phone that is on the wish list of individuals who love being smart and with a classy, smartphone on their name. The camera is just out of this world, with a 20.7 back camera and a 5.0 selfie camera. This camera is on an entirely different level making Infinix Zero 3 the phone for the occasion. It records moments in the clearest way that is at the equivalent level with some of the good cameras in town. Photos produced by this phone are cool and very clear under low lighting.

Tired of your old phone taking too long to load apps, and at times hanging in the middle of your gaming experience? Infinix Zero 3 is the answer to this problem. With a 3 GB RAM, it supports multiple activities on the phone, and one can now experience the feeling of having a phone that does not slow you down because of the processor.

Such a phone will most likely need a battery that is capable of handling all activities that it carries out; Infinix Zero 3 has not disappointed. It is because of the 3030 mAh battery that it comes with. It has the option of turning on the low power mode to extend the battery life of the phone. I would think that this is the ideal phone that every Kenyan would need.


Infinix Zero 2 X 509

In love with class and style? Infinix Zero 2 is slimmer and lighter giving you an executive look that demands attention. It is the kind of phone that does not make you feel like you are carrying luggage with you. In fact, you will remember that you have it when receiving, or you are making a phone call. The screen of this phone is tougher and better. You can now forget about scratched screens that make your phone look like it is a year old. With the gorilla screen Infinix, zero 2 will stay as good as new for a very long time.

The display of this phone is such that it makes whatever is on your screen look so real and gives you a natural feel of whatever is on the screen. The camera has not also disappointed; the coolest thing about this camera is the fact that it can take images by the mere waving of your hand.  This tells me that the Infinix brand is getting better by the day. Kenyans are the perfect lovers of speed, and this phone does not let you down its has a speed that can keep the phone on various activities without constant hanging.

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Infinix Note 2

This is now the ideal smartphone for any Kenyan user, and it caters for people who are in constant disappointment about the issue of electricity failure. What is the point of having a smartphone, which you limit the usage of some apps to keep it from going off? With Infinix Note 2, you can worry no more as this issue has been sorted out. This cell phone comes with a 4000mAh battery that can keep you going for a very long time with the freedom to do whatever you may want to do with your phone. After all, no one wants to stay near the socket all the time.

It has a 5.9-inch screen, with a clear display that makes this phone simply amazing to use. The dream phone is suitable for all the Infinix maniacs.

Infinix Hot 2 X 510

Infinix Hot 2 X510

This phone is quite simple and elegant. To start with, it comes with a 5.5-inch display. This is perfect and fits in the palm of your hands and your pocket that you do not always need to carry a bag around for putting it. Infinix Hot 2 boasts of an excellent display that is perfect for users who are into gaming and video experiences.

This phone runs on lollipop, which is the latest Android operating system. It has the package that enables you keep your phone on ultra power mode and can extend your battery life for very long hours. Something else that cannot be ignored is the fact that Infinix Hot 2 X 510 has an internal memory of 16GB. In Kenya, buying an external memory card of low storage as 4GB is quite expensive. This phone offers a budgetary solution to the people. The storage is enough for you to save all your data without having to delete some data to save new data.

Infinix Hot Note X551

Infinix Hot Note X551

Ever heard of a dream come true?  This is the phone that will make the dream that you have been having on smartphones come to reality. It combines the best of the very best in a phone. The battery has a capacity that can keep you going for two days while you are still on. What other smartphone does that?

The Hot Note is slim and very light; you will not even notice that you are carrying a phone. If you are tired of having system crashes, this darling of a phone will not disappoint you. It has a capability that allows you to carry out different tasks including gaming without any hitches. It will let you switch between tasks without taking much of your time loading.

Something else that I cannot fail to talk about is the colors that this phone comes in. Id says that the colors portray class and are amazing to behold. If you are in need of something that will not give you unnecessary attention and something that will make you be in your league this is probably where you should look at.

Infinix Hot 3 X553

Infinix Hot 3 X553

If you are the geek that knows all about processors, I think that this phone will work well with you. It has a better and a faster processor than the preceding Infinix Hot 3. I can guarantee you that this phone will give you the speed of a rocket flying to the moon. The phone offers you the best internet connectivity as it is 4G enabled. Every Kenyan will want this experience especially when they want to conduct video calls or even stream live videos. This is the best smartphone for Kenyans that are young and want to get everything in the palm of their hands.


Kenya has been the hub of the most recent technology when it comes to smartphones. With the Infinix phone gaining popularity in the Kenyan market, no one wants to be left behind. As I always say, having a smartphone is one thing and having the most efficient smartphone is another thing. The race to keep up to date with this technology has now been made available by the Infinix phones.

There is a release of a brand-new Infinix phone in the market now and then. The prices do not also disappoint as this phones come at prices that are pocket-friendly. No one has the reason to complain that they cannot be able to afford a smartphone.

The upcoming phones come in various variations plus few adjustments made to them, but this has never made the Infinix phone a complicated gadget to use. It comes in advanced models, which retain the simplicity that a user would ask for. I can never be too sure about many things, but I am confident that people who are in love with the Infinix phone will never be disappointed, not at any time.

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Mind blowing Christmas mobile phones

Phones are the best medium to remain in touch with family, business officials and friends. Phones can be used for multiple tasks. One can call, message, click images, store files, access to Internet and many more with phones. Those days are gone when phones were meant for rich people. These days, anyone can own latest handset which comes boasted with high-end features. One can actually own more than one handset at a time. Wide range of handsets are developed by different phone manufacturers which are available with reasonable price and are capable to meet phone needs of middle class p eople.

Christmas mobile phones, this term can be used for such phones which are specially launched on the festive season of Christmas. People worldwide believe in sharing gifts on Christmas. Mostly, users prefer to own mobile phones on Christmas either for personal use or for gift. Phone manufacturers usually presents their latest handsets with advanced technology or software programme to attract more the users. The price of Christmas phones are more competent to phones available on normal days.


Anyone can make a profit of increasing importance of mobile phones. Users are highly benefited as they get luxurious phones with reasonable price, free gifts, offers and deal. The relation between user and phone supplier become stronger. Actually, phone manufacturers are also benefited as their sales increase during the time of festival. From Samsung to Nokia, number of brands are there for the people. Nokia 5800, Samsung Tocco Ultra, iPhone 3G S, Sony Ericsson C902 etc., are some latest handsets which are approachable on this Christmas.

Lets come to Motorola. The Motorola Droid is the new handset to hit the market. This phone can be regarded as an iPhone killer. The Android 2.0 operating system is the chief feature of this device. This is a smart successor of Motorola Razr. Another wonderful smartphone, iPhone 3GS is also in the race to attract more users this Christmas. This is actually the hottest device in the world of mobile phones. The third advanced handset is from the home of Blackberry. The Blackberry Bold 9700, will come featured with optical trackpad. This awesome device will run with latest 5.0 operating system. The internal memory capacity is more huge and battery life is more reliable as compared to other handsets.

BlackBerry Bold 9700

The Blackberry Bold 9700 is Research In Motion’s latest GSM offering, and will be coming to United States wireless carriers T-Mobile and AT&T. This device serves to replace the original Bold, and features the new optical trackpad. Many Blackberry users are excited about this new phone, as it also showcases a higher resolution, and a major update and improvement to the camera of the original. The device features the latest 5.0 operating system, and a much larger capacity of internal memory than previous models. The reviews have been stellar, and the battery life on the device would make any blackberry addict desperate .

All the above mentioned handsets are multifarious. Several tasks can performed by them from calling to capturing of images, storing of files and Internet accessing. All are blessed with attractive looks, design and advanced features. The price is so reasonable and different free gifting offers, useful deals, discounts etc., come with them. One can take these gadgets anywhere with them as they have perfect dimension and compact size. Numerous comparison websites are there to support phone lovers. One can come to know about the features of favorite handset, deals and offer coming with it. During the time of Christmas, users may feel delighted to see the free gift and free services available with their choice of handset. Just grab the opportunity and become the owner of any of the Christmas mobile phones.


Recent Study Shows More People Choosing Android

A market survey conducted r ecently by comScore shows that the Android OS is taking a bite out of the Apple OS market share. The Blackberry OS, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS and Palm’s old Palm OS are showing significant declines by the amount of users either switching away or the new users who are choosing either Android or Apple. According to the survey, Android is still behind, but the rapid decline of the others over the past year shows that Android is on its way up and quickly.

The numbers for the survey layout like this. RIM’s Blackberry OS still holds the leading market share with 41.6%, followed by Apple’s iPhone OS at 25.3%. Microsoft comes in at third with 18% and then Palm with 6.1%. Android may currently be at the back of the pack with 5.2% but if the length of time Palm has been in existence is taken over the amount of time Android has been, one can see how quickly Android is moving up the ladder.


The Open Handset Alliance’s backing of the Android platform has been nothing short of phenomenal. Along with them Google, Motorola, HTC and Verizon have aided in the push to bring Android even further up the list. With this list of heavy hitters backing Androids play, there is no doubt that a larger increase will be seen in 2010.

With the addition of companies such as Dell and AT&T Wireless to the Android bullpen, their offering of Android based products will increase this market share even further. With the compilation of all these factors, only good things are being predicted for Android and Android users in the coming year. This is the platform to watch.

Since everyone will be releasing new products over the coming year, one would think that Android would idle in the market but the odds on this are slim. Along with the lessening popularity of Palm and Windows Mobile over the other, Android will likely slide quite neatly in to the slots they already occupy. Should Verizon and AT&T both decide to back Android’s play this coming year, then undoubtedly it will become a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world.

Why dont they get it you cannot kill the iPhone. Not now maybe in 2 or 3 years later. iPhone is way better than all. I’ve used all phones winmob,symbian (touch) and non touch, android,etc except WebOS and I still don’t get it these companies doesnt understand that their phones should be smooth like iPhones , great presentation of apps not like LG trying to copy iPhone OS make something your own. If there is any OS thats near to iPhone is Android. HTC & Palm are the companies that r competitive.


complicated devices like WinMob lags too much not only that it crashes like windows computers. iPhone hardly crash it never crashed for me if it does we can restore it. I used HTC Touch Cruise and it was so fucking laggy that my mobile crashed lost all data and never started again. with complexity you do get fucked up devices and I dont think people want that thats why people buy iPhone (mostly). I’ve always heard complains about iPhone from a guy who never used it. Use it first then tell me.

The only thing that that iphone offers is simplicity and looks.. while many people are satisfied with just that any one who wants an actual smartphone will surely go for Android devices or even WinMob. (winmob is powerful OS wich lacks looks and still has to work on finger and user fliendly..). iPhone is for kids to play with of for grown-ups who don’t know how to use complicated stuff.. still iphone has great feautures, like very smooth scrolling, speed.. but lacks many basics.