September 23rd, 2008
The first true competitor to the iPhone is being released. Here are the faqs and information released from the press conference:
Release Date: October 22
Mail: Push and Pull. No exchange at this time.
Keyboard: Physical Slide Out (versus virtual keyboard on iPhone)
Locked: Sim-locked to T-Mobile.
Browser: Webkit (same base as Chrome)
Data Plans: $25 with unlimited Web and limited messaging. $35 total unlimited.
Sync: To Google, Yahoo, and other online services
Network Speed: 3G network rolling out nationwide (especially in metro areas)
Desktop application: None
Microsoft Documents: Supports Word and Excel documents
iTunes and Skype: Does not support Apple DRM. No skype support yet.
Applications: Easy to develop. Will have an application store.