It's been only a day since the HTC Dream, aka the first Google Android phone, won approval by the Federal Communications Commission. That's why I think it's a little early to start naming reasons why the iPhone is better.
Sure, comparisons between the two devices are obvious, but I'd prefer to wait until I have the Dream in my hands to make my own. Despite the iPhone's success and popularity, it's both possible and acceptable for another cell phone to compete against it.
- The Dream promises an open platform with Android.
- Android won't be limited to one manufacturer or (hopefully) just one carrier.
- Android will operate on multiple devices that will offer varying designs and features.
- You can bet that the Dream will have basic cell phone features like multimedia messaging, voice dialing, and video recording, all of which are lacking on the iPhone.
- Google applications galore.
So until the HTC Dream rolls out of T-Mobile's doors, let's keep an open mind. It could be a bomb, or it could go on to be one cool device that shows the iPhone some serious competition. And just for the record, I loathe the term "iPhone killer."