Thursday, January 10, 2008

Verizon’s New Voyager Looks Like the iPhone, But Software Is Inferior | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

Read the full article for a long list of reasons why Walt Mossberg still strongly prefers the iPhone

The Voyager beats the iPhone in certain respects. Unlike Apple’s product, it runs on a fast, 3G data network. And my experience has been that Verizon’s network has better coverage than AT&T’s in many cities, especially on the East Coast. It also costs less: $299, after a rebate, with a two-year service contract, compared with $399 for the iPhone.

In addition, the Voyager has GPS and thus provides real-time navigation, a capability the iPhone currently lacks. And the Voyager can even receive live TV programs for an extra monthly fee of $15, though it gets only eight channels and its TV function works only in certain cities

Verizon’s New Voyager Looks Like the iPhone, But Software Is Inferior | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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