Now that the dust has settled and the hype has cleared on the release of the 3G iPhone, it's time to put the "Jesus Phone" to the test, and pit it against a real competitor in a feature-for-feature, head-to-head cell phone battle for ultimate supremacy!
In the Red Corner: The Challenger: The 3G iPhone. Weighing in at 4.7 Ounces with a 3.5 inch screen, the iPhone is the darling of tech-nerds and early adopters everywhere.
In The Blue Corner: The Champion: The Jitterbug: Weighing in at 4.4 oz, with a 1.8 inch screen, the Jittebug is the cell phone for the over-65 set. If you've watched basic cable in the last couple years, you are no doubt familiar with this cell phone and it's amazing advertising jingle, distinctive lack of both features and dialing buttons and its clamshell shape.
Here's how the two stack up in the ultimate cell phone Comparo:
|Price||$199 (with 2 year plan)||$149|
|Can Make Phone Call?||Yes||Yes|
|3G Internet Support||Yes||Unnanounced|
|Internal Hard Drive||Yes||Unnanounced|
|Has Actual Dial Tone?||No||Yes|
|Can Change Contacts By Fax?||No||Yes|
|Comes With Lanyard?||No||Yes|
|Facilitates Calls From Nana?||No||Yes|
The result: It's a draw. If you're a hipster, early-adopter technophile type who's compensating for how empty your life is with gadgets, you'll surely favor the iPhone. If you're a contrarian, want to get a phone for your grandma or a duffer who wants a simple way to call the cops on those kids who won't stay off your lawn, go with the Jitterbug.
Plus, the Jitterbug has an actual dial tone and allows you to update your contact list by faxing changes to the company. How pimp is that?