Apple iPhone 3GS. Nokia N97. Palm Pre. T-Mobile myTouch 3G. Of all the smartphones recently launched and soon to be released, these four are the most closely matched--and the most desired. Which one comes out on top?
All four smartphones have large touch displays, slim and pocketable designs, and updated operating systems (in the Pre’s case, a brand-new OS). The N97 has a matte backing and a sturdy body, but it's a bit bulky due to its slide-out QWERTY keyboard. I love the Pre’s glossy (albeit easily smudged) back cover and its curved ergonomic shape, but its construction feels a little cheap. The iPhone 3GS retains the same elegant design as the 3G model--the only difference is that the text on the 3GS’s backing is silver rather than gray. The HTC-manufactured T-Mobile myTouch 3G has a pronounced curve at the bottom, which makes for a comfortable thumb grip.
Overall winner: Tie between Apple iPhone 3GS and T-Mobile myTouch 3G