You want an iPhone, but perhaps some roadblocks lie in your way -- contracts with other companies, a binding family plan or the fact the iPhone is currently only available through AT&T
Now Apple's competitors have flooded the market with cell phones similar to the iPhone. On "Good Morning America," technology contributor Becky Worley shared the breakdown of the newest iPhone alternative phones. Size them up below.
The Instinct also has magnification tools -- it zooms in and wraps the text so it's easy to read articles. While the Instinct is also a "closed phone" with no ability to really personalize the applications, it does a good job of meeting the user's needs so personalization is not necessary.
The Sidekick LX is a little clunky as a phone. You have to flip the keyboard up to dial and then flip it back down to talk. But the texting and instant messaging powers of this phone are impressive. The tactile Qwerty keyboard is roomy and responsive. The interface on the LX is much more graphically sophisticated than previous Sidekicks and although it is by no means a powerful e-mail or business tool, you can at least use it in a work setting without feeling like a teenager.
Web browsing is pretty easy, with landscape and portrait options. E-mail is powerful with Exchange support for business accounts, plus Web and pop mail options that are easy to set up. Plus, it has a preview function in the menu that lets you see a snippet of the e-mail's text. The 3.2 megapixel camera is amazing with a panorama feature, and it can record video. It also has a weather application that shows you the beauty of its screen and the power of this device.
The iPhone may be the best cell phone on the market, but that has not stopped other phone manufacturers from ratcheting their devices up a notch.