: If smartphones were cars



gary88
07-15-10, 07:18 PM
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/comparing-smartphones-to-cars-from-vw-beetle-to-bmw/36608

1. Apple iPhone 4 = Jaguar

The Jaguar is a luxury vehicle that’s a mix between a sedan and a sports car, and it comes in a package with the greatest attention to detail and style. Easy to see the similarities here.

2. Apple iPhone 3G/3GS = BMW

The iPhone 3G/3GS reigned for two years as the most popular high-end smartphone on the market; the BMW 3 Series is most popular luxury sedan in the world.

3. Google Nexus One = Lexus

Arguably the highest rated and most critically-acclaimed sedan on the road today is the Lexus; the Google Nexus One has received similar rave reviews, and it has the same type of style as the Lexus — top notch quality, but simple and not overdone. Plus, the name similarity is too good to pass up.

4. Motorola Droid X = Cadillac Escalade

Both the Motorola Droid X and the Cadillac Escalade are symbols of oversized luxury vehicles. They both make a big, powerful statement.

5. Motorola Droid = Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is Motor Trend’s Car of the Year (2010), while the Motorola Droid was widely hailed by the tech press as the phone that launched the Android revolution. Plus, they’re both very popular with the public, and the Fusion Hybrid gets great gas mileage (+40 mpg) while the Droid has some of the best battery life of any smartphone on the market.

6. Motorola Backflip = Chrysler Sebring

Motorola Backflip has drawn customer interest, but has been also drawn wide criticism for “crippling” the Android experience. Similarly, the Chrysler Sebring was derided by U.S. News & World Report for its performance and style and called “the worst midsize car for the money.”

7. HTC EVO 4G = Hummer

Another monstrous new smartphone in 2010 is the HTC EVO 4G. With its large, boxy design and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink feature list, the EVO naturally evokes the Hummer.

8. HTC Incredible = Infiniti

The Infiniti is a luxury sedan (made by Nissan) that often flies under the radar but is known for its quality and is typically well-liked by its owners. In the same way, the HTC Incredible is a top quality smartphone that is overshadowed by the EVO and the Droid X.

9. Samsung Galaxy S = Ford Taurus

The Samsung Galaxy S is a new Android phone that is coming to many different wireless carriers under various product names in 2010. It’s automobile equivalent is the workman-like, unpretentious Ford Taurus.

10. LG Ally = Nissan Sentra

LG’s first Android phone comes in a minimalist package and is a little underpowered, but the price is right and it has few nifty features to brag about, much like the practical and economical Nissan Sentra.

11. BlackBerry Bold = Cadillac CTS

BlackBerry’s flagship device, the Bold, is a symbol of well-balanced, high-quality craftsmanship based on years of experience and design savvy. It’s design also represents a rebirth of a classic brand, similar to the Cadillac CTS. And both are popular sellers as well, especially in the US.

12. BlackBerry Curve = Toyota Corolla

These two both represent minimal styling but reliable service year-after-year.

13. BlackBerry Storm = Audi A4

The Storm 2 and the Audi A4 are both slightly quirky but nevertheless top quality. Both tend to get lost in the shuffle because of more prominent competitors.

14. BlackBerry Pearl = Honda Civic

Like the Curve-Corolla match, here’s another example of two brands that represent substance over style. Both draw solid reviews year-in and year-out and are distinguished mostly for their dependability.

15. Palm Pre = Volkswagen Beetle

Here are two brands that both think outside of the box with a unique sense of style, and both have a small cult following because of it.

16. Nokia E71 = Toyota Prius

Nokia’s E71 has a great mix of high-end smartphone features in a very slim package with great battery life. The Prius packs lots of terrific tech features (from hands-free Bluetooth to a big LCD in the dash) into a small hyrid vehicle that can get up to 50 mpg.

17. Nokia N97 = Honda Odyssey

Nokia loaded a ton of high-end features into the N97, including an excellent camera and a full hardware keyboard. But, the result was a thick, bulky device, the smartphone equivalent of a mini-van. And since the Honda Odyssey is among the most tech-equipped mini-vans available, it is the perfect analogue.

18. HTC HD2 = Ford F-series

Before the EVO and the Droid X, the biggest smartphone on the market was the HTC HD2. This monster is still around, but since it runs Windows Mobile it’s a more utilitarian and less flashy device, albeit still very powerful. It’s perfect counterpart is the Ford F-series pickup truck.

19. HTC Touch Pro2 = Honda Accord

The most popular Windows Mobile device on the market is arguably the HTC Touch Pro2. It’s the Honda Accord of smartphones. It’s a little bit nicer than its smaller competitors, but it also doesn’t have any of the extra touches that its high-end competitors can boast.

20. Microsoft KIN = Yugo

Microsoft’s KIN was hyped for years as “Project Pink” but the product was so disappointing when it finally hit the market this year that Microsoft killed it shortly after launching it. The whole saga has echoes of the much-hyped Yugo car from the 1980s, one of the most infamous automobiles ever made."

eldorado99
07-16-10, 01:52 AM
Jason Hiner has waaaay too much time on his hands...

Jesda
07-16-10, 04:34 AM
Blackberry Tour is a Seville. Works great and looks great unless its frozen.

hueterm
07-16-10, 10:07 AM
I don't agree on the Touch Pro 2 -- it was a freakin' fortune when it came out. Definitely not in Accord territory. Maybe Lincoln Town Car...expensive, yet old school...

thebigjimsho
08-07-10, 12:10 PM
Blackberry Tour is a Seville. Works great and looks great unless its frozen.

Tis a great looking phone. I had to get a BlackBerry Curve to replace my Motorola i760 and it looks designed by PlaySkool. But I replaced the Tour with an Evo which is helping to ease the pain. But the Evo is a Hummer? It's a CTS-V to me...fast as hell, has a ton of features and the hot spot makes it the leader of the field...

The-Dullahan
08-10-10, 01:24 AM
What ever happened to The Golden Age of Cellular Phones? Why wasn't I born in time to enjoy this wonderful piece of advanced technology.
http://www.mobilegazette.com/handsets/motorola/motorola-4500x/motorola-4500x-gallery-2.jpg

ryannel2003
08-10-10, 01:41 AM
Blackberry Tour is a Seville. Works great and looks great unless its frozen.

Absolutely loved my Tour for the short time I had it. Got fed up with it always crashing and freezing up... went to an iPhone 3GS and never looked back.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-10-10, 08:57 AM
So....I went from a BMW to an Escalade...? Fitting.

Jesda
08-10-10, 01:57 PM
Tis a great looking phone. I had to get a BlackBerry Curve to replace my Motorola i760 and it looks designed by PlaySkool. But I replaced the Tour with an Evo which is helping to ease the pain. But the Evo is a Hummer? It's a CTS-V to me...fast as hell, has a ton of features and the hot spot makes it the leader of the field...

With its battery life, its definitely a Hummer.