This is a tentative scorecard compiled from my experiences with a few phones in early 2007.
It is not a very structured or systematic approach, but tries to score some of the devices I’ve been using (publicly) in an objective way (0-5, 5 being better).
For extra kicks, I threw in the iPhone as well.
|Functionality||“Pearl”“:com/RIM/Pearl||E65||K610i||iPhone 1.0||Series 60 Consumer Prototype|
|Exchange Calendar Sync||5||4||0||0?||02|
|Exchange Mail Sync||5||3||0||0?||02|
|Exchange Contact Sync||5||3||0||0?||02|
|Meeting Request Handling||5||2||0||0?||02|
|Built-in IMAP Support||0||4||4||41||4|
| PAN or (standard)
|(Standard) USB Charging||5||0||0||0||0|
And no, I haven’t been using an iPhone of late. Just so you know.
1 Doesn’t seem to support flagging or multiple folders.
4 Audio-only – probably the most disappointing thing about the device (besides not being 3G).