Jim Jubak - Has Apple blown its big chance? - MSN MoneyI wouldn't call this phone an iPhone killer. When I tested the Motorola at my local Verizon (VZ, news, msgs) store in the days after its release, the phone felt like a brick in my hand (that's not good, in case you were wondering), and the keyboard was close to useless. Also, inexplicably (well, it's not exactly inexplicable if you've followed the self-destruction of Motorola's once-great cellular phone business), the phone comes with a paltry 256 megabytes of memory for applications. That means the phone simply won't run most of the 10,000 or so applications available for Android phones. (By contrast, there are 80,000 or so apps for the iPhone.)
Huh? A brick? 34 grams more than the iPhone and it feels like a brick?
Granted, the physical keyboard isn't stellar but "close to useless"?
And what's with saying it "simply won't run most of the 10,000 or so applications" because of the memory capacity? I usually like Jubak's articles but he surely doesn't seem very well informed here.