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After checking out some photos of Mariah Carey on the set of her new music video for "Obsession" (I promise that's her), I thought, wait a minute. . . is that an iPhone 3GS she's holding onto? As I zoomed way waaay in, I realized it was a Nokia — an N97 to be exact. Closely resembling the 5800 XpressMusic smartphone, this handset (which still has yet to reach US stores) offers a QWERTY keyboard, an impressive 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 and an FM transmitter. Unfortunately it's only getting ho hum reviews so far, so it'll be interesting to see what its reception is once it's released here.
Although I can appreciate new phones hitting the market with labels like "iPhone Killer," it really doesn't make me think twice about my decision to buy an iPhone. I'm pretty well immersed in a Mac world — my work and home computers are both Macs — so for me, it only made sense to get a phone made by Apple.
I, of course, didn't bat an eye when Nokia announced the N9, its own version of the "iPhone Killer", that boasts all the same goodies the iPhone has, plus a far superior Zeiss 5-megapixel camera (with video capabilities), 32GB of memory (expandable to 48GB with SD card), and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. I must admit that I know plenty of iPhone heads that were turned by tech temptation.
Do so-called "iPhone Killers" make you think twice about your purchase?