BlackBerry Storm v iPhone 3G – is this the Apple killer?

TouchscreenThe iPhone's touchscreen has been top of the pile since day one. Until now that is. RIM's clickable multitouch effort means you no longer d

Touchscreen

The iPhone's touchscreen has been top of the pile since day one. Until now that is. RIM's clickable multitouch effort means you no longer drop into dodgy websites or open unwanted attachments with the slip of a finger. The Storm's screen is essentially a big button and that makes it even cooler than the iPhone.

Winner – BlackBerry Storm

Connectivity

It took Apple a year to put 3G into the iPhone. RIM's cell has HSDPA from the get go, but there is one glaring omission – WiFi. That means no hopping onto sites in hotspots and giving your all–you–can–eat mobile plan a well–earned rest. RIM, sort it out.

Winner – iPhone 3G

Browser

The iPhone's browser remains king of the mobile pile. But the lack of Flash means its still massively hamstrung. The Storm has Adobe's web friendly tech, so you can watch videos on Stuff.tv, amongst other advanced online fun. So the Storm takes it.

Winner – BlackBerry Storm

Style

Features are obviously top priority, but there's no point pretending that style doesn't matter. It does. And while the Storm is cool, the iPhone is a design classic in the Apple tradition. If you want to look good, Jobs's phone is the one for you.

Winner – iPhone 3G

Price

The iPhone clocks in at £99 at its cheapest, rising to £159. And that's before you've laid down a minimum of £35 a month. Vodafone's given the BlackBerry Storm and insane 26 different tariffs, with the chance to get it free on a 2 year deal if you slap down 35 quid.

Winner – BlackBerry Storm

Overall winner – BlackBerry Storm

RIM's new phone edges out the iPhone 3G and has what it takes to be the iPhone killer we've been blathering about for nigh on two years.

Check out our hands–on video with the BlackBerry Storm and see if you agree with us!