Apple Compares its 3G Speed to Really Old Windows Mobile and Symbian Devices

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In the WWDC 2008 conference keynote today, Steve Jobs compared the iPhone 3G’s 3G internet speed to the Nokia N95 and Palm Treo 750; two devices that are about 6 months older than the original 1 year old iPhone. Apple is notorious for distorting statistics and such in order to make their products seem better than they really are and this might be another good example.

I wonder if newer HSDPA devices can get the same speeds as the iPhone 3G. Engadget says they’ve got 215Kbps on the iPhone 3G, which isn’t much more than the 201Kbps I have seen on T-Mobile’s EDGE network.

What does comparing the iPhone 3G to devices that have been around for 1.5 years say about Apple?

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!