Few days ago I published the second round of the "war of the phones": iPhone vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. WinMo vs. Palm webOS.
One of MobilitySite's reader commented that I did not place a weight to every category, ending up with cloud and emails getting the same importance in the total points calculation.
While I think that having a fixed importance is more objective, I decided to increase the subjectivity of my comparison and add some bonus points to the top 5 capabilities that are important to me.
Usability is the most important element for me, so I will place a bonus of 300% of the original score for this one,
Mails and Applications will receive a bonus of 200% of their original scores, and all the rest (form factor and web browsing) will get a bonus of 100% of their original points.
Let's see what happened...
(Oh boy... here we go yet again... third time...)
Form Factor (100%):
Form factor is a key point. Having the freedom to choose is important. 200% here...
Palm WebOS: 2
My favorite topic is also the most important one for me.
I think that having a mobile device that understands your needs, expectations and actions, is the most important thing.
It does not have to be the most fancy UI, but it definitely should be a smart one.
Palm WebOS: 9
I spend most of my time downloading apps and tools. If I don't get enough options here - my gadget loses his attractiveness.
Palm WebOS: 4
Web Browsing (100%)
Mobile web browsing is not something I do all the time, but when I do it, it means I need something urgently or that I'm stuck somewhere and I'm really bored. In both cases it is critical that the browsing experience will be decent.
Palm WebOS: 4
Emails and text messages (200%)
No need to explain this one I presume.
Palm WebOS: 6
So the original score was this:
Palm WebOS: 
iPhone:  + [36 bonus] = 85
Android:  + [34 bonus] = 81
BlackBerry:  + [34 bonus] = 66
WinMo:  + [27 bonus] = 65
Palm WebOS:  + [25 bonus] = 62
iPhone still wins, Android comes second again, but the difference is that BlackBerry jumped two places from being last into the third place. Explaining why I actually like using it even though it came last in the original comparison.
Tell us what are your top 5 key features you expect your phone to include?
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