Can you believe we’re already in the final round of our March Smart Phone Madness series?! There were a lot of exciting phones on the way here, and some heavyweights like the iPhone 3GS and BlackBerry 9700 were upset. But that’s just the name of the game. In our final round, we have two Verizon phones – the Motorola Droid and the Palm Pre Plus. The Droid beat the Curve 8530 and the HTC Hero on its way to this round, and the Pre Plus had two tough rounds against the Nexus One and Bold 9700! Let’s get things started and be sure to cast your votes for the final round of March Smart Phone Madness!
The Motorola Droid has undoubtedly been a rock solid phone for both average consumers and serious smart phone users. With Android 2.0 (and 2.1 on the way for some users), Droid users have been enjoying a lot of the latest and greatest that Android has to offer. The Droid beat out the BlackBerry Curve 8530 because of its 3.7-inch, 854 x 480 resolution screen. Again, it was that large, gorgeous screen that allowed the Droid to topple the HTC Hero. Of course, having a physical QWERTY keyboard helped, too.
The Palm Pre Plus knocked out some serious contenders! At first, it seemed like the Nexus One would knock it out of the first round, but webOS fans came forward and schooled the premier Android handset. It might have been the Palm Pre Plus’s QWERTY keyboard or the fact that it handles multitasking like a monster, but the Nexus One apparently didn’t stand a chance. In its early hours, the Pre Plus was eating the HTC HD2′s lunch, dinner, dessert and midnight snack. But late in the match, the HD2 made a powerful surge, albeit an unsuccessful one.
Now here we are in the finals. Droid vs. Palm Pre Plus. The battle of the touchscreen/QWERTY hybrids. Android vs. webOS. Ecks vs. Sever. Okay, maybe not that last part.
Be sure to tell all your friends and fellow smart phone fanatics and cast your votes! The poll closes on April 5 at 9 a.m. EST.