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iPhone, Droid Battle for Touchscreen Supremacy

When looking to buy a smartphone, you probably consider any number of factors. How many apps are available? How much does it cost? How good is the wireless network? Will my friends think I’m cool?

You better not overlook something pretty obvious: How well does it work? Two different studies of touchscreen response recently have been released, and they show very different results. MOTO Labs wanted to see how accurate the touchscreens were on some of the most popular smartphones on the market. They lined them up and used robots to first use a medium touch, then a very light touch to see how they compared.

The MOTO labs study revealed the iPhone as the winner in the accuracy test. The Palm Pre was second and the BlackBerry Storm was third. Also tested, but not making the top three, were the HTC Droid Eris, the Motorola Droid and the Google Nexus One.

Android-based phones fared better, however, in a similar test performed by CNET labs. They tested five phones for touchscreen accuracy, ranking them in the following order, from best to worst: Motorola Droid; Palm Pre Plus; iPhone 3G S; HTC Nexus One by Google; Samsung Behold II.


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