Six iPhone killers that didn’t

With the launch of Research in Motion Ltd.’s new Torch handset, which combines touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard, and updated Blackberry 6 operating system, industry watchers are talking about another iPhone killer. And Microsoft Corp. says its Windows Phone 7 OS will start slaying Apple Inc.’s ubiquitous smart phone this October, though no hardware’s been announced. While the jury’s still out on those two developments, Apple’s iconic handheld has stood up to more than one iPhone killer in its three-year history.

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Dave Webb
Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.

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