Nokia 9300 outperforms Treo 700w and BlackBerry 8700c

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Global research and consulting company Strategy Analytics released its latest converged device benchmark report yesterday, based upon 70 hours of hands-on consumer testing by their Advanced Wireless Panel. Their findings? That the Nokia 9300 is the best all-around converged device.

The Nokia 9300 scored big points for its feature applications, menu/user interface and input functionality. The 9300 was the lowest rated device for perceived style appeal, based mostly upon its large keyboard; the Treo 700w was rated as the most stylish device. Strategy Analytics also had something to say about the upcoming Motorola Q:

“The release of the Motorola Q has been much anticipated,” added David Kerr, Director of the Global Wireless Practice at Strategy Analytics. “The Q is another stylish iconic design from Motorola, but the question remains whether it can match the performance of the Nokia 9300 and the still wildly popular Treo.”

So how did the BlackBerry 8700c fare? It scored particularly well in terms of handset size and weight, as well as visual appeal, but participants who were unfamiliar with a BlackBerry struggled with the 8700c’s steep out-of-the-box learning curve.

  • Wibbly

    Wow! I’ve used a 9300, and the 9300 UI HARDWARE is inferier to an 8700, in my opinion.

    Compared with a scroll wheel, that nipple/joystick thing is REALLY difficult to use effectively in real-world sitations. When you’re in a hurry… moving on a train… in a car.. etc etc

    Makes me wonder if these user tests were to some kind of laboratory based test script, conducted in a comfy room (described as “controlled conditions” no-doubt) or real-world usage scenarios…

  • Wibbly

    Wow! I’ve used a 9300, and the 9300 UI HARDWARE is inferier to an 8700, in my opinion.

    Compared with a scroll wheel, that nipple/joystick thing is REALLY difficult to use effectively in real-world sitations. When you’re in a hurry… moving on a train… in a car.. etc etc

    Makes me wonder if these user tests were to some kind of laboratory based test script, conducted in a comfy room (described as “controlled conditions” no-doubt) or real-world usage scenarios…

  • Wibbly

    Wow! I’ve used a 9300, and the 9300 UI HARDWARE is inferier to an 8700, in my opinion.

    Compared with a scroll wheel, that nipple/joystick thing is REALLY difficult to use effectively in real-world sitations. When you’re in a hurry… moving on a train… in a car.. etc etc

    Makes me wonder if these user tests were to some kind of laboratory based test script, conducted in a comfy room (described as “controlled conditions” no-doubt) or real-world usage scenarios…