What I love about CNet is how technical they get in their reviews. In a recent head-to-head comparison of the BlackBerry 8800 and Samsung’s BlackJack competition, CNet looks into the categories that matter, giving ratings out of 5 for each: sexiness (Samsung took it 4-3), navigation (tie, 4-4), connectivity (5-4 for Samsung), multimedia (Samsung again, 4-3), and call quality (4-3 for, you guessed it, Samsung).
Check out the full video after the jump. I just wanted to post that screen cap up there because CNet’s Veronica Belmont is probably used to guys fawning over her all the time. Just goes to show that even the hotest tech girls on the net can sometimes have a sexiness rating lower than the BlackBerry 8800. For a more flattering (and accurate) portrait, go here.
Well, I don’t know what to say and why CNet waited so long to put the two against one another. But here’s the thing: give it a year. If Samsung’s still kicking around the smartphone market in a year or two, I’ll be surprised if their efforts are as successful as the BlackBerry. It seems to me like folks just want to get the BlackBerry off of it’s throne, and it just won’t happen. Not yet, at least. I’m still waiting on some sort of revolution (and no, I’m not talking about the iPhone).