Power Phones(Linux based Phones lead the way): Android(Nexus One, Motorola Droid) Maemo(Nokia N900) and Windows Mobile 6.5(HTC HD2)
Sorry but the Blackberry doesn't compare to these near net book devices that can REALLY browse the web. When it comes to e-mail, messaging and security the blackberry CAN'T be beat. But with web browsing and media it fails. These devices are so much like laptop be prepared to carry chargers and spare batteries. One phone doesn't fit all, chances are you will carry two to make the right balance. No phone beats the iPhone with the content universe of iTunes, i repeat NO PHONE!
Hardware wise the Nexus One is the Phone to Beat. The Nexus One is the lightest(130Grms), thinest(11.5mm), fastest(1Ghz) and brightest display. It sets the hardware and software standards of what phones will have to live up to for the next 2 to 3 years. Only to be match hard where wise to the HTC HD2. HTC is the luckiest company in the world to be at both sides of the coin making phones for MS and Google.
Nexus One, Motorola Droid, HTC HD2 and Nokia N900(most underated phone of the year) lead with High level Displays. These are this Falls HEAVY WEIGHTS!! Imagine what will be released next year. For the iPhone to maintain it's lead in this area it will have to give their weak 480/320 display a face light and processor a upgrade. And you can be sure they will step up to the plate. By the Competition going this hard, they've shown Apple the cards their holding...
Nexus One: $529(unlocked)
Network: T-Mobile(HighSpeed), ATT(EDGE low speed), Coming soon to Verizon
Operating System: Android 2.1(Eclair)
1400 mAH battery
3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen: 800 x 480 pixels
100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
1ms typical response rate
noise canceling dual microphones
ROM: 512 MB RAM: 448 MB
largest of the bunch 4.3 Inches diagonal
Capacitive touch screen
Resolution: 480 X 800 WVGA
157 grams (5.54 ounces) with battery
1GHz Snapdragon™ processor
Capacity: 1230 mAh
3.7-in.; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen
Dual microphone noise reduction
1400 mAh Li Ion
(a 600MHz, OMAP3430 chip downclocked to 550MHz)(it's similar to the chip inside the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre.)
256MB of RAM, and 512MB of ROM
Nokia N900 $569 + tax comes unlocked.
*has a TV output can watch content from phone on the TV. Plus the cables are included. TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
*32 GB internal storage. You can show case pictures or video's you've taken on the larger screen.
Best camera/video off all powerphone devices:CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens, Video recording at up to 848 × 480 pixels (WVGA) and up to 25fps
Processor and 3D accelerator PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support(same as iPhone 3Gs)
TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
800 × 480 pixel resolution
(256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)