Travel Test: iPhone vs. Blackberry Bold vs. Guidebook

Travel Test: iPhone vs. Blackberry Bold vs. Guidebook

Sarah Coffey
Jul 13, 2009

We just stumbled across a story from the June 2009 issue of Conde Nast Traveler that's a helpful addition to Escapes month. The magazine hired three writers to navigate Moscow during the cold Russian winter. They were each given a list of missions: take the subway to the Izmailovsky Bazaar, visit the Diamond Vaults at the Kremlin, find a pharmacy at midnight, etc. One was armed with an iPhone, one with a Blackberry Bold, and one tech-free traveler carried only a guidebook. Click below to see which one came out on top...

In the age of high-tech travel, the winner was actually the guidebook, combined with lots of assistance from resident Russians willing to offer directions and advice.

• For the full story, click here.
• For journalist Mike Haney's review of the iPhone, click here.
• For the Blackberry Bold review from Alex Pasquariello, click here.
• For Sara Tucker's perspective on old-fashioned, tech-free travel, click here.

Photos: Apple, Blackberry, Amazon

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