What if: Apple Newton vs. Apple iPhone

We've taken the reigning champion of mobile devices, the Apple Newton Messagepad, out of retirement to put it up against a brand-new contender, its very own grandchild, the iPhone 3GS.

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Back when CNET UK was a baby, it pitted an Apple Newton MessagePad against a Samsung Q1 UMPC in a brutal boxing match to the death . The Newton, despite being 10 years the Q1's senior, emerged victorious and the crowd--that's you lot-- went wild .

Today, we've taken the reigning champion, the very same Newton, out of retirement to put it up against a brand-new contender. This time, the opposition is no Windows-tainted experiment doomed to failure . Oh no--this time it's the Newton's very own grandchild, the iPhone 3GS.

It would be a little unfair to compare the two devices on a like-for-like basis. One's a phone, for goodness sake, and one's a 400-year-old tablet thingy. CNET UK's Flora Graham and Rory Reid take a relative look at each, focusing on how innovative they were for their respective times...

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