The Nokia N97 has widgets that update your personal Internet feeds in real time on your home screen so that you don't have to open another app to access them. My favorite, the Accuweather widget, takes advantage of the N97's built-in Assisted GPS. When I traveled from San Francisco to the slightly different microclimate of the East Bay, for example, the outdoor temperature on my home screen updated accordingly. Other widgets include Facebook, MySpace, your personal e-mail, the music player, favorite contacts, and the date and time.
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G, which runs the Android OS 1.5 update (aka “Cupcake”), also has a widget-based home screen. The myTouch 3G includes media-player, calendar, analog-clock, search, and picture-frame widgets. You can also pull up the full menu (pictured here) from the home screen. While the N97’s live-feed widgets are useful, I like the overall look and customization abilities of the myTouch 3G.
Winner: T-Mobile myTouch 3G