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09-15-2009, 04:28 AM #81
I don't know how valid I find all these points. True, the BB internet browser is hard to use. That I agree with. The other points I'm not really sure about...
1) I'm not really sure what "crashes" your talking about because I had a Pearl before and it never did that. If anything my iPhone has done a spontaneous reset on me twice whereas my BB never did- but it is unlocked and jailbroken. My BB was great! The one stick up on iPhone was the BB had time stamps on every message- the iPhone doesn't do that for me.
2) The Mobile Me service is an extra cost and although it locates your iphone, you can pay for insurance on a BB and can't on an iPhone. So if you lose your iPhone you can get mobileme to try to retrieve your phone if you've paid the extra money every year, but the BB can equally be replaced if you pay for the insurance.
3) Syncing is up to the user. Although there are more reasons/occassions to sync your iPhone it can also be tedious to HAVE to hook it up to a computer every time. BB users only need to sync when they need to backup their newest files. Less reasons, but also less necessary.
5) The OS isn't really fair. A lot of the software updates are including things that BBs already have- picture messaging, bluetooth headset calling, copy and paste, video recording..... so they don't send out all those updates just because they don't have as much of the necessity.
4) BB has been around for a lot longer than the iPhone. Let's see how many 2g users there are another 2-3 years from now. Especially since the batteries aren't replaceable I've already heard of a lot of 2g phones falling apart. It's either charging ports or bad battery life or a broken screen that costs $200 to fix. The 3G/3GS costs around $65 to replace, which is still expensive just to get a working screen, but the 2g costs a whopping $170. BBs, as I've seen, can have a huge (annoying) line down the middle but the screen works perfect! They're definitely more durable in my opinion.
All in all, I enjoy your enthusiasm for the iPhone but I feel it may be a bit on the wayside. No need to bash the BB lovers out there, they just have different needs and therefore go to a different phone. :-)
09-15-2009, 07:47 AM #82
09-15-2009, 11:10 AM #83
09-15-2009, 12:27 PM #84
After reading Melech518's response to RaginAsian, I have the following questions (never owning a Blackberry, just curious):
1. How many Blackberry phone versions were needed to be purchased in order to obtain the lastest software and abilities promised by the manufacturer?
2. How much does a battery swap cost on a Blackberry vs iPhone? And, how long are you without the iPhone to have it "soldered" vs changing the battery on Blackberry?
09-15-2009, 03:10 PM #85
1. For added features and new UI's a new phone must be purchased every time BB changes the model of phone.
2. Battery swap for iPhone 2G= $50
OEM Battery replacement for BB Bold=$49.99
09-15-2009, 03:14 PM #86
My BF has the Storm (which sucks)
and my friend has a Bold (which.. I must admit is pretty nice).
Blackberries and iPhones are both better in their own ways.I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
09-16-2009, 01:06 AM #87
09-16-2009, 01:33 AM #88
09-16-2009, 01:57 AM #89
Quote from Melech518:
"Wow...you have been here since the beginning and I got the first post out of you! Keep the comments coming"
I like to observe and am very grateful for all the news that both the site and the members provide.
This issue is one that I am hearing debated all the time, even here in Thailand, so I just wanted to add my two cents.
Thanks to all for some really great insights on both sides of the tape.
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09-17-2009, 11:55 AM #90
Just posting here to say that mobiletypingtest.com seems to prove that the iPhone is the fastest phone out there for typing. Sure nothing beats a good old fashioned keyboard but once you've been using your iPhone for a while, the auto correct feature will fix most errors. I for one will stick with my iPhone based upon it's sheer ease of use, and overall functionality.
09-18-2009, 01:03 PM #91
I switched from the blackberry about 2 years ago and would never go back. I was typing email responses on my way to work on the train and found the blackberry keyboard so darn awlful. I was ok with short emails but lengthy ones with explainations were totally impossible.
I don't have this problem with the iphone i just type away.
The other issue was the cost and darn effort just to setup blackberry to an exchnage server, it was god damn awlful, took forever and you couldn't put the software on the same exchnage server.
with the iphone you put in a few entries and an ip and away you go - took seconds and no damn software
I wanted to listen to music and wanted to watch videos and didn't want to have to keep getting the ipod out
Thank you Apple
09-18-2009, 02:03 PM #92
the forensics guy is right. stray data--texts, ect--has survived five three fw upgrades, five re-jailbreaks, and about 12-15 hrs of daily usage for over a year. i see the stuff right in my files. also, i restored and rejailbroke on someone else's pc once and some of their contacts (they had iphone too) ended up on my phone. really odd. and around 700 photos i took over the winter and deleted (i thought) uploaded nicely to my new macbook, again, after a the deletion, a fw update, a jailbreak, and setting up as new phone. even got a new itunes account w new pass!had to use ifile to manually delete the folders.
09-20-2009, 07:47 PM #93
09-20-2009, 08:40 PM #94
The best phone is the one that suites your needs.
09-28-2009, 12:06 PM #95
11-16-2009, 11:20 PM #96
its the best all touch keyboard yet its not perfect if I did a lot of typing it prob wouldn't work but my fingers cant work a bb either so I will keep my iPhone