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    Default Make Up Your Mind, Business People! iPhone or BlackBerry?

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    The back and forth love/hate relationship that "business people" have with the iPhone is getting really annoying.

    Whenever one report is published that BlackBerry users are starting to take another look at the iPhone, a "study" is soon after released that states the exact opposite with some degree of proposed scientific authenticity.

    Most such "studies" convey the BlackBerry as the preferential smart phone for sophisticated, cosmopolitan professionals. That statement, of course, is usually followed by a subsequent observation that derides the iPhone as a "silly toy" for people who simply aren't serious enough for success.

    Just yesterday, however, a rather large study by a credible organization revealed something you don't hear very often: the iPhone is now preferred to the BlackBerry among business users.

    In a survey, conducted by JD Power and Associates on business users’ satisfaction with their handsets between January and June 2009, the iPhone bagged the top spot, outperforming rivals like RIM BlackBerry, LG, and Samsung.
    Apple has made it clear that it doesn't intend for the iPhone to be the ultimate business tool. But you can tell Apple takes notice (if not offensive) to the routine claims of how superior the BlackBerry is to the iPhone for business users. Needless to say, this latest study must come as welcome gem of unanticipated good news.

    Factors depicting business user satisfaction include ease of operation, physical design and handling, operating system, features as well as battery functions. On an index score of 1,000, Apple’s iPhone scored an impressive 803, followed by RIM BlackBerry with a score of 724.
    Incredibly, better than 50% of business users surveyed revealed downloading third-party games to their iPhone for entertainment purposes. Sounds a lot like a contradiction to earlier criticisms about the iPhone not being serious enough for business users, doesn't it?

    Just had to rub that in.

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    Thats pretty big for the iphone. I still enjoy using both though

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    Maybe an iPhone with a physical keyboard would help convince them. Seriously, business people want a physical qwerty keyboard. And lots of normal consumers do too. Would it kill them to release one with a keyboard and one without?

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    So business users like it because they can play games on it, not do do work... LOL. Anyway, iPhone won't beat Blackberry at e-mail and communication in general.

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    I enjoy using Both....i prefer my BB Bold though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengo View Post
    iPhone won't beat Blackberry at e-mail and communication in general.
    Why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutumnBoard View Post
    Maybe an iPhone with a physical keyboard would help convince them. Seriously, business people want a physical qwerty keyboard. And lots of normal consumers do too. Would it kill them to release one with a keyboard and one without?
    One of Apple's goals when first developing the iphone was no/minimal buttons. You will never see an iphone with a physical keyboard.

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    iphone all the way baby

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    I go back and forth between the bold and 3gs. I like them both for different reasons. Both devices serve me well for my needs. Currently sold my bold and now on my 3gs until the 9700 comes out. Will probably go with that for a few months before going back to my 3gs
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    I prefer to think of the Blackberry as a hatchback and the Iphone as a full size SUV. You get a lot more use of it .

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    Well... The BB is a phone with some browsing ability and the iPhone is a computer with (some) phone ability. There is NO comparison really.
    It's not me ... it's THEM

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    I still bounce back and forth between my 3g and curve...my bb will never be retired if just for the battery life edge it holds over the iphone, and i still much prefer the bb keyboard

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    Default Never say never!!!
    Well, if you told Apple users not long ago that it would go the way of Intel, only very few would believe you. So never say never!

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    One of Apple's goals when first developing the iphone was no/minimal buttons. You will never see an iphone with a physical keyboard.

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    iBerry!

    or if you're from the South "blackPhone!"

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    So I didnt see anyone bring up this point by I think that the reason the iPhone is getting passed in the workplace (for good reason) is security. Apple really screwed up the whole encrypted phone requirement for exchange. Thats pretty much the big one. Also business users need a phone they can command, not a phone that commands them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    One of Apple's goals when first developing the iphone was no/minimal buttons. You will never see an iphone with a physical keyboard.
    I myself would not want a physical keyboard on my phone. My Verizon had one and I did not care for it one bit. Steven hates all those small buttons on phones and so do I. LOL

    As for the iPhone this is great news and for Apple also. As for myself someone couldn't give me a Black Berry to use. My hubby has one and so does my son.... I feel they are a cheap phone for one and hate the small buttons and the stupid windows type menu. The iPhone has stolen my heart, in my eyes no other phone is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutumnBoard View Post
    Maybe an iPhone with a physical keyboard would help convince them. Seriously, business people want a physical qwerty keyboard. And lots of normal consumers do too. Would it kill them to release one with a keyboard and one without?
    Itwinge - Blur - Iphone

    Check that site out- its a physical keyboard for the iphone if u want one so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by glassJAw View Post
    Nokia 5100! Bring it back! I miss snake
    Snake was awesome. god games have come a long way!

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