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10-09-2009, 11:27 PM #1
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.
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.
Just had to rub that in.
10-09-2009, 11:29 PM #2
Thats pretty big for the iphone. I still enjoy using both though
10-09-2009, 11:31 PM #3
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?
10-09-2009, 11:35 PM #4
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.
10-09-2009, 11:40 PM #5
I enjoy using Both....i prefer my BB Bold though...
10-09-2009, 11:47 PM #6
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10-10-2009, 12:06 AM #7
10-10-2009, 12:37 AM #8
iphone all the way baby
10-10-2009, 12:48 AM #9
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
Too bad the AppStore doesn't have Word Mole. It's a pretty addictive game
10-10-2009, 12:58 AM #10
Nokia 5100! Bring it back! I miss snakePS3 ID : glassJAw624 : add it
10-10-2009, 02:11 AM #11
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 .
10-10-2009, 02:57 AM #12
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
10-10-2009, 03:05 AM #13
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
10-10-2009, 07:08 AM #14Have my 3Gs And A Unlock Strom
But the iPhone Is Number 1 in my books
10-10-2009, 07:26 AM #15
10-10-2009, 08:01 AM #16
or if you're from the South "blackPhone!"
10-10-2009, 08:31 AM #17
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.
10-10-2009, 08:43 AM #18
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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