Blackberry Vs. the Iphone Which do would rather?

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    Apr 25, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    I've been a blackberry user for the last 3 years. I love my blackberry. I'm addicted to it!! BBM is the best thing to have happened to me in a loooonnng time lol!!!

    However...
    I have two really close friends who recently bought the Iphone 4, Every time I use their phones it's just so cool. They have an app for almost anything!!! I love how dynamic the Iphone is. However I can't get passed the idea that there are no buttons icon_sad.gif ... It's just weird to me, I make a lot of mistakes when I use their phones when I type. And worst of all NO BBM icon_sad.gif

    My Contract with my service provider is up in June and I'm seriously considering the switch to an Iphone....

    What are your thoughts on the Iphones & Blackberries? Which one do you use and prefer? what do you like most about each? Thanks!
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    Apr 25, 2011 11:18 AM GMT
    I have been a BB user forever.

    When the iPhone 3G came out here I switched cause it was so cool. 5 months later I sold it and went back to BB. I had a lot of reception issues with it, dropped calls etc. The typing was awful for me on the touchscreen keyboard. I could just never get used to it fromt he BB keyboard.

    So not learning my lesson... then the iPhone 4 came out... and all the issues I had with the 3G seemed to have been corrected, so I switched. The first day I activated it I wasn;t getting calls. 5 months of issues later my Provider finally swapped out the phone for me and I got a working phone. 1 month of the working phone and I switched back to BB.

    I live through texting, email. I could never get used to the iPhone keypad. All my spaces between words were "b's" or "n's" so I had to key back and correct everything otherwise peoplenwerebreadingbthingsnlikebthis. That made typing take twice as long. Witht he whole thing being glass, I was constantly afraid it was going to get broken, aven though I had a case for it. And really the call quality just was never as good, I had to charge it every night.

    FOR ME, the iPhone is a fantastic internet device, can't be beat for browsing, thats about it, as a phone, its fun but not reliable. And typing on it was a nightmare. I missed my BBM, and when I switched back this time was so happy to see that RIM improved their internet browser while I was away. Will never switch again.
  • Jexxo

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    Apr 25, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    meemo21 saidI've been a blackberry user for the last 3 years. I love my blackberry. I'm addicted to it!! BBM is the best thing to have happened to me in a loooonnng time lol!!!

    However...
    I have two really close friends who recently bought the Iphone 4, Every time I use their phones it's just so cool. They have an app for almost anything!!! I love how dynamic the Iphone is. However I can't get passed the idea that there are no buttons icon_sad.gif ... It's just weird to me, I make a lot of mistakes when I use their phones when I type. And worst of all NO BBM icon_sad.gif

    My Contract with my service provider is up in June and I'm seriously considering the switch to an Iphone....

    What are your thoughts on the Iphones & Blackberries? Which one do you use and prefer? what do you like most about each? Thanks!


    iPhone all the way. WhatsApp is basically BBM for iPhone
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    Apr 25, 2011 11:24 AM GMT
    First, if bbm is the best thing that's happened to you in a while you might want to re-evalute all the other great shit you probably have in your life icon_wink.gif

    I'm actually making the switch TODAY icon_biggrin.gif from blackberry (I have the storm) to Iphone4.... The storm is blackberry's touch screen phone and it wasn't that great, albeit bb isn't known for it's touch screens. I had it two years and aside from bbm this phone is really underwhelming, as I imagine the rest of the chunky bb's are.. can't wait to get my hands on the Iphone4.

    ALSO, there is a cross platform app that allows iPhone users to chat with bbm, so really no loss there icon_eek.gif
  • shawn06

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    Apr 25, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
    COSTAKI saidFirst, if bbm is the best thing that's happened to you in a while you might want to re-evalute all the other great shit you probably have in your life icon_wink.gif

    I'm actually making the switch TODAY icon_biggrin.gif from blackberry (I have the storm) to Iphone4.... The storm is blackberry's touch screen phone and it wasn't that great, albeit bb isn't known for it's touch screens. I had it two years and aside from bbm this phone is really underwhelming, as I imagine the rest of the chunky bb's are.. can't wait to get my hands on the Iphone4.

    ALSO, there is a cross platform app that allows iPhone users to chat with bbm, so really no loss there icon_eek.gif


    The blackberry torch is a much better touch screen phone, but yea the storm is terrible so switching to iphone is not unreasonable if you want touch screen.
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    Apr 25, 2011 12:11 PM GMT
    I have the crackberry for work and the iphone 4 as my privater cell.... Best of both worlds icon_smile.gif

    You can type faster with the bb but everything else is way better with the iphone
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    Apr 25, 2011 12:23 PM GMT
    I'll gladly keep my BB no matter how many cool apps the Iphone has. The touch screen works well only if you have little pointy fingers like a teenage girl -- for whom the Iphone was evidently designed.
    I do lots of texting and emailing for work and the BB is ideal for that.
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    Apr 25, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    Jexxo saidiPhone all the way. WhatsApp is basically BBM for iPhone


    No, WhatsApp is the poser app that is trying to be like BBM, but still isn't as good. I had WhatsApp to accommodate for all my iphone friends who wanted to be part of the BBM club, but I deleted it after about a week because I hated it.

    The torch is the best phone I ever had. Still nothing I don't like about it. Web browsing is amazing and their hasn't been a webpage yet I can't open. Its touch screen is really good and if you get tired of the screen, you can slide it open for the full keyboard. Blackberry all the way
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    Apr 25, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    Iamme saidI have the crackberry for work and the iphone 4 as my privater cell.... Best of both worlds icon_smile.gif

    You can type faster with the bb but everything else is way better with the iphone


    I def agree, BB is good for work/email and stuff but iphone is good for everything else!
  • Hammer89

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    Apr 25, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    I used to have the Blackberry, then switched to the Android and then eventually to the iPhone 4 which I have now. I had the Blackberry and Android for 2+ years each and then I've had the iPhone 4 for a few months. Of all three I'd rate them as follows:
    1) iPhone
    2) Blackberry
    3) Android
    I don't think the iphone is the "superior" choice here. I miss my blackberry. But I do think they still have some R&D to do to make it better. I really like the iphone for all of it's apps and picture/video quality. But i'm still against the touch screen. I always have been. If the Blackberry had iPhone quality/resolution...I'd go for Blackberry. Or vice versa. If iPhone had a keypad...i'd jump on that.
    That's my opinion.
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    Apr 25, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    I had the iPhone 3GS, and now for the 4, for these reasons:

    I'm always showing photos to people, and love its large screen (though some BBs now have one, too). Plus nobody else has the retina-display screen, just stunning for my 4000+ pics. And they're not just the boring personal travel stuff.

    Just the other day my partner ran into a guy he hadn't seen in 20 years. They were talking about all their old Boston friends, and I said, well here, I've got a pic of them from a dinner we all attended in Boston this past Fall. And this guy was delighted, trying to guess who was who, cause he hadn't seen them forever. As we say online here, if you're gonna tell a story, have pics, and thanks to my iPhone, I always do.

    It integrates seamlessly with my Mac computer and the applications I use on it. Since all my contacts and calendar items are social, and not immediately worked related, like with the average BB business user, I wait to make most entries until I get home. My clumsy old fingers don't function well with any handheld device, so unless I must, I wait and make the entry or change on the desktop, then sync to the iPhone. Actually what I mostly did with my previous Palm PDAs, too.

    The apps are incredible and limitless, as someone already mentioned. And I actually use them regularly in my daily life, so that guys I run into, some younger than me by 30 or more years, are just like "WOW! I didn't know you could do that!" I know lots of guys have these things on their smart phones, but I really use them, and the iPhone is great for that, very friendly.
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    Apr 25, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidI'll gladly keep my BB no matter how many cool apps the Iphone has. The touch screen works well only if you have little pointy fingers like a teenage girl -- for whom the Iphone was evidently designed.
    I do lots of texting and emailing for work and the BB is ideal for that.


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  • suedeheadscot

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    Apr 25, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
    I love my blackberry. BUT I STILL CAN'T GET F£$%! GRINDR DESPITE SIGNING UP FOR IT YEARS AGO!!!
  • mizu5

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    Apr 25, 2011 7:05 PM GMT
    Ehhh. I dont love the Iphone. I get it, I jsut dont love it. I have an Itouch which I'm having MAD issues with (PM me if you can help? lol) and apple enver seems to be able to help me.

    that said I am getting an Ipad2, for free don't yell at me. I can jsut use that for all my apps and whatnot.
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    Apr 25, 2011 7:26 PM GMT
    I definitely recommend getting an Android phone...this is the way that the marketplace is going for sure.
  • samasaurusrex

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    Apr 25, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    Theyre really not comparable. BB is great for professional purposes (outlook, calendars, etc) but the iPhone is so versatile. Until BB gets with the times and creates a legitimate app market, they'll be too different. Its like comparing a ford explorer to a 911. Both are great, but totally different.
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    Apr 25, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    I have had seven or eight Blackberrys over the years including a Storm 1 and Storm 2 and Tour. I will say that Storm 2 is way better than the Storm 1. I also got a Droid X last August and carry both and use both. Since I’m a commercial RE broker licensed in multiple states I have multiple area specific phone lines so I have use for both. I also have most of my many email accounts ported to both. I’m on a Blackberry Enterprise server for my important email but use a 3rd app called Touchdown to also use that one on my Droid. Without it the Droid is simply abysmal when handling exchange emails.

    The Droid is ok for email, but not even close to what the blackberry can do nor nearly as quick. The blackberry has much more control flexibly for each email account that the Droid doesn’t do. I use different alert tones on the BB for each email because I use each of the email accounts for different purposes. I have many issues with emails coming in duplicates or fours and sometimes not at all with the Droid. Once in a while its 10+ hours before I get it. The BB, however, never fails to receive it before it even gets to my desktop – not true with the droid. When I send from my BB exchange account it never fails to appear in my sent folder on my desktop – not always true with the droid.

    I also have many more lockups with Droid, which requires taking the battery out for a cold boot - like the BB used to do before os 5.

    Given what I do, there are legal ramifications if things go wrong and some states have statutes on business torts as long as four years. That’s a bunch of emails to piece back together if something happens and a client of mine gets sued. I feel much more protected with the blackberry than the Droid.

    However, at my gym I know a few guys who have both the iPhone and Droid and each of them prefer the Droid strangely enough over the iPhone.

    Now, for everything other than email, I’ve gotten to where I prefer the Droid – Google maps, Google Nav, My Tracks, FB, Foursquare, ebay, and on and on. I have in the neighborhood of 100 apps on the droid and use Advance Task Killer to shut down what I don’t need in the interest of battery life. The screen on the Droid X is larger than the BB or the iPhone, which is very nice for an old man like me. None of my old geezer clients text so that ease of use really isn’t a factor. I do use texting a lot, but it’s the kids I work out with whom I text. I can use either device for that.

    I make far fewer mistakes typing on the BB than the droid. And the droid predictive corrective changes words after you've already gone on to the next and changes it to something that doesn't make sense. The BB does a lot less of this and its predictive feature is a lot more accurate as to figuring out what you were going to type anyway.

    Net of all this is that if I had a job where email wasn’t important I could get along with just the droid and probably the iPhone. In my situation I feel I need both. If for some reason i could only have one, it would still be the BB.
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    Apr 25, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    I had a crackberry for 2 years and was glad to get rid of it. The keys are for 8 year girls, it is almost impossible to hit the one key you want. And it took over a week to learn the damn thing and it still was not user friendly.

    I got an iPhone a year ago and learned it in 4 hours. If the key pads are still too small, turn it on it's side and the keys enlarge.

    Then again Apples work on logic, and it is difficult for those that are not good at using it.

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    Apr 25, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    I love my blackberry!!! I found some cool apps, and I love bbming my friends.
    I dont really like the pictures it takes though.
    I just find the iphone really expensive. You have to pay 200$ + a 3 year old plan which I find expensive.
    The blackberry curve was free. Ill just get an ipod touch later and Ill have the best of both world.
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    Apr 25, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
    The keyboard on the BB storm 2 was much more accurate and faster to learn than the Droid. The BB is just a more logical device than the droid IF your primary use is email. The still camera is OK in the droid but the video part of is great – better than my camcorder.
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    Apr 25, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    Neither! Android all the way baby!
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    Apr 25, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    OneGeezer saidThe keyboard on the BB storm 2 was much more accurate and faster to learn than the Droid. The BB is just a more logical device than the droid IF your primary use is email. The still camera is OK in the droid but the video part of is great – better than my camcorder.


    Yep My blackberry is the only phone that I ever had, probably will ever keep for 2 years, but bb is way too slow in terms of putting new technology on the market. The only reason I would not say Iphone is because I feel it is better to get a "real" phone and just buy the latest version of the ipod touch for music and apple related play... best of both worlds.
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    Apr 25, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    evannz saidI definitely recommend getting an Android phone...this is the way that the marketplace is going for sure.


    And Android Market has a vast vast VAST selection of apps. Try Jefit for working out or Google My Tracks for running or biking or Speed View for running 0 - 60 and 1/4 off of the track or Google Voice or Google Nav and on and on. This is where Android is cool.
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    Apr 25, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    Since this a fitness site for homos or was supposed to be -

    Attn Android users - check out Jefit and Google My Tracks in Market. Very cool apps.

    The Tech Savvy Geezer
  • somedaytoo

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    Apr 25, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Neither, Windows Phone
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