iphone or Blackberry?

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    Jun 29, 2007 7:49 PM GMT
    Is anyone waiting in line to get a new iphone or are they sticking with there blackberry.


    And if you did wait inline. How long did you wait?
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    Jun 29, 2007 7:52 PM GMT
    I'm waiting until I can get a tricorder.
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    Jun 29, 2007 8:18 PM GMT
    I've got a Blackberry 8800 that I really like--don't know how I managed to live without email on my mobile. Will definitely switch to the iPhone, but I usually wait until second-gen for Apple products. They're terrific first-gen, but the improvements on the next release are usually substantial ... and fast on the heels of the previous model.
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    Jun 29, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    (boo for only being on AT&T/Cingular... it sucks in BOSTON... verizon has a major chokehold on the Boston market).

    If I were to get one, I'd wait until Gen 2 or 3. The whole "You dont need an ipod and a phone, you have both" makes me a bit leary... id rather have something for my music, and somethign for communication separate. I'll probably just upgrade my Berry though.
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    Jun 29, 2007 8:45 PM GMT
    If the iPhone had a better camera, I'd get it. I want 5MP, like the new Nokia N95. I like the integrated iPod too. My iPod pretty much lives in my car, so I'd view an iPhone as a second iPod, not a replacement for my primary one. Of course, I have over 120GB of music, so the iPod's paltry 8GB doesn't quite cut it for me...

    They also need to add IM. SMS is great, but they need a version of iChat for the iPhone.
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    Jun 29, 2007 9:47 PM GMT
    My partner is currently standing in line. The iPhones actually go on sale here in Seattle at 6:00 p.m. tonight. People have been standing in line since yesterday.

    I hope he gets one, but I think they'll be out of stock pretty quickly.
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    Jun 29, 2007 10:26 PM GMT
    i love my crackberry, oops i meant blackberry. i cant live with out it. i had two phones at the same time and that still didnt make me as happy as my blackberry lol
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    Jun 30, 2007 4:02 AM GMT
    I'm ready to ditch my cell phone for the iPhone. But, I'm in Canada, so I will have to wait....bah!
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    Jun 30, 2007 10:04 AM GMT
    Well, I am in Kuwait and I do no think the Iphone will work here. They just introduced the Blackberry 8830 world edition.

    I would love to have an Iphone but i think I would wait for the 2nd Gen.
  • UTB1

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    Jun 30, 2007 11:41 AM GMT
    Test drove an iPhone yesterday - very cool! Only downside that I could find was the touch keyboard did not like big fingers - spent a lot of time getting the right letter. Otherwise, it was pretty incredible - very light, sleak design - vivid graphics. But not sure I would part with my iPod. I think I would still use both.
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    Jun 30, 2007 12:38 PM GMT
    I live in CDMA country (I'm with US Cellular), and an iPhone would have terrible coverage out here. And, since I just got a new phone a couple months ago (a RAZR), it'll be at least two years before I upgrade, anyway.
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    Jun 30, 2007 1:30 PM GMT
    I'm still waiting for them to the kinks out of the Victrola before I get a record player. It's difficult to listen to at the gym, but, the determination pays off.
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    Jul 02, 2007 3:32 AM GMT
    Am I the only outcast with a Treo? Best phone I've ever had but it's so much more then a phone...
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    Jul 02, 2007 3:37 AM GMT
    i'm loving the new iPhone... no phone on the market (including blackberry) can touch what this phone does.

    people that are saying it's better to wait for the next version of the iPhone are insane (and don't have one, clearly) because this thing is a real stunner. i am totally blown away by how well every feature works, and it has features that aren't even mentioned in the commercials.

    the other companies will be scrambling to keep up over the next few years...
  • bigguysf

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    Jul 02, 2007 4:54 AM GMT
    A minority point of view I know, but I don't want either! ;)
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    Jul 02, 2007 6:20 AM GMT
    Why not BIGGUYSF. What do want instead?

    I want an Iphone but it it is not world combatible yet. So It will have be either new Motorola or Blackberry for me.
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    Jul 02, 2007 11:07 AM GMT
    Johnnyfreestyle, if the first iteration of the iPhone even gets to Australia I probably would still wait for the next version ;)

    I would die - well maybe not die - for an iPhone G1 but when it arrives here I know the iPhone G2 will be out anyway.

    Anth
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    Jul 02, 2007 12:32 PM GMT
    I upgraded my Slvr to an iPhone, it was a substantial upgrade for me and defiantly was worth it, having 8 gigs for music is like carrying an Ipod nano, and the less things I have in my pocket the better. I don't have to worry about something falling out, while I scramble to get my Metro Card to catch a train, and having google maps, a web browser and my email all at the touch of my fingers. It's incredible. On Friday at 6 PM I had a yoga, I got out of there by 8 PM and down to the Soho Apple store by 8:15 and to my surprise the people who had camped out for a day or two were gone and the line had nearly vanished, So I was able to walk in and walk out with my new phone in about 10 mins. So after feeling great from my yoga class, not having to wait in line to get the phone was icing on the cake ;-)
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    Jul 02, 2007 1:09 PM GMT
    If iPhones are so readily available in Apple stores at list price, why are there so many of them listed on eBay for more than list price?

    BTW, yesterday I ran into someone who has one. They do actually work in the more populous parts of Iowa, but there are gaps in the coverage. The guy at the US Cellular booth said there's no ATT coverage at all in the boonies south of here.
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    Jul 02, 2007 2:18 PM GMT
    I do not have either and Im happy that way. I dont want any one at work to keep sending me emails and expect me to answer them as im driving home or if im at the gym, or during the weekend. If im not at the office, then dont expect me to answer emails. As for the iphone there are some serious draw backs. For those of you who have it, what are the security fetures in it? does it come with a firewall, antivirus, encription? I ask because you have access to the web and we all know how clean the web is. Less than 10 GBs of memory? My ipod has more than that, even my flash drive player can hold more than that. And then we have sweet old ATT. The service around my area is awuful. So for the time being I will pass. In a year when the new one come up and every one else is stuck in their 2 year plan, I might get it, and who knows maybe the competition will come up with something better.
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    Jul 02, 2007 4:01 PM GMT
    Don't want either. Just got a Motorola Razor yesterday and I am content now.

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    Jul 02, 2007 5:55 PM GMT
    paradox, iPhones are indeed readily available at Apple stores with no waiting. so who knows why they are listed on eBay at inflated prices? maybe for suckers who assume they aren't available because of all the media hype? they still have like 2 million in stock nationwide.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 02, 2007 11:51 PM GMT
    Good one Mind! Scotty r we outta dylithium crystals again??
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    Jul 07, 2007 2:41 AM GMT
    I feel like it may be worth it to wait for 3G. The current experience on Edge (from what I heard) is not acceptable (for me at least).

    But in the mean time...I am uber-jealous at anyone who has one....cause it's just sooooooo amazing!
  • hotversguy

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    Jul 07, 2007 4:49 AM GMT
    ah the iPhone...waited like 5 minutes in SoHo for mine. which isn't long enough because the Apple SoHo store is the highest concetration of hot men (not in a gym) during daylight hours.

    Shit, gave that away....ok, it's not. They're all HIDEOUS....

    anyway

    ...the 2.5/EDGE thing is the only drag. and a real drag.

    i am suprised how well my big fingers can type on it.

    the big shock to me is actually the quality of the iPod. Sure, it's only 8 gigs (only 8 gigs....god i remember the casette player next to the Commodore 64...) but the sound quality is phenomenal. (I've had a few iPods in my day). And the video is unbelievable.

    The calendar and contact sync is great as well, though i wish the calendar would be color-coded like on the Mac.

    i had backed my Verizon contacts up on line, so transferring numbers was a little bit less of a drag - mstly cut and paste into the mac address book and hit "sync."