iphone or Blackberry?

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    Jul 07, 2007 5:28 PM GMT
    I have a blackberry and a windows smart phone. I prefer the windows because of the sync with an exchange server. With outlook, outlook web access, and outlook mobile, i can access any of my contacts, notes, or calendar entries anywhere, and other people i delegate can add/modify them, and they all sync transparently. I've tried that with palm pilots, blackberry's, and linux ical stuff, it works best presently with windows.

    I'd ditch it in a minute for any open source solution, but so far, there are none that compete.
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    Jul 07, 2007 5:57 PM GMT
    Fuck Blackberry - all your god-damn crackberry stuff goes through my hometown - seriously, there's like a cloud of EM interferance everywhere in the K-dub....though...Rim has deep pockets and my university is definitely profiting from it. Lol, the owners of RIM like to...donate...LARGE...sums..of money to my school, hahaha.

    but I'd still take an iPhone over a crackberry. Did anyone watch reboot when they were a kid? Cause I did, and the iPhone is like, the EXACT organizer-pad thing that Dot Matrix had. I've been waiting my whole life for it, hahahaha.

    Ok...that's a tad pathetic. but I don't care. I'm still buying one. But everyone else...keep buying crackberries...I need a nanotech building.
    lmao
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    Jul 07, 2007 6:38 PM GMT
    tanktop, just so you know...any Mac product, including the iPhone can be synched with your Address Book, web browser bookmarks, keychain items (login/password items). That's been a feature of the Mac OS for some time.
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    Jul 08, 2007 3:55 PM GMT
    fastprof

    Thanks, I know about syncing, with Apple, blackberries and palm pilots. But that's not the same as syncing to the exchange server. I'll give you an example of what you can do:

    Someone calls my office, and speaks to the manager needing work

    She adds their contact info to my contact list
    She adds an item for me to their todo list
    She sends them an email confirming, and CCs me

    All this is sync'd to my phone over the air in real time (or every 10 minutes, depending on the setup)
    I call them, and get their cell phone number, add it to my contact list on my phone
    I add a comment to the task on my phone
    I send an email from my phone confirming

    All this is sync'd to the exchange server
    I see it on my pc at home. She sees it on hers as work. I see it in outlook web access from the client's office

    We decide we want to have a meeting.

    I create a meeting request, seeing her schedule in Outlook to pick a time

    Everyone replies by email to the request

    It is added to my calendar when they confirm, and sync'd automatically to my phone

    My phone alarms me an hour before

    All of this is accomplished with Windows Small Business Server Software (about $600 for a 5 user) running on a Dell PowerEdge server (about $500), and with any clients (macs, pcs, any web browers). It's easy enough that I set it all up myself.

    I have tried other solutions, such as Blackberry Enterprise (too expensive and combersome), Evolution on Linux (not ready for prime time yet), and various Palm/Blackberry solutions.

    So far, no solution I have found beats the Exchange/Outlook/Outlook Web Access/Outlook Mobile solution.

    And I have had all this working using a free (after rebate) phone from Cingular for 2 years.

    Now I am the first to agree that the Apple OS based on Unix is much more elegant, secure, and powerful than Windows, as is Linux. But none of the "groupware" type platforms yet compare favorably to Exchange.
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    Jul 08, 2007 4:23 PM GMT
    I was waiting for the RAZR2 which is probably coming out in the next couple of weeks, but just got a new Samsung A717. Works nice and on 3G, but I think I'm going to get tired of the clamshell. Going to swap out for a Blackjack before my 30 day trial. Don't have to hit so many damn keys to make the write letters come up.

    iPhone....sigh. If they can figure out how to upgrade their chipset to use 3G without draining the power so fast, I'll consider it. Might have to wait 1 or 2 gens, though.
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    Jul 08, 2007 5:48 PM GMT
    I've had one for a week now, and I initially had my reservations. I was mostly worried about the keyboard - and although it's virtual and somewhat small for my big fingers, the software is really good about knowing what I intended to type. So, I really haven't had much of a problem writing e-mails or texting.

    Yeah, 3G would be great, but I'm quite pleased with the WiFi - as most of the places I've been showing the phone to friends has been at or near someone's wireless router that I can hop on. And the WiFi is faster than 3G.

    Everything else is just simply amazing. They did a great job on the interface and I'm rather pleased with it. Sure it was expensive, but I was in the market for a new iPod and a new cell phone and was already an AT&T customer - so I'd likely have spent the same price on both separately.

    In response to jonnyfreestyle's comment:

    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.

    Actually, sources from apple have reported (unofficially) that production has been limited to only a few hundred thousand. And most of those were sold out on the first day. As with any major product launch, unless the product is ready months ahead of time, you can't build a major surplus of the product. This phone didn't start production until a few weeks prior to launch. And they can't turn out 100,000 units a day, but they are starting to fill the backlog.

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    Jul 08, 2007 7:12 PM GMT
    ok... i saw on the news they made 3 million and sold 1 million so far.

    but anyway... after using the iPhone for about a week i'm even MORE impressed with how amazing it is.

    it can't touch the blackberry... sorry boys. :)
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    Jul 27, 2007 8:48 PM GMT
    As an avid Mac user for many years I would LOVE To have the i=phone but whne ATT bought out Cincular they ceased service to my neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills so I had to switch to Sprint.

    BUMMER!


    I have seen and used the i-phone.... it is one of the most impressive and useful pieces of gear to come out since the i-pod.

    Apple and Sony make the most innovative and wonderful tech products!
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:30 AM GMT
    TallGWMvballer saidAs an avid Mac user for many years I would LOVE To have the i=phone but whne ATT bought out Cincular they ceased service to my neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills so I had to switch to Sprint.

    BUMMER!


    I have seen and used the i-phone.... it is one of the most impressive and useful pieces of gear to come out since the i-pod.

    Apple and Sony make the most innovative and wonderful tech products!

    That's odd, I have AT&T and my reception is always very good.
    I love my iPhone! I love it for work and play. I've been watching 'BattleStar Galactica' too.
    I'm gonna marry my iPhone!
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Blackberry on Verizon, you can't go wrong. I use mine to keep in touch with parents over e-mail and Skype conferences with admins, stream Pandora, watch Youtube on the train, etc...Great multi-tasker (but with an aging OS...)

    AT&T's 3G (WCDMA and HSDPA) network is still in its infancy and has yet to cater to the bandwidth needs of its subscribers. Too many users on their network, not enough planning to provide the infrastructure required to feed demand...just sad.

    Either that or wait for the iPhone to launch in LTE (4th gen)...I'm having a nerdgasm just thinking about it.
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:37 AM GMT
    They both have their ups and downs. I've used both and like different thing about each of the platforms. You can't go wrong with the BB for email and reliability. iPhone has GREAT apps.
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    I use a blackberry but happy with My apple stock - keep buying those i phones
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:46 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    TallGWMvballer saidAs an avid Mac user for many years I would LOVE To have the i=phone but whne ATT bought out Cincular they ceased service to my neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills so I had to switch to Sprint.

    BUMMER!


    I have seen and used the i-phone.... it is one of the most impressive and useful pieces of gear to come out since the i-pod.

    Apple and Sony make the most innovative and wonderful tech products!

    That's odd, I have AT&T and my reception is always very good.
    I love my iPhone! I love it for work and play. I've been watching 'BattleStar Galactica' too.
    I'm gonna marry my iPhone!


    Sigh see what they mean by a slippery slop you allow gay marriage and now you want cell phone marriage. When are you people going to be satisfied. I mean the bible is absolutely against marrying technology figures you all want what you can't have. I'll be sure to call my representative in the morning to ensure that they discuss a Federal Marriage Amendment to limit marriage between two humans.
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    all i have to say is check out this website.


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    Aug 14, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    angrywhiteguy22 said
    swimbikerun said
    TallGWMvballer saidAs an avid Mac user for many years I would LOVE To have the i=phone but whne ATT bought out Cincular they ceased service to my neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills so I had to switch to Sprint.

    BUMMER!


    I have seen and used the i-phone.... it is one of the most impressive and useful pieces of gear to come out since the i-pod.

    Apple and Sony make the most innovative and wonderful tech products!

    That's odd, I have AT&T and my reception is always very good.
    I love my iPhone! I love it for work and play. I've been watching 'BattleStar Galactica' too.
    I'm gonna marry my iPhone!


    Sigh see what they mean by a slippery slop you allow gay marriage and now you want cell phone marriage. When are you people going to be satisfied. I mean the bible is absolutely against marrying technology figures you all want what you can't have. I'll be sure to call my representative in the morning to ensure that they discuss a Federal Marriage Amendment to limit marriage between two humans.
    Well, well it certainly didn't take long for a skin bag hater to come along and rain on our parade.
    We just want to be recognized as sentient beings in a loving relationship. So a human and a machine love one another? Isn't there enough hate already in this universe? Frak you!
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    Aug 14, 2009 9:00 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said

    Well, well it certainly didn't take long for a skin bag hater to come along and rain on our parade.
    We just want to be recognized as sentient beings in a loving relationship. So a human and a machine love one another? Isn't there enough hate already in this universe? Frak you!


    Sooooooooo cuuuuute
  • Mepark

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    Aug 16, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    Blackberry doesn't come close to the brilliance and genius of the iPhone. Just wish it wasn't at&t.
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    Aug 16, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    highsierrahiker saidIf 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.


    if you jailbrake the iphone you can download software that changes the resolution of the iphones pictures to give you a 4MP take. Just sayin..

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    Aug 16, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    I just bought a new blackberry tour and it is very impressive... I returned my iPhone last year cuz too many dropped calls and such...
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    Aug 17, 2009 7:54 PM GMT
    I've got a storm, and I love it.
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    Aug 18, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
    iPhone.
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    Aug 18, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
    I hate my blackberry, waiting until the contract is up so i can get my an iPhone
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    Aug 18, 2009 2:23 PM GMT
    I love my iPhone.
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    Aug 18, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    I'm keeping my blackberry. icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 18, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    Your smart phone experience is as much a function of the service in your area as the instrument itself. It also remains true that the Blackberry is a better business tool, while the iPhone is better oriented to domestic uses.

    Verizon now exceeds AT&T in many US markets for speed and reliability for the enhanced services a smart phone offers. Talk to your friends and see what they experience in your own area. Then when you have chosen the service, see what phone models they offer.

    The iPhone is still exclusive to AT&T, so if you must have one, your carrier choice is made. Another Verizon exclusive is the new Palm Pre, which shows promise as a business smart phone, and that I'm considering myself.

    To flatly say one phone is better than another is very 1-dimensional, given all the variables of what each user wants, and the quality of local service tied to that phone. It's as personal as buying clothes, or a car.