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    iPhone Vs. Blackberry: Which Exemplifies Professionalism?

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    Via PinStack's Linkedin Group: "With the boom in new blackberries, touch screen phones and hype around the iPhone - I could not help but notice that there is a certain perception I have of people based on the phones they use to trade #s or communicate publicly. Everyone is different and unique as an individual, but how does that translate when in professional setting for networking or at a convention?

    Which phone do you use and what phone do you feel exudes professionalism? (Not that it reflects the truth!!! But, if it did...) Feedback anyone?" - MarcArthur St. Juste

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    Thanks, pretty interesting discussion...

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    Plenty of professionals are showing personal interest in the iPhone, and some are starting to use them in an enterprise environment in spite of serious security concerns.
    Blackberry remains the only choice (at this time) for those business users that wish to keep their data secure
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    Blackberry remains the only choice (at this time) for those business users that wish to keep their data secure
    True. Except for Obama. Who's being forced to use a so-called secure Windows mobile brick lol:
    http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos..._Are_UGLY.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    true. Except for obama. Who's being forced to use a so-called secure windows mobile brick lol:
    http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos..._are_ugly.html
    LMAO!!! Poor Barak!!! He will have BB withdrawls, and a ton of frustration dealing with that device...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    True. Except for Obama. Who's being forced to use a so-called secure Windows mobile brick lol:
    http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos..._Are_UGLY.html

    That Sectera EDGE is at least two years old I think. At $3K a piece, you'd think they would upgrade the looks by now.
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    I always profile people, well not really profile I should rephrase that, but I love to watch people and learn people and I can usually tell a person from their mobile. Its funny to me, becuase I think the G1, and the iphone are more techie phones, or for kids, not business professional, but a lot of this new generation of smartphone users want that. The blackberry has always came across as "too professional" except wih the pearl devices they still seem to be such a bigger hit with those that want something cool because it looks and feels more like a phone not a data device.
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    Your choice of phone reflects on you more than ever today. I work with a guy whose phone plays the "Deliverence" banjo music as a ringtone. Every time it rings, people think: "Squeal like a pig, boy!", and that is not good in a very conservative office like ours. As a result, he is not taken seriously. That is not good, especially in tough economic times. Shout out to everybody that works in an office: use boring and quiet ringtones, and not Metallica songs!

    You know, my wife loves her iPhone, but she is a self-employed antique dealer. Her iPhone ringtone is the sound of an old pinball machine, plink-plink-plinking away. She wanted me to get an iPhone 3G.

    The reason I chose the BlackBerry Bold over the iPhone 3G and the HTC Fuze is the dedicated portrait-oriented keyboard. In a meeting room full of suits, like I find myself in everyday, are you going to turn your phone sideways and tap away, like you are playing with a Nintendo DS? I can catch up on all my email, RSS and SMS with one hand on my Bold, and not look like I am playing Donkey Kong.

    Perception == reality.
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    Thumbs up Professionalism?

    Hi Hayden,
    Me again, with comment.
    A good looking phone, be it a BB a iPhone a Symbian product or whatever, exudes style and shows personality traits of the user.
    My experience, though, translates the following:
    iPhone is great for the entertainment package it offers, the sleak clean look ; the Symbian is also good in these aspects, but is considered (Nokia, Samsung etc) as a normal cell-phone; PDA's in general exude some professionalism, but if you want to show, while at work and at play, a great sense of professionalism as well as showing to be demanding, there is only BB.
    People, all over, recognize in awe, as a working tool. And, needless to say, IT IS AN EFFICIENT TOOL. Lately, also very good looking, with good multimedia capabilities, and a classy accessory to parade and show off...professionally.
    Regards.
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    Looks? Who cares? I'll turn my storm sideways all day to read and reply to messages. Its easier on my eyes cause the screen is huge. Games can be played in portrait mode too. If they think you're playin a game its because they think your playing a game, not because of the way you hold your phone. I chose a bb because its functional. Even if it looked ugly its functional. That's all that matters~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safiy View Post
    .............. I chose a bb because its functional. Even if it looked ugly its functional. That's all that matters~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    I have to agree with this. Ultimately, I choose BB because it does all I need it to do, and it does it well. On a "finer" note, it's why I'm still with the Curve rather than clammering to get one of the new devices. I'll get one in the future when I feel that a new one will do more ... and I need more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    True. Except for Obama. Who's being forced to use a so-called secure Windows mobile brick lol:
    http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos..._Are_UGLY.html
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    iPhone vs Blackberry: Why ask?

    Good question, if it really needed to be asked. On pure observation the iPhone has a strong presence among young professionals who work in media and design. Blackberrys have a strong presence among older business men and cellular sales peeps where it has always had a presence. To each there own since the modern is all about choice. I use a Blackberry cause I used to use it for work back in the day and the iPhone needed more in it's fundamental design to win me over completely and I'm a MAC guy. Seven of the closest people in my life use iPhones and love them. All but one of them is a MAC user. So it's a blend. Young people will gravitate to the iPhone without fail since 60% already own an Apple product and over 70% were satisfied with there first experience. Ease of use - low learning curve and tons of apps with the iPhone. The Blackbery is the better communicator by far. So Apple's or Berry's, no pun intended?
    It's all about perspective. Blackberry's are the 'old boys' on the block and Apples the 'new kid'. No real winner or looser and if the providers are on the same page the consumers win. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyxedge View Post
    I always profile people, well not really profile I should rephrase that.....
    I know what you mean. I try not to judge my weight, height, size, or skin color of a person..

    But I can't help but judge by phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackfish View Post
    I have to agree with this. Ultimately, I choose BB because it does all I need it to do, and it does it well. On a "finer" note, it's why I'm still with the Curve rather than clammering to get one of the new devices. I'll get one in the future when I feel that a new one will do more ... and I need more.

    I could not have said it better. I agree 100% with the entire statement. This is also why I stuck with the Curve. The newer BB, in my estimation, do not bring enough "more" to the table just yet...

    Having lived in the corporate world, I can say that in our neck of the woods, iPhones were considered entertainment devices. Professionals were always profiled.

    Heck, even in church ministry, it is practically cliche for pastors to get iPhones as if to declare their "rad" factor. It is something we laugh about all the time...

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