Originally Posted by RSCStacker
Gotta agree nothing beats the BlackBerry for me, but I may ... Smartphone News forum
06-14-2008, 12:18 PM
i might do the same thing to just try out the iphone but i still wanna get the bold and have that be my primary business phone i use and the iphone just as a toy on the weekends!!
Originally Posted by RSCStacker
06-16-2008, 12:07 PM
This is really a silly comparison. I own an iPhone and own my 5th Blackberry device (have been using them forever). Blackberry devices were designed for business. iPhones were designed for pleasure (and maybe the sole businessman). The Blackberry cannot be beat when it comes to it's push mail service and Exchange integration. That's it. The iPhone has been around for how long? Where is the comparison of software available for the Blackberry versus iPhone? Where is the comparison of surfing the web on Blackberry versus an iPhone? How many websites out there create separate pages strictly for a Blackberry (not just a mobile device but for the Blackberry itself)? Have you seen how many websites are designing pages just for the iPhone? Where is a comparison of call clarity between the 2 devices? Have you seen the IPhone's GUI? It's like comparing Windows Vista to Windows 3.1. Screen quality?
They are 2 totally different devices built for 2 totally different things. But to call this the "ultimate" comparison is ridiculous. You need to clarify it with the ultimate "hardware" comparison. This a comparison of specs... big deal.
And if you are a non-BES user, the iPhone destroys the BB's IMAP support. This is RIM's biggest issue... great device if you are on a BES but if not, you're screwed.
And the whole camera thing to me has always seemed a little silly... whether it's still or video... it's a phone... with the exception of probably Nokia (amazing video phone cameras), they all suck. Buy a camera.
Combine the 2 devices together and you have one unbeatable pair. Will I be getting a Bold? Sure I will... gotta have the BES integration...
06-16-2008, 02:50 PM
Hayden, you have done it again! Great work on the comparison and, now I can have the best of both worlds. Buy the Bold, download the iBerry theme and away I go. Who could ask for anything more.
06-17-2008, 04:26 PM
Going to the iPhone
I realize this is a BB discussion website, but there seems to be a lot of 'woo hoo bb wins' comments in this thread and I'm a little confused.
My experience with the Blackberry began and will end with the Curve. I bought it just as the first iPhone came out (actually after rebates at&t paid me $80 to take it) and did all of the BB-nerd customizations recommended here, (remove PTT, theme unlocking, etc.)
I am a pro-sumer, using the BB Curve for some entertainment, but also for business, I'm an MBA grad student and run administer a big website.
And it is a decent device, but when it comes down to it, I found that the BB is incredibly flawed. I never received an update able to shake the memory leak issue which as of this past weekend still results in lost messages unless I do a battery pull occasionally.
I find that the BB desktop manager software really sucks, still. It looks like it was built for windows 95, and works like it too. Search 'sync blackberry curve bluetooth' on google and a guide I wrote comes up that still gets hundreds of hits a day.
The device itself had a manufacturing defect that resulted in dust spreading under the screen protection and onto the lcd itself that I can't remove without taking the thing apart. On top of all that, the camera won't take photos anymore.
I've sent and received hundreds if not thousands of emails and messages using my BB but when it comes down to it, using these little dinky programs that can't display my email correctly is for the birds. And most importantly, even using the newest mini-Opera: web. surfing. on. a. blackberry. sucks. ...bad.
So while some of these you might say, "well, ya that was the Curve, the Bold will be much better." I say: "Well, these are all problems that RIM put into their best electronic gadget, what makes you think they won't have the same problems of different ones of a similar magnitude with the Bold?"
For all the productivity gains you're supposed to see from using a blackberry over an iPhone, I just don't see it. Fortunately, I'm up for a new phone on the 24th of this month, so I'll be ditching Blackberry and moving to the iPhone as of July 11th.
06-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Have fun with that. Though you had a bad experience those are few and far between. There is a reason RIM keeps increasing market share and apple is falling.
Originally Posted by jetsetter
06-17-2008, 05:04 PM
What carrier can I get the Bold on and how much?
06-17-2008, 05:25 PM
Its has not been released yet. ~via 8300 on the Go
06-17-2008, 05:34 PM
Correct, but when it is... when and who?
06-20-2008, 10:08 AM
Here's a Business Week article on why imitating or trying to beat the iPhone's hardware specs doesn't make sense. In a large part, I agree. While the BB can run a litany of 3rd party apps written by devs, the desktop manager looks pretty silly compared to the simplicity of iTunes.
Also, the difference in web browsing experience on an iPhone vs what other devices have been able to offer is something that is downplayed unless you're an iPhone owner.
06-24-2008, 01:59 PM
06-24-2008, 08:01 PM
I will give the iphone credit where its due, but I'm still a 100% BB guy and that won't be changing anytime soon...despite the better efforts of a few of my friends.
Originally Posted by jetsetter
06-25-2008, 09:33 AM
More questions on comparison
I was planning to purchase the new iphone, but I've just about changed my mind and want to go with a Blackberry. I've never had a data phone before and need to know if Blackberry supports Active Sync. That's what I need for my new job.
When is the Blackberry Bold going to be available, and what is the price for the 8G model?
Also, someone told me that the iphone does not have a replacable battery, and you need to replace your iphone when the battery dies. Is that true? Can I purchase a spare battery for the Blackberry Bold or Curve, or is the battery a non-removable part of the device?
06-25-2008, 09:46 AM
All berries have removable batteries, another huge plus for most people, and another reason I'm not giving up my BB for apples little tech toy.
~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
06-25-2008, 08:43 PM
I am sure he will, as will I. He is right.
Originally Posted by hunterp101
06-25-2008, 09:18 PM
Still like BB, don't get me wrong but I recieved an iPhone from my wife as a gift and I have found it to be a pleasure to use. Far better at the things I want a phone to do. I can't say enough good things about the web browser and media player. Although the Bold looks fantastic it will be awhile before RIM gets my money. I just can't understand the blind iPhone bashing. It is not perfect by any means but neither is any BlackBerry. I still got love for PinStack and I am sure I will come back to BB somewhere down the road, but the browser has to be as good as Safari.
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