- 04-17-2009, 07:48 AM #26
- 04-18-2009, 04:38 PM #27
i too ditched my storm for an iphone it actually went storm to bold because vzw had no up to date BBs besides the storm and i have always admired the iphone so today i returned my bold for the iphone best thing i ever did since i am a huge apple fan and use all mac computers at home
- 04-19-2009, 08:41 PM #28iPhone Newbie
- 20 Posts
Email on the Iphone
I currently have the Blackberry curve & am using the BB destop Manager to forward emails from my laptop to my BB. I do not have access to a BB Server. If i get the Iphone how does email work. I noticed i can use ActiveSync. Does Active Synce have the ability to forward emails to the iphone?
- 04-19-2009, 08:56 PM #29
BBs and iPhones are very different, but the Storm is by far the worst phone RIM has ever released, and probably one of the worst touchscreen phones available.
I love to look on the BST forums on different sites and see the prices of storms just plummet. Then you get one schmuck that thinks someone will pay $600 for his Storm. Yeah okay. lol
Either way - the Bold is a solid device, but it too can lag if you don't reset it every so often. That's one thing that still gets me about BBs. They release App World when their phones can't even handle running that many apps.
- 04-21-2009, 04:33 PM #30
sniff, sniff.....good by VZW
This past weekend, it crashed no less than 5 times, and this was my thrid Storm replacement. Additionally, the battery would not hold for more than 4-5 hours, I also have a very nice collection of those.
So, I went to Verizon, having NEVER had any issues, and the guy behind the desk, Matt in Everett, told me to d/L a hack and install a 'leaked' OS. Now, my question him was, why the **** should I need to hack my phone instead of VZW just fixing the problem that they KNOW exists. Every other carrier in the WORLD has updated the phone at least 2 times, and many of them 3 times.
I was then told that VZW is holding out for the Storm 2(what ever), and that the Strom would be dropped as a failure. GREAT! Give me my new phone. Oh no, you would need to buy a new one, and we can re-issue you a new contract. GREAT....but Sir, you just upgraded(sic), so you would need to pay the reatil price for the new phone.
VZW, good by, it has been good. Your service is GREAT, but your hardware...terrible!
- 04-21-2009, 06:42 PM #31
i went through 5 storms in one day having my first replaced after only 5 days. 6 storms in less than a week just to get one that functioned not even properly just functioned! that is ridiculous i returned it with that last one drove across the highway to at&t and have never been happier
- 04-21-2009, 10:20 PM #32
- 04-22-2009, 03:49 PM #33
- 04-23-2009, 12:26 AM #34
- 04-25-2009, 08:37 PM #35
- 04-25-2009, 09:13 PM #36
1. Someone says that the iPhone version looks/functions better.
2. Someone complains that now they have less of their limited application memory.
3. Someone chimes in on #2 saying it is time RIM allows saving apps to the SD card or 1 gig flash intead of taking up the 128 megs that are shared with apps, o/s, e-mail, etc.
Then! In other forums, people complain about memory leaks that wind up slowing their phone to a craw and someone chimes in that you have a "ton" of apps installed and it must be one of those apps. BTW, about 10 apps is considered a "ton" in that world.
- 04-29-2009, 02:03 PM #38
- 04-29-2009, 04:06 PM #39
- 05-01-2009, 06:58 PM #40
- 05-03-2009, 10:27 AM #41
The problem with the Storm is that it tried to give an iPhone experience many wanted while retaining the BlackBerry experience their user base loved, and failed to adequately satisfy either for most users. Add in hardware and software issues, and it was a world of pain.
Hopefully RIM does something more interesting with the Storm 2
- 05-03-2009, 12:51 PM #42
- 05-03-2009, 07:49 PM #43iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I actually madebthe switch about a month ago. I was originally stuck with verizon due to work. I of course got my storm opening day. I tried really hard to like it. I went through 4 storms due to one issue after another...finally I said this is just wrong. The iPhone was the only device that did everything I needed. So a month ago I went out and bought it. It's like night and day. I love this phone.
- 05-04-2009, 10:53 AM #44
- 05-04-2009, 11:41 AM #45
I am a current Storm user, but will be changing my phone, in June, to one of the following:
- New iPhone
- BB Niagara
- Palm Pre
One of my concerns about the iPhone is it's lack of combining tasks and appointments in a single Calendar Program. I need to have both tasks and appt's on one App, hence my reason for going with BB's, but I must admit the Storm has soured my want for a newer BB...the OS itself is just too limited.
I do understand however that WebIS has put out Pocket Informant for the iPhone. I use PI on my Storm and it meets all my needs in terms of keeping my tasks and appt's organized. Anyone on the Forums use Pocket Informant on their iPhone? If I do purchase the new iPhone when it comes out in June, I will surely purchase PI. What about multi-tasking? Do you think mult-tasking will come with the new iPhone this summer?
My other concern is push Email. I only have one Email account...not enterprise...but I like to have the Email's from that account pushed to my BB. Is that possible to do with the iPhone?
Thanks for your help.
- 05-04-2009, 01:05 PM #46
Currently only two e-mail providers push, Apple's MobileMe and Yahoo. I do not know which e-mail provider you use but hopefully G-Mail will have it as well for the iPhone in the near future. I have a G-Mail account as it is and in it's native iPhone form actually works pretty well.
Last edited by Entertainment72; 05-04-2009 at 03:24 PM.
- 05-04-2009, 01:44 PM #47
- 05-05-2009, 08:00 AM #48
- 05-05-2009, 08:03 AM #49
Thanks for your reply.
- 05-05-2009, 12:04 PM #50
Check out Amazon for MobileMe, it's cheaper.. someone said like $69/year as opposed to $99. I purchased the family account for $149, 5 users.
I have my Outlook, MobileMe, iPhone and Google Calendars ALL in sync and in perfect harmony.
Last edited by Entertainment72; 05-05-2009 at 12:08 PM.