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Blackberry users tempted to buy the iPhone? Hehe they couldn't resist...
I was over at Crackberry.com and noticed they posted an article about future iPhones having keyboards. I read the comments to see what the Blackberry users would say and seems like they'd ditch their Blackberry for the iPhone if it had a keyboard.
What do you guys think about futures iPhones having keyboards? Anyone wish for a real keyboard?
- 07-03-2008, 07:15 AM #2
- 07-03-2008, 07:20 AM #3
I have a Blackberry (Curve 8310) and love it in many ways. Since I travel extensively for work, I can absolutely say it's earned my respect as a worthy road warrior phone. Trust me, I can loose luggage, etc but as long as I have my BB and my money clamp (cash, DL, credit cards, etc.) then I'm OK.
Having said all that, I am moving to the 3G iPhone when I can get my hands on one. My biggest gripes with the first gen iPhone were no 3G, no GPS, no Exchange OTA synch support and no voice dialing (plus it cost way too much). They've fixed all my gripes other than an continued (and pathetic) lack of voicedialing. Yes, I know AT&T gets you on the data plan but I get a cell phone allowance anyway for work, so I don't care. The iPhone is just too cool and I'm too much of a geek.
- 07-03-2008, 07:27 AM #4
- 07-03-2008, 08:27 AM #5
- 07-03-2008, 10:59 AM #6
Because I am confident that, if Apple builds an iPhone with a physical keyboard, Apple will delivery it in such an art form that all other smartphone manufacturers will scramble to imitate the new form factor. Just like how the current collections of iPhone killers are nothing more than iClones (at least in appearance). So yes, I would love to see an iPhone will a physical keyboard.
- 07-03-2008, 11:03 AM #7
I've been swapping back and forth between my iPhone and Curve 8310, primarily because of the push email form our BES service. However, I went ahead and switched back to an iPhone account to insure eligibility for upgrade pricing. I sure hope tehy don't spoil the experience with a physical keyboard.
- 07-05-2008, 11:36 AM #8
- 07-05-2008, 11:42 AM #9
- 07-05-2008, 12:23 PM #10
I've thought about the BB Bold as well, but your main observation nailed it:
"...arguably the Blackberry ever..."
That's the bottom line - best Blackberry - not the best device. Part of it is interface; part of it is the new OS 2.0 software treasures; but a huge part of it is the glorious 3.5" screen. Nothing compares; nothing.
- 07-05-2008, 12:49 PM #11
Last edited by volsfan0911; 07-05-2008 at 12:55 PM.