Questions about 3gs
I'm currently a Blackberry user who is thinking of getting a Iphone 3gs. The web on BB is to slow for me. I want to hear the true pros and cons of this device before I get one. My other concern is that I hear that a new OS 4 is coming out, how do you update to new OS? On my BB there is a wireless update option (although it never works). Does iphone have this? Anything you can tell me is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
- 05-03-2010, 08:00 PM #2
There is a very very good chance there will be a new iPhone coming out this summer. If I were you I would wait. Either way you could get the new one or get a great deal on the 3GS ( I am sure it will be heavily discounted when the new iPhone is revealed).
In terms of updates, if there is an update available iTunes will prompt you to update when you sync your phone. Very quick and easy process.
- 05-03-2010, 08:06 PM #3
And yes, you should absolutely wait.
There is no wireless update option for iPhone because each firmware update is 250mb+ in size. If the option doesn't work on BB I'm sure you wouldn't mind going without it right? :P Plus, BB doesn't have much reason to connect to the PC. The iPhone does, to sync your media content and apps. So connecting it to your computer isn't really a laborious task.
In my opinion, iPhone OS 4 lacks nothing next to Blackberry. It has just as much email support (push, threaded emails, etc.), support for multiple exchange accounts calendar and contact syncing with Google, Exchange, or MobileMe.. It's really fully featured.
You really aren't losing much at all aside from a physical keyboard and a notification light. The new iPhone is the way to go though, don't buy a 3GS. It's tempting but the new one will be a much better buy.
Yea I read about the new 4g possibly coming out, but I can't wait that long lol. This BB is slow as well water. Anyway what is syncing? Is that something. I have to do on a desktop pc? I don't have one. All my computing is done on my phone.
- 05-03-2010, 08:23 PM #5
- 05-03-2010, 08:36 PM #6
You need a computer and an Internet connection to activate and sync content to your iPhone. Do you actually not have a computer!?
Anyway, the new iPhone will be announced in one month. If you do decide to get one, you really should wait until it comes out.
- 05-03-2010, 08:54 PM #8
... I think you should go over to Apple and research the iPhone more, it seems like you really don't know much about it.
You have to sync it with your computer to put music and videos onto the phone, so, unless you want all your friend's music and videos instead of your own, I'd suggest using your own computer (unless you actually do not own one).
16GB and 32GB can do all of the exact same things.. but again I want to encourage you to just wait for the new one to come out. 1 month is not a long time, and you'll regret your decision if you buy it now.
What do you think will be better with the 4g? I've read up on it. Mostly external changes is what I'm seeing in different forums and web sites. You're right I don't know much about it but I did play around with one at my local at&t. I like it and think it will meet my needs for a faster web browser and the touchscreen. At&t isn't getting the BB storm 2 as far as I know(bummer)
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- 05-04-2010, 10:39 AM #15
I found an awesome PC with a huge monitor on kijiji for $400.
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- 05-04-2010, 01:12 PM #17
you don't need a computer to activate an iPhone because they activate for you at the apple store or at&t store. even if you can't sync media you can still add all your contacts calendar from the phone, surf the web in the awesome browser, download apps, check email, watch youtube, use pandora or another music streaming service for your music. Even not having a computer is an excuse for not getting an iPhone.
- 05-04-2010, 01:13 PM #18