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Welcome! I've never had a Blackberry, but I've had Windows Mobile smartphones, and I switched to iPhone when the 3G came out. I upgraded to the 3GS, and now I'm getting iPhone 4. I really love my iphone (and iPad: that thing is awesome). I considered the Sprint HTC EVO instead of getting an iPhone 4, but I wasn't all that impressed when I played with it at the store, and the thought of learning a new OS gave me tired head.
About the keyboard: just "trust it" and type away, and you'll quickly get the hang of it.
You know, I consider myself to be a mature adult, but I'm as excited as a kid at Christmas waiting for iPhone 4 to arrive.
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- 06-20-2010, 09:02 AM #37
Hi, welcome to the iPhone world! I changed my BB Storm last autumn for the 3GS, and, being a Mac user since 1991, was happy. Nevertheless, the BB system is better in communicating. Tried to make an appointment the other day with my iPhone calendar and Mail: No way.
It was an interesting time trying out all those leaked firmwares for the BB but on the other hand it is nice to have a handset working right out of the box. Some people wrote they miss their BB Messengers which I did also in the beginning. I strongly recommend PingChat! for that. Its pure fun. And You can send pictures, sound files and videos, too.
- 06-20-2010, 09:12 AM #38
What exactly is bedside mode? Just curious. When I heard that, I think, every night I put my iPhone on vibrate, it silences all calls texts and notifications but allows the alarm to go off in the morning. Is that not the same thing or does BB do something different as well?
- 06-20-2010, 09:26 AM #39
BB users do not have this tiny little switch at the side of their device to silence it at once. So RIM integrated a "bedside mode", and put in a lot of configurable options. Once set, You can trigger the bedside mode to keep the BB quiet, dim the screen, show a clock etc. AlarmClock does pretty much the same on the iPhone.
- 03-29-2011, 05:22 PM #40
You have a lot of it right in your explanation. When I plug my BB 9650 in and click bedside mode it automatically dims the screen low enough so you can see the clock but it isn't annoying in a dark room. It also shuts of the led and turns of all vibrations and sound notifications except for incoming calls. That is the most important part for me. I want to be able to sleep through the night without texts, emails, facebook notifications etc.... waking me up. I can't have my phone on silent at night though because I get "emergency" work calls pretty regularly during the night. I also don't want to not be able to hear an actual emergency phone call coming in because my phone is on silent.
Sorry for my long rant. Basically I am very excited to get the next generation Verizon iphone whenever it actually comes out. I am just looking for a way to replicate my blackberry's bedside mode on the iphone. So far I haven't heard of any applications that can do this for me.
- 03-30-2011, 05:28 AM #41
That is one thing I REALLY miss about my BB is bedside mode for the exact reason you said. With the iPhone, every night I have to go into the settings/sounds/and then turn off all of the sounds one by one except for phone calls. Then every morning I have to repeat that in reverse. It's a pain in the a**. No phone is perfect
- 03-30-2011, 08:21 AM #42
I have to admit I have just been googling things like bedside mode for iphone so maybe I'm going about it the wrong way. Maybe there is an app that does something like sound profiles that I'm not finding.
- 04-01-2011, 01:26 PM #43iPhone Beginner
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After having a Blackberry for the past 3-4 years with Verizon, I have no regrets in switching to the iPhone4. I struggled when comparing the specs with the Android phones and what was coming out like the Thunderbolt before making the leap. However, after owning my iPhone4 for about a month, I can truly say that I would never go back nor would I consider a different platform. The bottom line is that this device works, works well, & has tons of apps & accessories to support it. It set the standard and continues to be the standard so I wouldn't think of anything else because of that. All the other little pros about Blackberry and Android didn't matter in the end because the iPhone4 is that good!
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- 04-04-2011, 10:41 AM #45iMore Intermediate
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I can't believe I waited so lone to switch to the iPhone 4. I was a BB user/abuser for many years. My wonderful wife and 11 year old daughter actuall did the "switch" for me. They surprised me with my iP4 for my birthday. Needless to say, it was the best birthday I have ever had. I am amazed every day by my iP4. I love it and will never go back to the BB World. I love the fact that I am now on the "Dark Side".
- 04-04-2011, 11:31 PM #46iPhone Nanite
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ok so im still a bb abuser.. wanna chanqe to the dark side like u call it. lmao.. i wont miss bb, well the keyboard yes but nothinq else.. i got a bb 9700 and tomorrow ima get a iphone 4 16GB version. BUT i live outta the united states. [my girl is going to brinq it here [DOMINICAN REPUBLIC] and as you know its going to be locked.. so im not a geek but got the average joe computer skills mabye lil more and i like to read. what can I do to use it with a DR carreer? plain and simple words.. thank you and im glad to be part of your forums. =] regards from Dominican Republic.
P.D: I dont know yet wich baseband/bootloader/iOS version it has but she said she updated it recently to i guess has the last one on iTunes...
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