- 04-06-2011, 11:15 PM #51
I came from the BB Storm. I'm happy with the iphone. Particularly after jailbreaking. One positive of moving away from BB not mentioned in the thread is no more truncated email! That always was the biggest BB annoyance for me. The lack of a useable web browser was an annoyance too. The biggest iPhone annoyances for me: kludgy method of deleting multiple email messages, no sound profiles.
On balance the iPhone is much better. You won't miss the blackberries.
- 04-06-2011, 11:25 PM #52
- 04-24-2011, 07:57 PM #53
As a heavy BB user, aside from not having notification "colors" to alert various incoming texts, emails, and messages, (without jailbreaking), are there comparable apps to Documents to Go, and the ability to easily sync with Outlook on my PC. Just looking to make the transition as "easy and painless" as possible. RIM seems to going the way of Palm and the switch needs to be made when my contract is up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
- 04-25-2011, 05:26 AM #54
- 04-25-2011, 09:47 AM #55
I am a Bold 9700 user (with leaked OS6) that just bought an iPad2. I don't know if/when I will change to an iPhone. If I change from BB, I haven't decided if I will go for Droid or iOS yet.
The main feature I would miss from BES is the Flag for Follow-up. I can't tell if maybe my friends don't use it or what, but is there a way to have that work through activesync? That's really what I need to work
Note: Flag for follow-up sync to exchange only, not "star" in gmail or anything else.
- 04-25-2011, 10:02 AM #56
Longtime BB guy considering the switch when TMO gets this baby. 2 things of concern.
1) Email: I have my own domain and email accounts via a cpanel host so my email uses POP/IMAP. The way I understand it is that I can only check mail min. every 15 minutes with built in client unless I use gmail etc. Simply need it faster.
2) LED: I am really dependent on the LED. Would greatly miss that.
- 04-25-2011, 12:26 PM #57
I had a BlackBerry Bold 9700 with AT&T before I did an early upgrade and got my iPhone 4 back in September. The ONLY thing I miss about my BlackBerry is the keyboard. An onscreen keyboard just doesn't compare to a physical one, especially the well designed one of a BlackBerry.
However, the iPhone is suprerior in literally every other aspect. It also pushes Gmail, which most don't believe it does. You just have to figure out how to do it (either just use IMAP and wait for the slight delay or else set up Gmail as Exchange).
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- 04-26-2011, 04:00 PM #65
I've gone from Crack to the Dark Side
I finally gave in and switched from Blackberry after 4 years of being a devote Crackhead. I loved the keyboard on the Bold 9650, its zip, and how I could organize things better than the iphone. But I must admit, this Verizon iphone 4 is pretty sweet! I already had tons of apps for my itouch and ipad, and now I can use the phone for facetime with my college based kids. I still can't type worth a darn on the virtual keyboard, and miss many aspects of the BB but I am happy. I will miss listening to Kevin and the other geeks on their Crackberry podcasts, but Rene and Georgia seem to do a great job and are more consistent.
- 04-26-2011, 04:02 PM #66
Blackberry is about a decade behind iphone, and yes I was a recent crackberry user who switched over to iphone about 3 weeks ago. But honestly blackberry is a piece of sh*t, compared to iphone and even android isnt much better.
- 04-27-2011, 08:18 AM #67
- 04-27-2011, 11:38 PM #68iPhone Nanite
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Phone call quality on my iphone 4 kind of sucks too. The blackberry was crystal clear. On the iphone, people can't understand me half the time.
I have the rubber bumper and I am not holding the phone tightly. I have full bars in terms of signal strength.
- 04-27-2011, 11:46 PM #69
I switched over from a BB Bold 9650 and the iPhone just does everything better. Better message notification and no blinking lights, soft keyboard which speeded up my typing, sufing the web is so much better with the iPhone and the retina display a huge plus for the eyes. An HD video cam and a very good camera and thousands of apps to pick from. What else can I say.
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- 05-03-2011, 02:12 PM #73
I will be leaving blackberry very soon as well. I didn't consider the LED notification until I read your post! I too, will have a hard time getting use to that..but its not big enough to prevent me from switching... i guess i'll just be "checking" my phone more LOL I have an ipod touch, so I'm pretty use to the keyboard and touchscreen. i think the big thing will be getting use to making phone calls.
so far this site has had a lot of great info.. thanks everyone for taking the time to answer newbie questions.
- 05-07-2011, 03:46 PM #74iPhone Newbie
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I left a week ago and haven't LOOKED back! Enjoy your new baby as I am enjoying mines it's amazing and it feels so great to have something that is cutting edge too! I worried at one point about the "light" indicator BUT I have push notifications which I LOVE the most! The apps are free to very minimal in price. I got RID of my Torch because I love the apps. I have a 32gb Ipad and a First Generation Ipod touch so I guess you can say that Apple is in our blood. I love how my White Iphone looks my mail comes quick, the Retina display on the pictures will blow you away. I can't say enough except to enjoy!!
- 05-12-2011, 01:16 PM #75