- 07-16-2011, 10:52 PM #151
- 07-17-2011, 01:53 PM #152
I also transferred from a Bold 9700 to an iPhone 4. There's some things I miss though. I miss the LED on the front whenever I get a text and the ability to customize the colour of whoever sent me it and the ability to customize sound profiles. I really miss BBM, the girl I like recently got BBM but doesn't have that many texts, we would always BBM each other now I can't do that anymore. But I was really sick of memory draining, very few app selection and constant battery pulls.
- 07-17-2011, 11:41 PM #153
BB user for many years, switched to a black iPhone 16GB. The only thing I miss is the LED indicator on email/missed call and BBM. I'm sure with Apple's messenger service coming in with OS5, I'll be a happy camper!
Btw, I'm loving everything else in the iPhone - way superior to a Blackberry. Wish I had migrated earlier.
- 07-18-2011, 07:39 AM #154
I had a BB 8330 Curve and a 9550 Storm 2. Compared to the iPhone 4 they look ancient and outdated. The phones needed periodic reboots to maintain performance. The app selection was smaller, but there were some good ones out there, so that was not a deciding factor to switch.
BB over iPhone 4 - more customizable. The theme market is huge and you can change your BB to suit your use easily. It's better as a PHONE. Sound quality and speaker phone sound kick the iPhone to the curb. SMS Messaging is better. Who at Apple thought those idiotic bubbles were a good idea? They are a HUGE waste of screen space. Email is better. iPhone push mail is a joke. It plain doesn't work right. BB hardware keyboards rule. The battery life purely sucks on both devices, but there are aftermarket extended batteries available for the BB. Not for the iPhone. You have to hang a stupid big clunky battery off the bottom of your phone to get more power. Apple says you get tons of talk time, but they are full of it. I talked for an hour and a half on a 95% battery and was down to 40% when I was done. Pathetic. I could talk for hours and play forever on the Storm with a Sedio extended battery installed.
iPhone over BB - that display is AMAZING. I love the Retina display. The apps that are available are a plus. Granted I have yet to find anything on the iPhone that I can't do on the BB, but where BB will have one or two quality apps of a specifc type, the iPhone will have 7 or 8 or so. The touch screen is the first really usable one I've found. The phone is more responsive. It doesn't ever bog down or lock up.
In the end though the MAIN reason I bought an iPhone 4 is because I couldn't get a BB Torch from Verizon. I wanted a Torch so badly I could taste it. BB7 is coming and that looks pretty good. I wanted that hardware keyboard and to keep my investment in apps, and the much better email handling. I live on email, and iPhones push as I said is broken.
- 07-18-2011, 10:25 AM #155
You're not missing anything with a Torch, trust me! My family members have quite a few and always get me to fix them or show them how to do certain things on them since they are technically challenged! The phone is junk, my old Storm 2 had a better build quality than that thing! Perhaps the idea was good with touch, keyboard and trackpad but it was executed very poorly! BB phones IMO are just so far behind they seem like a rotary phone in the house! Like I always say, to each their own I guess! Wish you luck on your future BB endeavors! Apple has opened my eyes and made my world a better place!
- 07-18-2011, 10:42 AM #156
Yeah, technologically the iPhone is a better phone. Except for the problems I mentioned. I really don't like how the iPhone handles email. I suspect RIMs push mail infrastructure is way better. I really don't like those bubbles in text. That's just dumb, and as far as I can see the only way to fix it is to jailbreak. And that speakerphone is pathetic compared to the Storm.
So, I don't know. They both have their strengths. They both have serious weaknesses.
- 07-19-2011, 07:23 PM #157
Count me in as one of the converted. I waited 7 months from the announcement of the PlayBook until April 19th to get mine. It had to be better than the iPad 2, RIM kept saying so. So the 19th arrives and I run off to Best Buy at 6:30 in the morning. Get my PlayBook home and over the next week find it to be at best underwhelming and on occasion hot garbage. So I took it back and there happened to be ONE iPad 2 in the store, hidden behind some MacBooks. I thought 'what have I got to lose, let's give it a shot'. WOW. What a difference. It WORKS as advertised. It has email and auto correction and a calendar. It has more apps available than I'd ever be able to dream of using. I was in love.
I then started thinking that if the iPad is so much better than my PlayBook, maybe the iPhone 4 is that much better than my Torch. So I got one. And there has been no looking back. An iPhone 4 with an iPad 2 and that wifi hotspot are a stellar combo. The BlackBerry Bridge/tether app could only dream of kind of functionality.
Its so nice to be able to say "yes it can do that" rather than " well it can't right now but RIM promises it will with a future update". Very happy with my switch to the iOS family. It just works.
- 08-18-2011, 10:03 PM #158iPhone Nanite
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I'm overwhelmed! I am switching from a Blackberry Bold 9700 to Iphone4. I've skimmed through this thread and too much info to sink in at one time.
I basically need to know how to switch over my contacts to my new Iphone 4. I don't care if I can't take my apps...I need to take my saved emails and other saved docs. I'm a novice at this so I need it in simple language. I'm still using aol mail. Only because I've had it for so long and its what everyone has. Thats all I really care to move over.
Thanks anyone that can make it simple for me. I dont have Outlook, but I guess I can download it and set it up if I have to.
- 08-19-2011, 06:47 AM #159
You will need to have your contacts saved to a central location (outlook, mac mail, etc) in order to sync them with the iPhone...or, have all your contacts saved to your SIM card and then have the store you buy the iPhone 4 from swap them over.
As far as migrating saved emails and documents...that gets a little grey, the email system on the iPhone will be able to link with your AOL account, but as far as moving over old emails and documents, you're going to have to use 3rd party app/s for that (depending on the type of documents you're trying to move over).
- 08-19-2011, 08:23 AM #160
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- 08-30-2011, 01:25 PM #161
After overthinking it for a while I finally MADE the decision to switch to iPhone. But there are a few questions left on how I'm gonna do that!
1. Should I switch NOW to i4 or wait for the i5 (the i4 is currently on sale at my carrier and I'm not sure for how long). That being asked...
2. ... will die i5 probably be a major upgrade (hardware wise) or more like when the i3g was updated to i3gs?
3. If I choose the i4, will iOS5 run on it?
4. I heard Apple might release an 8GB i4. Which sounds nice to me since it obviously will be cheaper, BUT - is 8GB enough? I know it depends on the user - all I can say is I will probably enjoy the huuuuge choice on apps (remember, I come from BlackBerry *g*) and load alot (at least initially). I also use it pretty much for pics and videos and it will also be my iPod (as I sold my old Nano) and I like to have MUCH music on board!
As you can see budget is a factor for me. Just can't spend too much money on a smartphone currently.
That's it so far... I know not all questions can't be answered directly but maybe you can tell a bit from your experiences and help me with my choice.
- 08-30-2011, 01:33 PM #162
2.) Nobody knows...there is no iPhone 5 (or whatever you want to call it) right now...no specs, no info, no nothing.
3.) Yes, iOS 5 will run on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
4.) How could another person tell YOU if 8GB is enough storage space for YOU? For me personally it isn't, but i also have over 4,000 songs on my iPhone, hundreds of pictures, dozens of videos and movies, tons of apps, probably 50+ games, 75 or so ringtones...so no, an 8GB iPhone would not be good for me. Would it be good for you? Who the hell knows!?
...best advice i can give you is do some research yourself, think about how much stuff you're going to store on the thing, and make your own choice on which phone you want...and also, wait until there are some official releases before you start asking for facts about a phone that hasn't even come out yet.
- 09-01-2011, 06:53 AM #163
Longtime BB and iPhone user now on iPhone 4
Just a quick intro note ...
I've been using BlackBerrys for years now, but many of my colleagues have been longtime iPhone users.
Last year I spent six months alternating between a BlackBerry Bold 9700 and an iPhone 3GS, but stuck with BlackBerry because of the physical keyboard.
Along came the BlackBerry Torch, which I bought on the day it was released and have really enjoyed since February. However, I have come to realize that for all that I prefer the physical keyboard, about 98% of what I use my phone for is better on the iPhone.
I've also posted a very specific calendar / MS Outlook issue in another thread, but for now I look forward to hanging out in the forums and learning as I have been doing for years over at CrackBerry!
- 09-01-2011, 09:02 AM #164
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- 09-07-2011, 11:55 PM #166
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- 09-10-2011, 02:16 PM #168
Hey, first post on these forums!
I just switched back to an iPhone4 from the new Torch 9810.
Honestly I loved everything about the new Torch, and I'm gonna miss the LED light, keyboard, and BBM.
The only reason I switched is because the apps on my Macbook work and sync a lot better with the iPhone.
Gonna miss my Blackberry, but I'm looking forward to my iPhone days!
- 09-12-2011, 02:09 AM #169
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- 09-12-2011, 06:50 AM #171
It's a limitation of the email system in general. BlackBerry was not a true Exchange ActiveSync client or IMAP client. It had a server component (BIS/BES) that did the retrieving of email from the mail server and then the delivery of said email to the device, so there is a disconnect from the mail server; it's not a direct connection from device to mail server.
I think it's safe to say that this does not bother the majority of iPhone users, at least to point it does NN. I have had an Exchange ActiveSync device of some flavor since they were introduced (E2k3, SP2), so I'm well aware of how the client device and server interact. If the not being able to delete email from the phone but still keep it on the server (and POP3 is not an option), then BlackBerry may be better suited for you. This is the great thing about all this. We have choices.
- 09-12-2011, 06:58 AM #172
After 1 year w 14 i just went back to blackberry bold 9930. I miss some things about the i 4 but i luv this new bb bold. Just 2 apps i miss but i couldnt handle att and dropped calls anymore. I talk 3000 mins a month and email a ton...bb does them way better. I miss the browser of ios and that killer screen. camera is better also on i4....
I hope I5 is thinner lighter and I might go back some day. I jailbroke my i4 which made it kick arse for productivity so i don tbuy into the iphone is a toy that bb fanboys say. With out jailbreak i agree, too boring and annoyingly locked down by apple.
Wish i could afford both!!!
- 09-13-2011, 09:39 PM #173
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