So stressed over ip4 and torch
Please help I have a million friends on blackberry all who use bbm frequent but from using my itouch frequently I lookouts the browsing and apps. Need some constructive ideas on why ip4 is worth leaving my blackberry storm2
Also when if ever will you be able to surf through your touch without being connected to wifi ? If that was the case I would have the best of both worlds
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- 09-23-2010, 06:59 PM #8
Blackberry blows the iPhone out of the water in terms of Corporate email. Admittedly, I'm a BES admin. So I use Blackberry for corporate stuff, and a iPod Touch for the fun stuff.
PingChat is good for cross platform, it works between iPhone, Blackberry and Android. Only downside is you can only be registered on one device at a time.
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- 09-23-2010, 11:31 PM #10
1. If you're on BES, security is better and you can control the end user's device in 100s of ways. For the company this is good, for the end user, not so much.
2. Has a physical keyboard if you want/need that.
3. Has BBM if you use that.
4. Has better notification system.
After that, pretty much everything on i4 is either equivalent or better. For example, my favorite features on the i4 are the display and the browser. Both are much better on the i4. If you install Atomic Web browser, you can even emulate desktop browsers so you never see mobile sites too, still no Flash though.
You should just go to an AT&T store and play with both for a while. Then you'll get a better feel for both devices. I think the first thing you'll notice is how smooth everything is on i4 compared to Torch. Try this on both phones, open the browser, let both load the same page. Then on the i4, move your finger back and forth like you're scrolling up and down really fast. Do it as fast as you can. The page will track your finger perfectly. Try the same on the Torch and see what happens.
- 09-24-2010, 02:14 AM #11
Blackberry user for a number of years too and I went from the BB 9700 to a 3G 16 gig just for fun and loved it so much I got a 3GS a few weeks later back in feb, got the iP4 on aug 6 and havent looked back, been tempted by other phones but cant let my iP4 go.
- 09-24-2010, 03:28 AM #12
I was a hardcore and I mean HARDCORE berry user had every berry from the pearl to the tour and storm2 and the i4 is such a hands down better device, bb is a dying breed and if they don't do something soon they are going to be extinct ... You will not regret getting an iPhone I actually just had to play with my friends torch the other day and it was like trying to speak fluent Greek lol I was hardcore berry and I was LOST.... the UI on the iPhone is so much more friendly ... Make the jump you'll wish you did it sooner
- 09-24-2010, 06:21 AM #13
Torch feels cheap...it feels like that slider keyboard will eventually break off. The screen is wonky, input is not as accurate as even the storm 2, which wasn't all that great either. BB's will always be the kings of email service, and for good reason, that's all they've focused on for a decade...
The iPhone has so many things going for it that it really isn't even a comparable phone to any blackberry, the torch is a way to give those businesses that rely on their BB's a new toy in the touchscreen since the storm never really caught on in the corporate world...
It's like the difference between a chevy Malibu (torch) and a BMW M3 (IP4).
- 09-24-2010, 08:03 AM #14
For me it was all about applications. Have had BB for years and then a 3GS. I recently went torch for two weeks and while it was good, I couldn't let go of the quick ways to pull information on the iphone. For example directory lookups, web browsing is simply the best, visual voice mail, even the touch keyboard on the iphone I can type quicker and with less errors. What I will miss, ability to quickly create followups from the call log using later dude, note to self feature with vlingo. Then I asked myself how many times I use those features and it wasn't that often that it offsets the amount of times I use the browser, or visual voice mail, or directory lookups.
- 09-24-2010, 09:34 AM #15
I loved bb. And I still do. But I'm tired of them giving me incremental upgrades. So I got the iPhone 4. Plus that should teach them a lesson. Seriously. I had the storm2 and storm. And bold 9000 and 9700 and 8900 and 8100 and 8300 and 8800. No one loves bb more than I do. But I got the iPhone cheaper than I would have buying a storm2 again. Haha.
You get over bb. Trust me. Just don't compare battery life. Please. Ill just die. Bb is awesome for battery life and sucks at innovation. I mean, come on! Did you see the storm and bold refreshes? Lame.
iPhone until rim gets on track
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- 09-24-2010, 11:12 PM #19
I was a hardcore Berry lover, too. Couldn't imagine life without my crackberry. But I got tired of being limited in what I could do with my phone. I needed something that would let me do more in both work and personal life. The iPhone 4 has almost everything I need. Admitedly, the calendar syncing on the iPhone is incredibly behind blackberry. But I fou d nuevasync and it is functional. Its still not as smooth as Blackberry, but the million other things I can do with my iPhone more than make up for it. For me, the Torch was too little too late. I love my iPhone and haven looked back.
- 09-25-2010, 02:21 AM #20
I was a long standing BB user before I made the leap to the iPhone 3G last year. To sum it up for you I will say I was constantly downloading leaks and creating my own hybrids of OS's to make the BB run better and smoother. I came from a Storm, which might I add is the WORST cellphone I have ever had! I will never leave the iPhone, well at least not in the foreseable future. I'm not on the iPhone 4 and I couldn't imagine not having this phone. Everything about it is awesome. You will definitely love owning one. Don't let BBM keep you from the experience of the iPhone 4.
- 09-25-2010, 03:12 AM #21
never used a BB but i never wanted to it always looked to idk useless(?) for me when it was time to upgrade i wanted a qwerty keyboard and tried out a few BBs but the moment i touched the 3GS i loved it and went with that...
then again im not a heavy eMail user recieving only 10 a day at most and that includes spam
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- 09-25-2010, 03:27 PM #23
The iPhone is good at what it does well, and does do some things better than Blackberry. But Blackberry still has it's place.
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