BB to iPhone4
I've been a BB user for a few years now. Had the pearl 8100 and currently am a bold 9700 user. Great devices, really no complaints.
However, I'm thinking about buying a 4 when I'm in Hong Kong in December. I'm not doing a full switch to iphone. Rather, I'd like to continue to use both devices. I like the reliability of BB, but I want to have some fun here and there .
I have a few questions:
- Is it possible to have duplicate sims? BB uses full sized sims. It would be nice to keep the same number but just swap phones at my convenience.
- For previous BB users, besides obvious things like autotext, bbm, etc., how was the switch to iphone e-mail, messaging system, multitasking, MS Office attachments, call quality, battery, etc?
- Is it true they might release an updated 4 to fix antennae issues? I work overseas right now, but back at my California home the signal is pretty poor. I'm 100% positive the "death grip" will work there.
- I can buy 4 contract free in HK right?
- I currently have an ipod classic (I have over 50gb of music). Will a 16gb suffice?
If anyone else has any additional input, it would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by mad_eyes; 10-26-2010 at 06:15 AM.
- 10-26-2010, 06:42 AM #2
2. I had no problem with the switch from the BB platform to the iPhone and I've owned every BB from the 8703e to the 9700. You will have to purchase Documents to Go for the iPhone though. There is no native messaging system like BBM for the iphone. Call quality is the same.
3. iOS 4.1 has addressed the antenna issues, of course if you live in a fringe coverage area you are going to still have problems. I have had AT&T service for about 5 months and have dropped maybe 2 calls but I was in low coverage at the time.
4. I'm fairly certain you can pick up an iPhone 4 contract free in HK...
5. If you plan to trim your music selection down by a rather large margin then yes 16GB would be fine. If you want to keep a big chunk of your music and still have room for pictures, apps and video then I'd suggest the 32GB.
Hope all of that helps you in your decision making process!
- 10-26-2010, 09:18 AM #3iPhone Nanite
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Getting a iphone in HK will be no problem. My mother in law buyed one for my wife in Bangkok and these are imported from HK. It's unlocked and contract free. But take care there are some very good copy's around I would recommend the 32 GB model, you fill your phone very fast with apps, fotos and music!
- 10-26-2010, 09:47 AM #4
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- 10-26-2010, 11:34 AM #5
that's great to hear about the sim adapters. i'm sure i'd be able to find them in hk when i'm there.
the reason i'm staying away from 32gb is that i like to keep my media separate. i'm not a big cell phone photographer. i have a nikon to take care of my photography needs. i've had a 2gb card in my bb since the beginning. i've never even filled up 50mb on it ever. if i took a picture i'd basically transfer it to my computer within the next day or two. regarding the music, i have a very nice set of earbuds (ultimate ears) but are not capable of making/receiving calls, so i think i'd just keep my music off my iphone. basically i'd just fill it with productivity apps (chinese dictionary, whatsapp, etc.) and maybe some games, but i won't go overboard with that.
honestly, i'm not too worried about the antennae issue. if i encounter problems then i can live with it. however, is a "fixed" version of the 4 coming out soon? i know no one can confirm, but i know all of you are up to date on the rumors more than me.
another stupid question: news on the white iphone? i probably wouldn't get it anyways, but who knows what'll happen in the store.
on another note, should i consider any android phones?
oh what's this i hear about cases cracking the back glass or something?
Last edited by mad_eyes; 10-26-2010 at 01:35 PM.
- 10-26-2010, 02:12 PM #7
- 10-26-2010, 04:10 PM #8
I heard something about the new Iphones being shipped out like the white Iphone having an extra layer of aluminum or something to help the antenna issue? but dont take my word for it just rumors.
but antenna issue depends on place, and the simple solution to the death grip is a case for your phone.
- 10-26-2010, 04:20 PM #9
ya like i said, in most strong signal areas the death grip doesn't really apply. however, in my CA home, i usually can't even get 3g reception and am always on edge (maybe 3 bars max). when i go downstairs sometimes none. i'm sure the death grip would work in my situation. again, i can live with it. would be nice if they released the white with the fix, but we'll see what happens.
anyone know anything about cases cracking the back glass?
any input on android phones?
- 10-26-2010, 11:55 PM #11