- 02-20-2011, 05:16 PM #51
I do business with partners inn Canada and we talk quite often via BBM and it worked out very well. If you didn't have need for the things listed above than there really isn't anything special about it. Bottom line- if you have friends who own BlackBerries then you want BBM. If you don't, well, you don't
- 02-20-2011, 05:42 PM #52
BB vs iP4
There are a few things that my Berry did better than my iP4:
1-Obviously notifications were better but i knew that going in. Hopefully they'll fix that in a new upgrade (maybe iP5?) via an LED and software update
2-the BB calendar was far more robust and quicker to enter events in. I do a lot of conference calls and with my berry i could check the box for a conf call, enter the call in number then the code and all was set. When the reminder went off for the call all I needed to do was click "join" and it dialed everything for me. Not crucial, but a damn nice feature.
3-email was better on my berry. I'm using gmail, mobile me, as well as a normal POP account and i think the berry just plain handles email better-at least in terms of receiving it in a fast, reliable fashion. I get my gmail and mobile me emails pretty quick but the home POP account lags. I can hear my wife get an email on her berry and mine won't have it for at least 5-10 minutes later. Again, not a deal breaker, but nice.
4-ability to hold a call in the sketchy spots of my geography was better on my BB as well. I drop more calls with the iP4 where i never did before.
Every other aspect is better on my iP4. The apps work better, and the ability to surf the web is beyond comparison. Camera and video quality are outstanding as well.
All in all I love my new device. I really don't see that I'll be returning to BB unless they get their act together othe media front. Sending pictures and video is far better on the apple device. Dropbox and Evernote work better on my iP4.
The biggest reason I moved to the iP4 was the ability to sync my multiple Mac's with my phone. BB and Mac do not play well with one another and i was constantly fighting to get all my calendars (mine, wife and two kids) to work correctly. MobileMe is a wonderful thing- as long as it's working well.
Yep, I'm staying with my iP4...BB does some useful things but the overall experience is better with my iP4
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- 03-01-2011, 11:02 PM #61
Personally, I'd much rather see something done about the audible notifications rather than an LED light I've quickly grown accustomed to not having.
- 03-02-2011, 03:32 PM #62iPhone Beginner
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A coworker had forewarned me about missing the LED, but I can truly say that I don't miss it. My main issue with the iPhone over my Storm2 is just that it works and it works well just like the VZ commercial. Did miss BBM, but found ways around it and definitely love the variety of apps & games and find myself using my device way more than my Storm2 for a ton of other things than I did when I had my Storm2.
To be fair, I have to admit that the e-mail push on the BB is superior, but not a huge deal for me. That small difference wasn't enough compared to the rest of the things I can now use my phone for.
- 03-02-2011, 04:48 PM #63
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- 03-03-2011, 10:42 AM #65
If all you need as a business user is push email then great. But as a "poweruser" I guess, and not even a business user, I feel severly limited with what I can do with my iphone unless it's play games/music/movies. Iphone can't even get on the web, download any given file, then attach it to an email and send it out. IMO, this is a little ridiculous for the most expensive phone out there. As a student, I could work on a project on my laptop without wifi. Finish, save it to my blackberry and email it to turn it in. Not so with iphone.
The lack of true multitasking also makes it more "toylike". With a blackberry I can open several webpages, close out and send an email/text whatever, come back and pages are loaded. Iphone I come back and I still have to wait for the pages to load.
Yes it "works", and is pretty to look at, and imo, Apple didn't initially intend for the iphone to be a business phone. After all it was advertised as the ipod that happened to make a phone call too. Out of the box it has little more functionality (besides pushed email, media) than my old motorola razr.
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- 03-03-2011, 10:54 AM #66
You can argue the merits of the blackberry vs. the iphone, but calling it a toy is silly. If it doesn't work for you, that's why there is a market with numerous manufacturers and operating systems to choose from.
If you enjoyed web browsing on the blackberry, you are the first I have ever heard of. Good luck clicking on about 90 percent of web links you get in an email, because the BB either can't open them or it be so slow that you'll just give up.
I don't use many third party apps and out of the box it does everything I need it to do. You pays your money, you gets your choice.
- 03-03-2011, 11:09 AM #67
Don't get me wrong, the iphone is phenominal at doing what it does and is a great phone, but for the money it should do everything any of the competition can do and more out of the box. I think being called a toy is quite fair as it is geared more for media and gaming as are most smartphones nowadays. And why the offense when it's called a toy? If it wasn't it would be messaging and phone calls, that's it.
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