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Everyone says Blackberry's are for poweruser, but...
I think otherwise. I have had my iPhone for a week and a half now, and I think I can get a lot more done with my iPhone then I ever did with my Blackberry. I'm begining to think the only people who say that are the ones that are jealous of iPhone, or Blackberry fanboy's. This is the best phone I have ever had. Just wanted to share my thought as it popped into my head.
- 02-17-2011, 05:11 PM #2
- 02-17-2011, 05:16 PM #3
- 02-17-2011, 05:23 PM #4iMore Expert
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Another former hardcore BB user here. Those that say stupid things like "iPhones are toys and blackberries are for real work" are just as smart as the comment they made. People that are jealous say things like that while they cry for QNX. Hypocrisy? To them, all the extra features of iOS is unnecessary because their device can't do it. If their device could they would tout how great it is. But with iPhone you can be productive AND have fun.
- 02-17-2011, 05:28 PM #5
- 02-17-2011, 05:48 PM #6
- 02-17-2011, 05:50 PM #7iPhone Newbie
- 16 Posts
BB will always be around because corporations that buy thousands of phones would much rather buy their employees 20 dollar Curves as opposed to 200 dollar iphones or Android phones. The bosses don't really care if the rank and file can surf the web or play games. They just want you to get your emails and respond ASAP. What is funny is that in my experience with the corporate world, the top brass carries iphones or whatever else they want, regardless of what carrier the company uses or what kind of hoops IT has to go through to make it work.
- 02-17-2011, 05:58 PM #8iMore Expert
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- 02-17-2011, 06:20 PM #9
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- 02-17-2011, 08:42 PM #16iPhone Newbie
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I agree with all of you but I am having a hard time adjusting to typing on the touch screen. I also miss being able to search through my inbox by topic or sender/recipient, etc. (let me know if I can do that. & just haven't found out how). I think that's the big stuff I miss. EVERYTHING elis pretty amazing & I get emails on my exchange account faster than my BB which had to be set up as BIS.
- 02-17-2011, 08:47 PM #17
- 02-17-2011, 08:57 PM #18iPhone Beginner
- 56 Posts
I miss the notification light...and that is about it. I thought I would stick to blackberry because of email, until I head about the instant email in exchange accounts. Last month I had my blackberry, there were outages on the west coast (verizon blamed rim, rim blamed verizon, go figure) and my emails were delayed, sometimes for hours on my storm2, but my iPod touch and iPad were just chirping away as the emails were arriving instantly there. That finished it for me...
- 02-17-2011, 09:01 PM #19
- 02-17-2011, 10:24 PM #20
Not even coming from a BB, or even a smartphone for that matter, I'm still thrilled to have a phone that just WORKS. It used to be "If I deal with this crapware I could attempt to maybe get a simple web-page to load" or "I'll attempt to check my e-mail, but I can't guarantee anything because most of my e-mails don't get to this phone". Freezes were almost as common as calls and the battery was always getting pulled. Now it's just "I'll surf the web" or "I'll check my e-mail". It is making me rethink my entire view on Apple. I used to just think "Overpriced" and "Cult following", but now I am beginning to understand it. It just works.iPhone 5 16GB / 21.5" iMac. 3.06GHz OSX Mountain Lion/ Apple TV 2nd Gen/ iPad Gen2, 16GB.
- 02-17-2011, 10:27 PM #21iPhone Intermediate
- 141 Posts
I miss some of options/settings that blackberry gave you that iphone doesn't (some of which I don't understand why they're not on every phone today). Mainly custom dictionary and changing the autotext replacement suggestions. I really like my new iphone buy one thing I have to ask is how in the hell does the best smartphone ever not automatically put punctuation in contractions. And little shortcuts like il for I'll, wel for we'll, etc. Not being able to customize text tones, and set different tones for different messages gets on my nerves a little too, but not a big deal.
Overall, I'm still on the fence. I'd love to be able to say I can type faster on iphone, but it really isn't when I have to spend time to do things my blackberry (storm2) did for me. It's typing convenience vs. web experience. Itunes is kind of a pain in the *** too.
Last edited by TiNuts; 02-17-2011 at 10:29 PM.
- 02-17-2011, 10:59 PM #22iPhone 5 16GB / 21.5" iMac. 3.06GHz OSX Mountain Lion/ Apple TV 2nd Gen/ iPad Gen2, 16GB.
- 02-17-2011, 11:28 PM #23iPhone Intermediate
- 141 Posts
- 02-18-2011, 12:48 AM #24iPhone Newbie
- 23 Posts
I went from the Blackberry Storm 9530 to the iPhone 4. Let me preface things by saying after just over a week with the iPhone, I absolutely LOVE it. For the most part.
It's fast. It's fluid. It doesn't require an app specifically to re-set the device to get it to work properly. It doesn't lock up for no reason whatsoever. And it does the internet far better than any Blackberry product ever.
Having said that, for all I've said, the iPhone is a toy. Blackberry IS superior for business users, not to mention being far more customizable than Apple will ever allow the iPhone to be.
Again, don't get me wrong - I love the iPhone and can only see my enjoyment growing over time. But it's still, ultimately, a toy when compared to a Blackberry.
- 02-18-2011, 01:46 AM #25iPhone 5 16GB / 21.5" iMac. 3.06GHz OSX Mountain Lion/ Apple TV 2nd Gen/ iPad Gen2, 16GB.