Blackberry 9930 OR Iphone4S?
I have been the proud owner of a BB 9650 for almost 2 years now and I just registered with TiPb to win the new Iphone. But I'm wanting to know which phone is better and why you feel that way! I really am torn between the two and have done some research on both but still am not sure which to choose? This new Iphone looks to be awesome but lacks the physical QWERTY that I've come to love! So please tell me what you think good or bad that I should know about the Iphone in general.
- 10-06-2011, 11:28 PM #2
- 10-06-2011, 11:35 PM #3
Now what kind of response do you think you are going to get here?
With that said, I had the 9930 for a week and returned it. Screen was too small for me and other than the excellent messaging, the apps were terrible (almost laughable), and I got tired of battery pulls real quick (yes, I still had to do them).
- 10-06-2011, 11:41 PM #4iMore Expert
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Blackberry could have hit it on the nail with the Storm. But they just don't have the brains or technology to hang anymore. Maybe they'll hire a new development department or steal some Apple people. But to answer your question Iphone4S or even Iphone4 over the blackberry.
- 10-06-2011, 11:49 PM #5
- 10-07-2011, 12:45 AM #6
It all depends on person preference. If you like a sleek state of art touch screen phone that has tons of apps to choose from with the ease itunes then you choose an Iphone 4GS. If you prefer a physical keyboard and are not into apps or into lots of media, you should go with the blackberry. Being a former blackberry user, the move to the iphone was a move that has no regrets.
- 10-07-2011, 01:05 AM #7
- 10-07-2011, 01:08 AM #8
Since you already own and are familiar with Blackberries I would purchase the iPhone 4S and play around with it for the 14 day trial period and if you are not satisfied return and exchange it for the 9930. You will have to pay the restocking fee though.
- 10-07-2011, 03:27 PM #9
Currently have a Curve 3G (Company Issued), and it's better than the Storm, but still difficult to do non-work stuff (Web, Apps, general fun...!)
My wife has the iP4, and its much more user friendly for everything 'fun'. That said, a physical keyboard is a thing of beauty... My new iP 4S is already ordered.
I guess, its all about what you're gonna do with it. all email/ messaging/work related stuff, you should be good with either. More fun/ less work? I would seriously consider the iPhone.
- 10-07-2011, 03:31 PM #10
- 10-07-2011, 03:35 PM #11
Thank You to everyone! I am a stay ay home Mom so I don't use my BB for work at all just personal emails and apps really. So I am now really leaning towards this new Iphone!! I think I will take CG68s advice and get the Iphone 4s(if I don't win it first! ; ) ) and try it for the 14 days! AGAIN thanks to ALL who replied!
- 10-07-2011, 11:27 PM #13
- 10-08-2011, 12:09 AM #14
- 10-08-2011, 12:39 AM #15
- 10-09-2011, 10:34 AM #16
I used Blackberry 9900 for about a month until it wouldn't boot up anymore for some reason. Now I'm using a 3GS. I used a 9780, 9800 and 9000 prior to the 9900 so I'm pretty well-versed as far as Blackberrys are concerned. They keyboard on the 9900 is by far the best keyboard RIM has ever made. OS7, while similar to OS6, is much faster to navigate around, especially paired with the touchscreen. The only major complaint I had with the 9900 was the camera not having AF. Otherwise it was very fast (HSPA+ on ATT, GPS lock, navigating the OS), had no need for battery pulls, excellent keyboard, pretty much everything you'd want from a Blackberry.
Now having used a 3GS for a couple weeks now, what do I miss? The little red notification LED, the keyboard, the microUSB port, the form factor. I'm sure I can get used to the iPhone's form factor though. I definitely don't miss the lack of apps that I faced with owning a Blackberry though!
- 10-09-2011, 11:09 AM #17
I am currently using the 9930 and love it. It is unlike your current bold because it is actually really fast. The browser is no longer a joke and loads full pages awesome! Its also no longer cheap feeling and there really aren't battery pulls (unless you delete an app, which is annoying still). With that said, I will be trying out the iPhone 4s. Can't hurt trying something to see if you like it better than what you currently have.
- 10-09-2011, 11:11 AM #18
bb is good if you want a keyboard and want a phone for mainly just emailing. Storing music, web browsing, and overall ease of use make the iphone a better choice in that respect. It all depends what you want from the phone and whether you feel the need that you must have a keyboard or if you can and are willing to use a virtual keyboard. Not to mention the app selection for the iphone compared to the bb isn't even close. BB lacks most apps that are in ios so if you want to use alot of apps that could be a deciding factor.
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- 10-09-2011, 11:22 AM #19
If you're a stay at home mom then you would thank yourself 9976886555 times for giving the iPhone a serious try! You can't talk to a bold and tell it to set your timer when you're cooking and trying to watch a show. There are so Manu reasons for you to make the switch. You can thank me layer too! LOL!
- 10-09-2011, 11:30 AM #20
- 10-09-2011, 11:36 AM #21
- 10-09-2011, 11:43 AM #22
These devices are on two completely different levels. If your life revolves around e-mail or heavy typing then the BlackBerry might be your best bet but, the iPhone can do everything BB's can do and they do it well and a hell of a lot faster. The iPhone doesn't and won't disappoint.
- 10-09-2011, 12:31 PM #23
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- 10-09-2011, 05:47 PM #25
I currently carry a Blackberry Bold 9700 and I have an iPod Touch. I have been trying to figure out whether to get the 4S or a Torch 9810 to replace both devices. I am still on the fence, and change my mind by the minute. I had a Torch 9800, which I really liked, but I had to give it back when I changed jobs. It was a very good choice because it had just enough of both devices to make it a perfect compromise. Just about every app that I have on my ipod has a similar, if not same, counterpart on my blackberry. The few that don't, I can go to the respective mobile website for that functionality, or I don't need them. But here is something to consider: data flow. Blackberries use data compression, iphone does not. Therefore, your data bills will definitely be higher on the iPhone. Also, I travel internationally quite a bit, and while I can add international data to both phones for the trip, it is much more expensive than domestic data, and therefore, on the iPhone my roaming data bills will be tremendous. Still, it would be great to only have to carry one device, and nothing compares to that screen on the iPhone. And of course, email and texting is much easier on the Blackberry. Tough decision. Does anybody here do a lot of international travel that can shed some light on this predicament?
Last edited by sjsplaty; 10-09-2011 at 05:49 PM.