- 12-14-2011, 10:43 AM #26
i could never go back. like Pink, i was so done with reboots, reloading OS, embarrassing app selection, etc on my 9650. in my opinion, the only thing that blackberry has for them and why i was reluctant to switch was for the email and keyboard. for me, the e-mail is so much better on my iphone using my gmail accounts through exchange. they are pushed instant like my blackberry, sometimes faster than i receive them on OS mail. the day i got my 4s on launch day was the day i knew i would be using an iphone for the foreseeable future!
- 12-14-2011, 11:37 AM #27
I kinda wish I still had my BB. I miss ringer profiles and I would've stayed if I knew iOS was so basic and elementary. I've also noticed that I miss the LED indicator the more I use my iPhone
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- 12-14-2011, 09:06 PM #28
- 12-14-2011, 11:44 PM #29
- 12-16-2011, 08:46 PM #30
I tried going back to a Blackberry- once with a 9800 and THREE times with a 9810. Beautiful phones but they couldnt stream as well (Pandora specifically) as my Android. My Android doesnt stream as well as the iPhones (4 and 4s) that I REGRETFULLY sold (and wish I still had) although its damn near as good. The Blackberries were noticably slower in everyday use than both the iPhone and Android.
However if Blackberry suits YOUR needs thats all that should matter. Get the phone you want. Its hard to get off the Crack, isnt it?
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- 12-16-2011, 09:22 PM #31
I know how the OP feels, it is hard to get off of the crack. I have switched from BB to ios to android over the years but it's been over a year that I've been using my BB, and I just don't see me going back. I currently have a Galaxy S 2 and I'm looking hard at a iPhone 4S. Just get the phone that suites you the best and hang in with. You can't go wrong with one of the top of the line Android phones or the iPhone, as long as it does for you what you want it to do. The problems arrise when you look at the other side and start to think "Man why dosen't my phone do that". Then you start jonesing for the other phone and off to ebay you go to get another phone. I gotta go so I can find a deal on a 4S on ebay.
- 12-17-2011, 12:23 AM #32
I returned to RIM three times. Two of those times i was back to another operating system within the month.
Just not satisfied with BBOS anymore. I really do like QNX for the main reason is that its a lot like webOS, but as the phones stand now. I won't be going back.
It was nice to start myself into the smartphone world with blackberry.
- 12-18-2011, 01:27 AM #33
I've been a blackberry user and advocate for a number of years - had the opportunity to move to an iPhone 4S and thought I would enjoy the newness of it - as it turns out - the ease of use, the user experience and the whole eco-system (apps) are amazing - i'm not a gamer and consider myself mostly on the business side of using a smart phone - but, I'm amazed by, again, the user experience and apps.
I know some folks speak of missing the keyboards, LED notification, etc. etc., but, honestly, I do not miss the blackberry at all - the only bad thing I can say is that I like my phones naked - no case - but the iPhone is like exquisite jewelry so I do feel the need to keep it in a case - I picked up a default case but I may try a clear bumper or something more invisible - did I mention how sexy I think it is?!?
- 12-18-2011, 03:15 PM #34
I love blackberry and still have my blackberry in hand but I got a iPod touch 4 last year for my bday.. I will say this I didn't know what I was missing really!! I love the iOS the apps and capabilities of this thing is great! But I don't want an iPhone my iPod touch is suiting me just fine.. Phone wise tho I am keeping my eyes on windows 7 and specifically the Nokia lumia 710 that's coming to t- mobile.. My blackberry is great but I'm tired of the lack of apps and innovative technology that RIM just cant get right! They are digging themselves a grave.. It's really upsetting they have a great product but u have to keep up with demand which they aren't doing! So I am moving on to windows!
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- 12-18-2011, 05:40 PM #35
I'm definitely ready to move on from blackberry.. Been using bb's since 2007 and I feel that they haven't brought anything new to the table.. I got an iPod touch 4 last year for my birthday and this device has been showing me what I have been missing! RIM is digging themselves in a whole and they won't be able to get out! I Have my eye on windows 7 phones they look promising I am willing to try them out! If that doesn't work out then I'll get a iPhone. Don't feel like I need one right now my iPod touch is holding me down quite nicely! Lol....
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- 12-18-2011, 07:19 PM #36
I understand. I came to to the iPhone from a 9930. When I first got my 9930, I thought it was the best Blackberry ever. It looks great, feels great, and it has the best keyboard I've ever had on a phone.
However the phone was not reliable and their quality control has become terrible and I was about to be on my third 9930. All of them continually locked up for times ranging from a coupe of minutes to more than 10, requiring a battery pull. Battery life was crazy bad. At a recent trade show I had to recharge it twice during a day with only normal usage. I rely on my phone to run a sales organization, so when I lose time because of battery pulls and reboots, it costs us money.
I had great success with my iPad and MacBook Air, so it was natural to make the move to the iPhone. I've only had it for a few days, but it is exceptional. I thought I would not be able to do without a physical keyboard. However, the virtual keyboard on the iPhone is terrific and when I need to pound out a long email, I'll go to landscape mode and it works very well. Even in portrait mode I've been able to get the hang of it without the trouble I thought I would have on the iPhone. The iPhone is so easy to use and I am already at the point of wondering why I didn't do this a long time ago.
I'm in the process of evaluating CRM packages for our field based sales rep and having the iPhone gives me so many more options. I'll likely convert all my field based reps to the iPhone if we implement CRM later in 2012.
So don't worry about wondering if you should go back to BB. You will be glad you didn't.
- 12-18-2011, 11:51 PM #37
(Keeping his fingers crossed!!!)
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- 12-19-2011, 02:56 PM #40
I had two BlackBerry devices... the 8100 and the 9800. Both good phones, but the iPhone continues to provide a level of "service", shall I say, that IMO no other smartphone brand can. The hardware is just gorgeous, the OS is fluid, smooth, buttery. The retina display is amazing. And it just works and works well with iCloud and iTunes. The apps are far superior to BlackBerry apps.
However, I do still like the aesthetics of the BlackBerry Bold series. They are just good looking phones, but at this point, I wouldn't want to go back to the BB OS and trackpad. I love the iPhone touchscreen and the touchscreen keyboard is amazing. And having Siri to send out messages and read new ones to me while I'm driving is wonderful.
I definitely don't plan on going back to BlackBerry any time soon, especially for a third time. I started with the 8100, left for the 3GS, then moved to the 9800, and now to the 4S. Each time I come back to the iPhone it's even more amazing and I wonder why I even left. I think I'm here to stay.