For the last few years, I've been switching between BlackBerry and Android, but the last 6 months, I've been using iPhone. There are so many things I love about each platform and things I don't like either. I'm now to the point that I really need to decide which platform to keep using and sell the other two. And I'm also going to write a paper (for lack of a better term I guess) on my own little platform tour. So I just want to know, in as much detail as you can give, why choose iPhone, what makes iPhone the best choice?
- 06-25-2012, 04:22 PM #2
- 06-25-2012, 04:44 PM #3
Just Me, D
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- 06-25-2012, 04:58 PM #6
Blackberry - Great security, speed of delivery in regard to messaging & email and good for business use.
Android - More settings for a better customer control out of the box, variety of devices as well as customized operating systems, usually with bigger screens and the feel of a laptop in the form of a smartphone as well as 4G/LTE.
IPhone - simple, fast, elegant, massively popular, unmatched App Store, great support and updates are retroactive to older devices, for the most part.
Just Me, D
- 06-25-2012, 05:20 PM #7
1. Can RIM survive its downward spiral and make Blackberry a dominant force in the smartphone industry again?
2. Will Android continue to risk losing customers to Apple because of its fragmentation and will Google finally step in and not allow HTC, Motorola, Samsung and others to layer it OS with customizations for uniformity purposes? If so, how might it affect The iPhone?
3. Will Apple allow for more customizations out of the box? Will the carriers rebel against Apple at some point due to the agreements they have with Apple?
Just Me, D
#2, most people care more about flashiness these days rather than a good solid device. I am no different, that's why I initially left BlackBerry. But the Android devices get more attention in stores, more commercials, they are cheaper.....they made and priced to sell plain and simple. And if Apple would lose its ego, there would be more iPhone sales. I'm sorry but I don't think it costs more than $100 to make an iPhone so are we paying $6-800 for them (depending on memory of course).
#3, see argument #2. Apple won't allow that much freedom because they lose money that way. Don't believe me? Why is iPhone the only smartphone without expandable memory?
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- 06-25-2012, 06:33 PM #9
- 06-25-2012, 06:43 PM #10
Just Me, D
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- 06-25-2012, 06:57 PM #11
- 06-26-2012, 10:09 AM #13
I read another post of yours about BB10 being able to compete. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see if it's the death knell or not for RIM. BB has a lot of negative press to overcome. Part of my job at work is to go through orientation with new RN students who come through my department for rotations. One guy had a BB and the rest of us had iPhones and one student had an Android. I heard more than once about why do people still use BB with their outdated OS and their lack of apps. Even the guy that had the BB was riding it out until his contract was over and would "probably" be getting the iPhone5 or whatever it'll be called. It's that attitude that RIM has got to overcome before they can make BB10 profitable. Most people see a BB and they think of the old Pearl and Curve models. I was burned by a string of bad Curves as well as being swept up in the Storm. A fifteen second commercial showing some woman in a skirt talking about getting 3000 emails a day won't help your image.
But to answer your question, I chose iOS because it suited my needs. The app library on iOS is amazing and no, I do not have "fart" apps on my phone. I have a few games, but I also have several apps I use at work every day. At first, I didn't want to jailbreak my iPhone. I was happy with stock, but now I jailbroke it and I can make my iPhone mine, just as I could by installing themes on my BBs.
I also live in tornado country. When I'm hiding in my closet to keep from reenacting that scene in the Wizard of Oz when the Wicked Witch flies past Dorothy's window, I need something to keep me informed. I have both NOAA radio, RadarScope and LiveStream installed on my phone. One of the local TV stations uses LiveStream to stream weather information on their channel there. If I'm in the closet with my dog and cats, I can still keep track of the storm one of two ways if the power goes out or if I lose my DirecTV service. That's important to me. Very important to me. An LED light and a keyboard don't come close to matching what I need out of a phone.
In other words with my long and rambling post, you should stick with what device suits your needs, whether it be a BB, an Android or an iPhone. I chose iPhone. You pick what you want to pick. You have to live with your phone choice. We don't.
And the only reason iPhone wins in case cost over the BlackBerry is because of the Book Book, Otterbox Defender, BoxWave Keyboard Buddy and LifeProof cases. Otherwise I think BlackBerry would win that one too. I even changed the housing on the 9700 I had.
I think the only things keeping from outright choosing BB right now are the screen size, media capabilities/wifi hotspot (I have a Kindle Fire but it's not always the best option), and the fact that this one I have gets crape signal in my house. But I attribute that to Verizon not putting a 4G SIM in it. Verizon is the only carrier I know of that says the 9900/30 isn't 4G, maybe not full 4G, but it will still get a speed boost and signal boost from pulling off the 4G towers as well.
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- 06-26-2012, 09:15 PM #15
The SIM in any VZW "world phone" (dual CDMA/GSM) is for international roaming, not for use on VZW's network. The reason for that is most overseas carriers do not have CDMA networks, so a VZW phone without a GSM SIM would be a paperweight in Europe.
- 06-27-2012, 07:00 AM #17
I wouldn't go with an iPhone. Apple copied EVERYTHING from Android. Android was the first cell phone ever and Apple copied everything that Android has, even the phone keypad, which Android created. Also, Android was the first to have a map. Nobody ever had a map before Android, nobody. People were constantly lost until Android gave them the ability to find their way. And because Android was the first to have a weather widget, nobody knew what the weather was like outside before Android.
- 06-27-2012, 07:31 AM #18
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- 06-27-2012, 08:43 AM #21
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- 06-27-2012, 12:53 PM #24
My point was there aren't many paid BB apps as there are iOS because there are very few who develop for BBOS anymore. I do miss BeWeather. I've yet to find an iOS app that I like as much as I did BeWeather.
As to why anyone would spend $500 on a widget is beyond me, but whatever blows his dress up. $500 to me is a mortgage payment.
- 06-27-2012, 03:00 PM #25
I like the Windows Phone version of Accuweather better than BerryWeather for BlackBerry?
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