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Who came over from bb or android?
I'm really curious to see how many people switched to the 4s from blackberry or a droid device.
In a few weeks i will be moving over to the iPhone 4s from being a die hard bb fan for about 7 years.
I swore up and down hat I would never do it but having an iPad and loving it and having so many issues with my bb have made me want to make the move. I'm just wondering how many others are also coming over from a different brand???????
- 11-03-2011, 11:37 PM #2
- 11-04-2011, 12:12 AM #4
iOS is definitely a different experience than any other platform I have tried. I have gone back and forth from BBs and Android devices. I have had three iPhones, but they have historically not lasted long with me until now. I think that my 4S has everything that I need right now. The phone and ecosystem finally feels right to me.
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- 11-04-2011, 03:01 AM #9iPhone Intermediate
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Total diehard crackberry addict for years. LOVE LOVE LOVE BlackBerry. Wrote emails on my blackberry more than I did on my computer, even when sitting in front of my computer. Had an 8100, 8300, 8900 and finally a 9700. Never used the browser on the BlackBerry because it is rather limited and some sites aren't accessible. But that's why I also carried my iPad and/or iPod Touch around.
Then OS 6 came along and basically froze my BB which made me desperate for a new device, but T-Mo took forever to get the 9810 (finally available November 9th) and there were sync issues with my macbook so we decided to make the switch and go all-Apple. It's been nice to not have to carry a separate personal hotspot device for my iPad and macbook.
Love the iPhone 4S but I do miss the email features of the BlackBerry:
1. Sound Profiles
2. Custom alerts for email contacts
3. Custom alert for each email account
4. Custom signatures for each email account
5. Separate email account folders on home screen
Oh, and the keyboard. I really miss the keyboard.Formerly PCgirl on CB.com and BBForums
8100 --> 8300 --> 8900 --> 9700 --> iPhone!
- 11-04-2011, 03:40 AM #10
I had a bold 9700 and also an android before upgrade for a android. Was happy with it but the os is not solid as ios I know all three world. Android is great because you can change everything but there's always a little bug because your phone was not the one who was used for developpement. It's really great but the more the time past the more I want my phone just works. On blackberry messaging is at his best for everything (mail sms bbm) but I did a lot of browsing so that was not for me, also like to play games sometimes.
So I grab an iPhone 4S and I forgot how good it was to be on iOs, to have his music sync in 2 seconds, to go to friend's house and find a dock to play music, to have tons of games and the browsing is just amazing. I was tired after two years of iOs (3G and 4) so I tried others, that was great but that made me enjoy even more my 4S now.
- 11-04-2011, 05:33 AM #11
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After four or five years with a BlackBerry of one sort or another, I finally got the 4S. Everything else I have is Apple (MacBook Pro, iPad, and iPod Touch), and I have not looked back for even a second! The thing that kept me with BB for so long was the keyboard, but I have done just fine with the virtual keyboard on the iPhone, and the voice-to-text works amazingly well. I am one happy camper!!! No regrets.
- 11-04-2011, 05:58 AM #13
I've had BB's in the past and currently have the Samsung Galaxy S2, and the iPhone 4S. As others have mentioned they all have theirs pro's and con's (when comparing them to other platforms). I'm not one to bash any platform. Its all about what fits you and your needs.
In my opinion BB is a solid platform and fits many peoples needs. RIM has done a great job in the Enterprise space and there are a lot of users that the BB features serve them well.
Android has also been gaining some market share. They have a lot of devices (this could be good or bad) and the level of customization is great. Android is still the youngest of platforms but I think its a great option. They've done a lot of cool/useful things with the platform (notifications, app drawer, etc), but it seems security in an enterprise environment is a growing concern. I know this is something that's being addressed in future updates.
iOS - In my opinion iOS is the simplest to understand/use (this could be good or bad depending on the user). It uses the touch screen and the single button to control the device and maneuver in apps. There's no additional "Menu" or "Back" button which seems to help eliminate some confusion for apps and settings (for some users). Also, I've found iOS and the hardware is very solid and top notch. It feels good, looks good, and most importantly performs great. It seems when Apple does something they do it right. You don't have to sacrifice camera quality for a brighter screen, or size for battery life. They marry the components to the hardware an OS. This is important to me.
I've been an Apple user for years and for me the day I switch my mom was an eyeopener to how far Apple has come. It was so easy for her to understand and use that she now uses her computer more then ever.
Again, all great platforms depending on what you want/need. Go with what works for you! The great thing with the industry is we have choices; there's nothing better then that!
- 11-04-2011, 07:42 AM #14iPhone Intermediate
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I was a BB user for 4 years.. this is my first iphone and I am wondering what took me so long to switch As others have said, there are things I miss about the BB, but overall, the iphone is a great phone..not nearly as hard to type on as I thought..Don't see myself moving away from iphone anytime soon...
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- 11-04-2011, 09:07 AM #18iPhone Intermediate
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I left BB for a second time. First time I ditched my Pearl 8100 for the 3GS, then hopped to the Torch 9800, and now I'm back and loving it. I do like BB still, but I kinda regret I even left iPhone in the first place. I doubt I'll ever switch back to BB."Women who strive to be equal to men lack ambition." - Anonymous
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- 11-04-2011, 09:49 AM #19iPhone Nanite
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I came over from BB (Tour 9600); when I got the BB back in 2009 I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever bought...right now I think the iphone is the coolest thing I've ever bought
I've had my iphone for 3 weeks now (got it on launch day), and there are only two things I've found that I liked better about the BB:
1) LED alerts - I had different color LED alerts set up on the BB for email, sms, incoming/missed call, etc. I always keep my phone on vibrate so I would just look at it for a few seconds to see if I had any new messages. Iphone doesn't have that.
2) A self-updating weather app that shows the current condition on the home screen. I hate that my iphone always shows 73 and sunny, especially since it's about 43 and cloudy here lately. I'd gladly accept the increased battery drain to have my weather app update once an hour or something, but oh well.
Other than these two issues, I think I like everything about the iphone better. Way faster, even though both devices are 3G, and regarding the touch screen keyboard, which I thought would take a while to get used to, I'm already typing faster than I was on the BB after 3 weeks of practice.
- 11-04-2011, 10:18 AM #20
i left blackberry for the 1st time ever once sprint got the iphone4s. Ive had blackberrys for the last 6 years. i went out on aug 21 and had gotten the blackberry bold 9930. i always said this was the best bb ever made and i would never leave bb. on october 14 is the day i sold my bb and got the iphone. even with the battery issues ive had im happy and not looking back at all. i also dont miss anything from my bb. im not bashing RIM. crackberry.com is my fav forum to come to. i can read about iphone and blackberry here. maybe one day ill own another bb device. for now im iphone all the way
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I didn't convert really but I did open up another line just so I could get the 4s. I now have a Blackberry 9800 for work and the 4s for pleasure use. Best of both worlds and I am now convinced that everyone who is in the business field/e-mails a lot should walk around with a Blackberry and an iPhone lmao!