1. John Flud's Avatar
    if you can't stand apples keyboard, switch to one of the many third party options coming in iOS 8. problem solved. LOL
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    06-09-2014 09:22 PM
  2. lui22's Avatar
    if you can't stand apples keyboard, switch to one of the many third party options coming in iOS 8. problem solved. LOL
    The problem for me actually would that I have fists of ham and fingers of butter and the iPhones keyboard is minuscule.
    Last edited by lui22; 06-09-2014 at 09:48 PM.
    06-09-2014 09:37 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Maybe it is like the "Last Post Wins" thread we have here on iMore. The consumer with the last BlackBerry produced wins. That contest could be decided soon!


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    Now I will have to pay the Smithsonian a couple million dollars for an antique item; just so I can win a game...
    06-09-2014 11:59 PM
  4. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    FFR posted:

    "Why would anybody pay money for an EOL phone?"

    It sounds like a little projection if you ask me. (which I realize you are not) When iOS8 drops which phones will be EOL then? I'm sure BB10 phones will be benefitting from SW updates long past iPhone 4S's, 5's and 5S's and maybe even the 6's?? We shall see, however, I think your comment is misplaced. (of course just my opinion)

    It seems that iPhone purposely makes your phones EOL so that they can get more money out of you. Perhaps BlackBerry should start to make phones that last only as long as iPhones so that they can make more money too? I suppose if the software doesn't get you, perhaps the battery or hardware will. Oh well, whatever makes you happy..

    As for the OP, the best advice I can give you is to test out the latest phone Apple has before you switch. My wife has an iPhone and I truly can't stand the keyboard. The apps are great, no complaints there. I liked my Z10 keyboard and I love my Z30 keyboard. Many people swear by the tactile keyboard but my first smartphone was a BB Torch 9800 and never got addicted to the keyboard. I value my screen real estate more.

    Anyhow, good luck with your choice as it sounds like you have already made it.
    iPhone is a company?... Apple doesn't give updates to some devices because the new updates will screw up the device. I see where you're coming from though.
    06-10-2014 12:02 AM
  5. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Op:
    Some app suggestions:
    Rss: Reeder
    Podcast: apples podcast app
    PDFs: Evernote
    Mail and calender: Accompli (bb10 hub replacement)


    Good luck .
    I think I'll be trying g this app too LOL...Thanks!!
    06-10-2014 12:07 AM
  6. ChrFerreira's Avatar
    I must admit than I try once the Iphone keyboard and it didn't convaince me, but I saw in the WWDC than it'll have a new one more comparable with the BB10 keyboard, may be OKAY for me but I don't know. Maybe Blackberry itself will dev a new keyboard for iPhone, we must admit their keyboards are probably the best so if I had an iphone, I probably can buy another from blackberry. I know it'd be deal breacker for BB devices but they don't sale it enough so maybe they can do as with BBM and make it cross-platform.

    In fact I think Blackberry is great in software devloppment but they have been overpassed by apple in devices'. Maybe a solution'd be an IBM like choice.
    06-10-2014 03:04 AM
  7. FFR's Avatar
    I must admit than I try once the Iphone keyboard and it didn't convaince me, but I saw in the WWDC than it'll have a new one more comparable with the BB10 keyboard, may be OKAY for me but I don't know. Maybe Blackberry itself will dev a new keyboard for iPhone, we must admit their keyboards are probably the best so if I had an iphone, I probably can buy another from blackberry. I know it'd be deal breacker for BB devices but they don't sale it enough so maybe they can do as with BBM and make it cross-platform.
    You mean swiftkey's keyboard? You do realize that bb10' keyboard is swift keys's technology, not blackberry's, and it's already been announced for the iPhone.

    "SwiftKeys vanilla-label technology has been embedded into BlackBerrys Z10 phone."

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyols...ay-everywhere/

    "RIM is using technology from SwiftKey in their new keyboard."

    http://m.androidcentral.com/about-ne...ry-10-keyboard


    In fact I think Blackberry is great in software devloppment but they have been overpassed by apple in devices'. Maybe a solution'd be an IBM like choice.
    Let's be honest, Blackberry is terrible at software development.
    06-10-2014 06:28 AM
  8. FFR's Avatar
    I think I'll be trying g this app too LOL...Thanks!!
    Let us know how you like it.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    06-10-2014 07:03 AM
  9. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    Oh please I didn't create this thread to make a competition between IOS and BB10. I'm just a consumer not a supporter the two OSs can coexist and we can accept than they have both advantage and disadvantage.
    I apologize for being part of taking the topic of your original post off of your questions.

    I would like add this to the discussion; in the past year, some of the professional people I've dealt with are a real estate agent, construction contractors, mortgage bankers, city building inspectors, and an underwriter. The majority of these individuals use iPhones and each of them are successful in their chosen field.

    What ever phone you choose, I hope it works well for you.
    ChrFerreira likes this.
    06-10-2014 03:34 PM
  10. ChrFerreira's Avatar
    Sorry I didn't know that the BB10's keyboard was swiftkey.
    Can someone give me some advise about futur IOS8's keyboards?
    What's the name of the original IOS8 keyboard? What's the difference between it and swiftkey?
    BB10's keyboard allow you to choose 3 languages, does an altenative will exist on IOS8?

    You mean swiftkey's keyboard? You do realize that bb10' keyboard is swift keys's technology, not blackberry's, and it's already been announced for the iPhone.

    "SwiftKey’s vanilla-label technology has been embedded into BlackBerry’s Z10 phone."

    With Swype, Nuance Begins Quest To Process What We Say -- Everywhere - Forbes

    "RIM is using technology from SwiftKey in their new keyboard."

    About that new BlackBerry 10 keyboard | Android Central




    Let's be honest, Blackberry is terrible at software development.
    06-10-2014 03:44 PM
  11. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Sorry I didn't know that the BB10's keyboard was swiftkey.
    Can someone give me some advise about futur IOS8's keyboards?
    What's the name of the original IOS8 keyboard? What's the difference between it and swiftkey?
    BB10's keyboard allow you to choose 3 languages, does an altenative will exist on IOS8?
    There is no name for the original iOS keyboard. I guess you can call it the stock keyboard now. Like swift key it has predictive text, but it doesn't have swype. The "stock" keyboard has a couple of language options to choose from.
    06-10-2014 05:42 PM
  12. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Let us know how you like it.
    Will do!!
    06-11-2014 02:26 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    FFR posted:

    "Why would anybody pay money for an EOL phone?"

    It sounds like a little projection if you ask me. (which I realize you are not) When iOS8 drops which phones will be EOL then? I'm sure BB10 phones will be benefitting from SW updates long past iPhone 4S's, 5's and 5S's and maybe even the 6's?? We shall see, however, I think your comment is misplaced. (of course just my opinion)

    It seems that iPhone purposely makes your phones EOL so that they can get more money out of you. Perhaps BlackBerry should start to make phones that last only as long as iPhones so that they can make more money too? I suppose if the software doesn't get you, perhaps the battery or hardware will. Oh well, whatever makes you happy..

    As for the OP, the best advice I can give you is to test out the latest phone Apple has before you switch. My wife has an iPhone and I truly can't stand the keyboard. The apps are great, no complaints there. I liked my Z10 keyboard and I love my Z30 keyboard. Many people swear by the tactile keyboard but my first smartphone was a BB Torch 9800 and never got addicted to the keyboard. I value my screen real estate more.

    Anyhow, good luck with your choice as it sounds like you have already made it.
    iPhones and iPads will get iOS8, three years back. So my iPad 3 which I bought right after I returned my Playbook will be supported.

    By the way, for those who paid 600 bucks for their Playbook, when will they get BB10?

    Oh. When discussing EOL.....when does my 9900 get BB10?

    Want to discuss a company not supporting a product line and forcing them to pay premium prices for phones that don't hold their value, look closer to home.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, AWESOME Gold 64G iPhone 5s via Tapatalk
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    07-09-2014 07:06 AM
  14. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    I used a Z10 and q10 before buying an iphone 5. I like the 5 better overall but I will say email is much better on the blackberry. I get by but not having access to the file system and the ridiculous way you have to go about attachments is crazy. Outside of that iphone wins in my book I just hope that attachments in email is better with iOS 8


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    07-09-2014 06:32 PM
  15. lui22's Avatar
    iPhones and iPads will get iOS8, three years back. So my iPad 3 which I bought right after I returned my Playbook will be supported.

    By the way, for those who paid 600 bucks for their Playbook, when will they get BB10?

    Oh. When discussing EOL.....when does my 9900 get BB10?

    Want to discuss a company not supporting a product line and forcing them to pay premium prices for phones that don't hold their value, look closer to home.


    Sent from my GORGEOUS, AWESOME Gold 64G iPhone 5s via Tapatalk
    Yeah sure the Playbook is EOL but it did receive updates three years down the line, even if they were just matinance. Asking a device with limited resources to run software that require more of it would be like asking a Toyota celica to run as fast as a Lexus LFA just not going to happen all you can do as run with what you have and upgrade what you can. Same thing with the 9900 three years down the line and it's still being sold and therefor has to be supported.
    07-09-2014 07:56 PM
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