1. GaryUSC's Avatar
    When you switch from your old devices to the 3G iPhone in the coming weeks, what function(s) from your old device will you miss the most?

    I am currently a BB user (8310 Curve) and the function I will miss the most is the ability to plug my Curve to any computer via a USB cable and upload/download files.

    This function has been important because I download podcasts to my Curve from my home PC as well as from my office PC on a daily basis. I also transfer pictures of my kids from my Curve to my parents' computer often. My Curve effectively doubles as my portable mass storage device.

    With the new iPhone, I will lose that functionality. I don't believe I can upload files from the phone to other machines. I also am forced to download podcasts only from my home PC so I don't have to maintain two identical music libraries on two computers.
    Last edited by GaryUSC; 07-03-2008 at 01:40 PM.
    07-03-2008 01:24 PM
  2. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    I'm an 8310 user as well, and without a doubt the single most missed feature will be NO SYNCING OF NOTES AND TASKS! What are they thinking? And the same holds true for Mac software, including Entourage. If they are really going to penetrate the enterprise, they have got to include notes and tasks. Even my lowly BB can do that.
    07-03-2008 01:27 PM
  3. hey_WILL's Avatar
    i have been using a moto krzr, i guess the only thing i will REALLY miss is the familiarlity with the shortcuts, etc. but i am confident that apple's ui is a lot better than verizons
    07-03-2008 01:33 PM
  4. dhp1080's Avatar
    Being a sad, sad Motorola Razr owner still, the only thing I'll honestly miss is MMS.

    Of course I'll miss the random charging glitches, bad battery cover, completely useless internet features, and overall slowless.
    07-03-2008 01:38 PM
  5. hey_WILL's Avatar
    oh my! how are you giving that lovely thing up?
    07-03-2008 01:43 PM
  6. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    Being a sad, sad Motorola Razr owner still, the only thing I'll honestly miss is MMS.

    Of course I'll miss the random charging glitches, bad battery cover, completely useless internet features, and overall slowless.
    I know the young folks still flock to the (K)Raz(y)r, but I just don't get it. Two of my children have gone through 3 each (have to compliment AT&T on at least coming through on the repair side) while my other is still on his original HTC 3125. The Razr plain sucks compared to the iPhone.
    07-03-2008 02:17 PM
  7. hotrod#AC's Avatar
    I'm an 8310 user as well, and without a doubt the single most missed feature will be NO SYNCING OF NOTES AND TASKS! What are they thinking? And the same holds true for Mac software, including Entourage. If they are really going to penetrate the enterprise, they have got to include notes and tasks. Even my lowly BB can do that.
    Check out Evernote for notes. I'm using it now on my WM device, but it works on the iPhone as well. Remember everything. | Evernote Corporation

    GaryUSC, I know it is not free, but I'm planning on using SugarSync to store, sync, and manage files 'in the cloud' on my iPhone. I have it on my Treo700 now, and my other computers and it is pretty cool. Sync Files, Backup Data, Remote File Access for PC, Mac, Mobile Phone - SugarSync

    I don't use tasks as much as I should, but the hints posted here is what I'm going to look it using for tasks on the iPhone. Tip o’ the Week: Tasks on iPhone! | The iPhone Blog

    I don't want to sound like a commercial and I'm not affiliated with these people/companies. But since I've been using Evernote and SugarSync, I've been very pleased. With SS, I'm happy to have some important business files sync'd across computers and I'm also very happy to have my data and photos saved off-location in the event of a fire or flood. And since my MS Exchange doesn't sync notes anyway, Evernote has filled that hole very nicely.

    Hope that helps you all. PS your thread my draw some more attention if you added something about 'what are you going to miss' or tasks, notes or something, thats just my 2 cents.
    Last edited by hotrod; 07-04-2008 at 07:45 AM.
    07-04-2008 07:42 AM
  8. hermdog's Avatar
    I have Treo 700wx. I would have to say Voice Command. But that is the price to pay for a stable phone.
    07-04-2008 07:53 AM
  9. BB-fan's Avatar
    I have a razr so I won't be missing anything! The screen keeps crashing and I don't have internet or MMS just text and voice. The iphone is going to rock!
    07-04-2008 08:54 AM
  10. sailorgirl's Avatar
    I have some kinda Samsung slider thing and I honestly will say that the only thing I'll miss about it is the fact that I can drop it a lot and it seems to be fine. I'll be keeping it and switching my new iphone SIM into it when I don't feel like carrying my iphone around. By the way .. it's white and stained ... I made the mistake of answering my phone while I was getting my hair colored and the dye got on the phone. Not gonna be missing that either.
    07-04-2008 09:19 AM
  11. dcharles's Avatar
    With the new iPhone, I will lose that functionality. I don't believe I can upload files from the phone to other machines.
    Are you serious? I thought that even regular iPods could do this?
    Last edited by ronbo2000; 07-05-2008 at 06:33 PM. Reason: fix quotes
    07-04-2008 10:43 AM
  12. volsfan0911's Avatar
    Voice dialing from BT headset on my BB8310. Everything else I can probably work around. Omitting notes & tasks is moronic - if you're going to sync Outlook then sync all of it! There is a wonderful program from Wireless Rex which I use as my GTD (getting things done) app on my blackberry. Since the BB is always with me, I always have all my calendar, tasks, notes, contacts, etc. with me which is critical. OmniFocus has a great GTD tool available for Mac and it will be ported to the iPhone along with some enhancements - location awareness for example. Which is pretty cool if you think about it. Put milk on your list and flag it with a context tag of "Giant" (local grocery store). Next time you're at Giant, the app knows this and reminds you to buy milk and anything else you've put the "giant" context tag on. I do this manually by grouping tasks with "@ERRANDS" into one sub list but do forget to check it sometimes when out, etc.

    Sorry - ended up writing a novel!
    07-04-2008 10:54 AM
  13. pyroguysf's Avatar
    I'll kinda miss the voice command on my BlackBerry 8330 (from vlingo, not built in), but it's not that big of a deal, and maybe they'll make an iPhone version, who knows. What I'll really miss is the awesome Facebook app. Keeping in touch with high school and new college friends, the BlackBerry Facebook app is pretty full featured for an application and it's quick. I'll sorta miss free push and background programs (i.e. JiveTalk is awesome, maybe they'll do an iPhone app instead of just a web interface).
    07-04-2008 04:37 PM
  14. michi_love's Avatar
    I'm not going to miss one thing about my Samsung Blackjack II. I rushed into buying it without really researching it... I just knew I wanted a better phone than the cheapie one I had before. I wanted a phone I could surf the internet with and this was just about the most horrible device to do so. Windows Mobile on this thing was just alright and the menu screens are soooo well... plain looking. This is why I've got ants in my pants waiting for the iPhone to come out! I actually have daydreams of using it and holding it in my hands =)
    07-04-2008 11:36 PM
  15. jmeiners's Avatar
    I have had 2 different Treos (650 and 700W) and the only thing I will really miss is the cut/copy/paste and the picture mail (MMS, I think).
    07-05-2008 12:00 AM
  16. Cool Cat's Avatar
    I'm coming from a Treo 700p and there are three things I can think of that I'm actually going to miss. 1. Kinoma and the freedom it gives me to stream just about anything on the internet. 2. Stereo BlueTooth (using SAG). 3. Creating and editing Office docs, although if they add iWork editing I'll be just fine.
    07-05-2008 01:16 AM
  17. josh5308's Avatar
    i currently have a blackbery 8310 and im definetely gonna miss brickbreaker camera flash and blackberry messenger but im never going to miss scrolling forever with my trackball when on the internet
    07-05-2008 02:40 AM
  18. volsfan0911's Avatar
    i currently have a blackbery 8310 and im definetely gonna miss brickbreaker camera flash and blackberry messenger but im never going to miss scrolling forever with my trackball when on the internet
    oh man - why did you have to remind me about brickbreaker? Should be illegal it's so damn addictive. OK, someone is going to have to come up with a clone game for the iPhone then! Then again, given the hours I've wasted playing that damned game, maybe I'm better off without it.........
    07-05-2008 12:49 PM
  19. mtsfestivus's Avatar
    I'm going to miss the fact that I only have 30 minutes of talk time on my 2 year-old Razr.

    But honestly, maybe the ability to tether...
    07-05-2008 02:24 PM
  20. hobyphone's Avatar
    I have some sort of crappy Samsung flip phone thing. The only thing I'll miss is the smaller size. My phone now fits into those small coin pockets that jeans have in the front. The iPhone, obviously, won't.

    Plus I don't really care about taking care of my phone now. When I get my iPhone, I'll be paranoid about hurting it…
    07-05-2008 05:40 PM
  21. transitator54's Avatar
    One thing ill miss is the MMS but hopefully that will be added later on
    07-05-2008 06:32 PM
  22. Sinistar's Avatar
    oh man - why did you have to remind me about brickbreaker? Should be illegal it's so damn addictive. OK, someone is going to have to come up with a clone game for the iPhone then! Then again, given the hours I've wasted playing that damned game, maybe I'm better off without it.........

    Maybe Taito(if they still exist) will make Arkanoid
    07-06-2008 06:44 AM
  23. Sinistar's Avatar
    Theres not too much to miss from my old phone, an old Sanyo SCP-4900. This old thing lasted me over 5 years on same battery lol. Still works fine, holds charge for a couple hours talk time but it's time to move on.
    07-06-2008 06:52 AM
  24. Ignorance's Enemy!'s Avatar
    If I can manage to get iphone (90% sure) what I'll miss most from my Helio... is..probably going to be the keyboard/textplan.. I'll adjust to the iphone but Apple CLEARLY could make it so you could rotate the iphone and USE TEXTING and have it more normal like I'm use to...and I had unlimited text with $65....
    07-06-2008 11:44 AM
  25. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    If I can manage to get iphone (90% sure) what I'll miss most from my Helio... is..probably going to be the keyboard/textplan.. I'll adjust to the iphone but Apple CLEARLY could make it so you could rotate the iphone and USE TEXTING and have it more normal like I'm use to...and I had unlimited text with $65....
    Same here, I had Helio's service. I had the Ocean. What I didn't like about the ocean was it's Youtube player. The videos were really choppy and pixelated.
    I wish the iPhone had a better text plan. I heard that the starter iPhone plan for the 3G isn't going to include text.
    07-06-2008 02:11 PM
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