1. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Hello everyone. Never thought i'd be posting here but here goes my little story.

    Been a hardcore RIM smartphone user since i got my 8100 as i gift from my dad in 2006. Moved on to a 8320 then 9000 (shortly) now own a 9530 and 8900. Never even considered owning an iphone, always thought it was a cool device but not suited for my needs. I was told it didn't have push email and can't multitask like a berry can. Now been reading about this 3.0 update its getting and it's got some nice features that sound pretty cool like shake to undo C&P etc and i'm thinking maybe i should get one.

    My question is will i like it with my past device history? I know its a question YOU can't answer per se but i'm looking for opinions. News about the 3.0 update has a few berry owners pretty worked up so i figure something must be great about it. LOL!

    Thanks.
    03-19-2009 08:56 AM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    There are many other ex-BB users around here lately. Which is great! I have a Bold along with my iPhone but the iPhone is my main phone. Hands down I feel the iPhone is overall a better phone but like you said, only you will know for sure. I don't think you'd be disappointed at all.
    03-19-2009 10:11 AM
  3. DRLyman's Avatar
    Hello everyone. Never thought i'd be posting here but here goes my little story.

    Been a hardcore RIM smartphone user since i got my 8100 as i gift from my dad in 2006. Moved on to a 8320 then 9000 (shortly) now own a 9530 and 8900. Never even considered owning an iphone, always thought it was a cool device but not suited for my needs. I was told it didn't have push email and can't multitask like a berry can. Now been reading about this 3.0 update its getting and it's got some nice features that sound pretty cool like shake to undo C&P etc and i'm thinking maybe i should get one.

    My question is will i like it with my past device history? I know its a question YOU can't answer per se but i'm looking for opinions. News about the 3.0 update has a few berry owners pretty worked up so i figure something must be great about it. LOL!

    Thanks.
    I thought I recognized that name

    I say try it out and see how you like it. You can always take it back within 30 days if it isn't for you. That being said, I think you will end up keeping it. I also have a Storm, but use the iPhone as my main phone. About a week ago I deactivated the Storm and switched it to an old LG that I have. I figure if RIM finally gets their act together and fixes the Storm, maybe sometime later I may try it again. I really don't see this happening, though.
    03-19-2009 11:06 AM
  4. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Yeah well i don't have that advantage you guys in the US have to 'try before you buy' if i get one i'll have to either like it or have to sell it. I'm not limited by carriers though thank goodness. I'm still thinking about it but i just need a little nudge in the right direction i guess. All i've known is RIM devices for the past 3 years.
    03-19-2009 01:40 PM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    Yeah well i don't have that advantage you guys in the US have to 'try before you buy' if i get one i'll have to either like it or have to sell it. I'm not limited by carriers though thank goodness. I'm still thinking about it but i just need a little nudge in the right direction i guess. All i've known is RIM devices for the past 3 years.
    An iPhone would be a much welcomed experience then I'd say... RIM devices can be a bit boring.
    03-19-2009 01:41 PM
  6. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    As a former Palm Treo user (FWIW), I think my iphone is not only the best devce I've ever owned, but it's also the most *productive* one as well. I thought I'd miss my Treos PIM suite, but thanks to the App. Store, there's always new productivity apps coming out. Go for it, I say.
    03-19-2009 01:41 PM
  7. The_Shawn's Avatar
    Hello everyone. Never thought i'd be posting here but here goes my little story.

    Been a hardcore RIM smartphone user since i got my 8100 as i gift from my dad in 2006. Moved on to a 8320 then 9000 (shortly) now own a 9530 and 8900. Never even considered owning an iphone, always thought it was a cool device but not suited for my needs. I was told it didn't have push email and can't multitask like a berry can. Now been reading about this 3.0 update its getting and it's got some nice features that sound pretty cool like shake to undo C&P etc and i'm thinking maybe i should get one.

    My question is will i like it with my past device history? I know its a question YOU can't answer per se but i'm looking for opinions. News about the 3.0 update has a few berry owners pretty worked up so i figure something must be great about it. LOL!

    Thanks.
    lol... i'm in the same boat as you, been a BB user for a while, and really like them, but want a touch screen phone, since the rumour mill is now saying Rogers won't be getting the storm 9520, or leaning that way anyways. I figured I'll give it some more time, and then if nothing is happening then I'll pick up an Iphone, the problem I have is that there are still a few missing features. The main one being gmail push. Been reading here now to see what others think. The problem being that there seem to be a lot of people that think that the Iphone is god's gift and if there are features not on it, then people don't need them, because Apple can do no wrong. I don't get that mentality.
    03-19-2009 01:42 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    lol... i'm in the same boat as you, been a BB user for a while, and really like them, but want a touch screen phone, since the rumour mill is now saying Rogers won't be getting the storm 9520, or leaning that way anyways. I figured I'll give it some more time, and then if nothing is happening then I'll pick up an Iphone, the problem I have is that there are still a few missing features. The main one being gmail push. Been reading here now to see what others think. The problem being that there seem to be a lot of people that think that the Iphone is god's gift and if there are features not on it, then people don't need them, because Apple can do no wrong. I don't get that mentality.
    I like the fact that there are many Ex BlackBerry users switching to iPhones and love them a lot more than their old Berries... I think that bothers some hardcore BB users because they really think their devices can do no wrong. Yes, I have a BlackBerry as well but no I do not think it can compare to the iPhone. Especially after this 3.0 update.

    And the "gods gift" thing was kinda funny since it's always the BB users getting bent out of shape over the iPhone... hmm

    *One more thing, Storm = Junk. Yes, I've had one of those too.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 03-19-2009 at 01:51 PM.
    03-19-2009 01:46 PM
  9. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    lol... i'm in the same boat as you, been a BB user for a while, and really like them, but want a touch screen phone, since the rumour mill is now saying Rogers won't be getting the storm 9520, or leaning that way anyways. I figured I'll give it some more time, and then if nothing is happening then I'll pick up an Iphone, the problem I have is that there are still a few missing features. The main one being gmail push. Been reading here now to see what others think. The problem being that there seem to be a lot of people that think that the Iphone is god's gift and if there are features not on it, then people don't need them, because Apple can do no wrong. I don't get that mentality.
    As much as i love the BB vs iphone 'war' thats going on if you really look at it the devices compliment each other quite well i would think. Yeah i was waiting on the 9520 as well, bummer huh? I like my Storm but i'm tired to going back and fourth with the OS leaks etc. I must have wiped and re-installed different OS about 4 dozen times and I'm literally just tired of it.

    My buddy has an ipod touch and it's pretty sweet.
    03-19-2009 01:52 PM
  10. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    I was a iphone hater and hardcore bb and wm user a year ago now my iphone is always by my side
    03-19-2009 02:23 PM
  11. DRLyman's Avatar
    I like my Storm but i'm tired to going back and fourth with the OS leaks etc. I must have wiped and re-installed different OS about 4 dozen times and I'm literally just tired of it.
    Same here. It's been 4 months now, c'mon RIM. Every beta that I had installed just ended up introducing different problems. I guess you could argue that since they are betas, we shouldn't have them, though. I have been noticing more and more people getting frustrated on CrackBerry with the Storm. That says something about that phone.
    03-19-2009 04:04 PM
  12. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I also came from BBs(8700c, Pearl, Bold) and have not had a bad thought about the move since I got here.

    Amazing phone.
    03-19-2009 04:10 PM
  13. jamesus's Avatar
    I was a iphone hater and hardcore bb and wm user a year ago now my iphone is always by my side
    Was never a BB user, but I did swear at one time I would never own an iPhone. Go figure!
    03-19-2009 06:24 PM
  14. Sethkj's Avatar
    Me too, I had an 8310 Curve for about a year and then switched over to the iPhone. I actually thought I wouldn't like the touchscreen keyboard, as I'm used to the buttons. Like everyone else says - it takes some times to get some use to. Now that with the new OS 3.0 coming out, I'll be able to have all my features I want on my iPhone. (with the exception of Video Recording, etc). I'm still trying to decide weather I want the white one or the black one. I have until tomorrow.. but then again I wouldn't want to pay the 10% restocking fee.

    Okay I'll stop rambling..
    03-19-2009 06:27 PM
  15. Jeremy's Avatar
    Me too, I had an 8310 Curve for about a year and then switched over to the iPhone. I actually thought I wouldn't like the touchscreen keyboard, as I'm used to the buttons. Like everyone else says - it takes some times to get some use to. Now that with the new OS 3.0 coming out, I'll be able to have all my features I want on my iPhone. (with the exception of Video Recording, etc). I'm still trying to decide weather I want the white one or the black one. I have until tomorrow.. but then again I wouldn't want to pay the 10% restocking fee.

    Okay I'll stop rambling..
    If you hate fingerprints... go White.
    03-19-2009 07:14 PM
  16. kevsftv's Avatar
    Hi. Had a BB for ten years and loved it. Switched to IP last August and I have to say, it does almost everything I want and need. However, there is one thing that will probably make me switch back to a BB.

    I am having a problem getting the iphone to show me the mail in my sub-folders.

    It shows me all of the email in the inbox but not any of the sub-folders.

    Anyone have any advice on this.

    My hosting service says its a Microsoft activesync issue and they want $59 just to read my email.

    Iphone offers no solutions either.
    03-19-2009 07:19 PM
  17. CarlyLyon's Avatar
    simple---- business probably blackberry b/c you can do some more business stuff better... casual phone user/ tech junkie---------iphone i fall into the latter lol
    03-19-2009 09:47 PM
  18. The_Shawn's Avatar
    of those of you that switched over, how has your data usage been affected? does the Iphone use up more data to do the same things?
    03-19-2009 09:57 PM
  19. pic1's Avatar
    The best that money can buy!!!
    03-20-2009 10:09 AM
  20. union83's Avatar
    i went from a pearl to a curve and was anxiously awaiting the bold. i was an iphone-hater; as all i heard was that it was a gimmick and not for true business functionality. when the ipod touch was released, i figured it'd be nice to have 1 device for phone/email/music needs. i switched to iphone and have never looked back. as a project manager, i'm on the road or at a construction site 80 percent of my day. my iphone serves my business and email needs without a problem! the app store...well that just sets it above anything else!
    03-20-2009 10:49 AM
  21. tony2979#CB's Avatar
    I was a hardcore blackberry user also. Even after exchange support was announced and my workplace started supporting it, I shyed away because everyone had convinced me that blackberry was the premier business tool and the iPhone fell short.

    I finally gave it a try and have been nothing but happy. I'm not sure what exactly business users that don't like the iPhone are trying to on their phones, but I am getting email on my phone faster than my desktop, perfect calender and contacts sync and have found some very helpful applications.

    I will admit that I am not one of these guys who try to do every bit of their computing on the phone, so maybe my needs just aren't as great. Get me my email, send it properly and keep my calender in order.....everything else is just gravy.....and some really good gravy at that
    03-20-2009 12:07 PM
  22. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    Go white it looks so sexy
    03-20-2009 12:35 PM
  23. macnkat's Avatar
    Same here as many others...had the 8130, 8330 and 9530, but once I put an iPhone in my hands it was all over. The only thing I really miss on the BB is multi-tasking, but the IP goes from one to the other so much faster than the Storm it really isn't an issue and every time I would click my Storm I would get the anxiety of waiting to see if it would freeze up or not...I've forgotten that already.

    I say make the jump, you won't be sorry.
    03-21-2009 10:27 AM
  24. Bajanbastard's Avatar
    Ok RIM just made up my mind for me. .113 is the next official OS and that OS is utter garbage for anyone running the 9530 on a GSM network as it doesn't hold a data connection. I don't think RIM will get it right with the Storm so I'm replacing the Storm with an iphone.

    Now i can get a factory unlocked one for about 1000 USD. (yes i know) should i go with that or buy one and unlock it? I'm a TOTAL noob here so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    03-30-2009 05:54 PM
  25. Jeep14's Avatar
    I like the fact that there are many Ex BlackBerry users switching to iPhones and love them a lot more than their old Berries... I think that bothers some hardcore BB users because they really think their devices can do no wrong. Yes, I have a BlackBerry as well but no I do not think it can compare to the iPhone. Especially after this 3.0 update.

    And the "gods gift" thing was kinda funny since it's always the BB users getting bent out of shape over the iPhone... hmm

    *One more thing, Storm = Junk. Yes, I've had one of those too.
    The last sentence....truer words have never been spoken
    03-30-2009 06:03 PM
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