1. sanchez1980us's Avatar
    Hello iphone addicts in a few days im leaving blackberry and getting me a 32g iphone 3gs in white. I was just wondering what are the pros and cons of the iphone?
    12-27-2009 01:46 AM
  2. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    pros-the phone is very easy to use but is very deep and is capable of more than any phone, ipod works great, apps are awesome and texting is done best on this phone than any other. safari is also the best browser on a mobile device period.
    cons-apple's restrictions are kind of annoying to some, but i don't mind paying them for everything since they make quality products.
    12-27-2009 10:09 AM
  3. garys11#IM's Avatar
    Welcome to the Dark Side.
    My Blackberry has been in 'Paperweight' mode for the past 4 months since I came over..
    12-27-2009 11:41 AM
  4. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    Congrats. My wife and I both switched from Blackberries recently to the 32gb 3Gs. Her's white, mine black. We both like the iPhone more than our previous blackberries but there are some drawbacks.

    Pros: the iphone's browser, iPod, and application library beats the socks off the blackberry. If you like to use your phone to keep you entertained and kill time besides just making phone calls and checking/sending emails, you will love the iPhone. With my blackberry's browser, I couldn't even track a package on the UPS site because the berry's browser couldn't handle scripts correctly.

    Cons: battery life is a concern with the iPhone because the screen is bigger, and with all the multi-media you'll be using on the iPhone, it'll suck up juice faster. The email delivery is not as reliable as what blackberry offers. Sometimes I have to open my email app just to find out that I have email waiting for me, so notifications just don't always come thru. I miss the red LED message indicator that the blackberry had.

    Overall though, we prefer the iPhone to the Berry.
    Last edited by iBoxtaboy; 12-27-2009 at 12:45 PM.
    12-27-2009 12:09 PM
  5. ksundar's Avatar
    If emails are damn important,then there is no point in leaving BlackBerry,it is still THE BEST!
    Since there is frequent "Outage" problem with MobileMe! I use my BOLD along with 3GS,

    When it comes to anything else apart from mails,then there is NO match for iPhone 3GS,ultimate in multimedia,browsing,games,utilities and so on and on....endless...!
    12-27-2009 01:25 PM
  6. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    The iPhone still can do email. It's a myth that the Blackberry is better at email. I have my Gmail set up as an Exchange account and there are no outages like Blackberry. And even if Google has GMail problems, you still can use the rest of the data services, unlike when Blackberry went down.
    12-27-2009 02:45 PM
  7. sanchez1980us's Avatar
    Thanks guys for the reply's i really cant wait to get my iphone so excited.
    12-27-2009 03:27 PM
  8. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Thanks guys for the reply's i really cant wait to get my iphone so excited.
    I remember how excited I was when I was waiting to get my iPhone. You are making a great choice! This site is a great place to find tips and tricks as well.

    Goodluck!
    12-27-2009 05:27 PM
  9. drian's Avatar
    Worst thing about the iPhone No flash support
    12-27-2009 05:33 PM
  10. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    For the life of me, I can't understand why people say that it is a drawback.
    12-27-2009 05:49 PM
  11. drian's Avatar
    For the life of me, I can't understand why people say that it is a drawback.
    How is it in any way positive??
    12-27-2009 05:51 PM
  12. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Since there is frequent "Outage" problem with MobileMe! I use my BOLD along with 3GS.
    There were only frequent "outages" when MobileMe first came out. It has been very stable for quite some time now. I can't even remember when the last "outage" was.
    12-27-2009 06:25 PM
  13. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    you will love your new iPhone, your friends and familywill hate your new iPhone because you will be spending endless hours playing with your new toy and neglecting them...

    Enjoy you will love it

    oh and when typing, trust the pretype it works well
    12-27-2009 07:01 PM
  14. whsbuss#IM's Avatar
    There were only frequent "outages" when MobileMe first came out. It has been very stable for quite some time now. I can't even remember when the last "outage" was.
    How about today's outage?
    12-27-2009 09:51 PM
  15. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    How about today's outage?
    lol I knew you were gonna say that. I found out about it right after posting. Regardless, today's issues did not affect email - it worked perfectly all day. And this really was the first issue in a very long time.
    12-27-2009 10:45 PM
  16. Microcosmos's Avatar
    I've never owned a Blackberry, so take this with a grain of salt, but

    Pros: excellent ease of use, almost everything is intuitive, right out of the box; web browsing is a treat and I usually don't miss having a laptop; emails work fine; calendar works fine; both emails and calendar can be synced with Google if you're not using MobileMe; soft keyboard is much easier to use, more flexible (i.e. allows for use of things like and  [emoji] without any hastle), and allows more screen real estate (without the easy-to-break slide-out feature) than a physical keyboard; and it makes for a pretty good reader/gaming device/music device/reference tool/bookkeeping tool/etc.

    Cons: it does have to be rebooted occasionally, being a little computer and all (I was getting "no service" for a day and a half before it dawned on me that I should reset the thing, and I missed seeing Avatar with my father, brother and nephew--d'oh!); it has a short battery life, but only if you use it to take full advantage of what it can do, all the time--for occasional phone calls and emails, it will last more than a day (but I still charge it every night just to be safe); the iTunes store is literally at your fingertips--I list this as a con because you *will* buy things, watch out for those impulses!
    12-28-2009 01:46 AM
  17. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I personally dont think it has a short battery life as much as I use it so much, comparing the iPhone to another phone which I used just for text messages ofcourse the battery life is shorter
    12-28-2009 03:19 AM
  18. justinnowak's Avatar
    I just made the jump from my Blackberry today, I can already tell that it was a good idea!
    12-29-2009 01:45 AM
  19. DainBramage1's Avatar
    For the life of me, I can't understand why people say that it is a drawback.
    Seriously??
    12-29-2009 02:01 AM
  20. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    Seriously??
    Maybe he's trying to say it sucks up resources on the phone but I don't care about that. All I know is that I cannot view a lot of videos that I want to see on the phone. Just yesterday, I wanted to view a video on CNN, but couldn't because the phone doesn't support flash. So what's the workaround for that huh? Just don't watch the video or find a laptop to watch it on? Lol. Come on! A lot of videos posted on news sites and basic rendering of company homepages require flash support.
    12-29-2009 05:56 AM
  21. lungho's Avatar
    Maybe he's trying to say it sucks up resources on the phone but I don't care about that. All I know is that I cannot view a lot of videos that I want to see on the phone. Just yesterday, I wanted to view a video on CNN, but couldn't because the phone doesn't support flash. So what's the workaround for that huh? Just don't watch the video or find a laptop to watch it on? Lol. Come on! A lot of videos posted on news sites and basic rendering of company homepages require flash support.
    Apple's refusal to even acknowledge flash as a relevant technology drives me up the wall for all the reasons you just mentioned. I wished they would just come out and specifically why they won't support flash instead of playing all these head games.
    12-29-2009 08:36 AM
  22. DainBramage1's Avatar
    Apple's refusal to even acknowledge flash as a relevant technology drives me up the wall for all the reasons you just mentioned. I wished they would just come out and specifically why they won't support flash instead of playing all these head games.
    I haven't kept up with Apple's stance on why they won't support it, but there are countless numbers of valid and relevant sites that utilize it. And while I love my iPhone, for Apple NOT to support Flash makes the iPhone a less credible/effective device.
    12-29-2009 01:42 PM
  23. drian's Avatar
    I haven't kept up with Apple's stance on why they won't support it, but there are countless numbers of valid and relevant sites that utilize it. And while I love my iPhone, for Apple NOT to support Flash makes the iPhone a less credible/effective device.
    Exactly I hope the competition forces apple to face this reality
    12-29-2009 03:50 PM
  24. KristopherJT's Avatar
    i loved my blackberry 8520 and really didnt think i was going to switch! my friend got an iphone and as soon as i saw the capabilities i was hugely impressed! I LOVE my iphone !

    Mail is important for me and i feel the iphone does a great job of delivering it. \

    Enjoy mate
    12-29-2009 05:30 PM
  25. jbiird317's Avatar
    Just ditched my old BB curve and the crackberry forums for a new 3GS and the iphone blog... The only thing i miss is the little flashing light, right now I have phone OCD and am constantly checking it to see if something new showed up. Other than that I'm very glad I finally made the switch!
    12-29-2009 05:58 PM
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