1. icebox93's Avatar
    I came from the BB Storm. I'm happy with the iphone. Particularly after jailbreaking. One positive of moving away from BB not mentioned in the thread is no more truncated email! That always was the biggest BB annoyance for me. The lack of a useable web browser was an annoyance too. The biggest iPhone annoyances for me: kludgy method of deleting multiple email messages, no sound profiles.

    On balance the iPhone is much better. You won't miss the blackberries.
    04-07-2011 12:15 AM
  2. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I came from the BB Storm. I'm happy with the iphone. Particularly after jailbreaking. One positive of moving away from BB not mentioned in the thread is no more truncated email! That always was the biggest BB annoyance for me. The lack of a useable web browser was an annoyance too. The biggest iPhone annoyances for me: kludgy method of deleting multiple email messages, no sound profiles.

    On balance the iPhone is much better. You won't miss the blackberries.
    Oh I hated truncated e-mails! Lots of my incoming e-mails were newsletters, so with all the pictures and such, it would always get truncated.
    04-07-2011 12:25 AM
  3. peege's Avatar
    As a heavy BB user, aside from not having notification "colors" to alert various incoming texts, emails, and messages, (without jailbreaking), are there comparable apps to Documents to Go, and the ability to easily sync with Outlook on my PC. Just looking to make the transition as "easy and painless" as possible. RIM seems to going the way of Palm and the switch needs to be made when my contract is up. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
    04-24-2011 08:57 PM
  4. ajonesma's Avatar
    Using microsoft exchange to set up your email will sync everything with outlook (mail, calendar appt's etc) There are plenty of other apps like docs to go that are free for iphone.
    04-25-2011 06:26 AM
  5. cdycus's Avatar
    I am a Bold 9700 user (with leaked OS6) that just bought an iPad2. I don't know if/when I will change to an iPhone. If I change from BB, I haven't decided if I will go for Droid or iOS yet.

    The main feature I would miss from BES is the Flag for Follow-up. I can't tell if maybe my friends don't use it or what, but is there a way to have that work through activesync? That's really what I need to work

    Note: Flag for follow-up sync to exchange only, not "star" in gmail or anything else.
    04-25-2011 10:47 AM
  6. mpallo's Avatar
    Longtime BB guy considering the switch when TMO gets this baby. 2 things of concern.


    1) Email: I have my own domain and email accounts via a cpanel host so my email uses POP/IMAP. The way I understand it is that I can only check mail min. every 15 minutes with built in client unless I use gmail etc. Simply need it faster.


    2) LED: I am really dependent on the LED. Would greatly miss that.
    04-25-2011 11:02 AM
  7. trtmazda3's Avatar
    I had a BlackBerry Bold 9700 with AT&T before I did an early upgrade and got my iPhone 4 back in September. The ONLY thing I miss about my BlackBerry is the keyboard. An onscreen keyboard just doesn't compare to a physical one, especially the well designed one of a BlackBerry.

    However, the iPhone is suprerior in literally every other aspect. It also pushes Gmail, which most don't believe it does. You just have to figure out how to do it (either just use IMAP and wait for the slight delay or else set up Gmail as Exchange).
    04-25-2011 01:26 PM
  8. DonNguyen#IM's Avatar
    Longtime BB guy considering the switch when TMO gets this baby. 2 things of concern.


    1) Email: I have my own domain and email accounts via a cpanel host so my email uses POP/IMAP. The way I understand it is that I can only check mail min. every 15 minutes with built in client unless I use gmail etc. Simply need it faster.


    2) LED: I am really dependent on the LED. Would greatly miss that.
    I've been on the iphone for about a week...

    you can manually refresh your email...but i think it's set like that in order to preserve battery life

    still struggling with the lack of LED notifications
    04-25-2011 01:45 PM
  9. rogercruse#IM's Avatar
    Moved from a 9700 in January, my wife switched in February and got an iPad2 last month. Like the range of apps available and choice of accessories. Miss the LED.
    04-25-2011 01:54 PM
  10. peege's Avatar
    Using microsoft exchange to set up your email will sync everything with outlook (mail, calendar appt's etc) There are plenty of other apps like docs to go that are free for iphone.
    Thanks, unfortunately all of my emails are POP so Microsoft Exchange won't work....at least it hasn't yet. Since I will be using this phone for "business application" i will need to sync "cal, contacts, tasks, and memos". I have been searching for ways to do this and there doesn't seem to be a simple answer. Does this phone function , syncing, editing, etc, in a business climate.
    04-25-2011 03:21 PM
  11. jim1969's Avatar
    any apps similar to viigo? I use it all the time as my news reader.
    04-25-2011 07:21 PM
  12. aviationwiz's Avatar
    When I got my iPhone, I started using Reeder, and I love it. Well worth the $3.
    04-25-2011 09:31 PM
  13. smackdown89's Avatar
    just got the iphone last Fri. really miss BBM. but everything else is significantly better. is there an app that even comes close to BBM
    04-26-2011 01:35 AM
  14. oNly1pHone's Avatar
    just got the iphone last Fri. really miss BBM. but everything else is significantly better. is there an app that even comes close to BBM
    I was one of those that thought I would miss BBM too! Was only a day or two and that feeling was gone! Love what the iPhone does! If you're looking for a BBM type messenger then give LiveProfile a try! I've been using it since release and they have released several updates and it's working very smooth now! It's a cross platform messenger for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
    04-26-2011 01:47 AM
  15. Suefnp's Avatar
    I finally gave in and switched from Blackberry after 4 years of being a devote Crackhead. I loved the keyboard on the Bold 9650, its zip, and how I could organize things better than the iphone. But I must admit, this Verizon iphone 4 is pretty sweet! I already had tons of apps for my itouch and ipad, and now I can use the phone for facetime with my college based kids. I still can't type worth a darn on the virtual keyboard, and miss many aspects of the BB but I am happy. I will miss listening to Kevin and the other geeks on their Crackberry podcasts, but Rene and Georgia seem to do a great job and are more consistent.
    04-26-2011 05:00 PM
  16. ajonesma's Avatar
    Blackberry is about a decade behind iphone, and yes I was a recent crackberry user who switched over to iphone about 3 weeks ago. But honestly blackberry is a piece of sh*t, compared to iphone and even android isnt much better.
    Msvoluptous#IM likes this.
    04-26-2011 05:02 PM
  17. johntkong's Avatar
    I came from the Bold 9650, and the one thing I miss as well is the LED message indicator.
    04-27-2011 09:18 AM
  18. TechNoid's Avatar
    Soo I've been an avid blackberry enthusiast since the original pearl came out which was my first foray into the smartphone arena. Since then nothing the iPhone ever put out really impressed me even though I do love the iPhone as a gaming platform, as a phone I just felt it lacked the full package.. until I saw the iPhone 4. And wow am I blown away, I was just wondering if any of you have switched from blackberry and could help ease the process.

    I think what I will miss most is the LED indicator, I've heard it's annoying having to check your phone for messages/calls all the time.
    I had a blackberry. Miss the good battery life, the keyboard, BBM, the clean screen and the menu buttons. The iphone has incredible apps though. It's all about the apps. I hate having to carry my iphone charger with me though.

    Phone call quality on my iphone 4 kind of sucks too. The blackberry was crystal clear. On the iphone, people can't understand me half the time.

    I have the rubber bumper and I am not holding the phone tightly. I have full bars in terms of signal strength.
    04-28-2011 12:38 AM
  19. zwoof's Avatar
    I switched over from a BB Bold 9650 and the iPhone just does everything better. Better message notification and no blinking lights, soft keyboard which speeded up my typing, sufing the web is so much better with the iPhone and the retina display a huge plus for the eyes. An HD video cam and a very good camera and thousands of apps to pick from. What else can I say.
    04-28-2011 12:46 AM
  20. cdycus's Avatar
    Thanks, unfortunately all of my emails are POP so Microsoft Exchange won't work....at least it hasn't yet. Since I will be using this phone for "business application" i will need to sync "cal, contacts, tasks, and memos". I have been searching for ways to do this and there doesn't seem to be a simple answer. Does this phone function , syncing, editing, etc, in a business climate.
    Am I reading this wrong, or is this a joke? How can you say you need it for business applications, but still use POP mail?
    04-28-2011 10:25 AM
  21. cdycus's Avatar
    I am a Bold 9700 user (with leaked OS6) that just bought an iPad2. I don't know if/when I will change to an iPhone. If I change from BB, I haven't decided if I will go for Droid or iOS yet.

    The main feature I would miss from BES is the Flag for Follow-up. I can't tell if maybe my friends don't use it or what, but is there a way to have that work through activesync? That's really what I need to work

    Note: Flag for follow-up sync to exchange only, not "star" in gmail or anything else.
    To answer my own question, I have decided to stick to a BlackBerry phone as it has everything I want/need. I could only see myself going to an iPhone if I hadn't bought the iPad.
    04-28-2011 10:27 AM
  22. xcon's Avatar
    ill be joining this month.
    05-02-2011 07:49 PM
  23. jobosumm's Avatar
    I will be leaving blackberry very soon as well. I didn't consider the LED notification until I read your post! I too, will have a hard time getting use to that..but its not big enough to prevent me from switching... i guess i'll just be "checking" my phone more LOL I have an ipod touch, so I'm pretty use to the keyboard and touchscreen. i think the big thing will be getting use to making phone calls.

    so far this site has had a lot of great info.. thanks everyone for taking the time to answer newbie questions.
    05-03-2011 03:12 PM
  24. Msvoluptous#IM's Avatar
    I left a week ago and haven't LOOKED back! Enjoy your new baby as I am enjoying mines it's amazing and it feels so great to have something that is cutting edge too! I worried at one point about the "light" indicator BUT I have push notifications which I LOVE the most! The apps are free to very minimal in price. I got RID of my Torch because I love the apps. I have a 32gb Ipad and a First Generation Ipod touch so I guess you can say that Apple is in our blood. I love how my White Iphone looks my mail comes quick, the Retina display on the pictures will blow you away. I can't say enough except to enjoy!!
    05-07-2011 04:46 PM
  25. cdycus's Avatar
    After about a week on the iPad2, I can say my decision is still the same. I love the iPad2, but cannot see getting rid of my BlackBerry. I don't really like the "work functions" on the iOS, but maybe that will change in iOS 5.
    05-12-2011 02:16 PM
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