1. Fausty82's Avatar
    i just ordered my iphone 4 two days ago and it should arrive in a few weeks : )

    ive had a red blackberry curve 8310 for 2 years now and the thing i will most the most is the keyboard for sure....the apps and internet however are really lagging on the curve which is ultimately why i have decided to switch and with the iphone 4 just coming out, it seems like the perfect timing!
    It's a strange thing about the apps... There certainly are more apps for the iPhone, but I have noticed that there aren't necessarily "equivalent" apps between the two platforms... It seems like the apps on the BB are more specific and the same or similar app on the iPhone doesn't do the same things or work the same way... I am finding apps for most things, but it's taking a while to find "just the right" app in some cases.
    06-25-2010 11:59 PM
  2. butterfly77's Avatar
    butterfly77 - how you liking the iphone so far? I'm on a bold 9000 right now & thinking of changing to the iphone myself. Just curious as to which one you prefer.
    I am really surprised by how quickly I can type compared to my blackberry I am definitely glad I found this site to help me learn about my new iPhone I used crackberry.com alot. I think I missed the little red light to let me know about new email or FB or Twitter things. I am also used to pulling the battery when something is not working. The only concern I have is how quickly the battery is drained!!!!! but I am very happy with my choice!
    06-26-2010 12:48 PM
  3. Scuba629's Avatar
    Im going to miss BBM. Wish I could find something to replace it
    06-26-2010 07:22 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am really surprised by how quickly I can type compared to my blackberry I am definitely glad I found this site to help me learn about my new iPhone I used crackberry.com alot. I think I missed the little red light to let me know about new email or FB or Twitter things. I am also used to pulling the battery when something is not working. The only concern I have is how quickly the battery is drained!!!!! but I am very happy with my choice!
    Word up! Typing is easier that I thought it would be... and there are a lot of apps that are similar but different from those on the BlackBerry... but after as I approach my 3rd day with the iPhone, I have to say, I am hooked... just need a better battery... (I know, it's better than the 3G or 3GS, but it's NO BlackBerry)...

    I found an app to address my notifications for work pager issue, so I am quite happy now.
    06-27-2010 12:32 AM
  5. pkang's Avatar
    typing is wayyyy easier and faster but i miss my bbm and more than that the blackberry tones...i wish i could jb my ip4 so i can get my bb sounds back fr email and sms
    06-27-2010 03:25 AM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    It there a customizable auto correct feature? With the BB, I could edit the list and create custom shortcuts - to auto correct itz to it's; r to are; etc... does that exist on the iPhone? I haven't seen anything like that.
    06-28-2010 12:00 AM
  7. xgentz's Avatar
    I will be making the switch to the iphone4 after for the following reasons:

    1. The camera
    Bold: 2.0 MP
    iPhone 4: 5.0 MP

    2. Memory
    Bold: 1 GB
    iPhone4: 16 GB or 32 GB

    I can only install about 5 apps on my blackberry before it slows down and tells me I need to delete apps.

    3. Browser
    I cannot stand how RIM has failed to develop a competent and nice web browser.
    06-28-2010 12:23 PM
  8. Gooster's Avatar
    Im going to miss BBM. Wish I could find something to replace it
    Ditto. This was the one thing I was sad to leave upon getting the iPhone. Heh.
    06-28-2010 04:36 PM
  9. sdmcwilliams70's Avatar
    The browser is probably the biggest driving force for me to switch. I have tried Opera Mini and Bolt on my Bold but none of them are very good at rendering web pages.
    06-29-2010 01:36 PM
  10. JJJMan's Avatar
    Hello all! new to the forums. I'll be moving from a Verizon BB storm 1 over to the iphone 4 in october when my contract finally expires. unless by some weird miracle verizon does a policy change and I can "opt out" and not have to pay my ETL fee.

    dont get me wrong i've been very satisfied with my Blackberry, but like many of you, I feel that Apple is headed in the direction of the future, where as RIM is staying stagnant, not offering what I am going to want down the road at all.
    06-29-2010 04:32 PM
  11. kato10#IM's Avatar
    I'm making the switch as well. But I think I'm going to keep my Blackberry just for BBM...if that's possible. I do A LOT of business using BBM.
    06-29-2010 11:28 PM
  12. Cleveland's Avatar
    I'm making the switch as well. But I think I'm going to keep my Blackberry just for BBM...if that's possible. I do A LOT of business using BBM.
    There are a bunch of app that are PIN like and will be available on iPhone, Android and BB realms so we can all communicate that way, I have several now, but pMessenger and PingChat 2 seem to be the front runners and pMessenger Full version was free with the launch on BB not too long ago..
    06-29-2010 11:33 PM
  13. omgabunny's Avatar
    Moved from bb bold 9700 to i4! I will miss bbm and unsurpassed push notifications but login my iPhone so far
    06-29-2010 11:56 PM
  14. Jonmartin's Avatar
    Well I got my iPhone but I honestly miss my Bold 9700 I miss the battery life because I could use that sucker all day for 15+ hours and still have 50-60% battery life.

    I also miss BBM alot and the instant e-mails I don't know if I can get over it but I'll try. The browser thing doesn't really phase me because that's what computers are for. E-mails are nice though just wish it was instant. It just seems the BB was the more useful device and the iPhone is more dazzling to look at. I will probably hold on to iPhone for a lil while and then pick up the Bold 9800 when its released that should fix the browser thing and I'll have all that functionality I miss back.
    06-30-2010 03:05 AM
  15. Cleveland's Avatar
    I don't have any issue with my emails being instant, sometimes I get them on my iPhone before I get them on my laptop
    06-30-2010 03:07 AM
  16. allenmobis's Avatar
    Moved from bb bold 9700 to i4! I will miss bbm and unsurpassed push notifications but login my iPhone so far
    What you experienced from BB?
    12-20-2010 06:49 AM
  17. bellizima's Avatar
    I miss my instant email w my 9700. Battery life as well. Emails are slow w attachments..All in all i4 is sweet but i might go w bb 9780 and a mac book air 11'
    12-20-2010 10:45 PM
  18. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Well I got my iPhone but I honestly miss my Bold 9700 I miss the battery life because I could use that sucker all day for 15+ hours and still have 50-60% battery life.

    I also miss BBM alot and the instant e-mails I don't know if I can get over it but I'll try. The browser thing doesn't really phase me because that's what computers are for. E-mails are nice though just wish it was instant. It just seems the BB was the more useful device and the iPhone is more dazzling to look at. I will probably hold on to iPhone for a lil while and then pick up the Bold 9800 when its released that should fix the browser thing and I'll have all that functionality I miss back.
    Interesting statement...so the email system seems to be the only thing you're really missing besides the asinine assumption that a touch screen phone with many more features would have better battery life than a phone that does not...and this makes the iPhone simply "dazzling to look at"?

    I have a curve that i use everyday for work and it does one thing better...and that is letting me know an email is sitting in the inbox without me having to go look for it...that's it. As far as a useful device, i dont know how people actually use blackberrys for anything other than getting emails...they're almost useless with internet and the apps are...ahem...laughable to say the least.

    No offense, but that comment about the iPhone was absurd.
    12-21-2010 10:03 AM
  19. ItnStln's Avatar
    I switched from the BlackBerry 9000 Bold to the iPhone 4 earlier this month. So far I like it.
    12-21-2010 10:30 PM
  20. sigmamason's Avatar
    Had several BBs, then a Nokia E71 that was a beast of a phone, then a Bold 9700, then a 3GS, then iP4, then Captivate, then Bold 9800, then back to the iP4. Outside of BBM, I will miss absolutely nothing about the BB infrastructure. I have a small side business and it was a pain in the rear to view pics or websites or run the admin console for sites I own if I am not at a computer...
    The gap between iOS and Blackberry is not as big as we think and it will be a matter of personal choice. I am not a big fan of Apple but I do like the iP4 and makes me want to continue using the iPhone series for a long time.
    12-21-2010 11:56 PM
  21. allenmobis's Avatar
    I have switched from BB 9500 to iPhone 4. I knew this day would come. In fact, when I initial purchased my BlackBerry storm, I informed my supplier that I was not prepared to commit to the BlackBerry service for an extended time period. I did that because I knew that at 1 point or an additional, I would be creating the transition to iPhone. Nevertheless, the initial iPhone to come out after I started using the storm was the 3Gs. As impressive as that additional speed was, I was not going to give up on the BlackBerry email experience for a little much more processing power. So, I waited.
    Then came the iPhone 4 and I now plan on ending my long lasting relationship with my BlackBerry. Nevertheless, before I break up with my storm, I will say to it Its not you, its me. I loved the storm, no scratch that, I really like the storm. Nevertheless, it has one too numerous shortcomings for a heavy user like myself and with the new iPhone out, I see no reason to stick this out.
    12-22-2010 08:01 AM
  22. toneofark's Avatar
    I don't believe there is a way to move SMS to and from either device.
    I could never find a way either. I backed up my SMS messages the "hard" way: copy/paste into email, and sent them to one of my other email accounts. Time consuming, but effective.

    *In no particular order.... I've had every generation iPhone except the original. Blackberry 7290, 7100i, Curve 8300, Pearl 8100, Bold 9000. Nokia E71x (big mistake), HTC (Cingular) 8125, HTC (T-Mobile) Dash, HTC Aria, and plenty of "dumb" phones. The recurring theme is, I kept coming back to iPhone. Now that I have the 4, no more straying. I'm here to stay.*
    12-22-2010 09:51 AM
  23. marvar11's Avatar
    I also switched from a blackberry 9700 to my iPhone 4. So far im pretty happy i miss my keys sometimes but ill be ok with out them
    12-22-2010 01:15 PM
  24. Cleveland's Avatar
    I have switched from BB 9500 to iPhone 4. I knew this day would come. In fact, when I initial purchased my BlackBerry storm, I informed my supplier that I was not prepared to commit to the BlackBerry service for an extended time period. I did that because I knew that at 1 point or an additional, I would be creating the transition to iPhone. Nevertheless, the initial iPhone to come out after I started using the storm was the 3Gs. As impressive as that additional speed was, I was not going to give up on the BlackBerry email experience for a little much more processing power. So, I waited.
    Then came the iPhone 4 and I now plan on ending my long lasting relationship with my BlackBerry. Nevertheless, before I break up with my storm, I will say to it Its not you, its me. I loved the storm, no scratch that, I really like the storm. Nevertheless, it has one too numerous shortcomings for a heavy user like myself and with the new iPhone out, I see no reason to stick this out.
    Welcome to the dark side
    12-22-2010 02:06 PM
  25. pegasusl's Avatar
    Hi all

    I'm brand new in here, in fact I came here via the link from CrackBerry.com

    I have just taken receipt of my very first iPhone (iPhone 4) having had a BlackBerry 9500 Storm for the last 2 years on Vodafone UK (was tied to a 2 year deal).

    It's been a love/hate relationship really. I loved my Storm out of the box..! I loved how easy eMails were handled, and integration with Outlook was fab. I had some great apps on it too (some I've found for my iPhone as well already)

    I hated the UI and eventually installed a theme to mimic the Leopard OS from the Mac which improved my user experience 10,000%. I hated having to pull the battery every day to keep it running. Lastly I hated that it just got more and more "buggy" and needed unofficial OS leaks to make it work anything like it should have from the box. Looked at the latest BB (Torch) but just didn't take to it.

    In the end, the unit just became too sluggish and crashed too often for me to persivere. I jumped carrier to Orange UK, and picked up an iPhone 4 for the same deal as I was previously on and suddenly I have a unit that does EVERYTHING it promised to be!

    Really sad to see the BB go in some ways, but excited with my iPhone 4 too.

    All in CrackBerry were a fantastic bunch, and I hope that this will be a similar experience in TiPB..!
    12-22-2010 04:44 PM
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