1. jhamilton3's Avatar
    On September 24th, I made the switch from an AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9700 to an Apple iPhone 4. I haven't regretted it once. I loved my BlackBerry's amazing keyboard, and I had it memorize to where I could type without looking at the phone.

    But, the BlackBerry's lack of app support and buggy interface (Wi-Fi didn't like to connect, etc.) did me in. And, my iPhone 4 does push email for both personal (Gmail) and school (Exchange) accounts just fine.
    More than likely you will become faster at typing on the iPhone than your former BB like 99% of us did when we switched over.
    01-13-2011 02:15 PM
  2. Purple4's Avatar
    My son got the iphone 3. I played with his for a while and decided to upgrade from the BB9700 to the iphone 4 best thing I could have done.
    01-16-2011 09:43 PM
  3. Kteacher's Avatar
    I have a BB tour and am researching going to the iPhone but have questions about transferring the data. My scenario is this:

    -I can only use BIS and not BES at work
    -I use the desktop manager to sync calendar and contacts daily at work
    -my iTunes account is on my home computer and can't be accessed at work

    How will I get all of my BB information transferred to the iPhone? When I bought a new BB the last time, the transfer from BB to BB was obviously easy.

    Is iTunes the syncing mechanism for iPhones?

    Thanks for any help you can give before I make my purchase and make the switch.
    01-21-2011 12:36 PM
  4. c0rinne's Avatar
    You could always download google sync (or any of the other sync apps that are out there) sync your bb to google and then use google to sync on your iphone.
    01-21-2011 02:56 PM
  5. LooNTooNs's Avatar
    I have the exact same setup.

    My plan is to use MobileMe. I have an act for my Ipad that my office pays. Keeps my contacts and calendar synced OTA with a small program that runs in the taskbar(computer stays on all the time). Then ill just pull my email to the Iphone. Then, like my Ipad, I only sync apps and music at home.

    I dont know if MobileMe is an option for you, but on fist sync it will send both calendar and contacts to the "cloud" then sync with Iphone. pretty simple if you dont mind the extra $99 a year.
    Last edited by LooNTooNs; 01-21-2011 at 03:36 PM.
    01-21-2011 03:34 PM
  6. iPhoneGleek's Avatar
    I switched from a BB Torch to an iPhone 4, woo am I glad I did? (:
    01-22-2011 05:24 PM
  7. mededitor's Avatar
    I'm planning to get the VZW iPhone 4, I currently have a BB Bold 9650.

    I wirelessly sync my email, contacts, and calendar between my BB and gmail. Am I correct in assuming that I will be able to have the same set-up with the iPhone 4?

    I just recently started using the wireless sync and I really like it. I had been syncing through BB's Desktop Manager (BIS) and MS Outlook (not Exchange), but that didn't allow wireless sync. I don't want to lose the wireless sync ability.

    TIA.
    01-22-2011 06:36 PM
  8. xDAKx's Avatar
    I'm planning to get the VZW iPhone 4, I currently have a BB Bold 9650.

    I wirelessly sync my email, contacts, and calendar between my BB and gmail. Am I correct in assuming that I will be able to have the same set-up with the iPhone 4?

    I just recently started using the wireless sync and I really like it. I had been syncing through BB's Desktop Manager (BIS) and MS Outlook (not Exchange), but that didn't allow wireless sync. I don't want to lose the wireless sync ability.

    TIA.
    I have my Gmail account setup with Push and syncing of Calendars and Contacts (as well as notes) seems to work just fine, If your like me and relied heavily on Push for email, You will notice (at least I did) a slight delay in receiving email on your iPhone even with Push enabled, it's not totally instantaneous as it is on your 9650, however it does begin to be less noticeable over time, and enabling an hourly "Pull" from your account helps considerably.
    01-23-2011 06:30 PM
  9. mrsFAB's Avatar
    I switched from a BB Torch to an iPhone 4, woo am I glad I did? (:
    Agreed! I dont think that I will ever go back to BB.
    01-24-2011 08:38 PM
  10. trtmazda3's Avatar
    More than likely you will become faster at typing on the iPhone than your former BB like 99% of us did when we switched over.
    Correct! I can type just as quickly an efficiently on the iPhone as on the BB after having my iPhone for four months now.


    Sent from iPhone Tapatalk
    01-31-2011 01:45 PM
  11. iPhoneGleek's Avatar
    Agreed! I dont think that I will ever go back to BB.
    Me either! Don't get me wrong it was a great phone but my iPhone works better for what I want in a phone.
    01-31-2011 10:58 PM
  12. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    I'm switching after 10 yrs. Using my wife's upgrade because she is happy with her Droid. If I don't like it, MY upgrade is ready in 6 months and the BB S3 should be out by then and I'll switch back.

    My S2 screen is smashed and I'm NOT paying $90 for a refurbished ancient and obsolete phone! My biggest reason for switching to iphone is that it is now on VZW. Been with them for 20 years and I wasn't going to change carriers.

    (10th post yet?....darn!)
    02-01-2011 06:25 AM
  13. Jellotime91's Avatar
    ^ wait until June/July!!
    02-01-2011 11:13 AM
  14. munchkinsdad's Avatar
    But I can have the best of both! now and in 6 months...
    02-01-2011 08:45 PM
  15. kazmi's Avatar
    For all of those people who moved from a bb to the iphone4, how do you accomplish the push email? I have a personal gmail account and a work google apps email account and need the push for my work email. Can it be done? I'm trying to read up on this but there is no clear cut way to do it? I also use google sync to sync my google apps calendar but not contacts.

    TIA!
    05-16-2011 12:02 AM
  16. saintofsteel's Avatar
    For all of those people who moved from a bb to the iphone4, how do you accomplish the push email? I have a personal gmail account and a work google apps email account and need the push for my work email. Can it be done? I'm trying to read up on this but there is no clear cut way to do it? I also use google sync to sync my google apps calendar but not contacts.

    TIA!
    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but try this link.

    Setting up Google Sync with your iOS device : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts - Google Mobile Help
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    05-16-2011 12:06 AM
  17. kazmi's Avatar
    ^^ Thanks, I did see that before and will look into it in more detail...I had some more questions, I apologize if this isn't the right place for them - how many email addresses can I set up on the iPhone? Does email from different addresses come into one unified inbox? And when I reply to email from an address, do I need to specify the "send as" address or will the OS identify automatically and send from the correct one?
    05-16-2011 12:26 AM
  18. anon4705295's Avatar
    ^^ Thanks, I did see that before and will look into it in more detail...I had some more questions, I apologize if this isn't the right place for them - how many email addresses can I set up on the iPhone? Does email from different addresses come into one unified inbox? And when I reply to email from an address, do I need to specify the "send as" address or will the OS identify automatically and send from the correct one?
    I dunno how many emails you can have, but it's a lot. Yes to the unified inbox, and the OS will send your reply from whichever email the first email was sent to
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    05-16-2011 02:24 AM
  19. kazmi's Avatar
    ^^ great, thanks for all the helpful replies! I also remember reading somewhere that I will need to jailbreak and install an app to be able to attach custom signatures for each email address? For example, my personal email sig isn't really a big deal but I have 2 work email addresses that need different signatures..is this correct or will iOS handle this natively?
    05-16-2011 09:46 AM
  20. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    I made the switch. Twice now, and this time I think I am here to stay. Went to AT&T for the iPhone 4 for myself and my wife, from a BlackBerry on Verizon. It lasted a month for me, and I sold my iPhone 4 and got a 9700 Bold. My wife kept her 4, and loves it to this day. I grew tired of BlackBerry and longed for something that showed media a little better, along with a better browsing experience. I ended up with a white 32gb 3GS that is working nicely for me.
    05-16-2011 11:15 AM
  21. anon4705295's Avatar
    ^^ great, thanks for all the helpful replies! I also remember reading somewhere that I will need to jailbreak and install an app to be able to attach custom signatures for each email address? For example, my personal email sig isn't really a big deal but I have 2 work email addresses that need different signatures..is this correct or will iOS handle this natively?
    Yes, you will unfortunately need to jailbreak for that... the best app for it is called Mail Enhancer, and is $2.99.
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    05-16-2011 12:18 PM
  22. garyf33's Avatar
    Made the switch from Blackberry Torch to Iphone 4 about 2 weeks ago and I'm pretty happy with the Iphone 4 now that I've got it pretty much set up. I do miss the LED and the Contact Sound Profiles from the Blackberry.
    05-16-2011 03:09 PM
  23. Msvoluptous#IM's Avatar
    I too was a Blackberry Head! I had a 8330, 8350, 9700 and a Blackberry Torch and NOW my White Iphone 4! I have NOT looked back and love my phone as much as my kids lol. I am so grateful not to have a trackball or a track pad. I am THANKFUL to have cutting edge technology and so far ATT has been really great to me! I also got my daughter a Iphone 3Gs and she's stoked.

    I do at times miss the red light for notifications BUT I DON'T miss the expensive and outdated apps. I don't miss my trackpad and trackballs getting stuck or sunk in. I LOVE my push notifications, the customizations the games, the Ipod is a ADDED feature, THE AMAZING camera etc...must I go on? I am IN LOVE with my Iphone and the Blackberry to me seems so ancient now.. Iphone for me is where it's AT!!
    05-16-2011 05:37 PM
  24. anon4705295's Avatar
    I don't miss my trackpad and trackballs getting stuck or sunk in.
    Ahhhhh, don't remind us!!! hehe. I had to return three blackberries in a year because of that...
    05-16-2011 06:40 PM
  25. Msvoluptous#IM's Avatar
    Ahhhhh, don't remind us!!! hehe. I had to return three blackberries in a year because of that...

    lol my bad!!!
    05-17-2011 08:53 PM
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