1. kacabrown06's Avatar
    I have been using blackberry for quite some time. I finally gave up on my torch after the 15th battery pull didnt fix my problems. I love my iPhone 4.
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    07-16-2011 11:52 PM
  2. alaviarin's Avatar
    I also transferred from a Bold 9700 to an iPhone 4. There's some things I miss though. I miss the LED on the front whenever I get a text and the ability to customize the colour of whoever sent me it and the ability to customize sound profiles. I really miss BBM, the girl I like recently got BBM but doesn't have that many texts, we would always BBM each other now I can't do that anymore. But I was really sick of memory draining, very few app selection and constant battery pulls.
    07-17-2011 02:53 PM
  3. dilipc's Avatar
    BB user for many years, switched to a black iPhone 16GB. The only thing I miss is the LED indicator on email/missed call and BBM. I'm sure with Apple's messenger service coming in with OS5, I'll be a happy camper!
    Btw, I'm loving everything else in the iPhone - way superior to a Blackberry. Wish I had migrated earlier.
    07-18-2011 12:41 AM
  4. MikeLip's Avatar
    I had a BB 8330 Curve and a 9550 Storm 2. Compared to the iPhone 4 they look ancient and outdated. The phones needed periodic reboots to maintain performance. The app selection was smaller, but there were some good ones out there, so that was not a deciding factor to switch.

    BB over iPhone 4 - more customizable. The theme market is huge and you can change your BB to suit your use easily. It's better as a PHONE. Sound quality and speaker phone sound kick the iPhone to the curb. SMS Messaging is better. Who at Apple thought those idiotic bubbles were a good idea? They are a HUGE waste of screen space. Email is better. iPhone push mail is a joke. It plain doesn't work right. BB hardware keyboards rule. The battery life purely sucks on both devices, but there are aftermarket extended batteries available for the BB. Not for the iPhone. You have to hang a stupid big clunky battery off the bottom of your phone to get more power. Apple says you get tons of talk time, but they are full of it. I talked for an hour and a half on a 95% battery and was down to 40% when I was done. Pathetic. I could talk for hours and play forever on the Storm with a Sedio extended battery installed.

    iPhone over BB - that display is AMAZING. I love the Retina display. The apps that are available are a plus. Granted I have yet to find anything on the iPhone that I can't do on the BB, but where BB will have one or two quality apps of a specifc type, the iPhone will have 7 or 8 or so. The touch screen is the first really usable one I've found. The phone is more responsive. It doesn't ever bog down or lock up.

    In the end though the MAIN reason I bought an iPhone 4 is because I couldn't get a BB Torch from Verizon. I wanted a Torch so badly I could taste it. BB7 is coming and that looks pretty good. I wanted that hardware keyboard and to keep my investment in apps, and the much better email handling. I live on email, and iPhones push as I said is broken.
    07-18-2011 08:39 AM
  5. oNly1pHone's Avatar
    You're not missing anything with a Torch, trust me! My family members have quite a few and always get me to fix them or show them how to do certain things on them since they are technically challenged! The phone is junk, my old Storm 2 had a better build quality than that thing! Perhaps the idea was good with touch, keyboard and trackpad but it was executed very poorly! BB phones IMO are just so far behind they seem like a rotary phone in the house! Like I always say, to each their own I guess! Wish you luck on your future BB endeavors! Apple has opened my eyes and made my world a better place!
    07-18-2011 11:25 AM
  6. MikeLip's Avatar
    Yeah, technologically the iPhone is a better phone. Except for the problems I mentioned. I really don't like how the iPhone handles email. I suspect RIMs push mail infrastructure is way better. I really don't like those bubbles in text. That's just dumb, and as far as I can see the only way to fix it is to jailbreak. And that speakerphone is pathetic compared to the Storm.

    So, I don't know. They both have their strengths. They both have serious weaknesses.
    07-18-2011 11:42 AM
  7. Cozmik's Avatar
    Count me in as one of the converted. I waited 7 months from the announcement of the PlayBook until April 19th to get mine. It had to be better than the iPad 2, RIM kept saying so. So the 19th arrives and I run off to Best Buy at 6:30 in the morning. Get my PlayBook home and over the next week find it to be at best underwhelming and on occasion hot garbage. So I took it back and there happened to be ONE iPad 2 in the store, hidden behind some MacBooks. I thought 'what have I got to lose, let's give it a shot'. WOW. What a difference. It WORKS as advertised. It has email and auto correction and a calendar. It has more apps available than I'd ever be able to dream of using. I was in love.

    I then started thinking that if the iPad is so much better than my PlayBook, maybe the iPhone 4 is that much better than my Torch. So I got one. And there has been no looking back. An iPhone 4 with an iPad 2 and that wifi hotspot are a stellar combo. The BlackBerry Bridge/tether app could only dream of kind of functionality.

    Its so nice to be able to say "yes it can do that" rather than " well it can't right now but RIM promises it will with a future update". Very happy with my switch to the iOS family. It just works.
    07-19-2011 08:23 PM
  8. Pepperlips's Avatar
    I'm overwhelmed! I am switching from a Blackberry Bold 9700 to Iphone4. I've skimmed through this thread and too much info to sink in at one time.

    I basically need to know how to switch over my contacts to my new Iphone 4. I don't care if I can't take my apps...I need to take my saved emails and other saved docs. I'm a novice at this so I need it in simple language. I'm still using aol mail. Only because I've had it for so long and its what everyone has. Thats all I really care to move over.

    Thanks anyone that can make it simple for me. I dont have Outlook, but I guess I can download it and set it up if I have to.
    08-18-2011 11:03 PM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm overwhelmed! I am switching from a Blackberry Bold 9700 to Iphone4. I've skimmed through this thread and too much info to sink in at one time.

    I basically need to know how to switch over my contacts to my new Iphone 4. I don't care if I can't take my apps...I need to take my saved emails and other saved docs. I'm a novice at this so I need it in simple language. I'm still using aol mail. Only because I've had it for so long and its what everyone has. Thats all I really care to move over.

    Thanks anyone that can make it simple for me. I dont have Outlook, but I guess I can download it and set it up if I have to.
    AOL still exists? lol...

    You will need to have your contacts saved to a central location (outlook, mac mail, etc) in order to sync them with the iPhone...or, have all your contacts saved to your SIM card and then have the store you buy the iPhone 4 from swap them over.

    As far as migrating saved emails and documents...that gets a little grey, the email system on the iPhone will be able to link with your AOL account, but as far as moving over old emails and documents, you're going to have to use 3rd party app/s for that (depending on the type of documents you're trying to move over).
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    08-19-2011 07:47 AM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    I'm overwhelmed! I am switching from a Blackberry Bold 9700 to Iphone4. I've skimmed through this thread and too much info to sink in at one time.

    I basically need to know how to switch over my contacts to my new Iphone 4. I don't care if I can't take my apps...I need to take my saved emails and other saved docs. I'm a novice at this so I need it in simple language. I'm still using aol mail. Only because I've had it for so long and its what everyone has. Thats all I really care to move over.

    Thanks anyone that can make it simple for me. I dont have Outlook, but I guess I can download it and set it up if I have to.
    If you don't use outlook, you can always sync contacts from your Blackberry Bold with Yahoo, then when you get your iPhone and connect it to iTunes, go to contacts and select the option to sync with yahoo. This will transfer your contacts at least.


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    08-19-2011 09:23 AM
  11. BlackBerry-Freak's Avatar
    After overthinking it for a while I finally MADE the decision to switch to iPhone. But there are a few questions left on how I'm gonna do that!

    1. Should I switch NOW to i4 or wait for the i5 (the i4 is currently on sale at my carrier and I'm not sure for how long). That being asked...

    2. ... will die i5 probably be a major upgrade (hardware wise) or more like when the i3g was updated to i3gs?

    3. If I choose the i4, will iOS5 run on it?

    4. I heard Apple might release an 8GB i4. Which sounds nice to me since it obviously will be cheaper, BUT - is 8GB enough? I know it depends on the user - all I can say is I will probably enjoy the huuuuge choice on apps (remember, I come from BlackBerry *g*) and load alot (at least initially). I also use it pretty much for pics and videos and it will also be my iPod (as I sold my old Nano) and I like to have MUCH music on board!

    As you can see budget is a factor for me. Just can't spend too much money on a smartphone currently.

    That's it so far... I know not all questions can't be answered directly but maybe you can tell a bit from your experiences and help me with my choice.
    08-30-2011 02:25 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    After overthinking it for a while I finally MADE the decision to switch to iPhone. But there are a few questions left on how I'm gonna do that!

    1. Should I switch NOW to i4 or wait for the i5 (the i4 is currently on sale at my carrier and I'm not sure for how long). That being asked...

    2. ... will die i5 probably be a major upgrade (hardware wise) or more like when the i3g was updated to i3gs?

    3. If I choose the i4, will iOS5 run on it?

    4. I heard Apple might release an 8GB i4. Which sounds nice to me since it obviously will be cheaper, BUT - is 8GB enough? I know it depends on the user - all I can say is I will probably enjoy the huuuuge choice on apps (remember, I come from BlackBerry *g*) and load alot (at least initially). I also use it pretty much for pics and videos and it will also be my iPod (as I sold my old Nano) and I like to have MUCH music on board!

    As you can see budget is a factor for me. Just can't spend too much money on a smartphone currently.

    That's it so far... I know not all questions can't be answered directly but maybe you can tell a bit from your experiences and help me with my choice.
    1.) lol...are you really asking people online which phone YOU should buy based on your own personal needs? Do some research, make your own decision.

    2.) Nobody knows...there is no iPhone 5 (or whatever you want to call it) right now...no specs, no info, no nothing.

    3.) Yes, iOS 5 will run on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

    4.) How could another person tell YOU if 8GB is enough storage space for YOU? For me personally it isn't, but i also have over 4,000 songs on my iPhone, hundreds of pictures, dozens of videos and movies, tons of apps, probably 50+ games, 75 or so ringtones...so no, an 8GB iPhone would not be good for me. Would it be good for you? Who the hell knows!?

    ...best advice i can give you is do some research yourself, think about how much stuff you're going to store on the thing, and make your own choice on which phone you want...and also, wait until there are some official releases before you start asking for facts about a phone that hasn't even come out yet.
    08-30-2011 02:33 PM
  13. dcnpatience's Avatar
    Just a quick intro note ...

    I've been using BlackBerrys for years now, but many of my colleagues have been longtime iPhone users.

    Last year I spent six months alternating between a BlackBerry Bold 9700 and an iPhone 3GS, but stuck with BlackBerry because of the physical keyboard.

    Along came the BlackBerry Torch, which I bought on the day it was released and have really enjoyed since February. However, I have come to realize that for all that I prefer the physical keyboard, about 98% of what I use my phone for is better on the iPhone.

    I've also posted a very specific calendar / MS Outlook issue in another thread, but for now I look forward to hanging out in the forums and learning as I have been doing for years over at CrackBerry!
    09-01-2011 07:53 AM
  14. BlackBerry-Freak's Avatar
    Yeah same here. There are some thing I love about BlackBerry and will defiantly miss but that are maybe 2% and the other 98% is that the iPhone is just... better!
    09-01-2011 10:02 AM
  15. misskace#IM's Avatar
    I've partially switched. I still have a work BB.
    09-07-2011 11:05 PM
  16. NegroNapoleon's Avatar
    How do you all handle not being able to delete message from the handheld and leave it on the server like on BB, on the iPhone?
    Last edited by NegroNapoleon; 09-09-2011 at 03:00 PM.
    09-08-2011 12:55 AM
  17. gmz73's Avatar
    I ditched my BB Storm 2 last September. Just had my one year anniversary with my iPhone & I'm still in love.


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    09-08-2011 09:59 PM
  18. RomeyyRomeee's Avatar
    Hey, first post on these forums!

    I just switched back to an iPhone4 from the new Torch 9810.

    Honestly I loved everything about the new Torch, and I'm gonna miss the LED light, keyboard, and BBM.

    The only reason I switched is because the apps on my Macbook work and sync a lot better with the iPhone.

    Gonna miss my Blackberry, but I'm looking forward to my iPhone days!
    09-10-2011 03:16 PM
  19. NegroNapoleon's Avatar
    how do you all manage email knowing that you dont have the option to delete it from the handheld?
    09-12-2011 03:09 AM
  20. Eileen89's Avatar
    how do you all manage email knowing that you dont have the option to delete it from the handheld?
    What do you mean? I delete emails from my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 all the time.
    09-12-2011 05:12 AM
  21. applejosh's Avatar
    What do you mean? I delete emails from my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 all the time.
    He means delete email on the device but leave it on the server (Exchange Server more than likely). At least if I recall the other thread where this topic was "discussed."

    It's a limitation of the email system in general. BlackBerry was not a true Exchange ActiveSync client or IMAP client. It had a server component (BIS/BES) that did the retrieving of email from the mail server and then the delivery of said email to the device, so there is a disconnect from the mail server; it's not a direct connection from device to mail server.

    I think it's safe to say that this does not bother the majority of iPhone users, at least to point it does NN. I have had an Exchange ActiveSync device of some flavor since they were introduced (E2k3, SP2), so I'm well aware of how the client device and server interact. If the not being able to delete email from the phone but still keep it on the server (and POP3 is not an option), then BlackBerry may be better suited for you. This is the great thing about all this. We have choices.
    09-12-2011 07:50 AM
  22. bellizima's Avatar
    After 1 year w 14 i just went back to blackberry bold 9930. I miss some things about the i 4 but i luv this new bb bold. Just 2 apps i miss but i couldnt handle att and dropped calls anymore. I talk 3000 mins a month and email a ton...bb does them way better. I miss the browser of ios and that killer screen. camera is better also on i4....

    I hope I5 is thinner lighter and I might go back some day. I jailbroke my i4 which made it kick arse for productivity so i don tbuy into the iphone is a toy that bb fanboys say. With out jailbreak i agree, too boring and annoyingly locked down by apple.

    Wish i could afford both!!!
    09-12-2011 07:58 AM
  23. jacob_sq's Avatar
    I've had iPhone since the first one launched
    09-13-2011 10:39 PM
  24. rewNATION's Avatar
    I guess I'm going to try google sync to move just my contacts from my 9330 to my 4S. Hope it goes smoothly
    10-25-2011 12:56 PM
  25. kazmi's Avatar
    If you are on verizon, use the backup assistant app...that will ensure no duplicates show up. I used Outlook to sync my bb stuff to my iphone and that worked like a charm.
    10-25-2011 01:00 PM
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