1. maverick96's Avatar
    I have been the proud owner of a BB 9650 for almost 2 years now and I just registered with TiPb to win the new Iphone. But I'm wanting to know which phone is better and why you feel that way! I really am torn between the two and have done some research on both but still am not sure which to choose? This new Iphone looks to be awesome but lacks the physical QWERTY that I've come to love! So please tell me what you think good or bad that I should know about the Iphone in general.
    Not trying to be a ****, but it's hard to even take your question seriously. BB is pretty much both feet in the grave.
    10-09-2011 06:55 PM
  2. jscholz22's Avatar
    I carry both a 9930 and a iPhone 4. BB for work and iPhone for personal. There is no comparison, iPhone blows the BB out of the water. I wish I didn't have to carry both and would love to just hold the iPhone.

    No brainer......iPhone


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    10-09-2011 06:58 PM
  3. aauussttiinn88's Avatar
    Yes I even bought it just cause it was such a leap for blackberry...returned it two days later. iPhone hands down, it's like this would you rather drive a go-kart or a corvette
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    10-09-2011 07:57 PM
  4. paul-c's Avatar
    If you can get over the lack of a physical keyboard, the iPhone is the way to go.
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    10-09-2011 08:02 PM
  5. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    Not to be rude but this is kind of a ridiculous question to ask here as this is an Apple site, it would be the same as if you asked this on Crackberry in a thread for the BB you were wanting. Nobody here will tell you to get a BB over an iPhone. If you're a basic user whose needs are specifically text, email and/or for job security reasons you need the non-camera then you might think the BB is easier and a better choice but the virtual keyboard with the iPhone is wonderful and you probably won't be able to text or email any less effeciently on it than you would a BB. I'd say the only true reason to choose a BB over an iPhone would be the option of no camera for job reasons, everything else is personal preference. Good luck with whatever you choose
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    10-09-2011 08:23 PM
  6. bcarruth62's Avatar
    I was a longtime Blackberry user (2 Curves and 2 Pearls) but the lack of innovation from RIM and the lack of useful apps produced for Blackberries drove me to the iPhone world and other than a brief venture with Android I've never looked back.
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    10-09-2011 09:13 PM
  7. mamahack's Avatar
    I used Blackberry 9900 for about a month until it wouldn't boot up anymore for some reason. Now I'm using a 3GS. I used a 9780, 9800 and 9000 prior to the 9900 so I'm pretty well-versed as far as Blackberrys are concerned. They keyboard on the 9900 is by far the best keyboard RIM has ever made. OS7, while similar to OS6, is much faster to navigate around, especially paired with the touchscreen. The only major complaint I had with the 9900 was the camera not having AF. Otherwise it was very fast (HSPA+ on ATT, GPS lock, navigating the OS), had no need for battery pulls, excellent keyboard, pretty much everything you'd want from a Blackberry.

    Now having used a 3GS for a couple weeks now, what do I miss? The little red notification LED, the keyboard, the microUSB port, the form factor. I'm sure I can get used to the iPhone's form factor though. I definitely don't miss the lack of apps that I faced with owning a Blackberry though!
    So are you saying BB or IOS? You comment on the very things I worry about missing the most!
    10-09-2011 10:24 PM
  8. mamahack's Avatar
    bb is good if you want a keyboard and want a phone for mainly just emailing. Storing music, web browsing, and overall ease of use make the iphone a better choice in that respect. It all depends what you want from the phone and whether you feel the need that you must have a keyboard or if you can and are willing to use a virtual keyboard. Not to mention the app selection for the iphone compared to the bb isn't even close. BB lacks most apps that are in ios so if you want to use alot of apps that could be a deciding factor.
    I mainly do more of the later....my emails are personal only so I can live without them if I have better apps,music and web browsing! The physical keyboard is what I'm use to but willing to adapt for better phone overall!
    10-09-2011 10:31 PM
  9. mamahack's Avatar
    I have the 9650 and I tried the 9930. 9930 def better than 9650. Poor battery life though and what sucks on the 9650 still sucks on 9930. I had it for one week and returned. Can't wait to have a 4s in my hands!
    I'm starting to get the picture here....,REALLY I AM!!!!!
    10-09-2011 10:34 PM
  10. mamahack's Avatar
    Switch... you will NOT regret it.
    I think I will as soon as I can!!!! TY!!!!
    10-09-2011 10:36 PM
  11. mamahack's Avatar
    I currently carry a Blackberry Bold 9700 and I have an iPod Touch. I have been trying to figure out whether to get the 4S or a Torch 9810 to replace both devices. I am still on the fence, and change my mind by the minute. I had a Torch 9800, which I really liked, but I had to give it back when I changed jobs. It was a very good choice because it had just enough of both devices to make it a perfect compromise. Just about every app that I have on my ipod has a similar, if not same, counterpart on my blackberry. The few that don't, I can go to the respective mobile website for that functionality, or I don't need them. But here is something to consider: data flow. Blackberries use data compression, iphone does not. Therefore, your data bills will definitely be higher on the iPhone. Also, I travel internationally quite a bit, and while I can add international data to both phones for the trip, it is much more expensive than domestic data, and therefore, on the iPhone my roaming data bills will be tremendous. Still, it would be great to only have to carry one device, and nothing compares to that screen on the iPhone. And of course, email and texting is much easier on the Blackberry. Tough decision. Does anybody here do a lot of international travel that can shed some light on this predicament?
    Though I respect your situation(International Traveler and all!) I am a stay at home Mom and our phone useage will differ substantually! I'm looking for real life situations-according to me anyways!!
    10-09-2011 10:42 PM
  12. mamahack's Avatar
    Not trying to be a ****, but it's hard to even take your question seriously. BB is pretty much both feet in the grave.
    **** or not many people still out there who think BB will out live an Iphone in the long run!!! Many people STILL prefer a BB over an Iphone just because of BBM and a Qwerty keyboard!! If you don't take my ? seriously....don't answer my ? just hit the back button!!
    10-09-2011 10:48 PM
  13. mamahack's Avatar
    [QUOTE=scholz22;1771797]I carry both a 9930 and a iPhone 4. BB for work and iPhone for personal. There is no comparison, iPhone blows the BB out of the water. I wish I didn't have to carry both and would love to just hold the iPhone.

    No brainer......iPhone


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    So what you are saying is BB hands down for business and Iphone hands down for personal!?!
    10-09-2011 10:51 PM
  14. isdaako's Avatar
    Apples are tastier than Blackberries.

    10-09-2011 10:53 PM
  15. mamahack's Avatar
    Yes I even bought it just cause it was such a leap for blackberry...returned it two days later. iPhone hands down, it's like this would you rather drive a go-kart or a corvette
    UMMMM....I'm a well to do redneck stay at home Mom so....a go cart,4x4 or 4 wheeler is my choice any day over a Corvette BUT I get your point!!!
    10-09-2011 10:57 PM
  16. mamahack's Avatar
    If you can get over the lack of a physical keyboard, the iPhone is the way to go.
    I defiantly am willing to give it a go for the right reasons! Which I'm beginning to see the light thanks to everyone here!
    10-09-2011 11:04 PM
  17. mamahack's Avatar
    Not to be rude but this is kind of a ridiculous question to ask here as this is an Apple site, it would be the same as if you asked this on Crackberry in a thread for the BB you were wanting. Nobody here will tell you to get a BB over an iPhone. If you're a basic user whose needs are specifically text, email and/or for job security reasons you need the non-camera then you might think the BB is easier and a better choice but the virtual keyboard with the iPhone is wonderful and you probably won't be able to text or email any less effeciently on it than you would a BB. I'd say the only true reason to choose a BB over an iPhone would be the option of no camera for job reasons, everything else is personal preference. Good luck with whatever you choose
    O.K. that's fair! But if the ? is so ridiculous why even waist your time answering it? Not trying to be rude or anything ....just saying!! I'm just expecting people to be honest and tell me their experiences with one or the other! That's all!!!! I will wade through the truth and BS and make an intelligent decision on my own! Thanks for your concern anyways!
    10-09-2011 11:13 PM
  18. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    O.K. that's fair! But if the ? is so ridiculous why even waist your time answering it? Not trying to be rude or anything ....just saying!! I'm just expecting people to be honest and tell me their experiences with one or the other! That's all!!!! I will wade through the truth and BS and make an intelligent decision on my own! Thanks for your concern anyways!
    I didn't say your question was totally ridiculous, I said it was ridiculous to ask on an iPhone/Apple fansite because why would people that are iPhone fans tell you to go with a Blackberry. If you wanted to actually weigh the pro's and con's of both devices you would look to an independent site that is based on specs and are not dedicated to one company/product/OS because looking here you will not find an unbiased opinion because even the people that can point out positives in both products will still tell you to buy an iPhone because that is what THEY like and that's they are on THIS site.... just sayin!
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    10-09-2011 11:20 PM
  19. mamahack's Avatar
    I didn't say your question was totally ridiculous, I said it was ridiculous to ask on an iPhone/Apple fansite because why would people that are iPhone fans tell you to go with a Blackberry. If you wanted to actually weigh the pro's and con's of both devices you would look to an independent site that is based on specs and are not dedicated to one company/product/OS because looking here you will not find an unbiased opinion because even the people that can point out positives in both products will still tell you to buy an iPhone because that is what THEY like and that's they are on THIS site.... just sayin!
    Although I respect your OPINION! I believe you are not totally right! I think most people can give an honest answer regarding a product one way or the other! There may be Newbies to the Iphone who would totally disagree with you and go back to a BB as soon as they got the chance! I want to know every ones thoughts...Not just people who have owned Iphones from the beginning of time!!!
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    10-09-2011 11:33 PM
  20. E_Brown's Avatar
    I went from having every blackberry from the pearl up to the 9650, the. Got the iPhone, and fell in love. I thought it would be tough typing? But it really isn't. I will say though, I used to write so much on my BB, and it has cut down a bit since I switched. But, the other day I used a 9650, and it felt really weird to type on a physical keyboard again. Try the iPhone, you probably will like it. If not, return it, and get the 9930.


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    10-09-2011 11:35 PM
  21. mamahack's Avatar
    I went from having every blackberry from the pearl up to the 9650, the. Got the iPhone, and fell in love. I thought it would be tough typing? But it really isn't. I will say though, I used to write so much on my BB, and it has cut down a bit since I switched. But, the other day I used a 9650, and it felt really weird to type on a physical keyboard again. Try the iPhone, you probably will like it. If not, return it, and get the 9930.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk.
    This is the kind of "former" BB honesty that I'm looking for here! Thank You!!!! I have loved RIM for awhile now BUT I think there is possibly something out there that is better! LOL!!!
    10-09-2011 11:47 PM
  22. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    Although I respect your OPINION! I believe you are not totally right! I think most people can give an honest answer regarding a product one way or the other! There may be Newbies to the Iphone who would totally disagree with you and go back to a BB as soon as they got the chance! I want to know every ones thoughts...Not just people who have owned Iphones from the beginning of time!!!
    Got enough explination points in your reply? LOL just so you know I don't own an iPhone yet, I am on Sprint and so this is the first time I will be able to get one. I was a long time BB user and current android user, I have been a long time Apple product fan and an iPhone fan based on what I have used and experienced while on others phones and what I have been told my numerous friends that own iPhones. Again, you are missing my point, people that have bought an iPhone and hated it and went back to a BB when they could are not people you would find on this site, you would find them on Crackberry or another BB fansite. As I pointed out if you asked this same question on CB you would get some replies about the positives on both devices but still those people would tell you to go with a BB because that is THEIR preference. Your question could probably be answered best by a site like CNET because they are not a fan site of one specific brand, they are a technology information site. Have you recieved one reply on here telling you to go with the BB unless a physical keyboard was a must for you or if you needed a non-camera smartphone due to security reasons for a job (though you pointed out that you don't work so that doesn't pertain to you) and those will be the only replies you will get in here in regards to choosing a BB over an iPhone. Sorry you don't comprehend what I am saying without taking offense.
    Last edited by xoxospecialk; 10-10-2011 at 01:51 AM.
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    10-09-2011 11:50 PM
  23. kfreemanii's Avatar
    I am also on here to have a chance at winning a iphone4s.Go with what fits you first cause you will always be at ease with you decision. if you want to step outside the box then go iphone.
    10-10-2011 01:53 AM
  24. spuntz82's Avatar
    iPhone 4s. I've only owned one Blackberry (Curve 8330) and I was not impressed at all. I was only using it because my Palm Pre was being replaced. So maybe that's why I didn't like the Blackberry? Because I was using a better operating system already.
    The iPhone 4s I feel, is by far the most notable phone out there on the market. That should be reason enough to get it..... In my book of course.
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    10-10-2011 02:10 AM
  25. spuntz82's Avatar
    Got enough explination points in your reply? LOL just so you know I don't own an iPhone yet, I am on Sprint and so this is the first time I will be able to get one. I was a long time BB user and current android user, I have been a long time Apple product fan and an iPhone fan based on what I have used and experienced while on others phones and what I have been told my numerous friends that own iPhones. Again, you are missing my point, people that have bought an iPhone and hated it and went back to a BB when they could are not people you would find on this site, you would find them on Crackberry or another BB fansite. As I pointed out if you asked this same question on CB you would get some replies about the positives on both devices but still those people would tell you to go with a BB because that is THEIR preference. Your question could probably be answered best by a site like CNET because they are not a fan site of one specific brand, they are a technology information site. Have you recieved one reply on here telling you to go with the BB unless a physical keyboard was a must for you or if you needed a non-camera smartphone due to security reasons for a job (though you pointed out that you don't work so that doesn't pertain to you) and those will be the only replies you will get in here in regards to choosing a BB over an iPhone. Sorry you don't comprehend what I am saying without taking offense.
    Very Good. I like the amount of respect you have in your post. I also enjoy "Fresh Thinking"
    10-10-2011 02:21 AM
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