1. emirozmen's Avatar
    I have been a blackberry user just because of keyboard and BBM. At the moment I am using BlackBerry Bold 9900. Yes, it doesnt have many apps and yes it is lacking a lot, I am somewhat happy with it. But I am bored and tired of waiting for BB to make proper, competing and functioning phones. I want to get an iPhone. I have also thought a lot about WP but since I am an iPad and a Mac user I decided iPhone would be better. My options are:
    -Wait till iPhone 5, continue using 9900
    -Get a cheap iPhone 4 and wait till iPhone 5 (How much are i4`s retail prices?)
    -Get the 4S and forget about iPhone 5
    These are sorted by my desire to do them.

    Can you guys help me out! Would love to hear some opinions and advices.
    Thanks for your time.

    Note:The best would be to persuade my mom to ditch her iPhone 4 to a 4S, but she says "no need" lol
    01-24-2012 07:55 PM
  2. areyes163's Avatar
    If it were me I would sell the bold for a iPhone 4 then wait for the iPhone 5. That way you get a better price for the bold now as opposed to waiting and the value of the bold decreases.
    01-24-2012 08:13 PM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    If it were me I would sell the bold for a iPhone 4 then wait for the iPhone 5. That way you get a better price for the bold now as opposed to waiting and the value of the bold decreases.
    ^^^This

    Just ditch the Bold now and get the iPhone 4 and then upgrade in the fall or whenever the 5 comes out.
    01-24-2012 08:16 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is your current Blackberry device sufficient for your primary use? If it is, then wait for the latest iPhone. If, however, it is not sufficient then yes, try to sell the Blackberry and purchase an iPhone 'outright', if financially feasible.
    01-24-2012 08:31 PM
  5. emirozmen's Avatar
    Is your current Blackberry device sufficient for your primary use? If it is, then wait for the latest iPhone. If, however, it is not sufficient then yes, try to sell the Blackberry and purchase an iPhone 'outright', if financially feasible.
    It is actually. It is not the best because I am a media monster but BBM keeps me loyal. And I can live without an iPhone for another 6-9 months. What are the rumored dates show for release? Summer or fall?
    01-24-2012 08:39 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    My opinion is similar to JustMe'D. If you can stick it out with your 9900, then wait till your upgrade is avail if that's not too far away. Then with your upgrade use it to get whatever the latest iPhone is out, or if the newest iPhone will be released within a month of your upgrade time then wait for it.

    IF on the other hand you feel you can't wait because your at the end of your rope using the 9900, then I would say sell your 9900 and buy a used iPhone 4 or 4S, and then when your upgrade comes around, if there's a newer version of the iPhone out you then have the option to stick with the iPhone you have & save your upgrade OR sell it and put the money from that towards your upgrade purchase of the newest iPhone

    Good luck with your decision !! And welcome to iMore also
    01-24-2012 08:44 PM
  7. Cleveland's Avatar
    I say sell the bold - get the i4 used and keep the upgrade for the i5
    01-24-2012 08:54 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It is actually. It is not the best because I am a media monster but BBM keeps me loyal. And I can live without an iPhone for another 6-9 months. What are the rumored dates show for release? Summer or fall?
    I, too, was a longtime Blackberry user and the only smartphone brand I was ever loyal to. Anyway, as for the rumored release date of the next iPhone, I haven't heard of one. The current crop of rumors deal with a February or March release of the next iPad.
    01-24-2012 09:11 PM
  9. spinecho's Avatar
    If your blackberry is still functional, you would be better off to just wait for the next generation iPhone.
    01-24-2012 10:59 PM
  10. BLiNK's Avatar
    get the 4S now!... wait yeah, i would just wait until later this year.. well, no. wait until the next one.. dang, no the next..
    01-24-2012 11:08 PM
  11. EpicInUtah's Avatar
    I was fiddling w/ this same question about a month and a half ago w/ going from my iPhone 4 to the 4s I have now. I ended up just getting the 4s and am so glad I did. If I really want to get the 5 when it comes out, I should be able to sell my 4s for enough to justify getting the 5. I think you will be blown away with the iPhone compared to your crackberry. Just my .02.
    01-24-2012 11:38 PM
  12. emirozmen's Avatar
    I was fiddling w/ this same question about a month and a half ago w/ going from my iPhone 4 to the 4s I have now. I ended up just getting the 4s and am so glad I did. If I really want to get the 5 when it comes out, I should be able to sell my 4s for enough to justify getting the 5. I think you will be blown away with the iPhone compared to your crackberry. Just my .02.

    Actually I find no point in getting a 4s for now. The only advantage for me is the amazing camera. Other than that doesn't matter so much. Yeah it has dual cores... guess what? Battery sucker.. It has Siri, which is an awesome feature, I love it and use it on my iPod Touch... once a week. Any other points to make me get 4S?
    In my situation I would take the 4 just because of the battery life, seriously! I need a lot of juice, I am a heavy user. I really hope that Apple gives us more battery life, like Samsung. They promised a full day battery life for phones which are to be released in 2012. The one which was revealed at CES (couldn't remember the name, razr something) packs 3300mah battery!! Apple should take battery life seriously, and if they are putting some quad cores and LTE this should be their focus!
    01-25-2012 02:05 AM
  13. EpicInUtah's Avatar
    I find the phone to be noticibly faster than my 4, and I have no complaints with the battery life. It was a no brainer for me as my wife had been wanting an iPhone and was okay with getting my 4. So now I have the 4s and when the 5 comes out I can use her upgrade and she can have my 4s. Win win.
    01-25-2012 02:10 AM
  14. emirozmen's Avatar
    I find the phone to be noticibly faster than my 4, and I have no complaints with the battery life. It was a no brainer for me as my wife had been wanting an iPhone and was okay with getting my 4. So now I have the 4s and when the 5 comes out I can use her upgrade and she can have my 4s. Win win.

    Nice deal you got there lol
    The battery life was something I heard a lot in forums and in reviews.. Its not based on my experience or witness.
    01-25-2012 02:18 AM
  15. LSglock89's Avatar
    I was in your position in late 2012...I had the iPhone 4 in April 2011...then the shiny new Bold 9900/9930 appeared and I upgraded to that in August 2011 ( just had to try out one more BB...Had the 9650 before I had the iP4).

    I quickly grew bored with my 9930 and missed the simplicity and the fact that the iPhone just works. I sold my Bold 9930 and had enough to make it wash and get an iP4 32gb. I think there is/was one on this board for $300...

    From what I'm seeing a mint iP4 32gb will run you $325-$350 range...I managed to snag one a little less than mint for $275. The iP4 16gb seems to top out around $300..just depends on the deal.

    I have an upgrade on my account Feb 18, 2012 and Dec 2, 2012. I'm waiting for the iPhone after the 4S. To me the bump in processor and camera specs as well as Siri was not worth the price bump. I am a some what impatient person, but even I decided that since I have those two upgrades available at different parts of the year...I will see what the next iPhone will be.

    Hope this helps.
    01-25-2012 09:40 AM
  16. Kehjj04's Avatar
    It depends on your personality . I knew Verizon was getting the iPhone very shortly after I could upgrade but with my personality, very impulsive and impatient, I opted to get a blackberry and then upgrade when the 4s came out. Then the 4s came out and there was ALREADY talk about the iPhone 5 but I wanted what's new NOW, not a phone thats doesn't even have a release date yet! I pay extra to upgrade once a year on Verizon so ill upgrade to the 5 next November. If I were you I'd ditch the BB and get the 4s. It's whats hot right now and once the 5 comes out everyone will be talking about the next iPhone so you will basically always be one step behind.....
    01-25-2012 09:50 AM
  17. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Is your current Blackberry device sufficient for your primary use? If it is, then wait for the latest iPhone. If, however, it is not sufficient then yes, try to sell the Blackberry and purchase an iPhone 'outright', if financially feasible.
    I did that. I had a Storm2 I bought in February when I swapped to Verizon from Sprint. I bought the S2 on contract for 2 years, but by September, my S2 was falling apart. It'd freeze upwards of a dozen times a day and reset itself, it lagged and it was just awful. I bought the iPhone4s outright as an early Christmas present to myself. Set me back $700 but it's the best decision I've made.

    If you know of someone with an iPhone4, ask them what they think of it. Then find someone with a 4S and compare specs then consult your finances to see which one you could swing.
    01-25-2012 09:54 AM
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