1. cardfan's Avatar
    Never used a BB. Always a Palm. IMO, BB never trumped PalmOS much less the iphone.
    10-04-2012 07:12 PM
  2. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Going back yeeeeeeears ago, when the iPhone was only avail on AT&T i was bummed because i had always wanted one, but being on Verizon I wasn't willing to make a carrier switch when my whole family was with Verizon. Cost wise, it just wouldnt have been worth it. I'm also a bb to iphone convert. I used bb's for about 4+ yrs. I've had the 8330, 8530, S2(9550), and the bold 9650. Last July(2011) my hubby got himself an i4 - and i would mess around with it. I already owned an iPad(1) and iTouch3rd gen at that point as well. I absolutely loved the phone aspect of iDevices at that point, but had to wait till Nov. for my upgrade. By that time the 4S was announced and released so i went for it and i haven't looked back since. I don't imagine myself going back to bb at all again, to me the software and function of it all just really fell behind the times. There are a few android devices that have caught my eye, and i plan on checking them out. will i actually switch from my 4S -- idk. I really do enjoy it, so i think even if i did make the switch, because i'm so" in tune" with my 4S and how it works for me, i'd prob have a hard time accepting the new device, and wind up switching back to my 4S. SO before i even make that kind of decision i want to be sure before i jump that fence

    Long and short of it all, i've chosen a device that completely works for ME at this point in time - and whether its the most popular or least popular, whats important is that it does what i need it for on a daily basis
    Pink... I think the last sentence in your post here sums things up just great and I could not agree with you more as I feel the same exact way as you. Thank you for the great post.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    10-04-2012 07:56 PM
  3. Mr.Mcgoo's Avatar
    I am only in my 40's but I remember having a bag phone and it progressed from there. I have used palm's, Nextel blackberry, regular blackberry, windows phone, iPhone , android and now been using the 4s for awhile now. I don't use a phone the way I use too and now it's more of just enjoyment. The iPhone is smooth and easy to use so that why it works for the masses. As for Android they have improved dramatically and will continue to grow better and better, they still won't fit as well as the iPhone to the masses. I am cosidering a new phone because I need to replace my sons, the 5 is not doing it for me and don't think I can wait for the 5s or 6. So who knows maybe back to android or maybe windows but shall see but can't complain about my 4s it works even with JB.
    10-04-2012 09:17 PM
  4. sirsamuels's Avatar
    Pink... I think the last sentence in your post here sums things up just great and I could not agree with you more as I feel the same exact way as you. Thank you for the great post.
    I agree with that. I believe that your phone has to work for you. Be it a blackberry, android, it has to be something that you can say works for you day to day.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    10-04-2012 10:04 PM
  5. Cool Breeze's Avatar
    I was a BB person for years. It was my first smartphone & I had several of them. I was very defensive of BB's too. I'd also never had any Apple products, no iPod, and PC's all the way. But one by one my kids all started switching to iPhones. Never had any experience with android because I've always been with AT&T. I know absolutely nothing about them. Anyway when I bece eligible for an upgrade earlier this year I had started to feel, well, bored with BB. THey all seemed to be the same really. So I decided to try the iPhone. For the first few weeks I kept thinking I would return it & go back to BB. It was so different. But I started getting the hang of it & really love it now. I wouldn't go back to BB for anything. And, yeah, the constant battery pulls, frozen screen, etc ugh. My iPhone has never once frozen up on me (although after I had it for only a few months the speaker went out & Apple replaced the phone for me.). Other than that its been great & I'm a true convert. I'll never go back.
    Fit24 likes this.
    10-07-2012 04:34 AM
  6. michikade#AC's Avatar
    I've had all three, and understand the merits of all of them. It really depends on what you want the phone to do, and all three shine in their own ways.

    I, for one, didn't want a pure touchscreen for years because I didn't think I'd like it, (you can't beat a keyboard on a blackberry) but I finally tried out an android device. I've had three, and this is my first iPhone. Now that I'm used to it, I really enjoy touchscreens because of all the real estate that can be used by apps that a hardware keyboard takes up.

    It just depends on what you really want. Will I stay with iDevices? I don't know. I am not particularly loyal to any of them, it just depends on what I may want next time an upgrade rolls around.
    10-07-2012 04:41 AM
  7. Relletti's Avatar
    I've had all three, and understand the merits of all of them. It really depends on what you want the phone to do, and all three shine in their own ways.

    I, for one, didn't want a pure touchscreen for years because I didn't think I'd like it, (you can't beat a keyboard on a blackberry) but I finally tried out an android device. I've had three, and this is my first iPhone. Now that I'm used to it, I really enjoy touchscreens because of all the real estate that can be used by apps that a hardware keyboard takes up.

    It just depends on what you really want. Will I stay with iDevices? I don't know. I am not particularly loyal to any of them, it just depends on what I may want next time an upgrade rolls around.
    I agree. I'm loving my iPhone. But I have no loyalty to any phone company or os because I like them all. When its time for me to upgrade my 4s, I will be looking at all the phones out there to see how they fit my needs.
    10-07-2012 04:34 PM
  8. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I, for one, didn't want a pure touchscreen for years because I didn't think I'd like it, (you can't beat a keyboard on a blackberry) but I finally tried out an android device.
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    I'd have to disagree. I hated the keyboard on my BB. Even with my small girly hands, I had problems typing on it.
    10-08-2012 09:31 AM
  9. michikade#AC's Avatar
    I'd have to disagree. I hated the keyboard on my BB. Even with my small girly hands, I had problems typing on it.
    Well, they certainly aren't for everyone but to me, it was the best hardware keyboard I've ever used. And I'm speaking strictly hardware. The best virtual keyboard I've ever used (on a phone) is Swiftkey X for Android, best virtual keyboard I've ever used on a tablet is iPad's.

    And to split hairs here, I will say the Original BlackBerry Curve series had a better keyboard than the Bold, but that's just one person's opinion. I couldn't type on a Pearl to save my life hahahaha
    10-08-2012 09:49 AM
  10. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Well, they certainly aren't for everyone but to me, it was the best hardware keyboard I've ever used. And I'm speaking strictly hardware. The best virtual keyboard I've ever used (on a phone) is Swiftkey X for Android, best virtual keyboard I've ever used on a tablet is iPad's.

    And to split hairs here, I will say the Original BlackBerry Curve series had a better keyboard than the Bold, but that's just one person's opinion. I couldn't type on a Pearl to save my life hahahaha

    I had a BB 7100i from Nextel that had a similar KB to the Pearl and hated that keyboard. I hated having to double and triple tap a key to get one letter.
    10-08-2012 11:07 AM
  11. veritas_vincit's Avatar
    I agree with this statement as well. A product is as good and stable as the company that produces it. Also, iPhone is very easy to use compared to other devices. As more and more people keeps switching to IOS, is a reflection that it really helps get the job done.
    10-08-2012 12:01 PM
  12. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I also have to add to my original post having started this thread that with all of the complaints that IOS6 Maps is getting and a fairly bad wrap... Can anyone of us here actually say that any other Company besides Apple that you know is going through all the lenghts that they are with the Open Letter from Tim Cook and the store retail employees getting involved in helping and not to mention the forethought to putting a "Report Problem" link in the app itself, I have to say that this says what Apple is all about when Steve Jobs ran the company, Now Tim Cook and into the future. I am proud to own the products that this company keeps putting out and will not sway from Apple.
    10-08-2012 06:38 PM
  13. TheDeej's Avatar
    Another immigrant from the Crackberry site here.

    I was reluctant to give up a physical keyboard but when I got and iPod Touch, slowly but surely, I got used to the keyboard. While I was happy with the Torch, I was increasingly unhappy with trying to zoom in and read text. I don't have the best eyesight and when I was scrolling down or zooming in the redraw time on the screen was getting on my nerves.

    I've had my 4S for a couple of weeks now, and while I had to downsize some apps and music due to only being able to afford the 16GB model, I am keeping all my music and videos on my 63GB iPod Touch. the only downside is uncompressed date streams so I had to increase my data plan.

    I loved my Blackberrys, but it was time to move on.
    10-10-2012 01:46 PM
  14. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Another immigrant from the Crackberry site here.

    I was reluctant to give up a physical keyboard but when I got and iPod Touch, slowly but surely, I got used to the keyboard. While I was happy with the Torch, I was increasingly unhappy with trying to zoom in and read text. I don't have the best eyesight and when I was scrolling down or zooming in the redraw time on the screen was getting on my nerves.

    I've had my 4S for a couple of weeks now, and while I had to downsize some apps and music due to only being able to afford the 16GB model, I am keeping all my music and videos on my 63GB iPod Touch. the only downside is uncompressed date streams so I had to increase my data plan.

    I loved my Blackberrys, but it was time to move on.
    I don't mean to sound this way...lol but your post sounds a bit confusing and I presume you mean a 64GB Touch?? Anyway are you saying that overall you are a converted BB user and now love the IOS platform and Apple as much as the rest of us complainers?? lol

    I hope you do because you came to the right place to talk IOS. Most of us, it just plain damn works for us so I hope it does for you too and welcome to the forums.
    10-10-2012 02:06 PM
  15. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I've had my 4S for a couple of weeks now, and while I had to downsize some apps and music due to only being able to afford the 16GB model, I am keeping all my music and videos on my 63GB iPod Touch. the only downside is uncompressed date streams so I had to increase my data plan.
    .
    Exactly how many songs do you have? I have the 16GB model as well and have apps and probably 200 songs on my phone and I am fine on space.
    10-10-2012 03:50 PM
  16. bubba3595's Avatar
    I have always liked the business look of BB and when i got my 9930 last year, i was in heaven. but as the device showed wear and tear, and the OS and apps wore on me....as well as me eyes looking at the I5 coming out.....i made a descision to go with the 5, and so far, COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!
    10-11-2012 05:46 AM
  17. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    the only downside is uncompressed date streams so I had to increase my data plan.

    I loved my Blackberrys, but it was time to move on.
    As they say, "there's an app for that." You can compress data on iPhone*, go to App Store and look for either Onavo or Snappli. Compression is only turned on when you're on 3G/4G and not when you're on Wifi, unless you want it to. You can also control the level of compression, and whether you want your emails to be compressed.

    *Video and audio streams are not compressed, but that's also the case on Blackberry. Probably too much stress on servers to do on-the-fly re-compression of streaming data.

    ---------- Post Merged at 07:04 AM ---------- Previous Post was at 07:01 AM ----------

    Exactly how many songs do you have? I have the 16GB model as well and have apps and probably 200 songs on my phone and I am fine on space.
    A lot of people don't really like to manage their songs, they just stick their entire collection on there, which could be thousands of songs.
    10-11-2012 07:04 AM
  18. erwaso's Avatar
    I'm forced to use a blackberry at work, we started selling the Samsung GS3 but they won't replace the bolds and curves of 1000 employees. I'm thinking about running over my bold....
    10-11-2012 09:21 AM
  19. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I'm forced to use a blackberry at work, we started selling the Samsung GS3 but they won't replace the bolds and curves of 1000 employees. I'm thinking about running over my bold....
    Put it in the freezer for a few hours or if it's really cold where you are, leave it outside in your car overnight.
    erwaso likes this.
    10-11-2012 10:11 AM
  20. erwaso's Avatar
    It'll get cold shortly. Usually starts snowing in October out here
    10-11-2012 12:43 PM
  21. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    It'll get cold shortly. Usually starts snowing in October out here
    I hope it snows here this year. We didn't get anything last year. It was far too warm.

    Freezing it is an easy way to kill the phone without leaving any lasting marks on it. If you drown it, the water strip changes colors. If you run over it, it's kind of obvious. Same thing if you try to feed it to your dog or microwave it. My sister put her work BB in the freezer overnight and the next morning, it was frozen.

    Literally.

    She then got her new company issued iPhone from IS later that day.
    10-11-2012 04:04 PM
  22. Mattmead23's Avatar
    4 years of BB love and the occasional tweet to CrackBerry and never thought I would leave. 18 months ago I got my iPad2 (now on the new iPad) and it changed my understanding of mobile technology. I counted down the days until I could trade in my BB and now I'm the proud owner of and iphone 5. How did I survive without it!!!
    Roo Zilla likes this.
    10-11-2012 04:59 PM
  23. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    4 years of BB love and the occasional tweet to CrackBerry and never thought I would leave. 18 months ago I got my iPad2 (now on the new iPad) and it changed my understanding of mobile technology. I counted down the days until I could trade in my BB and now I'm the proud owner of and iphone 5. How did I survive without it!!!
    Well finally welcome to the world of iPhone and welcome to the iMore forums, glad to have you. You chose a great blog with a good group of people willing to help you with anything.

    I went with a 4S in December of 2011 and have owned every BlackBerry that was and I have never looked back. Like everyone says here alot. It just works and does what each person needs it to do and pretty much for the most part is solid with very few issues. Even iPhone has it's problems but you will get more pleasure out of your new iPhone than any BB so once again Welcome!
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-11-2012 05:22 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Well finally welcome to the world of iPhone and welcome to the iMore forums, glad to have you. You chose a great blog with a good group of people willing to help you with anything.

    I went with a 4S in December of 2011 and have owned every BlackBerry that was and I have never looked back. Like everyone says here alot. It just works and does what each person needs it to do and pretty much for the most part is solid with very few issues. Even iPhone has it's problems but you will get more pleasure out of your new iPhone than any BB so once again Welcome!
    Well stated...



    Just Me, D
    10-11-2012 05:51 PM
  25. John Yester's Avatar
    Not only well stated.... But very well true in every aspect!!
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-11-2012 05:57 PM
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