View Single Post
Old 07-08-2009, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
leec81's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Maryland
Model: 9700
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 69
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Originally Posted by G22inSC View Post
I am new to the smartphones and will be switching from a standard "flip phone." I like both the iPhone 3G and the BB 8900; however, I can't decide which to go with. I really like the availability of certain free iPhone apps (the weather channel app, directv app, etc.) that I do not believe are available for the BB. Can anyone correct or affirm availability for the BB? Can apps be downloaded to a computer first and then transferred to the BB (so you could purchase the app once and use it between phones if you happen to upgrade)?

I am not sure I would like the constant touch screen on the iPhone. I believe I would prefer the QWERTY keyboard on the BB, but on the other hand, the full screen would be nice for surfing the web. I really want the internet to look like the internet (not a altered version) no matter which phone is being used. I am sure the iPhone is a true representation, but I am not sure about the BB 8900. I think it shows the true internet but I am not positive.

I will use this phone for work (LE use) and want to be able to track cases, reminders for court, etc. I seem to think the BB's are geared more towards this type of use than the iPhone. Is that correct?

Sorry for all the questions. I live in a small town with cell stores that don't really know what they are talking about. I can't even purchase the iPhone locally. I will have to make a trip a few towns over to find a store big enough to carry the iPhone (unless I went the net route). Thanks in advanced for any help you'll can provide.
I am in the same shoes as you are; trying to decide which phone to get. From what I have gathered so far, and mess around with the phones in the stores. I have found that Iphone doesnxxx8217;t have flash, so you are going to get a half of a web page. Correct me if I am wrong, at least thatxxx8217;s what I see when I visited the AT&T store. And took me like twice as long to type a message on Iphone, since I am a BB user and not used to a touch screen key board.

Last edited by leec81 : 07-08-2009 at 02:22 PM.
Offline   Reply With Quote