The 88xx battery should last longer then both the 83xx and 87xx batteries.
I agree with almost all of your review. The only exceptions would be:
Battery life: I find the iPhone to have just as good battery life as my 8310.
Durability: Being all metal and glass the iPhone is tougher then it looks. Dropping it might make it look a little less sleek, but it probably wont break it.
Easy install of apps: Blackberry officially supports adding applications. Apple doesnt, yet.
GPS: I love that in my 8310. With the iPhone you need to leave wifi on to get an exact location. Even then it only really works well in areas skyhook has mapped out, like cities.
It is a very good comparison. Personally if the iphone got a little bit better for email (push, off line viewing, mass delete, copy/paste), got louder and had real GPS I would make the switch. I am very happy with my 8310, but you are right when you say the iphone is almost a laptop replacement. Oh well, we will see what the 2nd generation brings for the iphone!
Until then I have the best of both worlds with an 8310 and a iPod touch!
Last edited by BryanHarig : 01-31-2008 at 08:41 AM.