View Full Version : iPhone to 8900: Applications Questions to Help Me Decide- PLEASE HELP

05-04-2009, 05:26 PM
Hi! I've been on the iPhone for a while and I am thinking of going to the 8900. I have a few things I'm not sure about that I hope someone can answer:

1. Why is BBMessenger so popular? I think the app on my iPhone for aim (or even the blackberry aim app) does not only the same thing, but allows u to do more (AND EVEN TALK TO NON-BB people!)... So I don't understand this..

2. I use a lot of apps on my iPhone that I don't think are on BBerries, so please correct me:
-Now Playing (looks up movie times)
-TV Forecast
-Around Me
(I used to use that 411 program when I had a BB, but it barely worked and wasn't even near as good as my iPhone app)

3. The iPhone has G-Map, a one-time fee based gps direction program. Does BB have this? (I know about Telenav- Just wondering if there is something that looks as good as G-Map on the iPhone. The new version for iPhone 3.0 looks like it is from a Garmin GPS unit; that's how good it looks). So does BB have that, or is Telenav pretty much the only option (month to month payments)?

4. Anything else...? I use GMail and I think how GMail is handled by BB's email program is pretty bad (no 2 way syncing), so I'm hoping the GMail app allows this, am I right?

05-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Answering some of your questions
1. Besides BBM there are other applications for IM, like yahoo Messenger, google Talk, Windows live or third party apps that allow multiple services connections.
2. Shazam worsk on blackberry, not sure about USAToday, there are an application called Poynt that give you movie times and also you can look up business around your current location
3. There are a lot of applications for GPS, you can go to this link to check the list http://www.blackberryforums.com/gps-mapping/127686-all-known-gps-applications-bb.html
4. Google app works on the blackberry with full functionality.


05-20-2009, 01:17 PM
I rely on a lot of apps on my iphone. I don't know if they are available for the BB.

For example, there is a Florida Statutes program, a law dictionary, a tv guide, etc.

I would switch if I can know for sure these are available for the BB.

Anyone know? Thanks

05-21-2009, 09:57 AM
If apps are key to you stay with the iphone. Apple will always have the advantage when it comes to apps. There are many more developers and the iphone is simply a more powerful OS that allows for a wider range of applications and features.

05-21-2009, 10:04 AM
I agree with ArgonNJ at this point. While there are more and more applications being developed for the BlackBerry, you may be disappointed with the selection at this point in time coming from the iPhone and being used to what you are used to.