BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2008, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 9000
OS: xp, vista
PIN: N/A
Carrier: t-mobile.de
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Bold Vs. Iphone

Please Login to Remove!

Just purchased my first BB (Bold). I'm impressed. Then a co-worker showed me his Iphone he bought for about $60. 16gb memory!.
How can I convince my co-worker that the BB is Better?

Also, this looks like a great forum.....
Offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.XXX
PIN: G Pong Champ
Carrier: T-Mobile U.S.
Posts: 5,515
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (TMO 8120 4.5.0.69)

Why do you have to convince your co worker?
Offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: GTA
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.190
Carrier: rogers(thiefs)
Posts: 160
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

seems kind of petty to try and convince your co-worker. he must be showing you all kind of little tricks it does. send him a MMS or use stereo bluetooth and the argument is done.
__________________
Finally Bold.
Follow me: http://twitter.com/davidpaulw
Offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 05:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 9000
OS: xp, vista
PIN: N/A
Carrier: t-mobile.de
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

We are both in communications and I want him to switch to the BB.
I'm glad I purchased the BB and it does what I need (plus more) it to do exceptionally well. I think the Iphone is more of a media entertainment device.
Offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
No longer Registered.
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Model: 9530
OS: 4.7.0.XXX
PIN: G Pong Champ
Carrier: T-Mobile U.S.
Posts: 5,515
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

*** Moved to BlackBerry Versus ***
Offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 05:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
Magic Bananas
 
ifonline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Braselton, Georgia
Model: iP4S
OS: 5.1
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 2,350
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 54 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfing View Post
Just purchased my first BB (Bold). I'm impressed. Then a co-worker showed me his Iphone he bought for about $60. 16gb memory!.
How can I convince my co-worker that the BB is Better?

Also, this looks like a great forum.....
1. A $60.00 iPhone? Hm...
2. Check here: BlackBerrius Maximus - part II - The Airport | CrackBerry.com
__________________
Ian

Semper Fi 3/2/2
"Wow" is now overused. Therefore, I will use "Magic bananas" instead.
Offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
EPIC MOD
 
ezrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Model: ZED10
OS: DOS 3.1
PIN: INK STICK
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 12,214
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (off to see the wizard)

This is easy SIDEKICK wins duuuuh
__________________
ZED 10
Offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 02:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 40
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

To me, iPhone's are just toys that only work part of the time!
Offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 02:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
drewsb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Model: 8330
OS: 4.5.0.77
Carrier: Bell
Posts: 92
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

"Cut and Paste"
Offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 03:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Model: 9700
PIN: I like pencils
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 73
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfing View Post
We are both in communications and I want him to switch to the BB.
I'm glad I purchased the BB and it does what I need (plus more) it to do exceptionally well. I think the Iphone is more of a media entertainment device.
It is. Look at most of the owners, and what they love, the "fun" stuff.

It all comes down to what you use it for. I don't care about all that stuff. I want PIM functions, documents, email, & stability. That's why I ave used Treos, and am ordering a BB...
Offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Model: 8220
Carrier: WiFi hotspot
Posts: 1,009
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If you need device for emailing, just read this: http://discussions.apple.com/thread....readID=1603761

Be warned- page loads very slow, too many unhappy iPhone users.
Offline  
Old 09-05-2008, 10:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: 8300
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The iPhone is just a media player with phone/email duct taped on. I had one for 4 months and finally had to bite the bullet and pay another $300 for a real phone because I couldn't stand it. I was constantly hanging up on clients and meetings because my face would hit the end call or hold "buttons". Now that I have the BB Curve, I only use the iPhone to watch vids or listen to music on the plane. Yes, the iPhone is sexier, but if you use your phone for anything business related I suggest you steer clear. I'm sure the iPhone suits most user needs just fine but I'm in consulting and use my phone for work as much, if not more than my laptop.

Quick question....
Will the Bold finally be able to auto-detect timezone changes and update the clock? I love my Curve but I still think it's pretty F'ing stupid they can't figure out how to adjust the phone's clock based on area you are in like every other cell phone that's come out in the last 10 years.

And don't give me that "won't sync up correctly with email/calendar" BS... Time zones are stored on messages/events in MS Exchange.

I know it's a small gripe for such a great phone, but I travel to a different city/country almost every week and I have called in late or completely missed meetings because I got used to all my previous phones updating automatically.

Last edited by taztex : 09-05-2008 at 11:06 AM.
Offline  
Old 09-05-2008, 01:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Frank Castle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: MA
Model: 9930
PIN: PM Me!
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,073
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Isn't the setting under Options, Date/Time, Date/Time Source:

Used for the timezone change? I have mine to network and swore it adjusted when I moved from EST to MTN
Offline  
Old 09-11-2008, 05:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Romania
Model: 7130g
OS: v4.1.0.31
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Orange Romania
Posts: 57
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Things I loved about the iPhone.

- Friend takes a photo of me and my girlfriend. Not being a techy person, I try to transfer the photo from her iPhone to my Windows Mobile PDA. No luck. I call-up a good friend who is an uber apple geek/guru and ask him to help. Answer: You can't do that. Try sending it by email. But email wasn't configured on the phone. I thought about MMS then. That wasn't available also.

- NO copy & paste? Seriously? This one is enough for me.

- No videocalls and they call it 3G? I do like to place video calls from time to time.

Not to mention is costs around $400 on a $80 monthly subscription.
Offline  
Old 09-11-2008, 09:12 AM   #15 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
test54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Model: AAPL
OS: iPhone
Carrier: is Better than BB :)
Posts: 3,633
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

WM pda? ouch lost me at that. Also no BB has video calling, and yes 3G on it is fast, fast enough to send an email if you or your friend had taken the 30 seconds to set up email.
__________________
"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." - unknown
Offline  
Old 09-11-2008, 09:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Frank Castle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: MA
Model: 9930
PIN: PM Me!
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,073
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I think Bold/Iphone will represent a small portion of the overall consumer market mainly due to price. The new pearl flip and the LG rumor are very consumer focused and if priced right will sell like crazy.
Offline  
Old 09-11-2008, 02:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Romania
Model: 7130g
OS: v4.1.0.31
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Orange Romania
Posts: 57
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

@test54: WM has a good choice, as BB is only available in my country in the past 2 years or so. I need something I could use for email/calendar/tasks/notes, and integrate with Outlook.
I don't miss the videocall on my BB. I can't really pretend more for the $28 I paid for it
As for the iPhone ... I don't feel like going through much hassle, just to beam 1 photo.

@jletendre: In my country (Romania), the iPhone starts from around $300 (on a $90 monthly subscription) and can end up as high as $1000 without a subscription.
I can get a wonderfull BB and an ASUS Eeepc for thay money, and be better off.
Offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 05:16 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: Atrix
OS: 2.2.2
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 95
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I like the iPhone because it is extremely easy to use and the browser kicks butt.. But, I never would have bought one, my sister gave it to me for my bday. I don't do business on it, just personal stuff. Just one email. And it works fine... I am still very curious about BlackBerrries...hence coming to this forum. Both my brother and my mom have/have had them...and my mom wouldn't give hers up for the iPhone...
__________________
I would rather be rock climbing
Offline  
Old 09-18-2008, 06:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Romania
Model: 7130g
OS: v4.1.0.31
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Orange Romania
Posts: 57
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

@Christie83: Don't you know it's a good thing to listen to your mom? ;)
Offline  
Old 09-19-2008, 09:36 AM   #20 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: Atrix
OS: 2.2.2
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 95
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hahaha!
__________________
I would rather be rock climbing
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.