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Old 07-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Well ofcourse you're going to get BB responses on a blackberry forum lol.

But yes ofcourse i'd say that the Bold is the best phone on the market and iphones are more of a fad.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Over the years I've used the 8700, 8800 and currently the 8330. I've considered the Bold and I'm looking forward to the Storm 2; however, I did buy my wife an iPhone when they were first released.

Overall - I understand that the bb will be more of a hard core business device - but I can't help being drawn to the iPhone's sex appeal - the simple design - the simplicity in use - and that beautiful screen.

I wish the Storm - at the very least - had the same size (or larger) screen! That might make me stay with BB.

Also - with the new mobileMe service - the iPhone will have a pseudo BIS/BES functionality.

Hmmmm - I'll wait for the Storm 2 - but I find my self growing weaker . . .

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The Storm actually has a higher resolution then iPhone. I use a Bold, iPhone and now a Tour. I have tried for almost 2 years to just go iPhone only and after a day or two I just go back to Blackberry as typing on an iPhone all day is just painful unless the responses are very brief. iPhone is definately more prosumer and is great at a number of things but I'll take BB email functionality anyday.

The OP seemed to be in the legal profession and I'd rather have a BB to get me through the day then hope the iPhone lasted a full day in court. The BB calendar app is easier to use as well.

There ARE a number of apps for BB and many weather related ones. Unsure on the directtv app but http://m.directv.com is out there.

BB has some good browser alternatives coming as well with Skyfire looking very good.

I think your best bet is visit your carrier stores and see what device functionality wise works for you
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:52 PM   #25 (permalink)
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OP, it seems like you may have answered your question already. If you want a more realistic browser, iphone is the winner there.

I originally started with a Palm smartphone and made the transition to the blackberry. What I can tell you is that I love my blackberry bold because it is more practical. We may all become dazzled by the iphone and it does have an appeal that draws the consumer in. I chose the blackberry because it can multitask. I have a program for managing my accounts (Ascendo Money), password manager (Ascendo Datavault), task manager (todomatrix) and you just can't top the push email. I am a medical student and I get emails instantly on my bold. I can respond to emails, open documents, edit word documents, open excel spreadsheets, install a 16gb memory card for music, plug my blackberry into my head unit of my car (listen to mp3s) etc etc. I dont really browse the web that often, so for me that is one of the deal breakers.

The iPhone can do many of the aforementioned things and there is a ton of applications for it. One crucial question you must ask yourself is will you plan on typing a lot on the device? If you type a lot, do not get an iphone. This was another deal breaker for me. Honestly, If I had the money, I would probably buy both devices because they would serve different functions. I would use the iphone for flashiness, skype and video games. Then again, the blackberry hase google voice but that is another story.

In my opinion, the bootom line is that the blackberry is more business like and for those who are savvy in technology. The iphone is more of a novelty device which is cool and simplistic. Each have there own purpose.......

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