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Old 06-29-2007, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I love my Mac and my iPod but I also love my new BB 8830 which is just one week old. So far I don't find myself all that tempted by the iPhone because the BB handles email so well and VZW to me just has a better network.

I'm just wondering how tempted other Mac/BB users are by the iPhone.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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come on we have enough iphone threads already geez...
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Not tempted at all..... Drop it once and you will have a nice shiny broken device....
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Not even the least bit tempted. Doesn't meet my needs.
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Not at all. The Curve serves my needs.
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Not tempted at all..... Drop it once and you will have a nice shiny broken device....
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yes im sure those incompetent fools at apple dont test their devices before they sell them....
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Not tempted at all..... Drop it once and you will have a nice shiny broken device....
drop it once and you'll have a nice shiney BRICK for a paperweight.
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not at all. i love my bb! i'll wait at least another year or two before making the transition.
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yes im sure those incompetent fools at apple dont test their devices before they sell them....
i am willing to bet money that this is true. they rely on the "apple community", a bunch of ppl who have nothing better to do but spend money on their products and then spend hours on their discussion groups tickling their b@lls about what it does or doesn't do.....they don't even help each other !

i admit, i was a victim of this horrific act of selective ignorance when i bought an apple product....i am still waiting in line to get admitted into the rehab group for this, but the line is long......LMAO

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No way in hell would I want one. Apple has a long history of releasing hardware before it is fully debugged. If you want a good laugh, go look at the discussion groups on Apple's support website. The iPhone has been out for only 4.5 hours and the threads describing problems are many.

I have been a Mac user for many years, but I know better than to buy a new piece of Mac hardware before it has gone through the first few revisions.

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I have to admit that I would like one to play around with. I do like Mac OSX on my iBook. But as a Mac user, I will still admit that most apple products are consumer grade and not corporate.

For work, I use a Windows laptop and a Blackberry. My Curve is the best smartphone I have used. It does everything I need it to for work and play. The camera and media functions that my 8700 (and 7290 before that) lacked are enough for me. An iPhone would be a nice toy, but a poor investment for me. I need to carry my Blackberry with me for access to corp mail, calendar, contacts which just wouldn't be possible with another device.

I think RIM has come a long way in the last year, and now they are starting to recognize the consumer market while mixing it in with a well rounded business device.

So, if I were given an iPhone... I would use it for sure, on the weekends or on holidays. But during the week and when I need to be in touch with work, I'll keep my Curve on my belt!
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Go see my recent post in the thread "unlocking iphone"
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Both an iPhone and 8703e are sitting in front of me. I said before I got the iPhone that there is no way I would replace the BB with it. That's still definitely true. (I don't even intend to hold onto the iPhone for very long... just testing it)

That said, I think for the majority of consumers, the iPhone is a much better device for everyday needs than what RIM is currently offering. Yes, it's absolutely in its infancy, but I think it has achieved what many people are looking for.

I can't imagine someone who is addicted to a BB being happy switching to an iPhone.

This is just my $.02.

As for the iPhone breaking the first time it's dropped, that happened to my first 8703e... i'd be surprised if the same fall would cause any damage to the iPhone. It's not that I'm especially enamored with the durability of said phone, I just think there needs to be perspective... the BB's are not impervious to breakage.
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Both an iPhone and 8703e are sitting in front of me. I said before I got the iPhone that there is no way I would replace the BB with it. That's still definitely true. (I don't even intend to hold onto the iPhone for very long... just testing it)

That said, I think for the majority of consumers, the iPhone is a much better device for everyday needs than what RIM is currently offering. Yes, it's absolutely in its infancy, but I think it has achieved what many people are looking for.

I can't imagine someone who is addicted to a BB being happy switching to an iPhone.

This is just my $.02.

As for the iPhone breaking the first time it's dropped, that happened to my first 8703e... i'd be surprised if the same fall would cause any damage to the iPhone. It's not that I'm especially enamored with the durability of said phone, I just think there needs to be perspective... the BB's are not impervious to breakage.
Ive dropped a couple blackberrys up to six feet with out damage other than scratches.
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not at all..why be tempted if I do have the curve
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Ive dropped a couple blackberrys up to six feet with out damage other than scratches.
I don't doubt that at all - my old 7520 was rock solid... however, the keyboard of my 8703 broke within a week due to a very slight fall. My replacement has held up very well since October (granted I've been much more careful).

I'm not trying to make a point that RIM's handhelds are not built well... simply that the iPhone isn't necessarily any more fragile than other handhelds depending on the particular fall. I actually think we're going in the wrong direction as far as durability goes with handhelds in general, but I guess this is the price to pay for more "features" being stuffed into them.
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I don't doubt that at all - my old 7520 was rock solid... however, the keyboard of my 8703 broke within a week due to a very slight fall. My replacement has held up very well since October (granted I've been much more careful).

I'm not trying to make a point that RIM's handhelds are not built well... simply that the iPhone isn't necessarily any more fragile than other handhelds depending on the particular fall. I actually think we're going in the wrong direction as far as durability goes with handhelds in general, but I guess this is the price to pay for more "features" being stuffed into them.
technology isnt cheap and mostly isnt durable the more features we pile in the more fragile it will become
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I've tried the iPhone a few times in an Apple store. I don't think the phone is very loud. My 8830 is significantly louder. And I am not willing to leave Verizon.
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Keep in mind that the iphone display is made of glass...if it breaks, it has to go back to apple for repair, unless they trained apple geniuses to replace it at the stores. If this device was a RIM product, i would have bought one.
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