Originally Posted by MobileMind
Sorry you posted just before I put my edited post out. I am thinking about what would be better for a company generally and trying to draw out from people generally what arguments they would use discussing the use of a 9700 over a E-72. At the moment 9700 wins for me but the E-72 is a stronger challenger than the iPhone in my view for the business market.
Although the E72 is a great phone its too similar to the E71 (of which I've owned 3x). Its just not a good fit for business.
* Coding internal applications for E72 will be difficult if nobody knows Carbide.
* Calendar still pales in comparison for ease of entry, speed of entry, and managing complexity and integration into the core OS and how API's leverage this for other applications. You'd NEED SBSH apps to augment the Calendar to compare to BB.
* Calls .... its pathetic on S60 for BOTH 3rd Edition FP1/2 or 5th Edition (Symbian^1)! Sometimes incoming callers that are apart of your AddressBook just show as unknown ... a HUGE long-time bug that Nokia has failed to correct for the past 10yrs! Atrocious!
* Battery life is very close to BB but standby times are marginally close.
Coding applications for Blackberry is just amazing anyone with Java experience (J2ME/J2EE) will do just fine.
- BES is worth the money even for small business!
- Blackberry OS stability is the BEST in the business/consumer market.
My advice, check out the support forums for both BB vs S60 ... you might find even the die hard users of S60 (such as myself) leaving it for better personal/corporate use.
Maybe, MAYBE when Symbian Foundation updates the OS by Symbian^3/^4 later this year (next year for Symbian^4 to show up in devices) you could consider them.