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ep8703 07-10-2012 09:07 PM

iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
I posted this on crackberry I'm just trying to a good responds to the question before I make my decision so tell me what you guy's think
thanks

wait I know this has been around a few times. but its not what you think.
I have a change to get a BB 9930 on the sprint network. I can trade my iphone for 9930. what do you guy think of that trade. some people say Rim is circling the drain. thanks I haven't had a BB for over a year now and still miss it.

Dubdub 07-10-2012 09:38 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
Depends on how you plan to use the device and what your requirements are.

ep8703 07-10-2012 09:53 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
the usual nothing fancy, I have a few apps I would like to use on the BB all I see from apple is a lot of games. so email, texting hell I don't even go on the net that offend. I really only have one chance to try it been a trade there's no going back. if its buggy or have problems were I work or travel.

iansky 07-11-2012 09:39 AM

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I have come the other way and traded my iPhone 4 in for the Blackberry Bold 9900 without regret.

The iphone is a great piece of kit but is more of a swiss army knife than a phone, the Blackberry for me offers the following advantages:

1. A quality tactile Qwerty keyboard that is superb (not happy with virtual one on iPhone)
2. Superb messaging & Email characteristics with a faster delivery than iPhone on same network
3. Better signal and call quality than the iPhone
4. More secure for corporate use

After owning iPhones since launch, I realised I was using them for games/videos/music and not for communication so my monthly costs were not being utilised for effective communication but more for downloads/apps etc.

I got to the point where I decided I wanted a small tactile phone that I would use for communicating and the 9900 does that better than any phone I have owned to date, add to that the almost instant Email / messaging and non voice communication is a breeze when voice is not practical - plus, I can now get a quality signal in areas the iphone would not!

At last a phone that does what it is supposed to rather than encouraging me to do things I don't need to do!

knottyrope 07-11-2012 10:24 AM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
get the Bold and get a playbook to compliment it

ep8703 07-15-2012 12:55 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
the iphone has a 3.5 screen vs the 2.8 on the 9930 how much in terms of size will I lose

dc/dc 07-15-2012 01:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ep8703 (Post 1782727)
the iphone has a 3.5 screen vs the 2.8 on the 9930 how much in terms of size will I lose

.7 inches exactly.

ep8703 07-15-2012 05:44 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
that's not much it looks like a lot more.

dc/dc 07-15-2012 07:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ep8703 (Post 1782748)
that's not much it looks like a lot more.

It's because of the screen ratio and number of pixels.

ep8703 07-17-2012 08:40 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
I'm getting a little gun shy :-o after reading some the post about problems with the 930. if I were getting it from sprint, with a 30 day trial I have no problem trying it. but on a trade I get one chance.:-(

dc/dc 07-18-2012 11:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ep8703 (Post 1782949)
I'm getting a little gun shy :-o after reading some the post about problems with the 930. if I were getting it from sprint, with a 30 day trial I have no problem trying it. but on a trade I get one chance.:-(

Then don't get it. I used my 9900 for only two months before going back to my iPhone.

knottyrope 07-18-2012 12:00 PM

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apple does a great job of putting training wheels on everything they make, so easy even a monkey can operate it. the other smartphones have more options in their apps which some find difficult.

we could go on for days about what is better, it about what is better for you.

list what you want to do and then choose which one fits the bill better

ep8703 07-23-2012 07:49 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
well I went and did it :-o and got the 9930 on sprint. now I'm the process of setting it up, boy how much I forgot.:? and were things were.
1 can you still hide icons you don't want to see.
2 and I use to be able to get all my message in one email box is this possible
3 and will it sync with gmail or outlook I prefer outlook :smile:
4 up date there one setting there should I install it.
5 case is a little chesses my one with the 9630 was better wonder if it will fit and be secure.
6 and the apps that made this decision to come back says my password is not correct which it is any thoughts on that
thanks.. I'm sure there will a few more question as I get into the phone.

dc/dc 07-23-2012 08:33 PM

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Are those questions or statements?

ep8703 07-23-2012 09:11 PM

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questions

knottyrope 07-24-2012 02:58 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ep8703 (Post 1783462)
well I went and did it :-o and got the 9930 on sprint. now I'm the process of setting it up, boy how much I forgot.:? and were things were.
1 can you still hide icons you don't want to see. YES
2 and I use to be able to get all my message in one email box is this possible YES
3 and will it sync with gmail or outlook I prefer outlook :smile: Either one, gmail can be done over the air
4 up date there one setting there should I install it. YEs updates can usually be good
5 case is a little chesses my one with the 9630 was better wonder if it will fit and be secure. The case might not fit as teh 9930 is wider and magnet might not be in same place
6 and the apps that made this decision to come back says my password is not correct which it is any thoughts on that you mean BBID? you can reset it via a PC if need be.
thanks.. I'm sure there will a few more question as I get into the phone.

congrats on the new device.

ep8703 07-24-2012 05:14 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
thanks... Here's one been new to the 9930 maybe its suppose to do this.?
I have rexwireless apps on my phone,to do matrix,idea matrix and the other ones they have. but it theses two that I get this message.
the application resource monitor has detected that the following app was draining blackberry resources. then it give the time.
and my option to press ok or pick do not monitor this
is this something I should look into turning off?.
oh and the big I was less then 25% at 12 noon today wow a few phone calls e-mail and gps
and I was dead that I cant live with any ideas what I can do.
thanks

dc/dc 07-24-2012 10:48 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ep8703 (Post 1783537)
thanks... Here's one been new to the 9930 maybe its suppose to do this.?
I have rexwireless apps on my phone,to do matrix,idea matrix and the other ones they have. but it theses two that I get this message.
the application resource monitor has detected that the following app was draining blackberry resources. then it give the time.
and my option to press ok or pick do not monitor this
is this something I should look into turning off?.
oh and the big I was less then 25% at 12 noon today wow a few phone calls e-mail and gps
and I was dead that I cant live with any ideas what I can do.
thanks

You can get an extended battery or something like a Mophie Juicepack, but that's cumbersome. The battery was a big reason I went back to iPhone from my 9900. RIM still has yet to figure out how to manage power on touchscreen devices. It's been bad since the 9500 series. My 9900, on a 2G network, would still only manage 6 hours or so with only a few phone calls and maybe 20 e-mails and SMS.

knottyrope 07-25-2012 09:07 AM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ep8703 (Post 1783537)
thanks... Here's one been new to the 9930 maybe its suppose to do this.?
I have rexwireless apps on my phone,to do matrix,idea matrix and the other ones they have. but it theses two that I get this message.
the application resource monitor has detected that the following app was draining blackberry resources. then it give the time.
and my option to press ok or pick do not monitor this
is this something I should look into turning off?.
oh and the big I was less then 25% at 12 noon today wow a few phone calls e-mail and gps
and I was dead that I cant live with any ideas what I can do.
thanks

Looks like you app is killing the battery

On device go to Options, Device, Application Management is a great way to see what your apps are doing with your CPU usage on Smartphone. Just slide top bar to CPU and see what is going on. Also touch the CPU menu to see other time variables. I found out that an app was eating away CPU cycles on mine

Disable Compression on media card? go to Options, Device, Storage

remember the esc key closes most apps, except for GPS and some chat clients. the other apps need to use menu and then exit or close. The farthest key to the right is a home key and does not close any apps per se but will end calls.

ep8703 07-25-2012 05:46 PM

Re: iphone vs 9930 sprint
 
I cant really see anything that's eating power it just keeps cycling
apps goes high and then come back down 2% 10 8 13 3 7 all percentages
free 80 91 89 87 89 percentages


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