Originally Posted by iJon
I'm founding this topic really helpful since I have an iPhone 3G and I was thinking in upgrading to the BB or the iPhone 3Gs.... Since the 3Gs is extremely expensive in the damn country I'm currently at, I was thinking the BB.... Basically I'm searching for excuses to buy the BB.... eheh xD
The physical keyboard is the major excuse, feels really good to have that.... Than the push emails is sounding pretty damn good as well :P keep adding excuses for me please :P eheh
If you get a Hosted Exchange service, which I very highly recommend, I think you'll really grow to love it. I just love the whole concept of not syncing. Because it is all done OTA. I have 259 contacts. Various businesses, partners, indirect clients, regular clients, etc. I enter those and a few seconds later they are in my blackberry.
I broke a crown and had to go to the dentist. A few times at that. I was at the dentist and had a follow up. I quickly entered the new appointment in my blackberry. Now it's in Exchange. Others can see I am busy, and when, pretty much instantly. Because it is all OTA.
I think for busy professionals, that work together with others and need immediate access to ever changing data, there is just no equal.
I had 3 major projects I was working on. Emails became reminders, which show up in my tasks, and thus my blackberry. I just don't know how I would be able to stay sane without this. I tried to do all this on the iPhone. Tasks and Memo sync wasn't there. 3rd party was slightly complicated.
I swear, RIM ought to follow me around for a day. I'd make a great commercial for this. I have been in so many almost unbelievable situations in which my Blackberry saves me. And I know if I feel this way, others are likely pushing it much further than I am.
My only worry is that I know we're all different. I have a friend who swears by the Sidekick. I have quite a few friends that tell me why the iPhone is great, but their reasons for me are all pointless and not at all what drives me.
Give it a try. You'll either love it or not.