BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2010, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 158
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default Remind me WHY my next phone should be a BB

Please Login to Remove!

I've been using the Bold now on AT&T for about 18 months. I originally had a curve and HATED it. I sold that and jumped on the iPhone (the original Edge model) bandwagon when they first came out. It was alright but I didn't think it was cut out for what I wanted it to do with a cell phone so I sold it and along came the Bold.

Now that Apple took their heads out of their asses and developed a better phone I've been considering switching over to the 3GS but I'm still not sure if that's going to be a smart move.

Is there any new BB devices coming out on AT&T?
Should I take on the 3GS? Remind me why I shouldn't!
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
tsac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: 10.010219
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 8,121
Post Thanks: 38
Thanked 556 Times in 551 Posts
Default

There are always new phones coming out so if you have the money, have at it.
__________________
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button


9810 BES
Z10 on BES
9700 BIS
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Model: 9930
OS: 7.1.0.163
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 4,351
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 249 Times in 240 Posts
Default

If you have to ask, then it's not right device for you. Get the iPhone.
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Appleinator
 
Dubdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Hampshire
Model: App5
OS: AJBR549
PIN: Ask
Carrier: ATT & Verizon
Posts: 20,016
Post Thanks: 54
Thanked 778 Times in 740 Posts
Default

Get what is right for you. For us, the BB is what is right. We shouldn't be trying to talk you or anyone else into getting one.
__________________
-->>BB FAQ

-->>Stinsonddog's Tip Site!

-->>Twitter


If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button.!!
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
tsac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: 10.010219
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 8,121
Post Thanks: 38
Thanked 556 Times in 551 Posts
Default

Lets start a rumor. NEW device from RIMAPPLE.. an I-BERRYPAD then everyone will be happy
__________________
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button


9810 BES
Z10 on BES
9700 BIS
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Texas
Model: 9800
PIN: 22CFDD07
Carrier: At&t
Posts: 32
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'm like you in that I have the 2G iphone I like and still have it I'm probably going to upgrade the iphone when it finally dies. But I have 2 lines and I like touch screen phones so I went and got an unlocked storm 2. I'm happy with it as well since it does what I wanted it to do. I would love to get the official At&t storm if it ever comes out but I get a feeling that it's not likely too for several years as I'm sure that verizon and Rim have a deal for a while just as apple has one with At&t even thou we all know it'll end just as the other BB devices eventually migrate to other carriers. It's just good business in the end it's up to you.
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 08:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Jagga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto
Model: Z10
Carrier: Lord Rogers - 107
Posts: 862
Post Thanks: 6
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

As previously stated: Get WHAT serves your needs best since its YOUR Dollar($) that's going to be spent and your ass on the line when you wanna skip out no the contract.

For me - personally:
1. I did try the iPhone 3GS (Primary & sole phone)
it lacked proper PIM management & efficient PIM data entry. I'm actually considering THINGS (a great app for iPhone, btw) on my uMB_Al & Mac Mini as iCal is lacking unless sync'd.
2. Battery life - just appalling now a days for a smartphone; consider better environmentally friendly laptops/desktops from Apple.
3. Spurious inputs occurred more frequently with cream from my face and with screensaver (high quality) applied. The former was resolved with a headset - but call quality suffered using Apple's headphones or any other 3.5mm headset (AE seems to be the best). The latter was needed due to serious boughts of gaming.
4. Call quality using stock or many 3rd party headsets was atrocious.
^ these are the most common drawbacks of iPhone; and I'm very sure BlackBerry's have theirs as well.

Again search out YOUR needs and see what happy iPhone users grumble about their favorite phone.
__________________
Senior help desk administrator (rim_db_admin_sr_helpdesk)
Serious Mobile
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 08:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
BlackBerryForums.com Super Moderator
 
SteveO86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Florida
Model: 9650
OS: 6.0.0.280
PIN: I heard it drop!
Carrier: VZW BIS
Posts: 6,534
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Default

You gotta get the phone that is right for you.

If your happy with BlackBerry then stick with it.
__________________
8830 -> 8330 -> 9550 -> 9650
Just think about how far BlackBerries have come from then till now... And what else is coming.

Follow me on Twitter
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 08:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

I"m a huge Mac fanboy. I probably have one of everything Apple has ever made. I even collect some older PowerBooks. One of my prizes is the 2400 "Comet" (180 MHz 603e processor!). The one device I never got hooked on is the iPhone. I need a physical keypad. I can't stand typing on Apple's virtual keyboard. And with email/sms being my primary need, BlackBerry is the logical choice for me.

It's all about choosing what works for you.
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 09:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: Droid
OS: Google!
PIN: PONG???
Carrier: verizon
Posts: 1,555
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsac View Post
Lets start a rumor. NEW device from RIMAPPLE.. an I-BERRYPAD then everyone will be happy
wait

you dont have the new ibbpad? i know app/rim sent it to me like 3 months ago.
Offline  
Old 04-11-2010, 09:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 158
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Thanks for all the great replies.

I'd have to agree, one of the biggest flaws with the iPhone is fact that it doesn't have physical buttons to push. It makes it difficult for me to use but was something I was able to get used too.

I've weighed out the pros/cons between my Bold and a new 3GS and I still think what I use the phone the most for (email, sms, mms) the Blackberry is the better phone. I do however really like browsing the web more with an iPhone and that is starting to be come more of a depend in my life right now. I also like the camera on the 3GS.

I'm due for an upgrade and I just cant decide on getting the Bold 2, the 3GS or possibly waiting for another RIM phone for AT&T.

I guess I was just looking for some encouragement lol.
Offline  
Old 04-12-2010, 06:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
EPIC MOD
 
ezrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Virginia Beach
Model: ZED10
OS: DOS 3.1
PIN: INK STICK
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 12,214
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (well lookie here!)

I'm ready to switch out from the 9000. The current 9700 is a great device but to small I prefer the 88xx/9000 size. So EZ awaits the next larger BB hopefully there will be one
__________________
ZED 10
Offline  
Old 04-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
johnling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: MI, USA
Model: 9700
OS: .714
PIN: Cushion
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 372
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jDMJeRk View Post
Should I take on the 3GS? Remind me why I shouldn't!
BB = Priceless!

Everything Else = Junk!
__________________
Thanks,
johnling


9700, 8520 & Pearl -T-Mobile
Offline  
Old 04-12-2010, 04:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

have had the 9000 for about 12 months, definitely ditching it for a iPhone 4G / HD when it comes out.

I like the BB but, RIM is so slow to develop anything timely to remain relevant.
Offline  
Old 04-12-2010, 05:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Capt Jack Sparrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Model: 8330
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 17
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Blackberry is like a Colt, if it's neither one, it's simply a copy.
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher; if it's in English, thank a soldier.
Offline  
Old 04-12-2010, 06:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragin Caucasian View Post
have had the 9000 for about 12 months, definitely ditching it for a iPhone 4G / HD when it comes out.

I like the BB but, RIM is so slow to develop anything timely to remain relevant.
If you're looking at it from the "coolest bling" angle, then the iPhone HD is going to be the bomb. I prefer to look, not at what's relevant, but at what works best for me.
Offline  
Old 04-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: Droid
OS: Google!
PIN: PONG???
Carrier: verizon
Posts: 1,555
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

if you need to be convinced you need a bb then a bb is not for you.
Offline  
Old 04-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 158
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wabbit View Post
if you need to be convinced you need a bb then a bb is not for you.
Eh I like the Bold but I dont think the 9700 is going to be money well spent and that is the only other better BB out right now for ATT...
Offline  
Old 04-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,875
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts
Default

You're thinking in the right direction - look at the device for what you want it to do. How about a pseudo compromise? Get the BB for the email/sms stuff, and get an iTouch for the browser.
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 04-13-2010, 07:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
Latino Hasta La Muerte
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denville, NJ.
Model: 7250
OS: 4.1
PIN: G!!!
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 9,022
Post Thanks: 50
Thanked 303 Times in 291 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by juwaack68 View Post
You're thinking in the right direction - look at the device for what you want it to do. How about a pseudo compromise? Get the BB for the email/sms stuff, and get an iTouch for the browser.
That's what I did, but the iTouch is really an iPad in my case.
I have ALL KINDS of Mac issues!
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.