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GrapesBanana 10-29-2012 11:32 AM

iPhone user, thinking of getting a Blackberry
Hey guys, I don't really know anything much about Blackberry so I hope you guys can help me out.

I currently own an iPhone, but I am thinking of replacing it with a Blackberry 9900. I got an iPhone before because of the internet browsing, touchscreen, I'm a great app user and most importantly, music. I'm not really sure yet what really made me want a Blackberry, but I think it's all about trying something new. What's stopping me from changing to a Blackberry before were the apps and music. I always use apps for games, social networking site and other stuff found on the app store, but since I rarely use apps for games now, I think it won't be a big deal going to a phone without apps with the games and features I want. Now, music is something I always bring, and because I have an iPhone and love their music app, I only bring one gadget with me when I go out. I can also buy an iTouch with my Blackberry, but I won't be comfortable with two gadgets.

And here are some questions I have for you guys. Hope you can help me out.

Would you go for an iPhone, or a Blackberry?

Is the quality of music good enough to match the quality of the iPhone? And is the music player good as well? (I never tried to play music on a Blackberry though)

Can you change the lock screen and home screen wallpapers with two different wallpapers?

What kind of lock screen does the Blackberry have?

I never had a Blackberry before and never got to try one out for a long time so if my questions are bad, I hope you guys can just excuse me. :smile: thanks in advance!

edit: Oh, and are there other things I should know about the phone I'm getting?

Dubdub 10-29-2012 12:12 PM

Re: iPhone user, thinking of getting a Blackberry
Stay with the iPhone. You won't be happy with a BB.

If you are still set on one, talk to your friends who have the device. Might just get better advice from them.

daphne 10-29-2012 02:31 PM

Re: iPhone user, thinking of getting a Blackberry
If you can, go to an ATT store, or any store that has BlackBerrys, and play with one - try it out and see what you think. There are plenty of apps for social networking. There are a lot of games, too. You can change the wallpaper as many times as you want, but not two on the same screen if that's what you meant.

I have an iPod Touch, but I listen to music on my BlackBerry instead. You can see the features and specs here for the 9900.
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aiharkness 10-30-2012 10:44 AM

Re: iPhone user, thinking of getting a Blackberry
My opinion, you likely won't be happy with the BlackBerry. You should use the smartphone that best meets your needs, and if you don't have a reason to switch (i.e. the 9900 would fill a need you have that isn't met with current device), then picking up a 9900 isn't a smart move.

On the other hand, if you have money burning a whole in your pocket, an itch you gotta scratch, whatever, and doing the smart thing isn't a factor here, then get the 9900 and see what it's like. I still think you won't be happy (given your description of yourself and your needs) but you will find out yourself. And if you go for it, you must post a followup.
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