Yep, same as the first generation iPhones! I've had no fewer than 4 separate experiences, where I was with a colleague, both of us on AT&T. He/she was using a first generation iPhone, I had my BB 8310. I had totally solid reception and was using my phone, while they were unable to make calls. On two of the occasions I actually loaned them my BlackBerry so they could place an important phone call they were unable to make on their iPhone.
Admittedly, the iPhone is absolutely world class with certain capabilities, like web browsing and multimedia player. I really think objectively, here's the deal:
- Multimedia player: iPhone - A, BB - C-
- Internet browsing: iPhone - A, BB - C
- Push email: iPhone - D, BB - A
- Basic cell phone: iPhone - C-, BB - A
So, the question is, what do you use your cell phone/PDA for? Here's my priority list:
- Push email
- Web browsing
- Multimedia player
Makes the choice pretty simple, for me at least.