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Old 08-30-2007, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got an iPhone as a gift so I could not turn it down and it is an impressive piece of technology. I have my iPod, camera, email, etc, etc. It is glossy and pretty and the internet is pretty impressive. I have found myself reading message boards on it, which I never liked doing on my BB. My last BB was an 8800.

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I already have an iPod and refuse to buy an ADAPTER for the headphone jack so I can play my iPhone in my car. Why would I as I already have an 80GB iPod? My gf has had to add a 1,500 SMS plan to her account so we can IM back in forth because, OH WAIT, I CAN'T IM with my iPhone. I will admit that the way the iPhone does SMS is pretty cool, ESPECIALLY if you are sending it to a person with a BB as you can type as many characters as you want in the "SMS" on the iPhone and if sent to a person with a BB, it will show up as a single message in their inbox.

So TECHNICALLY, my IM issue is solved for the FEW people I know who have BBs. For everyone else, they will get stacked SMS messages from me and may or may not have to pay for them..

Jive Talk is the best IM client I have ever used and I LOVED it on the BB as it was FLAWLESS. It is technically available on the iPhone but OH WAIT, Apple will not let anyone load 3P apps without HACKING the phone so JT, for example, has to be run via Safari...which means I have to leave Safari OPEN on my iPhone to truly IM but WAIT, don't step away for a minute as Safari will shut down and BYE BYE IM awareness!!

I have not used the camera, I have used the iPod less than 10 times, I HAVE shown photos but the BB actually can do this quite well...

One of my biggest gripes and maybe a bit weird is that the iPhone has nothing to compare to the Password Keeper on the BB. I have TONS of IDs and PWs and while the "Notes" could be used to store all this information, it cannot be PW-protected so I lose my iPhone someone can login to my credit card accounts...uhhhhhh, NO.

Using a Mac at home I will admit the overall sync is pretty sweet between my calendar, iTunes, Contacts, etc...but the BB does ALL of this just as well IMO.

I loved my 8800 and hear the 8820 is coming out soon and even read somewhere that a Curve with GPS may be out soon. When I got my iPhone ALLLLLLLL I heard was there would be this update or that update coming and we would IM this or that app or whatever. I have seen NONE of this. I know it has not beeen long but some of these are features that should have been there day 1. YouTube is cool and all but.....

The iPhone is gorgeous and the screen has held up beyond what I ever could have imagined but I just may not be the target market for this device.. I am wondering if anyone who has used a BB is the target market for this device actually. The iPhone does A LOT right and has been just as stable as any BB but coming from a BB and enjoying what a BB does well, it is hard to stay away from the BB family.

So how long before that Curve with the GPS is coming out........?
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Dawgfan, welcome (almost) home.

**moving to rants and rave section**
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Dawgfan, welcome (almost) home.

**moving to rants and rave section**
That's cool. I didn't even pay enough attention to know there was a rants nd raves section. My bad.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No bad done, except that Ga Dawg deal.
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Nice write up Dawgfan! Just non-technical enough to easily understand
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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See us dawgs can learn.
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grumble whats that for?
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He makes Mensa and gets a fan????
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ok, I'll save it for Sept 22nd.
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Curve with GPS September 24th
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He makes Mensa and gets a fan????
lmao now thats funny
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I also started using the iphone and seriously missed the BB's abilities for messaging. I went back to tmo and picked up a BB only plan for 29.95 and they credited my cancellation fee (was within 90 days) toward that account.
So for a while i have at&t +tmo bb until i can figure out what to do.
But I had the same experience as you - the screen keyboard just doesn't cut it either. Too many mistakes + corrections on iphone. I can triple tap on a nokia faster...
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lmao now thats funny
I just got it..

Obviously a waaaaaays to go before I hit mensa.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I also started using the iphone and seriously missed the BB's abilities for messaging. I went back to tmo and picked up a BB only plan for 29.95 and they credited my cancellation fee (was within 90 days) toward that account.
So for a while i have at&t +tmo bb until i can figure out what to do.
But I had the same experience as you - the screen keyboard just doesn't cut it either. Too many mistakes + corrections on iphone. I can triple tap on a nokia faster...
The good thing is that if I decide to sell the iPhone they are going for good $$ used. I have the 8GB and it is in flawless condition and can easily bring over $400. The most messed up part of it is that if you are buying an iPhone you are almost better off buying a slightly used one that you KNOW will not have dead pixels, restart issues, screen issues, etc. This WILL be in my selling description if I go that route.

I thought I wanted a Curve with GPS but now am not sure. I could end up going back to the 88xx.
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I will trade you a LunkJr (he can do yard work) and his 8100 for that iPhone!

Should I post this in the Buy, Sell, Trade area?????
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I will trade you a LunkJr (he can do yard work) and his 8100 for that iPhone!

Should I post this in the Buy, Sell, Trade area?????
you really want one of those things?
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you really want one of those things?
Not even if you gave it to me for free.... On 2nd thought, I could sell it on eBay
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I go to Kentucky for a week and it's gone! Should we hold a wake?
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Not even if you gave it to me for free.... On 2nd thought, I could sell it on eBay
Ok I wasnt sure I was gonna have you commited lol
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