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Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-03-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 26,658
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Oh pardon me. I didn't think I came off as...

Oh pardon me. I didn't think I came off as hostile at all. Sorry I am making sense. Close away. Wouldn't want the iPhone guy to make sense now would we?

Alex
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 08-03-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 26,658
Posted By Alex Alexzander
What exactly are you disputing? If I have...

What exactly are you disputing? If I have exchange server and a PC client, the PC client is not getting email through a NOC. Your blackberry is, not your PC. My point is, because your PC and iPhone...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 07-29-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 26,658
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I really have to question the whole corporate...

I really have to question the whole corporate email thing where many say the BlackBerry shines. I very often get an email in which someone is calling my attention to many areas with highlights or...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 07-16-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,994
Posted By Alex Alexzander
RIM was downgraded to under perform...

RIM was downgraded to under perform today:

AppleInsider | BlackBerry maker downgraded in light of blistering iPhone sales...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 07-16-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,994
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Investments are assets that yield a profit....

Investments are assets that yield a profit. Buying a phone, a car, or objects that do not appreciate in value are not investments. They are liabilities.

Alex
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 07-15-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I switched from the 8310. Alex

I switched from the 8310.

Alex
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 07-15-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,080
Posted By Alex Alexzander
In addition to 1,000,000 iPhones sold in just a...

In addition to 1,000,000 iPhones sold in just a single weekend, Apple also sold and distributed 10,000,000 applications through the itunes store. Developers are no doubt very happy with the return...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 07-13-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 25,536
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I'd reply, use your imagination, but....

I'd reply, use your imagination, but....
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 07-13-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 25,536
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I switched from BlackBerry to iPhone about 6 or 7...

I switched from BlackBerry to iPhone about 6 or 7 months ago. I am not 100% sure when, but it's been a good while. At the time I switched, I had been running the following apps for the...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 06-16-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,932
Posted By Alex Alexzander
So you are saying the memory space for the...

So you are saying the memory space for the blackberry is comparable to that of the iPhone?

I had the Oxford dictionary on my blackberry and that one app, took such a large amount of memory, 11 MBs,...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 06-15-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,932
Posted By Alex Alexzander
all blackberry's have hardly any memory space for...

all blackberry's have hardly any memory space for applications.

Watch as the iPhone software out-classes the BB. Sorry, but all of this doesn't compare to the quality of software, to which you are...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 06-13-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,567
Posted By Alex Alexzander
As some may know I am a past BlackBerry user and...

As some may know I am a past BlackBerry user and a big proponent of RexWireless ToDoMatrix. Since switching to Mac I asked RexWireless if they had plans to port to the iPhone. They were looking into...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-22-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Alex Alexzander
RIM allows Indian government to monitor...

RIM allows Indian government to monitor Blackberry network
by Nilay Patel, posted May 22nd 2008 at 2:28PM

Well, it took longer than 15 days to reach a resolution, but apparently RIM is going to back...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-22-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Research In Motion May Hand Crypto Keys To Indian Government

Research In Motion May Hand Crypto Keys To Indian Government

Research In Motion May Hand Crypto Keys To Indian Government - Security Blog - InformationWeek...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-13-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I go way past lunch as well. I last about two...

I go way past lunch as well. I last about two days or one day if my use is very heavy. Every now again I hear of some BlackBerry user or some iPhone user with odd battery life. There is typically...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-12-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Well heck, I thought everyone knew about these...

Well heck, I thought everyone knew about these guys. Maybe BBforums should get them to sponsor the site so they can make a few bucks here and support the forum. I didn't mean to become a commercial....
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-12-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I'm sure if you had one replaced, broke the next...

I'm sure if you had one replaced, broke the next one, or somehow raised eye brows they might deny you. But seriously speaking, you can drop it off a roof. You just have to be able to prove the phone...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-12-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Do you use a PC or a Mac at work? Can those be...

Do you use a PC or a Mac at work? Can those be hacked? Do you still use them?

Yes, Yes, and Yes.

The OS was hacked. If Apple wanted to secure the data, all they'd need to do is encrypt the file...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-12-2008, 10:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I own 2 blackberry phones. Both sitting a drawer....

I own 2 blackberry phones. Both sitting a drawer. The 8800 and the 8310. That 9000 does nothing for me. I wouldn't trade the current iPhone for the 9000, let alone the future iPhone.

The software...
Forum: General 9000 Series Discussion - Bold 05-12-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,427
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Just to correct what you said. The iPhone is...

Just to correct what you said. The iPhone is insurable. I have a policy on mine with a company called SquareTrade. And if I drop it, smash it, close a car door on it, or otherwise, I only need to be...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-05-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,007
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Well, I carry a laptop case around. In that case...

Well, I carry a laptop case around. In that case I carry a kindle, a small camera, and a MacBook. I own a DS, but rarely play it. I have a PSP which hasn't been touched in quite a while. I should...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-05-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,007
Posted By Alex Alexzander
You could go with both, but in my experience what...

You could go with both, but in my experience what will likely happen is you will pick one of the two, and just stop using the loser. I had a Mac and a PC for the same reasons as you. The Mac ended up...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 05-05-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,925
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I completely understand the notion of "not...

I completely understand the notion of "not another BlackBerry killer." That same kind of thing happens with the iPod from Apple. So many iPod killers have come and gone that I often feel like just...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-25-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 32,147
Posted By Alex Alexzander
The way these Skype clients work on the...

The way these Skype clients work on the blackberry is pretty simple. You log into skype via the blackberry. If you wish to send an IM it works over the data network. If you wish to make an actual...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 04-12-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,655
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I think I have been switched now for 2 months...

I think I have been switched now for 2 months from a BlackBerry 8310. I agree insofar as the email being PUSH is perhaps the best feature the BlackBerry has. I would add to that in all fairness by...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 03-15-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,914
Posted By Alex Alexzander
When I bought my generation-one iPod I used to...

When I bought my generation-one iPod I used to work in Downtown San Francisco as a network consultant. I have an apartment very close to BART which is San Francisco's underground train system. It's...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-14-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,815
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I'm not sure either. Which is why I saw it's best...

I'm not sure either. Which is why I saw it's best to watch the quarterly results and see if volumes are increasing steadily or not.

-Alex
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-14-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,815
Posted By Alex Alexzander
To date they have already sold more than 4...

To date they have already sold more than 4 million iPhones. In contrast, there are over 11 million BlackBerry users. But consider how little time Apple has been selling the iPhone. It's not hard to...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-14-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,218
Posted By Alex Alexzander
The easiest way to compare the difference between...

The easiest way to compare the difference between the iPhone and BlackBerry can be summed up as follows:

First, take the strengths of each:

EMail: iPhone - Good, visual, uses intervals to check for...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-14-2008, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,218
Posted By Alex Alexzander
The iPhone syncs with the Mac the same way an...

The iPhone syncs with the Mac the same way an iPod does. You activate your iPhone via iTunes. You sync email, calendar, address book, etc through iTunes. You even do your updates for the iPhone via...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-13-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,815
Posted By Alex Alexzander
The keyboard was my main issue as well. If you go...

The keyboard was my main issue as well. If you go back on my reasons for dismissing the iPhone, I said over and over again that tactile keyboards are the way to go.

Let me give you some raw data so...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 02-12-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,815
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I have been posting on these forums for a god...

I have been posting on these forums for a god while. Not as long as some of you, but a good while. I bought an 8800 and later an 8310. I have said a few things about the iPhone after having used a...
Forum: General Legacy Device Discussion 01-30-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,641
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I also went from the 8800 to 8310. Fantastic...

I also went from the 8800 to 8310. Fantastic product, you'll love it. Don't bother trying to decide this, the 8310 is the correct form-factor. It's smaller, fits in your hand much better, and yet it...
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 01-25-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,801
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Perhaps a good way to consider the pros and cons...

Perhaps a good way to consider the pros and cons of each phone is to consider their strengths and weaknesses. Consider what they actualy mean to you.

With the BlackBerry, you have a perfect email...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 01-08-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Heck yeah! You can give it away, or better yet,...

Heck yeah! You can give it away, or better yet, throw it out a window and watch it smash into bits.

I had a Treo 650, and there were quite a few times I caught myself begging out loud to the phone...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 01-01-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I have not downloaded it, but it looks very nice....

I have not downloaded it, but it looks very nice. It is in beta?

-Alex
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-28-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,043
Posted By Alex Alexzander
You would know best what your time and efforts...

You would know best what your time and efforts are worth to you. But I imagine you liked the phone since you took the time to join the forum here and relay your experiences.

Glad it all worked out...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,043
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I don't trust those bars at all. They merely mean...

I don't trust those bars at all. They merely mean the a signal is present. From my technical point of view, it's like saying the internet should work flawlessly because I can ping the router and get...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 12-28-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,043
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I am a former field tech, and I also feel this is...

I am a former field tech, and I also feel this is likely a connection issue. It could be the phone simply didn't make good contact with a signal for t-mobile. And if you were attaching to wifi,...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-26-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I tried it a while back. I asked for a refund...

I tried it a while back. I asked for a refund from Handango and got it. Couple things wrong right off the bat. The Manual is written entirely for Windows, Palm, Symbian. There isn't a screen shot or...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-25-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,684
Posted By Alex Alexzander
It's somewhat odd from my point of view to hear...

It's somewhat odd from my point of view to hear about 83xx units that feel not so well constructed. I bought an 8800 from the AT&T store about 6 months ago or so. I felt like it was perfect, slim,...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-25-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Amazon!! They sell DRM free MP3s as well. -Alex

Amazon!!

They sell DRM free MP3s as well.

-Alex
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-25-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,684
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I read somewhere that something like 33% of all...

I read somewhere that something like 33% of all BlackBerry owners are using it for non business consumer uses. And that these are the same kinds of people that want a great web experience, good music...
Forum: Rumor Mill 12-25-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,684
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I have to agree. A good friend is all about web...

I have to agree. A good friend is all about web access. He used to own a side kick because he liked the browser on it. He switched to the iPhone specifically for the browser, which is indeed one of...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-25-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Alex Alexzander
That's a fantastic price. I am going to look at...

That's a fantastic price. I am going to look at this. Hopefully, SharePoint is also priced well.

Thanks,

Alex
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-25-2007, 02:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,650
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Thank you!! -Alex

Thank you!!

-Alex
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-25-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,650
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Coming from you, that means absolutely zero to...

Coming from you, that means absolutely zero to me. Wow, some world leading skills there.

-Alex
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-25-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,650
Posted By Alex Alexzander
Perhaps because you can't write countless...

Perhaps because you can't write countless paragraphs at all. Not something to be proud of.

-Alex
Forum: BlackBerry Versus 12-24-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,650
Posted By Alex Alexzander
iGen, and your iGen will be running the...

iGen, and your iGen will be running the country...

Oh Pa leez...

You guys have zero footprint in the enterprise. You're strictly a consumer presence. You have an international share of just about...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-24-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 743
Posted By Alex Alexzander
I like hosted myself. But depending on how much...

I like hosted myself. But depending on how much email you get, it may or may not be right for you. I use Mail2web hosted exchange which is $14.95 for a 1 GB hosted exchange, and another $14.95 for...
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