Originally Posted by Trimix
Play around with your device to get used to it, and before you start making any changes. Firmware is stickied at the top of this forum, but generally you should be getting a pretty up to date version of the OS as is from AT&T at this point. AIM should be included in your phone.
Just out of curiosity, what made you switch from the iPhone over to a BB?
Well it was money primarily. I was entitled to an upgrade, and i needed quick cash. After selling my iphone 8gb first gen for 325 on ebay, i found i could not stick with a basic phone. Blackberry seemed the only logical choice, other than waiting till i afford the $200 dollar iphone 3g. For $50 im convinced this is the best possible phone for me.
The iphone was amazing. Like i said i would not have sold it but i needed the cash. Things i loved about the iPhone:
motion sensing technology (not when 3rd party apps used it) mostly when the phone knew i moved it so the screen would light up, way cool.
mp3 interface- crappy video support, but great music browsing. its going to be hard getting use to bb version.
included apps were simple- very clean no frills, yet they really worked.
apple design and status- really liked having an apple product to complement my macbook pro.
things i hated.
gimmicky touch screen- the virtual keyboard failed and i prefer button interface.
3rd party apps- with the exception of 5 free apps, the apps screamed junky homebrew and corporate cash-ins
iphone was hot after usage!
lack of hackabilty and customization, limited options, etc.