April 22, 2009 at 10:56 pm #30157kelseycMember
I am going to be switching cell phone providers soon, and I'd like to know anyone's take on comparing the Blackberry versus the iPhone. I already have an iPod touch, but I could sell it if I decide to get the iPhone. I would like to have a phone that can surf the internet and has a full keyboard. Which is generally more affordable and easier to use, in your opinion?
Thank you!April 24, 2009 at 10:24 am #174487Jeff HesterKeymaster
If I have enough money I will choose Blackberry Storm.
view this comparision between Blackberry and iPhone then make your decision:
hope this article can help youApril 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm #174490YahooliganMember
I would go with the iPhone. I haven't had a Blackberry, but unless you need some app that's only on a Blackberry, go with the iPhone.
1000% cooler. 🙂April 25, 2009 at 4:35 pm #174488Bill GatesMember
Anything running Windows Mobile is fine with me.July 6, 2009 at 7:03 am #174491jennyjamMemberSeptember 14, 2009 at 12:16 am #174489RabidKittenParticipant
Alright, so looking practically at both of them, the iphone is pretty ‘pimptastic', if I may use that phrase. It's fancy, it makes you feel pretty cutting edge, it's all ‘jestonesque' because you just tap the screen to move stuff.
That being said, these are some of the gripes that my friends have about their iphones. Since…they /all/ have them.
*You can't receive picture messages. Until next month when they can download it but it took em long enough!
*Can't run multiple applications at once, so if you switch, it cuts the previously running application off. DONE!
*When you're talking on the phone, the keyboard doesn't lock, so when you're talking to someone, the heat from your cheek sometimes hits buttons, or the mute or something like that.
*There is no zoom on the camera, and the lens is made to get really close stuff, so you gotta hold it away three feet.
*If you try to hand your phone over to someone to text, the phone isn't queued to their motions so you use ‘delete' a lot.
*It takes some getting used to to text without feeling buttons so get ready for some awkwardness at first.
*It's expensive (So for my accident prone friends who, say, drop it in the toilet…)
*Promised updates that never come (LIKE PICTURE TEXTING!)
Now. Given that you don't care about the fact that you can't receive pictures phone-to-phone without another download, you can deal with apple being jackasses and not releasing things on time, you really, really, really want that cool game where you slide a beer down the bar and have to balance it so it doesn't spill, and you have the money to burn, hey, I wont judge.
Keep in mind that I have NO knowledge about the technical aspects. I spent 15 minutes listening to people talking about syncing their iphones and tethering them and I'm sorry Jeff, Doris, Det…I'm sorry but I really had /NO/ idea what that is. But it sounded really /cool/.
And really for the average Joe, that's what it is. The iphone sounds /really cool/.
As far as the blackberry goes, now, I have a blackberry. Given it's a black market blackberry, that means that a lot of the features aren't available to me, which…sucks for me. BUT! That doesn't happen to everyone. Like..if you get a legitimate blackberry.
Some things do suck. Again, more picture texting issues. Personally, I don't get them. My reliable tech support team (Read: my boyfriend's sister) tells me that my blackberry just doesn't do them. Tough luck, me. But I hear that the pearl does.
Also, you don't get the groovy little applications where you can make your phone sound like a light saber.
Now, for me, simplicity is just…awesome. My blackberry can't even go online (Yes, that's how ghetto it is), but my ONLY requirement for phones is that I get enough minutes to do a few calls a month for emergencies, I can text and it has a full qwerty. Anything else, I don't care about. (Though I will admit, checking traffic would be nice…)
Plus, it's cheaper so if you drop it, crack it, throw it at your pet, drop it in the toilet or (as I've been dreaming more and more about) drop it in the sewer (…whatever that means, I need to see my shrink) it's not AS painful to replace.
Your requirements…internet and qwerty.
They both have both.
Now, you do have the cool zoom in/zoom out of the screen feature with iphone ad scrolling by rubbing it up and down and all around.
Personally, that doesn't seem like it's quite worth the difference, but hey! Depends on how often you use the internet on your TELEPHONE. (…okay that might just make me twitch a little. Pet peeve. Calming down.)
You might notice that my opinion is skewed.
Well of course it is. The iphone scares me and I think that slick screen thing (while very star trek and makes me feel a little bit like spock) is just intimidating and it scares me because I don't want to scratch it, dent it, crack it, knick it, drop it, look at it wrong and…for some reason my itty bitty fingers always hit the wrong thing. NO! I said I wanted ‘fried DUCK for dinner'! Not ‘fried SUCK' or ‘fried –‘ well you get my point.
My suggestion? Go to an AT&T and play with the phones, try them out, put them to the test, see which one YOU find easier to work with and understand. And don't let them hassle you with a bunch of jargon. Seriously, when it comes to being ‘user friendly', every ‘user' is different. So take your time and try them out.
Yes, I realize how old this thread is. But when has ‘sense' ever gotten in the way of me putting in my two cents, guys? Really?September 30, 2009 at 11:20 pm #174492jinxMember
I 100% think iphone.
They get a touch screen, internet access, and so much more!
jinxDecember 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm #174493daniel88Member
Iphone is better 100%. But i talking only about iphone 4.January 25, 2012 at 8:57 am #174494JeffreytothMember
I think iphone is much better. Have not used blackberry yet but even if iphone lacks any features that blackberry has, iphone will come up with a new and better version every time.
Kitchen Cabinet DesignJanuary 25, 2012 at 9:04 am #174495JeffreytothMember
iphone is much better than blackberry. And may now come up with new versions.Bathroom Vanity CabinetsSeptember 18, 2012 at 8:34 am #174496ednagarcia06Member
What’s great about the iPhone:
Ramones and One Direction anytime
app store is epic
can read books
Facetime with your people
What’s not-so-great about the iPhone:
not the best choice if you don’t like typing on touch screens
freezes up sometimes
iPhone window breaks VERY easily
What’s great about the Blackberry:
keyboard and a touch screen
can get your work email
can make cool ringtones
What’s not-so-great about the Blackberry:
camera qualityOctober 12, 2012 at 10:54 am #174497
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