(Closed) Blackberry vs. iPhone

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What type of phone do you have?
    Blackberry : (34 votes)
    37 %
    iPhone : (44 votes)
    47 %
    Other : (15 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have a blackBerry, but there are so many things I LOVE about the iPhone but dont think I would switch because I like BlackBerry Messenger too too much!

     @Mrsbee, I can watch youtube videos with my BB….why can’t you?

    Post # 5
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m switching as soon as my BB contract is up.  As soon as I found out I can get my work email exchange on it, I was ready to go.

    Post # 6
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have had a blackberry (the pearl) and I now have an iPhone… I totally love the iPhone.  They’re pretty darn user-friendly, can do so much, and a lot of the complaints about them have been fixed by the recent upgrade/new phone available.

    Not to mention… there are all those crazy apps that can be very helpful (or very distracting ).  I guess I just like that I can put the things I want on my phone, if new improvements come out I can update the phone without having to buy a new one, and the internet is absolutely awesome on it.

    The downside then? I would just say I’m much more careful/cautious about the iPhone because there’s a whole lotta screen that could get broken.

    Post # 7
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    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I have the G-phone and LOVE it. I thought about getting the iPhone but didn’t want to make the switch to AT&T (mostly because I’ve never had problems with t-mobile). I actually do watch a lot of videos and such when I don’t feel like reading on my train commute to and from work. I never thought I would use all the features, but I totally do. I have a lot of friends who love the iPhone as well.

    Post # 8
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Here is the big dif: the keyboard. If you type a lot (emails and texts), you may want to stick to the Blackberry. If you surf the web a lot, the iPhone is great!

    Post # 9
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    86 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I actually text and email a lot on my iPhone… I think it’s all about what you’re used to and how quickly you adapt to it… It’s definitely different, but having the letters spaced weirdly on my Blackberry Pearl made it really awkward to type anything… I have had better luck with the iPhone.

    **EDIT** And the new update they did allows you to turn the phone horizontal to be able to have the keys more spaced out on the keybord, which helps a good bit too.

    Post # 10
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    agreed! This is the reason why I like my BB messenger – I type like a mad woman! I have tried using the iPhone keyboard and its like a foreign object to me!

    as for BlackBerrys though, the new storm is HORRIBLE! I advise no one to get it!

    Post # 12
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    everybody at work has a BB here….i have an iphone and i just like it so much more now that i’m used to it. i can type just fine on my iphone, too. it takes about 2 weeks to get used to. And somehow it just feels "cooler" than a BB, which I equate to a work phone unit.

    I heard the Storm was a bad thing, too. I like that my iphone is customizable to what i want on it. I don’t put music on it though (battery drainer alert!) but LOVE being able to surf while i do stuff. Or play games like beer pong in line somewhere. 

    Post # 13
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    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    CRACKBERRY!!!!

    I just got my blackberry bold.  Used to have blackberry world phone, changed jobs and got a treo.  My current firm just switched to the bold.  Love it.  But I am more of a texter/emailer/bbmer rather than a web sufer on my handheld device.

    Post # 14
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    I had Verizon before making the switch for the iphone and at first I figured i could live without the iphone, but now that I have it… I know I was wrong! The only downfall is that AT&T service SUCKS! I always drop my calls and sometimes I call my hubby and it will ring, but he’ll never get the call. weird! verizon service was much better but their phones were horrible. I’m a Mac girl and I know that windows has many issues — computers and phones — and a BB is a windows-based phone. Iphones and Macs are very user friendly and easy to get used to.

    I would go iphone since you can do everything and now, with the update, you can copy and paste as well. And the 3G has GREAT speed for surfing the internet!

    Post # 15
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    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Palm Pre!  All the snazzy iPhone-like design, along with a slide out keyboard, and automatic syncing with google accounts (for calendar, email, etc.).  Only on Sprint right now, but I have heard it may be coming to Verizon.

    Post # 16
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    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    The mister just got an iPhone, and as cool as it is to play around with, I think its a total waste and couldn’t ever get one myself. Neat yes, but i’d rather be saving my money for a house or maybe that little wedding shindig. 

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