Help thinking about switching from a iPhone 4s to blackberry 9930
It's been a while since I had a blackberry but I miss so much the push tech the notifications bbm of course I just miss how connected I was to the world but I definitely need some help making up my mind so what do u guys think cause with the iPhone I love having my music and apps lil mog of course the games not to big into Netflix as the screen is way to small to enjoy I also miss having a keyboard and being different seems like everywhere I turn everyone has an iPhone thanks in advance
- CrackBerry Master
06-08-2012, 07:00 AM #2
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The 9930 is a great phone. IMO it is responsive, browser is quick (no 4G though), I am a heavy phone text user and battery last all day, and tha keyboard is slightly bigger than the curve so it is easier to type on.
More important than that I would recommend trying all tha phones out and find the one that best suites you.
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- 06-08-2012, 07:03 AM #3
I think you should ppull the trigger. we see MANY posts of a similar nature... people use ios for a while and come running back. you can get your emails with push speeds, and can respond quicker with your physical keyboard! plus if you liked bb BEFORE... wait til you get a load of the 9900! snappy processor, nice screen, and with os 7.1... a lot of cool new features have been brought to bb
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- 06-08-2012, 07:05 AM #4
and since you mentioned screen size, take a look at the 9810 too. netflix isnt on the bb yet, but you can view movies in other ways and the screen on that one is great.
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- CrackBerry User
06-08-2012, 07:16 AM #5
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I think you should wait for BB10 to be released. It's a cost saving alternative as the BB7 devices will be obsolete soon, but if you really want a BB7 device (with or without keyboard) then I say go for it. BB10 is uncharted waters and we MIGHT not be able to see RIM pushing out a keyboard anymore.
If I were you, I'd consider waiting. BB10 seems worth it, and Apple might surprise you, but I doubt anyone will be seeing me with an iPhone in the near future.
And 9900/9930. Splendid phone. You will get hooked to BlackBerry even more.BlackBerry is my phone of choice. No other phone gives me the same experience that BlackBerry does .
Yea when it comes to these two platforms it's a lot to think about they both have their pros and cons and I did have a 9930 when they first came out but I was having way too many problems with it and just went back to my 9650 and the 9930 are going for 99 at bestbuy So it's a tough desicion
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-08-2012, 09:11 AM #7
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I have a BB 9930 and an iPod Touch 4th Gen.. It seems like the best compromise.. The BB browser still doesn't hold a candle to Safari, and the facebook app isn't as good on BB either. The BB is perfect for texting and emailing, but the camera on the 9930 doesn't have autofocus, so it's not as good. You will definitely miss your apps if you come back to BB, but to me the keyboard more than makes up for it! And I have decent apps via my iPod and my Android tablet, so life is good. If you disable your service on your phone, you may still be able to use it as an iPod too, you can use wifi on it, and keep all your apps. The choice is yours though.
- CrackBerry Addict
06-08-2012, 09:24 AM #8
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I think the 9930 is a great device. Unlike the 9900 at ATT you can enjoy NFC right now. I used it to switch between WIFI and BT when leaving the office or home and on the road. I also e-mailed my wife automatically when I got in my car after 2PM that I was heading home. It is another small thing that actually makes sense. Now with my 9900 that is not an option yet as ATT is dragging their feet again.
Last week I was at the golf course and I was replying to a few e-mails as my friend drove the golf cart. I was just enjoying the beautiful day and thinking "wow, how awesome is this keyboard. No way I could do this on a touchscreen. I love my BlackBerry".
Some people say that you should wait for the next big thing to show up but the next big thing is six months away and there will always be something else right around the corner. The Bold 9930 is here now, it is a beautiful, functional, fit in your pocket, secure and in my view an awesome communications device.
I say get the Bold now. BTW, several apps that were free last year are still free. However, I don't know if they will be free when you decide to buy but I just had a friend get two BlackBerry phones and she got Vlingo Plus for free. She also got a month of free support from BlackBerry to get it set-up just the way she wanted. That was kind of cool.
As for the browser, I don't agree with jbeige (I respect his view but it could have more to do with his 9530 than with the new OS7.1 devices). The browser is much better than the pre-OS7 devices. However, the best browser by many measurements for phones is Opera and so I downloaded it and enjoy using it.
There is a website HTML5test.com that shows you who has the best browsers for smartphones and tablets. If you have a Playbook and an Opera browswer on your phone you will have the best on both.
Last edited by guerllamo7; 06-08-2012 at 09:27 AM.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
- 06-08-2012, 09:53 AM #9
If you find yourself TYPING a lot more often, then definitely get the Bold. A lot of people have reported issues with the battery, mysterious shutdown, etc .. but every user is different. The phone is considerably stable, out of the box. But as one puts more stuff on it, the environment changes and things are prone to happen. But there are a lot of people that have never had much issues with their Bb. You can always turn off services you don't need to save battery, ie turn off GPS location service until you really need it.
Yea my biggest thing on the phone is email, text msgs and music and of course phone calls the only thing that has me on the fence is the music and the occasional FaceTime games are ok every now n then but frankly I don't find myself using most of the apps there just there in case so Im still on the fence I love blackberry there was a point in time I swore by them but like I said everywhere you look there's an iPhone now and days and getting accessories for an iPhone are a lot easier than blackberry and a lot cheaper at times
- 06-08-2012, 01:52 PM #13
If you didn't feel connected with an iPhone 4s, there's no chance you'll feel connected with a blackberry. What are you talking about when you say you miss push notifications? IPhone has push notifications as well. I have had the iPhone 4s, the 9930 and now the One X...i would rank the One X top, iPhone 4s second and bb a close 3rd. It's not a bad phone, just feels like you're going back in time 5 years when using it.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
06-08-2012, 07:32 PM #15
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9900/9930 is the best BB experience available as of now. The battery life is not what it used to be in earlier BBs though.
If you need the fastest, biggest and the most comfortable to type BB handset, then don't look else where; 9900/9930 it is.
You don't have to trade in your iPhone. Just keep it for the fun of it. BB will do all the work and you can play games and use Netflix etc on iPhone.
- 06-08-2012, 07:51 PM #16
I would also look into Androids because Apple is not so much good for consumers who wants to use to phone the way you want. Try reading a Kobo book for example.
- 06-09-2012, 12:49 AM #22
Apparently, I'm in the minority. OS 7.0 is exceptional. The Bold 9900-9930 is the best phone/planner/scheduler/assistant/device you could get. It is the ultimate expression of what Blackberry IS! EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION.
Last edited by dbollman423; 06-09-2012 at 12:51 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-09-2012, 09:42 AM #23
- 308 Posts
I think u shld wait for the new blackerry 10 phone that's coming out. Keep ur iphone for now. The phone is responsive but it does freeze quite frequently, by freeze I mean the lag with the time clock. Some times very long. But anything past 5seconds is long when dealing with technology.