- 08-01-2012, 11:36 AM #3
I'm posting this fresh off of an iPhone 4S.... as in less than 24 hours.
If you're using your phone as a communications device then you have two things to be concerned with. One, the phone. Two, the keyboard. iPhone's onscreen keyboard just cannot compete with the ergonomics of the Bold's layout.
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- CrackBerry Master
08-01-2012, 11:41 AM #5
- 1,246 Posts
- BB Mobile Conferencing
- Free/Busy/Next Available time lookup for calendar entries
- BB Travel
- BB Traffic
- Social Feeds
- Ability to attach any file type at any point during email creation
I've used a combination of these at least a dozen times already today.
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- CrackBerry Addict
08-01-2012, 11:47 AM #7
- 674 Posts
- I don't use BBM
Just about everything
At least this thing has a physical keyboard which feels good to type on
And prevents stupid nonsense typos
And amazingly good push mail, I receive mail faster than on PC unless I refresh it manually then I sees the mail
Just touch screens aren't made for me I believe and I find them very slower
- 08-01-2012, 12:13 PM #10
Because I like bb and don't like apple. Simple as I don't need an app for that.
- 08-01-2012, 12:18 PM #11
- CrackBerry User
08-01-2012, 12:39 PM #12
- 70 Posts
I used to have an iphone4, which i trade for my old torch 9810,however just days later i start missing my torch. However my aunt went to sign up for att and she told me if i want the bb bold i say of course, so she get the bold and i give her the iphone. The bb keyboard, the way to communicate i think is better on bb than iphone. I like iphone its a great device,but i prefer bb even when is less apps. At the end is about apps and what do you need. i love using my bb for email,txts,twitter,social feeds,online banking,bbm,etc.
- 08-01-2012, 01:08 PM #13
BlackBerry devices probably save the joint of my thumbs from a lot of wear and tear. When navigating the phone, my thumb only needs to move between the menu key, the trackpad, and the back button. All within a few centimeters.
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- 08-01-2012, 01:21 PM #15
Do not get me wrong. I LOVED Blackberry and still do. I was one of their biggest fans. I would still be except the 9900 made me not like them anymore and I started to experiment with the "dark side". I would go back and forth between the 9900, Galaxy S2/3 and the iPhone 4S.
After a while I just stayed with the iPhone 4s as I am a iPad user and they way they synced so well . . . well it got to be a paint to keep the other devices updated with the latest info so I gave up and stuck with the iPhone.
The iPhone and iOS is nothing spectacular but it all works together very well. I f I could have a real MS Office app for my iPad, I would never leave.
I like what I am hearing on the new Win8 stuff coming this fall.
- 08-01-2012, 01:26 PM #16
- CrackBerry Genius
08-01-2012, 01:29 PM #17
- 3,919 Posts
Keyboard's awesome. BBM's awesome (assuming you have family/friends who use it); even warming to BBM Music which is way more usable and interesting than it looks on paper.
The 9900 is actually a remarkably good media device in general. Granted, the screen is physically smaller, but video is clear and crisp. If the 9900 had the equivalent of AirPlay, it would be awfully competitive just on the media front, particularly if it could easily link up with NFC. Previews videos of BB10 suggest such functionality is on the way.
As well, I prefer the industrial design of the 9900 to that of the iPhone. Apple deserves its reputation for great design, for sure, but I find that the 9900 is a very usable design and displays considerably more character than the iPhone.
- 08-01-2012, 01:45 PM #18
I think I finally found the overwhelming 'social media' focus of all the new phones to be a bit of a turn off. Everything connected to everybody, all the time... yuck.
I got rid of an iPhone 4s and went back to a Blackberry. Email, messaging, calls... just the stuff I need, and easy to manage. Gotta love simplicity.
- 08-01-2012, 04:28 PM #21
- 08-01-2012, 04:42 PM #22
If I ever go back to full touch screen, it will be on a giant Android screen with a nice big onscreen keyboard. When I had the iphone 4s, my thumbs kept banging into each other and it was really hard to type on the tiny screen. I don't think any device is worth the hassle trying to get used to it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-01-2012, 04:57 PM #23
- 474 Posts
Did he say that he disliked Jobs because Jobs was successful? No ... so don't read into what is not there. I think Jobs made some great contributions and had a great comeback with Apple, but my impression of Jobs is similar to that of the poster you responded to.
OT: The keyboard attracted me, but the well thought out business class features have impressed me and have cemented the relationship. i especially like the instant search feature and the ability to just start dialing a number. Additionally, the handling of email is excellent.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-01-2012, 08:26 PM #25
- 365 Posts
Because iphones are everywhere and its no longer surprising to see every single person using it. On the other hand, blackberry simply says "you're the man/woman and that you wanna be different instead of blend in the common trend. when i see people using blackberry i look at them as people living in luxury and success
Sent from my BlackBerry Porsche P'9981