So if Verizon gets the IPhone next month......
and I decide to replace my S2, tell me what I can expect using the I Phone 4 versus my S2. For example, do they have as many OS releases as RIM? Would I have app compatibility problems? I only use Berry Weather, Pandora, and Quick Launch.
Unless Storm 3 ever comes out, my next choice would be the Torch, but I don't see that coming to Verizon and I'm not interested in switching to AT&T.
One of the reasons I'm still with a BB for the last 4 years is the forum support. Are there I Phone 4 forums too?
- 12-21-10, 05:04 PM #2
Apple releases about 2-3 updates in a year (roughly). It varies. TODAY, there is an article about the Torch on Verizon, so hang in there. the info is very sketchy (read: unreliable).
- 12-21-10, 05:10 PM #3
If you have your heart set on a Verizon iPhone 4 and they release one, then by all means, get it.
If you'd prefer to stick with BlackBerry, but are just currently fed up with the options available, I'd wait a bit ... I'm guessing that the roll out of LTE will bring some new devices (including BlackBerries) with it.
- 12-21-10, 05:24 PM #4
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- 12-21-10, 07:08 PM #6
There will most certainly be 4G BB's and probably early 2011. My bet is if the iPhone hits VZW in early 2011, it will not be 4G. Apple will want to release a 4G version in late 2011 or early 2012 to drive upgrades.
I need a world phone, and I also doubt the iPhone will be a world phone if it hits VZW. BB or Android are the only choices there.
I think a VZW iPhone would have fewer OS updates, better App compatibility due to how they run the appstore, but no options quite like quicklaunch. Apple keeps the phone quite reliable and does not often break things with OS updates. The trade off is they control options and flexibility with an iron fist. In my experience, things just take more steps on the iPhone. I do think the full keyboard is far superior to type on the iPhone versus Storm2, but I like SureType, which does not exist outside of BB.
There are some upsides to the iPhone, but if you are a heavy message user, like less in-your-face notifications, want LED notifications, and like quick launch, my guess is you won't love the iPhone in those areas. Web browsing, apps, media, etc are better to me on the iPhone. There are always pro's and con's.
- 12-21-10, 07:12 PM #7
- 12-21-10, 10:08 PM #8
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Verizon has said there won't be any LTE phones out until about mid-2011. I wouldn't count on a 4g BB soon unless they somehow develop a 4g phone which can work on 3g until they flip the switch in summer 2011.
- 12-21-10, 11:28 PM #10
- 12-21-10, 11:38 PM #12
you wont see a LTE BB until QNX is on a BB which wont happen until dual core processors are in a RIM phone. if you connect the dots you are looking at this time next year probably and no sooner
- 12-21-10, 11:44 PM #13
2. Yeah I agree with BB speakers tend to be louder and crispier
3. Over the past few years R.I.M's build quality has dropped dramatically (storm,tour,etc...etc)
4.I been using iTunes since forever so that's not a deal breaker for me at least...
- 12-22-10, 12:19 AM #14
Switched from the Storm to the iPhone. Took a few weeks while I did baby steps but I haven't looked back since. Don't miss the Storm now. With Gmail or MobileMe, email is as fast as BB. Fragile??? Not sure about that, but the iPhone has been in my pocket since I used it full time. I haven't noticed the wimpy speaker phone but if a person is a little hard of hearing because of age, I guess it could be construed as wimpy. If the iPhone come to Verizon, I will consider it but so far, ATT is pretty fast, as in it blows Verizon data away. Phone calls haven't dropped anymore then on Verizon and WiFi is used extensively with the iPhone all over the city.
- 12-22-10, 01:34 AM #16
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I'm not sure where this new push for the iphone on Verizon next month is coming from. At best, the info up until now has been largely speculative. It may be announced at CES next month, but that doesn't necessarily mean its coming out next month. Besides, it may come out, then everyone will be regretting it because they want an LTE version which will be out shortly thereafter. I don't know, but I wouldn't rush into the iPhone on Verizon until I knew more.
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- 12-22-10, 09:54 AM #18
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- Soon :D
This might sound a little unlike RIM, but these are the dots that I have connected.
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- 12-22-10, 10:48 AM #20
But I guess if people want it and are willing to pay for it that what you get.
- 12-22-10, 11:05 AM #22
- 12-22-10, 11:26 AM #23
BIFF: "McFly, I thought I told you NEVER to come in here"
I'm still trying to figure out who can put their hand on a hot stove for a minute. Seems to me the more likely time frame would be a second.
- 12-22-10, 11:39 AM #24