04-12-09 02:16 PM
- True that. What gets me is how they are compatible on the Mac and PC platforms, have amazing innovation and integration of handy applications.
The new iPhone with 8Gb BUILT IN, GPS, 3G and all of the other amazing features is only $199!!! That is truly amazing.
The fact that the music player alone is worth that much makes the deal great. There is 8Gb in the iPhone and the music player is far better than a BB.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Curve and I would not switch to a device with primarily a touch screen for input. I need a tactile QWERTY keypad, but the browsing and navigation and a lot of features on the iPhone beat BB by far. The Bold better be a solid phone or all the sales will be lost to the iPhone 2... and it better be CHEAP! Because Apple brought some major competition to the table this time06-09-08 02:06 PM
- avt123O.G.06-09-08 02:22 PM
- Oh, one other thing. MobileMe is a web based service, like GMail, but its push features work with both Mac AND PC scheduling/mail applications. Use iCal and Mail? You're set. Use Outlook on your Windows machine? You're set too.
This really is a huge step forward. No longer needing to be attached to an Exchange server, or a BES, to receive anything past push mail will make many, many consumers, prosumers, and small business users very, very happy.06-09-08 02:45 PM
- Personally, I'm waiting for the Bold. The touchscreen on the iPhone will never satisfy me, and I'm ok with a less-rich browser (though from screenshots and rumors, it may be nearing the quality of the first gen iPhone browser). 3G is really the biggest draw, and seeing as both the Bold and iPhone will have it I'm sticking with the phone I know I will be pleased with.06-09-08 02:46 PM
- Bla1zeEditor in Chief
You hit it on the head with just one word though....Consumer...that's the key here...RIM's bread and butter comes from Business users...this is a consumer market perk.
This... Apple - iPhone - Enterprise is what RIM should fear.
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I'm sorry to say this but if Apple comes out with a proper developers arena to support their iPhone....I'm jumping ship.
I mean, I love my blackberry but if I can write my own apps without having to pay 100 dollars AND deal with a company that won't loosen the chains on their API scripting calls...I'm heading for the next ship.
That Android OS by google looks much more promising than RIM as well for developers.
Dm06-09-08 03:09 PM
I truly believe they are planning for the majority of Exchange users to be receiving the devices from their companies, and many companies don't allow for personal email and the likes on company provided devices. I know mine doesn't...06-09-08 03:10 PM
- I'm willing to bet that this service will become available for other phones pretty soon. Verizon just announced a consumer Microsoft exchange service. for $120 annually. I and expect RIM to offer similar functionality to it BIS service soon. They've already got the infrastructure adding the software shouldn't take much.
Then there are 3rd parties like Google who will be offering similar web based options for every platform. Dashwire comes to mind. They do this for Windows mobile devices now (sans calendar sync, but support for other devices is coming).06-09-08 04:53 PM
- There are no 3g iphone special at&t plans, 2g still $20 with 200 text. Data is $30 unlimited + $5 sms.
Also no jailbreak. Phone is activated in store, not online.
1. If At&t is now responsible for the activation, and they no longer have a profit sharing agreement with Apple, they could potentially bog the thing down with their branded crapware. I don't think Apple will go for it, but I never would have expected to read what I just read.
2. I doubt the paying for firmware updates thing will come to fruition. I can't imagine Apple will give up all control of the device, and seeing as iTunes and the App Store will be the one and only location(s) for syncing/app purchasing, I am sure they will still handle firmware updates the same way. At least I hope it turns out this way, because if At&t is largely responsible for firmware updates, the easy to use and steady stream of them that iPhone owners currently enjoy may all but vanish...
Hmm...06-09-08 06:08 PM
- Although the iPhone on-screen keyboard is a drawback in my books... the overall navigation of the iPhone using multi-touch is far superior to anything a trackball can ever or will ever do. For that sole reason, browsing on the iPhone is more enjoyable.
RIM will also never be able to touch the features of iPhone in the multimedia department (meaning the iPod side of the iPhone)
The only thing that the BlackBerry has is a little bit of customization now, the ability to load free themes and ring tones. I am not sure if you are capable of this with the iPhone. haha And the QWERTY keyboard is nice, I cannot type for crap on that touch screen.06-09-08 06:29 PM
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