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  1. whitbags's Avatar
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    Default What can a BB do that iPhone and/or Android cannot?

    After seeing this quote by guerllamo7 from another thread:

    The solution? Just show your BlackBerry when people are talking about phones and if they ask show them a few things it can do that no iPhone will ever do. Hopefully some people will "Wake Up" and use their heads.
    I'm fascinated to know what these might be. Can anyone enlighten me, as I constantly have this BB bashing to contend with? Thought it an interesting enough subject to highlight it, rather than lose it at the bottom of another thread.
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    Typing one handed while driving.....
    Through the Years :2001 Ericsson T29s> Sony Z5> Sony Z7> SE Z600>Moto A760> RAZR V3>Razr V3i>BB 8800>BB 9500 >BB 9800>Bold 9900..RIM Returns with a bang

    Life was much simpler when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits
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    Use the best messaging ever...BBM.
    BlackBerry 10...don't care what anyone says...I'm loving it and that's all that matters to me!.
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    not get hacked...
    ------------------------>LIST OF WORKING Android Apps for Z10/BB10 ---200 SO FAR!!! <------------------------
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    Control a playbook!
    ------------------------>LIST OF WORKING Android Apps for Z10/BB10 ---200 SO FAR!!! <------------------------
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    customizable beyond belief, with keyboard shortcuts and shortcuts within the web browser.
    Sean

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    Reliable push email, clear communications, brilliant PIM, bridging to the PlayBook. The big bonus being there is no apple on it.
    8800>9000>9700>9900>Z10>Q10

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    all above + Flee the hype
    Join my BBM Channel : C00035FA6
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    1. Bridge to playbook
    2. Keyboard shortcuts
    3. Replace battery
    4. Multitasking. This might sound silly but I was helping a friend move, plugged my phone into the stereo with BB traffic voice navigation and bbmm playing and he goes " you have both things going at once?"
    5. NOC compression and transmission.
    6. Drop it and forget you did

    Running low on time here....
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    1. Reliable email
    2. Firewall security for blocking inbound text messages, email, BBM, etc.
    3. Sound profiles
    4. Email format - the ability to delete on device and keep mail on main server
    5. Message & missed calls repeating alerts (LED & Audible)
    6. Activity log of all events under each contact
    7. Ability to assign different audible notifiers to each email account
    8. Trackpad
    9. Auto text reflow on emails
    10. No annoying audible notifications while on a call - my iPhone
    11. No annoying "press to dismiss message" after ending a phone call when a message
    arrived during a call - my iPhone
    12. BBM
    13. System wide control of font sizes
    14. Blackberry Bridge With Playbook
    15. Auto power off and power on
    Last edited by buwee; 05-10-2012 at 02:23 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buwee View Post
    1. Reliable email
    2. Firewall security for blocking inbound text messages, email, BBM, etc.
    3. Sound profiles
    4. Email format - the ability to delete on device and keep mail on main server
    5. Message & missed calls repeating alerts (LED & Audible)
    6. Activity log of all events under each contact
    7. Ability to assign different audible notifiers to each email account
    8. Trackpad
    9. Auto text reflow on emails

    10. No annoying audible notifications while on a call - my iPhone
    11. No annoying "press to dismiss message" after ending a phone call when a message
    arrived during a call - my iPhone
    12. BBM
    13. System wide control of font sizes
    14. Blackberry Bridge With Playbook
    15. Auto power off and power on

    The bold is what I know for a fact iPhone or Android or both can do
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    *U can pull ur BB battery out without sending it to Waterloo.
    *U can install custom themes without rooting or jailbreajking your BB.
    *Rooting? BB? Jailbreak? It doesn't make sense, right? Security is at par.
    *you don't need an app to do the utterly most basic things. Uploading a pic via ur iphone, anyone? (Hence instagram, I suppose)
    *conversation on BB won't end up on Damn You Auto Correct! - Funny iPhone Fails and Autocorrect Horror Stories
    Written with full consciousnesS
    This will help u spot the fakes

    http://bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15869683
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    Not get interupted by messages while playing games.
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    I would like to say its Battery life is amazing. Overall, the BlackBerry provides the most optimal power consumption for the business user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_b77 View Post
    Typing one handed while driving.....
    I now have coffee all over my screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buwee View Post
    1. Reliable email
    2. Firewall security for blocking inbound text messages, email, BBM, etc.
    3. Sound profiles
    4. Email format - the ability to delete on device and keep mail on main server
    5. Message & missed calls repeating alerts (LED & Audible)
    6. Activity log of all events under each contact
    7. Ability to assign different audible notifiers to each email account
    8. Trackpad
    9. Auto text reflow on emails
    10. No annoying audible notifications while on a call - my iPhone
    11. No annoying "press to dismiss message" after ending a phone call when a message
    arrived during a call - my iPhone
    12. BBM
    13. System wide control of font sizes
    14. Blackberry Bridge With Playbook
    15. Auto power off and power on
    16. Profile management (ringtones, alerts)
    17. Multicoloured new notification LED
    18. Ease of access to a host of programmable options
    19. SIM cards
    20. Integrated BBM apps
    Last edited by stewartj1; 05-10-2012 at 06:09 AM.
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    It's a BlackBerry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_b77 View Post
    Typing one handed while driving.....
    you are aware this is illegal lol
    oil.....is it really worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuulfy View Post
    you are aware this is illegal lol
    Not everywhere it isn't

    but it is getting more illegal in more places consistently, though it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
    Technically in Ontario you can be fined opening a coffee whilst driving,


    as for Things a BlackBerry Can do vs an iPhone.
    REALLY The Best features you can't show.
    Data compression allowing the smart user to buy the proper data plan for usage to save costs rather than an umbrella plan as just in case.

    LEARN the short cuts, there are 100's of short cuts using the keyboard, take the time to learn them, you can show your 1 handed navigation through an inbox with 500+ emails is easy and fast, that isn't the case on any touchscreen device, even the 9850/60.

    Set up Auotext(Word substitution) for your frequently used words, phrases, that counter acts the SWYPE keyboard typing speed they may show off.

    Install BerryBuzz and set custom LED notifications! that is something an iPhone user can only dream of, and only some Android users can take advantage of.

    Removable storage would be another Pro BlackBerry vs iPhone
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    Keyboard shortcuts. Was that mentioned.

    Delete prior
    Mark all read
    App switcher
    Bedside mode
    Native password keeper (that doesn't use cloud)
    Native file explorer
    Having to check every email on my Android to delete was a pain.

    On my Android you could press and hold for recent apps but not running apps. I found this to be a con.

    My Thynderbolt didn't have a native password keeper nor file manager. It may have been added by now, not sure

    I wouldn't get an iPhone because it doesn't have an LED. Small but. Important to me.
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    I'm always kinda amazed by these threads and how many are just unaware of what the iphone can do. It doesn't matter how many times you tell them something,....they'll just ignore you and regurgitate the same "facts" in the next thread that comes along.


    Also amazed at how many people still think of truncated email as an advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_b77 View Post
    Typing one handed while driving.....
    Why am I not surprised that you text while driving?


    Quote Originally Posted by deRusett View Post
    whilst
    who says that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tchocky77 View Post
    I'm always kinda amazed by these threads and how many are just unaware of what the iphone can do. It doesn't matter how many times you tell them something,....they'll just ignore you and regurgitate the same "facts" in the next thread that comes along.


    Also amazed at how many people still think of truncated email as an advantage.
    This is not about what the iphone can do, it's about it can't do.

    For example it can't download and upload in the browser. I just downloaded the Ask Rim Q&A MP3 file this morning, how would you go about doing that on an iphone? Answer me that.

    PS the truncation is a huge advantage for people on a limited data plan or for people that travel abroad a lot.
    Last edited by belfastdispatcher; 05-10-2012 at 07:04 AM.
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    I'm not sure if this thread is troll bait, but consider me with a hook in my mouth..

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_b77 View Post
    Typing one handed while driving.....
    Suprisingly, I've found typing one handed on an iPhone easier than my experience with the 9930. I can type blind with the iPhone keyboard, and any errors usually get corrected since I've been using the keyboard so much and it learned my vocab.

    Again, personal experience, but the 9930 I noticed had a big learning curve for 1 handed blind texting.

    Quote Originally Posted by gorang View Post
    Not get interupted by messages while playing games.
    This stopped last year with iOS 5. Actually, the way they do messages now is really useful and efficient. When doing something, it appears as a banner on the top and you get to see the first line of the message, whether it be an email, text, iMessage, etc...
    Quote Originally Posted by anjali_jain View Post
    I would like to say its Battery life is amazing. Overall, the BlackBerry provides the most optimal power consumption for the business user.
    I'm not sure you can say that Blackberry has a distinct advantage after some of the horror stories from the 99xx series I've heard. In my experience, my iphone 4's battery was much more reliable than my 9930. Again, my experience, but I think the gap is closing in the battery war.

    I mean look at the PlayBook's battery vs. the iPad. Not even close...
    Quote Originally Posted by deRusett View Post

    Install BerryBuzz and set custom LED notifications! that is something an iPhone user can only dream of, and only some Android users can take advantage of.
    I agree, I really wish we had a system like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by deRusett View Post
    Removable storage would be another Pro BlackBerry vs iPhone
    A feature that may not be as useful in the future with cloud data storage.
    I survived the Storm of 2008 and the PlayBook of 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gorang View Post
    Not get interupted by messages while playing games.
    That's a good one, since everyone raves about the "games and apps".
    "To each his own"
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