OH look a new iPhone. The iPhone can finally do what the STORM has done all along.
I just wanted to start a thread and see what people had to say about the new iPhone 3Gs. I mean come on Apple, the Storm has had video since it came out. Big Deal!
So say what ever, I want to read what educated people have to say comparing the new iPhone and the Storm.
- CrackBerry Master
06-18-09, 09:23 AM #2
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I am actually interested to see what the toy has to offer. I work with the people that have iPhones and I am considering getting one for personal use, that is if the Storm 2 appeals to me more. The biggest problem I have with the iPhone is that it lacks compatibility with many programs, I can't stand the scrolling format, and Apple basically owns you. I don't like the idea of being a slave to a company that doesn't offer the freedom that BB and other manufactures offer. If Apple would just throw users a bone, nothing and I mean nothing could touch the iPhone.
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- 06-18-09, 10:03 AM #3
At this point its silly to say "oh storm had video editing from the start" so the iphone does that now and does it better, so for someone whos looking for a phone now, does it really make a diff that iphone just now can do it? not really.
- 06-18-09, 10:41 AM #7
I never see being able to install apps on the memory card, if anything it would be to the 1gig of internal storage. Memory card will probably never happen.
Wifi: I have unlimited Data, why would I want Wifi? Just another thing to kill battery life, and to deal with.
Threaded SMS: Look for OS 5.0
- 06-18-09, 12:47 PM #11
- 06-18-09, 12:49 PM #12
Ironically, I've read a few instances of folks with 3.0 complaining about speed and battery life now..... presumably because they have many apps open at the same time.
I've also read some owners saying how the copy and paste feature sucks. No phone is perfect...nothing really is these days.
- 06-18-09, 12:50 PM #13
As for WiFi, don't get me wrong, VZW's 3G network is quite fast but my FIOS connection at home is much faster.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-18-09, 01:00 PM #15
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- CrackBerry Abuser
06-18-09, 01:07 PM #16
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And cut and paste works as advertised. Too soon to tell for me what effect if any 3.0 has had on battery life. I *do* think they tweeked the radio a bit. Overall a solid upgrade.
- 06-18-09, 01:10 PM #17
- Slightly better camera with flash
- True multitasking
- Blackberry Messenger
- "The Network"
- Better security
- Native MS Office document support with DocsToGo
- Poor handling of HTML email
- Subpar Browser
- Cannot wirelessly sync email subfolders, contacts, calendar, tasks or notes
- Only 128MB app memory
- OS still needs work
- 5MB download limit
- Email message truncation
- Polished UI, overall better user experience
- Better Outlook integration: wireless Calendar, Contacts, Email subfolders sync
- Visual voicemail included, no extra charge
- Built in iPod
- Video editing
- More memory
- More storage
- Better Web browser
- Larger screen
- Thousands of available apps
- Can be jailbroken (which addresses some of the cons)
- No camera flash
- Cannot wirelessly sync tasks or notes without 3rd party app
- AT&T network
- Cannot multitask 3rd party apps, only native ones
- Pure touchscreen (subjective, but I prefer SurePress)
- Married to iTunes
- No native MS Office support
- 06-18-09, 02:01 PM #19
- Complete wireless Outlook integration inbox, subfolders, calendar, tasks, notes, contact
- 802.11n WIFI
- At least a 5 MP camera with a properly sized lense and xenon flash (led sucks)
- At least 64 GB of storage space
- 1080p video recording w/TV out
- tabbed browsing
- 4 inch screen with true 16:9 aspect ratio (those big black bars suck)
- At least 1GB of OS memory
- built in HD Radio
- Built in universal instant messaging client SMS, MMS, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, Google all-in-one
- 06-18-09, 03:32 PM #20
Now, as I just posted in another rant thread, almost everything Apple added to the iPhone that the Storm already had is done better. Better cut, copy, and paste, better camera autofocus, better landscape keyboard, better video recording PLUS video editing on the phone...
Apple just stepped up the game and now it's up to RIM to decide how to respond. RIM can't afford to not continue to enhance the Storm and other devices. This is called competition and it's good for everyone. Storm owners should see some benefits down the line as a result of what Apple just did to the iPhone.
And yes, iPhone 3.0 is awesome!
- 06-18-09, 05:28 PM #25