- CrackBerry User
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Can I "try out" a phone with Verizon?
I read an article that Apple may be producing two versions of the iPhone, and of them, one for Verizon Wireless. I currently have a Blackberry Storm 9530 and initially planned on upgrading to the Storm 2. I hate the app memory limits with RIM and am now considering getting an iPhone instead. However, I didn't want to compromise all of the other features of the BB that I love just to have more app flexibility with an iPhone. Can you try out a phone with Verizon? I'd like to see how I like a phone before committing to a 2 year contract.
- 03-30-10, 01:38 AM #2
The Storm 2 has less app limits than the iPhone. The iPhone you can only fit up to 160 apps, and one member here has 130+ applications with a little over 30mb available, meaning he could still fit several more java apps, since they're so small.
Also, this VZW iPhone probably won't be out for God knows how long.
- 03-30-10, 01:46 AM #3
In answering the OP's question.... Yes. They give you a 30 day trial run. But you only get one. You can not try a phone for 30 days and then try another phone for another 30 days. And there's a $30 or $35, not sure which, restocking fee if you return it.
- CrackBerry User
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@GlitchZero really? Do you mean there's a Blackberry user with 130 apps? How?!?!?! I have about 10 apps and I'm always getting a white screen prompting me to delete a third party app because I have low memory app space.
- 04-01-10, 02:24 PM #7
There is a HUGE difference in app memory between the S1 and S2. Personally, I cannot even fathom having "130 apps" unless, I guess, you're attempting to use your phone instead of a computer (shudder). I have around 10 or 12 apps, plus several themes and I boot up at around 107MB of free app memory.
I understand your desire to "try out" a different device. Keep in mind that there is a significant difference in the iPhone approach vs. the BB one. I am not one of the "iBashers" out there, I think it's a great phone suitable for a lot of people, it's just not my cup of tea (and clearly, AT&T being the biggest issue for me). I think it's a good idea to spend some time with a friend who has an iPhone and play with their device. There are inherent dangers in asking "how do you like it?" because a. many people are clueless (both iPhone and RIM) about specific differences and thus, their response of "I love it" or "I hate it" can be very biased and based on insufficient information or understanding. Spend some time reading professional reviews of the various devices and comparing specifications.
- 04-01-10, 02:26 PM #8
But yes, the 9530 only has 128 of flash memory; the 9550 has 256.
Yes the iPhone does have a lot more application memory, but regardless of size (you can easily fit 160 small iPhone apps on an 8gb iPhone), you still only get 11 application 'pages'. Makes me very glad I bought a Storm2, THEN an iPod Touch, and skipped the iPhone.
Now of course there's very few people that are going to be using 130+ - 160 applications on a regular basis, but it's still good to know what your device is capable of, in the event you are that 1 in a million that actually needs that many applications.