Blackberry? or iPhone? Which one to own and why?

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  1. Joelle Burnette profile image72
    Joelle Burnetteposted 13 years ago

    Put forth your strongest case for owning (or not owning) one or the other...a Blackberry or an iPhone.

    1. Truth_Teller profile image59
      Truth_Tellerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Try a Palm.  You won't want either of them.

  2. tim-tim profile image74
    tim-timposted 13 years ago

    I don't haveeither but my son has an IPhone. It is cool! As far as the Blackberry, it is more for business people. I think it is easy to email others, keep calendar, etc. I plan on getting the IPhone in March when my contract ends with Sprint. Can't wait..

  3. WHoArtNow profile image84
    WHoArtNowposted 13 years ago

    It all depends on what you want it for? I've had a selection of smartphones over the last couple of years.

    Blackberry Bold (9000) - Nothing comes close to a B'berry for emails. The Bold is not a touchscreen phone (and the screen isn't huge) however, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. Amazing screen, and the trackball is cool.

    iPhone 3G - There fun for the first week or so, then you start getting annoyed at the slow flick through. It's good on the web, the screen is good, and of course, theres the App store, which is amazing.

    I know you didn't mention it, but I'm currently using the HTC Hero and with the new firmware, its lightning fast, super easy to use, the Android platform is truly amazing and its camera is decent.

    The best thing to do, is go into your local shops and have a play on some. In the end, if you don;t like the interface, you'll regret getting it no matter how cool or good it seems!

  4. profile image57
    xravexheavenxposted 13 years ago

    I have owned Blackberry devices in the past and simply love them.  Right now, I have a Palm Pre which I am a hugh fan of WebOS now because of if. 

    It really all depends on how you are going to use it.  For the business and technical user, get a Blackberry.  For the casual user that is just looking for media and such, get an iPhone.

  5. mfresh7 profile image60
    mfresh7posted 13 years ago

    Go for a blackberry. iPhone is junky although lately I notice some improvements, the blackberry still wins on email, performance and all other factors.

    1. LiamBean profile image84
      LiamBeanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm curious and don't intend to slam you for this, but how is the iPhone junky?

      I have and use the Blackberry Curve. I love it.

  6. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Based on Blackberry's reputation versus iPhone's reputation (and not considering what someone's individual use/needs may be), I'd go with a Blackberry.

  7. profile image0
    Janettaposted 13 years ago

    My brother has an iPhone now and loves it. A close friend also has one and loves hers too. In fact, she has said (quite honestly) that she can't live without it.

    Before he got the iPhone, my brother had a blackberry. The one that looked like the iPhone with the touchscreen and he hated it. I played around with it when he had it and it was crappy. when you touched a button on the touch screen it took forever to do anything. You end up getting frustrated, hitting the button again to make it work then you've hit too many...

    Everyone I know who has or has had a Blackberry hates them. The keys mess up, they're slow and they have other problems. So I guess I would go with the iPhone

  8. living myway profile image61
    living mywayposted 13 years ago

    I have an iphone 2g and absolutely adore it. I have a mac at home already and other phones I have owned do not sync properly or easily but the iphone really relieves that issue. I have never owned a blackberry but I cannot live without my iphone. The apps you can add are endless, the email is really easy, google maps keeps me from getting lost(albeit it takes a bit to figure out) the touch screen never gets old, if you have large fingers though the keys may be hard to type with. The touchscreen texting takes a while to get used to, I used to have a sidekick and solid actual keys are much easier to use. This is partially fixed with the ability to turn the keyboard long ways now. The screen on the iphone is larger, but breaks easier(as I found out the hard way). All in all though I can't wait to get a 3GS. I know blackberry users are all about the crackberry and iphone users are on icrack but to each his own. I would test drive them both out at the store and see which you are more comfortable with. If you get the iphone get a kick ass case that protects the screen.

  9. GoldiString profile image61
    GoldiStringposted 13 years ago

    Blackberry.. Just because it's buy one take one this week. I got the Tour. Definetly liking the broad applications.

  10. Merago profile image60
    Meragoposted 13 years ago

    I agree with WHoArtNow, it's the HTC Hero all the way for me.  A superb smartphone, with Google's Android OS running things under the hood.  Android is going to take off in a big way over the next 6-12 months as there are a lot of very desirable phones due to hit the market, the Hero is just the first.

  11. lizy625 profile image60
    lizy625posted 13 years ago

    Blackberry!! I have been an addict to mine for years, the tour is awesome!!If you "work" alot, can't do business without it.  I-phone if you like music-its a glorified mp3 player.

  12. Pr0metheus profile image58
    Pr0metheusposted 13 years ago

    iphone > bb

  13. retellect profile image67
    retellectposted 13 years ago

    Its gotta be the the iphone. I started out with the ipod touch and using a blackberry 8800. I recently got the new iphone 3GS and I can't believe what I was missing out on. I barely used the blackberry, just for making calls and sending emails. Most of the time I was on the ipod touch playing games and browsing the net over wifi. Now, I'm free of carrying that blackberry around and can still make and receive calls! Iphone is killer smile

  14. Modern Thymes profile image60
    Modern Thymesposted 13 years ago

    The iPhone is a much better product but AT&T, the only service provider available, is AWFUL and too expensive. So I bought an iPod Touch, and I've got an LG Lotus phone (powered by Sprint). The iPod Touch runs all the same apps as the iPhone, but I don't have to deal with AT&T.

  15. michael1mars profile image39
    michael1marsposted 13 years ago

    Personaly working at a telecommunications compagny Iphone has soo many issue and the features included are limited.Iphone is mostly if you like to kook cool or have a phone that is amusing.Otherwise for business and e-mails I highly recommend the Blackberry

  16. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 13 years ago

    Why not try a search on iPhone alternatives smile
    Best Regards

  17. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    blackberry works well for me!

  18. R P Chapman profile image59
    R P Chapmanposted 13 years ago

    blackberry is more functional and the iphone is more fun, think that's it in a nutshell.

  19. secretagent profile image53
    secretagentposted 13 years ago

    If you're looking for a consumer grade device, and are fond of music and video, the iPhone is a great smartphone. The applications are fun and useful, and nothing has as many accessories as the iPhone, to include docks, car alarm integration, cases, and cables. All in all, a very fun device.

    The iPhone doesn't handle data as well as the BlackBerry, which makes it so some applications are only available in WiFi hotspots. Not so much of a problem if you frequent McDonalds or Starbucks, as AT&T gives free WiFi access to iPhone users currently.

    The BlackBerry, on the other hand, is more down to business and focuses on optimizing data usage even if you're in a 2G area. BlackBerry also offers more form factors and is available on more networks. While it doesn't have as many accessories as the iPhone, it does have a pretty impressive application store. Also, if your primary factor is email, you're not an AT&T user, or don't enjoy virtual keyboards, then BlackBerry is your go to phone.


  20. kelvinblogger profile image60
    kelvinbloggerposted 13 years ago

    Blackberry .. cause i really love it.. try to google it

  21. racemels32 profile image61
    racemels32posted 13 years ago

    I would get niether. The Blackberry is for the business user except the Storm which has terrable battery life. The Iphone is too multimedia based and doesnt multitask. The Touch Pro2 is a nice mixture of both and you can get it through any carrier.

  22. L3B0 profile image59
    L3B0posted 13 years ago

    It all depends on your lifestyle. If you want to have fun and keep things fairly serious iPhone is great. If its all work little play (Business type)....blackberry no question bout it.
    Personally me and my family all have iPhones smile....luv them

  23. Don Bobbitt profile image89
    Don Bobbittposted 13 years ago

    I am retired after 40 years in the International Communications Industry, specifically Cellular phones. 

    The last 12 years were spent in R&D.

    Before I retired, I was a smartphone freak, and now that I am retired and traveling around the US in my RV, I am now an iPhone freak.

    My wife and I both have iphones, using dozens of apps each.

    We track our meals (I've lost 40 lbs),

    We track our exercise (pedometers, bike and walking programs),

    We track my blood levels (I just turned diabetic),

    We manage our emails, regardless of where we are in the US,

    We track and trade stocks, anytime, anywhere,

    We keep spreadsheets and documents on our phones for reference,

    We use coupons (the code numbers) when we shop,

    We find restaurants, shops, and entertainment, anytime anywhere,

    We take and send pictures and videos to our family and friends, from anywhere anytime,
    etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.


    I really do not think we would never go back to a smartphone, with our lifestyle.

    But ...... for the Class-A personality type of Business professional ..... I would recommend a Blackberry!

  24. racemels32 profile image61
    racemels32posted 13 years ago

    I wrote a hub just for why you should buy a Touch Pro2

  25. jossecarr profile image60
    jossecarrposted 12 years ago

    For me any smart phone will do as long as it will supports my online faxing needs.

  26. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Hmmmm, in one respect you are all making me feel kinda old.
    I am using and still have a Motorola Razr, which is hitting on 6 years old. Its still fully functioning, although missing one back plate that covers the battery.

    I wouldn't look at getting either a Blackberry or an iPhone for several reasons. The main one is I actually enjoy my 'disconnected' time when I am not in front of the computer.

    Another reason is I am not going to pay for a phone where the cost of running one on a post paid plan AND making calls is actually rather prohibitive in Australia. So, unless some miracle price reduction happens for phone calling rather than the actual phones any time soon, I'm sticking to pre-paid.

    1. profile image50
      aqil atanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      strawberry because its deliciousssssssss

  27. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    Neither. I want to use a cell phone for good phone reception and delivery, texting, and limited web surfing so I just need a touch phone with at least a 3-inch screen.  Don't really need all the other doodads, I prefer a computer.  I'd probably get an ipad once my netbook is a couple of years old.

  28. strutzas profile image60
    strutzasposted 12 years ago

    Blackberry and iPhone are really cool gadgets and i think the one that make them difference are their features.

    1. jossecarr profile image60
      jossecarrposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Features really matters.  I guess it would be best to get a phone having features that supports your daily communication needs.

  29. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 12 years ago

    It seemed to me that every Tom, Dick and Harry had an iPhone here, which was one good reason not to get one (thought I'd stick to my black Nokia 6700 Classic). But I was looking at one a couple of weeks ago, and was very, very impressed by all its features. I'm tempted.
    My boss had a Blackberry and was so dissatisfied, he exchanged it for a 'no name' that served the purpose a lot better.

  30. profile image53
    brantKOUposted 5 years ago

    I have an iPhone 6. I think it is good.


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