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iPhone or Storm?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Doug Brott, Dec 23, 2008.

iPhone or Blackberry Storm?

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  2. Blackberry Storm

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  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Interesting you would say that .. they refuse to support Blackberry (although I've created a way to do this though OWA) .. However, Windows Mobile (not going there) and the iPhone are supported .. Go figure.
     
  2. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Your employer too? I thought mine was the only one... :(
     
  3. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I'm more of a Blackberry kinda guy.

    iPhone seems more like a kiddy toy.

    Mike
     
  4. Rob-NovA

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    My employer is a Blackberry shop (both AT&T and Verizon) and I have one, which I use for both corporate email and phone. Rumor has it the CEO has an iPhone set up for corporate use, but not us grunts in the field! Anyway, my gut tells me the iPhone isn't quite ready for enterprise use, but it's more than capable for my personal use.
     
  5. Grentz

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    I love the bold as well, that would be my pick over the other 2 ;)

    I also really like my Blackjack.
     
  6. Draconis

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    I have never used either one, so cannot state a good opinion. The phone I have been saveing up for is the HTC Touch Diamond.
     
  7. Zepes

    Zepes Godfather

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    Didn't Vote

    Got one of the first storms. Returned after 2 weeks. like the iphone don't have good att coverage. I'm stuck with the curve.

    Storm=

    light leaks
    slow os after loaded down with apps (got the .75 then loaded the .76 released for bell)
    had one stuck pixel, tried to fix, no dice, not a big deal (irritated the crap out of me)
    camera is ssssllllooooowwww
    I got more but this is enough
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Well I haven't necessarily seen an outpouring for the iPhone, but reading here and elsewhere, it seems to me that the Storm would be disappointing at best .. and considering the situation with my employer probably not the right choice. Now the decision is whether or not to keep my current Blackberry or not.
     
  9. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    I guess it depends on what one expects that their phone will do. I have the Curve, and I really like it.
    The cons (for me): The keys are a bit small, thank goodness for spellcheck, and Bluetooth seems a bit weak (iphone does not have voice dialing built in...when driving I use my Curve VD all the time).

    Pros: I get all my email at no extra charge, voice dialing, great camera phone (never use it though).
    I don't play games on it. (so why an iphone? Or ipod for that matter)
    I don't see my phone as an isolation device but more as a way to be connected to those I want to keep in touch with.
    I also have a program that lets me control my pc via my Curve.
    iphone or not? Go with what you are interested in doing.
    To each their own.
     
  10. wolverine318

    wolverine318 AllStar

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    I would choose an Iphone right now. I am a blackberry fan (i have a curve 8330), but when I played with the storm I thought it was terrible. The UI is slow and clumsy. If anything I would wait until the next model comes out and they fix the issues with the touch/click screen.
     
  11. njblackberry

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    Doug - what BB do you have today (and which carrier - I assume Verizon if you are considering the Storm)?
     
  12. dshu82

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    Had my original iPhone for a while now and it has been great. When decide I need the internet more, the will upgrade to 3G.
     
  13. Incog-Neato

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    BB Bold .... I had the iPhone and it's email (6 accounts) sucked. I played with a friends Storm and the typing "feel" and the "double push" keyboard is horrible.
     
  14. Doug Brott

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    Actually, I'm with T-mobile .. I have the 8700g and have used it for most of the past 3 years .. I went with a Windows Mobile device for a time and hated it so much I went back to the BB and wrote a program to get my E-mail from work :) .. although it's not perfect at that task it works well.

    I'm "free" to switch to any provider at this point and I may stick with what I've got .. If T-Mobile had the Bold ....

    But alas, I'm starting to feel "left out" on the technology side as T-Mobile doesn't seem to want to keep up .. there are a couple of dead spots that I travel to that don't seem to be a problem with AT&T's network .. I wish there were a perfect solution :)
     
  15. Steve

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    Since you're with T-Mobile, have you looked at the Android? I'm curious about that one. Do they have a 30-day trial? /steve
     
  16. Grentz

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    The biggest problem with tmobile is that their 3G coverage is horrible. But they are working on it now with Android released.
     
  17. Brandon428

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  18. machavez00

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    If you are a Windoze user, go with the BB; Mac user, iPhone.

    That being said I can't find any info (on the BB site or Verizon's) if the BB Storm does WiFi, The iPhone does.
     
  19. Brandon428

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    No,I don't think the Storm has WiFi.
     
  20. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    iPhone beat the G1 by a score of 4.3 to 3.5 in that c|net match up. They admitted after that the iPhone had the more mature s/w, tho. For those that are averse to on-screen keyboards, I must say that is a pretty nice keyboard on the G1. /steve
     

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