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Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:14 pm

I'm going to upgrade my plan I'm looking at these two. Those who have them or preferably both which is better? Overall I like the look and feel of the blackberry but it has less features than the iphone. Also the price of the blackberry is about $150 cheaper.
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:54 pm

I went with the Blackberry Curve for many reasons, cheaper was a big factor, it had the options I needed to operate my phone. I didn't need a lot like Iphone offered.

Another plus was I am a huge textaholic, and my plan with the database one allows me to text anyone who has a Curve, anytime, anywhere unlimited, on top of texting anyone within my phone company-Verizon also for free.

It is also a high hearing compaitiblity, huge plus for me being Hard of Hearing and wearing Aids.

So far I have really enjoyed the Curve and it suits my needs more then the iphone did.

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:00 pm



Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
I'm going to upgrade my plan I'm looking at these two. Those who have them or preferably both which is better? Overall I like the look and feel of the blackberry but it has less features than the iphone. Also the price of the blackberry is about $150 cheaper.

I have seen the curve and it has no where the fell or finish to compete with the iphone. Infact I found the buttons and make quite flimsy, if your looking for a phone that looks good and does the job then try the iphone.
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:32 pm

I do a lot of wifi browsing which the ATT Blackberry doesn't have, that's one of the reasons that's still keeping me interested in the iphone.
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:14 pm



Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
I do a lot of wifi browsing which the ATT Blackberry doesn't have, that's one of the reasons that's still keeping me interested in the iphone.

If that's what you do most of, your search should really be over. The iPhone beats any and every other mobile device that ATT has on offer, hands down. And that won't be changing anytime soon. If you need a physical keyboard, that's another story. I thought I did, but got the iPhone last July anyway - and it hasn't been a problem whatsoever. The only way I'll give it up is to get the new one.
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:45 pm



Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 3):
I do a lot of wifi browsing which the ATT Blackberry doesn't have, that's one of the reasons that's still keeping me interested in the iphone.

Just get the iPhone - you dont get a 'real' browser with any other phone that I am aware of (even the versions of Opera you sometimes get are horrendously cut down).
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:08 pm

My mom recently got the Blackberry Curve, but decided to trade it in for an iPhone. The user interface on the iPhone is much, much simpler (I can attest to that having an iPhone, and messing around with her Curve), and user friendly, and I found the keys on the Curve to be a real pain in the ass to hit.

If it's ease-of-use or browsing capability you want, the iPhone wins hands down. I can't find much of a difference between the two in respect to the rest of the features...

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:28 pm

If you do a lot of texting or e-mail the tactile keyboard on the curve is the way to go.

I do 1000's of texts in a month and therefore have a curve.

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:30 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 7):
tactile keyboard

If you're fingers are really small, it's perfectly adequate, but if you've got big fingers, it's really hard to press the right buttons. What difference does it make what kind of keyboard it is?

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:53 pm

I personally like my AT&T Tilt. It has all the best features of both of these phones. I find Windows Mobile much easier to work with than the Blackberry OS.
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:32 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 8):

Most people say because you have to look at the screen to type so its a negative.. I wouldn't know because I don't have a touch screen phone and don't plan on getting one
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:44 am



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 8):
What difference does it make what kind of keyboard it is?

Because in my experience you can type faster when you can feel the keys move.....

I do wish blackberry had a touch screen for navagation.....like the treo....
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:14 am



Quoting AirWillie6475 (Thread starter):
I'm going to upgrade my plan I'm looking at these two. Those who have them or preferably both which is better? Overall I like the look and feel of the blackberry but it has less features than the iphone. Also the price of the blackberry is about $150 cheaper.

You can't compare the two.

I will admit I have a huge bias towards the Blackberry as I currently own two (one for work, provided by work, and one of my own), but you simply cannot compare the two.

I'd suggest you wait a little longer for the Blackberry Bold or Thunder (thunder will be available in the US by Verizon, and in the UK by Vodaphone ONLY however).

The Bold will be an upgraded Curve / 8700 series machine, with 3G capabilities, bluetooth, gps, mp3/camera phone, AND, Wireless (A/B/G/N i believe) capabilities (so when ur at home, you can use ur own internet versus using data off of your wireless provider, and incurring costs.

Also, the Bold (coming very soon) will retain the QWERTY keyboard the Pearl lost, which most Blackberry users love.

Finallky, the Thunder, (and I'm sure subsequent versions of the bb) will be touchscreen, similar to the iPhone.

RIM is finally realizing the potential to their machines capabilities, and moving into the 'other' market, other than just business people.

If you cannot wait, go for the Curve.. you wilL NOT be disappointed.

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:24 am



Quoting Greasespot (Reply 11):
Because in my experience you can type faster when you can feel the keys move.....

I've had the iPhone from the beginning, and I agree. I would especially like to have tactile buttons for the iPod interface when driving. That way, I wouldn't have to avert my eyes to see where to touch the screen.

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 12):
If you cannot wait, go for the Curve.. you wilL NOT be disappointed.

I think he would indeed be disappointed if he wants true web browsing capability...

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:18 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 13):
I think he would indeed be disappointed if he wants true web browsing capability...

i agree that the current line of blackberry's leave much left to be desired in the way of webbrowsing, but i recently foudn a "emulate Internet explorer" optiono n my 8700 that has made things a little nicer.

Also, the reviews I have seen about the new Bold has indicated that the web browser is leaps and bounds of an improvement over the current offering, and renderings of websites are tending to be much more easier to use,and more true to life.

I still say, wait for the Bold!

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:45 am

I just went to the apple store and had a test drive. The iphone is much much better, it was awesome, apple seemed to have though of everything need on this type of device. The iphone is just way more advanced than the Blackberry, other than the email/text thing it doesn't even compare to the curve. I've never liked touchscreen typing but I guess I'll just have to get used to it.
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:15 am

Having used the iTouch for a while, I've found that certain aspects of the browser are buggy, such as small text boxes only allowing certain characters to be lower, and some to be upper case. Also, the tactile feeling of pressing keys is lost, which is hindered by my fat fingers, but other than that, it works for everything except Flash (since Flash eats battery power.)
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:17 pm



Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 15):
I've never liked touchscreen typing but I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

Remember that the keys aren't "pressed" until you lift your finger. In other words, if you want to type "S", but accidentally hit "A", keep your finger on the touchscreen, slide it over a bit to the "S", and lift up. "S" will be entered.

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:21 pm

get a real phone like 2nd generation n95 or n96
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:26 pm

Slightly off topic but for those wishing for a physical keyboard but with great functionality, the soon to be released Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 may be worth a look at.

It comes out in the UK in November - can't wait !
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:29 pm



Quoting Zak (Reply 18):
get a real phone like 2nd generation n95 or n96

A 'real' phone?  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:57 pm



Quoting Zak (Reply 18):
get a real phone like 2nd generation n95 or n96

Define "real" phone.

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:12 pm

How's the battery of the new iPhone?
I found the short battery life of the old iPhone rather annoying and it can be a reason to go for the blackberry. Especially if you are travelling a lot and don't always have the chance to recharge.
 
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:23 pm



Quoting Flexo (Reply 22):
How's the battery of the new iPhone?

Here you go.

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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:16 am



Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 1):
I went with the Blackberry Curve for many reasons, cheaper was a big factor, it had the options I needed to operate my phone. I didn't need a lot like Iphone offered.

Another plus was I am a huge textaholic, and my plan with the database one allows me to text anyone who has a Curve, anytime, anywhere unlimited, on top of texting anyone within my phone company-Verizon also for free.

It is also a high hearing compaitiblity, huge plus for me being Hard of Hearing and wearing Aids.

So far I have really enjoyed the Curve and it suits my needs more then the iphone did.

Alex

I have a Curve, Love it to death. Plus it just seems that it would be hard to text on an "imaginary keyboard" =D like the iphone has. I mean, you cant really feel th buttons.
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:27 am

After going through many phones over the past two years from different Palm's, Blackberrys, iPhone, and Blackjack, I go for the Treo. I still currently own a Blackjack Curve though. The reason being, if it is a company phone and they pay for everything then its fine but the fact that for a Blackberry you need to pay for your minutes, then another $20/mo for unlimited text messages and picture messages (which you cant send unless you have internet), and then another $30/mo for the Blackberry service, plus another $10/mo if you want to use the GPS for the Blackberry it just all adds up. With the iPhone you just need to make sure to buy the $5/mo (I think they still offer it) for insurance. Anything with a touch screen needs to have some sort of protection for insurance. No I do not work for AT&T but with my personal experience, having that security makes you feel a whole lot better handling your phone.
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RE: Iphone3g Vs Blackberry Curve

Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:17 am



Quoting AirWillie6475 (Reply 15):
I've never liked touchscreen typing but I guess I'll just have to get used to it.

You really do get used to it, and after a while you really get fast at it. I bought my iPhone 3G day they came out (only spent 40 minutes waiting in line)... texting in the beginning was difficult... but once i got used to it and learned that I can override the suggestions it makes on spelling I got fast at it. And when you factor in the network speed, the maps, iPod functions, video, email, Safari.... you've got one hell of a phone.....

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