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Hey anyone have an opinion on which one to get. My GF has the I phone and it seems pretty cool. I havent had a chance to mess with the new blackberrys.

any thoughts. My company will pay for it so I might as well take advantage of it.

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Your question might be easier to answer in a month or two. Blackberry is pretty much the standard when it comes to business devices. Apple is getting ready to release a new iphone that has much faster download speeds also new programs that allow compatibility with corporate e-mail systems. My wife carries both (personal apple and business crackberry). I think she prefers the iphone, but right now each does things the other can't. Like I said, that may change soon. How's that for not answering your question? :D
 

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Your question might be easier to answer in a month or two. Blackberry is pretty much the standard when it comes to business devices. Apple is getting ready to release a new iphone that has much faster download speeds also new programs that allow compatibility with corporate e-mail systems. My wife carries both (personal apple and business crackberry). I think she prefers the iphone, but right now each does things the other can't. Like I said, that may change soon. How's that for not answering your question? :D
I think that was good info. It might pay for me to wait a month or so and see. I defiantly want to be able to read company email but also like some of the features that the I phone has.
 

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Neither.

I like the palm version because it doesn't modify or reformat my documents when I transmit plus it has all the other bells and whistles too.


Well, mine is not wifi but the newer ones are.
 

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Neither.

I like the palm version because it doesn't modify or reformat my documents when I transmit plus it has all the other bells and whistles too.


Well, mine is not wifi but the newer ones are.
Okay thats one more to look at. I had not thought about the palms....
 

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My whole comapny is switching from Verizon with the Q-Moto (crackberry), to the I-Phone on AT&T

Primarily for the web access - it's incredible.

In a pinch, we can even do web-based software demos using the damned thing.

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yeah thats exactly what got be thinking about the I phone. The ability to surf the net and get maps, weather, music from any location is great.
 

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I can't speak for the new iPhone but then again, who can speak for the new Blackberry's, or Palm Treo's for that matter. They aren't out yet so it's all specualtion. I didn't buy into the iPhone mainly because it was first generation and wasn't easily available at the time.

The new Treos are supposed to be lighter because they were a brick. The new Blackberry's are supposed to come out with a touch screen. The new iPhones are supposed to have more "cool" features but they focus more on features than functionality.

What you have to ask yourself to decide is what's more important. I used to have a Treo and used it for everything. I could eliminate my PC if necesary. But it was a brick to carry with me and the phone quality was more than just poor. It really sucked. So I went to the the Blackberry Pearl because it was so small. (and the fact that RIM was in my building) The phone quality is amazing. I love the push rather than pull email strategy. But I hate the 2 letter per key typing strategy and I really miss the touch screen. The iPhone has the touch screen but it doesn't have keys that actually feel like you're typing so you make lots of mistakes.

Sooo IMHO the new Blackberry with a touch screen is about to be released in the next few months. Wait for it.
 

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I think your preference depends on whether you work or play with what ever model you are using.
I'm with GFD, push email, rather than pull, and my 8700 series is due to end up in a mug of beer again, hopefully the new Blackberry will be out by then.....

If it didn't get destroyed Friday night, it'll last a while longer.
 

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I plan on getting a Blackberry in the fall, they have a touch screen coming out then and my contract will be up on my Razor! :winker:

My main reason is Blackberry interfaces seamlessly with outlook in every way, mail, address book, schedule/calendar etc.

As for who is doing better. If market share is an indicator, I'll let you make the decision.

Read this May 30 news release;

By Marin Perez
InformationWeek
May 30, 2008 07:57 PM



Research in Motion sold the most smartphones in the United States for the first quarter of 2008, more than doubling the nearest competitor's market share, an IDC report found.

The report found RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) grabbed 44.5% of the market for the first three months of 2008, up from 35.1% in the previous quarter.

Apple's iPhone came in second place with 19.2% of the market in the first quarter, a drop from 26.7% the quarter before.
 

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jb said:
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Ya like the Tilt?? whats your favorite thing about it?
big keys great for fat fingers, nice screen, fully loaded with windows mobile, great email client (I have 3 email accounts which I access), records video with sound, video zoom feature, 3 mega pixel camera and everything is easy to use, windows media player, lots of available memory expansion cards (i installed 8 gb). 3G, built in GPS, wifi, wireless lan, bluetooth, wireless modem, beaming capabilities, variable font sizes (not available on blackberrys), seamless interface with IE Exploder and MS Outlook and killer battery life. I watched 8 hours of video on a flight last week on the battery.

I love it!
 

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big keys great for fat fingers, nice screen, fully loaded with windows mobile, great email client (I have 3 email accounts which I access), records video with sound, video zoom feature, 3 mega pixel camera and everything is easy to use, windows media player, lots of available memory expansion cards (i installed 8 gb). 3G, built in GPS, wifi, wireless lan, bluetooth, wireless modem, beaming capabilities, variable font sizes (not available on blackberrys), seamless interface with IE Exploder and MS Outlook and killer battery life. I watched 8 hours of video on a flight last week on the battery.

I love it!
Actually the BB Pearl has everything you mentioned (in their competitive arena) and does have variable font sizes. It even has a flash for the camera. But the 2 letters per key is a pain.
 
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