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Old 09-05-2009, 10:55 PM   #21
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I had a bb pearl for two years. Just upgraded to 8900. Like everyone else said it just works. The calender, contacts, email (sync's to outlook pretty seemlessly), web is much better on this phone than on previous bb's. I must of dropped that pearl hard 10 or 20 times. Now my gf is using it.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:59 PM   #22
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Blackberry for me too.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:58 PM   #23
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I just got a Blackberry Tour on Sprint and love it. It took a tumble (in the case that came with it) down the stairs 6 days into my ownership of it and it performs like nothing ever happened. Solid, not flimsy. The OS is easy to use, pretty self intuitive. Love the BB app world. I needed a phone for business and especially something that made keeping in touch with texting and email easy. I tried a touchscreen phone and personally it's just not great to type on. I need physical buttons and the blackberry fits the bill nicely. It's be far the best device for communication that I've come across.
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Blackberry all the way.

Great for multiple email accounts, Sprint Navigation (think Garmin with voice on your phone), syncs well with Outlook calendar, contacts, etc.

Tough as nails too. Plus, no worries about marring a touch screen.
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I have used a blackberry for years and I love them. They are really durable as well. I have the most beat up blackberry that you've ever seen and it still works like a champ!
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But... does the Blackberry have a Stanley Level app???
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iphone all the way! i love mine!
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I love both phones. The iphone is a great one to have if you use it for personal but not so much for work. The other bad thing about it is that if something happens to it you have to send it off to be fixed and settle for a loaner until the other one is fixed. They don't just give a new one, and they dont necessarily have a "insurance" coverage for it. So pretty much you can send in yours that is damaged and get it fixed or pay for a brand new one...

The blackberry is a great phone. It's great for work they way it's built and how to manage it. It definitely is a little more durable than the iphone. Through your service provider you can get the insurance for it to replace the phone if something happens which is awesome. They are both great, but if you want one for business I would go with the blackberry. Hope that helps a little!
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I have the Bold, owner has and iphone. We argue all the time which is better and never really came to a conclusion one way or the other. His only response is that he has a "farting app" and I dont (there might be one for the bold but I can honestly say that I havent looked for it.)

I will say as far as email is concerned I love my BB. I have 1 personal and 2 work (mine and general accounts) all come to my phone and im rarely in the office but always connected and ready to respond.

If you have friends w/ bb you can send free texts under your data plan with BBM. Your already paying for data might as well use it to text.

You can get the bold for cheap these days, there is also a Bold 2 (9700 i think) that is coming to at&t with in the next month or two.

BB does have the storm (touchscreen), there are some that love it but most dont. Storm 2 is on the way also, from what I have read its a huge improvement, but I doubt it comes to at&t anytime soon.

For more answers you can go to www.crackberry.com and read around their forums. Lots of info and a ton of people have asked the very same question you are.
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I just got the Otterbox Defender case for my BB Tour and this is now a very rugged and durable phone with great communication and mobile productivity software. You can have the same thing with the iphone. Touch screen vs keyboard is big decision to make. I needed a keyboard and the Tour was the best phone on my network (Sprint) for business communications and mobile productivity, least in my opinion at the time of this posting. If someone reads this 3 months from now... I'm sure a new phone will have been released that might make me rethink that.
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Blackberry curve for me. I got a rugged plastic case that snaps on pretty snug and it takes a beating and never stops. plus I hate the touch screen of the Iphone, and that its more of a toy than a business tool IMO. I'm too rough on my phones to have an Iphone, blackberry has yet to let me down in anyway.
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BB bold in an otterbox. I would never have spent that kind of money if they did'nt have an otterbox......
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personally, I could never switch back to a blackberry form an iphone. you can do just about anythign online that you can do form your desk computer with it and my blackberry just never was very good at at that.
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I just upgraded to the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and got rid of the piece of
junk Treo 800. It's a new learning curve from windows os but so far I'm
impressed.

I read tons of reviews before I got it and most users say it's very durable
and that's what I need in a phone. I set up my 3 email accounts with no
problem and you get a BlackBerry email account as well
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blackberry storm. Get the case and the screen film. Takes a beating! Great phone
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Our Blackberry Storm's cost us $100 a piece and we pay $79 a month for our calling plan as compared to $400 for an iPhone ant $129 a month. We use Verizon as we had constant billing problems with AT&T (always in their favor) and it was a pain to have to call every month to get them corrected. Our calls are mostly to the crews so the minutes don't count so long as we use a cell in the office.

AT&T is having problems with their network being overloaded - evidently they were not expecting the very high sales levels of the iPhones which with all their web apps take a lot more bandwidth than voice traffic.
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Our Blackberry Storm's cost us $100 a piece and we pay $79 a month for our calling plan as compared to $400 for an iPhone ant $129 a month.
whoa there cowboy, I use both an iPhone and a Blackberry, and the iphones don't cost 400 with a contract, they're as low as 100 actually, and my monthly cost is in the 80's.
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I would say Black Berry 8350
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well if you don't like your phone, you can always just do this in the end. heh.

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I've been thinking of picking up a smart phone. Right now I'm using a first gen Verizon G'z One that I've kept past a couple free upgrades because it works so well as a phone. However, my girlfriend picked up a BB, and I quickly realized how handy it was to have internet on your phone- quick access to an online phonebook, check product reviews before buying something, google maps, ect. A qwerty keypad would be nice too, since a lot of people my age seem to only communicate using text messages, and I hate typing on a phone. However, I don't want to replace my good phone with a junk phone in order to get internet. I was looking at the BB flip, since with the lexan case that they sell, it's about the same size as my current phone, which fits very well in the tool pocket on my Carhartts. Anyone have any experence with this phone? How good is the reception? My current phone can pull in signal when none of the other people around me have any service.
Any other phones I might consider?

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