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Jul 14, 2009

BlackBerry Bold vs. iPhone

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I found an interesting article at PCWorld, comparing between BlackBerry Bold and iPhone 3GS.

The writer is definitely an iPhone fan and seems to criticize most of the BlackBerry features (UI, trackball, mails functionality, keyboard).

I found some interesting points in the article, but I have to admit I do not agree with many of them (I do agree with some). For example, I actually like the BlackBerry emails application, I also love the keyboard, and think that the trackball is great.

I do think that there is no comparison with the iPhone when it comes to user interface and third party applications.

Still, I think the following lines are an exaggeration, even for me:

"For everyone else, the BlackBerry is yesterday's mobile messenger, way past its prime and heading toward retirement. The iPhone is light-years ahead of the BlackBerry on almost every count. RIM should be ashamed."

So the full article can be found in here, I recommend reading it.

 

One thing this article does not cover is the multi-tasking problem.

Imagine this: you need to send a mail with a URL. In the iPhone, you must switch between applications to do so. Horrible experience. With BlackBerry it is done much easier.

But why let me talk about it when there is another great article, this time from EngadgetMoile - talking about a painful experience when trying to actually do some real working with the iPhone.

Check it out in here.

I really think the writer has a point. iPhone is amazing when you are just doing things for fun, with no pressure to do them fast or efficient. Everything is joyful, but when trying to actually do some working with it - it sucks.

To summarize, we all whine about Windows Mobile's problems. Apparently both competitors, which seems to be doing much better these days, have their own issues.

Soon, the Triandroids will be controlling our mobile world anyway so this discussion will not be relevant anyhow.

 

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