Monday, April 11, 2011

iPhone vs Blackberry Who Will Win?

The battle is on!

Wednesday after work I will be going to my local AT&T store to renew my contract and pick out a new phone.  I'm asking for your help peeps!

When the Blackberry Torch first came out and was being advertised on TV I thought I knew what I would get when the time came.  I currently have a Samsung Impression which is a touch screen with a slide out full keyboard.


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So a Blackberry Torch would be very much the same.


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But recently I've seen people in the blogging world that have gotten iPhones and just raved about how much they love them.  I also know people who have iPhones and love them.  So I've sort of been toying with the idea of getting one myself.


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My main concern with the iPhone is that it is a full touch screen.  I'll admit I do not use the full keyboard much on my current phone but I do like having the option to use it.  Sometimes I do use it a lot.

The Blackberry Torch seems to be the best of both worlds just like my current phone.  I can use the touch screen to text or I can use the full keyboard.  The Torch will be a step up from my current phone though because it will be a smart phone.

I'll admit I haven't really done research on either phone as the renewal date has kind of crept up on me.  Basically in my uninformed mind I see the phones as both having apps and one being a full touch screen while the other is a touch screen with a full keyboard.

I have essentially have two days to make my decision.  Help me out peeps!  Give me your honest opinions with some pros and cons of both, especially if you were a previous BB owner and now have an iPhone.

I should mention I am an AT&T customer.  The iPhone 3GS 8GB is being advertised as $49.  If you vote iPhone which one should I get, the 3GS, 4G...I don't know if there are any other options out there.  Seriously, I need help.

I will of course be taking the information I learn from you peeps and going over it with someone at the AT&T store to cement my decision.

Tell me what you think and why.  I value your opinions!


Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun) said...

I would love to help you out Amy and I hear the blackberry is awesomesauce and everyone that buys it loves it. I don't always hear that with the Iphone.

I cannot change my mind and will always buy a nontouchscreen phone.

Amy @ countrystrong21 said...

What do you hear about iPhones that people don't like?? I need deets (details) in order to make this decision Hollie! lol

antoszewskia said...

iPhone. I love my iPhone 100%. We already had this discussion already but ...

Reasons why I love my phone:
1. iTunes/my whole music library on the go. (you can listen to music with your blackberry but its a little more difficult to upload your music and refresh it-- and mostly the music takes up so much memory on the bb.
2. Multitasking. I didn't think multitasking would be something I'd really take advantage of with the iPhone, because my blackberry wasn't so great at it. I absolutely love the fact that I can do different things at the same time EASILY.
3. Browser. I love the iPhone browser so much better than i liked the blackberry one. On my blackberry, if i didn't actually "close" the browser it would KILL my batter. iPhone-- not at all. as soon as you move off the screen it stops putting signal. Additionally you can have multiple pages on iPhone-- but with blackberry i'm not sure that you can(I don't really remember but I don't think you can).
4. Apps. I love the fact that there are a bajillion apps out there as compared to my blackberry. I mean yeah, there were some good apps-- just not many there were good AND free. iPhone has ligit awesome apps that are good AND free.

I know we talked about this yesterday but because I was scatter brained and on duty I thought I'd actually tell you what my thoughts were.

Amy @ countrystrong21 said...

Aw girl you're awesome for leaving me a list of reasons why you love your iPhone. Definitely am taking them into consideration. I'll be sure to let you know what I get tomorrow.