\\shabbs wrote:The reboots are the nature of the OS underneath. Can't do much about that. The QNX core with BB10 will change all that. iOS has the advantage of OSX influence. The camera on the 9700 is actually very good IMO, better than the iPhone 3GS and 4. Don't compare it to the iPhone 4S's camera, the 9700 came out in 2009 remember. I've never had issues with corp email look up on the 9700, nor slowness - that may be due to corp issues or some rogue apps. The browser has always been weak, that has never been a RIM strong point. My 9700 was rock solid when I was using it, especially for calls, email and communictions in general, which is where the BB shines. And of course, it's legendary battery performance. Try going a whole day on an iPhone with one charge. No way, no how. And you can't pop an extra battery in either.Number Twenty Nine wrote:it's a little extreme yes, but iPhone is the best smart phone put there. I'd take that all day long over the BB Bold 9700. There's a reason everyone is copying the iPhone type user interface.
Things that make me want to smash by BB to pieces:
-reboot required after installing apps
-slooooooooow as hell
-camera et all simply shyte
- corp email address lookup - it's really really bad at this - very frustrating
- the browser is pretty weak - although alot better on BBOS6, but still much weaker than mobile Safari.
- so little memory, locks up the device every once in a while
- AT&T recommends taking the battery out once a week to cold reboot -- uhhmmmm - yeah -- right...
I could go on and on. My company feels we need to use these pieces of sh!t, so that's the only reason I have one. I'm waiting with much anticipation for Blackberry to go tango uniform so I can be rid of this and get something better. Iphone or Android phone with BBES support would be sooooooooo gooooooood.
In the meantime, I want to get a Playbook to marry with this thing so it makes my using it more comfortable.
If I want cool apps and other fun stuff, I fire up iPod Touch. Best of both worlds.
You hear bad and good on each side. I simply can't stand the iOS interface and lack of ability to customize anything about it.
my BB battery doesn't last a day. My wife's iphone 4 last 2-3 days easy.