adding a blackberry to the mix...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by QCassidy352, Sep 20, 2008.

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Which would you rather have?

  1. iphone 2G and older bb which has data only

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. nicer bb with voice and data + ipod touch

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  1. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    #1
    So I have an iphone, and I like it very much because it allowed me to carry only one thing instead of an ipod and a cell phone. but now I have to carry a bb for my job, as well. So here are my two options:

    1) iphone 2G + bb 8700 (no voice - data only)
    Pros: access to both home and work email without wifi network; I have them both already
    Cons: have to carry both of them at all times because I can't get work email on the iphone and can't get phone calls of any kind on the bb

    OR

    2) nicer bb (voice and data) + ipod touch
    Pros: when I don't need music (i.e. during the work day, when going out at night) I can leave the ipod in my desk/at home and only carry one thing; the new bb would be much more pleasant to use than the older one I was given
    Cons: no access to home email except when in range of a wifi network; would have to buy both devices and sell iphone; would have to coordinate getting my new bb with both the job and AT&T so that it could take over my iphone contract and could be hooked up to the job's servers

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Mr$Whale macrumors member

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    hmmm...sounds like a dilemma. depending on what blackberry you get, it can play music. depends on the size of your SD card (you can get up to eight gigs nowadays I believe, don't quote me). I have the pearl and it's pretty solid. It's good to have to be able to check my e-mail (so i don't have to), and use as a planner, along with media for short walks or something like that. It's definitely no ipod replacement if you like having a lot of music on hand at once.

    As for syncing with a computer, it's average. It's not going to be as seamless as the iPhone, but it gets by alright.
     
  3. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I should clarify. If I were to go with option 2, the bb would be a work-only device, except that I would use it as my personal cell phone also. So I would not need to worry about syncing it with my mac at all, nor would I load music on to it. My personal calendars, music, media, etc. would only be on the ipod touch.

    If I stay with option 1, the bb will be used ONLY for work email, and the iphone for everything else (you can see how annoying it is that they can't/won't let me use my iphone with the work email).
     
  4. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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  5. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    yah, I guess I think option 2 is the better one in the long run. But it's going to be a real hassle to sell the iphone, buy the bb, switch my AT&T plan from the iphone to the bb, get my work to put the bb on their system, and buy the ipod touch.
     
  6. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    iPhones are usually pretty easy to get rid of on e-bay, last I checked people were still bidding well for them.

    Wow, you're the only person I know for whom buying a shiny new gadget is a hassle :) j / k, I see your point. I'd still go for the second option though.
     
  7. QCassidy352 thread starter macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

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    Well that's good to know, at least. :)

    haha, I love the buying of the shiny gadgets, but I just don't relish trying to work out the logistics with AT&T and the IT department.
     
  8. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    Just to add this into the mix, I just heard that BB is working on a Mac sync program! This could make syncing much easier than PocketMac
     

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