iPhone 4G vs. HTC Incredible vs. Blackberry Slider 9800

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jason2811, May 27, 2010.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    Hey everyone. I've had a Blackberry curve on Verizon for the past two years and it's time for an upgrade. I've been looking at the HTC Incredible, the iPhone, and the new Blackberry Slider 9800 which is supposed to come out by September. Here is what is important to me in a phone based on the apps/programs I currently use the most.

    1) Native GMail application- I have this on my blackberry now and I love it. It's nice to be able to see threaded messages, star emails, archive, label, and search all of my gmail emails. A native Gmail app is available for both Blackberry and Android. There isn't one for the iPhone and I don't think there ever will be. I know I can go to gmail.com on the iphone but it's not the same. Also the native Mail application does not do any of the things I mentioned above.
    2) BBM Black Berry Messenger- I'd say 50% of my friends have blackberries and so I have about 70 BBM contacts. I use BBM all the time and I'm not sure if I can give it up. How did those of you with a lot of BBM contacts who switched from blackberry to the iPhone or Android deal with this? I know GChat (Google Talk) is another option which brings me to my next point.
    3) Native Google Talk applicaiton- I use GChat (Google Talk) all the time to talk to my friends on my blackberry and laptop. It runs in the background and it's nice getting chats instantly on my phone. The iphone does not have this.

    Nonetheless, I really like the iPhone because of all the apps and games it has. There aren't many for the Blackberry now and it makes my phone experience boring. Secondly, I usually carry around an iPod touch for my music. No phone handles music as well as the iPhone and syncs up to iTunes as easily. Also, I played with the Droid Incredible and loved it and its widgets and its speed.

  2. rkswat macrumors regular

    May 11, 2010
    Thoughts on what?

    The fact that the iPhone doesn't sound like the phone for you? Or thoughts on why you felt the need to start a thread basically saying that you are thinking about getting a new phone? Or thoughts on why you would need an iPhone because all you need it for is your music and apps, yet you have an iPod touch for that?

    I have a lot of other thoughts but I would get in trouble if I said them.
  3. slippery-pete macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2007
    Yeah, based on your criteria it doesn't look like the iPhone will meet those. Stick with your BB
  4. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2; en-gb; Nexus One Build/FRF50) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

    It sounds to me that you are too into BlackBerry services to give it up.

    Is there a wifi tether app for the BlackBerry that would enable you to use your iPod touch online when you like? Could be the perfect combo if so.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    If you are looking to stay on Verizon, then the iPhone is out (unless they announce it is coming soon which I highly doubt). It seems like you have to decide which is more important to you: the BBM or the apps that Android has. Figure that out and you have your answer.

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