Iphone or Blackberry BOLD, WHATS BETTER?????

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by povsicf, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. povsicf macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2009
    I have two questions, Iphone 3G or BLACKBERRY BOLD, whats better and why??? And second does anyone know or have an idea of when the new 3.0 Software will be out, and I know it is in the summer, I am just looking to narrow down when it will be like June, Mid July, WHEN????? Someone Please help me I'm torn. I changed to Bold mainly because of MMS and cut and paste without having to Jailbreak my iphone, but now I miss the touchscreen and the browser so I am torn on which way to go. Also I like the fact that with the new software I'll be able to do all those things. One last thing right now with my blackberry I am able to tether via bluetooth with my powerbook, I don't know if I will be able to do that with the iphone 3.0 software. PLEASE HELP!!!!
  2. Mintin8 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2009
    United Kingdom
    What do you want to use your mobile for? Then we can tell you a lot more.
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Sounds like you would be better off with a Razr, or spend your money on a class to help you learn how to research.
  4. srl7741 macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world

    I have both phones and in June/July when or IF a newer iPhone is released i will still be using the iPhone. The Bold is a great phone but the iPhone has so much more to offer.
    It really comes down to what your going to use the phone for?
    What are your main uses for the phone?
  5. Dan in PA macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2009
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I owned both at one time, ended up selling the bold. I just missed the iPhone's UI, browser, better mulitmedia experience and larger screen. I do miss the bold's better email capabilities, physical keyboard and little blinking alert light ;)
  6. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    I have both right now but the Bold is currently on ebay right now. I came back to the iPhone (3G this time) because I missed the iPhone browser and it's superior multimedia capabilities. Considering that Apple designed the phone portion of the iPhone as little more than a regular app, it wasn't an easy decision butI don't get that many calls anyway.

    I'll miss the Bold's ability to multitask out of the box and the near instantaneous email (with the sweet blinking LED). Blackberries are true communicator devices with everything else coming 2nd. The Bold does multimedia slightly better than all the other phones RIM has out now.

    Basically I'd say it comes down to:
    Bold = superior business phone.
    iPhone = superior multimedia device.
  7. briand05 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    As much as I liked my Bold, I ended up going back to the iPhone because my Bold kept running out of memory and I kept having to pull out the battery. The browser on the Bold is terrible too, but it's definitely way better for messaging. I still haven't seen any phone that compares to the iPhone's slick and general fast interface, and now with 3.0 coming out most of my issues with the iPhone are being addressed.
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Since you came here first; get the 3G iPhone. When you go over to the BB Bold Fourms I'm pretty sure they'll tell you to get the BB Bold.......:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Why in the world would you tether via BLUETOOTH?!? It's so slow...
  10. MrGadget28 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    The Bold kills the iPhone as a phone. The iPhone is just an iPod Touch with a touch screen phone built in.

    Bold + iPod Touch > iPhone

    I just got an iPod Touch today and noticed that all of the apps run smoother than they did on my iPhone, which sometimes froze.
  11. Whorehay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    I get around 1mbps down 300kbps up tethering via bluetooth on the bold.

    And the battery drain is way better than pdanet.

    Communication- bold hands down
    Multimedia- iphone hands down

    Both can do the other decently.

    So choose accordingly. I chose the Bold.
  12. jeremykyle macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2009
    I actually played with a Bold the other day, and it was pretty amazing. Best BlackBerry I have ever seen, and I thought about buying one. I couldn't give up my beloved iPhone though. The Bold is a great competitor though.
  13. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    Da Bold is 908230472374232142 times better. Sorry.
  14. MrGadget28 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    Blackberry is better as a phone for casual or business use.
    iPhone is better for multimedia/entertainment.

  15. pete9976 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2009
    Do you guys know if you can switch SIM cards between the Blackberry Bold and the iPhone?? It'd be nice to have the capability to switch back and forth between the 2 phones.
  16. MrGadget28 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    Sorry but I thought the iPhone was cool but also a waste of money. I bought so many apps and only used them once. I found myself to use my laptop way more than I used the Safari browser on my iPhone.
  17. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    Pretty much. If you plan to surf the net in any large capacity I'd recommend the iPhone, because Mobile Safari puts the BB WAP browser to shame.
  18. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    you throw opera mini on a bold and you're money. either way you're still on crap at&t
  19. milani macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2008
    Good point. I haven't had any experience with Opera mini, but I've heard good things.
  20. Whorehay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    it's pretty good. safari is still better although opera mini is probably faster. touch screen navigation works pretty well though.
  21. akacaj macrumors regular


    Dec 21, 2008
    Never thought I would say this but I hate the nipple!
  22. lynxdeb macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2009
    i've tried bold for a week.. os isn't so good.. and a lot of memory leak
    i don't know if your bold in US have wifi, but here in Italy the bold is esclusive of Vodafone and.. doesn't have wifi.. so iPhone is better for connectivity :)
  23. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    I know I’m not the first to point this out, but it really boils down to what you need/use your phone for, also you have to count in the place you live in (the carrier of the iPhone and the bold on your place).
  24. randomusername macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2008
    The iPhone is superior when it comes to ease of use, navigation, browsing, and multimedia.

    The Bold is better for business use and the keyboard and display are amazing.

    But that's not saying the Bold is a horrible multimedia phone and the iPhone isn't a horrible business phone with a poor display.
  25. carence23 macrumors member


    Jul 14, 2008
    Yes you can switch back and forth. I have the iPhone and the Bold.

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