iPhone vs BlackBerry 8800?

airfang

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Hi does anybody know how is iPhone compared to BlackBerry 8800?

want to choose between one of them but not sure what the latter is capable of

any info, recommendations or suggestions will be appreciated!
 

wako

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Depends on what you plan on using your phone for...


iPhone is more of a entertainment device rather than a "business" device, like the BlackBerry. If your work place supports BES, I would say get a BlackBerry. If you dont even know what BES is, then just get an iPhone.

If you are such a regular joe, that doesnt need your email Pushed either, then its more of a reason to get an iPhone.


On a side note, BB8800 isnt a fair comparison with the iPhone. BB8800 is more of a business class phone rather than a consumer. Although all blackberries are more "business" phones, the Curve is a fairer comparison. It lacks the GPS but it makes up with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a decent camera.
 

airfang

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Seriously, how did Apple miss something so simple.

Nice summary BTW.
the camera on iPhone? ... I tried it in store... rather not having it... reason?

- doesnt have AF to ensure its image quality (with sooooo many great camera phones out there, how could u be so cheap on this Apple?)

- capture button placed in the touch screen which leads to inevitable shaking, further degrade the quality (is there anyone who is actually satisfied with iPhone's camera?)

- cannot be used for videocall...
 

wako

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when I was talking about the camera and the 3.5mm jack I was referring to the BlackBerry Curve that I was suggesting over the 8800...



Quite honestly if you are asking for AF and all those other features that a normal digital camera has, I think you are asking too much. Most cameras on any other phone DO NOT have such extravagant features. Only phones that I do know are a line of Sony Ericsson phones that are dedicated to be a camera and a phone.

Most cameras on phones are just made to take a quick picture of something. If you plan on being a photographer with an iPhone's camera, you are looking at the wrong phone and device.
 

airfang

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when I was talking about the camera and the 3.5mm jack I was referring to the BlackBerry Curve that I was suggesting over the 8800...



Quite honestly if you are asking for AF and all those other features that a normal digital camera has, I think you are asking too much. Most cameras on any other phone DO NOT have such extravagant features. Only phones that I do know are a line of Sony Ericsson phones that are dedicated to be a camera and a phone.

Most cameras on phones are just made to take a quick picture of something. If you plan on being a photographer with an iPhone's camera, you are looking at the wrong phone and device.
Probably I wasn't clear... I actually meant that I don't need the built-in camera at all :)
 

Amblinman

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the camera on iPhone? ... I tried it in store... rather not having it... reason?

- doesnt have AF to ensure its image quality (with sooooo many great camera phones out there, how could u be so cheap on this Apple?)

- capture button placed in the touch screen which leads to inevitable shaking, further degrade the quality (is there anyone who is actually satisfied with iPhone's camera?)

- cannot be used for videocall...
It's just a cell phone camera, and a pretty decent one at that. I have absolutely no complaints about it.