Ipod touch VS Blackberry

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by newma, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. newma macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    Why would one want an ipod touch if they already had a blackberry?
  2. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Music,Video and internet for the touch

    BlackBerry for email,phone calls and SMS/MMS

    While one can do all of them, each one has its strong points
  3. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2008
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
    Two different things. Don't you think an iPhone and Blackberry would be a better comparison?
  4. ThunderBull4 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Because you can add a million apps and jailbreak an iPod touch :)
  5. gytr99 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2008
    But the second generation ipod touch is currently unlockable...correct?
  6. Walt DI macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Correct, but im sure you'll see a jailbreak for it eventually.
  7. OnTheiTouch2G macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2008
    I carry an older model blackberry and a touch 2g every day. For business and pleasure, they complement each other nicely. With a little bit of research you'll realize there are benefits to having both.
  8. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    If you don't have a Blackberry Storm, get the iPod Touch.
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    strange question, IMO. They're such totally different devices that your question is kind of the equivalent of asking, "why would anyone who has a car want a bike?" It's obviously an imperfect analogy, but the point is that you're probably trying to accomplish two very different things with the two items in question... so different, in fact, that their functionality hardly overlaps at all.
  10. WordLife565 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    it's not even a proper comparison.

    It's perfectly logical to have an iPod touch AND a blackberry, because an iPod touch is AN IPOD!!!
  11. iGuardian macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2008
    Wouldn't it be smarter to get a nano to compliment your Blackberry instead? This way you'd have less of a feature overlap between the two. (Plus, the nano is smaller in your pocket)
  12. OnTheiTouch2G macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2008
    Why carry a nano when I can carry a touch? Size is no issue, I have large pockets:D

    Like I said, I'm not carrying a Storm or a Bold, and the touch gives me instant access (with wifi) to all the youtube, itunes, etc.

    The recent addition of being able to d/l podcasts via wifi on the touch is another new plus here.

    My BB is not wifi compatible, (as most aren't). So when I'm at a wifi hotspot I have fast beautiful surfing, and the BB gives me access to the web (although slower and uglier) when I'm not in a hotspot.

    Email is user friendly on both of them imo. This issue I could give or take either one.

    The touch can be used as a flash drive, of sorts, while the blackberry cannot.

    Like was stated, they are very different devices.
  13. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2008
    Frisco, TX
    I have both and see no problem of overlap at all really. It's like apples and oranges.

    I carry my ipod touch for these reasons:
    - more elegant music player (album art, lyrics, etc)
    - to watch movies on the plane or treadmill
    - to play tons of cool games

    My BB (which is fairly recent (TMO 8800)) can't do the above very well (or at all in some cases)

    I carry my blackberry for these reasons:
    - Phone (duh)
    - Email
    - SMS
    - Instant messaging

    I don't use my iTouch to do any of the above.

    A more reasonable comparison for discussion purposes would be BB vs. iPhone.

    FWIW - I'm switching to an iPhone this Christmas. :D
  14. semin28 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    I played with the storm today and it wasn't all that great. And I don't know if I liked the clicking touch screen. Anyways what does a blackberry(cellphone) have anything to do with a mp3 player(touch)?
  15. OnTheiTouch2G macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2008

    I am not a fan at all of the clicking screen. The scrolling and zooming is not what I'm accustomed to on the touch. Its hard to type, to hit the right keys, and there is no wifi for faster access. Keep your storm, I'll keep my old school BB and the touch for now.
  16. Hoagie52 macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Enoght said.
  17. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2007
    I sold my iPhone 3G to get a Blackberry Storm. On Launch Day for the Storm, I got it. Today I got the new iPod Touch. I miss the internet. :)

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