Rogers iPhone 3G vs BlackBerry Bold: Who Will Win?

Competitors to Apple’s iPhone have a long ways to go. We previously mentioned about Bell’s Samsung Instinct and Telus’ HTC Touch Diamond, the so called “iPhone Killers”. Well, just yesterday the highly anticipated Blackberry Bold was launched by Rogers. Just how will these other phones fare against the almighty “Jesus-phone”?

For starters the Blackberry Bold is being pushed by Rogers at a much higher pricepoint than the iPhone 3G. Pricing is at $399 for the Bold on a 3 year contract (the 8GB iPhone 3G is priced at $199 and the 16GB is $299) What do you get for that price? Well, if you’re a Blackberry fan you will be able to…(this made me chuckle):

…create awe with this powerful and feature rich smartphone. From the leather textured battery door to the luminous display and design, you know from the moment its in your hands that you’ve got the premium product of the already impressive BlackBerry suite

But the fun doesn’t stop there. This new Blackberry “is the pinnacle of desire – the embodiment of style, ambition, and prestige.”

 

VS  

Okay, enough with the Rogers Blackberry Bold marketing regurgitation. The bottom line is that the Blackberry Bold is being geared to a different segment of mobile users. I see Blackberries as more of a secure smartphone for business solutions and the iPhone 3G as a user friendly internet/multimedia device. Some people will favor the QWERTY keyboard instead of the iPhone’s touchscreen keyboard.

The Bold does look better than older models with its new form factor and it does come fully packed with features (think WiFi, GPS, 3G, leather back). However, I love my iPhone 3G because at the moment it offers the best internet experience on a cellphone. The iPhone’s touchscreen works great for me, even with my monstrous sized thumbs (I blame the mailman!).

Being able to render webpages exactly the way it looks on your computer is a huge bonus. Throw some intuitive touch controls and the package is complete. When I think of the Blackberry’s trackball, small screen, and web browser I shudder slightly with disgust. However, there are features the Blackberry has that the iPhone doesn’t. A couple I’m thinking of are turn by turn GPS and being able to email your GPS map location to others.

Check out the following Bold vs iPhone (first gen) showdown posted by Mobile Computer Mag (via Gizmodo). This might sway your decision on which device to buy (get ready to see some pain):

 

 

Okay so it looks like the editor of that video might not have optimized his test because this user responds to his video:

 

 

So what do you think about the Blackberry Bold vs iPhone “war”? I think the Bold will be successful, but it won’t be “iPhone 3G” successful. Apple’s marketing machine is much too powerful to overcome, plus the phones are geared towards different users. The big question I have to ask is: anyone going to sell their iPhone/iPhone 3G for a Blackberry Bold? 🙂

Thanks: [Mobile Computer Mag]

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  • Yeah, definitely looks like a cool phone but will not even be close to the level of iPhone sales on a consumer level. I’m not sure about the business level. Overall, it’s still and blackberry and has a fixed keyboard. The iPhone gets my vote.

  • Yeah, definitely looks like a cool phone but will not even be close to the level of iPhone sales on a consumer level. I’m not sure about the business level. Overall, it’s still and blackberry and has a fixed keyboard. The iPhone gets my vote.

  • Yeah, definitely looks like a cool phone but will not even be close to the level of iPhone sales on a consumer level. I’m not sure about the business level. Overall, it’s still and blackberry and has a fixed keyboard. The iPhone gets my vote.

  • Mike

    Blackberry will always have its place, but this is no iPhone killer. As far as I can tell it has an improved GPS, but other than that there is no giant leap forward.

    I used to have a blackberry. It was a great business tool, but the iphone is so much more. I’m much more happy with my 3G iphone, 6GB plan and mobile me. Its just nice to have ALL my email addresses come to my iphone.

  • Mike

    Blackberry will always have its place, but this is no iPhone killer. As far as I can tell it has an improved GPS, but other than that there is no giant leap forward.

    I used to have a blackberry. It was a great business tool, but the iphone is so much more. I’m much more happy with my 3G iphone, 6GB plan and mobile me. Its just nice to have ALL my email addresses come to my iphone.

  • Mike

    Blackberry will always have its place, but this is no iPhone killer. As far as I can tell it has an improved GPS, but other than that there is no giant leap forward.

    I used to have a blackberry. It was a great business tool, but the iphone is so much more. I’m much more happy with my 3G iphone, 6GB plan and mobile me. Its just nice to have ALL my email addresses come to my iphone.

  • I’ve seen a bold in the wild about a month ago. Coincidentally a RIM employee stopped to ask me for directions on a cottage road, and when I asked if he had GPS he whipped out his Blackberry.

    When I asked where he got a Blackberry Bold, he said he worked for RIM and quickly ended the conversation.

    There’s no doubt that the GPS functionality is really powerful, and much better than the iPhone’s current implementation. However, I find the google maps functionality built into the iPhone more practical than turn by turn directions (then again, I’ve only used it in cities I know my way around, for the most part).

    However, after having a few opportunities to play around in the Blackberry OS, I can say that there is absolutely no comparison to the iPhone OS. My friends father just got a new Blackberry (his second), and is having incredible difficulty figuring it out.

    In fact, he spent the better part of the evening trying to access his home voicemail. His password was a word, spelled out with the traditional 9-key alphanumeric telephone keypad…but he was trying to spell it using the Blackberry keys, because the phone doesn’t display the letters represented on the traditional telephone keypad! I had to ask him his password, pull out my iPhone, open the telephone keypad and translate the word into numbers.

    This is what’s wrong with non-contextual qwerty keyboards on phones.

    Blackberry obviously know how to make a great looking handset. Why can’t they do the same for the user interface. It looks like Windows 3.1 to me! Why have a beautiful, leather-wrapped phone running such an archaic looking OS?

    /endrant!

  • I’ve seen a bold in the wild about a month ago. Coincidentally a RIM employee stopped to ask me for directions on a cottage road, and when I asked if he had GPS he whipped out his Blackberry.

    When I asked where he got a Blackberry Bold, he said he worked for RIM and quickly ended the conversation.

    There’s no doubt that the GPS functionality is really powerful, and much better than the iPhone’s current implementation. However, I find the google maps functionality built into the iPhone more practical than turn by turn directions (then again, I’ve only used it in cities I know my way around, for the most part).

    However, after having a few opportunities to play around in the Blackberry OS, I can say that there is absolutely no comparison to the iPhone OS. My friends father just got a new Blackberry (his second), and is having incredible difficulty figuring it out.

    In fact, he spent the better part of the evening trying to access his home voicemail. His password was a word, spelled out with the traditional 9-key alphanumeric telephone keypad…but he was trying to spell it using the Blackberry keys, because the phone doesn’t display the letters represented on the traditional telephone keypad! I had to ask him his password, pull out my iPhone, open the telephone keypad and translate the word into numbers.

    This is what’s wrong with non-contextual qwerty keyboards on phones.

    Blackberry obviously know how to make a great looking handset. Why can’t they do the same for the user interface. It looks like Windows 3.1 to me! Why have a beautiful, leather-wrapped phone running such an archaic looking OS?

    /endrant!

  • I’ve seen a bold in the wild about a month ago. Coincidentally a RIM employee stopped to ask me for directions on a cottage road, and when I asked if he had GPS he whipped out his Blackberry.

    When I asked where he got a Blackberry Bold, he said he worked for RIM and quickly ended the conversation.

    There’s no doubt that the GPS functionality is really powerful, and much better than the iPhone’s current implementation. However, I find the google maps functionality built into the iPhone more practical than turn by turn directions (then again, I’ve only used it in cities I know my way around, for the most part).

    However, after having a few opportunities to play around in the Blackberry OS, I can say that there is absolutely no comparison to the iPhone OS. My friends father just got a new Blackberry (his second), and is having incredible difficulty figuring it out.

    In fact, he spent the better part of the evening trying to access his home voicemail. His password was a word, spelled out with the traditional 9-key alphanumeric telephone keypad…but he was trying to spell it using the Blackberry keys, because the phone doesn’t display the letters represented on the traditional telephone keypad! I had to ask him his password, pull out my iPhone, open the telephone keypad and translate the word into numbers.

    This is what’s wrong with non-contextual qwerty keyboards on phones.

    Blackberry obviously know how to make a great looking handset. Why can’t they do the same for the user interface. It looks like Windows 3.1 to me! Why have a beautiful, leather-wrapped phone running such an archaic looking OS?

    /endrant!

  • Guest

    Cool lol

  • Guest

    Cool lol

  • Dusty

    Cool lol

  • Harry

    meah, Crackberry can like my ass.

  • Harry

    meah, Crackberry can like my ass.

  • Harry

    i ment lick.

  • Harry

    i ment lick.

  • Harry

    meah, Crackberry can like my ass.

  • Harry

    i ment lick.

  • Lonnie

    I work in the electronics field repairing various devices. I can tell you that the tiny keys/tracekball on the BlackBerries make me cringe. They are much more sensitive and prone to physically breaking then the software based screen on the iPhone; not to mention are generally made from cheap materials. They will wear and gather dirt very easily. it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Overall, I just feel that there is way too much going on with that keyboard, it’s a mess. Stick with the iPhone, it looks and works much better in my opinion, plus a software upgrade is easier to do then a hardware repair!

  • Lonnie

    I work in the electronics field repairing various devices. I can tell you that the tiny keys/tracekball on the BlackBerries make me cringe. They are much more sensitive and prone to physically breaking then the software based screen on the iPhone; not to mention are generally made from cheap materials. They will wear and gather dirt very easily. it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Overall, I just feel that there is way too much going on with that keyboard, it’s a mess. Stick with the iPhone, it looks and works much better in my opinion, plus a software upgrade is easier to do then a hardware repair!

  • Lonnie

    I work in the electronics field repairing various devices. I can tell you that the tiny keys/tracekball on the BlackBerries make me cringe. They are much more sensitive and prone to physically breaking then the software based screen on the iPhone; not to mention are generally made from cheap materials. They will wear and gather dirt very easily. it’s a disaster waiting to happen. Overall, I just feel that there is way too much going on with that keyboard, it’s a mess. Stick with the iPhone, it looks and works much better in my opinion, plus a software upgrade is easier to do then a hardware repair!

  • zilly

    Sell my 3G for a BB?…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 🙂 🙂 😀

  • zilly

    Sell my 3G for a BB?…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 🙂 🙂 😀

  • zilly

    Sell my 3G for a BB?…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA 🙂 🙂 😀

  • joost

    Frankly… And I guess I’ll be the one to mention it, I wouldn’t call the Bold an iPhone killer. As some have mentioned: different designs for different markets. If you want a potential challenger to the Jesus phone, I’d be waiting for the Blackberry Thunder later this year (at current predictions). Then when you get large touch screen compared to large touch screen you can get a proper comparison.

  • joost

    Frankly… And I guess I’ll be the one to mention it, I wouldn’t call the Bold an iPhone killer. As some have mentioned: different designs for different markets. If you want a potential challenger to the Jesus phone, I’d be waiting for the Blackberry Thunder later this year (at current predictions). Then when you get large touch screen compared to large touch screen you can get a proper comparison.

  • joost

    Frankly… And I guess I’ll be the one to mention it, I wouldn’t call the Bold an iPhone killer. As some have mentioned: different designs for different markets. If you want a potential challenger to the Jesus phone, I’d be waiting for the Blackberry Thunder later this year (at current predictions). Then when you get large touch screen compared to large touch screen you can get a proper comparison.

  • pbs

    asking which is better, an iphone or a blackberry, on a site that caters to iphone users is pretty pointless, isn’t it? that’s like logging on to cbc.ca and asking if the american feed of the olympics (nbc) is better.

    i have both an iphone and a blackberry. i admit i love my iphone for personal use, it’s design and usability has no rivals. on the other hand, it doesn’t come close to the business practicality of my blackberry. the enterprise usage of the blackberry’s can’t be touched right now.

  • pbs

    asking which is better, an iphone or a blackberry, on a site that caters to iphone users is pretty pointless, isn’t it? that’s like logging on to cbc.ca and asking if the american feed of the olympics (nbc) is better.

    i have both an iphone and a blackberry. i admit i love my iphone for personal use, it’s design and usability has no rivals. on the other hand, it doesn’t come close to the business practicality of my blackberry. the enterprise usage of the blackberry’s can’t be touched right now.

  • pbs

    asking which is better, an iphone or a blackberry, on a site that caters to iphone users is pretty pointless, isn’t it? that’s like logging on to cbc.ca and asking if the american feed of the olympics (nbc) is better.

    i have both an iphone and a blackberry. i admit i love my iphone for personal use, it’s design and usability has no rivals. on the other hand, it doesn’t come close to the business practicality of my blackberry. the enterprise usage of the blackberry’s can’t be touched right now.

  • @pbs it’s not really pointless because people keep on hyping up the Bold vs the iPhone. So it’s a relevant debate, although some people aren’t interested, which is obviously normal.

    It could be the same about users making comments questioning the content of a blog. It’s not like I go CBC.ca and complain when they post useless news about a cat that was saved out of a tree. 😉

  • @pbs it’s not really pointless because people keep on hyping up the Bold vs the iPhone. So it’s a relevant debate, although some people aren’t interested, which is obviously normal.

    It could be the same about users making comments questioning the content of a blog. It’s not like I go CBC.ca and complain when they post useless news about a cat that was saved out of a tree. 😉

  • @pbs it’s not really pointless because people keep on hyping up the Bold vs the iPhone. So it’s a relevant debate, although some people aren’t interested, which is obviously normal.

    It could be the same about users making comments questioning the content of a blog. It’s not like I go CBC.ca and complain when they post useless news about a cat that was saved out of a tree. 😉

  • ifokust

    I’m open to any device that will do exactly what I need it to do 98% of the time.
    So far, Apple has let me down with the whole MobileMe fiasco but blackberry is yet to impress me with a functional, intuitive OS.
    I don’t see that changing with the Bold. At $399 CAD??? That is laughable!
    C’mon RIM/Rogers; how can you expect to compete at that price? or maybe, they aren’t trying to compete….? They do have the enterprise space on lock already.

  • ifokust

    I’m open to any device that will do exactly what I need it to do 98% of the time.
    So far, Apple has let me down with the whole MobileMe fiasco but blackberry is yet to impress me with a functional, intuitive OS.
    I don’t see that changing with the Bold. At $399 CAD??? That is laughable!
    C’mon RIM/Rogers; how can you expect to compete at that price? or maybe, they aren’t trying to compete….? They do have the enterprise space on lock already.

  • ifokust

    I’m open to any device that will do exactly what I need it to do 98% of the time.
    So far, Apple has let me down with the whole MobileMe fiasco but blackberry is yet to impress me with a functional, intuitive OS.
    I don’t see that changing with the Bold. At $399 CAD??? That is laughable!
    C’mon RIM/Rogers; how can you expect to compete at that price? or maybe, they aren’t trying to compete….? They do have the enterprise space on lock already.

  • alex

    I’m selling my 16gb white for the bold. Any buyers? Dntd.tx[at]gmail

  • alex

    I’m selling my 16gb white for the bold. Any buyers? Dntd.tx[at]gmail

  • alex

    I’m selling my 16gb white for the bold. Any buyers? Dntd.tx[at]gmail

  • Robert J Perry the 1st

    Goliath vs………..david’s younger bother…..
    if anybody needs me, ill be making sweet love to my iphone….

  • Robert J Perry the 1st

    Goliath vs………..david’s younger bother…..
    if anybody needs me, ill be making sweet love to my iphone….

  • Robert J Perry the 1st

    Goliath vs………..david’s younger bother…..
    if anybody needs me, ill be making sweet love to my iphone….

  • atlong

    I like BB too but compared to the iphone and what I need in my daily life. I would definitely take the iphone over the bold. For what the iphone does for me, no other phone can.

  • atlong

    I like BB too but compared to the iphone and what I need in my daily life. I would definitely take the iphone over the bold. For what the iphone does for me, no other phone can.

  • You’re missing the point here, the Blackberry Bold isn’t meant to compete with the iPhone, it’s meant to be a replacement for the ever-popular (amongst business-types), but aging 8700. It also serves as a nice replacement to the Curve.

  • You’re missing the point here, the Blackberry Bold isn’t meant to compete with the iPhone, it’s meant to be a replacement for the ever-popular (amongst business-types), but aging 8700. It also serves as a nice replacement to the Curve.

  • Andrew

    well lets see here. i could get an amazing touch screen phone with an awesome internet browser and ipod or i could pay 200 dollars more for a smaller screen and crappy internet browser. hmm decisions decisions:/

  • Andrew

    well lets see here. i could get an amazing touch screen phone with an awesome internet browser and ipod or i could pay 200 dollars more for a smaller screen and crappy internet browser. hmm decisions decisions:/

  • Andrew

    my iphone 3G can do anything i need it to. my only complaint is that it doesnt support windows live mail so i have to to hotmail.com to check my mail so i dont get push but thats hardly worth getting the bold for. after jailbreaking my iphone and putting it to its full potential nothing will ever be an iphone killer for me:)

  • Andrew

    my iphone 3G can do anything i need it to. my only complaint is that it doesnt support windows live mail so i have to to hotmail.com to check my mail so i dont get push but thats hardly worth getting the bold for. after jailbreaking my iphone and putting it to its full potential nothing will ever be an iphone killer for me:)

  • tom

    the iPhone 3g is still more user friendly then the BlackBerry bold… the iPhone its all in the main screen dont have to go left to right with a scroll wheel access sub folders to get to what your looking because its all in the main screen with a nice and sleek icon. Plus the bold is the equivalent of an iPhone with no touch capability but it would have a mouse pad.

  • tom

    the iPhone 3g is still more user friendly then the BlackBerry bold… the iPhone its all in the main screen dont have to go left to right with a scroll wheel access sub folders to get to what your looking because its all in the main screen with a nice and sleek icon. Plus the bold is the equivalent of an iPhone with no touch capability but it would have a mouse pad.

  • ayyywa

    Since I am currently using a BB, an iphone and I haven’t abandoned totally my Treo 680, I can tell you that the most frustrating thing with the iphone is the very short battery life (even when everything is shut down like wi-fi, bluetooth etc..) and the fact thatthe iphone is a whole lot slower than the other two.

    It has a great screen, the ability to see the web as it was intended, etc.. but those two issues need to be addressed and not talking about it is really not healthy because, imho, I suspect we all want better efforts from all including Apple.

  • ayyywa

    Since I am currently using a BB, an iphone and I haven’t abandoned totally my Treo 680, I can tell you that the most frustrating thing with the iphone is the very short battery life (even when everything is shut down like wi-fi, bluetooth etc..) and the fact thatthe iphone is a whole lot slower than the other two.

    It has a great screen, the ability to see the web as it was intended, etc.. but those two issues need to be addressed and not talking about it is really not healthy because, imho, I suspect we all want better efforts from all including Apple.

  • Manduh

    @ TOM just forward your hotmail to one of your (pushed) accounts then you can get it pushed to you! 🙂

  • Manduh

    @ TOM just forward your hotmail to one of your (pushed) accounts then you can get it pushed to you! 🙂

  • Manduh

    sorry meant @ Andrew

  • Manduh

    sorry meant @ Andrew

  • JP!

    I am still strugling between the two. I would just love the Iphone to have windows live messenger, and I know it won’t happen other than on wifi (apolloim). :/

  • JP!

    I am still strugling between the two. I would just love the Iphone to have windows live messenger, and I know it won’t happen other than on wifi (apolloim). :/

  • Check out Palringo, you have to create an account with them, but otherwise it works pretty good.

  • Check out Palringo, you have to create an account with them, but otherwise it works pretty good.

  • Would you happen to know if 3.0 will support “cut and paste” and encryption? Also, I’m collecting comments in the ff iPhone room on iphone vs bb (have added this blog article to the room): http://friendfeed.com/e/ec78b468-2404-4637-83ee-6a2d19592bfb/Is-will-the-iPhone-become-as-popular-as-the/

  • Would you happen to know if 3.0 will support “cut and paste” and encryption? Also, I’m collecting comments in the ff iPhone room on iphone vs bb (have added this blog article to the room): http://friendfeed.com/e/ec78b468-2404-4637-83ee-6a2d19592bfb/Is-will-the-iPhone-become-as-popular-as-the/

  • Bob

    Hello,

    Being an apple developper, we have the chance to run the iphone OS 3.0 and we also have to maintain our workflow applicaiton for both blackberry & iphone.

    Even if apple has made significant progress with the OS 3.0, it is still no blackberry. Blackberry offers more options in terms of business application development as well as more comprehensive SDK.

    User wise, the iPhone on rogers’ network in Canada is virtually unusable. You get drop calls out of the yin yang, keeps switching between 3G & Edge. We don’t believe that this is only phone related issues but the radio on the Bold & storm are definitely better.

    Blackberry has made significant improvment to their web browser. Safari is the cream and untouchable at the moment but the blackberry browser is not as marginal as it use to be.

    Both phone support push mail but the fact that you need to use MS-Exchange with the iphone to get the full benefit is beyond me. They don’t event have push mail for OS X server! There are several options with the blackberry that make the push mail system better such has IMAP with a constant listener on the account. You don’t need a BES server & Exchange in order to get push mail on the berry.

    The UI of the iphone is definitely more attractive. But the UI of the blackberry is 1000x more effective in day to day usage. Even if apple has mastered the touch screen, you still cannot acheive the speed of typing on the berry’s keyboard. Now I have to agree that the storm SUCKS and the keyboard is virtually unusable. Most of our customer have returned their storm and switched back to the curve.

    Both device are very capable units but Apple still has to give more options to the developers for other things than games and picture editing to make it a business phone!

    I would recomend the iphone if:
    – You’re alone in your office and you don’t care about other people’s agenda, contacts
    – You’re ready to live with MobileMe and its limits (no group calendar, no support for vcs etc)
    – If you can get an unlimited data plan (iphone sucks data like crazy, about 10 time more than the berry, we have the bills to prove it!)
    – If you’re willing to live with no internal modem or internet sharing (Still not working in OS 3.0)
    – If you can wait up to 15 minutes to get your emails that are not in exchange or mobile me.
    – NO NATIVE TASK SUPPORT!
    – Roaming sucks since some provider disables the 3G on their network for foreign users. I had a nightmare experience with my iphone in NYC right after the launch and we receive reports of being unable to access the data stream on ATT with rogers’ phones. Or might just be that ATT’s network is too crowded 😉
    – Super browser and interface
    – Amazing gaming platform

    Blackberry:
    – If teamwork and business apps is your life
    – If you can live with limited browser capability
    – If you can live with a screen that is not as sharp as the iphone
    – If you’re a business user and looking for flexibility in terms of calendar, mail and tasks
    – Don’t think about gaming: Games are more like comodore64 than wii (read: marginal compared to the iphone)
    – If you like the flexbility in terms of network (CDMA, GSM, 3G, HSPA etc…)

  • Bob

    Hello,

    Being an apple developper, we have the chance to run the iphone OS 3.0 and we also have to maintain our workflow applicaiton for both blackberry & iphone.

    Even if apple has made significant progress with the OS 3.0, it is still no blackberry. Blackberry offers more options in terms of business application development as well as more comprehensive SDK.

    User wise, the iPhone on rogers’ network in Canada is virtually unusable. You get drop calls out of the yin yang, keeps switching between 3G & Edge. We don’t believe that this is only phone related issues but the radio on the Bold & storm are definitely better.

    Blackberry has made significant improvment to their web browser. Safari is the cream and untouchable at the moment but the blackberry browser is not as marginal as it use to be.

    Both phone support push mail but the fact that you need to use MS-Exchange with the iphone to get the full benefit is beyond me. They don’t event have push mail for OS X server! There are several options with the blackberry that make the push mail system better such has IMAP with a constant listener on the account. You don’t need a BES server & Exchange in order to get push mail on the berry.

    The UI of the iphone is definitely more attractive. But the UI of the blackberry is 1000x more effective in day to day usage. Even if apple has mastered the touch screen, you still cannot acheive the speed of typing on the berry’s keyboard. Now I have to agree that the storm SUCKS and the keyboard is virtually unusable. Most of our customer have returned their storm and switched back to the curve.

    Both device are very capable units but Apple still has to give more options to the developers for other things than games and picture editing to make it a business phone!

    I would recomend the iphone if:
    – You’re alone in your office and you don’t care about other people’s agenda, contacts
    – You’re ready to live with MobileMe and its limits (no group calendar, no support for vcs etc)
    – If you can get an unlimited data plan (iphone sucks data like crazy, about 10 time more than the berry, we have the bills to prove it!)
    – If you’re willing to live with no internal modem or internet sharing (Still not working in OS 3.0)
    – If you can wait up to 15 minutes to get your emails that are not in exchange or mobile me.
    – NO NATIVE TASK SUPPORT!
    – Roaming sucks since some provider disables the 3G on their network for foreign users. I had a nightmare experience with my iphone in NYC right after the launch and we receive reports of being unable to access the data stream on ATT with rogers’ phones. Or might just be that ATT’s network is too crowded 😉
    – Super browser and interface
    – Amazing gaming platform

    Blackberry:
    – If teamwork and business apps is your life
    – If you can live with limited browser capability
    – If you can live with a screen that is not as sharp as the iphone
    – If you’re a business user and looking for flexibility in terms of calendar, mail and tasks
    – Don’t think about gaming: Games are more like comodore64 than wii (read: marginal compared to the iphone)
    – If you like the flexbility in terms of network (CDMA, GSM, 3G, HSPA etc…)