Oh my god, i have just taken the plunge and ordered the White 32GB Apple iphone 3GS on 02 network on an 18 month contract, i am coming from a Nokia N95 8GB, have i made a HUGE mistake, i have 14 days to play with it, if i dont like it, i can simply send it back, so i will give it a try
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009would it be foolish to choose a blackberry bold over an iphone 3gs 32gb? I can afford both of ... moreIt really depends on what you want it for. I love the bold for the same reasons but thr 3GS is a lot more fun. If you type alot than I would recommend the bold. I'm using the iPods virtual keyboard and its not slowing me down but I still feel more comfortable with a physical keyboard, and the bolds is supposed as good as the curves. So I guess that is the only reason I would recommend the bold over the 3gs, the keyboard. If you want to have more fun with it like pictures and web than the iPhone seems better. My gf has the curve 8350i and it has the same OS, 4.6 so I can say the blue background looks great and its my favorite color for a background. The iPhone doesnt support themes and can only have a picture on the lock screen. Good luck!
Brenda, 03 Aug 2009Multi tasking means running more than one app at the same time. That's regardless whether it'... moreAh! Yes I've read people complain about data plans. For them, I'd recommend an unlocked GSM phone. I guess they dont see the fact that a phone with email, web, downloads and uploads NEED a data plan, otherwise they'll be charged for every connection unless they're on wifi. Oh well! I guess that's the way life is, people will always try to prove that they're better than you or whatever. And to what you said before, not to me, but you said something about the n95 you had took 1min to turn on? Was it the N95-1 which is the one with a sliding lense cover? That was the worst N95 they could have sold us. And yes the euro versions come out first and dont support US 3G but they usually make an american version. Doesnt matter, I just wanted to point out that if that was the n95 you had then that would explain the minute long wait. My mom has the n95-3 which is the NAM version. It turns on in like 10 to 15 seconds. And another thing: the se racheal I've never read about, but I really think the stio will be my next purchase, I just need to see some sample pics taken with it cuz the c905 really amazed me but being a 12mpx cam I have to make sure its sensor and lense is big enough! And the multitaskin, yeah we can be at it all day lol, I cant remember where I read that, but even in that article it says that no one will ever fully define multitasking or agree on a definition. But if apple made push notifications then to me that means its for making up not being able to multitask, I guess thats all, I just woke up, bye! Looking forward to your response.
ha ha ha ha, Apple Products!! Quality yeah?? ha ha ha
would it be foolish to choose a blackberry bold over an iphone 3gs 32gb? I can afford both of them, but I like the bold because of its looks and superscreen, they its the best. Also better battery, better keyboard, better videoplay. Plus the Iphone looks so feminine.
Also Blackberry released AppWorld this month, for downloading apps.
Now you can get Docs2Go from the App Store so far it only let's you create and edit Word 2007 files they promise Excel in a future free update.
Until then you can read Excel, Powerpoint, Word and PDF as well as iWork files.
You can work on the same document on your PC and iPhone then sync changes via WiFi.
Brenda, 03 Aug 2009Sorry, but you are the one who is wrong. I had two N95's before switching to the iphone. Tur... moreWrong,maybe your n95 because it was full of tons of apps,but mine takes 15 seconds to turn back on included a battery exchange.I just timed it again with a switch.
Yes its probably better to turn the phone off first but its never caused me any problems brillance,sorry i mean brenda.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009You also dont have to turn your phone off first before taking out the battery.Taking out the b... moreRead the phone manual of your phone. They would always advice you to turn the device off before removing the battery. That is to avoid data loss.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009Thats completely untrue.I can exchange a battery in 15 seconds on my n95 and be back up and ru... moreSorry, but you are the one who is wrong. I had two N95's before switching to the iphone. Turning the N95 on already takes a minute. Maybe the act of changing the battery may indeed take 15 seconds, but that does not include the time you remove the back cover and putting it back on, and turning the phone off and then on, and the time it takes to search for a signal. But you know what? If that process works for you better, keep doing it by all means =)
Jrf, 03 Aug 2009Hi! I'll try to answer both comments here: first off, from what I've read multitasking on a ph... moreMulti tasking means running more than one app at the same time. That's regardless whether it's a native or 3rd party app. DirecTV app is a 3rd party app as well. I can open my DirecTV app, choosing which TV programs I want to record (remotely) and still keep my music player on. While listening to music and setting up TV shows to record on my DirecTV app, I can have application updates running in the background as well. So those are already 3 tasks running at the same time on the iphone. That is multi tasking. Again, multi tasking is not a battery efficient feature. So the iphone's UI is designed in a way that it would let you run multiple apps at the same time only on apps that make sense to run at the same time, but it closes and prevents you to run multiple apps that does not make sense to run at the same time. That explains why it does not need or have a task manager. It can open, close and reopen apps even faster than phones with multi tasking features where it requires you open its file manager first to be able go back to whichever app you were working on.
As for affordability. I am only saying the truth. The iphone, combined by it's data plan, app store and itunes, can be expensive to some consumers. And people use that to pull down the iphone, saying that its data plan is too expensive, that all apps should be free, that they should not be paying for music or videos, etc. We all know that the iphone does not support piracy, and that the iphone wants to give compensation to app developers. In return, we get high quality music, videos and tons and tons of apps.
SE "Rachael" is also another SE phone to look out for. It sports an even bigger screen, and will have Android as its OS (Satio will have symbian). I am going to be torn between Satio, Rachael and Iphone 4G. Samsung, Nokia and HTC high end phones do not seem to support US 3G frequencies. They only give US consumers their 2nd rate phones, so I won't even bother with them. SE, Palm and Apple devices are more geared for US high end phone enthusiasts.
Brenda, 03 Aug 2009You'll lose more than 15 seconds when you exchange batteries. First of all, you have to turn ... moreYou also dont have to turn your phone off first before taking out the battery.Taking out the battery shuts your phone off.
Like i said it takes 15 seconds to do an exchange and be powered back up.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009Why would I exchange the battery when I can simply recharge the battery already in my phone? ... moreI work from 7:00 to 4:30. If i had to exchange a battery by 3:00 by the time i get home little has been used from the new one by the time i exchange later and recharge the weak one before i go to sleep at 10:30 or so.
My heavy usage is mostly at work.
Brenda, 03 Aug 2009You'll lose more than 15 seconds when you exchange batteries. First of all, you have to turn ... moreThats completely untrue.I can exchange a battery in 15 seconds on my n95 and be back up and running.I've clocked it before.Its almost identical to turning your phone off then on.
You are wrong.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009Losing phone records,never.Missing a call,in 15 seconds? What does apple recommend if your ... moreAlthough I never experienced my iphone overheating (I use my iphone a lot), I don't think it's necessary to turn your iphone off when it gets too hot. All you need to do is simply stop using it and put it on sleep mode, and you'll be fine. You won't miss any calls that way.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009Yeah real pain, takes like 15 seconds to exchange for a fully charged spare and be back up and... moreYou'll lose more than 15 seconds when you exchange batteries. First of all, you have to turn your phone off, then open the back cover, then pull out the battery, and then put in your spare battery. That is already like a minute. Then you need to turn on the phone which takes another minute, or even more, for it to boot up, then it needs another 20 seconds to search for a signal. So as you can see, it takes more than 15 seconds. More like 2 minutes. Recharging is more practical I think. But either way is alright of course. Whichever works for you better, do it.
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009BTW nothing beats exchanging a dead battery for a fully charged spare,which cant be done on th... moreWhy would I exchange the battery when I can simply recharge the battery already in my phone? Either way, you still have to recharge your batteries, and now you have two batteries to recharge. Better yet, I could get those juice packs which doubles the iphone's battery life. Good thing about it is, you don't need to remove the batttery and you can recharge both the iphone's battery and its juice pack together. So there.
can i ask your opinion b4 buying this phone. is this a good phone? compare to omnia?
Anonymous, 03 Aug 2009I have always bought spare chargers for all my phone's going back sixteen years, except my fi... moreI too buy spare chargers its just that they're usually for the car and home, buying more because your phone doesnt last the time you need it really sucks, not because of the money spent, but it seems as its money wasted on a phone that u bought to satisfy ur need of "work on the go". Anyways, my only complaint about the iPhones battery life is that (from what I've read) is that you need to recharge it or keep it connected most of the time, especially for using internet and vids and camera and apps which are the main reasons I'd buy it, if they make it better than that will be perfect, other than that, like I've said before, I actually like the 3gs, just not the other 2.