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    I think the only advantage of Blackberry was the mini keyboard, which was not the case with the Storm 2. You will certainly enjoy using the iPhone a lot more. It takes a while, though, to get to know all the possibilities, but it is mostly a great experience.



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    Quote Originally Posted by coliv
    I think the only advantage of Blackberry was the mini keyboard, which was not the case with the Storm 2. You will certainly enjoy using the iPhone a lot more. It takes a while, though, to get to know all the possibilities, but it is mostly a great experience.
    No, that is incorrect. Storm does not have keyboard. I had a Torch which did.
    The main advantage to the bb over an iPhone or android is email and calendar integration. Almost complete control over email. Especially if you where on exchange email and had a BES server.

    The keyboard on the torch was great but they have been getting worse. My blackberry Bold had the best smartphone keyboard on the planet. With keyboard shortcuts I could do in one keystroke what take many touches on an iPhone

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    OK.... I'm officially impressed with the functionality of the phone now. Unbelievable usability and complete control over tasks, etc... I've retired my S2 and it's occupying a place on my desk in its cradle (unplugged and powered down) in recognition of its years of faithful service...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zphone

    No, that is incorrect. Storm does not have keyboard. I had a Torch which did.
    The main advantage to the bb over an iPhone or android is email and calendar integration. Almost complete control over email. Especially if you where on exchange email and had a BES server.

    The keyboard on the torch was great but they have been getting worse. My blackberry Bold had the best smartphone keyboard on the planet. With keyboard shortcuts I could do in one keystroke what take many touches on an iPhone
    Have you used the keyboard shortcut feature on the iPhone? To create shortcuts go to Settings>General>Keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcard6 View Post
    OK.... I'm officially impressed with the functionality of the phone now. Unbelievable usability and complete control over tasks, etc... I've retired my S2 and it's occupying a place on my desk in its cradle (unplugged and powered down) in recognition of its years of faithful service...
    lol, and if you need a back up for any reason, there you go.

    I have to tell you.....I just read your post about comparing the Original Droid to the Blackberry Storm 2. Yes, Storm 2 was a step up from Storm but not even in the ballpark to Droid. And as Droids continued to evolve they really did leave the Storm 2 behind.

    But there was a time when an iPhone wasn't as good as a Blackberry Storm. I don't think the iPhone 2 even had a camera on it. Maybe that was the first iPhone but IMHO Blackberry Storm did, for a while, lead iPhone.

    But not since the iPhone 3. Since then iPhone has just mopped up Blackberry, and I think that my Motorola Droid Bionic is close to the iPhone 5. Not quite as good but certainly a quality phone.

    I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying the iPhone 5. I am too, I love Siri and the voice recognition is light years in front of the Droid. Have fun and enjoy.
    My name is for the birds. It's not Bill. Please just call me "hook." And remember to be respectful. We are all here to help each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57

    Have you used the keyboard shortcut feature on the iPhone? To create shortcuts go to Settings>General>Keyboard.

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    Yes, I am aware of that. What I was talking about was system shortcuts. Because it had a physical keyboard you can have keys on the home screen to bring up apps or system options. One keystroke to bring up wireless settings another to browse and another to send a quick text.

    Also with email rules I can have the phone play a sound if I got a message from particular people but only sent to me. Or I can play a sound for email only with particular keywords in the title or message. Or I could filter out messages from certain groups.

    With iPhone I find some things are better but where blackberry was deep the iPhone is shallow, but it does run much wider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zphone View Post
    Yes, I am aware of that. What I was talking about was system shortcuts. Because it had a physical keyboard you can have keys on the home screen to bring up apps or system options. One keystroke to bring up wireless settings another to browse and another to send a quick text.

    Also with email rules I can have the phone play a sound if I got a message from particular people but only sent to me. Or I can play a sound for email only with particular keywords in the title or message. Or I could filter out messages from certain groups.

    With iPhone I find some things are better but where blackberry was deep the iPhone is shallow, but it does run much wider.
    The first screen is a search screen. it has a keyboard on it and should bring up anything on the phone. If you are saying can you assign a key, press and hold, I don't think so.

    As far as ringtones go, absolutely. just go to phone, contacts, select edit and you will see ringtones. You can create custom ringtones with an app or simply use existing tones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill

    The first screen is a search screen. it has a keyboard on it and should bring up anything on the phone. If you are saying can you assign a key, press and hold, I don't think so.

    As far as ringtones go, absolutely. just go to phone, contacts, select edit and you will see ringtones. You can create custom ringtones with an app or simply use existing tones.
    Actually blackberry had a bunch of shortcuts built in. But people just never bothered to learn them. It's one reason I think they failed. People that did not know any better think they are getting the same functionality from the iPhone when they just never used a lot of functionality built into BB.

    As far as ringtones they don't apply to emails. I think you misunderstood.

    I am sure not more than 1% of blackberry users ever used that, so would never miss it or even know what I am talking about. Such is the state of the world that everything gets dumbed down. Just wait until windows 10...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zphone View Post
    Actually blackberry had a bunch of shortcuts built in. But people just never bothered to learn them. It's one reason I think they failed. People that did not know any better think they are getting the same functionality from the iPhone when they just never used a lot of functionality built into BB.

    As far as ringtones they don't apply to emails. I think you misunderstood.

    I am sure not more than 1% of blackberry users ever used that, so would never miss it or even know what I am talking about. Such is the state of the world that everything gets dumbed down. Just wait until windows 10...
    As far as how many things you could do with Blackberry it's been so long since I had one I can't say. I know for mail functions it was the best.

    You were right, I couldn't find a way to customize sounds for emails but I'm still discovering the phone, I may not have found it. SMS could be customized that I did see.

    When you compare the functionality of how the touch screen works vs Blackberry that's where iPhone can't be beat.

    One last thing. Android phones do have customized email tones. That I know for a fact, I kind of find it hard to believe iPhone doesn't. Of course if you jailbreak the thing the possibilities become almost endless. I don't want to go there myself.
    My name is for the birds. It's not Bill. Please just call me "hook." And remember to be respectful. We are all here to help each other.

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    ;-) and that is why I jailbreak.


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