“Storm vs. iPhone: which will win?” (Weekly Contest)

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The BlackBerry Storm has finally arrived!… In the United Kingdom, at least, with Vodafone shipping pre-ordered BlackBerrys today. Verizon’s November 21st announcement puts the Storm front just one week away from North American shores.

So it is now time to decide how the BlackBerry Storm, RIM/Verizon’s Apple/AT&T killer, will fare this coming holiday season. We know about RIM’s current market position and how much they need this device to succeed; we’ve heard the criticisms of Verizon’s pricing scheme. Now it’s time for YOU to weigh in.

Because the stakes are so high (and because we haven’t done a Weekly Contest in a while), we’re raising the stakes ourselves: giving away TEN FREE COPIES OF PEEKAWHO, a piece of software no BlackBerry user should be without. We’ll give away 8 copies to the first 8 posters (with relevant and insightful comments) and save the last two for the two best comments. What are you waiting for?

LAST WEEK’S WEEKLY CONTEST WINNER was Jim, who was thankful that his BlackBerry had saved his marriage. Enjoy your OtterBox Defender case!

  • http://www.leadbusiness.net Lead Business

    I am a big fun of IPhone but Storm looks nice

  • http://www.leadbusiness.net/ Lead Business

    I am a big fun of IPhone but Storm looks nice

  • Robert

    I just switched from the Iphone to the storm, I was feed up with the dropped calls and poor coverage. The Iphone is quicker and easier to use. The bottom line is if you cant make a simple phone call on it, what good is it. Sorry AT&T you just have to step it up.

  • Robert

    I just switched from the Iphone to the storm, I was feed up with the dropped calls and poor coverage. The Iphone is quicker and easier to use. The bottom line is if you cant make a simple phone call on it, what good is it. Sorry AT&T you just have to step it up.

  • Zunato

    iPhone and other future mobile OSX phone platform from Apple.

    Bottom line, iPhone is built on modern OS whereas BlackBerry device is bogged down by ancient OS platform. Yes, BB has the first comer advantage in business world with secure network. But at the end of day, OS and software are the most important component. Network is nothing more than dumb pipeline without OS (for next generation handheld computer) unless you are taking about simple phone. Any devices bogged down by ancient OS wont last very long.

    IPhone’s potential for being handheld computer is only limited by current battery technology. Apple already has many API to implement many software features not possible by BB. Apple already bought chip company for their devices. They have all software and hardware components in place for next generation iPhone that BB, Symbian, Palm, or MS don’t have.

  • Zunato

    iPhone and other future mobile OSX phone platform from Apple.

    Bottom line, iPhone is built on modern OS whereas BlackBerry device is bogged down by ancient OS platform. Yes, BB has the first comer advantage in business world with secure network. But at the end of day, OS and software are the most important component. Network is nothing more than dumb pipeline without OS (for next generation handheld computer) unless you are taking about simple phone. Any devices bogged down by ancient OS wont last very long.

    IPhone’s potential for being handheld computer is only limited by current battery technology. Apple already has many API to implement many software features not possible by BB. Apple already bought chip company for their devices. They have all software and hardware components in place for next generation iPhone that BB, Symbian, Palm, or MS don’t have.

  • JHerz6

    Its not hard to fathom why there are so many iphoneholics out there they were first or one of the first to introduce a touch screen device. However, Verizon was offered the iphone first before AT&T (Cingular), and Apple was turned down. Why because Apple would not let Verizon offer support for the iphone, which I think sucks because I dont know about you if I need support on an item Ive bought I wantg to be able to go where Ive purchased it not someplace else and second Apple would rather try and fix a problem and let the customer wait rather than take care of the customer and figure out what the problem was later.

    Also there are some very simple but annoying things I dont like about the iphone, one you cant replace the battery yourself when the one installed is dead and replace it with a fresh one, and then if the battery becomes faulty you have to take it in for service and have to wait for it to be repaired and in the mean while your without a phone, or if the battery dies your without a phone while it recharges. And dont get me started about its lame mms capability or lack there of.

  • JHerz6

    Its not hard to fathom why there are so many iphoneholics out there they were first or one of the first to introduce a touch screen device. However, Verizon was offered the iphone first before AT&T (Cingular), and Apple was turned down. Why because Apple would not let Verizon offer support for the iphone, which I think sucks because I dont know about you if I need support on an item Ive bought I wantg to be able to go where Ive purchased it not someplace else and second Apple would rather try and fix a problem and let the customer wait rather than take care of the customer and figure out what the problem was later.

    Also there are some very simple but annoying things I dont like about the iphone, one you cant replace the battery yourself when the one installed is dead and replace it with a fresh one, and then if the battery becomes faulty you have to take it in for service and have to wait for it to be repaired and in the mean while your without a phone, or if the battery dies your without a phone while it recharges. And dont get me started about its lame mms capability or lack there of.