“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!

  • ASJ

    I’m going to say the iPhone will stay on top.

    Why? Service costs. It’s no doubt that Verizon has some of the best/most reliable coverage in North America. And it’s not doubt that their customer service is ‘award-winning-ly’ good. But what Verizon is also known for is expensive service plans.

    Everyone keeps comparing the phones. What they are NOT covering is the cost of the service plans. Verizon has the most expensive data plans in North America. Compare the cost of owning 3G service with AT&T versus similar service with Verizon and the price of the Storm or any Verizon ’smart’ phone is almost 3X as expensive.

    At the end of the day, both phones will still surf the inter-tubes, unclog your emails and play all of your pirated music. But when the $250+ Verizon bills comes people are going to say “oh, so THAT’s what the AT&T subscribers were complaining about when the iPhone first came out.”

    My $0.02

  • Freako

    Here’s my prediction after using both devices. iPhone will win in the “consumer” market, but RIM will make a HUGE dent in iPhone’s “consumer” marketshare….I think RIM will close to gap to be within 10% of Apple, and that would be good enough. WHY? RIM will rule in the “business” market and anyone who has to be productive. Apple is very proprietary in nature and will be stuck in their way of doing business and for that reason they will only be able to tap maybe 25% of the business market….and that’s being very generous. If you want proof, just look at everything that they don’t do: sealed device (can’t replace battery); must use iTunes, must use their cables (can’t use ordinary USB cables), must use their app store….these are all things that they make money off of (dead battery-replace unit, sales on cables, 30% profit on app store, fee if you want to develop for them). And these are all types of things that will lead to business never using them, because it will be too costly to do so. So, their model if great for them making money…which they are….everytime they come out with a new device (YEARLY), however, corporations will never follow that “consumer” pattern.

    Also one other KEY KEY thing that iPhone doesn’t have that nobody seems to mention are the keys on the device that Storm has, most importantly a Menu key. Think about it…Etrade and now TD Amertrade, along with a bunch of other companies only have apps for Blackberry, why?…because of that menu key. The menu key provides shortcuts to everything and developers love it and iPhone is the only touchscreen that doesn’t have it…Apple doesn’t get it. If you have used any of these applications, you know what I am talking about. Be patient on the first day with Storm, and remember when you touch the screen it’s selecting the char, you must click it to enter the selection. Once you get use to the clicking part, you’ll be on you way to loving your device.

  • Freako

    Here’s my prediction after using both devices. iPhone will win in the “consumer” market, but RIM will make a HUGE dent in iPhone’s “consumer” marketshare….I think RIM will close to gap to be within 10% of Apple, and that would be good enough. WHY? RIM will rule in the “business” market and anyone who has to be productive. Apple is very proprietary in nature and will be stuck in their way of doing business and for that reason they will only be able to tap maybe 25% of the business market….and that’s being very generous. If you want proof, just look at everything that they don’t do: sealed device (can’t replace battery); must use iTunes, must use their cables (can’t use ordinary USB cables), must use their app store….these are all things that they make money off of (dead battery-replace unit, sales on cables, 30% profit on app store, fee if you want to develop for them). And these are all types of things that will lead to business never using them, because it will be too costly to do so. So, their model if great for them making money…which they are….everytime they come out with a new device (YEARLY), however, corporations will never follow that “consumer” pattern.

    Also one other KEY KEY thing that iPhone doesn’t have that nobody seems to mention are the keys on the device that Storm has, most importantly a Menu key. Think about it…Etrade and now TD Amertrade, along with a bunch of other companies only have apps for Blackberry, why?…because of that menu key. The menu key provides shortcuts to everything and developers love it and iPhone is the only touchscreen that doesn’t have it…Apple doesn’t get it. If you have used any of these applications, you know what I am talking about. Be patient on the first day with Storm, and remember when you touch the screen it’s selecting the char, you must click it to enter the selection. Once you get use to the clicking part, you’ll be on you way to loving your device.

  • Andrew

    Marketing wins…and we all know Apple is the king of marketing, hands down, no argument. Because Apple as a brand is so popular, the iPhone will always be looked at as the “cool” thing to have. What does RIM have? They will always be known as that company which manufactures handsets to enterprises/corporations so no one is really looking at the Storm to be that “cool” device to have. To be honest, the Storm still looks like a enterprise device and not a consumer device.

    Love my BlackBerry but it won’t overtake the iPhone, it will just stunt the hype/growth.

    (Once Apple releases a product and dominates, it’s really hard to stop the hype – look: iPod)

  • Andrew

    Marketing wins…and we all know Apple is the king of marketing, hands down, no argument. Because Apple as a brand is so popular, the iPhone will always be looked at as the “cool” thing to have. What does RIM have? They will always be known as that company which manufactures handsets to enterprises/corporations so no one is really looking at the Storm to be that “cool” device to have. To be honest, the Storm still looks like a enterprise device and not a consumer device.

    Love my BlackBerry but it won’t overtake the iPhone, it will just stunt the hype/growth.

    (Once Apple releases a product and dominates, it’s really hard to stop the hype – look: iPod)

  • David

    While I think that the storm will be a popular device, this Christmas season I still see the iPhone taking the sales.

    First of all, the iPhone has had more advertising and has more stock available in stores. Availability is key to volume, and volume is the key to winning this Christmas season.

    Secondly, unlike readers and posters here, most customers are not technically minded, and do not read up on hardware specs or user experience. Most of these customers walk in and here “this one does email and browse the web, and so does this one”.

    And Finally, the iPhone draws attention as being and iPod as well. iPod has become the defacto standard for music device, so tying these together will do well for Apple.

    Now, before you think I am an Apple nut, I am not. I just purchased a Blackberry bold and I love the blackberry experience, but these details are lost on most.

    Thanks.

  • David

    While I think that the storm will be a popular device, this Christmas season I still see the iPhone taking the sales.

    First of all, the iPhone has had more advertising and has more stock available in stores. Availability is key to volume, and volume is the key to winning this Christmas season.

    Secondly, unlike readers and posters here, most customers are not technically minded, and do not read up on hardware specs or user experience. Most of these customers walk in and here “this one does email and browse the web, and so does this one”.

    And Finally, the iPhone draws attention as being and iPod as well. iPod has become the defacto standard for music device, so tying these together will do well for Apple.

    Now, before you think I am an Apple nut, I am not. I just purchased a Blackberry bold and I love the blackberry experience, but these details are lost on most.

    Thanks.

  • Aaron

    I think that in the Short Term, through the holiday season, BB Storm will be on top. The iphone has been out for awhile, and has become stale. The current financial situation, doesn’t help either phone out. The Storm will be the new hot item to have this holiday season. There are tons of iphones out there, but there will not be as many blackberry storms. I think another big draw will be the tactile feedback of the Storm. The ability to touch the screen and feel like pressing a button, will be a big draw for a number of people. It’s like a mix of the latest and greatest in touchscreen smartphones, with the comfort of the smartphone/cell phone you used to use that had all the buttons, that actually moved when pressed. I think this is one major stumbling point for people who are interested in switching to touchscreens. I think many are afraid of how different from a normal button cell phone, the touchscreen would be. It reminds me a lot of people who are used to using a desktop computer, and then switching to a laptop. If you are used to using a mouse, it will take you time to adjust to using a touchpad. The same idea applies to going from a phone with buttons, to one that uses a touchscreen. All, in all, once the holidays pass, I expect things to even out early next year. Sometime Feb-Apr 2009, things will settle down, and there will be a level playing field between the iphone and the Storm. Until then, my bets will go on the Storm beating out the iphone.

  • Aaron

    I think that in the Short Term, through the holiday season, BB Storm will be on top. The iphone has been out for awhile, and has become stale. The current financial situation, doesn’t help either phone out. The Storm will be the new hot item to have this holiday season. There are tons of iphones out there, but there will not be as many blackberry storms. I think another big draw will be the tactile feedback of the Storm. The ability to touch the screen and feel like pressing a button, will be a big draw for a number of people. It’s like a mix of the latest and greatest in touchscreen smartphones, with the comfort of the smartphone/cell phone you used to use that had all the buttons, that actually moved when pressed. I think this is one major stumbling point for people who are interested in switching to touchscreens. I think many are afraid of how different from a normal button cell phone, the touchscreen would be. It reminds me a lot of people who are used to using a desktop computer, and then switching to a laptop. If you are used to using a mouse, it will take you time to adjust to using a touchpad. The same idea applies to going from a phone with buttons, to one that uses a touchscreen. All, in all, once the holidays pass, I expect things to even out early next year. Sometime Feb-Apr 2009, things will settle down, and there will be a level playing field between the iphone and the Storm. Until then, my bets will go on the Storm beating out the iphone.

  • Dennis W

    In the corporate world, the Storm will win over iPhone easily. For user without the need of secure connection to corporate emails, iPhone will still be the choice for most. Typing on the Storm is better than iPhone. But that alone is not enough. Storm needs a more capable browser to compete with iPhone. Storm also need WiFi. It is ridiculous without one. Although Storm will not unseat iPhone as the smartphone of choice. It will however keep its dominance in the corporate world.

  • Dennis W

    In the corporate world, the Storm will win over iPhone easily. For user without the need of secure connection to corporate emails, iPhone will still be the choice for most. Typing on the Storm is better than iPhone. But that alone is not enough. Storm needs a more capable browser to compete with iPhone. Storm also need WiFi. It is ridiculous without one. Although Storm will not unseat iPhone as the smartphone of choice. It will however keep its dominance in the corporate world.

  • JHerz6

    Its sounds like there are alot of iphone fans out there, however a very few if any have had any exposure to the storm. What I have noticed recently with my friends and people around me they are more and more getting away from conventional phones and going to higher end higher quality phones. I think once the storm hits the street this friday, and gets exposier it will give the iphone a serious run for its money, in the corporate world and for the average joe like me.

  • JHerz6

    Its sounds like there are alot of iphone fans out there, however a very few if any have had any exposure to the storm. What I have noticed recently with my friends and people around me they are more and more getting away from conventional phones and going to higher end higher quality phones. I think once the storm hits the street this friday, and gets exposier it will give the iphone a serious run for its money, in the corporate world and for the average joe like me.

  • Lux

    If the Storm were made available by ATT, it may have a chance.
    For me – it is about the carrier.
    I could care less what phones Verizon or Sprint have because I am committed to ATT with 4 separate phones and plans.
    I currently have the Curve, but plan to migrate to the iPhone because of it’s better web access and the fact that ATT has suppressed (not authorized) the OS upgrade from Blackberry.

  • Lux

    If the Storm were made available by ATT, it may have a chance.
    For me – it is about the carrier.
    I could care less what phones Verizon or Sprint have because I am committed to ATT with 4 separate phones and plans.
    I currently have the Curve, but plan to migrate to the iPhone because of it’s better web access and the fact that ATT has suppressed (not authorized) the OS upgrade from Blackberry.

  • JHerz6

    Because the storm is not available from AT&T (Cingular) it does have a chance, a better one then you may think. It would not be smart bussiness to have two highend phones competting against each other by the same carrier. Even though I was interested in the iphone for me it IS about the carrier and weather you call it AT&T or Cingular poor service is poor service.

  • JHerz6

    Because the storm is not available from AT&T (Cingular) it does have a chance, a better one then you may think. It would not be smart bussiness to have two highend phones competting against each other by the same carrier. Even though I was interested in the iphone for me it IS about the carrier and weather you call it AT&T or Cingular poor service is poor service.

  • Chase

    It all depends if you want a music player(iphone) or a small laptop(storm).

  • Chase

    It all depends if you want a music player(iphone) or a small laptop(storm).

  • Chase

    It all depends if you want a music player(iphone) or a small laptop(storm).

  • Malik

    Although some may have doubts that Storm may win this war but iPhone is going to be an eventual winner here, at least for the new future. We have seen many smartphones come and go and there is yet to be one that could seriously compete against iPhone’s mature and solid operating system, multi-touch technology, slick and unique design. G1 one came close to iPhone but it is far from winning the competition. Unfortunately RIM is a little too late in the game and Storm is just not going to cut it. But it definitely will put some pressure on Apple to keep iPhone up to pace.
    I know many business users who are restricted to Blackberry (secure email) and thus can not own iPhone are looking forward to getting Storm but I dont think you will that many people switching their network carriers just to get Storm (even after disregarding Verizon’s pricing and feature disable actions). If RIM is serious about winning back the share, they have to launch GSM versions of the touch-phone and not just for one carrier.

    P.S. Bold is just a distraction

  • Malik

    Although some may have doubts that Storm may win this war but iPhone is going to be an eventual winner here, at least for the new future. We have seen many smartphones come and go and there is yet to be one that could seriously compete against iPhone’s mature and solid operating system, multi-touch technology, slick and unique design. G1 one came close to iPhone but it is far from winning the competition. Unfortunately RIM is a little too late in the game and Storm is just not going to cut it. But it definitely will put some pressure on Apple to keep iPhone up to pace.
    I know many business users who are restricted to Blackberry (secure email) and thus can not own iPhone are looking forward to getting Storm but I dont think you will that many people switching their network carriers just to get Storm (even after disregarding Verizon’s pricing and feature disable actions). If RIM is serious about winning back the share, they have to launch GSM versions of the touch-phone and not just for one carrier.

    P.S. Bold is just a distraction

  • MobileAdmin

    Umm didn’t people just switch carriers to get the iPhone the past year or so? The beauty of Blackberry is by this time next year the BOLD and Storm (along with their planned 2009 models) WILL be cross carrier while Apple will still be tied to at&t.

    Bold is a solid device for those that prefer the classic pda form factor. Not everyone wants a touch screen only device. Do we all use one laptop / pc model? Why do people have this fixation that there will be only one smartphone vendor and Apple is the likely heir? Last I looked they owned 13% of the market compared to 50% for RIM. Who’s chasing who?

  • MobileAdmin

    Umm didn’t people just switch carriers to get the iPhone the past year or so? The beauty of Blackberry is by this time next year the BOLD and Storm (along with their planned 2009 models) WILL be cross carrier while Apple will still be tied to at&t.

    Bold is a solid device for those that prefer the classic pda form factor. Not everyone wants a touch screen only device. Do we all use one laptop / pc model? Why do people have this fixation that there will be only one smartphone vendor and Apple is the likely heir? Last I looked they owned 13% of the market compared to 50% for RIM. Who’s chasing who?

  • Malik

    @MobileAdmin: Agree, people did switch to ATT for iPhone but no one is now going to move to Storm from iPhone or G1 – the two major Touchscreen phones that made market before Storm. True that Apple has only iPhone while RIM has many other models and thus carries the major share of market but the question here is whether Storm will take over iPhone, and IMHO I think it wont.

  • Malik

    @MobileAdmin: Agree, people did switch to ATT for iPhone but no one is now going to move to Storm from iPhone or G1 – the two major Touchscreen phones that made market before Storm. True that Apple has only iPhone while RIM has many other models and thus carries the major share of market but the question here is whether Storm will take over iPhone, and IMHO I think it wont.

  • JHerz6

    I agree with MobileAdmin, not only is apple chasing rim as far as market share the are also just now coming out with a 3G phone when Verizon has been 3G for years. With that being said, Verizon is about to go 4G or possible LTE which again will leave AT&T (Cingular) in the dust. Like other people have said so you want a phone with music player, or a or a phone that can do it all and then some. Apple is the one who needs to come out of the stone age and come out with a variety of options for the consumer if the really want to break into the phone market and compete at a serious level instead of just playing at it.

  • JHerz6

    I agree with MobileAdmin, not only is apple chasing rim as far as market share the are also just now coming out with a 3G phone when Verizon has been 3G for years. With that being said, Verizon is about to go 4G or possible LTE which again will leave AT&T (Cingular) in the dust. Like other people have said so you want a phone with music player, or a or a phone that can do it all and then some. Apple is the one who needs to come out of the stone age and come out with a variety of options for the consumer if the really want to break into the phone market and compete at a serious level instead of just playing at it.

  • JHerz6

    I agree with MobileAdmin, not only is apple chasing rim as far as market share the are also just now coming out with a 3G phone when Verizon has been 3G for years. With that being said, Verizon is about to go 4G or possible LTE which again will leave AT&T (Cingular) in the dust. Like other people have said so you want a phone with music player, or a or a phone that can do it all and then some. Apple is the one who needs to come out of the stone age and come out with a variety of options for the consumer if the really want to break into the phone market and compete at a serious level instead of just playing at it.

  • pileosanfu

    One word: click

  • pileosanfu

    One word: click

  • Xaroc

    Although i would love to say storm, bring a HUGE blackberry supporter, at this point in time, i think Iphone would take the cake, ask me 6 months later i will say storm. The reasoning for this is, the storm just came out, and in some places just comming out within weeks. Iphone has had time to work out all the bugs, the Storm has not.
    Anyone who knows their electronics know that the first generation release always at least a few minor flaws, Iphone had it, BB Bold had it, heck, the curves and pearls had it. So although i dont like iphone, based on usability at this point in time, if i had to buy one tomorrow it would be the Iphone, just because they have worked out all the kinks, but if a DID get iphone, you can bet you best penny that that i will be upgrading to the Storm after they have a few months to make a revised OS, work out a couple bugs, then i will buy it ASAP.
    Lets face it, working with a phone that has the potential to break down when you need it is never fun.
    Hope you guys like my answer.

  • Xaroc

    Although i would love to say storm, bring a HUGE blackberry supporter, at this point in time, i think Iphone would take the cake, ask me 6 months later i will say storm. The reasoning for this is, the storm just came out, and in some places just comming out within weeks. Iphone has had time to work out all the bugs, the Storm has not.
    Anyone who knows their electronics know that the first generation release always at least a few minor flaws, Iphone had it, BB Bold had it, heck, the curves and pearls had it. So although i dont like iphone, based on usability at this point in time, if i had to buy one tomorrow it would be the Iphone, just because they have worked out all the kinks, but if a DID get iphone, you can bet you best penny that that i will be upgrading to the Storm after they have a few months to make a revised OS, work out a couple bugs, then i will buy it ASAP.
    Lets face it, working with a phone that has the potential to break down when you need it is never fun.
    Hope you guys like my answer.

  • tatorabelo

    Blackberry Storm!!!!!

  • tatorabelo

    Blackberry Storm!!!!!

  • Lux

    As a disclaimer – I do not work for ATT.
    I often hear people repeat the mantra of ATT=bad service as if Verizon and the rest are superior? Maybe if you work for one of them and have a vested interest, especially in this economy. I’ve had decent service for years with ATT…only disappointment has been the no OS upgrade approved for BB.
    Re: secure email – my company does not support BB server based email but does have a Microsoft Outlook web based set-up that my Curve doesn’t handle. I also can’t access secure web-based banking connections. The iPhone does and it actually works on the road and through numerous wi-fi hubs. Maybe the Storm will, but who wants to pay the penalty to switch carriers solely to buy into a new phone with tepid features? Bottom line for me is that the Storm is not that different or better – especially considering the lack of wi-fi…kinda moots the whole 4G thing when most of my time I’m in wi-fi range anyway.

  • Lux

    As a disclaimer – I do not work for ATT.
    I often hear people repeat the mantra of ATT=bad service as if Verizon and the rest are superior? Maybe if you work for one of them and have a vested interest, especially in this economy. I’ve had decent service for years with ATT…only disappointment has been the no OS upgrade approved for BB.
    Re: secure email – my company does not support BB server based email but does have a Microsoft Outlook web based set-up that my Curve doesn’t handle. I also can’t access secure web-based banking connections. The iPhone does and it actually works on the road and through numerous wi-fi hubs. Maybe the Storm will, but who wants to pay the penalty to switch carriers solely to buy into a new phone with tepid features? Bottom line for me is that the Storm is not that different or better – especially considering the lack of wi-fi…kinda moots the whole 4G thing when most of my time I’m in wi-fi range anyway.

  • _yc_

    SurePress in the QWERTY keyboard is mistake.

    1. Having to click the entire screen for each letter is a bad idea because having all the letters on the same “screen” button will actually slow you down.

    2. Using 2 fingers, if you type a second letter too quickly before the screen has come up from the first letter, the second letter does not register. (Try typing alalal… very quickly 20 times and see how may actually register.)

    3. Also, the QWERTY keys are close enough that you not very sure which key is pressed in the glowing area.

    Time will tell.

  • _yc_

    SurePress in the QWERTY keyboard is mistake.

    1. Having to click the entire screen for each letter is a bad idea because having all the letters on the same “screen” button will actually slow you down.

    2. Using 2 fingers, if you type a second letter too quickly before the screen has come up from the first letter, the second letter does not register. (Try typing alalal… very quickly 20 times and see how may actually register.)

    3. Also, the QWERTY keys are close enough that you not very sure which key is pressed in the glowing area.

    Time will tell.

  • DavidB

    @yc:
    Adjust your keyboard settings. They are purposefully “mid” setting but you need faster.

  • DavidB

    @yc:
    Adjust your keyboard settings. They are purposefully “mid” setting but you need faster.

  • DavidB

    @yc:
    Adjust your keyboard settings. They are purposefully “mid” setting but you need faster.

  • Bibi

    Once apon a time, a storm washed the apple away.

  • Bibi

    Once apon a time, a storm washed the apple away.

  • Lisa

    The decision of the blackberry storm verses the iphone will be a tough one. There are several people who swear by blackberry phones. I myself researched it forever and couldn’t wait to get it. The waiting is to be blamed on my wireless carrier. I really want the blackberry storm or the iphone as they are both top notched touch phones. The problem is carriers control what we have which will unfortunately not allow this topic to be truly stated. If your carrier deals with apple you will choose the iphone as it is your only option. If your carrier deals with blackberry you will choose the storm as it is your only option. Unfortunately we our choice is restricted by our provider. No provider that I have heard of sells both phones, how interested that would be and then we would know which was the true choice. I think they both will be top sellers and remain that way as no one really has a choice unless they switch providers, which with contract rates is not always an option. It is sad that we have little decision. The iphone has a benefit of being an apple product, we have to admit apple is about the best computer one can choose and if you have the iphone and the apple computer you are as close to electronic heaven as you can get.

  • Lisa

    The decision of the blackberry storm verses the iphone will be a tough one. There are several people who swear by blackberry phones. I myself researched it forever and couldn’t wait to get it. The waiting is to be blamed on my wireless carrier. I really want the blackberry storm or the iphone as they are both top notched touch phones. The problem is carriers control what we have which will unfortunately not allow this topic to be truly stated. If your carrier deals with apple you will choose the iphone as it is your only option. If your carrier deals with blackberry you will choose the storm as it is your only option. Unfortunately we our choice is restricted by our provider. No provider that I have heard of sells both phones, how interested that would be and then we would know which was the true choice. I think they both will be top sellers and remain that way as no one really has a choice unless they switch providers, which with contract rates is not always an option. It is sad that we have little decision. The iphone has a benefit of being an apple product, we have to admit apple is about the best computer one can choose and if you have the iphone and the apple computer you are as close to electronic heaven as you can get.

  • JL Andrade

    Even for people that finished high school will understand the
    Basic principle of basic needs. Today the iPhone delivers more than than the basics. If you started like I did so many years ago with cellphones, you will agree that that the blackberry is the worst mobile phone ever. That doesn’t mean useless, it’s just a necedsary evil, bit I hope in the next couple of years the bb will cease to exist or people realize that the iPhone. Is much more than the latest gagdet.

  • http://none JL Andrade

    Even for people that finished high school will understand the
    Basic principle of basic needs. Today the iPhone delivers more than than the basics. If you started like I did so many years ago with cellphones, you will agree that that the blackberry is the worst mobile phone ever. That doesn’t mean useless, it’s just a necedsary evil, bit I hope in the next couple of years the bb will cease to exist or people realize that the iPhone. Is much more than the latest gagdet.

  • JHerz6

    Actually I will NOT agree that the blackberry is the worst phone ever. Its a very useful well thought out device. It serves the needs of bussiness people, and the everyday user. I dont think that the iphone is just the latest gadget, however it needs to make some serious changes if its going to compete with blackberry on a serious level. First of all it needs to make itself available from more than one carrier AT&T (Cingular) is the biggest reason I, and a lot of people I know did not buy the iphone. If the iphone had been been made available by Verizon I would have atleast tried it. The 3g version is supposed to be such a big deal. Its not when Verizon, TMobile and others have been 3g for quite some time. The iphone has only 13 percent of the market share and Blackberry has better than 50. So iphone needs to change itself so it can lead the pack, not chase it. Oh and by the way I did finish highschool and then some.

  • JHerz6

    Actually I will NOT agree that the blackberry is the worst phone ever. Its a very useful well thought out device. It serves the needs of bussiness people, and the everyday user. I dont think that the iphone is just the latest gadget, however it needs to make some serious changes if its going to compete with blackberry on a serious level. First of all it needs to make itself available from more than one carrier AT&T (Cingular) is the biggest reason I, and a lot of people I know did not buy the iphone. If the iphone had been been made available by Verizon I would have atleast tried it. The 3g version is supposed to be such a big deal. Its not when Verizon, TMobile and others have been 3g for quite some time. The iphone has only 13 percent of the market share and Blackberry has better than 50. So iphone needs to change itself so it can lead the pack, not chase it. Oh and by the way I did finish highschool and then some.