BlackBerry vs iPhone
I carry 2 mobile devices; both state-of-the-art technology in mobile telephony industry. It goes without saying one of them is Apple’s iPhone and the other is Research-in-Motion (commonly known as RIM) BlackBerry.
The former is extremely popular with end user and consumers who find it fashionable and trendy. The responsive touch screen experience made it one of the best innovation created by Steve Jobs today. On the other hand, BlackBerry are more frequently used in companies and enterprises, due to the strong focus on enhanced security and strong encryption behind the making of the device; therefore making it a perfect device for employees to access emails corporate mails on the move.
It goes without saying, the BlackBerry device is meant for my work, and iPhone is for personal use. Don’t get me wrong if you are thinking I have the latest release; I’m actually carrying an Apple iPhone 3GS. Knowing that iPhone 4 is already in the market for quite some time, I’m resisting the temptation to upgrade now, as the main reason behind that was because of the possible release of iPhone 5 (rumoured to be available in the fourth quarter of this year). That could eventually be the Christmas present for myself this year!
My BlackBerry device is solely dedicated for work use; it is pretty useful in email, as it is highly integrated with Microsoft Exchange. Because of its enhanced security policy as laid down by my company, there is very limited use for personal play. But it’s extremely helpful, because it gets synced with the server. If I have to wipe out the data on my BlackBerry, I can easily restore them in no time.
From my perspective, I am pretty comfortable sticking with these two devices. If I had to choose one, I will go for Apple’s iPhone. Here’s the reason why. Both devices do not support Adobe Flash; this is a drawback because a lot of Internet applications or websites run on Flash, and it’s a dismay not to have them built or supported on these devices. The difference is, the ability to “jailbreak” an iPhone makes is a winner. Also, the amount of apps in iTunes (from Apple Store) supersedes that of RIM’s.
Hence, my choice of mobile phone device – Apple iPhone.