05-25-2012 01:44 PM
OS 7 is slower because it's part of a BlackBerry, the best communications tool in the world. A BlackBerry is used for keeping in touch with those around you. iOS is a toy for people who like playing games. BlackBerries have fewer apps than iOS because all you need is a few apps in each key category, not hundreds upon hundreds. So iOS has ten times the amount of free flashlight apps than BlackBerry. Exactly how many free flashlight apps do you need to choose from? A flashlight app is a flashlight app. If you look at App World, there are many apps in each category and many of them are free. In addition, you can buy many of them directly from the app developers on their own sites; you can't do that with iOS. Also, with many carriers worldwide, you can put the cost of an app from App World right on your monthly cell bill; with iOS, you can't.
I hope I've answered your questions.
05-25-2012 10:34 PM
05-26-2012 12:18 AM
Sadly, the BlackBerry 9900 is not RIM's strongest offering, in my opinion. It's too bad you had that model; it makes arguing for BlackBerry phones tougher (again, my opinion).
Now, if you had the Torch 9850/60 or the Bold 9870, I'd stick up for them against anything iOS has to offer. I know people who have iPhones and my Torch 9860 is just as responsive, just as quick, just as smooth and has every app I could ever want.
The fact is, comparing iOS to RIM phones is like comparing apples to oranges, or blackberries if you will. They both serve different purposes. Apple is slowly becoming a business phone (but isn't as capable as BlackBerry phones yet) and BlackBerry phones are slowly becoming gaming devices as well as great cameras (but they're not quite up to par with Apple in these areas). The important thing is to get a phone that works for you. I'm quite happy with my Torch and I hope you're happy with your iPhone.
I will say this: I've seen what RIM has to offer in the way of BlackBerry 10 devices and I can see the gap narrowing in the very near future.
Thanks for your comments.