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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-06-2008
My Device: Not Specified

What does the Bold actually do ?

Hello ,


Last week I chose a bold over an i-phone and am likely going to change my mind tonight unless some one can convince me otherwise know that it's easier to type with a physical keyboard but basics mail aside the bold does not do much and i'm board of searching forums and reading nonsense like slacker available for blackberry in September when in reality it isn't out yet...ie dec 6th.There is no flash player , no way of reading .pdi files , no way of listening to streaming radio, the map utilities are totally inferior to i-phone and windows mobile.The software loads on my laptop but not on my Mac and yes i've been everywhere and tried drivers.Basically all mouth and no trousers unless i'm missing many tricks ???


Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-08-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: What does the Bold actually do ?

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Having recently ditched the iPhone (2G and 3G owned since release) in favour of the Bold, perhaps I can give an alternative point of view.


"There is no flash player".

iPhone doesn't have one either. The iPhone and Bold both have YouTube viewers.

"no way of reading .pdi files"

Whatever they are. If you mean PDF, there are several ways on the Bold

    * Send it to yourself by email (can then view as standard)
    * Upgrade DTG to Pro edition
    * Use RepliGo

"no way of listening to streaming radio"

So what are:

    * Berrytunes
    * XM Radio Mobile
    * Flycast
    * Nobex Radio Companion
    * Orb / uSirius

"the map utilities are totally inferior to i-phone"

This has got to be the biggest laugh of all:

    iPhone = (Google)Maps, and an OS licence that prohibits use of any turn-by-turn navigation application.
BB Bold gives you:

    * Google maps
    * Blackberry Maps

AND full turn-by-turn navigation with:

    * Telmap
    * Garmin Mobile
    * Nav4All (free)
    * AmAze (free)

Oh, and when you get your iPhone, don't forget to enjoy the delights of:

* No keyboard
* No copy & paste
* No MMS
* No video recording
* No camera flash
* No Bluetooth PIM transfer
* No Bluetooth file transfer
* No Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
* No Bluetooth modem tethering
* No SMS forward
* No individual SMS message delete
* No system font adjustment
* No Task support
* No Calendar generated invites
* No 3rd party app access to Calendar

* No dialling from Calendar

* No Voicedial or command

* No USB sync for 3rd party apps
* No "text only" email spam protection
* No message alert light
* No separate mail icons or counters per account
* No configurable alerts per account or application
* No in-case sleep or bedside modes
* No Profiles
* No memory expansion
* No Mass Storage support
* No replacable battery

So on that basis, once you've scratched under the (admittedly nice) UI, you might well ask:

What does the iPhone actually do?

Smiley Happy

Message Edited by PDAMad on 12-08-2008 07:05 PM