Day 299/365: What’s with BB? BlackBerry

Day 299/365: What's with BB? BlackBerry

October 27, 2011

What is Blackberry? The company itself define BB as “a solution that will enable you to accomplish more by keeping you in touch with information, colleagues and friends.It consists of smartphones integrated with software that enables access to a variety of data and communication services. BlackBerry smartphones allow you to stay in touch with everything that matters to you while you’re on the go. Email, phone, maps, organizer, applications, games, the Internet and more. Some smartphones even include a media player and/or camera so you really have everything you need in one stylish device. The BlackBerry solution supports leading enterprise email platforms and can be customized to meet the needs of one person or an entire enterprise, to any scale, in any industry.

Speaking of their “smart” phone. BlackBerry® smartphones provide you with the power to connect to everything that matters in your professional and personal lives. That whatever your needs, there’s a BlackBerry smartphone to suit your lifestyle.

  • While you’re on the go, keep in touch with email, instant messaging and advanced phone functionality
  • Go beyond communications with features like a built-in camera, multi-media and social networking capabilities
  • Stay on top of your life wherever it takes you with the Internet, GPS, BlackBerry® Maps and more
  • BlackBerry smartphones are designed with an easy-to-use QWERTY style keyboard or SureType® keyboard technology. Along with the intuitive trackball on many models, that means typing and navigating couldn’t be easier

Let us do a comparison? Blackberry vs IPhone

I am an Iphone user but let us do some research on these two big names! and for the sake of  either Personal and Business use.

For the last 5 years I know BB, most of the companies run Blackberry server products. From the connectivity to Microsoft Exchange server and the ease of mobile e-mail, the Blackberry is far superior to the iPhone. Blackberry was created with business use in mind. While it may have a slower CPU, the Blackberry makes up for it with its office applications. There is a reason it’s nicknamed “the Crackberry.” Have you ever seen a sales guy not fiddling with or talking on his Blackberry phone? Also, when it comes to security on the Blackberry, well, let’s just say it’s secure enough. Just imagine President Obama is using a BB!  How come President Noynoy uses Iphone? (maybe he got Siri? her new GF?) Further, The BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution has been approved for storing and transmitting sensitive data by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as government organizations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, Australia and New Zealand. So who wants to challenge the Aliens in tapping on the BB Security? Calling the Transformers and Xmen!

So how about my cool friendly Steve Jobs phone? The  iPhone has more storage, a faster CPU and more RAM. All great attributes for playing games, listening to music, taking pictures, and games games games on a boring hours. As I’ve witnessed at work, the iPhone is the anti-productivity phone. Don’t pretend like you are holier than thou and don’t spend countless work hours downloading apps and playing Angry Bird or Plants vs Zombies or any of the thousand other games. And when it became compatible with Exchange Server, which was a huge step toward integrating with business. The iPhone has made great strides in favor of business use (including our VP’s who like to listen to music on their Ipods) Many businesses are making the switch and many handy applications are specific to certain industries, such as medical apps for drug reference or symptom tracking that are gaining popularity with those in the medical field. And the media people who loves to take picture, and us user who likes to document all the foods and interesting photos in our tweeter and facebook accounts. However, there are still security concerns with the phone, though those are being addressed for future releases.

As for personal usage, the Blackberry is a sturdy and reliable phone. But due to the wide range of applications and amazing graphical interface and selection of games, the iPhone wins the personal use battle by a wide margin.

So I guess its a draw. If you want a cool entertaining toy – go get an Iphone. but if it is for business then its BB!