Research in Motion (RIM) introduced a sleeker and sexier version of its popular smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve. Its also the smallest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry to date. Since the BlackBerry has been one of the best smartphones available it is only appropriate to compare it with Apple’s revolutionary iPhone.
BlackBerry Curve ( 8300 ) advantages VS Apple iPhone:
- The BlackBerry Curve is compatible with your company’s BlackBerry Enterprise server with support for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, or Novell GroupWise to deliver corporate e-mail in real time. This is probably one of the key functionalities for a Corporate user.
- An attachment viewer is also onboard to open popular file formats, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel WordPerfect, PDFs, JPEG, GIF, and more. Based on the information that is available currently it doesn’t look like the iPhone will be able to support Office documents as attachments which is likely to hamper business users.
- BlackBerry is open to independent developers, on the other hand Steve Jobs was quite categorical in an interview that "He ain’t opening up the iPhone" for independent developers.
- The BlackBerry Curve’s full QWERTY keyboard should offer a better typing experience with its tactile feedback making typing emails, SMS or even dialing numbers a breeze.
- The BlackBerry Curve will be a far cheaper option than the $499 and $599 iPhone.
- You can upload and download large files by using the BlackBerry Curve as a wireless modem for your laptop, there is currently no information available to suggest this feature will be available in the iPhone.
- User replaceable battery.
- Above all, BlackBerry has been a proven smartphone with a large number of BlackBerry addicts, or should I say Crackberry, so RIM have definitely done many things right.
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