iPhone 3G vs. BlackBerry Bold: First Head to Head

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There are basically two camps on the year's most anticipated phone: iPhone 3G or BlackBerry Bold. They are different phones with different core audiences, which largely comes down to keyboard preferences. But Boy Genius gives us a lot to chew on anyway in the first live head-to-head (and not just the photos). The shockers are that the newly plastic iPhone 3G has a better build quality and the Bold's screen is better, thanks to a dense pixel-per-inch ratio.

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Illustration for article titled iPhone 3G vs. BlackBerry Bold: First Head to Head
Illustration for article titled iPhone 3G vs. BlackBerry Bold: First Head to Head
Illustration for article titled iPhone 3G vs. BlackBerry Bold: First Head to Head

Not so shocking: Bold remains the email king, thanks to basic stuff that the iPhone doesn't have like email filters on the go and remote searching. Plus, BlackBerry corporate stuff is much, much deeper, with more hardcore security. iPhone's made enterprise strides, but the Bold is still the win there. Bottom line? "You won't find many people dropping their BlackBerrys for an iPhone. They'll carry both as long as they can afford it." [Boy Genius Report]

DISCUSSION

@petard:

"I can text/type on my blackberry without even looking at the screen all the time. I doubt that's possible with an iPhone."

What is the point of typing without looking? Eventually you are gonna have to look at the screen to see if you made any mistakes, which is easy to do if you're not looking. Unless you drive and type, which is moronic. Or if you like to have conversations with people while typing, so you can keep eye contact with them, which would be quite annoying. Do you like to type and pretend your not typing? I guess I am confused.

:-) @WickedEast1:

"Also, he said the plan with AT&T is just too expensive. He's a freaking VP and for him, the plan is expensive."

He said that? Wow, I guess the iPhone plan really is expensive then. I am not even close to being a VP, and I say that the plan is dirt cheap, but that doesn't make it so. Really, though, the iPhone's plan is not relatively expensive. Sure, if you are upgrading from a voice only plan, you'll get a little wallet shock. But any other device with similar capabilities on any other network will cost you at least $70 per month for voice/unlimited data etc. Are you saying that the Bold's plan on ATT will only be $40 for voice and unlimited data? No way Jose.