... i'm not willing to turn in my blackberry for a toy.. lol.. I don't have that much time to kill anyway during office hours..
... my wife on the other hand enjoys having the iphone... she's a full time housewife and expecting.. .. meaning, having all the time in the world.. lol...
iMessage will not be the fall of BBM by any means. The reason why BBM has rocked is NOT because it bypasses the SMS count/use on our plans (most people have unlimited texting anyways), and it is NOT because of the check, D, and R either (many apps like WhatsApp, Qik; etc have copied this already), but instead it is the whole integration of not having to log in/out, having a separate contact list/address book-like feel to it that lets each friend have it's own individual picture, status message; etc. This is the one of the things that iMessage lacks in the user interface department in my opinion.
I cannot wait for someone to switch over to an iPhone from a BB to try iMessage thinking it's just like BBM and then immediately ask "wait, there's no like seperate app or contact list, it's just integrated in the address book? how do I add people? no contact pictures or statuses? what if I wanna SMS someone when the Apple servers go down and iMessage stops functioning? what about the groups? no... that's just a group chat that gets deleted after everyone leaves..."
I had a lot to say about it and hadn't gotten a chance to let it out lol
Last edited by AgentBlackBerry; 06-12-2011 at 06:10 AM.
Well with iOS 5, it's gotten much better for the iPhone with having the new iMessage feature, Twitter integration, and new notification system as well as the cloud network. With iOS 4, it's not so great.
But, it wouldn't be fair to compare the BlackBerry OS 6 with iOS 5. I'll wait till BlackBerry 7 is out and then I'll do a video comparing BlackBerry 7 with iOS 5.