Blackberry vs. iPhone: Which is better?

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Difference between Blackberry and iPhone

In the mobile phone world, a number of devices have come up in recent years that aim to take the paradigm to whole new levels of innovation and usability. Among the most promising devices in the field are the Blackberry and the iPhone and already, technophiles all over are drooling in anticipation. With this comparison, you may have even more reason to bring out the drool cup!

Blackberry
iPhone

Construction

The Blackberry boasts of a sleek design and robust construction that inspires confidence in its ability to withstand the rigors of regular use. The unit has a nice heft to it, and it is obviously a lot sturdier than its light weight would initially lead you to believe. It is a bit larger than the iPhone admittedly, but it is still small enough to carry with you easily. Nevertheless, some people may find it a bit hard to manage with one hand. The keyboard takes up much of the real estate on the front of the unit, and most users will probably have to use both hands when operating the unit. The Blackberry also scores high marks for its easy to use and straightforward control layout.

The iPhone for its part is also built rather solidly, and there are a number of touches that leave no doubt in one’s mind as to its forward-looking design. The glass used in the display has been cut with a laser to exacting standards, and as robust as the Blackberry is, the iPhone just seems to be a little bit tougher. Of course the smaller keyboard is a bit of a letdown, but it does mean that the iPhone can be managed more easily with one hand.

Features

In terms of screen quality, the Blackberry wins out over the iPhone. Graphics and video are remarkably crisp and clear, thanks to the high PPI ratio. That being said, the display of the iPhone isn't bad by any means, and the fact that it allows you to use the entire 3.5″ screen is a definite plus in its favor. The iPhone also performed admirably when Web browsing, emailing, and watching videos.

The keyboard of each unit is where we split hairs. The Blackberry has a remarkably easy to use and well laid out keyboard, and we particularly liked its elegant and straightforward look and feel. On the other hand, the iPhone’s virtual keyboard left us decidedly unimpressed, and we often found ourselves yearning for a real keyboard.

Pricing

The Blackberry Bold commands a price tag of $199 to $299 in 2010, and you get a 2-year contract for the price. The iPhone is available at $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB version.

Summary

Blackberry

  • Robust build and construction
  • Sharp, clean look
  • Simple and easy to understand layout
  • A bit difficult to hold in one hand
  • Attractive and easy to use screen

iPhone

  • Well-built and extremely durable
  • Laser-cut display
  • Available in two colors
  • Easily accessible features
  • Slim design makes it easy to hold
  • Allows you to use the entire screen

Which mobile phone is more reliable?
  • Blackberry
  • iPhone
 
 

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