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10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Removable Battery It's a trend more troubling than Capri pants on men: Apple's total boycott of removable batteries across its entire product line. Stripping us of the right to bear backup batteries for our cell phones is something only Apple would ever have the hubris to do. Yes, a built-in power cell begets a smaller form factor, but at what cost? How useful is a trimmer iPhone when the... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Memory Card Slot Internal memory on all BlackBerrys is meager at best. The Cadillac of iPhones, on the other hand, has 32-gigabytes (GB) of built-in memory, making its lack of an expansion slot a near non-issue. But, imagine being able to instantly double your iPhone's capacity with a 32GB SD card. That extra beef sure would come in handy with the new video goodies on the 3GS. Plus, there are... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Keyboards Options Smartphone keyboards are kind of like your Senior Prom: Touching is good, but getting touched back is even better. You could do one-handed 'Dance Dance Revolution' on your iPhone all day and never know without using your eyes if you're actually pressing keys or not. Some folks don't mind such a one-sided relationship. A recent patent application filed by Apple hints at the... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Better E-mail and Corporate Integration With the release of it's 3.0 operating system, the iPhone made some inroads toward being taken seriously as an enterprise device. But, its continued lack of offline access to e-mail should be a red flag for business users (not to mention anyone who wants to read and respond their e-mail in the middle of a flight or while on the subway). And, the fact is... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Tethering Much like MMS, the ability to use your iPhone as a laptop modem was announced as part of the 3.0 software update -- it just wasn't actually included in it (for American iPhones, anyway). Unlike MMS, however, AT&T isn't even venturing a guess as to when tethering might be available. What's more, AT&T PR folks won't confirm if tethering is going to be allowed on all iPhone... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Multimedia Messaging (MMS) Maybe multimedia messaging (MMS) isn't important to you. Then again, how else are you supposed to convince friends of how adorable Mr. Peepers looks in the mini-sombrero you bought for him on your vacation? Yes, MMS is on its way to the iPhone by the end of summer, but what's that? Another two months? The fact that this feature hasn't been available on the iPhone... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Multitasking One thing's for certain, the iPhone is all about choices. For example, should you browse the Web, or should you send a text message? Should you play a video game, or should you update your Facebook status? Unlike BlackBerry (and the Palm Pre), the iPhone doesn't allow third-party (and many first-party) apps to run in the background, thereby forcing us to do things one at a time.... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Choice of Device Apple makes one iPhone -- a few more if you count the older models and various capacities that are available. But, they all look almost exactly the same. You know what that sound is when you put your ear up to a seashell? It's not the ocean. It's the resonating echo of the world's collective sigh of disappointment when the iPhone 3GS was announced and not a single cosmetic... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Choice of Carrier We're not sure where AT&T is getting its claim of having "more bars in more places" (maybe the same wishing well where Microsoft got its "people-ready software"), but in our experience, in locales all over the country, AT&T's coverage is plagued by more holes than a Swiss cheese dartboard. Unfortunately, with the iPhone, you've got no other choice (at least for now).... Read more »

10 Ways BlackBerry Beats the iPhone

Like a child star making the inevitable transition from puberty to probation, the two biggest names in the smartphone game also suffer from some serious identity issues. The BlackBerry is by nature a business device trying desperately to appeal to consumers, while the iPhone is the ultimate consumer trinket clamoring for acceptance in the corporate world. Neither one is categorically better... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

TEXT IN THE WORKPLACE: Company Kicks Workers When Down The Text SMS has been popular with Brits far longer than with us Yanks. And yet, it still comes as a shock to learn that one UK company used the medium to inform 2,500 employees that they'd been canned -- way back in 2003, no less! The Turnabout When The Accident Group, Britain's largest personal injury claims firm, shuttered in '03,... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

TEXT IN THE WORKPLACE: Employer Finds Modern Way to Crush Souls The Text In 2006, Katy Turner took a sick day from her job at the Cardiff, Wales body-piercing studio, Blue Banana, to sleep off a migraine headache. Her reverie was rudely disturbed, however, by a beeping cell phone and the discovery that she'd just been fired via text. The Turnabout According to the message, Turner was let... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

TEXT IN THE WORKPLACE: Waitress Loses Job, Wins Jackpot The Text When UK waitress Jane Price felt she'd been sexually harassed by her boss and his hands-on managerial style, she filed a complaint with the restaurant owner -- who happened to be her boss's brother. The owner later fired her via a text message that read, "I think it is best you don't come back to work. I did not like the way... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments 13 (CUT)

DRIVING DISASTERS: Train Engineer Breaks Record, Hearts The Text We might poke fun sometimes at the stupidity of texting whie driving, but many times it's no laughing matter. Such was the case last year when Los Angeles commuter rail conductor Richard Sanchez received and sent text messages seconds before running a red light signal and plowing into a freight train. The Tragedy Records show... Read more »

SMS SOS: Text-Messaging's All-Time Most Stupid Moments

Embedded video from <a href="http://www.cnn.com/video">CNN Video</a> DRIVING DISASTERS: Bus Driver Endangers the Disabled The Text Texting while driving? Not cool. Texting while driving a bus carrying disabled passengers? Really not... Read more »
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