The following Guest Post is from Dale Strauss, and it is written in response to my recent post about the iPhone vs. Blackberry debate. Let it never be said that I’m not willing to air both sides of a debate, even if one of them is not pro-Apple (LOL). I hope that you find it helpful and informative, and I’d like to thank Dale for allowing me to publish his great article:
Reading Ben’s references to the great articles by Jeff Richardson and Lee Rosen gave rise to one of my long-winded comments, which Ben graciously suggested we turn it into this Guest Post. I would like to make a plug for a different alternative to the iPhone, the Blackberry Bold. No doubt the Storm is RIM’s direct analog for the iPhone, however I believe the Bold is a more compelling alternative, particularly for lawyers.
I’ve tried the iPhone 3g twice (and my son has my original iPhone) so I believe I’ve given it a fair shake. It is undoubtedly one of the best electronic gadgets ever invented. It has no equal as a media device, whether music, videos, gaming, or even the internet. I hesitated a bit on that last one, because Safari on the iPhone is the best internet experience on a phone size device, but it is still too small. No matter how good the interface and translation of a full page may be, it is still an annoying WINDOW on the real thing. Even netbooks at 8" stretch the true usability of the internet. No device with a 3" +/- window on the internet world delivers the goods.