Written by JORDAN ARCHER
‘Who needs a smart phone, I can still text on my Nokia 3310!’ Yeah, that’s what you thought until you got to uni and all your new friends asked what you were building. Gen Y is the technology generation, and these days every man, his dog, and three-month-old baby has a smart phone. It’s time to enter the 21st century, but the question you’re left with is which phone to pick? Yes World War III has begun and it’s iPhone vs Blackberry. But don’t worry ladies and gents, we’re here to help you pick the right team to bat for, so you’ll never be picked last again.
Messaging has never been simpler, coming up in a cool, colour coded conversation style format.
It can double as your ipod! Because let’s face it, 20 devices in your bag is enough.
Whether you’re into the Cricket or Angry Birds, there is an app for everything. Including actually useful thing like a timetable planner, a metronome and even a cinema guide.
The operating system is second to none, no chance you’ll have trouble navigating the settings on this baby.
You have to use iTunes to update, the Satan of computer programs.
Everything uses the net, sometimes without telling you, leading to some nasty bills!
Battery life. Top it up before you go anywhere or else you may find yourself up the creek without a phone. Or paddle. Whatever.
You could drop an iphone on a trampoline and it would break in two. Guard with your life.
Cheapest iPhone deal is with 3, $29 cap with $18 monthly for handset, but then you have to put up with their rubbish coverage. For better coverage Telstra offers the iPhone 4 on a $49 with $7 for handset a month.
A Blackberry automatically ups your business cred by 300 per cent.
You could run over your with a BlackBerry with your car and it wouldn’t get a scratch on it. Sturdy as.
Don’t stress about battery life on this one, as it can go for days, and the battery can be replaced without getting a whole new unit.
Blackberry has included a number of finishing touches that round of the whole experience such as auto-type options and automatic call ignoring. Useful for those pesky phone companies.
Blackberry is strictly business, they have apps but not many. Don’t expect to be playing Angry Birds on this one!
The more compact the smaller the buttons. Getting the right letter while typing can be a bit like ‘pin the tail on the donkey’.
With only 1 Gb of memory don’t expect to fit your whole music library on this one.
That screen is just a little too small for me. Facebook stalking would take hours, and it takes forever to scroll through a website.
Optus and 3 are both doing the newest Blackberry Bold model on the $59 cap. Probably the cheapest ‘proper’ blackberry so take your pick.
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