Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Great Cell Phone Debate

I’m in the market for a new cell phone. With all the fun new possibilities out there at the moment I can’t make up my mind and have gotten tired of reading reviews from 12-15 years olds saying “Thiz fone iz the best fone evah!” Call me crazy but I like my reviewers to have a bit more, umm, shall we say depth. So I am turning to you all. What phone do you have? What are some of your favorite features? What don’t you like about it? I need some opinions people!

Here are a few that I am considering –

The shiny new iPhone . What’s not to like? It’s sleek looking, plays music, keeps one organized and with the app store, has endless possibilities for entertainment.


The BlackBerry Curve. (In red of course! Hello, Ohio State fan here!). I like the QWERTY keyboard and the fact that it appears to be sturdy, but have to admit I am concerned that every store I walk into to check this phone out has the trackball is missing. Does it just fall out?



The Samsung Eternity. It’s a touch screen, slightly less expensive than the iPhone and I can purchase it without a more expensive data plan but still get online.



As a side note, I was talking to my friends 11 year old (who is an 11 year old going on 26) her opinion. She has an iPod touch (which she very nicely allowed me to play with)and contends it’s the best thing ever because she can check her email while she’s taking a deuce. While I can’t say it ever occurred to me to do that, who knows. She could be on to something. She also reminded me why I need to get opinions from adults.

So tell me friends, what are your thoughts? Are there any other phones out there that I should consider?

26 comments:

coffee__girl said...

I have a Blackberry Curve (in red) and I LOVE IT!

LBluca77 said...

I just got the bb curve in red and it is the best phone evah. I really do like it. The internet is very fast which I really love about it. This comment is being posted from my bb aka red rocket

bigskygirl said...

seeeee... i have a friend with a curve that's kind of a pile... what about a blackberry STORM? then you can get it and tell me how much you love it and i'll get one when i upgrade my plan in september. see? win/win! :) seriously though, out of those choices, i'd go with the iphone or the samsung -- the touch screen just seems so cool! :)

Ray said...

I wish I could give you advice, but I am in the dark ages and do not have a smart phone yet. However, my friends have iPhones and they love them.

Katelin said...

i sort of really want an iphone too, but i just can't bring myself to pay for it just yet.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

I think I'm the only person left on the planet who owns a simple razor and nothing resembling a blackberry so I am the wrong one to ask!

Coconut said...

I want a new phone! I don't havea ny good advice, but those all look really cool.

Ashley said...

I'd go with either the iPhone or BB, because they have such good reputations. I have an iPhone and I absolutely love it. It's my iPod and my phone and everything I need. It's also very sturdy (if you're worried about that).

Katie said...

iPhone!!!!!!!! I am a staunch devotee for about a year now, and I'm dying to get a 3G but can't justify the money when my first generation is still perfect.

aaaand...i am a technology death-star and i have dropped mine about 10,000 times and even had a little incident where i may or may not have spilled a bourbon and ginger ale on my trusty iPhone...and it's still doing strong!

if you can, try to buy yours from the Mac store. their customer service is amazing and if your phone ever has a glitch, they'll give you a new one easy-peasy.

can you tell i love my iphone?!?!?!? :) :) :)

p.s. new post coming soon!

Little Fish said...

I can't really offer much help with this except to say: “Thiz fone iz the best fone evah!” ha ha ha ha

jenniferalaine said...

i have a blackberry curve in red and i love it. i have an upgrade coming soon and i'm just going to get the same phone again (only because i cracked the screen, not because it needs to be replaced!) i have at&t so i could get the iphone, but i love my berry too much!

Bayjb said...

Well, first question is, what carrier do you have? if you already have AT&T, I say go with the iPhone. I want an iPhone but like the Blackberry, but like the iPhone apps. Weigh the pros and cons and you'll be ready to get the right one

Auburn Kat said...

As you know, I have the BB Curve and love it!! My sister has had the Curve and the iPhone and she loved both of them. The one thing she didn't like about the iPhone at first was typing on it...the BB is a thousand times easier to type messages.

quarter-life lady. said...

I have the Curve (pink). I'm quite the fan. But if you like touch screens the Storm maybe better.

But I keep hearing that the iPhone is amazing. But I'm a Verizon girl, so it just can't happen.

Andy said...

Right now, I have aregular phone so I'm not the best one to give advice here!!

BUT the iPhone is surely a great phone!!

I think I'm going for the Blackberry in a fwe months.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i have a blackberry curve and i like it!

(but i wish i had an iphone)

Cameo said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my BlackBerry Curve (red, of course, after Product RED). I've not have a problem with the ball. I DO think the iPhone is cool. However, here a few things to consider:

* The Curve has a qwerty, as does the iPhone, but when you use the qwerty on the iPhone you can't see what you are typing unless you have the buttons smaller.

* Do you use an iPod? I do and I have waaaaay too much on it to add it all to an iPhone, therefore having to carry around an iPhone AND iPod just seemed dumb to me.

* I can get online pretty much ANYWHERE, even places where nobody else's phone can get service.

* Who do you have service with? BlackBerry has the touch screenphone now but only with certain carriers. Have you looked into that one?

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Well, I'm glad you got a lot of input, because this is the last place I should be offering one. I have a cute, but low maintenance Samsung. I don't know how to describe it other than it's got a metallic red back and you have to push the top layer up to expose the digits. No keyboard. No internet access. Just calls and texts. I like my phone life simple. Good luck with your choice!

Fritz said...

i like my old school moto razo (in blue!) but my sister has the iphone and you could say i have phone envy! if the threat of having to get rid of my computer in order to have an iphone were not real, i would totally go with that!!!

Frank said...

If I got a blackberry, I'd get it in green, 'cause Ohio State makes me vomit :P

RebeccaC said...

JT has the iphone...I have a Blackberry Pearl, which is older. There is NO comparison. The iPhone just rocks. Get it.

It will be to gadgetry what your Kitchenaid is to your kitchen.

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

I have a Palm Centro. I love the qwerty keyboard and the size. It's small but not tiny. The only thing I don't like is the lack of alarm clock. And it was a lot cheaper than some of the more marketing models out there.

Jess said...

I have and love the Curve, and it still has its trackball but it's also new. But I've never heard of the trackball falling out before.

Also, CNET.com has great, useful reviews of tons of gadgets, including phones.

♥ Tiffany ♥ said...

iphone iphone ihpone. anything else is a far away second. blackberrys are nice but nothing near the iphone. apps for school, work, fun, email, camera, music, email!!, pretty, fun, soo useful. the gps has saved me when i was walking somewhere and i love the games. once you go iphone you dont go back!

Jamie Lovely said...

iPhone all the way. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise!

Melissa said...

iphone!!!
i just purchased one on feb. 2 and i love it.. i've been wanting one since it first came out but we were verizon customers. so i had to wait until our contract was done.