01-05-2013, 11:44 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Nor Cal
Join Date: Jan 2005
Mein Auto: 330i
BlackBerry vs. Apple
“I reached out to an acquaintance who is a divisional sales executive for one of the big carriers in North America. He agreed to answer a few questions that I had on the condition that I don’t ask him anything that is confidential. So, here is what I got from him:
Question – What kind of phone are you currently using?
Executive – Apple iPhone 4S
Question – 4S? Why not iPhone 5?
Executive – There wasn’t a big enough change from the 4 to the 5, so there was no reason for me to upgrade.
Question – Do you like it?
Executive – Yes, it’s a great phone.
Question – What were you using prior to the iPhone 4S?
Executive – BlackBerry Bold 9900
Question – Did you like it?
Executive – Yes, that was a good phone as well. Great keyboard.
Question – Then why did you switch to an iPhone 4S?
Executive – I just needed a bigger screen, and the iPhone has it.
Question – What do you like about the iPhone 4S other then the screen size?
Executive – I love the GPS tracking. It’s something that I use ever day. It’s very precise.
Question – Is there anything that you don’t like about the iPhone 4S?
Executive – I’m a heavy user, so the battery doesn’t last me the day. I wish I was able to swap in a fresh battery mid day rather then having my phone hooked to the charger half the time.
Question – You had a chance to try the BlackBerry 10, what do you think of it?
(His voice turned to excitement and he was very quick to answer)
Executive – Hands down, it’s going be the best phone on the market.
Question – Really? What did you like about BB10?
Executive – Many things. It’s loaded with a lot of neat stuff that people will like, but for me, I really like the BB Balance. It’s like you will be able to play in 2 different sandboxes in the same park.
Question – Will you be switching from your iPhone 4S to the BlackBerry 10 when it arrives?
Executive – The first day I can, I will switch to BB10.
Question – Are you going to get the one with the physical keyboard?
(He thought for 2 or 3 seconds before he answered this one)
Executive- I was so impressed with the screen keyboard, that I will be getting that one. I like having a big screen.
Question – What else did you like about it?
Executive – The new added functions to BBM are amazing. This alone will sell phones.
Question – How much will they cost?
Executive- We haven’t been told about pricing, but a lot of it will be built into the contract price. We want to make it affordable to as many people as possible. I’m sure that a lot of other carriers will be doing that as well.”