Taking the iPhone/Blackberry Battle to Dilbertland
turbotodd 100000388Y Comment (1) Visits (1986)
thoughtful analysis of the iPhone v. Blackberry to the corporate cubicle, posing the question is the grass really greener on the iPhone side of the fence?
Or, as I like to put it, WWDD (What would Dilbert do?)
Not really, seems to be the answer. No great surprise pour moi.
Quote: "It [the iPhone] lacks too many vital features to replace the Blackberry as the corporate weapon of choice."
Like, oh, you know, intelligent push email that arrives on your doorstep like the morning newspaper used to.
Or synchronizing with your Lotus Notes or Microsoft Exchange server realtime so you don't miss that meeting to discuss why your Web servers were out of commission for five hours yesterday (see previous post).
Or the fact that the Blackberry has nifty keyboard shortcuts that help you get from here to there pronto.
Yah, I'm definitely feeling better about my decision to get the $99 Pearl Blackberry, and, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, will tomorrow be keeping an eye out for UPS guy so I can geek out with a Bluetooth keyboard for the Pearl that cost me more than the phone itself.
Still and all, that adds up to only around $215 total -- about $284 less than the cheapest iPhone.
It's okay, Pearl. You're cool to me.