BlackBerry Curve Saves iPhone User From iPhone’s Limitations
This afternoon I was hanging out with my best friend, who is a newly-minted iPhone user. I, as I have made known, am the proud owner of a Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Curve (and frankly am not sure I would be an iPhone owner if it did come to Verizon). As my friend and I were sipping some coffee she received a text message from her male friend. The text informed her that he was trying to send her an MMS message. Since the iPhone doesn’t support MMS it came along with a link to AT&T’s ViewMyMessage.com site, a MessageID and password to retrieve to the sent picture. The Message ID was a combination of at least 8 numbers and letters, as was the password. My BFF opened the link in Safari and then asked for my Curve. “Why do you want my Curve?” I asked. “So I can write down the username and password,” she responded. Being the geek that I am, my mind started churning: so this is why those iPhone users complain about no copy/paste. She typed in the numbers and letters to my BlackBerry Curve’s notepad application and then went back to her Safari browser and plugged in the numbers and letters from my BlackBerry’s screen. After three attempts at plugging in the numbers it finally logged her in and displayed a cute picture of a toddler. Ah, boys really know how to get to a girl’s heart. My point: the iPhone’s lack of MMS and Copy/Paste is hugely annoying. Of course, this isn’t new to many but this was a great example of how both missing features can lead to fustration. Third party applications help but these are functions that should be native to the phone. It isn’t surprising that a recent survey of iPhone users found that: “Cut and paste was the most-desired missing iPhone feature.” I have to say it: the BlackBerry Curve saved the day and could have opened that very same picture message in less than 10 seconds time.