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Return the iPhone?

2009-05-14 21:32:37.887021+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Hmmm... I'm considering returning the iPhone and getting a Blackberry (Larry mentioned the Curve, the Storm isn't available on AT&T apparently). It looks like there's a chance that it'd actually sync with Linux, it apparently has battery life (Charlene's car broke down in Woodacre yesterday, and her battery indicator was dropping fast enough that I had to set up the tow logistics), and the API doesn't appear to be crippled. Comments? Suggestions?

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-15 15:35:56.074388+00 by: Larry Burton

I sync my Blackberry with Kontact and load music files from Amarok onto it. Now, granted, the software I'm using to sync my contact and calendar information to Kontact required configuring about six pieces of software together to make it work but if I could figure it out I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem with it.

The only time I have a real problem with the battery life is when I'm on a >2hr trip and have the Navigator software running. But even that doesn't cause me much grief because I can plug the thing into my accessories plug and not depend on the battery. Other than that I've gone a couple of days on a charge while using the browser and other applications pretty heavily.

I do wish that the Curve had WiFi capabilities but other than that it fits my needs very well.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-05-15 21:27:52.677235+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think I'm gonna end up keeping this for various reasons, though I may end up jailbreaking it. I'm syncing to Google for contact and calendar, and that's working. Battery life is a myth, but most people have said "just keep a charger in your car", so I will, and I'll probably get an additional battery pack for other times.

WiFi is cool, and I can see this being the remote for the house as I implement more features for it to talk to.