Twenty Reasons to like RIM over Apple

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Twenty Reasons to like RIM over Apple

Anton Wahlman, a good friend, who helps focus money and hedge bets, sent me this note.    

1.      Blackberry is a fully encrypted military-grade secure platform,
with 100% market share at FBI, CIA, White House, Congress, Department
of Defense, major consultancies and major investment banks.  There has
never been a virus or security breach on a Blackberry.  iPhone is
filled with security vulnerabilities.  For details, see the footnote
at the bottom of the page.
2.      Blackberry can be used on almost every carrier in the world (over
475 of them).  In the US, the iPhone is available on AT&T only.
3.      Blackberry is available in multiple form factors - small keyboard,
large keyboard, no keyboard, flip phone, candybar.
4.      Most Blackberries have keyboards, so you can actually type fast and
with no errors.  Helps while driving, walking - all the time.  iPhone:
well...
5.      Blackberry uses standardized MicroUSB connector for
synchronization/charging.  iPhone has a much larger proprietary
connector.
6.      Some carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile USA offer unlimited
international roaming Blackberry packet-switched services for
$20/month.  iPhone does not.  This could save you $100 per day when
abroad.
7.      If your Blackberry on T-Mobile USA, it also offers unlimited WiFi
calling from anywhere in the world.  This is with your existing number
- in and out - so no new special number, etc.  iPhone cannot do this
(because it is only on AT&T; only T-Mobile USA offers this), and it
can save you well over $100 per day when you're abroad.  Think $1 per
minute savings, and you're on the phone two hours per day.  That's
$120/day.
8.      Blackberry has expandable memory.  iPhone is fixed and sold at 8,
16 or 32 gig only.
9.      Blackberry has removable and expandable battery.  iPhone is fixed.
10.     Blackberry allows programs to multitask.  iPhone has limited multitasking.
11.     The newest Blackberry screen resolution is 480x360.  iPhone is 480x320.
12.     Blackberry allows communicating peer-to-peer via PIN identifier,
circumventing the email system.  No such iPhone equivalent.
13.     Blackberry can be synchronized to multiple computers
simultaneously, if you have multiple computers.
14.     Multiple Blackberries can receive the same email feeds
simultaneously, if you have multiple Blackberries.
15.     Blackberry can sort the address book entries by company name, so
you can scroll down a long list of names you don't remember, but you
just want to see who works for which company.  Aside from sorting, the
iPhone can take several seconds to search your address book,
particularly if you have several thousand address book entries.
16.     Blackberry hyperlinks phone numbers, so that you can just click on
a number (which may include a conference call code) and the Blackberry
dials from within an email or any other message.  With iPhone, you
have to find a way to get this number into the dialer, which probably
involves stopping the car, grabbing a pen and a piece of paper, etc.
17.     All major instant messengers are available on Blackberry.
18.     Blackberry synchronizes with iTunes - and everything else.
19.     Blackberry models with 480 pixel resolution and WiFi offer
PrimeTime2Go, an $8/month TV service that works as a DVR.
20.     Blackberry fits as many emails in the inbox as there is memory
available (typically many tens of thousands).  iPhone is limited to
200 emails.

Note: I am not trying Jim Cramer trying to cover a short.  I have no money in either company. 


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