New RIM BlackBerry Better Than iPhone?
By Eric Everson, Founder – MyMobiSafe.com
If you keep a watchful eye on the wireless industry you may have seen a blip on your radar screen somewhere mixed-up in all of that iPhone frenzy. The new RIM BlackBerry has made it’s debut and some may agree that it kicks the iPhone’s *** right out of the box.
For those who have come to rely on the beautiful world of multifunction handsets like the BlackBerry, you’ll likely agree that the iPhone is no trade-in for the reliable ole’ BlackBerry. The new BlackBerry (which is no longer a “blue”Berry for those who remember the earlier models) supports some pretty hot technology such as UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access).
UMA is what I think has the ability to become the new industry standard as it enables handsets to use a multi-mode access protocol. In other words, it can seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi and cellular networks giving you as a customer much better overall reception and call quality. The new BlackBerry has not generated the frenzy of the iPhone, but it is arguably the better of the two handsets (even blindfolded with its imaginary hands behind its back).
Unlike the iPhone the BlackBerry doesn’t have an unfamiliar user interface that you have to learn, it uses a familiar environment that is easy to navigate and has years of improvement behind it already. I like the iPhone as much as the next techy, but let’s face it the user interface has never been an Apple strength… (yes, that was a Microsoft jab). Additionally the new BlackBerry still has a host of over 20,000+ available software applications and the iPhone still has nil. From a mobile security perspective, the new BlackBerry is the safest bet. The iPhone is the hottest hacker magnet the industry has seen in years; its arrival has brought some hackers to the forefront that even I thought had “retired” from the hack.
Every major mobile security firm (including MyMobiSafe.com) supports the security needs of the BlackBerry while hackers are putting axes through the doors of the iPhone with every passing day. If security is a concern for you (which is should be if you have a cell phone) then the BlackBerry is the safest bet hands down. If you enjoy figuring out unfamiliar user interfaces, being targeted by hackers, and enjoy limited functionality, the iPhone is perfect for you. I’m not saying which is better, but I know which one I’d rather trust my information with from a security standpoint – the BlackBerry any day of the year.
If you are in the market for a new handset you can avoid the “marketing hyped” waiting lines of the iPhone and make your way over to the sleek new RIM BlackBerry. If you happen to pick one up, be sure that you do take my advice and get a mobile security solution right away.
***Sorry for the “book” I just figured that this new handset deserved a little more credit than what it’s been given so far.
By: Eric Everson, Founder - MyMobiSafe.com