any ex blackberry pearl users here?

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Deedubau

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I love the iPhone but the internet is near unusable without wifi. The edge on the pearl was very nice and I was actually able to browse. But on the iPhone, I can get a page to load, and that's if i'm lucky! I don't mind waiting a little bit for a page to load but wow this is sloooow! does anyone else have this issue and can it be addressed so it actually loads pages?
 

mjeagent

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I feel your pain. I am an ex Pearl and 8700c user. Have been a die hard bb user my entire life. Got quickly addicted to the push email system and the instance gratification of knowing that i was getting email immediately.
I wish their was a way to utilize both devices with the same SIM card.
The internet is extremely slow on the iPhone when away from a wireless network connection. No help for that at the time being, and most likely nothing until the phones go 3g.
I walk by the AT&T Store at least once a week and the Pearl catches my eye every time. The temptation is very real.
 

coinstar99

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See I am coming from a slew of different edge devices, like the Treo 750 and several Blackberry's and I think the iPhone's edge speed is just on par with those devices. The huge difference is you are loading real web pages as opposed to scaled down wap pages. I am sure you guys know that. No Offense there. I think as far as on edge goes, the iPhone is pretty usable. It just depends on your uses.
 

420greg

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See I am coming from a slew of different edge devices, like the Treo 750 and several Blackberry's and I think the iPhone's edge speed is just on par with those devices. The huge difference is you are loading real web pages as opposed to scaled down wap pages. I am sure you guys know that. No Offense there. I think as far as on edge goes, the iPhone is pretty usable. It just depends on your uses.

I can listen to XM for free and my iPhone and with the pearl it was 8.99 a month. I can listen to Sirius also, which was not even available on the pearl.

I have my work email forwarded to yahoo! which does push.

The main thing I miss about being a BB user is the Level 1 PIN messaging between other BB's.
 

Gray

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i done get the complaints about the speed. I had a 3g lg flip phone before I had this and I think that the iPhone is only barely slower than that. I lve it. Personally, I would rather have a fully rendered web page and have to wait a bit longer than not. Just my .02l