Today Show – iPhone vs Blackberry
Spoke with Karl today about how rival smartphone handsets are faring in what is a pretty cutthroat market. We compared the iPhone to the Blackberry.
Initially the iPhone started out as a handset aimed at consumers, but has slowly turned out to be a handy tool for business people. I was sitting having a beer with a six mates the other day and we got talking about handsets. Most were businessmen, and they used to be fans of the Blackberry – five of the six now have an iPhone.
Research in Motion's Blackberry on the other hand started out as a business phone, but is also now trying to make inroads into the consumer space. One thing I like about the Blackberry is that if you use the email feature it is a lot more secure than using the iPhone and it uses less data.
Then, of course, there is the Google Android-based phones such as the HTC Desire, which I am currently using.
We also had a quick talk about Facebook and its privacy settings. While people are up in arms about it – and it sounds like the company needs to fix the privacy issues – at the end of the day you have handed over information willingly to a private enterprise company. I'm not saying they are right or wrong, just pointing out their point of view.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.