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Bold or iPhone?

by moliny / January 30, 2009 12:53 AM PST

I recently switched (4 days ago)from T-Mobile to ATT. I was looking for a smart phone and the G1 just didn't appeal to me that much, so I
went with the Blackberry Bold.
While it is a great phone I'm not using it for any biz applications (I do appreciate it's e-mail functionality) or texting.
I do need the phone for GPS as well as for WiFi and the web.
However, because I'm far sighted/old (can't see well close-up) the print on the maps is almost unreadable...while the Bold's screen is super sharp while browsing web pages I have to constantly increase the text size and end up scrolling EACH line of the page sideways.

My question is, if getting an iPhone with it's larger screen (3.5") but with the same Display Resolution (480x320)as the Bold, will help me out?
Thanks for any response.

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Same but larger is LARGER
by ChuckT / January 30, 2009 9:24 AM PST
In reply to: Bold or iPhone?

If a screen has the same resolution as another (HxV), but one screen is physically larger than the other, then the larger screen will be easier to read. It's bigger pixels.

But more than that, and while I do not have an iPhone, I believe that the iPhone has methods to enlarge the display ("zoom" if you will) by simply "un-pinching" the screen.

un-pinch? think of it as placing your finger tips on the screen and dragging your fingertips outward to expand the two-point selected area (the opposite of a "pinch" to shrink the selected area).

Try it out. See if that works for you.

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Bold or iPhone for viewing?
by JCipo / January 30, 2009 12:54 PM PST
In reply to: Bold or iPhone?

I am a senior and have an iPhone (over a year now). I have reading problems but using the iPhone works for me. As it has already been said, using "unpinch" expands the text. However, I do very well with a cheap pair of reading glasses that cost me a buck from a dollar store. What you should consider is that an iphone will set you back around $2400 over a two year contract with AT&T. You could get one from eBay for around $400 jailbroken and unlocked (thru software) and use a T- mobile sim card for $30 a month over two years.

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Both good Smartphones....
by gizmobuddy / January 31, 2009 1:40 PM PST

check out this article...

<a href="http://www.gizmoheaven.com/cell-phone-pda/blackberry-bold-review/"target="_blank">BlackBery Storm Review</a>

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(NT) You forgot the link.
by ChuckT / February 1, 2009 6:02 AM PST

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