How much more than a phone can these devices be? See what each can do -- or not -- in this comparison
Visual deathmatch: BlackBerry vs. iPhone
Mobile main screens
Working with e-mails
Working with mail folders
Working with calendars
Working with contacts
Adding new apps
Managing mobile apps
Navigating with maps
Using mobile-optimized content
Using the Web
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Neither the iPhone nor the BlackBerry comes with a document editor, but the $20 Quickoffice (left) allows for basic editing on the iPhone, as does the $70 Documents to Go for BlackBerry (right). Quickoffice preserves existing tracked changes (unlike Documents to Go) and offers stronger Excel editing features. But Apple's SDK restrictions on the iPhone mean that Quickoffice can't work with e-mail attachments, nor can it work with Zipped files; Documents to Go has neither restriction. Neither device can be used for more than light work. Generally, BlackBerry apps are pricier and either less capable or harder to use.
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