Irreconcilable differences

Confessions of an iPhone Chick: BlackBerry envy

I haven’t written much about my iPhone for a while. I am somewhat dreading writing this entry. At some point, I knew I had to come clean and acknowledge some of the thoughts I have been having. Besides facing the idea that I may have made the wrong decision choosing an Apple iPhone over a […]

Loni Stark
03.15.2010 | View Comments

I haven’t written much about my iPhone for a while. I am somewhat dreading writing this entry. At some point, I knew I had to come clean and acknowledge some of the thoughts I have been having.

Besides facing the idea that I may have made the wrong decision choosing an Apple iPhone over a BlackBerry, I knew that even the mere whisper of questioning this decision would have some Apple fanatics claiming I’ve gone insane.

Maybe I’ll just blame it on Stephanie who was one of the organizers of the Cinequest Film Festival.

I bumped into her at the Cinequest soiree at Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown San Jose and she voiced how she didn’t like her iPhone. She was the first person that made me think perhaps I was not going mad and there were others out there who felt the same way.

There are three things I find difficult to get over:

  • The short battery life if you actually want to use your iPhone and not just have it be a cool-looking black accessory.
  • There is no real keyboard which makes typing a pain and the auto-correcting suggestions can be quite hilarious.
  • The fragility of the iPhone compared to the BlackBerry which I could accidentally drop and it would be ok.


The only thing in fact that broke a BlackBerry I owned one time was me backing my car over it…a story for another time.

Perhaps I am just going through nostalgia and just maybe I am taking certain aspects of my iPhone for granted.

Besides these little character incompatibilities I have with my iPhone, it also highlights one of my many faults. I have smudgy fingers. I can never seem to keep the touchscreen as shiny and glossy as it appears in those slick commercials.

I am stuck with it for a while. Perhaps I can find a really cool iPhone app to amuse me until then.

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Loni Stark
Loni Stark is a self-professed foodie, adventure travel seeker and passionate about technology’s impact on business and creativity. She's also the host of Stark Insider TV. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite. As director, product and industry marketing at Adobe, Loni oversees global product positioning, and go-to-market strategy and operations for Adobe’s web experience management business. Loni's story...
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