As technology advances, new cell phones keep coming out. With all the different types of phones available, it seems like iPhones and BlackBerrys have the biggest rivalry. On campus, it seems phone users prefer the iPhone.


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As technology advances, new cell phones keep coming out. With all the different types of phones available, it seems like iPhones and BlackBerrys have the biggest rivalry. On campus, it seems phone users prefer the iPhone.

Although the BlackBerry has features like BlackBerry messaging and a physical keyboard, some say the iPhone is easier to operate and is more organized. “The iPhone has more settings on it [and] it is easier to use,” said Michelle Acosta, 19, dental hygiene.

Current iPhone users had few bad things to say about their phones. “BlackBerry was never my thing. The buttons are too small and it’s too complicated,” said Claudia Macias, 20, biology.

PCC President Mark Rocha’s iPhone is equipped with many things from Starbucks to news to twitter to fitness apps to sports. “I get all my news on the phone, whether it’s the local news or the LA Times,” Rocha said. “I read a lot of news in general. I don’t do paper anymore, it took a little getting used to but I find that I like it better, no paper, no clutter.”

“I think I am going to stay with the iPhone for awhile…there are more apps available for the iPhone so you can do more stuff,” said Rocha.

Some current and former BlackBerry owners said they preferred the iPhone.

“I would prefer the iPhone. Everything is more organized, Facebook is easier, you can store music, and email is easier. I have a BlackBerry only because I’m rough with phones and BlackBerrys are more durable,” said Michelle Smith, 20, nursing.

Some didn’t care about the features that the BlackBerry systems were equipped with. Chris Styles, 17, sociology said, “I have a BlackBerry and I hate it. I am bored with it and ready for a new system.”

Some of the issues with the BlackBerry included music not being easily accessible. Kira Muraoka, 20, music said, “I like the iPhone better because I like having my music at my fingertips and I think the BlackBerry is more for the business user.”

Complaints concerning the BlackBerry involved the actual phone breaking. “The little ball stopped working [on my BlackBerry] and I couldn’t even use it. It was annoying,” said Patricia Perez, 26, elementary education.

One phone user has decided that the iPhone will definitely be her next phone. “I only had a BlackBerry for like two months, but I think I’d like an iPhone for all the cool stuff such as apps and games. My next phone is definitely going to be an iPhone,” said Emily Diaz, 19, dental hygiene.

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