The New York Times ::: "Quick, Hide the BlackBerry, It's Too Uncool."
Really? Seriously? Them's fightin' words!
Battle of the smartphones? Or is the New York Times just trying to make news? I'm not going to give them the satisfaction of linking back to their inane article.
Different people need their phones to do different things in different environments for different reasons.
IMHO, the choice between an Android or iPhone and Blackberry is a simple one: Boiling it all down to the basics, if you prefer a physical keyboard and most of your work with the device is phoning, messaging and emailing, buy a Blackberry. I use mine in conjunction with my Google apps, including voice, phone and calendar. I do a smattering of picture-taking, a lot of e-mailing and texting, and I have my music files from the Fly Ying phone loaded "just in case" - But, if your idea of a smartphone is a device to play games, watch videos, and the soft keyboard/touchscreen doesn't bother you, get an iPhone.
I'm no touchscreen fan. Not one bit. I use my BB to read the newspapers, visit BBC, do my online banking, check videos out on YouTube, and much more with no problem. People have lost their sense of values and priorities if they feel they are defined by the kind of cell-phone they use.