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limegrass69

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I don't think you can do that. You need to maintain your wifi connection to use Slacker on the iPod Touch. You should be able to use the Slacker app on the iPhone because you can use the AT&T data connection on the go.

With the Blackberry, on the other hand, you have the choice of streaming in real-time, or caching stations to the memory card so that you don't need the constant data connection.
 

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Can't, unless you have a wi-fi connection around you wherever you drive. Wi-fi is great, but I find it very limited. Even on the streets of NYC I couldn't find a darn connection. :thumbsdown:
 

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Thanks for the help. I wish the people over at apple will add this in the next update being able to listen to slacker or the sirius xm app with out wifi for the car.
 

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My guess is that Apple does not want to make it easy for you to store music on your iPod without buying through iTunes. I would not hold my breath.
 

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Blackberry has that ability to cache stations on Slacker, Apple's iPhone or iPod touch does not.
 

limegrass69

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The caching capability on the Blackberry is great. You do it by tethering it to the desktop and it loads the music up into the Micro-SD card. It's especially useful in an area with crappy cell coverage (like where I live).
 

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The caching capability on the Blackberry is great. You do it by tethering it to the desktop and it loads the music up into the Micro-SD card. It's especially useful in an area with crappy cell coverage (like where I live).

That is one thing that pisses folks off with Apple is how much they are such big protectionist in terms of their iTunes platform. They will no allow anything that competes head to head with it.

If I could cache Slacker on my iPhone, I would have no need whatsoever for the G2. I've relegated it to car only use now anyway because I just prefer the Slacker app to the G2 for home or office use.
 

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That is one thing that pisses folks off with Apple is how much they are such big protectionist in terms of their iTunes platform. They will no allow anything that competes head to head with it.

If I could cache Slacker on my iPhone, I would have no need whatsoever for the G2. I've relegated it to car only use now anyway because I just prefer the Slacker app to the G2 for home or office use.

I can easily see a day where I have a Blackberry with the Slacker app for the caching ability, and the iPod touch to use at home with the Wifi for the streaming service. Have an iPod touch for the iPhone benefits without the phone, and have the Blackberry as my primary phone. Not saying definitely, but it's in the cards if I find a Blackberry model I like better than the 3GS. Next phone purchase instead of going to the Apple store, I'll go to AT&T down the street.
 

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Not saying definitely, but it's in the cards if I find a Blackberry model I like better than the 3GS. Next phone purchase instead of going to the Apple store, I'll go to AT&T down the street.

Well good luck with that, because I looked at every Blackberry model out there and yes they are nice, but in my opinion for both work or fun Blackberry hasn't found the right combination yet.

I could have had a Blackberry, but even after being allowed to use a couple of models for a full week, I just knew I'd rather keep my Razr2 and iPod Touch, but the thing that the iPhone does is give me the best of all worlds! Yes there are some things that the Blackberry can do that the iPhone cannot such as caching. But I've also read a lot of folks having problems with that too. Plus me already have a G2 I have no need to cache at this point on my iPhone or having to just live with a Blackberry that wouldn't be nearly as pleasing to me.

All this of course depends on coverage. If AT&T doesn't have the coverage you need, no phone in the world is worth living with that. It was the very reason I returned my original iPhone 2 years ago. Since then AT&T has made huge improvements in coverage.

I like Blackberry phones, but just not as much as an iPhone! Some folks don't like the iPhone simply because they are Apple, others don't like them because of select things they feel it should be able to do, like run multiple apps etc. None of those things are as important to me personally as that clean super friendly user interface that makes it such a joy to use and based on my use of the Blackberry it simply doesn't hold a candle to an iPhone. Everyone is different and it is great to have a choice!
 

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Well good luck with that, because I looked at every Blackberry model out there and yes they are nice, but in my opinion for both work or fun Blackberry hasn't found the right combination yet.

I could have had a Blackberry, but even after being allowed to use a couple of models for a full week, I just knew I'd rather keep my Razr2 and iPod Touch, but the thing that the iPhone does is give me the best of all worlds! Yes there are some things that the Blackberry can do that the iPhone cannot such as caching. But I've also read a lot of folks having problems with that too. Plus me already have a G2 I have no need to cache at this point on my iPhone or having to just live with a Blackberry that wouldn't be nearly as pleasing to me.

All this of course depends on coverage. If AT&T doesn't have the coverage you need, no phone in the world is worth living with that. It was the very reason I returned my original iPhone 2 years ago. Since then AT&T has made huge improvements in coverage.

I like Blackberry phones, but just not as much as an iPhone! Some folks don't like the iPhone simply because they are Apple, others don't like them because of select things they feel it should be able to do, like run multiple apps etc. None of those things are as important to me personally as that clean super friendly user interface that makes it such a joy to use and based on my use of the Blackberry it simply doesn't hold a candle to an iPhone. Everyone is different and it is great to have a choice!

Nothing definite yet. I've looked at the 3GS and Curve/Bold on side by side comparisons online spec-wise, and the 3GS has its advantages. Not to mention it would work well with my other Mac gadgets. Nothing's decided until June when my discount hits unless I happen to come upon a windfall of money and can pay the $500+ to extend my contract.
 

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I thought long and hard before committing to the iPhone because I know for at least 18 to 24 months I am basically locked in with my subsidies. Yes, I could probably spend extra money to change phones should I decide there is something better for me than the iPhone. I personally don't see that happening though!

My sister as I said in another thread very much so prefers her recently purchased Blackberry to the iPhone. She bought an iPhone at the same time I did, but promptly returned it. She says the iPhone is about flash rather than substance. However, she isn't really into music, videos and applications like me. She basically uses it for making and receiving phone calls, along with some email every now and again.

Now I will say this to be fair, I didn't try the Blackberry Storm and it appears more like the iPhone in that it is totally touch based, but Verizon is OUT for me!
 

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I would not touch the BB Storm. I've heard more complaints than compliments on that one. I'm curious about the Storm 2 that is supposedly in the pipeline for later this year. They are rumored to have worked out some of the UI kinks, and have also added wi-fi. I was gung-ho on the Tour, but have held off. The only major issue I'm having with my 8830 right now is the persistent memory leak. It does not take much for me to start running short on device RAM.
 

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The more I hear of Blackberry the more the 3GS makes sense. I could always just buy an iPod touch for home Wifi use and occassional use in the car when I feel like using my iPhone for something else. I just need to get this sync crap resolved since it isn't even syncing with iCal or Address book now. Maybe a trip to the Genius Bar is in order.
 

Jon

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No trip necessary, I got the syncing working just fine. Works like a charm now.