Gizmodo Says iPhone MobileMe Kills Crackberry Dead!

iPhone MobileMe Kills Crackberry Dead

Ouch! Was that the sound of Crackberry Kevin Hulking Up for another NERD FIGHT, or RIM CEO Mike Lazeridis smashing the desks over at R&D?

Seems like Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz has just put Apple's new MobileMe push Email, Contacts, and Calendars service through it's iPhone paces and their verdict?

BlackBerry is dead, dead, dead. Dead.

And this from a self-confessed former Crackberrian, no less, using a Spanish SIM, on a UK Network, over EDGE! Along with the better, faster, and more powerful OS, Diaz credits the flawless App Store, media, and new enterprise and consumer features as making the Blackberry look "like a brick".

Yowzer, they say there's no such thing as bad press but... Yowzer...

As to MobileMe itself?

Not a single glitch—the thing just worked almost instantly. Knowing that Apple is using Sun Java Messaging Servers, probably paired with Synchronica or Consilient's over-the-air synchronization modules, I'm not surprised. It feels like they have put together a rock-solid operation.

Sign me up! (D'oh, I'm already legacy'd in!)

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Gizmodo Says iPhone MobileMe Kills Crackberry Dead!


So can I still keep my own e-mail address but use the MobileMe service for my calendar, contacts, etc...? I really don't want to change my e-mail address again.

BTW- I've been a Blackberry user for the last 6 years and I can't wait to get an iPhone. I love Blackberry's, but they lack in some "fun" functions.

I was planning on holding off the Mobile Me purchase until I saw that video. Now I'm on the fence. I'll test the iPhone with Yahoo! tomorrow and it it doesn't work out the way I want then maybe I'll fork over the extra money for Mobile Me. Apple investors, your ship has come in.

what a ridiculous statement to make. Blackberry is not dead it just has some stiff competition now which will only make RIM work harder. This message js being typed on an iPhone and is lagging as I type! Perfect device my ass

Who is running this blog? This guy is an idiot. I can't belive Google News is publishing this garbage.

Daniel I agree with you. This guy demonstrates an element of unrestrained subjectivism which is typical of the cons who do their best to lead others down their path of misinformation. Blackberry is alive and well. The competition will only make it better.