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I’m a Blackberry girl till the end but I can’t front, all of these new iphone applications truly have me wondering if the grass is greener on the other side. Two weeks ago Apple announced the new 3.0 software that would basically address the iphone’s obvious shortcomings (no cut and paste, inability to send SMS messages, etc.), but the brand’s latest announcement catapults the wonder device to the next level of cool.

Starting today, iphone is offering Skype, Oprah’s favorite internet phone service provider, for FREE! So, if you’re thinking about taking your business global or need to chat with your international family, friends, and cuties, you may want to head on over to and get to clicking!

According to CNET:

Skype’s screens are well organized and use the iPhone’s ability to add filters, for instance, to sort your contacts alphabetically, or by who’s online. There’s chatting as well, though Skype’s flagship feature is its VoIP calling that’s free to other Skype users and an inexpensive per-minute fee to landlines.

Calls on Skype for iPhone work only if you’re in range of a Wi-Fi network, so your call quality will in part be at the mercy and strength of wireless networks nearby–calls will not work over the cell phone network on the iPhone (but chatting will). Assuming your connection is solid, you can dial a number or quickly call a contacts stored in your address book.

iPod Touch users will need earphones with an embedded mic to talk. During a call, you can mute the line, go on hold, or put the call on speakerphone. In the My Info window, you can follow a link to buy more SkypeOut credit online.

I love my Blackberry Bold to pieces but the iphone is making your girl weak in the knees!

You know I value your opinion…what’s your preference? Blackberry or iphone? Let me know which phone is your weapon of choice and why.

As a New York City beauty PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.


  1. Kamari

    March 31, 2009 at 9:30 am

    My best friend has an iphone and I have a Blackberry and I’m constantly wondering if I should switch because of all of the benefits. If I can just pry myself away from BBM I think I could do it…

    Skype is definitely alluring–especially for college students who have friends studying abroad! Great post Renae!

  2. shadowflack

    March 31, 2009 at 9:41 am

    go with the bb bold. i thought you were rock’n that already. you kinda inspired me to step my phone game up and i got it immediately after i saw you playing the video. let’s catch up on our bb bolds together when you get yours. the iphone is overrated if you ask me. i’m a major texter and the keypad is way too sensitive when typing. they say you can get used to it but i like my results NOW…:)

  3. Natasha Nicole

    March 31, 2009 at 9:42 am

    I am a huge BB supporter! I have brought so many people over to this addiction. LOL And dont worry BB, RIM announced yesterday, it is coming out with an app store too. It wont be long before all these phones do the same exact thing 🙂 Go Blackberry!

  4. Femi Fame

    March 31, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Both phones have pros and cons. If you’re a business savvy person and always on the run…go with the Blackberry. But if you’re young, hip and trendy…the iphone is your phone, HANDS DOWN!

  5. BUFL (Blackberry user for life)

    March 31, 2009 at 11:47 am

    I totally a BUFL (Blackberry User for Life). It has business email applications like no other. It’s totally reliable and I don’t have to do much to track and manage my emails. I do have iphone envy though. The wider screen and the various games and applications that are plentiful. I’m going on a my annual getaway to St. Maarten and I want be able to get access to my emails and check FB without worrying about paying an arm and a leg. I am thinking SKYPE is the way to go. The bottom line is I want both so I’m taking advantage of the AT&T deal where you get a refurb. The goal is to have both and get on a family plan where I am not paying too much for my monthly bill.

  6. Tiffany-J

    March 31, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve had an iphone for a few months now and I LOVE it. Like the others have said, it has so many advantages and is totally sleek and sexy. The one thing I’m jealous of the BB about is that you guys can receive picture messages!

    All in all I wouldn’t make the switch for the world, if you’re sending me a picture e-mail it please! I can download right onto my iphone!

    And yes, Kamari does envy my iphone!

  7. BUFL (Blackberry user for life)

    March 31, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Keri Hilson on twitter: MissKeri_Baby “switching my iphone with a bberry bold right now. sorry iphoners…not reliable enough 4 my busy life!”

  8. Raquel Wilson

    March 31, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    The only other thing this young, hip, trendy, busy businesswoman on the go needs from her iPhone is a video app and it will be perfect. I’ve taken short trips (1-2 days) and didn’t want to lug my laptop with me. No problems though, my trusty iPhone kept me up to speed with everything I needed!

    I’ve never been a gadget person, but the iPhone is the best business investment I have ever made.

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