News lately seems to be revolving heavily around Apple and BlackBerry for different reasons. Between Apple’s patents and rumors and BlackBerry’s updated platform, we see that both companies have struggles that are trying to be addressed. While both companies seem to have different goals in mind for the time being (Apple trying to become number one again, and BlackBerry simply trying to get their name in the game again) if plans go accordingly, we may have a fruit war on our hands.

Fortunately this isn’t a real fruit war because if you were throw real apples at real blackberries I’m pretty sure the apples would win in terms of endurance and stability, but at least you’d have a nice blackberry jam as a result. This potential war revolving around these two companies might very well end up the same way – or it might not. Currently, from what I’m seeing, I find iOS and BlackBerry 10 comparable in terms of balancing out what they have to offer us as consumers.

Both operating systems are somewhat simplistic. Not a whole lot of customization going on in either device; even after you jailbreak an iPhone there’s only so many changes you can make. As of right now, an unrooted Android has more customization than a jailbroken iOS device does. Looking at BlackBerry, the interface seems to be nearly the same as an iOS – except you do have the added option of widgets, which is something I feel that iOS is lacking and could benefit from implementing. Both platforms have that “business casual” feel to it, with BlackBerry pulling ahead in terms of doing a better job of separating professional from personal lives.

What really separates the two right now is a couple of factors: the first one is the obvious, and that’s iOS’s selection of apps completely dominating the amount of apps found in the BlackBerry App World. Catching up to what iOS has to offer in terms of applications is definitely going to take time, but with enough dedication from developers we could see BlackBerry’s App World numbers quickly rise. The second biggest factor between the two is the navigation. It might look the same from a distance, but in reality they are completely different. The iPhone follows a more traditional smartphone format in that you have a physical button that you use to wake the phone up. ‘Slide to Unlock’ is not an unfamiliar phrase within the smartphone community as most smartphones use such a method to unlock the device; after you unlock you can then swipe left or right to navigate through your home screens or you slide down for notifications - simple as that. BlackBerry 10 on the other hand is almost completely gesture-based. You swipe up, down, left, and right to unlock, close apps, view apps, open apps, etc. It’s a completely different style of navigation through your phone that’s definitely going to take some getting used to for all of us.

As of right now, BlackBerry is taking the biggest leap of faith trying to land on their feet once again. Apple is slowly falling from the pedestal they once stood on, and if they don’t pick themselves up soon and BlackBerry really does end up making a comeback, it would certainly make for an interesting fruit war indeed. As an iOS user right now, I can honestly say that BlackBerry 10 looks interesting enough for me to give it a try. Only time will tell which one will truly dominate.

What say you, readers? Do you also think we’ve got a fruit war approaching, or do you think that Apple is too far ahead of the game and BlackBerry is too lackluster to even compete? It’s definitely open to interpretation, but it would make for something different besides “Apple vs. Android” all the time. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


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"Fruit war! Which one wins your heart - Apple or BlackBerry?"

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Jesse Dominguez Apple...gotta stick with the home team. USA!! USA!! USA!! But I want BB to do well.
Kizito Nestor Am into robots...and desserts...
Gary Brown Between the two choices , Blackberry .I hope they have success . competition is good for all platforms .
Mustafa Shaikh Blackberry
Daniel Valdez I am so eager to try the new BlackBerry Z10 it seems as if I will be their #1 fan. Android I've never really liked it and well Apple just has to come up with something truly new as far am concerned. Blessings to y'all!
Dawnetta Coleman-Whitehead Ummm...Android FTW #Duh
Anthony Bailey I'm not partial to either fruit, personally.
CalvEen Yaam Fyi dont bother asking the Fruit Ninja, he does NOT care.
Brady Wassam Sugar!!! Jelly Bean 4.2 AOSPA Paranoid 2.99.9 PIE. Vzw Gnex
John Resch Neither
Alberto Garcia Flores It's too early to say lol
Matt Shipley Apple is just better. Period. But blackberry will always have special place.
Lawrence Lepes Neither! Android all the way! The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the best phone on the market!
Rosemary Romero DeLeon That's cute "fruit war"
Anthony Lasam Ask again in March... Who intros gear one month then releases it a month later?! #Lame
Jose Pablo Islas is Google a fruit?
Reese Woodson As of now Apple because I have a iPhone 5. Once my Nexus 4 comes, I'm sure I will change my mind to Android. iPhones bored the hell out of me........lol
Warren Saunders I'm android all the way, but if I had to choose between these I'd go BlackBerry without hesitation
Stephen Crighton Are you really asking this question, putting blackberry up against Apple, really.......
Fernando Gonzalez More of a dessert kind if guy... Lol
Agustin Ilu-kwar Jelly Bean!!!!
Francisco Saucedo so far the new bb10 devices are looking better
Tiger Panomthonichakul bb os is way more new and simply to use, but hardware need to be redesigned! next model of bb would beat iphone5s out of the water!
Agustin Rosado None, android ftw
Susannah Scranton Neither, ANDRIOD ALL DAY!!
Ali Ather neither
Jesse Ling I honestly believe that apple is going to continue to spiral down and lose more faithful and make EVERY mistake BlackBerry did.I see Android staying at #1 for certain BUT with WindowsPhone as weak as it is BlackBerry10 could very well become a #2 spot power contender,and when it does it's gonna hit everybody like a right hook outta nowhere,preferably into an open grave.
Kim Edgard Alag SAGING heheh...
Hakim MN You know pulasan or rambutan.
Darwin Ayala Andriod
Hakim MN Pineapple. Malaysian made.
Robert Smith 1,2,3,4 android came and them ended the war. CANDY BABY!!!!!!!
Shawn Gergler Jelly Bean/ Note 2
Gordon Christie Jelly beans are better but would have the z10 if it had to be one of them
Javier Delgado mango!!! taste better...blackberry taste horrible and apple so so
Andrew Lipps I think if Apple doesn't make some huge improvements in iOS6 & further devices, Blackberry definitely has a chance to catch up. Apple is stuck on the idea that they don't need to change because they have built devices people still love and purchase, but yet that's what Blackberry thought years ago as well. At some point change is what pushes sales and drives innovation. In 2007 when Apple first released the iPhone, Blackberry had nothing to offer, and it took them over 6 years to finally release a device that is, somewhat, up to par. If apple stays on the path of, well don't fix whats not broken, we could possibly see other OS's continue to pass them up. If Blackberry can continue to catch up and build their app world, things will definitely improve, and even put them in the lead for mobile domination again. When it comes to android, I think android is in a category of it's own. There is a reason that big business don't compare Blackberry, iOS, & then android. Simply because, android just doesn't mix well with business. The devices are usually filled with too much bloatware, and to even have a decent android device, you have to first, root, overclock, and sometimes install custom roms. This becomes an IT's worst nightmare when it has to be done on such a large, controlled, scale.
Matt Peters Let's at least wait till the devices go public, lol.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Apple for reliability please.
Marti Ruiz the question is about fruit. not bout android
Tyler Frodl You can't do fruit comparisons because I don't like apples but I like Blackberry's. lol but I have an iPhone
Jan Michael Cruz Blackberry
John Saunders I was impressed by BlackBerry 10, but I do love my iPhone! If I could upgrade my work phone from a Curve to a Z10, and have an iPhone 5 as my personal phone I'd be very happy!
Teejay Crooks None of the above i declare the winner to be ANDROID
Khalid Dris android
Wilhelm Haas Strawberry.... what was the question? :)
Jonnel Rzykruski MANGO! 7.5 :)
Rob Wiley blackberry all day
Fabian Toti Android
Raymond Tang Lumian durian
Vincent Jean i like apple but blackberry is doing a new thing
Fernando Xelo And Android eats them all!
Ernest Marvin Esteban Ice cream sandwiches sounds more delicious too!
Ernest Marvin Esteban Jelly beans taste better :)
Jason Charles Non really I like candy of the jelly bean kind
Jesse Ling Please stick to the listed options,such as BlackBerry10!
Marc Martin Apple.
Doushane Murray Android loooll
BG Michael LG Optimus G!!!

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