What makes you stick with Blackberry?
So, what makes you stick with the Blackberry? In between my Blackberry devices, I have also dealt with the sidekick which was a decent phone until it blew up and EVERYONE had it. Then I played around with the G1 and frankly, that phone was worse then Storm when released. I bought the G1, literally, with in a week it was back in the box and I gave it away.
So what phones have you guys had that were non blackberry and why did you go back to Blackberry?
i had one a few years ago, i cant remeber what kind it was all i remeber is it ran windows mobile, i wanna say its a moto. then i also had the g1. and my sister had the iphone, so i was able to play with that a bit. then i owned a couple other BBs before the storm. and the reason i stuck with it was it looked like nothing else out there, it was easy to operate, literally no major problems, ran fairly smooth, and the fact that no one around here had one, i was one of the few. like you were saying with the sidekick, everyone had it, and its not as fun when you pull out your phone and someones like o damn another guy with an iphone, hes cool lol
I couldnt imagine using one of the older models like the 7xxx series. With technology now and where Blackberry has come, I dont think I could survive with going back to one of those old series. That would be interesting to see how someone lasted or how long they lasted if they were to go to a 7xxx series for a week. I don't think they could last.
well i didnt go back to the 7xxx series but back in july-august of 08 i ran into a financial situation, so i couldt afford to have a bb or a smartphone so i had to use a moto razor until december when i got a storm. and it sucked, both the hardware and software on that phone was junk. trust me, walking out of the store with hat phone was embarrassing. but if i had the choice to go back to a regular phone or go back to an older phone i wouldnt last a day
I Love my BB Storm. This is my first BB and I just love the ability to have everything in one device from Camera and Video to MP3's and Ripping DVD Movies and Watching them on the Road to the Multitude of Games and Software Available. Thanks for a Wonderful Place to hang and chat as well.
Im actually hating my storm now. Once the 9630 drops, im all in with it.
I have had blackberry's since 2003 and believe me I have seen them come a long way. I have strayed away thinking I would get better use out of other devices. For example I have had the Treo 700w, wm sucks, I had the Samsung I760, wm still sucked and I had the IPhone 2g unlocked and jailbroke. I actually had the IPhone for about 3 months before I sold it. I keep coming back to the BB. It is dependable, BES is awsome and the phone is more dependable than any of the others. Yes, it has its own set of quirks, but all and all it is superior to any of the previously mentioned devices. I like the Storm still, and as the operating systems progress and refinements are completed it will be the Ultimate BlackBerry. Dont get me wrong, I still have all of my BB's, 7120,7130,8703e,8830we,9000 and the 9530. I am sure I will be purchasing the new 9630 and the new 9900 when its released. I look forward to all the new devices produced by BlackBerry
Prior to my Blackberry Storm, I had a Verizon LG V (Vx9800). I had that for a little about 2 1/2 years. It never let me down and never rebooted, but heck the only net I could get with it was wap. No one could send me attachments (other than jpgs). I carried my V and also a Compaq iPAQ handheld where I kept all of my contacts, and appointments, as well as some excel spreadsheets.
So in short I carried two separate devices and yearned for being able to go with one device for everything.
Finally Verizon started selling the Storm but they were very hard to come by. I visited the Verizon store several times and played around with it.
Then I took the plunge and all was well in the beginning- albeit it had some quirks such as the phone mysteriously not responding to key presses, the camera taking forever to snap a picture, recording video that would somehow freeze up on me. But I learned to deal with the shortcomings.
I visited other sites and although I like the wealth of information on them, I have never been one to care for website/forum drama. And somehow I found out about BlackberryOS.com.
I upped my Storm's OS to .109 and ultimately a week or so ago, upped to .114 Hybrid 3. Now my Storm is behaving more like it should, and I have found a GREAT home in Blackberry OS.
So all in all, I am one happy camper now as I've again knocked out two birds with one stone ;-)
I got my first blackberry about 7 weeks ago. My daughter is going to school in Argentina this summer and I wanted to get her a phone that would work there. When I went to Verizon with the special they had going I was able to get 2 Storms for $49. So I thought I would give it a try.
I don?t know how I survived before have email at my finger tips. I am now hooked. I am glad I found this forum where I have found so much information and guidance. I do like playing with the mew leaks and hybrids.
A lot of my friends like the blackberry because of the pin messages. Supposedly they are not left on a server anywhere so therefore can?t be subpoenaed, is that true
Well, My first real smartphone was the BBWE8830, LOVED it, but hated the lack of a Camera. Moved on to a Motorola Q9c, hated the WinMo interface, moved to a Curve 8330, but then got fascinated with the IPhone 3g after playing with my Co-workers, but kept dropping calls, bad battery life, etc....came to the Storm. I guess I just like Blackberries because of their ease of use, E-mail is ROCKIN' on these devices, and the support base for Blackberry is just phenomenal (the different forums).
I switched to Blackberry after having regular phones mainly because of the email capability. I was sick of paying for an email program, that everytime I got an email the phone told me it couldnt load the attachments. I would still have to find a PC to view it. My first Berry was the 8330 Curve, and I was hooked from there. Since then I have converted several friends over to Blackberry, and they are all very happy they did. I am now sporting the Storm, which I have no major complaints with. I thought about switching to the new 9630 coming out, but now with rumors of a second edition Storm coming, and the new Pluto lurking out there, I think I'll wait till all 3 are available and choose then. I think the best think about owning a Blackberry is the community. No other phone has like 5 different websites run by users, like this one.
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Had my bberry since mid December, I actually cant believe i have never had a PDA type device before this, over the last 4 years have had a chocolate and then the envy, and would get the email pushed thru either text or the mobile email program, absolutly horible, now so office on the go i dont think i would or could be without a bberry. Maybe one reason that kept me away was the tiny keyboard on prior bberries. I guess just something you have to get use to. Never could go back to a regular phone again.
I had the Treo 700wx for 2 years, was fairly happy with it except internet was soooo slow. That is mainly why I went for the storm and that I have been with Alltel and now that the merger is transitioning it seemed like a good fit. I love all the things the bb does that my treo did not do well. The only thing that concerns me is that my treo was indestructible (my 5 year old has dropped many times in the last 2 years) and remarkably it kept on ticking. I am being more cautious with the storm. My only complaint is with the OS not being very stable. I have BBC's hybrid 3 and that seems so far to be the best. I may install the 3.5, not sure yet. I have learned the hard way about bricking and wiping in the last 2 weeks. I also appreciate this site, I have not really ever been one to participate in any of the online site either, but the support here is fantastic!!!!!!
Let's See Moto Q9 Sucked (Winblows) BB Pearl (Too Small for me) Treo 700 Palm ( Liked it alot) 8830 Red (Great device but no camera) 8330 (Still in play workhorse) 9530 (Solid as a rock)
By far BB's are the best devices for me...although your mileage may vary...
I am a general tech nut and have been a Blackberry fan for about 6 years. I have had just about every ATT Blackberry device since then. Recently I have found myself tempted by all the press and praise clouded around the iPhone and Android products. When the iPhone 3GS came out, I took the plunge and bought one. As I do with every new gadget I get, I spent the next 20 or so hours going over every detail of the phone and the OS. By the next morning I realized I had made the worst mistake of my tech life. I returned the iPhone the next day and never looked back to Apple.
The Blackberry simply handles the iPhone in nearly every way. The most obvious and notable of these ways is the way Blackberry handles messaging and emails. iPhone is so far behind the Blackberry platform in this category that there is literally no real discussion to be had. The iPhone has more games...and perhaps a better overall internet experience. But if you use your phone for messaging, the Blackberry is second to none.
About a month ago I succumbed to the Android pressure and bought an HTC Inspire. I spent 3 days with the Inspire...nearly every waking minute (I know...lame right?) with it. I learned and relearned every feature of the Inspire...more importantly...Android. While the large screen and apps were nice...once again messaging was dramatically inferior to the Blackberry.
I know there are likely eyes rolling around the world over these statements, but I'm not making them on a hunch...or from my love of the Blackberry. I'm making them from experience and, of course, personal preference. However, without question, the messaging features of my Torch literally blow away the Android. So, once again, I went screaming back to my Blackberry.
The message inter-functionality of the Blackberry is superior. Messages are all delivered to one location...meaning one icon for me. I am an anti-clutter freak...admittedly, and the plethora of home screens of the Android device turned me off. However, I was willing to overlook that if I found the phone to on par with the Blackberry experience. I wanted to love Android. I tried to love Android. I just couldn't.
Battery life is the next issue that places Blackberry firmly atop the heap of smartphones. My recent jaunt with the Inspire proved to me just how superior my Torch's battery life is. I could not get 5 hours out of the Inspire. That time was not even spent on the internet or the phone...just perusing menus to better learn the OS. I can spend all day working with my Torch...doing anything I please, and always make it through a full day. This is one feature you really take for granted...until it's gone.
There are many other reasons I remain a Blackberry fan. These are the two biggest reasons. Even though my Torch has less than half the processing power of its competitors, it easily does the jobs I want it to do better than anything out there. Perhaps if my needs were more gaming related, I might prefer an Apple or Android product. However, as long as I use my phone for business and pleasure, and want it to do the things I do very well...it will be a Blackberry for me.
Personally the perfect blend of performance, email/messaging capabilities, and style keeps me hooked and coming back for more. This truly is an addiction!!!
What amazes me is how far ahead BlackBerry is on push email and alert notifications. It truly is a unmatched experience. Having owned various Droid devices and the iPhone 4 I can say this from personal experience.
BlackBerrys have always been built for the business person from the start. RIM continues to improve their phones to allow more productivity year after year. The Torch design was made with the best of both worlds in mind. The social networking lovers AND the business folks without missing a beat. And now with the PlayBook???? See ya Apple.
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Reason: You misspelled 'beat' :p
Thanks, I've been up for about 18 hrs and I'm tired. Why am I here then you may ask??? It's tough being a junkie.
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