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 ;-)
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