I got rid of my Blackberry, because I couldn’t be sure if Blackberry was going to survive or not.
Got a Windows instead and it works great.
posted on 03/29/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT
(What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
I run playbook (typing on it now) and torch 9860. They are brilliant. Bridge software is fabulous. I don’t. Understand blackberry haters. OK. It’s not Apple. That’s OK by me. Playbook is rugged and stable and the 9860 with 7.0 is rock solid unlike the 9800 with 6.something. I don’t need anything else have not. Used my laptop since I purchased PlayBook at the first of the year. 64 gig tablet for 299!
posted on 03/29/2012 8:07:11 PM PDT
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I recently went from BB to Android and very probably will never go back.
posted on 03/29/2012 8:07:14 PM PDT
by Gay State Conservative
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Last month I gave up waiting on a 4g BB so trekked on down to COSTCO and exchanged my 4 year old 8830 for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy. The experiment lasted 10 days before I brought it back and fired up the BB again.
Two primary shortcomings: the address book sucks and the keyboard leaves much to be desired.
I am happy to wait until RIM gets its act together. Or someone does it for them.
posted on 03/29/2012 8:08:30 PM PDT
I've kept my Blackberry for a number of reasons, number one is that it simply works without constant hassle. I just smile quitely when my husband is deleting and setting up his e-mail accounts for the 43rd time in 3 months. Our business includes security related functions in IT for our customers. I really don't want to carry that information in e-mail hosted by GMail. I mean, really, who HASN'T hacked GMail? I like the keyboard better than a touch screen keyboard which I find I have to delete and repeat — repeatedly. I have a slick little folding Bluetooth keyboard that works beautifully when I need to enter a lot of information. I always have more bars at our office than all my co-workers carrying Windows phones and Android phones using the exact same carrier. (People are always borrowing my phone to make calls.) I still have battery power at the end of the day and I haven't had to purchase additional batteries or super batteries. I have enough internet access to look up information I need and do not feel my world will end if I am unable to play endless videos. The online backup and computer backup work flawlessly (when I dropped my phone overboard on the sailboat, I was able to retrieve all my contacts, lists, text messages, etc. in a matter of minutes.) There is a lot to be said for a device that is backed by sufficient history to be reliable. I am not all about the latest thing. I want it to work reliably and not cause me constant hassle. I hope Blackberry survives.
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