- CrackBerry User
- 12 Posts
Blackberry newbie saying hello - no dumb questions honest!
Posting from the UK. Was on a stag do a few weeks ago and saw a few guys with i-phones. Had a go with them and liked this smart phone business so thought I would dive in.
Aesthetics - the 9700 for me is a very good looking piece of kit
Size - I found the i-phone and other options I looked at (HTC HD2) a little bulky.
Cost - Got the 9700 on a shorter contract than its peers, with a better call/txt/web package, no up front fee and a less costly monthly rate.
Other - I don't do much web browsing or watch video so didn't need a large screen. The i-phone is everywhere here in the UK. I see far less Blackberrys and didn't want to be a sheep and jump on the i-phone band wagon especially when the BB met my needs at less cost and looked better as well.
Apps - Apple & the I-phone the leader here (I.M.O) but like the above I don't spend much time "playing" with my phone.
Expandable memory. Iv'e put a 16gb SD card in it. This is what my phone is primarily used for.
Very happy with my purchase so far. Bought an otterbox commuter but stopped using after a week. I like it but it seems a shame to cover up such a good looking device. Its in my pocket permanantly at work and is not at risk of being dropped. Will probably use it on nights out just in case I have a few too many beers .
Got some more screen protectors en route from Amazon along with an official charging dock.
This forum has been great for finding info. If your a fellow newbie reading this then utilise the search function for everything. It will have come up.
Issues that I have been able to resolve
Sim card not working
If I could criticise Blackberry it would be the apps. As mentioned I dont really use them but would love a last fm one for the 9700 in the UK as I am music mad and love the web version. The same apps for other models seems to have got bad reviews.
Thats all for now. Wanted to drop by and say hi, plus say thanks to those who have answered topics I have read. Not forgetting the crackberry guys for their great articles as well.
A new addict
- 03-06-2010, 03:53 PM #5
I use the updated version of Media Sync to update music on my sd card. I've had no problems with album art carrying over using this desktop app. I don't use the Media Sync via Desktop Manager though. I've yet to be able to consistently use this aspect of DM. I always get a Windows failure notice using Media Sync through DM.(AT&T)Nokia 5110(2001)-->(Cingular)Nokia 6102i (2007)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Pearl 8120 (2008)-->(T-Mobile) Blackberry Bold 9700(2010)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2010)--> (Sprint) HTC Evo 4G White (2011)-->(T-Mobile) T-Mobile G2 (2011)--> (AT&T) HTC Inspire 4G (2011)(AT&T)HTC Vivid (2012)-->(Verizon) Samsung Galaxy S III White
- CrackBerry User
- 12 Posts
Other forums I post on which are in no way tech related normally have at least two i-phone threads per day. You get sick of seeing and hearing about them.
@ K Bear. Media Sync wouldnt do it for me. I have always used WMP for syncing with my previous MP3. I found (from this forum) that if you used the "auto-tag from web" function on Media Monkey then sync from Media Player it works fine. I assume you can sync straight from Media Monkey but havent tried it yet.
After my last post I also discovered I can listen to Bruce Dickinson's Friday Rock Show on the BBC I-player site. Very happy!