| | 01-08-13, 12:35 PM Thread Author #1
stolen bold 9900, what should i buy next
Last night my bold 9900 got stolen while i was trying out some clothes at the mall, i'm not exactly sure if it was a pick-pocket-er or if it fell but it doesn't matter as the phone was gone from the dressing room when I returned 10 minutes later. I already filed a complaint at the police station, in a matter of days they will get the recordings from the security cameras, but chances are very low that i'll ever see that phone again, and I already reported it to RIM, maybe tomorrow they will block it's PIN and as I understand this is irreversible ( in case I do recover my phone )
I get my subscription from the company I work for but I have to buy my own device. They offer me a fixed subsidy from full price on a number of devices, I narrowed down my options as follows :
1. A new bold 9900 for the price of 416$ USD
2. A new Galaxy S III for the price of 387$ USD
I do love the bold 9900 the physical keyboard and the way all messaging and communication is integrated, all the security, but this is outrageous. After being stolen from by a thief now i'm feeling ripped off by rim. I don't understand why this phone is more expensive than one of the best phones out there, hardware and software wise. I would really love to get another bb9900 but paying more than for an SIII ? Comeone....
I already had some frustrations with the bold, for example I travel a lot and there's no map app for the bold where you can download the map locally.I used to get great maps on my nokia E72 for free, and downloadable by country and continents. Android gets iGo which is brilliant. It's out of the question to use google maps with data services while roaming. I had to go back to paper maps like 10 years ago.
I'm not much of an app user (only used facebook, flashlight, messenger and tons of email and sms on the bold ), but there are a few quite useful ones that I wish I had, another example would be the Viper Alarm app that is on the iOS and Android. On the BBOS it's out of date and it doesen't work on 9900. My bank has an app for iOS and Android but no BBOS.
Now for the S3, I hate typing on a screen and the S3 feels like constantly slipping from my hands, too narrow to type with two hands, too big to type with one hand. I'm affraid messaging will not be as good as with the bold and i'm not sure i will use all the multimedia and application potential, and I constantly miss letters when typing, typing is a pain.
To make things better, I also have a playbook that integrates nicely with the bold but not with the S3.
Waiting for BB10 is not an option, where I live it will be available with a delay of at least 3-4 months.
What would you do?