| | 07-27-12, 10:08 AM Thread Author #1
"Upgrading" from my 9900 to a 9780 !
Finnaly i returned to a good device. For 3 months i've tried to get the best from my 9900. It was useless. Now with my new 9780 my life returned to normal.
1- The signal strenght on 9900 was erratic and certainly worst than any other BB. It could not affect all users, but must of them. Many users did not complain because even with a low reception (edge) they could use it, make calls , receive emails, etc..But if you give a look at the new 9900 OS releases forums, they are full of people asking for and reporting about the signal strenght. Many engage on epic journeys in search for the best OS regarding the battery lenght and signal strenght. Now with my new 9780 , even in a bad recpetion areas i have full bars 3G. The call quality is great and i 've no issues regarding bluetooth headsets. It works perfectly
2- Battery capacity is not a problem anymore. It could even reach 3 days (a weekend trip for instance) using a lot , but mainly a can use it all day long with all connectivity on (bluetooth, wireless), messenger on all the time, whatever....i will not have to charge or change my battery during the day, and even think about it.
3- The OS 6 is not bad compared do os 7. I cant note anymore the usual lags and middlescreen clocks that was happing with my 9900 (many time when i was clicking on messages it was freezing for second until get back). It is smooth and fast, like it was on 9700 OS 5. I just changed the theme to not deal with the scrooling panes. I would never search or change my OS for a new release, i 've no complain about signal and battery now.
4- I can grip my new 9780 and slide it out of the leather case with just one hand to see the news (using my thumb and my middle finger). The keyboard is of course worst, but to type with just one hand it to could be better for many, because it is small, and your thumb reach easy all the keyboard. I found out that the 9780 keyboard is a little better than 9700 because it is rubberized. In fact , it is the same as 9900 but a little small.
5- The touch screen of 9900 is great, it is beautiful to show and tell to others about the possibilities. But it is useless for many. The touchscreen make you more cautious, and like iphone users, you see people griping the device and put inside their pockets like they were handling a fragile device in somekind of "slowmotion", not a workhorse business phone.
For those who feel that are something "wrong", something not quite right with the 9900 and want the tradicional quality and performance of the BBs , i would recommend "upgrade"to 9780.