Back to my faithful Blackberry
Back to my faithful and work horse of a phone my sturdy Curve 8530. Simple, no nonsense and light. After over a year of my HTC EVO and giving it a thorough thrashing of use. I went back to my Curve. yes the EVO is fun, even functional but I like the simple, ease of use of my 8530. The EVO has a lot of bells and whistles but I only used, maybe 10% of the phones capacity if that. Phone calls, texting and emails. That's what I used my EVO for.
Rarely used the web browser and not one game played. The screen was great, large and bright but other than that I found the phone to be a waste of my money. I will keep it for a back up phone. I hope that RIM recognizes that some people do not need to Tweet every five minutes or update their Facebook page. I simply never used any of the multimedia features on the phone. I never really used the YouTube app.
Android and iPhone are great for the "younger" crowd perhaps but when you want a real phone to talk to people, text or email Blackberry for me is still king.
RIM was in the forefront of smart phones and I hope they bounce back by concentrating and strengthening what put them on the top, business devices.
It's good to be back.
Blackberry 8530. Back in black after EVO
I really do hope RIM takes a close look at their past success and brings that into their future. RIM in my opinion will not fall off the face of the earth, they're simply too many customers that are there base consumers that cannot go through an IT change with companies mobile programs. The reason I think most companies choose not to switch to iOS, or Android is because it may not be cost effect, it would take some doing to train and deploy a new platform, a platform that does not have the track record as deep and stable as Blackberry.
I hope that RIM sees that through the fog of multimedia and app rubbish. Thats doesn't mean that RIM should should stick its head in the sand about the constantly changing mobile climate, diversify, meaning have a set of devices that are geared towards a younger more tech savvy demographic and strengthen what makes Blackberries great for the business crowd, security, robust messaging and ease of use. Straight forward with no shame or excuses about being who and what Blackberries are.
You can't please everyone but in my opinion have two diverse marketing strategies that cater to their existing base and hire people to reach into a market that they have yet to penetrate effectively and develop the "appropriate" apps and devices to run those apps.
Blackberry 8530. Back in black after EVO
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-17-2012, 05:50 PM #6
- 116 Posts
RIM should start an "I came back" campaign. After a year of HTC (hated Android) and a year of Iphone (okay if you want one button does all simplicity but for me), I returned to Blackberry and glad I did.
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Could be a trend. I think when more people realize that what they do with there phones every day they may rethink what operating system they want to use. That's why I came back to BB. I wanted a simple, secure easy to use phone. I do not Twitter or update my Facebook page on my phone. I do not need over a million apps to keep my "digital" life moving. Phone calling, texts and emails are what I use my phone for.
When I had my EVO it was fun, customizing my phone with different themes and icons, what else is there? What I did on my EVO I can do on my Curve 8530. I use it to make calls, messaging and emails. I sometimes use it as an mp3 when in my car as it runs through my blue tooth. I also saved $10 a month from switching back from an Android high end device to my Curve, apparently it cost a little more for high end Android phones.
After over a year of Android, I realize what I use my phone for. Calls, messaging and email that's pretty much it. After playing with Android, Blackberry was a more functional and practical way to go.
I have the Curve 8530, it's not even a 3G model. It is a great phone for me, the calls are crystal clear and of course the secure and tight messaging capabilities that put Blackberry on the map. It does what I need it to do when I need it. I even run OS 5!
I really do not need anymore than this.Blackberry 8530. Back in black after EVO