| | 01-07-13, 03:36 AM Thread Author #1
Enough is Enough
I've been a loyal Blackberry user for as long as I can remember. I've begun my journey with the blue 6230. I've used every bold so far, a couple torchs, curves, storms etc. I finally got the 9981 last february. And the black 9981 last week.
For as long as I can remember RIM has been a user friendly company. But not anymore. Beginning with the 9900 red light fiasco, RIM has been punishing early adopters. With all the time I've spent upgrading, erasing, messing etc. the OS, I could've done much more valuable things. 9981 is supposed to be the best blackberry there is but nearly all of the owners had to have the phone replaced countless times and had to endure the spinning wheel. For all our troubles, lost time&money, messed up nerves what did we get in return: Exactly nothing (problems exchanging devices, countless phone calls to RIM etc.).
My new black 9981 seemed like the perfect device for the last 5 days I've owned it. But not anymore. Today out of nowhere it turned off by itself and won't boot again. It has done that whilst in the beginning of a long business day. Blackberries are supposed to be work horses right? This was the final straw that broke the camels neck. I'm fed up with RIM&messing with the OS. There're no returns on lost time and I've lost more than my share of time.
This is a humble warning for all future 9981 owners. As long as RIM doesn't return to its core and become a customer oriented company don't purchase the 9981. It's supposed to be the best blackberry there is. Beginning from build quality and ending with the OS. But it isn't. The leather is subpar, the keys are wiggly, the keyboard backlighting is uneven.
So I'm done with Blackberry once and for all. I'll no longer waste my valuable&precious time&money on RIM and its devices. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.