- CrackBerry Newbie
06-07-2010, 02:07 PM #551
- 1 Posts
I have never had a black berry before until recently. I first purchased the bb pearl flip phone....with the ball and the keyboard being laid out differently i had a lot of problems with this. I decided to switch my phone out and now have the bb Curve. I love it, the touch pad to control it works TEN TIMES EASIER than the moving ball. =)
- 06-07-2010, 03:25 PM #552
Just switched to a dumbphone. Had to cut costs. I hated to do it, but it was for the best. I have a Nokia 2330 Classic. Looks a lot like a Nokia I used to have.“I admire addicts. In a world where everybody is waiting for some blind, random disaster, or some sudden disease, the addict has the comfort of knowing what will most likely wait for him down the road. He's taken some control over his ultimate fate, and his addiction keeps the cause of death from being a total surprise.”
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-11-2010, 11:25 PM #553
- 8 Posts
RIM has become just plain ol boring....
I have been a loyal BB user for a few years. A loyal Verizon customer since the Bell Atlantic Mobile days. My first BB was the 8330 curve, then the Tour 9630 and lastly the Storm 9550 Loved them all. BUT It's has now become time to jump ship. While i HATE to leave VZW, it's time for something new. I feel like RIM is going nowhere. I logged on to good ol Crackberry.com and read a review of a weather app called Ace Weather I believe for TWENTY DOLLARS !! It was the saddest app I think I have ever seen. And yes looks are important too. I was so aggravated the crackberry actually had reviewed this app and it made me realize the there is just nothing interesting for crackberry to blog about RIM. It's the same ol crapola. Leak after leak after leak. Every website has post and/or information about upcoming devices (that actually are released withing a month or two) and it's exciting. It's something to look forward to. I understand the this a BB site but I'm bored of RIM and I think a lot of others are as well. Every day there is some more great news about the iPhone or Android. EVERY DAY!! Blackberry? Nothing. So it has come time for me to say farewell to RIM. At least for now, and say hello to the iPhone4.
- 06-11-2010, 11:42 PM #554
Unfortunately, RIM is playing "copycat" after Android and iPhone, and they do this poor. Android and iPhone built amazing OSs, and just started their path. RIM doesn't see that messaging is *not* enough. They feel safe as many users are locked to:
a) physical keyboards, which are really great
But, c'mon, Earth is not standing still, people are learning touch devices, especially now, with wide spreading of iPad/soon-releases couple Android tablets... RIM is not doing anything else.
Soon, people will simply think that $500 for Blackberry doesn't buy even half of what $500 for Android/iPhone can buy.
Loyal customers? Well, definitely there will be some :-)
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-15-2010, 05:10 AM #555
- 5 Posts
CUrve 8530 or pearl 9100
I currently have the pearl 8130 and i cant hear anyone when they call me so i decided time to upgrade only i am unsure what one to get ...first i wanted the curve8530 soo bad and im with telus and they came out with a pink one..im a girly girl..so i wanted a pretty colour LOL then i seen the new pearl 9100 and its also pink with telus..i dont know much about either one of the phones and id love some input ...i basically just use my phone to txt..bbm..and occasionally send pics and browse the net
- 06-15-2010, 09:32 PM #556
Ok Heres my dilemma
I was browsing around the Themes Sections
And before i knew it i had 22 Themes on my phone
But i asked myself why am i downloading so many Themes?
And i came to the realization that i wanted to change the characteristics of my phone
I desperately wanted to add some pizazz to the stale BB
So I'm a Premier Customer from Sprint
I purchased the Tour last August
I'm available for a full Upgrade
I'm looking for something that gets me my emails and provides me some funtime too
I like the Tour But it has become stale to me
I used to have a Centro
And on there i used to have an NES Emulator
I used to play Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Sonic and Bejeweled just to name a few
I used to kill time by playing Bejeweled 2 (not the Regular Bejeweled that App world is trying to pawn off as Bejeweled 2)
I used to have Tetris as well
I liked how i was able too play Tetris with the Centro's Pad
So i purchased Tertis for the BB and i became annoyed that i had to use the keyboard instead of the Trackball to play a simple game of Tetris
I said all that to say this
They talk about SuperApps and Super Phones
Well where are they at?
Clamshell? Is so 1999?
Slider (Phone looks huge)
I happen to agree with a Previous poster who mentioned that there just isnt much news for crackberry to break
Post about Weather Apps, and OS Leaks (BTW are getting more tiring then ever)
All while we're reading on other blogs how Apple has developed a way to basically eliminate pixels
And thats ashame
You look up and you see Android excitement
You see people lining up to preorder the Iphone
Where is BB sizzle?
Where is their Must Have Device?
I'm gonna try out the EVO for a couple of weeks
And if it fits all my needs
RIM needs to wake up
They remind me of the Relics at IBM who said that "Americans wouldn't want Home PC's"
Where is the Must Have BB
Because the clamshell and slider aint it
I do think you can have a Business machine and have fun too
Last edited by cornbread16; 06-15-2010 at 09:40 PM.
- 06-16-2010, 09:19 AM #557May God Bless You Richly
- 06-16-2010, 09:29 AM #558
I really do sympathize with everyone who says that bb is getting stale although I'm hoping my carrier will eventually get the slider. There's a lot of good with a bb os but it's true, it's not really fun. I think the slider will have a little fun associated with it. I'm ahopin' anyway. In the meantime, AT&T in my area isn't the best and so I switched to cellular south. I had an 8900 with att. I got the hero. Chickened out over the virtual keyboard but loved everything else. So I traded the hero in for the 8530. It really is a good phone although a bit cheap feeling. But I missed the fun of the hero. So I'm back with the Hero. Hopefully, if my carrier eventually gets the slider, I will get a slider depending on what kind of phone it is. In the meantime, I really do love my hero and I'm getting used to the virtual keyboard.May God Bless You Richly
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-17-2010, 09:37 PM #559
- 2 Posts
Just upgraded from a 9630 to a 9650 and used the BlackBerry Device Switch Wizard within DM to migrate my applications and settings. Everything went great, but not all my BBM contacts function. Essentially, any BBM contact that is outside my organization (not on our BES server) work fine. I can send to them, they can send to me. But any BBM contacts within my organization (on our BES server) are not reachable. They do not appear to have my updated PIN in their BBM contacts. Any ideas as to why this would be or how to resolve w/out resending invites? I used BlackBerry Desktop Manager on my work PC (Exchange Server 2003 via Outlook 2003).
P.S. I verified that my new PIN is listed in our BES server. Emails, calendar, etc... are all functioning great. The BES server has my new PIN, but other BES users do not.
Last edited by Terp23; 06-17-2010 at 09:39 PM. Reason: Added P.S. :)
- CrackBerry Addict
06-17-2010, 10:54 PM #560
- 690 Posts
Reasons that make me think of leaving blackberry for iphone or WM7
I wanted to share my reasons , and I think most of you here are like my friends and brothers from diff countries and corners around the world
I love my blackberry , And I cant stop bbming and tweeting all day long
broadcasting is one of my favourite thing to share something fast and easy to all the contacts on my BBM
but the reasons that make me think twice about that are :
1- BIS plan is 13 Kuwaiti Dinars unlimited with no tethering , that makes it impossible to use more than 1gb a month ! (youtube costs extra fees)
and the iPhone + Windows mobile phones or any other phone can get Internet Plan for 7 Kuwaity Dinars a month + they can tether and everything for free.
2- RIM should really upgrade their devices hardware more ! we all saw Blackberry 9800 and the visual effects are Chocking and lagging ! I hate that on a touch device. (plus .. OS 6 is like OS5 with some small new features)
3- Cant open or download big files or big email attachments ! that's annoying sometimes ... (plus youtube quality sucks)
but the problem is I like it so much ! the keyboard is amazing .. and the blackberry is a Simple and professional device ! very smart .. but getting old
that's why im thinking of buying iphone 4 or HTC HD3 when they release it.
Who agrees and who disagrees..
and I want to read some ideas and maybe some news about blackberry and how they are fixing these issues
I know that some of the things I hate are from the stupid provider not the device itself ..
but what should I do ... save money and get more .. or pay more and get less ?Click on "Thanks" If I deserve it.
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- 06-19-2010, 03:24 AM #563
I still love my blackberry so much! I'm happy that if others want to experieNce something different or better in their opinions that they should enjoy it; but me I really love my Bb and I'm happy with it.
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- 06-19-2010, 08:45 AM #565May God Bless You Richly
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-21-2010, 09:37 AM #566
- 201 Posts
- SILENCE !!!!!
I started with a Pearl 8150 or something like that, but yes sadly i defected to the IPhone when they came out only to have encountered endless problems and poor phone reception ...so now i have the Curve 8900 or javelin and i love this phone, got my music on it, my emails, my interweb....and today i just download your great CB app as well. I am not going anywhere now!!!!
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-24-2010, 08:00 PM #568
- 437 Posts
Got a MyTouch Slide yesterday. I'm very happy with it.
I feel as if RIM has lost the high-end of the smartphone market. Remember back in late 2008 when the big debate was iPhone 3G vs. Bold 9000. The 9700 was left out of the conversation entirely last holiday season. It's going to happen again to the 9800. OS 6 already looks outdated, and it's not even out yet. I'll give it one thing, it won't feel like using my 8700 from nearly 5 years ago with updated graphics (hello 9700.)
RIM is now forced to compete at the low-end, which is why they're getting all these subscriber adds but there's less profit from these devices. They've got marketshare, but not mindshare.
- CrackBerry Newbie
06-26-2010, 09:13 AM #570
- 1 Posts
Bad phone service with Verizon (Boston MA)
Am I the only person who is thinking about leaving both carrier and phone because the device doesn't work *as a phone*?
I have a BB Curve 8330 and most things about it are fine. The pictures are grainy but I didn't expect much from a camera phone. The email is basically fine. Web browsing is slow but again, my expectations were low. I don't use much else -- trying to update Facebook is really slow.
But the real problem is that I can barely hear anyone when I call them and they can barely hear me. I had a previous Verzion phone (not a smartphone) and did not have this problem.
Lots of people use Verizon in Boston and are able to hear their conversations.
Any ideas for me? Is it the combo of Verizon + Curve? Should I try changing phones or just starting over again with a different carrier?
Is there a thread on how to get out of a contract gracefully?
- 06-27-2010, 07:50 PM #571
Well I am a die hard Blackberry user. I fell in love with the 8800. I've had a Palm and the 8525. Both were lacking to me until I was introduced to the 8800. That non camera workhorse did everything I needed. I was about to slip into a Curve when rumors of the Bold 9000 came out. Well I held out and held on to my upgrade and got one. I've been happy with it ever since. Aside from track ball problems and the occasional glitch, it still basically helps keep track of my life. Upgrade time has rolled around again and I have had my sights set on the new Bold and that wonderful track pad.
BUT...today my other half wanted to go into the apple store and look at the iphone4 so I grumbled and went in. Now understand I have been steadfast pro BB for a while now and shunned anything Apple. But I have to admit, the device was very entertaining. I can see a convenient way to pass your free and not so free when you're supposed to be working time away. I have to look at it from a different perspective though. The business side of my personal phone needs to come first. I'm in a line of work where I need any information that is sent to me, sent immediately and not have to open apps and check from time to time. I need a phone that has push email. I searched (on my phone) and didn't see anything saying the iphone4 has it yet unless I missed it. I'm wondering would I resort to setting reminders during the day to check my email? On the flip side, when I have down time, I'm usually surfing the web and my BB does that well for me. But the amazing apps and screen on the iphone4 had me really thinking.
I'm just saying the iphone is an amazing device. For the target group its after and the effortless apps and mechanics of the phone, I can say I am impressed.
And its not really even just the iphone...its all the latest technology from the other phone manufacturers. They seem to be making great strides with their devices. The stride they make may not all appeal to some of us Blackberry users, but D*m*! They are reaching for them where our Blackberrys are IMO kinda just changing up the looks of the devices and not knocking our socks off. When and where is that one Blackberry that will have us lined up around the ATT building for hours?!?! RIM, is it time for some house cleaning for some fresh ideas? Sorry, my BB buddys just a little frustrated.
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- 07-01-2010, 11:57 AM #572
I have to admit I'm considering switching my personal phone now due to the issue with the removal of capability to switch to the MMSP (Microsoft Mobile Services Protocol) on Hotmail/Live accounts. Over the last few weeks, the capability has disappeared for anyone trying to add their Hotmail account to BIS, meaning that you're stuck with POP3, which is completely unacceptable. The carriers blame RIM, RIM blames Microsoft, and no one wants to own up and give a straight answer. With Microsoft set to enable EAS access to Hotmail accounts, that will leave Blackberry as the only platform not supporting any sort of OTA 2-way sync. Every other major platform supports Exchange natively. I realize that to do that would kill RIM's bread & butter (BES), but there needs to be some sort of other solution. MMSP was "good enough" to keep me on the platform, but with the removal of this option and the fact that Microsoft won't allow you to forward Hotmail accounts outside of their domains (i.e.- say, to Gmail), I'm going to have to find a replacement for my personal 9700. Thankfully, I'll still have a 9000 for my company phone.
- 07-03-2010, 09:11 AM #575
I am getting to the point where I am fed up with my Tour. It freezes when making calls, accessing the internet is slow and often freezes up then too. And I am tired of the small screen. The problem is I don't know what phone will be best for me.
The calendar sync with Outlook is hugely important to me so I am not sure how a switch to a google calendar will be. I am not too thrilled about my calendar or contacts being anywhere other than my harddrive on my home pc. But from what I have read there is not another BB that can even compare to the internet speed an android phone provides.
Typing will be a concern too. With nails a touchscreen poses a challenge although the I did play with the Droid Incredible and seemed to be able to use their touchscreen without much issue.
I want to change phones but I am having a difficult time finding the right phone.