Is a Blacknerry practicle for a non-business user
07-28-08 08:17 PM
- I'm with Verizon, so it looks like I may be Thunder -bound, if the Bold is not available.
Is a Blackberry practicle (cost aside) for a non-business user. That is I really wont be using it like "business men" do.
I'm an x-ray tech with a lot of spare time on my hands. I'm on the road alot and like to 'play', so I am really looking forward to 3g, 4g, lte or whatever. GPS or Google maps, Yahoo email, Gmail, and internet surfing will be my main usage. Of course I like to Google all day long, too. I guess since it is capable, I'll also load some songs and movies and tv shows on occasion. Maybe some calendar stuff, but not really much, and not much with documents either. Maybe shopping lists and notes.
Basically like a handheld, portable computer
Is there a better use of my money, or will I not regret getting a Thunder?
EDIT - update, I tried the Curve and I found the tiny keys hard to use efficiently, so the thunder may be better for me anyway
Last edited by hal1; 07-29-08 at 08:28 AM. Reason: tested curve07-27-08 10:22 PM
- I think it can be practical for someone who isnt going to use it for business.
Especially if you would like the features and you know you will use it why not?
There are plenty of people on here Im sure that dont use it for work purposes but have it so if they go away they have the internet and can check their email.07-27-08 10:30 PM
- Can't speak for the thunder but I have a curve and had an 8830. Blackberry's go both ways great for reg customers as well as the business side. So I'd say you won't go wrong getting a berry. I don't like touch screen so I'm not able to say anything as far as the thunder goes. but i'm sure you'll enjoy the blackberry and find it fits your life in many aspects.07-27-08 10:32 PM
- I do not use my curve for business. I use it for personal use and love it. I would reccomend it due to the features u want. I don't think u would regret getting the thunder or any bb. RIM really does make some wonderful devices.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com07-27-08 10:49 PM
- I just got my first blackberry and I'm currently a college student. I love it. But I'm like OCD a little and have to have everything organized. Plus everything is with you all the time. With Verizon though, watch out for the crippled GPS. it will cost you $10 a month to use their GPS service, no work around that I know of.07-27-08 10:49 PM
- I am not a "buisness person" but I use it all the time. I keep my calendar, all my contacts, many "notes" I make through out the day and for those spur of the moment pictures I want to take. Forgot to mention the music I have downloaded. I have added many 3rd party apps to personalize it.
I can't imagine living without it...kinda scary. In a good way07-27-08 10:56 PM
- Is it practical? Hard for any of us to make that choice for you. Depends on how you'll put it to use. By the sounds of it, there are several ways having a BB would benefit you. So you have to decide if its practical, but it definitely sounds like you'll get your use of it.
From my point of view, I have no business need for a Blackberry, but its constantly used regardless. I think anyone who a) already carries a cel phone constantly, b) is computer savvy, and c) likes having information and entertainment always at their fingertips will definitely not regret having a BB. Hope that helps you decide.07-27-08 11:01 PM
- I am a stay at home mom, and I love having the blackberry. Since I am almost always taking one of my children somewhere, and I love having something to do while I am waiting at practices, or school carpool or doctor appointments. Sometimes I feel guilty about the cost, but I'm worth it, so it's all good.07-27-08 11:22 PM
- I think you have enough evidence already, but what is one more?? I actually do use mine for work and if they took it away today I would be getting a personal one ASAP. I use it just as much for my personal life. (Even while at work )
I know it isn't cheap but I know you'll be happy with one, Good Luck!!
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com07-27-08 11:58 PM
- My BB is strictly for personal use. I had a Pearl then a Curve, and I'll never go back to a regular cell phone. Email and internet on the go, fantastic for texting, calendar keeps me from forgetting appointments, alarm gets me out of bed on time, camera for those things you just need photo evidence of. I love my BB. Its made every aspect of my life from being a social butterfly to staying organized easier.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com07-28-08 02:31 AM
- I'll never go back to a regular phone (unless I break my berry and have to wait for a replacement lmao). Its all about preference and choice. I personally love my curve and wouldn't be caught dead without it.
I think you've already done your research so you'll probably be very happy with a blackberry
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com07-28-08 02:43 AM
- Consider a BB as a great means of keeping your finger on the pulse of your everyday life. If you can afford the cost of having a BB, then by all means get yourself one.
As to the Bold coming to Verizon, I'll strongly suggest, that you be patient because the Bold will be coming to Verizon sooner than most people think. I can't verify this, but I'm told by a trusted source that the Bold will be at various stores for the tech support people to get some hands on time with the bold.
Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com07-28-08 02:53 AM
- Don't see why not. My primary use of my Curve 8310 is to keep in touch with friends and family using SMS. Due to the excellent and easy to use keyboard and interface of the Curve it makes it much easier and faster for SMS'ing than any phone I have owned previously.07-28-08 06:58 AM
Umm... why?! http://forums.crackberry.com/f86/bla...highlight=950007-28-08 08:40 AM
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