Everytime someone writes a farewell to Blackberry on here they have an OLD device
I never understand this. There is always a random post about someone frustrated with their Blackberry talking about how they're getting an iPhone tomorrow, but 9 times out of 10 they are frustrated with their 2010 or older phone.
I just saw a post from someone who wrote a farewell to Blackberry coming from a 9700...saying that they are leaving because RIM cant keep up lol.
I hear it all the time. Somebody complains and complains about how all Blackberry's suck, but when you ask them which Blackberry they have, and its like a Storm or Pearl
Are some people really that clueless or are they just looking for an excuse to blame RIM and jump ship?
- 09-13-12, 03:24 PM #2
i use a 9860 and i wouldnt recommend it to anyone. its not terrible, just not what i expect in a phone in the 21st century. im hoping bb10 delivers, im slightly pessimistic that it will perform how im hoping. the iphone5 looks nice and i possibly might switch if rim cant come up with the goods. ill give them till January
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- 09-13-12, 03:32 PM #4
If RIM hasn't offered anything new that grabs their attention, they've failed to retain that customer. If they've had a terrible experience with their existing phone, they're also under no obligation to give the company another chance. If a steakhouse ruins my $40 strip loin, I'm not going to give them another $40 to try again next time. I'll just go somewhere else.
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- 09-13-12, 03:32 PM #5
I'm gonna say that theyre either trolling or they're clueless because if you're using an old blackberry, obviously it won't be as good as the newer ones. Tell them to get an iPhone that came out the same time as that blackberry they're using for example the iPhone 3G. Ive had that iPhone before and it is very slow and ended switching to a blackberry bold 9000 2 months later. Comparing a phone that came out 2+ years to a phone that recently came out just shows how clueless that person is. So it's just plain stupidity IMO.
Last edited by luqman24; 09-13-12 at 03:35 PM.
You cant complain about a company "not keeping up with the times" when you have an old device from 3 years ago.
Thats like saying Toshiba makes terrible televisions, and you still have a fatback CRT Toshiba TV from 2009 lol
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- 09-13-12, 03:49 PM #10
I'm a big fan of the 9900, if it wasn't for the waiting of promised land of BBX/BB10 I would have upgraded to it by now. Still think it's the segment leader for anyone wanting a physical keyboard to write up emails/reports or take notes. Many of my iPhone friends and colleagues have been impressed with seeing how smooth the OS is and the crispness of the screen and have commented on how they did not expect this from a Blackberry.
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09-13-12, 03:52 PM #12
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Truth be told right now in market BlackBerry devices are feeling their age.
But if you have blackberry right now you really should understand you are NOT using the latest smart phone. It's normal to compare, rightly or wrongly.
I met a guy moaning his latest and greatest 9320 was handicapped in many ways till I pointed out that it was a budget OS7 device and OS7 devices are old now.
- 09-13-12, 03:54 PM #13
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And I'm using "me" hypothetically since I'm not the one switching phones.
- 09-13-12, 04:00 PM #16
There are many many people who have older devices and have done some or all of the above and still came away unimpressed. So be it.
- 09-13-12, 04:01 PM #17
I understand the OP's point.
I use an OS7 device (Torch 9810), but it's difficult for me to recommend it to anyone looking for a smartphone now because:
a.) BlackBerry 10 is coming and will be incredible, rendering the current crop of BlackBerry devices outdated by RIM's own standards
b.) I'm very different in that what I need is not what the average person needs. BlackBerry is perfect for me and I would gladly buy another BB device. But I'm not like most people; apps aren't important to me. Multimedia isn't really that important to me. But those two things are huge for most others, and those are two places where BB lags a bit behind the competition.
c.) I'm a diehard BB fan and can put up with BlackBerry's shortcomings because I appreciate what's being given to me in return.
d.) I'm aware of RIM's situation as a company and want to see it succeed in the end.
Those factors are unique to me and that is why that, although I love my BB, I find it difficult to recommend it to someone who's looking for a new phone.
Previous BB's from before were thick, had horrible web browsers, stupid trackballs and no touchscreen. Comparing a phone like that to an iPhone 4S is just silly. Im talking about people completely writing off RIM because of stuff like that.
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- 09-13-12, 04:08 PM #21
Its the first updated Blackberry is classic form.
Touch+Type+Trackpad combo thats faster, thinner, and a MUCH better web browser. Those are pretty significant changes physically and OS wise.
I couldn't imagine still using my 2009, 8900 Curve in 2012 and making a long farewell letter about how much it sucks and why Im leaving RIM. Of course it does! lol
- 09-13-12, 04:14 PM #23