I miss my Blackberry :(
I was dumb when I signed up for AT&T I saw a bunch of new devices and me being the nerd that I am I was in gadget love. To try something new, I picked out the iphone 3gs (we were poor at the time...and still are) it was a decent phone but it had terrible coverage. I didn't think much about the phone and generally enjoyed it. I loved the "it just works" part of the phone but the customization also sucks. Well one night I had it on the charger and it just shut off and wouldn't turn back on. I tried every troubleshooting step before calling AT&T customer service they recommended I go to apple or go to my nearest AT&T store. So I travel all the way (25-30 miles to the nearest store) to the AT&T store, wait 20 mins for them to get done with a family who I swore was buying everything the salesman was pitching to them and then I get told "sorry we don't service iPhones only Apple can do that" So I call the number they give me for Apple just to have Apple tell me that their 'cheapest' option will entail me to pay $20 shipping and handling just to get them to fix their phone. I get mad, call AT&T and since I ordered it off their site they offer me a replacement at same value. I'm like "ok I want android because I know that should be no issue for me, I've had one before" so I let them talk me into the 4G LTE Pantech Burst.
I've had this phone for about two weeks and while I think it is a great phone, it is not for me. First of all I MISS THE KEYBOARD!!! Even with Swiftkey 3 installed (which is a great app) it still doesn't compare to a physical keyboard. I loved how everything was integrated within Blackberry. I don't care what people say, I've played with every mobile OS except Sybian and Windows Mobile and I will proudly say that Blackberry beats them at Multitasking and Integration among apps. As a previous Blackberry theme maker, I also enjoyed being able to put icons where I wanted to put them. In iOS you were stuck with Springboard. That's it, nothing else. In Android, you have different launchers but they are all pretty much the same, a grid icon with varied rows and columns. Without widgets I could easily call Android a better Springboard. Blackberry OS allows (with a little advanced knowledge ) you to put what you want anywhere on the homescreen and fully customize it. This is the way I enjoy customization of my mobile device.
The only problems I had with my old Blackberry Curve 3G (9330) was that it was:
Slow: It is only a Curve
Bad Camera: It is only a curve
Not the Best Battery Life: I'm beginning to see that is more a Verizon(CDMA) issue
I'm hoping to get a new OS7 AT&T blackberry soon but that seems to be a problem become with my current job, I never have more then $50 a month spare money and even though Blackberrys are declining in popularity, they still maintain the price of any other new phone. I'm even willing to trade in my Pantech Burst for a OS7 Blackberry but it appears nobody is interested
Lesson Learned: Always Go Blackberry.
- CrackBerry Genius
07-23-2012, 03:21 AM #2
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I hope you'll be in a better financial position in the future, whether it be for simple phones or otherwise. To address your three points, it is true that a curve is simply a curve. It sounds like a Bold 9790 would be best suited to address your three needs, but of course, finances come first.Blatant placeholder signature.
- CrackBerry Genius
07-23-2012, 04:48 AM #3
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the curve went down hill after the 8900s, at that stage is when the curve had a much better camera then the bold in a smaller package. the 8900 was geared more for consumers while the bold was for those that didn't really have a need for cameras but needed the greater grunt. after that generation of BBs is when all broke loose and RIM stuck wit hthe same chipsets only switchign the 3.2mp cam that was in the curve in the bold and put the crappy 2.0mp in the curve. while more consumers bought the curve the camera sort of fell and the better cameraed iPhone started to look more apealing.
if RIM had released the OS7 like instead of that generation the game would have been totally different and users would not have left in huge ammounts to go to android or apple.
either way i hope all works out well for you, maybe you can try selling you droid on ebay so you will be able to buy a BB
Wow that Bold looks nice I am thinking I might just start saving my money and pairing it with what I make from taxes unless I get a chance to trade anytime soon.
I posted it in Crackberry Market if anyone is interested
- CrackBerry Master
07-23-2012, 09:42 AM #6
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I can completely understand where you are coming from. I had an iPhone 3G and I didnt enjoy it either. I spent most of my time trying to make it do things my Blackberry could easily do. I really missed the keyboard, LED alerts, and how everything is integrated. I eventually went back to my 8900 Curve and upgraded to a 9930.
I always encourage people who are considering Blackberry's these days to get a Bold 9900/30 (maybe a Torch) because its the best out right now. Curves just cant compete these days.
You might be able to find a deal on an OS 7 device on Ebay. Have you looked around online?
I was just offered a 9810 for $50 through PM. I am working on getting the money to buy it.
I love the keyboard for both the ease of typing and the shortcuts. The LED is both fun to customize and makes for a good way to see if you have messages without turning on the screen. As old school as that is I still love it.
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-24-2012, 11:17 AM #13
- 194 Posts
Sorry about that I read your original post saying you're on AT%T now I don't know why I didn't put all of that together, that said... If you can, indeed, come up with the $50 to buy the 9810 and you miss your BB you're gonna love OS7 & the updated processing power of the OS7 devices - not to mention the browser is faster on Wi-Fi than my PlayBook's!If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
- CrackBerry Addict
07-25-2012, 10:19 PM #15Curve 8300 -> Curve 8320 -> Bold 9780 -> Torch 9860 -> Bold 9900 -> Z10
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iPad 1 -> iPad 2 -> Playbook 64gb