- CrackBerry Master
02-09-13, 12:29 PM #103
- 1,291 Posts
I wouldn't go with iOS simply because I don't want to get trapped by that ecosystem. I don't want to go to Android simply because of the security implications. You cannot convince me that Android can be locked down sufficiently enough to protect my personal and sensitive business information, read the Infosecurity report from about a month ago to see my point.
The keyboard that BB uses was not, and was never developed by Google, that honour goes to SwiftKey a much different version of which can be bought for Android devices. The version used on BB was co-developed by BB and SwiftKey and is light years ahead of the version you'd have to pay for on an Android device.
Anyhow, stay or go, it's your call.
Last edited by Jonesy1966; 02-09-13 at 12:52 PM.
- 02-09-13, 01:55 PM #107
At your level of technical awareness the choice of device becomes specific to the person, what you like most. I've had 7 of the top tiered Androids but I like Blackberry more. Its how the device integrates with your lifestyle, and how it feels.
- 02-09-13, 04:01 PM #108
- 02-09-13, 04:08 PM #109
I use a rooted EVO LTE that, for me, is unmatched as an all-round hub. Of course, HTC decided to foolish things like locking the bootloader, but the Android developer community is the most vibrant part of the ecosystem... thankfully.
- 02-09-13, 04:25 PM #116
Another bonus of being rooted is it allows you to easily uninstall preloaded apps that you do not want or wont need. Apps like Google +, Chrome, Google Wallet, and Google Music. If I don't use it. I delete it. And you can also experiment with roms to get customize the device.
But no matter, even in factory new condition, Android devices can use Google Voice and Groove IP to become a very affordable phone. That reason alone is well worth the price of a Nexus 4. I hope BlackBerry 10 eventually gets that kind of functionality. Because I don't think I'm willing to go back to paying 100 or so dollars a month for a cellphone again. Just seems like such a waste of money now.
- 02-09-13, 04:42 PM #117
You know what, OPie? It seems that no matter what anybody here tells you about the pluses and benefits of BB10, you won't be happy staying with BB in any way, shape or form. As others have pointed out, this is NOT an Android forum... Just buy a 'Droid, leave us alone and ****ing go away!
P.S. Will the mods here PLEASE put this thread in the Android section already?
- 02-09-13, 04:46 PM #118
- 02-09-13, 05:09 PM #120
AND there still is the issue, with you trelawrence, about the concept of a BLACKBERRY FAN SITE that you still don't seem to be understanding at all. I've often wondered what you and others of your ilk consider to be your continuing business here on this forum besides continuously crapping on the BlackBerry brand. Sure, there are pros and cons to all kinds and brands of product BUT seeing your ilk continually harping on the flaws and negatives of BB while constantly praising other brands gets awfully tiring to many of us here. Again, what part of FAN SITE aren't you getting?
Last edited by Bobcat665; 02-09-13 at 05:19 PM.
- CrackBerry Genius
02-09-13, 05:22 PM #121
- 3,069 Posts
Re: Please convince me to not move to Android
The more I see videos and read reviews the more convinced my current phone is much better.
Miss certain things, but unfortunately I would be giving up a lot.
Sent from a galaxy far away!
- 02-09-13, 05:28 PM #122
We are all united by an interest in BlackBerry. One thing that my, uh, ilk do try to understand that maturity invites discussion. Clearly, to you, that translated to an attack on a fansite. I am not trying to convince you otherwise, and that is cool. Asking you to be courteous to someone asking genuine questions equals "crapping" on BlackBerry.
I've been around here too long to feel the need to explain to folks like you (that are driven to such rage to use shielded profanity) why I'm here, but I humbly suggest using the ignore button. it works well, and helps reduce the need for high blood pressure medication. The "report" button also works well to help enforce your views as to the direction this site should go.
Alternatively, you can try to be courteous, respect views and live with my ilk, painful as the proposition is.
- 02-09-13, 05:31 PM #123
- 02-09-13, 05:57 PM #124
And lastly, if you don't like reading about other viewpoints from other phone users, then you should most definately NOT click on a thread with one in the title!
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