- 07-03-2012, 08:53 AM #53
- 07-03-2012, 09:11 AM #54
- 07-03-2012, 09:17 AM #55
That little phone was the first BB I ever bought, after using several work issued ones. It made me forget all about the Motorola Q and the HTC Tilt.
LOVED that little phone.Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy, and good with ketchup
Isn't it amusing how people who claim to not enjoy CB at all simply can't stay away???? It's because it's CRACKBERRY, the BEST BB site....
Please Stop Fighting About Your Smartphone
- 07-03-2012, 09:36 AM #56
- 07-03-2012, 11:40 AM #58
I have a 9930 for work that I'm quite happy with, and have no complaints over. But, my personal 9650 now is pretty much a frustrating device to use. Sluggish, and lacks the benefits of OS7 to improve it, and if I used it more I would imagine glitchy, but I really have nothing loaded on it.
I want a BB10 device to replace my personal phone that I'm growing more and more frustrated with. Its about that simple, no considerations for other phone makers, been there done that....Personal - VZW BlackBerry Z10 - 10.0.9.422
Work -VZW iPhone 5 - 6.1.4 - MobileIron
Playbook - 32G
- BlackBerry Diva
07-03-2012, 12:09 PM #59
- 6,901 Posts
YAY! I'm getting buying another 9780 from craigslist tomorrow. Its a great phone, so easy to use, customizable, and keeps me in contact with friends and family all over the world! Getting loads of birthday wishes today with my BlackBerry... BBM, text, email, FaceBook, and phone calls!!!
Edit: And CrackBerry too!
Last edited by TequilaAddict; 07-03-2012 at 01:35 PM.~DENISE~
YES, I DO BELIEVE THAT I AM WORTH IT!
PLEASE STOP WITH THE LONG POSTS! YOU'RE BORING US.
- 07-03-2012, 12:13 PM #email@example.com
I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them. - Andy Bernard
- 07-03-2012, 01:06 PM #61
Since I've use a blackberry since 2007 I've become familiar with the keyboard and os and found myself so familiar with it I am most productive in multitasking on this phone.
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- CrackBerry User
07-03-2012, 01:13 PM #62
- 55 Posts
I am one of the (seemingly) relative few who is still concerned with security. I use my BB for work, and therefore have a large number of sensitive files stored on my phone. BlackBerry's security makes me feel confident in keeping those files on a mobile device that can be lost or stolen. I realise that there are other options out there, such as cloud storage, but I personally prefer having the files stored locally on a secure device.
That security, along with the physical keyboard and the fact that BlackBerrys are still rock solid communication devices (never dropped a call, or missed an email or text) makes BlackBerry my device of choice. There may be other devices out there that offer other features that other people value more, but for me, my 9810 is outstanding and I am perfectly happy with it.
- 07-03-2012, 01:50 PM #63
It's easy to overlook what RIM hasn't done well (i.e. touchscreen phones) and lose sight of what they have done well over so many years.
I still love my BB since the 8100 to my 9900 because of its keyboard and the ease of an integrated inbox to get email and texts done with its utilitarian design. Plus, the white 9900 looks really nice.
I mean really nice.Nokia 5100 > Nokia 3390 > Motorola T720i > Siemens M55 > Sony Ericsson k700i > Nokia N73 > BB Pearl 8110 > BB 9000 > BB 9700 > BB 9900
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-03-2012, 02:44 PM #64
- 148 Posts
I first encountered BB at my current work 5 years ago with the 7250i on Nextel which we mainly used for Direct-Connect with our sites and email for us in management. As we upgraded the phones after 2 years, we moved away from Nextel and went to US Cellular since we have them as a corporate account, so I moved my personal phone from a Razr to a 8800, since the VP who handled our contracts decided to move the management phones to Windows 6.5 HTC Snaps, since in his words "Those f**king BlackBerries take forever to setup and are a pain in the arse. We aren't using them anymore."
Since that time I've progressed from the 7250i for work to the 8800, the 8330, 9630, 9550, 9650, 9800 and now sitting at a 9810 with a 32GB PlayBook. All this time I couldn't be happier, since now the apps and games I enjoyed fiddling around with on friends' devices are now here, or are coming (or have their own 3rd party variants). But honestly, for all the apps and games I have loaded on both BB and PB, I still use it the most for document reading from work emails, which has inevitably become pdf format which PDFtoGo has handled just as I need (reading purposes, not editing) for several years now, and emailing/IM'ing/texting. And my current work phone sits at a Samsung Mesmerize, which I only use for phone calls.
Yes, I like many others have seen my BBM list dwindle down to the point that I don't feel the need to keep it installed anymore...but the 5 friends who are still on stay on because it works for them like it works for me. I've seen my friend's little sister destroy his 8330's keyboard to the point that it dry-rotted completely out, but she upgraded to a 8530 and now sits at a 9900 and loves it - and his brother sits at a 8530 too and won't upgrade because he doesn't feel the need to either. Oh, and both brothers have no issues setting up their military emails on the BB, while their iPhone/Android comrades struggle to figure out how to certify DOD email status for their device... I've seen BB's dropped over and over on tile, wood, concrete floors and they still work like a charm!
So am I a little down about the delay announcement, yes. Do I know, from the experience with the PB so far, that BB10 will be fantastic when it comes out? Absolutely, no doubt.
In the meantime will I continue to abuse and enjoy using my BB while respecting the other platforms (even for all the heckling I take day in and day out)? Yes. Will I have patience to wait for BB10 to drop for both my PB and the new BB hardware? As long as it takes...
- 07-03-2012, 08:12 PM #65
I know it was a rhetorical question, but... The reasons I bought my last 3 BB's (in order of importance):
Security - very important at work and play
Durability - i work hard and I play hard. My tools have to be able to survive or they're worthless to me.
Reliability - surviving is pointless unless they can can deliver what I need every time without fail.
Battery life - if it has to be plugged in all the time, it isn't portable, and since I don't often work at a desk then battery life is crucial.
- 07-03-2012, 11:03 PM #68
And the marketing forces of the other companies were more successful then this one. That has nothing to do with hate. I bought my first Pearl when it came out because I saw the value in using the GPS map feature when on the road. Then I was told the next one would be better bought a Bold, fail again then bought the Torch when it came out for the same reason. I just don't do games and social media it's not me.
Like others very frustrated. So now what to do? I hate Google period. Until the BB10 is out rather then bitc*ing I bought an Atrix 2. (yep I know but it's cheap no contract and not stuck for 2 years due to upgrade. Do not need latest and greatest.) It will have to do until one of two things happen.
The BB10 performs better then my PB64 and the last phones used or Fire Fox OS will jump out there and it will also meet my daily needs. I am now looking at the BB10 for my emails and if the browser and the few apps I actually use fair well then I'm all in. If not then I'll look at the FF OS as an alternative to the Droid platform.
RIMM as it has been rehashed over and over again, did themselves in and the market is reflecting that with it's share value. Thor stumbling and losing cred right out the chute hurts big time. I will never get the blind loyalty to a 'thing'. Wife, family and creator but not things, that is all they are.
and as you put it, whatever work to each their own ....yep ...