- 05-03-2012, 08:44 AM #26
"You need a tool, not a toy"
My family has various devices and I've spent quite a great deal of time on all (android, iphone, ipad, ipod touch, windows phone, you name it). When it comes to a communication tool, Bb is a great fit for me. I do a lot of typing and the keyboard is invaluable.
I use my iPod Touch and iPad for apps if I get bored.
I deleted Facebook and Twitter on my Bold. That oughta tell you something about why I got a Bb device.
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- 05-03-2012, 08:57 AM #27
Please stop feeding these
Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using TapatalkWatch Hulu and Netflix on the Playbook
- 05-03-2012, 09:18 AM #28
I left bberry for an iphone, i hope to come back. That said, i think currently having a bbery is too much of a compromise. I would have to have a point shoot camera and an ipod for music. For me it's not what the bberry can and can't do but the quality of it. Not willing to sacrifice on that.
- CrackBerry Master
05-03-2012, 10:05 AM #29
- 1,410 Posts
no one should have to convince YOU to keep a phone. If a Blackberry isnt working for you....move on!
I had an iPhone, didnt like it...and moved on! I didnt go to an iPhone forum and ask people to tell me why I should stay lol
You would know whats best for you better than anyone.
- CrackBerry Addict
05-03-2012, 10:18 AM #30
- 891 Posts
1.Security - The best by far.
2.World Phone - Every OS7 device is a world phone. No other can say that about their latest OS.
3.The Browser does not suck. Tests on this site show it ties with iP4.
4.Keyboard - why would I not count this. This is a huge time saver.
5. Ability to swap batteries.
6. BBM, BB Travel,BB Protect, BBM Music, BB Traffic (free,organic VoiceNav, with low data consumption)
7. Low data consumption. (iP consumes 3x data) = lower monthly bills
8. Bridge. Saves me 15-50 bucks per month.
9. Built like a tank (I've dropped my Bold 9930 twice while running and nothing)
10. Notification light, customization, etc. etc. etc.
Oh yeah,and they are not being sued by the justice department for price fixing e-books.
Your question should be, why would you own anything but a BlackBerry.
Let me guess, movies and video games right? NO problem but my priorities are different. Not better, just different. For me it is BlackBerry only and it always will be.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
- 05-03-2012, 10:32 AM #31
Anyhoo... I agree with the balanced folks. Get what works. Choice is good, and BBs are a great choice for many.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-03-2012, 10:35 AM #32
- 171 Posts
Here is a big gripe of mine. Software developers spends a lot of time making great programs that help us be more productive in our lives. I personally use my tablet and phones as tools, I don't care about games or video or even music on my devices.
Blackberry is the last on a developers mind right now and you can feel it. Chances are if there is a non supported device its Blackberry. For the developers who include Blackberry along with iOS, Android or even WP7, the application/program is half as good as their counterparts. iOS, WP7 and Android markets are not just filled with fart apps like Blackberry people say, they are filled with some of the best and most productive apps on the planet. One of these days Blackberry may be back but currently it is less productive than the competition by far.Bold 9900
Constantly switching between devices but usually an Android user.
- 05-03-2012, 10:38 AM #33
Yeah for me the phone has bee able to sync with outlook (tasks and all), the physical keyboard, notification and the led light, and real push email. As a college student, I get by just fine with a 200 mb plan, which is awesome. I also have a playbook, and I love the bridge features.
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- 05-03-2012, 07:13 PM #36Current devices: iPhone 4S 32GB (Black) & Blackberry Bold 9930
- CrackBerry Newbie
05-04-2012, 02:59 AM #41
- 2 Posts
Switched from Apple to BlackBerry. I have a Torch 9810. I love my BlackBerry. I don't think I will ever own an iPhone or anything of the sort. Yes, they are nice. But I love having my touch screen AND a full keyboard, and BlackBerry definitely had the best combination of the two. All of my normal, every day apps seem to work more efficiently on my BB than on any other platform (with the exception of Pandora, the Pandora app irks me). The only apps I would brag about that I could get with Apple but not BlackBerry are all games. But quite frankly, I want to carry around a smartphone. . . not a GameBoy.
- 05-04-2012, 05:52 AM #43
I'll play devil's advocate here.
Security - BB enthusiasts love to cling to this. Security from what? The Apple app store doesn't contain malicious apps and I'm unaware of any type of virus that's ever existed for iPhones so I don't really know what that means. Secure from who and what?
Browser - OS7 sucks and is light years behind Safari and Android's browser
Keyboard - this is subjective. I like my 9900 keyboard but I can type faster on my iPhone and with fewer mistakes. Some people like touch screens some prefer physical keyboards.
Battery life - way better on the iPhone compared to the 9900 - But you can swap batteries on the 9900 so that is a plus for BB.
BBM - Good if you have a lot of people who use Blackberries. Apple has iMessage which isn't as good as BBM but is free messaging for people with iPhones.
Media - No Contest, the iPhone is much better as a media device for movies, music, pictures, etc.
Camera - 9900 sucks, 4S has one of the best cameras on a phone today
iCloud - works beautifully and seamlessly
LED - None on iPhone, BB winner here
Apps - iPhone - and there are a lot of beautiful and useful apps, so don't give me the "oh its all fart apps" excuse. RIM's app store is a joke and is packed with mostly junk.
Email - I prefer RIM's delivery of them as I think its faster, but viewing them and attachments is much better on the iPhone.
The iPhone is just as capable of a business device as Blackberry's are now.
Again, its all what you want in a device. I have both and they both work well for me, but if you are looking for unbiased opinions you are looking in the wrong place.
Last edited by donnation; 05-04-2012 at 05:54 AM.
- CrackBerry Master
05-04-2012, 09:49 AM #45
- 1,410 Posts
Browser: I disagree. I think its on par with the iPhone. The only difference is screen size.
Keyboard: agreed. this is subjective. But personally, im more accurate and faster with a keyboard.
Media: this is subjective too. OS 7 devices handles movies, music, pictures, etc. very well.
iCloud: subjective. And there are many cross platform cloud services available.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-04-2012, 01:51 PM #46
- 113 Posts
I use mine becausein no particular order)
My family with the exception of 3 people all have blackberries, so BBM is the best way to stay in touch.
I like having my Torch slider, touchscreen or physical keyboard, the choice is mine!
My phone gets a great signal almost everywhere.
If I break it, I can take it apart and fix it myself.
If I drop it in water I can pull the battery and dry out the phone and there's at least a chance it's not going to be toast.
My PB and bridge, I live in an area where there is no high speed internet, other tablets I couldn't use at home without an extra cell phone contract or a tether fee.
BBM music. Didn't think I'd use it till I tried it, now I love it.
A bunch of other little reasons, but mainly, it has a couple of unique features, it's more of a DYI phone being that you can take it apart yourself and really, it's all the phone I need. It makes calls, surfs the web, and has a few useful apps that I enjoy.
It's just the right fit for me. Why would I switch? I don't ever look at anyone else's phone and say "I wish mine could do that." No envy here, so I just keep using what works.
- 05-04-2012, 04:48 PM #47
Bought my wife a 32g when they went on sale and I couldnt believe how much I used the playbook. Wife says I need my own book so now I have a 64g. Its just arrogance to not have 128g or even 500g models if they arent going let you have sd cards. I need space but the playbook kicks. I been thru the apple non stop cost cycle before so, i swore off apple forever. Never tried droid tablet but the blackberry phone is a better PHONE than any android ive used. If apps like the BOX app is what you need, forget it much easier to to just goto the web site. I think the screen is too big for some apps, click on the yahoo mail app and its apparent that the whole login screen looks akward. Overall I very much like my playbook, even cooler when teethered to blackberry, at least you can use the 32g in the phone but I wish when you shuffle songs when played from phone card. And finally, the games for the playbook are very cool, i spend enough on apps already and dlnt need another million to look thru. My drawback as with tablets, im a child of full size keyboards and theze t touchscreens are hard to type on for me
Hmmm seems this thread iz. Bout bbs not the playbook but damnit i typed it in the playbook so enjoy the diversion lol
Last edited by dannyjoebrown; 05-04-2012 at 04:50 PM. Reason: Bb thread not playbook thread
- 05-04-2012, 05:33 PM #48
Wow, so many great features already named! Clearly, we all have reasons why we love our BlackBerry's so much, and why we haven't jumped ship to another platform. I've been an advid BB user since my 7130e and one of the worst moves I've made was using my upgrade to get a 4S that a family member of mine swore upon, even with a gut feeling that the 9930 was the phone I wanted coming from my 9650. I made due with the 4S while I had to until I got ahold of a 9930. I took a loss, but it was (sorry mods) d@mn worth it being back in a BlackBerry. I've never owned nor used another device that has given me such a complete and satisfying pleasure like with my 9930, and with the years of experience I've had selling phones for carriers, I have demo'd A LOT of devices. The only thing, and again I say THE ONLY THING, I miss about the 4S is having a good solid FIFA '12 game, but that's only because I'm a soccer junkie. Besides, I'm sure that will be solved with the BB10 devices.
ANYWAYS, if you can't find for yourself the reason you have a BB, and the reason you have spent the last of your acclaimed 6 years supporting and defending BB, then maybe it is time for you to switch after all. We're a community of 3 million + strong, most each and every one of those members including myself I can guarentee won't get rid of their BB's for ANYTHING, because we absolutely love what these devices have offered us over the years, so apparently RIM is doing something right.The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
- 05-04-2012, 05:35 PM #49
Sometimes I wonder the same thing. On days like today when I can whip out my blackberry and fire off emails and respond to emails and messages I think thank God for my Blackberry. Its the fastest at what it does best. I am still using my 9800 and my 2 wishes are for a bigger screen and a better browsing experience. I don't do games and such and social sites all that much. Its a tool