| | 09-15-2008, 09:27 PM Thread Author #1
Potential new BB user with one concern.
The rest of this post is more for owners of GSM BlackBerries.
I'm seriously thinking of returning my 1-week-old T-Mobile Shadow and getting a BB Curve instead. I do have one concern though, one that keeps pulling me away from BlackBerry.
While I work fine with Windows Mobile devices, which I have used for three years, I'm not too attached to MS. However, as long as I have a WM device, I know I'm open to try something better that might come out, whether that new device has Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm, maybe Android, even dumbphones.
Given that BlackBerry devices require their own separate data plan, this brings to me the concern of a device lock-in, where I'd be stuck with a BlackBerry and not being able to use data features of non-BB devices if I put my SIM card into one of them.
Is this the case? Or can you take your SIM back and forth between your BlackBerry and a non-BB smartphone/dumbphone and enjoy all the functionality of both devices?