1. rabbit_rebozo's Avatar
    My old vintage-2002 phone is getting close to giving up it's ghost so it's time to move to something else and being a geek working in the tech industry have been seriously thinking about finally using something really cool and high tech. I'm with a smaller carrier... uses Sprint network so coverage etc. is pretty good... have NEVER had a complaint about that... and would kind of like to stay with them, but they don't offer that many hardware options. If I go the smartphone route my nature would tend to gravitate me towards Android, but all the carrier offers is (at the moment) is BB. They HAD 1 Windows Mobile device a week ago but apparently have discontinued it this week <g>. ..., and given that I am NOT a serious business-type (8 hours a day at my desk is usually quite enough time spent looking at work stuff, thank you) why do I want to jump into my first smartphone via Blackberry in this day and age?

    Come one people, proselytize me!

    rabbit
    Last edited by Reed McLay; 04-02-10 at 10:35 AM. Reason: content
    04-02-10 09:49 AM
  2. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Welcome to CrackBerry. I have edited the inflammatory content from your post. Success brings detractors.

    v. proselytized, proselytizing, proselytizes
    v.intr.
    1. To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
    2. To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.
    v.tr.
    To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.
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    You are welcome to join the discussion in progess at:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f40/yah...defect-445931/
    04-02-10 10:38 AM
  3. rhoads00's Avatar
    I suggest you go to the thread Reed posted for you
    04-02-10 10:48 AM
  4. Tiassa's Avatar
    I guess it depends on what you want from a phone. The Blackberry's strength is push e-mail and since you don't seem to be interested in that, I'm not sure it would be the right choice for you. I suppose if you did a lot of texting or IMing, a QWERTY keyboard would be useful, but that isn't unique to the Blackberry. If you had several other friends who used BB's, you could communicate via PIN which would cut down on the number of texts you could potentially be charged with.

    So (to quote Mr Morden) "What do you want" (from a cellphone, that is)
    04-02-10 10:52 AM
  5. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    If you are with Sprint, I would wait till that new EVO phone comes out that is supposed to be killer.

    I know that don't help you in deciding what phone to get for a BB, but if I was on Sprint I would get that as I believe it will be 4g and a killer phone.

    I love my 9700, but that might be a phone I would be willing to give up my trusty 9700.
    04-02-10 11:14 AM
  6. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    If the small carrier you're using is using Sprint's network, then reason would dictate that any Sprint CDMA handset should work as well. That being said, Sprint has Android devices. Maybe look there or pick up a used one if you don't want to spen full money. If Sprint's network coverage works for you, then you may even consider moving to Sprint and forgoing the small reseller carrier... as long as the price plans don't change to negatively affect your financial means.

    Don't get stuck with the fact that you must get a BB because that's all your small carrier sells.

    From my opinion, feature for feature and capability for capability, Android currently offers a few more pluses then Blackberry does.
    04-02-10 11:19 AM
  7. rabbit_rebozo's Avatar
    I suggest you go to the thread Reed posted for you
    Thanks. I had seen that thread, but as the first part of it seemed to be more concerned with issues of market share and marketing it didn't seem to be really addressing what I'm hoping to learn. I've looked at it further and there is some useful stuff in there.

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    04-02-10 12:55 PM
  8. austinkli's Avatar
    If you are with Sprint, I would wait till that new EVO phone comes out that is supposed to be killer.

    I know that don't help you in deciding what phone to get for a BB, but if I was on Sprint I would get that as I believe it will be 4g and a killer phone.

    I love my 9700, but that might be a phone I would be willing to give up my trusty 9700.
    Do you know how many cities we DON'T have 4G in?
    04-02-10 01:14 PM
  9. MrObvious's Avatar
    Sprint has a few good phones. The Tour isn't bad but the Tour 2 should be coming out soon. Which regional carrier is it? I know there is one (forget the name at the moment) that dominates western Kansas. (NexTech?) I'm just curious.

    That said each platform has it's perks and negatives. Blackberrys get better battery life which I love.
    04-02-10 01:22 PM
  10. rabbit_rebozo's Avatar
    If the small carrier you're using is using Sprint's network, then reason would dictate that any Sprint CDMA handset should work as well. That being said, Sprint has Android devices.
    Well, that's what I had thought and hoped, but their C.S. says no. I guess that makes them 'locked'. If I want to go with something else I need to jump carriers I guess. I don't have a contract, so that's not odious. I'd just prefer not to.

    Don't get stuck with the fact that you must get a BB because that's all your small carrier sells.

    From my opinion, feature for feature and capability for capability, Android currently offers a few more pluses then Blackberry does.
    That's the way it seems from my perspective, as a late-adopter. Plus, I really like the fact that Android (or even Symbian, for that are matter) is open. Not fond of closed and proprietary platforms.

    d
    04-02-10 01:38 PM
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