1. donpeppino9's Avatar
    I'm a proud blackberry owner. I appreciate what the blackberry is and isn't. But with the recent advancements of android, the upcoming windows phones, and the revitalization of the palm pre by dell, where does the blackberry stand among all fo them.

    Yes blackberry is still tops in the corporate world for all the blackberry reasons. But for a consumer who uses a blackberry as a way to keep organized and want an efficient pda phone to do it is blackberry still the best choice?

    If there were another smart phone made with a diff os (eg windows or android) that had very similar form factors as blackberries do but had better hardware specs, then why should I stay with blackberry? I've been asking myself that question and I resorted to the answer that blackberry was the only company that used true push date technology that makes messaging and data apps more efficient to use, hence saving battery life and messaging reliability.

    The real question is how does the blackberry push network compare to the iphone's "push" email system or other operating systems for that matter such as android and the windows mobile phone.

    Sorry for the novel of a question, would appreciate anyone's input.
    10-17-10 09:43 PM
  2. Chris-K's Avatar
    ..The real question is how does the blackberry push network compare ....
    Cant speak for android or Iphone but my BB has 3 email accounts (1 outlook + 2 hotmail) and I get email near instantaneous + it arrives on my BB before my PC in all cases - only issues with BB is synchronising read/deleted emails is not consistant


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    10-18-10 03:58 AM
  3. li2327's Avatar
    I've had iphones and android and love them both, but I really don't think either of them can compare to the reliability of email like RIM has. I think they will always lead in that feature overall. Now if they could get images to load automatically or make that a real option that would be great.

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    10-18-10 04:19 AM
  4. Mojave's Avatar
    I've had iphones and android and love them both, but I really don't think either of them can compare to the reliability of email like RIM has. I think they will always lead in that feature overall. Now if they could get images to load automatically or make that a real option that would be great.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Try an app called "Show Me The Images". It's in the Crackberry app store. Show Me the Images - Take control of the images in your inbox! - Utilities BlackBerry Apps - Crackberry BlackBerry Apps Store It's a super app and works great!!
    10-18-10 08:56 AM
  5. li2327's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll check that out.

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    10-18-10 08:59 AM
  6. donpeppino9's Avatar
    thanks for the input. Does anybody have any technical information? I'm curious to see how other companies can call their email push when its not the same as blackberry.

    Thanks in advance.
    10-18-10 08:37 PM
  7. imppy's Avatar
    This might not be helpful, but there's a reason why blackberries are so popular amongst young adults (ages 18-24), because the networking is just simply amazing.
    10-18-10 09:55 PM
  8. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    @ OP. You asked the question is a BlackBerry smartphone still tops when it comes to information management. I would say yes, it is till the best in this area. The BlackBerry calendar is the best that I have seen on a smartphone. If you are using outlook or Gmail, syncing is flawless. Out of all of the smartphone platforms I have used (I think I have used every major one) the BlackBerry OS is the smartest and most intuitive. Along with the hardware that is truly efficient, it makes BlackBerry smartphones efficient productivity tools that are a joy to use. Sure, there are a lot of devices that do very similar things as BBs, but they miss the details in a lot of features that BBs have been able to incorporate into the OS. This is why I choose BBs repeatedly over other devices.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-19-10 05:10 AM
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