1. guerllamo7's Avatar
    Everyone is entitled to their view an so I have no problem with that comment but someone said "If you judge a fish by his ability to climb a tree, he will grow up thinking he is stupid" or something like that.

    I have good friends that have chosen androids over Blackberry and if I ever left BlackBerry it would be for a droid but I'd like to point out that the devices have very different focus. Droid has many nice features, my favorite being Google Voice Navigation, and good choice selection but I'm a BlackBerry user and I don't feel it is an inferior device but a different device or a device that has fallen behind and here is why:

    1. BlackBerry pushes all e-mail all the time. Android still only pushes gmail. Apple just started using push so BlackBerry is not behind but ahead in this area.

    2. BlackBerry has a great organic voice navigation in BlackBerry traffic. Not the awesome graphics of android (iPhone does not provide organic VNav at all but third party apps) but the way the information is presented is useful and informing others of ETA is outstanding. Also, it is a very low data and battery consumption navigation and that matters for people that don't want unlimited data plans.

    3. BlackBerry has great security. Apple keeps claiming they got it this time only to learn that they are not quite there yet. Security is android's Achilles heel. Being that open is nice but no one really even seriously tries to argue this is not true. BlackBerry Protect is an easy way for every consumer to locate their device and place messages out there.

    4. BlackBerry had an outage last year and everyone was outraged but few took notice that they still have the best (by far) service record out there.

    5. Every OS7 BlackBerry is a world phone. iPhone does finally have one and some androids do but I would submit that BlackBerry is leading not behind on this issue.

    6. BlackBerry has perfected the use of keyboards. I love mine and I can't use a different keyboard for long before I start feeling deprived.

    7. BlackBerry has NFC technology. Apple does not offer this and android is hit and miss.

    8. BlackBerry handles information with a focus on productivity and I am much more productive with my BlackBerry than I was ever with my iPhone or droid.

    So, why do people say BlackBerry has fallen behind? Well some legitimate reasons are that BlackBerry does not provide video chat, it does not have a large viewable screen like the massive droid screens, it also has been slow to provide some more functional things such as hotspot capability, etc.
    For people focused on media and entertainment content the iPhone and Droids are frankly a better choice. I love BBM Music and my Bold 9930 can easily handle YouTube videos but it still can't download a movie directly to the phone.

    BlackBerry is not behind or ahead in my view. It is just a different device with a different focus. The arrival of the Playbook tablet has provided us BlackBerry users with a very smart option to round out the BlackBerry experience so we can keep the things we love about our BlackBerries and gain the things we may feel were lacking.

    I believe that for many iPhone and Droid is a better more satisfying choice but for people like me BlackBerry just offers such smart things, such as bridge between BB and PB and reliable push everything that it is just fantastic.

    I could have any device in the world but for me BlackBerry is still the one. No intention of picking on all the stereo types we try to use against iPhone or Droids but just saying that it does not make sense to compare the devices as better or worse because they are just different.

    BlackBerry is focused on the things that are priorities to me. That is why I have mine and I love it. To each his own.
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    04-20-12 07:32 PM
  2. Joltcola1234's Avatar
    Cool story, but there are about 50 of these posts per day comparing BB to other platforms. These threads always just degrade into arguments.
    04-20-12 08:34 PM
  3. hondateg91's Avatar
    ^Exactly. Im at the point where giving up on this forum is sounding good. I can understand your points on BB's strong points, but this has been over said a million times. We all know BB is not going anywhere anytime soon and that they will not be going under like the other 600 threads a day. Sorry for these long somewhat "pointless" posts you could say.
    morales0416 likes this.
    04-20-12 09:02 PM
  4. Mystic205's Avatar
    oh dear... here we go again..

    I suggest that the OP does some research to understand that his views and opinion is massively at odds with the overwhelming percentage of smartphone purchasers.

    +1 to posts #2 and #3
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    04-20-12 09:26 PM
  5. MartyMcfly's Avatar
    oh dear... here we go again..

    I suggest that the OP does some research to understand that his views and opinion is massively at odds with the overwhelming percentage of smartphone purchasers.

    +1 to posts #2 and #3
    My thoughts exactly.

    Sent from my IPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    04-20-12 09:35 PM
  6. hootyhoo's Avatar
    Why? Why oh why start another thread like this?
    Barljo and Mystic205 like this.
    04-20-12 09:42 PM
  7. shamkasiri's Avatar
    I think all devices have their benefit I think I read an article by Adam or Kevin about how you need two phones at the moment for the best experience(one android or Iphone and a Blackberry). I wish I had a link but it was very well put as to how blackberry stacks up.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
    04-20-12 09:44 PM
  8. albee 1's Avatar
    Gotta agree with the general consensus. Who cares who said what. Let's get back to sharing helpful Blackberry tips and troubleshooting. Personally I could care less what anyone thinks about another platform, period. I know what I like and that's why I'm here. All posts titled "so and so said" should be closed before they get started.
    Mystic205 likes this.
    04-20-12 09:50 PM
  9. MartyMcfly's Avatar
    RIMM doesn't have a different focus...They want customers just like apple/insert random android manufacture...Problem is they don't have the tools right now to win customers over....I have a bold and it's a very solid device IMO; however I can do a lot more with my iPhone...email/web/ productive apps/games..

    Sent from my IPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    04-20-12 09:50 PM
  10. glidewells's Avatar
    It doesn't really matter what others say or think. If the phone you are using does what you want it to do, it just doesn't matter.
    shaleem and Deu2e like this.
    04-21-12 08:38 AM
  11. joski's Avatar
    Isn't this recycled non-sense great?! Same old same old. And they say RIM isn't innovative - apparently these people WORK for Google or something.
    Last edited by joski; 04-21-12 at 08:48 AM.
    04-21-12 08:45 AM
  12. apengue1's Avatar
    Forget all these negative posters. Great thread OP. I agree with you completely. Every device is different, not one better than the other. I don't care what the 'numbers say'. That's pure bs and besides, we're on a BlackBerry forum so he's allowed to post his opinions on 'Blackberry'. +100000
    04-21-12 10:45 AM
  13. llllBULLSEYE's Avatar
    Not bashing your thread op. I just wish we can please stop posting these kinds of threads. They end up in long arguments of the same thing that was discuss in the thread the day before and the day before that one and so on.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9810 using Tapatalk
    04-21-12 11:30 AM
  14. ichat's Avatar
    Like it always is, everything has its strengths and its weaknesses.

    It all comes down to needs and preference.

    Nice read though.... Thanks! (y)

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 on with Tapatalk and my fingers
    04-21-12 01:04 PM
  15. tack's Avatar
    You lost complete credability with the statement "Android still only pushes gmail..."

    These are tired comparisons. In the end, RIM has to do something different just to survive and get back to health. It does not matter if you think it is up to date or ahead. Their market share and profitability have slipped in a major way. People are losing interest, globally. They are growing in emerging markets, but not in most developed markets to the rate others are.

    Defensive analysis and sales/public interest are not always the same!
    04-21-12 09:40 PM
  16. Super_Mario's Avatar
    It's Android, not Droid. That's like calling every Blackberry a Curve.
    04-21-12 10:23 PM
  17. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    Yeah, and in the deeper south of the US, every redneck living there call all soda "coke-cola."

    Sent from BitPusher's BlackBerry 9650 using Tapatalk
    04-22-12 02:41 AM
  18. lnichols's Avatar
    OP, you can't post a pro Blackberry thread here on Crackberry. You will upset all the Apple and Android users who bash RIM here regularly and believe that Crackberry sole purpose is for people to read about why you don't want a Blackberry. You may also force a mod to get involved as no bad things may be said or implied about Apple or Android.
    04-22-12 03:06 PM