1. bcbossuk's Avatar
    I have been a loyal Blackberry owner since my first 8830 World Phone from Verizon. I than bought the Storm (hated it) and now own the Tour (adequate).

    I will probably switch to a Droid because where is the innovation that I was so used to with RIMM? While Android and iOS are progressing so rapidly not only the hardware, but even the software from RIMM is outdated.

    OS6 looks good but not great. A lot of the features have been available for the iphone for YEARS and Android is developing them in months not years.

    Do you think all this is the end of RIMM as we know it or do you really think our buddies up in Canada have something cooking that we dont know about? I dont want a BB next phone (no adequate apps, bad browsing experience) but I by no means want them to stop trying. Where does RIMM go from here? Do they attach themselves to business people and pray iphone and Android doesnt take them out? Help me out with remaking me into a believer.
    06-30-10 11:28 AM
  2. MrObvious's Avatar
    Not to crap on your thread but these threads have been coming up a lot lately. If you don't want a BB you don't have to have one.
    06-30-10 11:30 AM
  3. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    I know RIMM is their stock indicator thingy, but why do you keep calling them RIMM?

    Thats my only reply to your awesome thread...
    06-30-10 11:32 AM
  4. bcbossuk's Avatar
    Its not that I don't want one. Its just that I am struggling to find a reason to keep one. BBM is great and email is too (Android and iPhone have good clients not great) but beyond those two advantages why would anyone keep a BB? Keyboard used to be an advantage but with touchscreen enhancements, typing on a screen is easier than ever.
    06-30-10 11:33 AM
  5. MissJennell#IM's Avatar
    If you don't like blackberries then get something else. It is not that difficult. Why does everyone insist on making this hard. It's not.
    06-30-10 11:35 AM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    My benefits of using a BlackBerry different from yours' and everyone else. What ever works for you great....

    But honestly weighing opinions of what works better and feeling towards a phone from everyone but the person who is using it makes no sense and you will never get a solid answer...

    I can give you pro's and con's about all kinds of phones, but yet another user will disagree and make another statement on their pro's and con's

    What may work for me may not work for you.
    06-30-10 11:36 AM
  7. BB_Junky's Avatar
    a Blackberry is a Blackberry and an Iphone is an Iphone..,.its up to you to find out what YOU like in the phone, you shouldn't base your ideas on what others like or dislike as everyone is different.
    06-30-10 11:38 AM
  8. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    Its just that I am struggling to find a reason to keep one.
    There is your answer. Dilemma solved.

    How are other peoples reasons for keeping their bb's relevant to why you should???
    06-30-10 11:38 AM
  9. bcbossuk's Avatar
    I just am wondering what the competitive advantages are anymore? 2 Years ago BB was ahead of the game, now they are behind in both software and hardware.

    What is preventing everyone from switching away from them other than brand loyalty?
    06-30-10 11:41 AM
  10. Pi Guy 3.14's Avatar
    If you're failing to see why people keep their bb's than you need more help than you think. For me, I'm not interested in touch screen (crap) and I'm not into the "wow" factor. I like my phone b/c its a phone more than tons of apps and a pertty screen.
    06-30-10 11:43 AM
  11. CanuckBB's Avatar
    What is preventing everyone from switching away from them other than brand loyalty?
    Centrally based granular control of the device's behaviour.
    Until the other devices can offer the same control that BES does, there is no competition.
    06-30-10 11:46 AM
  12. Glenn J's Avatar
    If I was a billionaire, I'd be paying for people jump their contracts early so we weren't subjected to all these crappy whining "how come my Curve 8310 isn't like a new Droid? RIM(M) needs to step it up. People are leaving, the stock price is dropping." threads.
    06-30-10 11:48 AM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Another troll thread....this person's second thread every is simply to get people riled up.

    Don't feed the troll.
    06-30-10 11:49 AM
  14. BB_Junky's Avatar
    The BB is simple and does what it is designed to do..i had an Iphone and i had a 100 apps that i used once maybe twice then the cool factor wore off and after that they were all space takers...before long i was using the same apps i use on my BB everyday...and as for the touch screen? one more thing to screw up on it as far as i am concerned.
    06-30-10 11:52 AM
  15. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    What is preventing everyone from switching away from them other than brand loyalty?
    You answered your own question with one word: LOYALTY.
    06-30-10 11:53 AM