October 17, 2011
Back in 2009 I decided to purchase a Blackberry 8900 smartphone. I don’t really needed it because I’m not a businessman (yet) and I’m OK without reading my mails constantly. This is my very first smartphone BTW. I’m still using this device, and due to the 2-year warranty I’ve just got a brand new one (of the same model) b/c sim slot of the old one broke.
To be honest I expected much more
from this device. No 3G, ok I knew it when I purchased. But even if I’m in a
Hot-Spot zone, browser loads pages very slowly. I installed Opera Mini, which
is good b/c it’s using data compression so the browsing experience increased a
bit but still a pain. So one big leak IMO is the very limited browsing
capability.Other big leak is, it’s hard to
find applications for it (I mean useful applications), you can download them
from Blackberry Application World but all the good apps cost you money – it’s
hard to find them on the internet free. (for Android, it’s much easier to get
apps – there are plenty of apps out there for Android even for free, while very
few of them for Blackberry) I’m not subscribed to the
Blackberry enterprise service, b/c I don’t need to read e-mails constantly.
Many ppl say the real point in having a BB is the service itself – my question
is – would there be any more applications, would there be any better browsing
experience if I subscribed? The answer is clearly no IMO.
So all in all, I own a Blackberry, and I’m not satisfied with it at all. Simply too much money for this kind of a limited device. I’m seriously considering buying an iPhone4 instead.
All thoughts on this topic welcome - I post this to the forum I appreciate your opinion guys.