Originally Posted by JohnnyCrockett
I've been using Blackberrys since the mid-2000s and I still love them.
Just upgraded to the new 9930 and it is, by far, the best device Blackberry has ever made. Unfortunately, I think it came too late. I am thrilled with the device but so many around me wonder what I am thinking having stayed with BB. There are also very few apps. Effectively, both consumers and app developers have abandoned the platform (truly a chicken & egg problem).
Everyone around me has iPhones and Droids. They are great as portable laptops (media, apps, browsing, games) but they are not good phones or email devices. Typing is too difficult, there are too many screens to flip through until you get to the phone. I don't know a single ex-BB user who now uses iPhones and Droids who won't readily
admit that phone and typing are better on the Blackberry. They are simply compromising because they like the "toy" aspects of these other devices.
Hopefully someone will buy RIM and turn around the Company.
i agree (well not early 2000s but i started with the pearl 8130
), plus while others are doing it now (imessage, for example) bbm is still convenient since those i care to keep up with the most still have it. 9930 is a beast indeed love using it much more than iphone