Discussion in 'General Board' started by pendragon, Jul 3, 2009.
Had the Pearl for 18 months. Time to upgrade.
Just dont know what to go for. Any thoughts?
BlackBerry Blowout: Storm vs. Bold vs. Curve 8900
Neither, I don't know anyone including myself who has only had 1 blackberry, they are prone to damage.
If your on contract and Insured go for it but no insurance no blackberry.
^ What would you suggest then Skinner, i'm in the same boat as pendragon? Any recommendations as per roaming use too, seeing as that's in the pot too?
Does anyone know when new models are due to be released?
I have my free upgrade September - December and would hate to get one just as a new version comes out a month or so later!!
Prone to damage? I don't think so, I had a bold for 6 months and last month switched to the newer Curve 8900, only difference is size and lack of 3G, but both are solid phones to be honest. I don't like touchscreen phones, I text and email a lot so the keyboard is a must for me.
In the last 18-24 months, I've had about 15 phones.
I have had 2 iphones (the 1st/2nd) both had the same problem (aside from pc tethering/bluetooh file transfer/mms etc not working), you put the phone in your pocket the screen warms up to the temp of your leg and stops working. What use is a phone you can't keep in your pocket ?
Now on wired.com they are saying the new 3gs gets so hot its MELTING the actual case heh, useless.
I've had the Storm and Bold, the bold used to random reset itself, as in a factory reset wiping everything out. The Storm the screen was useless, it was soft and squidgy almost, and pretty damned random.
My current choice of phones are Sony Ericsson C905 or the X1, or Nokia e75 or LG Renoir as a fun phone.
Never had phone insurance and often pay full whack for an unlocked unit - and cross my fingers Touch wood all fine.
I am currently on the bold - IIRC the curve has no wifi , and storm has no 3G - it could be the other way around - just double check those. Bold is a solid phone but camera is crap.
I love the push email on it, next handset probably a N97 once they sort the firmware out
Adam, your either special or unique.
blackberry trackball not working - Google Search EVERYONE i know has had this problem
Blackberry bold resetting - Google Search I had this problem and half the people I know.
blackberry storm screen problems - Google Search I had this problem where the touch screen just locked and wouldnt work.
The list of errors is endless!
I have given the google links here so you can see the magnitude of the errors.
p.s. Rob i liked the look of the n97 but I've had the N series (80/83/92) before they are useless.
Touchscreens are shit if you're driving (come on, everyone does it) and prone to double entry issues, but in their favour are perfect for screen rotation applications.
I hate the contract renewal period, make the wrong choice, and you're lumbered with shite for 18-24 months at a time. My priority is easy & straight forward email access, cheap contract/roaming costs, and maybe internet access that doesn't bleed the wallet dry. And a guarantee that the software works with 64bit Vista would be nice too.
I've been put off the Blackberrys' now. Sigh!
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