I have been using blackberry's since the 90's and had multiple different models. Unfortunately my bold did not like JD & Coke as much as me and has stopped working after trying a glass full lol
I urgently needed a replacement so ran to the nearest store and bought the 9300 - HUGE mistake. don't worry about what OS, jsut get a different model.
By far and away is it the worst Blackberry I have owned (just my personal opinion, I understand many of you will disagree)
Build quality - poor. Just does not feel as well put together as others.
Screen Display - although an improvement over previous models, does not compare to the bold, for example.
Also- who makes a phone with a camera and video but no Flash or Light?? (not really important for my business use, but really crap when I want to take a picture of my baby sleeping)
here's the biggie - BATTERY LIFE - i have tried many different OS's and also replaced the handheld twice, have used spare batteries, and even tried a SIM from another carrier. NOTHING makes this last longer than half the life of any of my other devices.
Either I am the most unlucky owner of the 9300, OR, think carefully before buying. I am a HUGE fan of Blackberry's, will continue to use them, just not this *&^&%^* model.
Thanks, I needed to rant