Originally Posted by sgtcasey
If the issue seems to be related to a certain make/model of a vehicle I'd wonder why the auto maker didn't implement a working Bluetooth option in their vehicle.
As to the other things I guess not every handset fits every person. I'm sure if you look enough you'll find one that works for you how you want it to work.
And the high data costs aren't the fault of RIM. That's your carrier.
Although there are minor issues that annoy me none prevent me from using the phone normally and I can live with them. I cannot tolerate a phone that reboots under normal use.
I agree the high data cost is not the fault of RIM but it is a factor that I as the consumer has to evaluate. And the BT issue is not related to just my car; there are many posts in these forums about BT problems with various makes & models as well as a listing on BB's website on affected models.
I called BB tech support since my last post and sure enough it was confirmed to me that their
devices are not compatible with my car kit as well as other car kits and they
are working on the issue.
If its the automakers' kits that are not compatible then why is RIM working on the issue? Is it everyone's fault but RIM's?
I'm not saying you shouldn't buy one but I am saying if you want to use it for what I thought was a simple, basic need like hands-free while driving you should stay away from the Pearl. I'm sure that there are other smartphones out there which cost less and can do more; basic stuff like hands-free!