I'm new here, having found my way here during the course of my research in preparation for the purchase (I think) of a Bold 9000. I would like to ask for people's opinions on the stability of the Bold 9000 before I make the leap and purchase one, since when I do I will be stuck with it for at least 18 months. I've been burned by poor devices in the past and want to make sure I make the right decision.
By way of background I am not a complete newbie with Blackberries (I am an IT tech and used to have one for work) but the last one I had was a 7200 series a few years back, so it's fair to say I'm a bit out of the loop with them at the moment. I am a power user who would likely make use of most of the Bold's functions, though this is for personal use, not work. One of the things I have been so disappointed with about smartphones in the past is their slow speed and buggy operating systems which cause them to crash. These are things which have led me to look at Blackberries as in my mind, they have a good reputation for this kind of thing. However, I thought I would see what you guys can tell me about the Bold 9000 before I commit to buying one.
The Bold 9000 gets fabulous reviews everywhere I look, but can anyone let me know how stable the Bold is in general? Am I likely to be disappointed by regular crashes? Are they more or less stable than smartphones from other manufacturers? I know that at the end of the day, these devices are computers, and are therefore fallible, but I'm interested in getting the best I can. For example, if I were to buy a brand new Bold 9000 and update it to the latest OS, be careful about what 3rd party apps I use and take very good care of it, will it be ultra reliable, or are crashes a fact of life in Blackberry world like they are in computer world?
(And what's all this I read on these forums with alarming regularity about 'battery pulls'???)
Any advice you folks could give me about this would be gratefully received. Thanks!