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Old 05-28-2008, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been using the moto Q since November 07, first smartphone. Love having everything i need in one package. Im thinking about switching to a blackberry when my new every two hits next month. Can someone point me in a direction to read about why people prefer bb over a windows based system and the advantages and disadvantages of the 8830 and the 8330. Thanks in advance.
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Really a matter of preference. In earlier iterations of WM (i.e. WM 5 and earlier) the OS was very unstable and very prone to random reboots and lost data, whereas the BB was (and still is) rock solid and stable. With WM 6, I think we see a more stable OS. The BB OS is still as solid as it always has been. The major difference now is most likely that the BB is a bit more secure than a Windows-based OS. And there are more 3rd party apps for WM devices.

As for the differences between the 8830 and the 8330, I suggest you go to the Verizion Wireless web site and compare the two yourself. That would be a start.
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After I got my 1st BlackBerry, I was addicted for a little over a year. The lack of multimedia features and things of that nature sent me away from the BlackBerry device and over to Windows Mobile. I've since been through several WM devices ranging from WM5 to WM 6.1. The BlackBerry is BY FAR the best device I have ever used. Listen when they tell you that the OS is much more stable than that of WM. I had to reset my device quite often to get it to function properly. Also, the device is much smaller and lighter than any WM device I've used.

Overall, I would give my WM experience about a 6 or 7 and my BlackBerry experience a 9 or 10.
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After I got my 1st BlackBerry, I was addicted for a little over a year. The lack of multimedia features and things of that nature sent me away from the BlackBerry device and over to Windows Mobile. I've since been through several WM devices ranging from WM5 to WM 6.1. The BlackBerry is BY FAR the best device I have ever used. Listen when they tell you that the OS is much more stable than that of WM. I had to reset my device quite often to get it to function properly. Also, the device is much smaller and lighter than any WM device I've used.

Overall, I would give my WM experience about a 6 or 7 and my BlackBerry experience a 9 or 10.
I did the same thing: Blackberry to WM to Blackberry
I would say WM 7 and Blackberry 9
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Thanks for all of the input, I've been getting the feeling that the blackberry is worth a shot. Thanks to all for the help

One more question, I looked at how to add a theme but it saoid coming soon. Is it as easy to adjust as a WM device?

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Thanks for all of the input, I've been getting the feeling that the blackberry is worth a shot. Thanks to all for the help

One more question, I looked at how to add a theme but it saoid coming soon. Is it as easy to adjust as a WM device?
Yes it is. It's as easy as going to Options> Themes and selecting the theme you wish.
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Thanks for all of the input, I've been getting the feeling that the blackberry is worth a shot. Thanks to all for the help
I have never had a WM I opted for the BB right away as email was the main reason for getting a PDA.

Verizon has a 30 day trial period. You can get a BB try it out and if you don't like it you can switch back to a WM device before the 30 day trial is up. Since you know what you like about your WM device, I think that would be a great way to see if you want to move over to the BB.
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