02-05-2011, 10:04 PM
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Hi everyone I'm new to the blackberry forums and have an important question to ask. Why go Blackberry? Would someone enlighten me and suade me over to the blackberry side? Let me start off with myself. I am a university student by the way.
I currently own an android (HTC Desire) and a previous iPhone 3g owner. I've played with the android OS as well as iOS for a while now and I'm very bored of both devices. My iPhone 3g had great games and apps, but I never really use the apps. I believe that apps are for little kids and a waste of my time anyways. What the android operating system excels is the amount of customization which I love. But one grip I have about both phones is the BATTERY life which sucks. I have two batteries for my current Desire and I could barely make it through the day with moderate usage (I'm not even kidding). I wake up at 8 in the morning, listen to music for a while, use 3G for an hour or two web browsing at school, then turn everything off including screen brightness, background sync, or anything (includng push mail). Then I get home, turn on Wifi when needed and continue a little browsing and phone calls. I mainly text during the entire day and by around 9 o clock, my phone dies completely.
What I love about blackberry is the battery life. I heard you could last DAYS with one battery with sync and 3g continuously on. I would honestly die for that. I also love the professional looks of the blackberry. On the otherhand, I've never used a blackberry and I'm not really a business type of person. None of my friends have blackberries so BBM is useless, I never really care about PUSH email as well. I could check every hour or so for all I care (I never have important mails). So really the points that blackberry excels don't really apply to me. I also fear that I will get bored of the phone within 3 years of my contract. The great thing is i text crazily and the keyboard would be an asset. I'm talking about 3000 texts per month or so.
So my question for you is, do you think a blackberry is worth it for me as a general consumer? If so, I will be purchasing a Blackberry Torch immediately (: Thanks!