Hi I am new to the forum and a complete novice with BB as I have just ordered 2 BBMs -
1: Curve 8520
2: Bold 9900
both with 500MB of data and the bold has extra 2GB of data
wifi and email data.
I am awaiting delivery of the Bold 2moro
but the curve has been a delight to use and navigate - quick too considering.
But what a week - no BBM, no email wizard, no GMail setup and now no mobile coverage ...
Curve is on O2 and Bold is on Vodafone (awaiting it).
But to add further confusion - BB does not have a skype app.
I have to admit I have it on my laptop and don't use it nearly enough, as I use google talk when I am developing.
[Oh sorry, I should mention - I am a professional iT developer and consultant
with my own Ltd Co for my sins ... mostly academic but building the
My Question - is this the worst week ever to chose a Blackberry?
My own opinion is -
No not really in terms of the major learning curve, I think any supplier has problems -
vodafone for example; an excellent provider for over a 25 years ...
[and sent the first SMS] yet on my phone - went down for over 2 months in my area.
I moved to Orange for a while, sad to say goodbye to Org as they were quite good, but are too expensive.
Which brings me on to my second question - as a "business mobile" shouldn't BB be doing everything to provide a service that saves us money?
No Skype app!
and with the current outage being caused by a simple lack of a proper executed disaster plan -
when are blackberry going to play nice with others and share the burden?
I can't wait for my Blackberry and whilst I can understand and accept that shit happens - I don't expect to be billed for it.
Has a compensation agreement been offered to users yet?
My wife's 8520 has only has text and calls - I could have bought an Airwide solutions phone built in 1992 that does that - "Happy Christmas" ... and on the Vodafone network too.
(this is tongue in cheek)
but Have I really made the right decision choosing Blackberry on BLACK