About 9 months ago I started off with a Blackberry 7230 and moved to a 7100t and then a 7290. Now, I am with a Sidekick/Hiptop2.
I was reading some of Mark Rejhon's guide to the "Blackberry vs sidekick" (Will I be happy swaping from the Sidekick to a Nextel BB?
) and found the article misleading and very non fact. The whole article seems to be him trying to degrate the sidekick to make it look worst than the blackberry, IMHO. However, Mark does bring some good points up, that I would like to try to clearify.
I write this, because as both a blackberry and a sidekick lover, I feel the sidekick doesn't get credit where credit is due. I mean, sure, the device is popular among younger teens and what not, and thats exactly what Danger had in mind when they produced this product. If anyone has ever used AIM/YIM on the sidekick, you know the platform cannot be beaten, and it knocks the socks off any verichat, IM+, or 3rd party application. The things that is to love about the sidekick is the user friendly type OS it has on it. Its the small things that count. For instance, when you want to call somebody, you just start typing there name and there it appears, same with texting, same with email. Also, another fact that is NOT true is the myth that "Sidekicks always have down time, data outages, ect". Its funny because with the new Sidekick2, and tmobile's service getting better by the day, I have not experienced an outage or down time in months.
The gripe I have about the sidekick is the limited application choice. God knows why Tmobile puts this block on things that hit the catolog, ect. That's where the blackberry shines.
In summary, sure, the sidekick is a device aimed at the younger genetation and not so much for business, but it sure does make up in features, and operation. The web browser/email/instant messeging/applications(however limited) all make up a prime device. In no way is this rambling speech of mine a insult at blackberry, I'm just giving credit where credit is due. So many people are just using one side of their brains and putting a blindfold on saying "Sidekicks suck!" As I have seen so many posts like that.