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Old 09-12-2006, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's up blackberry users, I'm new to this forum and am seriously considering purchasing a blackberry pearl and joining the blackberry community, but I want some of your opinions on your exp with the blackberry devices, so please tell me one thing you love and hate about your blackberry
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Although many of us have not had the pearl, I can at least attest to RIM's attention to detail in design and i expect this device to carry forward all of RIm's strengths:

* Rock solid data execution (it WORKS!)
* Reliable, solid e-mail delivery
* Solid operating system, rarely ever crashes
* Secure, safe (security is paramount in the RIM world. All data is encrypted over the wireless network!)
* Designed for relability, includes super long battery live (measured in days, not hours)
* Blackberries are designed to MINIMIZE your data charges through efficient use of the data nework. Blackberries use 1/5'th of the data most other data devices consume, if considering e-mail alone.

Cons:
* Not as much third party software to choose from
* You are generally stuck with RIM's software if you do not like the built in applications
* the PDA portions of the RIM device work, but are not as strong as other offerings
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Love: synch w/Outlook files i.e. address book, calendar, emaill etc. (I'm on a BES)
Hate: The phone is not the greatest
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Love- tough choice here, so many things I love about my Berry, but the thing I think that sets BB apart from others is the speed and security of the e-mail push. No one else does it as well.

Hate- I have a 7100t, and the display tends to wash out in outdoor light- however later models ( 8700, 8100, et.al.) have corrected this very well, just need to get off my butt and upgrade.

Love/Hate- My Berry and I have an ambivalent relationship-if you get one, you will become hooked on it, at the expense of social relationships, work deadlines, etc.
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This is purely in the eye of beholders. TO me, I like to hold gadgets that have a certain level of heft. Blackberries, as wonderful as it is, still feel a bit flimsy to me.
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I concur with everything (I think) in the posts by others before mine here. I used to use a 7100t, and not being able to see the screen in daylight caused me problems a few times. I guess you could say I hated that. Now have 8700g and this is not a problem. What I love about the BB is the simplicity and the reliability. It is very elegant.
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I have an 8700c and a 7290...


Love:
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Reliability and durability of both the OS and hardware.

Unbeatable push email.

Integration with my mailbox (I'm on BES with an Exchange account).


Hate:
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Lack of certain phone features such as voice dialing.

Phone is pretty good but not very good. Mostly the mic picks up a bit of background noise.

Lack of software choices compared to other platforms.
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I hate the lack of the weekly view in the calendar that my old Treo had. The page is layed out like an old fashioned weekly date book. I solved my phone issues with a bluetooth headset, and my 8100 now supports voice dialing, though not through the headset.
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