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View Poll Results: Will you/Have you moved away from your BlackBerry?
Absolutely Not! BlackBerry Forever. 149 29.45%
I am considering it, moving to the Android Platform 112 22.13%
I am considering it, moving to the iPhone Platform 83 16.40%
I am considering it, moving to the Windows 7 Platform 21 4.15%
I have. I moved on to the Android Platform, Goodbye BlackBerry! 32 6.32%
I have. I moved on to the iPhone Platform, Goodbye BlackBerry! 24 4.74%
I have. I moved on to the Windows 7 Platform, Goodbye BlackBerry! 1 0.20%
I won't consider a move yet, I have faith RIM will come out with a competing device. 83 16.40%
I have no desire to use my mobile phone as a multimedia/app station. BlackBerry is best for me. 42 8.30%
My BlackBerry was issued to me, I have no choice in the matter. 18 3.56%
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:21 PM   #241 (permalink)
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I plan to move away from blackberry because of the 160 character limit in SMS messages. Thats my biggest complaint.
That has nothing to do with BlackBerry. SMS is a carrier feature.
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:44 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:02 PM   #243 (permalink)
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #244 (permalink)
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I owned a Bold and waited almost 3 years for BB to come out with a cool new phone. I finally moved on and bought the HTC Thunderbolt. My only regret is how long I waited. I'm more productive on my Thunderbolt in ever respect by an order of magnitude and on top of it it's now not only a work device but an extraordinarily fun personal device.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:34 AM   #245 (permalink)
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Best decision I ever made... spent 5 yrs on BlackBerry... switch to iPhone. Couldn't be happier. and I work in the corporate environment. LOVE IT.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #246 (permalink)
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I just came to BB from iOS, WP7 and Android over the last 3 years.
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:33 PM   #247 (permalink)
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I agree with TomImler's post. I had a 8520 and when I upgraded to the newer OS that I was prompted to do, it deemed the phone absolutely useless. After a week and a half of dealing with Bell CSR and Tech dept they transferred me to RIM. They verified that it was indeed a device issue - in other words it was not supposed to be upgraded and there was no roll-back option. So dumb and wasted a ton of my time. Bell gave me a 9300 free but I have to say that I'll be going to a different phone and carrier. I don't have time to figure out other peoples mistakes. Blackberry is wayyy too over-rated. And I tell every friend I know my opinion when it's a topic of subject.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:11 AM   #248 (permalink)
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Deemed? Not supposed to be upgraded? No roll-back option?

I sincerely doubt you have any experience with a BlackBerry. Or if you do, you don't know what you are doing. But drop in again when you're driving by.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #249 (permalink)
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I am using all of the Big 3. There is a place for all three types depending on your need. The hope is that the OS 7 BB models impress and of course sell.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #250 (permalink)
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I have jumped ship and back so many times. Right now I am back to my 9700 because the keyboard and battery life cannot be replaced. I recently purchased a Playbook and love it. I wish they would make Words With Friends and/or Wordfeud compatible.

I dont see my self leaving again and I am eagerly awaiting the 9900!
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:12 AM   #251 (permalink)
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I went from iPhone to Nokia E55 to a Curve 3G and now a Torch.

Having bought an iPad I didn's need an Apple phone as well and I wanted something usable with good battery life. The Nokia lasted for about six months before Symbian drove me mad. The curve about the same before the limitations of the small screen almost did the same.

Then a colleague using a Torch, that his wife had swapped for his iPhone 4 because she hated the BlackBerry, was bemoaning how much he disliked Blackberry so we did a swap - I got him a 3GS and I got his Torch.

With my usage patterns I can go three days between charges which is fine for me because it means even with a heavy days usage, I won't run out of charge. The only fly in the ointment is the need to go through BIS to access IMAP email. Not having all of the facilities of IMAP available and not being able to delete or move email on my iPad and have the change reflected on my BlackBerry is a serious downer and a stupid omission. Come on RIM, get this sorted, you've had long enough!
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #252 (permalink)
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Try using Logicmail. It's a decent IMAP client. I use it when I need to access folders other than the ones pushed to my BB inbox.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:59 PM   #253 (permalink)
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Yeah businesses will always trust RIM it seems. RIM devices is far more secure for government use, for example.
According to the general accounting office, several government agencies are moving away from Blackberry and to the iPhone. One fortune 500 company I do work for replaced all their Blackberry's and Nokia's with iPhones. I'm thinking RIM's security features, for these people anyway, didn't seem to be enough to keep them coming back to Blackberry. I think splitting up the 2 goofs in charge is a great idea the board had. I think they're the cause of RIM's slow response to the marketplace. I had various Blackberries for over 8 years, but left for Android. I just couldn't take all the defects and problems. The last replacement phone they offered, I turned down. Moving from one defective phone to another, got very frustrating. Love the keyboard. Love the messaging but, in the end, those things don't do me any good when the phone doesn't work.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:05 PM   #254 (permalink)
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Plenty to add, but I'll just sum it up to because it's pretty clear that you'd not understand reality anyway.
You're view is myopic to the point of absurdity. I suggest you do a little more homework before making such broad generalizations about the smartphone market... something you clearly know little about.
Couldn't have said it better myself. It's like saying PC's are for Internet and Mac's are for graphics. Reveals a lack of information about the products.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #255 (permalink)
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Yes, this one:
"iPhone is for play, Android is for speed and style, and BlackBerry is for email and usability (keyboard)."


Yes. My argument is that your statement above is absurd.
Absurd? Well yes, but also ignorant. Sometimes people who are not deeply involved in the industry, make statements based on assumption or something they read somewhere. You can't really blame them because they don't know what they're talking about. They only think they do.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #256 (permalink)
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I have moved on due to the problems I experienced with the operating software issues that weren't being resolved by RIM nor Verizon. I only moved out of desperation. I had fought the "digitized audio BUZZ" problems. I attempted several contacts with RIM and was ignored. It was only after I threatened to drop my service before they gave me another phone with similar features...the Motorola Droid. Had RIM replied to my emails I would probably still have my Storm 2, but they didn't, so I don't.
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Same thing here, but they did respond by sending me broken after broken replacement phones. I didn't have 3 hours a day to try to get my phone to work. Defective phones combined with the lack of support or even acknowledgment of issues sent me packing. BBM wasn't enough to compensate for a phone that doesn't ring, needs a battery pull every day, hourglasses all the time, spontaneously reboots or shuts down, and a company that doesn't stand behind their products. They left me out in the cold after snagging my hard earned money, so I've done the same to them. I don't care what they come out with, I will never go back.

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Old 09-04-2011, 12:05 PM   #257 (permalink)
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I have been using Blackberry for several years now. When I first started using them, I loved the device. At that time there was really nothing comparable. I have always been on BIS and had all e-mail accounts come to my Blackberry. For e-mail, Blackberry still has an edge because of BES, but for me the quirkyness of the internet has been to painful to endure. Android and Apple are growing in capabilities by leaps and bounds while RIM holds on to their quaint little platform. I am coming up on my upgrade in November and there is no doubt I will be changing to one of the new trendsetting devices and putting my Storm2 on e-bay.

My kids also have Blackberry devices that are under contract for another year. I am pretty sure they will be changing as well. I will let them pick whatever they like and maybe RIM will have something that is more practical for the "everyday user market" then. RIM's biggest concern should be, not IF, but WHEN Google and Apple will put them out of business. I will say that this site has been my best resource for problem solving for Blackberry and I appreciate all of the folks on here committed to the service of the Blackberry user.

By the way, I started typing this message on my device and it got so screwed up, I moved to the computer. Best of luck to the RIM faithful.
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Old 09-04-2011, 03:02 PM   #258 (permalink)
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I came back to BlackBerry after using several Android phone, and my 9930 is a breath of fresh air! I don't even care about QNX now. I'm thrilled with my 9930.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:54 AM   #259 (permalink)
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I'm back.... Left BB for a year and a half and have tried just about every Android on the planet and an iPhone 4....

I could not resist the 9900....
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:13 PM   #260 (permalink)
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I'm way behind the times and poss this century.

Whilst everyone else was on their second or third smartphone I was still on my loyal push button basic.

My leap into the future came with my last upgrade and I was given an Android. Ok for anyone who wants apps, apps and more apps. But a 57yr old techno dumbo like me doesn't do a lot with apps. I still listen to the radio using an actual radio and I play games on the DS. But the Android is ok for the right market.

Then on a whim I treated myself to the Blackberry a few weeks ago....so a newish user. I'm sure I haven't yet discovered all that the phone will do, but what I have found I love.

There's a proper keyboard.....there's nothing that I can stab my arthritic finger on only to find myself on a 'pay to veiw' porn site....there is a contacts list that doesn't at one touch wizz away before my eyes defying any attempt to catch the one I need......loads more but you get the picture.

I'm so glad I got mine and I love it to bits...
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