BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
turn_key's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Model: 8330m
OS: 4.5.0.175
PIN: G PAL4 Putter
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 291
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Please Login to Remove!

My samsung upstage was the worst for me. The front screen is too small to be used effectively for anything but looking at a single phone number, and forget about text messaging; regular key pad on the front and could never figure out how to enter text from the back.

The mp3 player side worked except the damn touch pad was sensitive and if you didn't touch it in the right spot it would go back to the main menu and cancel everything you were doing. Browsing was near impossible. Text had to be entered in the front screen then flipped to the other side, and accidentally touching the pad cancelled everything

The battery life sucked and was not user replaceable. If I forgot to charge it during the night, I got through about a half hour before it died the next day. Samsung gives a battery pouch that added hours of talk time but it kind of defeated the purpose of having a phone that small, and if the battery was dead the external battery didn't charge the phone anyway.

The only good things I can say about it was the size, a little bigger than the ipod nano, I could always keep it in my pocket. It was a good mp3 player also except the proprietary plug; the adapter added another 2 feet to my ear buds.

A dishonorable mention for my wife's razr as well. She had the same problems as mentioned above.
Offline  
Old 01-19-2009, 07:17 PM   #42 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
DacyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: In the Off Topic Lounge.
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.282
PIN: g Bomb!
Carrier: The Newest AT&T
Posts: 2,321
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wirelessly posted (supercalifragilisticexpialidoc)

I would honestly have to say my Bold, I hate how awesome it is, the kick ass screen, wifi, email and all the other cool crap this P.O.S does, I don't know why anyone would ever want one of these. PM me and ill give you my address so you can send me your Bolds ill take that junk off your hands free of charge!

No just joshing, prolly my att tilt, it was junk.
__________________
Dacy Jackson

Last edited by DacyJ : 01-19-2009 at 07:20 PM.
Offline  
Old 01-19-2009, 07:22 PM   #43 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
SeanK89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Model: 9000
OS: 4.6.0.162
PIN: 25618CB9
Carrier: Vodafone UK
Posts: 31
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

for me, its either the Siemens c350 or the Phillips "Savvy"
__________________
If you don't like someone, try walking a mile in their shoes. If you still don't like them, at least you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
Offline  
Old 02-18-2009, 01:15 PM   #44 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
koki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: HOLLYWOOD
Model: 9530
OS: .103
Carrier: BIG RED
Posts: 71
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

the original sidekick with the grey screen(what was i thinking) and the moto V710 the phone just never worked and then anything with winMo
Offline  
Old 02-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #45 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Lucius J. Belmont's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arkansas
Model: 8130
PIN: 31DD93AO
Carrier: Alltel/Verizon
Posts: 34
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I didn't own it per se, but a job I had saddled us with Nextel walkie-talkie phones on belt clips, had to be available day and night. It was big and heavy and startling, like wearing a monkey on your hip that sometimes chattered at you when you were sleeping or doing other things, and I can't count how many times I whanged it into something because it was so huge and stuck out so far from my waist. It didn't do anything except be a poor-quality phone and annoy the crap out of me, but I still had to carry it everywhere. At least these days if a job staples a BES to you it's a little better than this monstrosity.
__________________
It's a cactus!
Offline  
Old 02-19-2009, 07:23 AM   #46 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
davistld01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, MO.
Model: None
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
Posts: 842
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

This is going to sound bizarre...but the worst phone I have ever used is probably the BlackBerry 8100 Pearl. I know I'll get flamed for that...since there are tons of very happy Pearl users, and maybe my experience was a fluke...but I promise, if the Pearl had been the only BlackBerry ever made, I would not be on this forum using a BlackBerry today. Weird, but true.

I went from my then favorite phone (SE w810i) to the Pearl, and after an evening of dropped calls, poor reception, awful call quality and loud "skronk, skronk" of the trackball...not to mention the weirdness of the SureType keypad that I could never figure out...I rushed to my then-Cingular store the next morning to return the Pearl for another w810i. I couldn't wait...

I'm glad my first experience didn't deter me from giving BlackBerry another chance. I'm hooked now...and having played with several Pearls since then, I know I must have gotten a rotten handset or something, but I didn't know any better.
Offline  
Old 02-19-2009, 08:09 AM   #47 (permalink)
BBF War Game Mod
 
Jadey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Denver CO
Model: Z10
OS: 10010614
PIN: SEEKRIT innit
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 4,294
Post Thanks: 9
Thanked 29 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davistld01 View Post
... loud "skronk, skronk" of the trackball...
Actual real LOL at that. I've had a few devices that made the sound you described.
__________________
Jadey : Groupware Infrastructure Architect, Denver CO
If I'm not here, I'm playing World's End on FaceBook. Mob/Mafia Wars are SOO last year
Offline  
Old 02-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #48 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
dankarlinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 1
Carrier: 1
Posts: 3,391
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davistld01 View Post
This is going to sound bizarre...but the worst phone I have ever used is probably the BlackBerry 8100 Pearl. I know I'll get flamed for that...since there are tons of very happy Pearl users, and maybe my experience was a fluke...but I promise, if the Pearl had been the only BlackBerry ever made, I would not be on this forum using a BlackBerry today. Weird, but true.

I went from my then favorite phone (SE w810i) to the Pearl, and after an evening of dropped calls, poor reception, awful call quality and loud "skronk, skronk" of the trackball...not to mention the weirdness of the SureType keypad that I could never figure out...I rushed to my then-Cingular store the next morning to return the Pearl for another w810i. I couldn't wait...

I'm glad my first experience didn't deter me from giving BlackBerry another chance. I'm hooked now...and having played with several Pearls since then, I know I must have gotten a rotten handset or something, but I didn't know any better.
its got to hear u kept with it.

the pearl does get mixed reviews b/c of the keypad, but blackberry as a whole is the best phone u can find.
Offline  
Old 02-19-2009, 11:30 AM   #49 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 76
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

a razr.. worst choice i've ever made..
Offline  
Old 02-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #50 (permalink)
BlackBerry Elite
 
knottyrope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1
PIN: t of blood has been taken
Carrier: AT&T-US with I dee ten tee errors
Posts: 6,643
Post Thanks: 264
Thanked 269 Times in 255 Posts
Default

I liked my razr when it worked. To bad phone guy here always bought refurbs and mine never worked for long.

I like my BlackJack.
__________________
irony : many old timer posters have de-evolved into the trolls they once fought
I am on http://supportforums.blackberry.com
BES 10 running sweet for my Z30, Z10 and Q10
Online  
Old 02-19-2009, 06:06 PM   #51 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kentucky
Model: 8320
OS: 4.5.0.110
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My current phone, a Pantech Duo.

Sound's muffled and keys don't like to register the fact that I press them, both the keyboard and the dialpad.
Offline  
Old 02-19-2009, 07:47 PM   #52 (permalink)
BlackBerry Master
 
dankarlinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Model: 1
Carrier: 1
Posts: 3,391
Post Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

i had a RAZR once. it made me mad. i chucked it at the wall. Moto replaced it under warentee. i said i "dropped it out of the car". i sold it after i got the replacement
Offline  
Old 02-20-2009, 01:50 PM   #53 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Greater Toronto Area
Model: 9700
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 26
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I only had a few but the Motorola RAZR V3c is the worst.
Offline  
Old 02-20-2009, 02:24 PM   #54 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Saint Marys, GA
Model: 8830
OS: 4.5.0.127
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Verizon
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The worst phone I ever had was the one I just replaced. The VX6700. Verizon Windows mobile. Always crashed, s...l....o.......w, and the touch screen always butt dialed. But I love my BB (even thought I'm still trying to figure out the settings)
Offline  
Old 02-22-2009, 07:27 PM   #55 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 8310
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-mobile
Posts: 14
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

those old nokias.. not stylish but dang were they durable. my worst would have to be a nokia 1260 tho. no features at alll. didnt even call well.
Offline  
Old 02-26-2009, 03:47 AM   #56 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
inosaris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 9000
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 17
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've liked all my phones. Snake on the old nokias = best game ever. Plus you could punt it across a parking lot and still work just fine
Offline  
Old 02-28-2009, 03:05 PM   #57 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sunny FL
Model: 8130
OS: 4.5.0.131
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 57
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I had some pieces at the beginning, but they weren't disappointing at the time, like the Qualcomms and the first generation Sanyos...At the time they worked as good as anything out, we just didn't knowwhat was coming!

My worst phone was my first BB: 7100t on IDEN...That made me swear off BBs for a LONG time! I was surprised when I tried the Pearl (of believe me- I made VERY sure there was an option to return!)

RIM has come a long way in a few years though, the new generations of BBs are very good, and I love my pearl. I suppose I'll upgrade to a curve or something when it dies, but for now I'm more than satisifed. And my husband would never have owned a "smartphone", but I don't think he could live without his curve now...
Offline  
Old 03-01-2009, 07:35 AM   #58 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Model: 8900
OS: 4.6.1.158
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Either my old Samsung flip (can't remember the model number) or my Nokia 6265i on Telus will take it. The Samsung flip would consistently miss calls and put them straight into voicemail. No rhyme nor reason, sometimes it would sit there with full bars and then I would see my little message indicator light come on.

The 6265i started off good, but then I started to get the dreaded white screen of death. Thing would get caught in a loop when it booted, pretty much bricking the phone. I would have to go through about 15 minutes of entering in a five digit code to get the thing to reset and then come back to life in order to use it.
Offline  
Old 03-02-2009, 09:51 PM   #59 (permalink)
New Member
 
IronBloodUS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: H-Town
Model: 8320
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 2
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hmm, as far as old phones I'd say most Kyocera's are giants pieces of poo.

Newer phones, I haven't much troubel really..just small things that bug me.

Example..

I really don't like Windows Mobile in general, so I wasn't a fan of my Shadow.

The OS on my Motorola Rokr E8 was super laggy. I stuck with it for half a year thought because the jog wheel was awesome and the disappearing keypad was fun to show off and mess with.
Offline  
Old 03-02-2009, 09:55 PM   #60 (permalink)
New Member
 
jsconyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In a van down by the river.
Model: NOTE2
OS: 4.1
PIN: <- Where do I find this?
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 15,071
Post Thanks: 139
Thanked 140 Times in 121 Posts
Default

The worst phone I've ever owned was my Moto KRZR K1m. That this was so buggy and lagged so bad. I don't think I'll ever recommend a Motorola to anyone after that nightmare.
Online  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.