Should my advice be to bite the 'berry or wait for further models or side with one of the upcoming superphones from Android?
But lately, my elder brother has been harping about getting a Blackberry, the bold in general (He currently has the E72) and about how BBM would be useful for his business / clout-development.
I've instantly dismissed such benefits from using a BB, saying that getting one now is pointless, as the run on inferior hardware, lag a lot, lower rez screens, less efficient batteries and that BBM is nothing but a fad, which would soon die as the users start to really use the phone on a daily basis.
But seeing as how my thoughts & opinions about the BB have mostly been vicarious, could I be siding with disillusioned fanboys, and as such am not doing proper research and handing out bad advise. What if BB's are actually useful for businesses, and that their appeal to a customer is limited because it is and always be a major business phone (enterprise phone if you may).
I would like to hear about how BBs actually matter/work in a day-to-day basis. How do they fare against the iPhones & the Android superphones arriving on the market, or should he wait for the Torch/Storm 3 (9860, etc) to get a better experience. Looking forward to your opinions. Cheers!
-Type lots of e-mail. This is my most imp application for the phone. Does a android/iphone touchscreen do it better. The BB is superfast for this stuff.
-The BBM is great if you have others hooked onto it as well. Sure the Android will have something similar, so may not be critical.
-Battery life, not too bad, lasts a full day with wi-fi and bluetooth on at all times.
-Camera, sure the Android/iphone is better
-Google maps, guess thats common
-Apps, Android/iphone is better, but BB has the most critical ones, maybe not the fun ones.
So I suppose if the email application (receiving instant e-mails and typing new mails quick) on a Android/iphone is better than the BB, I would switch. But I am not convinced thats true..