Should my advice be to bite the 'berry or wait for further models or side with one of the upcoming superphones from Android?
-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..
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!