Finally, after 2 months of absent from the blogosphere, I’m back now. There are a lot of things going on in this past monts that made me so busy, that I have little or no time to blog. In the future, I’ll try to set up priorities so that I can still blog even though I’m so busy.
If you were following my blog, you’ll know that I fall in love with iPhone. The reason that I haven’t got it until now is because I’m waiting for iPhone’s new release this June. Lo and behold….I ended up with Blackberry Bold now. You might ask why in the world that you changed your mind? Well…there are several reasons:
- iPhone is more for entertainment, but I need a phone that can be used for both entertainment and business uses. First of all, iPhones lacks physical keyboard. Since I’m emailing, typing and texting a lot, physical keyboard is more comfortable to use for me. Even though iPhone has bigger screen, BB Bold has decent size screen with screen sharpness and color deep that are in par with iPhone.
- Blackberry (BB) has the true and “real-time” email and application push notification that are not yet to be found in iPhone (the next iPhone might have this push feature included) or any other phones. The reason is because iPhone doesn’t support bakground application processing, which make the program “unaware” of any new content updates.
- BB has its own BB Messenger that works even as International text message. The downside is that it has to be between BBs. BB Messenger is so robust that it can send files, pictures, and voicenotes (max 2.9 Mb) to your BB partner. It is surprisingly much faster than sending them through regular email though. It may be because they went through BB server instead of just a regular server.
- BB looks more professional for business use. I don’t know why, but BB has this business atmosphere around it. It is just different when you found out that your business partner is using BB than if he was using iPhone.
- BB is not ATT’s owned, so you can unlock it for free, and bring it overseas and use your own local cellphone carrier.
Even though BB Bold is a great device, there are couple things that can be improved by RIM in the future:
- Memory Management. You need to do a battery pull once and a while, or using application such as “Quick Pull” to accomplish the same effect. If the memory is low, your BB will work really slow.
- Battery life. If you are using BB Bold for chat, email, browsing, and checking FB constantly, you will probably get a half day of battery life. The power management definitely needs some works. You can buy a more poweful battery though, even it might add the bulkiness of BB Bold.
BB is definitely for business people. It is so easy to send email, texting, and typing using BB. However, it lacks the entertainment glamour that is in iPhone. However, BlackBerry, especially BB Bold, starts catching up in entertainment side with its nice Media Player looks and stereo speakers (the loudest and clearest cellphone speakers I have ever heard so far). So if you are a “text” person and can’t miss a single email or maybe a private message from someone special on Facebook, you should go with BlackBerry, in my case, it’s gonna be BB Bold. Why? because it has 3G and faster processor.