Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blackberry Tour 9630 = Snooze Fest

Saturday, August 22, 2009
I have a friend who always talks about how much he loves his Blackberry Tour. After recently switching to my beloved Palm Pre, I haven't felt compelled to go into a wireless store to test out any phone, let alone a boring Blackberry. Because he raved about it, I wanted to see a demo of it. The demo I watched is below.

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Part 2:

My thoughts:

The Good >> The 3-second start up time is amazing. It takes my Pre like 3 minutes to start up. No lie. Blackberrys always have good battery life. That's one thing I miss about being a BB user. I also like that Blackberry is sticking with the green light/red light visual message indicator. My Pre has no such feature. I kinda miss it, then I kinda don't. Also, I do like that you can expand the memory by just buying a new memory card. My Pre and my iTouch are 8 gigs each and though I'm no where near filling up my Pre yet, I can see how it would be nice to go up to 32 gigs just by buying a new card.

The Bad >> The internet seems to loads painfully slowly and when it finally did load it was still the same bare-bones web browser I hated when I had Blackberrys. The whole experience with the phone is extremely passe. The Blackberry OS is still very functional but just flat-out isn't fun to use.

Overall Opinion >> I'm unimpressed by the phone. It's a decent phone that does everything I would expect a smartphone to do, but it certainly doesn't offer the experience the Palm Pre or iPhone does. It's kinda like the difference between a basic bitch and a keeper. Sure, a basic bitch will make you a turkey sandwich if you ask for one during the game, but a keeper will give you head while you eat it. I'm just sayin'.


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Dr.Friday said...

Ugh!! I may end up getting this phone out of necessity. I'm waiting patiently for

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