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I have a Bold 9800, it's shit. Can't wait until I can ditch it for an Android phone.

There is no Bold 9800. You may be referring to the Torch 9800.

In that case, it is severely underpowered - the Torch 9810 is tons better.
Old 04-03-2012, 09:13 PM KorruptioN is offline  
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A couple things:

I've never used Lync. My company doesn't seem to use it either. Most people in the office seem to run Red Hat so, it's something that we probably won't be using (I'm assuming that Lync isn't available for Linux because the Lync website says nothing about it.)

I will be using the phone for communication (calls and e-mails) with colleagues and clients. The thing is, the company uses gmail, not Outlook so, I'm assuming that exchange would work as well for an Android phone as it would for a BB?

No iphones, I must hand a hardware keyboard.

Most of the other guys use BBs but, they also have had their phones for a while.

I suppose I'm most concerned with future support. I have no problem unlocking and bootstrapping my personal phone to make it work on ATT with updated software but, I cannot do this with my work phone. Since I'll be using it for 3 year, I'd like it to be able to use up-to-date software for that entire length of time. The rapid pace of development in the Android world has me fearing that I'll never get an ICS update if I get a Captivate Glide. I'd go with the Bold if RIM was in better shape, no questions asked. Ugh....
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There is no Bold 9800. You may be referring to the Torch 9800.

In that case, it is severely underpowered - the Torch 9810 is tons better.

Sorry, Bold 9700

The only real draw for Black Berry any longer is BBM. But it's only useful if your friends and colleagues are using it as well.
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the bold 9700 is very tired at this point. it's also over 2 years old. it'd be the same as being on an iphone 3g. people would point and laugh if you were an apple

edit: over 3 years old
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My company implements BES for companies. We are wondering for how long though.

No doubt.
I heard BB was looking into expanding support to other devices, such as Android & iOS. Any truth to that?

The other rumors such as licensing the OS, for sure makes you question the management team. Seriously, who the hell would even consider licensing a dead shit OS? lol
Outside of Vertez (or whatever that REALLY expensive jewel encrusted niche phone manufacturer for rich idiots) and a small outfit who makes miltary/gov. grade phones, I can't think of a single other customer.

Of course most people know all of that... IMHO their only saving grace is to WOW us with a new modern BB OS with some killer speeds, technology, and push hard on developers with free $$ to create some kick ass apps. If they don't do that, they need to find an alternative income source such as scaling out BES to manage your enterprise mobility needs, etc.

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They do have some opportunities in LATAM. I was in Buenos Aires in February. NO one has iOS or Android devices, I mean no one. I think I seen 2 over a week period. Both from tourists. Locals seem to have feature phones, or BlackBerries. It seems like a BlackBerry to them is like a iOS/Android to us.
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Having run with android and blackberry, I recently asked for and received a bold 9900 which is worlds better for business at work.

Still have my android for personal use.

I'm a heavy email User at work, android couldn't keep up.

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thank you. ^ android is barely passable let alone using an iphone in a heavy email work environment. I get a couple hundred emails a day. fuck having no kb or weak integration.
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For business? Get a real phone. If I hear some db on a cell phone I know they are not serious. "Hello, Vandelay Industries."
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Sorry, Bold 9700

The only real draw for Black Berry any longer is BBM. But it's only useful if your friends and colleagues are using it as well.

The bold 9700 has a memory limitation which causes it to run very very slow after a bit of regular use, the 9780 is a lot better in that respect. When I had mine, I never had an issue.
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If you need a keyboard get a Droid Pro. Solid phone.
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I've used the regular captivate for a bit, but never the one with hardware keyboard.
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The company I work for uses BB curve 9300's or Iphones....

edit, Saw you wanted a physical keyboard. Droid 4.
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I have the newest Bold touch. With the phone OFF, it is the perfect phone. Beautiful looking, well laid out keyboard, touch screen, metal accents. menu buttons, HARDWARE keys for pickup and hangup, and a touchpad pointer.

Then you turn it on and things go downhill. Blackberry does texting, calendar and email very well, but it doesnt even have the power to run things like google maps with reliability. Mine seems to begin locking up within hours at this point (maybe I need to reflash the OS, but thats a big pain).

The major problems with it is when it starts doing "media processor is busy" and it wont play any sounds, cant use camera.

The camera is also worthless on this thing.

I guess RIM has the copy rights for the designs to the perfect phone hardware layout (IMO). But they have the worst software, no 3rd party app support, and its frustrating because it really SHOULD be the best.

iPhone is a testament that software is more important than how you lay out the keyboard and hardware keys but RIM could really be great, i dont know how they failed so hard.
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If you need a keyboard get a Droid Pro. Solid phone.

I used the droid pro because i love the BB keyboard, it was the worst thing ever. I traded it back within a couple weeks. Audio quality from the jack was GARBAGE, the keyboard is flush to the touchscreen and I SWEAR I wouldnt touch the screen but it would say that I did and it would minimize my texting or whatever I was doing. The keyboard on the BB is up to some hardware keys (not the touchscreen) and so thats never an issue.

I just couldnt type a full text conversation without the accidental touch screen minimization happening and it was beyond frustrating.

I loved android OS and the marketplace though.
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Then you turn it on and things go downhill. Blackberry does texting, calendar and email very well, but it doesnt even have the power to run things like google maps with reliability. Mine seems to begin locking up within hours at this point (maybe I need to reflash the OS, but thats a big pain).

The camera is also worthless on this thing.

I have zero problems with the official Google Maps application. Reinstall the app and/or the OS if you're having that many problems.

The camera is pretty bad, agreed.
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