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Blackberry 9900 - Should I get it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Mr.Nick.., Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Mr.Nick..

    Mr.Nick.. Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I know this isn't a mobile phone forum lol but I've seen some great advices on such things in the past and hope to get one in this thread too.

    I now have an Android phone - HTC incredible S, it is a great phone but it became a bit laggy recent times (it's already 2 years old I think) so it's time to buy a new phone.. I have a Samsung galaxy note 10.1 and do all the stuff on it and using phone to answer on emails, text, read some documents every then and now, browse a bit on the web while I'm in school and listen to some music (I don't really like carrying another thing like an ipod to listen music).

    The thing is that I have won blackberry 9900 (in some online contest) some time ago and then exchanged it with my uncle to this HTC incredible S, I had that blackberry for 2 days and I loved its great keyboard and stuff but I decided to go with android because of it's variety of apps but now I don't use apps anymore because I'm doing everything on galaxy note tab and was thinking about getting that BlackBerry 9900..

    I like almost everything about that BlackBerry, design, keyboard, screen size is also okay for me but I was wondering if you know any other phone that suits me better? I mean I don't think BlackBerry is good for listening a music and that kind of stuff, I'm not a big music fan but still like to listen to some music while traveling and cycling..

    So, what would you recommend?
     
  2. kingroomx

    kingroomx Junior Member

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    Thought this was 2013? :(
     
  3. Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was into blackberry untill recently man, now I'm into android. much better devices. I still miss the blackberry keypad though.
     
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    I worked with a few 9900s. They suck.
     
  5. Mr.Nick..

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    @Paranoid Android Well that's just matter of for what you are using the phone, I still have that android tab and doing all stuff there, I need phone for heavy emailing and texting + slightly browsing + listening to music that's all of my needs..

    I know that Android is best mobile platform so far (sorry for this apple fanboys :D ) but heavy emailing and texting with touchscreen phone is just very hard, I own android phones for already 2 years and still I hate to write texts and emails on it so the physical keyboard is one of the must-have thing for me


    @aliskorn For what exactly you were using your phone?
     
  6. Paranoid Android

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    if its just mailing and texting, go for a basic model of the bb, its quite good enough. but you have a limit of 10 gmail/yahoo accounts max on the blackberry, and i get to add all my 42 email addresses on my android without problems, and better battery too. but yes, nothing like the blackberry keypad, so go for it.
     
  7. HoNeYBiRD

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    the new Blackberrys, Z10 and Q10 are coming, Z10 in March, Q10 later

    i'm not really a big fan of these touchscreen toys, instead i'm using my redesigned motorola startac 130 by lekki :)
     
  8. Mr.Nick..

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    I actually fit in that limit, battery isn't a problem for me either, I always buy additional battary and have both charged 100% so that's not a problem either.. Thanks for your advice :)

    Anyone else who has experienced both android and blackberry?


    Yeah, I've seen that Z10 and Q10, I'm more interested in Q10 because it has physical keyboard but I want to change phone now and those phones won't be available for next several months..
     
  9. linnet

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    Wait for the new Blackberrys to to be launched. Rather go for android.
     
  10. Duffers5000

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    Thought the Z10 was out this week http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/30/3929760/blackberry-z10-review

    Ive had Blackberrys in the past and found them fiddly. Iphone user since they were launched and they are an awesome tool. I can however see the advantages of android and based on what friends and associates tell me a samsung phone on android is probably the best solution at a decent price.