As you may have noticed, I recently jumped ship and switched my Blackberry for a brand spanking new iPhone. And I would never go back. RIM phones just can’t compare with modern phones running iOS or Android. It’s like night and day. The difference is like trading your bicycle with training wheels for a luxurious limousine.
Since I am a former Blackberry user, I try to help out other people who are still stuck on that platform by convincing them to try either an iPhone or one of the high end Android and see how they like it. I think that a large number of the loyal RIM customer are simply unaware that there is something better out there. They just don’t know what real smart phones can do for them: namely everything their blackberries can do, but about 10 times faster, and much more. If they only tried a better phone, they would never go back. I mean, how often do you see iPhone/Droid users switching back to a Blackberry phone. It usually goes the other way around.
What mobile platform do you use? Why did you pick it? And blackberry users: have you ever tried anything not from RIM? I mean, really tried – not played with a friend’s phone for 10 minutes. To really get a feel for the phone you have to use it for at least a few days, and make it do everything that you would normally do on your blackberry. Otherwise you are not getting a full picture.
Is Palm still relevant at all? How about Microsoft phones? Did anyone actually buy their latest model?
If you don’t currently own a smart phone, why not? Is it by choice? Why would you choose not to carry the internet in your pocket? Let me know in the comments.