So, I’ve had the BlackBerry Bold for a couple weeks now. I’ve gotten quite accustom to using it regularly. Actually, some of this is typed with it.
First off, as a phone it works much better than my old one. I can get the volume loud enough to hear well when I’m driving. It allows me to keep all the phone numbers and email addresses I need for people.
As an Internet-device, it suits my purposes very well. The browser on this model phone reduces websites to fit on the whole screen, then you zoom in to see what you want. Also, some sites have mobile pages and the zoom feature automatically turns off for those because they are already the right size. I have almost completely moved to the BlackBerry for my email needs. The qwerty keyboard has is it’s greatest feature in my book.
Finally, as an application platform it has a good start, but there is room for improvement. The BlackBerry App World store has many applications, but not nearly as many as the iTunes App Store. It also is hard to navigate on the phone. There is no way to browse the store on the PC, which is a really bad idea. I want to be able to easily buy apps from my computer, because it is easy to use for this.
Overall, I am very happy with this phone. It’s not perfect, but it is so much better than what I had before.
It is finally here for me! I got my Blackberry Bold yesterday evening. In the next couple of days I will updated this post with info about my experience.