09-20-2011 03:49 PM - edited 09-20-2011 03:56 PM
So my issues with this phone have been going on since I got it from Virgin, but since I have no other choice but to wait out my contract, I felt the need to vent. So....just have to say, to the Blackberry Support folks reading this, this is in no way directed at you personally. When I talk about how much this phone licks, etc. it's meant for your developers, product managers etc. and not you
Alright, so, this is without a doubt the worst phone I have ever had in my life. The reasons i got a Blackberry were because it's a Canadian company, heard good things. I was really amped to get this, as I have never had anything close to a smartphone before.
The keyboard was the first to go (after maybe 3 months). At first, two buttons needed a very hard push, now that has shot up to 5. Sometimes the buttons won't even work. This thing is SLOW too, really slow. It just hangs randomly for no reason. I could be texting, checking email, anything, and it will happen. Even going back & forth between screens is slow & lags. --And this happens when there are very few open (2 or 3).
The battery life on this thing is retarded too. I really have never seen anything like it. After a conversation or two (no more than 10 minutes) this thing is almost dead. Why would Blackberry even bother putting something like this out?
On a funny note, the Blackberry symbol on the back of the phone fell apart as well...which is kind of fitting of my view of the company as a whole.
Anyway, if anyone knows any way at all how I can fix this piece of junk to at least make it bearable, you will be my hero(s) forever.
And I'm really not trying to start the whole Android / iPhone / Blackberry thing ( I have never had anything Apple or Android) but there is no way at all I would ever buy anything made by RIM again. My next smartphone will definitely be an iPhone or Droid.
Phew. There. Thanks for reading my lame rant.
-- 1/2 of my memory is free
-- v220.127.116.11 (Platform 18.104.22.168
-- Very few apps installed (I have removed everything several times & it still happens) Right now I have Weather Eye, The Score, Live Messenger, Facebook, YouTube
-- Battery pulls don't help at all