05-03-2013 11:28 AM
I cannot remember the last time I have been so thoroughly disappointed with an aspect of a product, as I am with the software provided to manage and backup my new Z10.
I was a long time BB user. I switched over to iPhone last year so the developers in my company would have an iphone to experiment with, and so that I could experience the iPhone itself. From a "business" point of view iPhone was terrible. Managing my contacts and emails was difficult in my opinion and this is an opinion I shared with all who listened. I toted the glory, simplicity and total satisfaction I had with my BB software, and that I was going to return to BB as soon as I possibly can. When Z10 came, I made the switch. Nice phone, nice features, and a complete friggin’ disaster for managing contacts and email.
I am the president of a Canadian company that most people would know about. I can tell you this; I will no longer encourage the use BB in my company. To me, all the advantage of using BB over the iPhone has been washed away. I will be returning to iPhone next time around unless something significant changes with the BB PC software.
05-03-2013 11:36 AM
can your elaborate on your issue please?
05-03-2013 12:29 PM
05-03-2013 04:37 PM
The constantly wanting to upgrade issues comes about if you delete applications that are native to the bb (ie facebook, twitter). I moved those to a folder, put the folder on the last page, and no longer get the update required message.
05-08-2013 04:45 AM
I will say I too am disappointed in the Link software. I do see the importance in making media syncing the priority over the need to sync calendars or contacts. There currently is no way to sync iCal without using a cloud service. To me that is ridiculous. If I have two devices in the same room, there should be no need to use the internet to sync the two devices. I am often in places with no service, on ships, and when I do have service, the service is slow. I would much rather sync from device to device, as in the past.
My current workaround is to export my calendar using PIM Backup. I then have to import to a new calendar, then delete the old one. It works, but it is a one way sync.
For a company that has always been business oriented, it is a bit odd to emphasize media syncing over business usage. For media I have always found it much easier to simply drag and drop the files I want. If there are only a few at a time, I transfer them via bluetooth.
Had I not found PIM Backup, I would probably return the phone. That would be a shame though since it is a very nice phone.
05-08-2013 03:48 PM
I read your post with interest. Like you, I find the lack of "intuitness" in the Blackberry Link prgram to be disappointing. I work for one of the world's largest IT / Telcom company and am exposed to all sorts of technical requirements daily, yet I look at the Blackberry Link program feeling like an **bleep**. You nailed it on the head what is wrong with this desktop tool. good job!