I hope my boss Shane Cultra doesn’t mind me taking over his little domain space here for my own personal issues, but I figured I need suggestion from our readers for this one…
I need to get a new cell phone. I currently have a Blackberry Torch 9800, which I like for several reasons, but Blackberrys are behind the curve at this point. The apps suck (if there are any), the OS is slow and outdated (at least on my phone), and the web browsing is terrible. I suppose I could look into the newer versions of the Torch but at this point I’d like to get some input. I could go to the local dealer but I know the sales rep would simply try to push whatever’s making them the commission on me and I’d rather have the opinion of some real people.
First, the things I like about my current phone.
Slide out Keyboard I love Blackberry keyboards. The keys are raised up perfectly and are side by side with no real spaces just like a computer keyboard. At this point I can text without looking at what I’m doing and I like having that much familiarity with the keyboard. I never use the on-screen touch keyboard.
Email Blackberrys are great for email. Email is very easy to set up and the email area on the phone is very intuitive.
Touch Screen and Touch Controller I can click on the screen or control the phone by scrolling wherever I want with the touch controller located on the face of the phone.
BB Messanger This used to be great until everyone started abandoning Blackberrys.
Things I don’t like at this point
Web browsing The web browsing sucks…it’s nothing like being on a computer which is more what I’m looking for at this point.
Screen Size The screen size on my phone is pretty small compared to a lot of phones I see these days, I am jealous.
Apps Nobody makes apps or games for Blackberry. I don’t even know what Angry Birds looks like.
OS Apparently newer versions of BB have Blackberry 7…I think I have Blackberry 6…its not good.
Camera The video is alright but the camera sucks for some reason…its 2 or 3 MP or somethin, but the photos don’t come out good.
What I’m looking for…
I’m going to rule out any iPhone and here’s why. If iPhone had an actual keyboard instead of it being a touch screen only keyboard, I might be on board. I can’t stand touch screen keyboards…so I’m going to have to pass.
Probably looking for an Android phone. Looking for a big screen with an actual keyboard, slide-out is OK. I would like the ability to take video and email it, which BB doesn’t really allow due to some strange video format it saves it in. I’d like a good camera. Email is important to me so it should be easy to use. I know there are tons of apps for Droids so that is no concern. I’d like a very good web browser that is easy to use and fast. I’m sure there are some of you out there that have phones that you like that probably match my qualifications…I hope so anyways. Oh and I’m also on ATT network…but I’m willing to get any phone (unlocked or whatever) as long as it’s a good fit for me.
I look forward to responses. Thanks for the help.