The Blackberry I have now is my first, and by the looks of it, my last. It doesn't even look like RIM is going to survive financially for me to have a second Berry for two years after upgrading next year.
OS10 on hold till early next year. Seems there are things happening behind the scenes with RIM and Samsung and maybe Google/Android. Info bit sketchy at present.
I'm Berry for life - I refuse to even touch an apple-crapple. Nothing that Apple can do, is better the what we have on our Berry's. Better encryption, BBM, the all-inclusive BIS plan, upgradability, how many free aps... list goes on.
I'm content to deal with a day or so NO-BIS per year, afterall its man-made stuff that do fail, no matter how much we try and build it for 99.9999% reliability and up-time.
Seems BIS is having an off-weekend.... it faded away again.
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I've had a BB for a number of years and always defended them.
But they're lagging horribly, they're slow ad my biggest gripe is BIS (although this could be the network). I'd rather pay for 2mbps than have 'free' 80kbps data
* I say 'free' because I've actually been charged between R5-R30pm for data anyhow ... Over my BIS cost
Mtn went offline for a couple of hours this afternoon! Phone became a paperweight!
Perhaps a location thing.
Im in JHB with 3G and 5 bars, and getting 1.6kb/sec as we speak. That's less than half dial up speed ...
Not 1.6kb/sec slow ....
But usually I get a max of 10-15kb/sec
This thread is so 2000's....
I have a friend of a friend from Holland on a working visa here and he said internet (Mobile data at that) is extremely expensive here. He told me he lives just outside of Amsterdam and he pays about 20 euros for a 25mbit connection at home. Of course uncapped.