What makes Blackberry so special

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  1. iMav

    iMav The Devil's Advocate

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    As the title says, i know about push email, other than that is there any major difference between the BBs and other fones, let's a HP fone & a nokia fone?

    also i'm aware of the govt. vs BB battle, so stick to the question please :)

    thank you.
     
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    Yes. The blackberry wireless e-mail is the reason for the success. It's very fast, stable (not that much recently), tie up with lot of corporates.
    Blackberry Enterprise Server package is very famous in USA.

    wiki says :
    BES can act as a sort of e-mail relay for corporate accounts so that users always have access to their e-mail. The software monitors the user's local "inbox", and when a new message comes in, it picks up the message and passes it to RIM's Network Operations Center (NOC). The messages are then relayed to the user's wireless provider, which in turn delivers them to the user's BlackBerry device.

    One thing that I can say for sure is that nobody else is able to provide better alternative to this and hence Blackberry is still the largest manufaturer of PDA phone in USA.

    more info :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlackBerry
     
  3. BBThumbHealer

    BBThumbHealer BlackBerry Guru ! :)

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    BlackBerries have the ability of sending mail faster than the capabilities of Yahoo , Gmail etc.... The Internet experience is blazing fast than rest of the lot ...
    U can get BB Connect over HP , Nokia and SE phones but they aren't successful for push email ( i tried on the Nokia 9500 )
     
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    BB's Push email is blazing fast.
     
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    yeah, email is the only reason...to make blkberi so special. no more things are gud enough there.
     
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    only for mail, no other reason???
    what is the OS?? can we use that phone OS like symbian or linux??
     
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    It's not at all worthy to use Blackberry in India. It's pure business class email phone.

    BTW, they are now releasing a flip-open style blackberry targetting multimedia enthusiasts.

    and yes, Blackberry is for email and internet. Nothing else.
     
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    Actually BB might be a business segment fone, but it DOES make a cool statement too. Don't you guys agree?

    Offtopic: whats the cost of cheapest BB available in India? I heard one of the models sells for Rs.6k or so.
     
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    Thanks a ton for the reply guys and yeah enticer that's the reason why dad asked me to inquire about it
     
  10. BBThumbHealer

    BBThumbHealer BlackBerry Guru ! :)

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    BB Curve is statement for Style & Business .... The 6K model is 7130g and 11K model is 7100g .... Believe me , if u ppl choose BB once , u won't afford to leave that in for another phone !

    BB Curve has all the features of that present in a multimedia phone .... also , u get handy business phone features as well ! :)

    Curve has the model no. 8310.... BB Pearl has model no. 8120 ! :) The former retails for 24999/- and the latter for Rs. 21999/-

    RIM has its own platform .... it plans to integrate the SAP OS in its upcoming devices !

    Don't know abt that .. Acc. to sources , the next in line of the series is the 9xxx model ... It is known as the iPhone Killer !
     
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    7130g @ 6k
    Basically at 6k, i'd prefer BB to any other fone- its a statement in itself, not only for businessmen but also for students!
     
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    BBThumbHealer BlackBerry Guru ! :)

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    But 7130g doesn't boasts of many features ...
     
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    yep. It's name is Blackberry kickstart
     
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    BBThumbHealer BlackBerry Guru ! :)

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    Here Are The Kickstart Images ::


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    BlackBerry iPhone Killer is known as the BlackBerry STORM ! :) It will be added later to the 9000 Series ... Specs are awaited till now ! But i can confirm the following ::

    624MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor ( Faster than iPhone's 620MHz ARM 1173 processor )
    Full Touch interface
    3G , GPS, WiFi, HSDPA
    3.2 MP Camera With Xenon Flash
    480 x 320 resolution screen
    1GB onboard memory


    Here are the pics of the latest BB 9000 ::

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    Time for me to upgrade from the 8310 Curve ! :)
     
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    BB over Nokia or SE phones should give u the same push mail experience as on a Blackberry handset. Works amazingly well on the Nokia E61i atleast AFAIK.
     
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    BBThumbHealer BlackBerry Guru ! :)

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    Not in all cases .. even the operators and handset makers confirm this.

    Mine experience was quite bad with the 9500 .... The Nokia phone was unable to get the signals when BB Connect was enforced !
     
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    yes BB a very good business phone . . you cant complain about it.
     
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    BBThumbHealer BlackBerry Guru ! :)

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    the newer BB's handle the youth preferences very well too !
     
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    Blackberry - can read eMails only in TEXT format NOT in HTML? Looks horrible to see only words & links..!!
     
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    swordfish Somebody stop me...

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    BB is crap except emails..
     
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