I’m not usually one to pass along recommendations for technology but I just got a new Blackberry a few days ago and am really impressed. It’s the Blackberry Curve 8900.

Over the years, I’ve usually had a pretty low opinion of Blackberries, mostly because their voice quality was poor, the operating system was locked down, the internet browser was horrible, and their technology always seemed at least a year or two behind the times.

This new unit feels really polished and boasts an amazing high-res screen, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, much faster internet browser, GPS and a bunch of other goodies.

I was debating whether to try the Blackberry Bold but I heard that people at my office have had problems with spotty signal strength due to switching between 2G and 3G networks.

All in all, I am pretty impressed.

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  1. vjack says:

    Glad you like it. I have an older Curve and have been very happy with it. I read the comparative reviews each time a new iPhone model comes out, but it is clear that Blackberry remains the king of e-mail. That is what I most need, so I plan to stick with them.

    • Metavirus says:

      sigh, i've always wanted to try an iphone but alas my firm's IT department doesn't support it. the biggest attractors for me to the iphone are itunes and the app store. i am still miffed that BB's OS is still so locked down. oh well, this new BB seems like it'll tide me over for a good long while.

  2. schu says:

    They are need tools if you need them. My daughter and son-in-law have blackberry storms and they love them. I just have a simple Verizon phone that can’t even text, and it was a battle to get me to have that. I suppose if I can find a job that requires me to be in contact with my customers and coworkers 24/7 I will have to have something like that, but I do not like being bothered 24/7.

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