A couple of times i have read funny accusations towards not getting a blackberry phone. Loads of topics and discussions claiming that blackberry isn’t a good smart phone to purchase and all.
All these while, i have always countered that because seriously i use a blackberry curve 2 and i don’t seem to have any problem with it. I personally see it to be a better mobile device compared to my small java nokia. Well, maybe because i haven’t tried other sophisticated smartphones. Yep, i agree!
Well, I’d have to say here that i do not for any reason, blame those who talk ill of blackberry phones because really, it depends on the kind of blackberry they have used or tested. Hope I am not being rude? If i am please, pardon me.
So far so good, I haven’t always got the chance to use or test lots of blackberry phones but my chance, i have tested a few.
Please let’s get something here. BlackBerry phone varies! Yes, you heard me right. You can’t compare a blackberry curve to a blackberry bold. Neither can you compare a BlackBerry torch to a BlackBerry Tour.
Although they all run similar operating systems, they all have different features that either makes them superior or inferior to their kind and that is why their prices varies.
Having cleared that out, let’s head to the main subject of this article. Just before that, whatever i say here, is based on my own personal experience. You may have a different opinion.
BlackBerry Tour Isn’t Worth it
I am sorry, but i just have to admit to the true fact.
It is obvious BlackBerry Tour is more expensive than BlackBerry Curve (Please do quote me if i am wrong. But i am saying this out of the basis a friend got it) and my experience with it is nothing compared to my small bb curve 2 ( Yaaaaaay! I just downgraded my smart phone :-D.
As expected, i am not just going to say you shouldn’t buy the Blackberry tour or say the phone isn’t worth it and stop it there. You expect I’d got reasons, right? Well, yes, i do!
The Scroll Ball Sucks
Unlike the Curve, bold and a few blackberry phones which uses a pad for navigation, the tour uses a scroll ball.
Damn! The scroll ball on the device is way too childish. Imagine scrolling and scrolling just to get to a menu option. Jeez! It even affects my hands lol.
No WiFi Network Feature
This is one major reason why i dislike the tour. Tt simply isn’t WiFi network compatible unlike my curve 2. Don’t know what WiFi is?
It means wireless network. This allows you connect to a third party internet network and thus, gives you the ability to surf the internet for free if in a free wireless network area.
So why call a tour a smart phone when Nokia c3 can access the internet on WiFi connection and blackberry tour can’t?
Over the times i have been test running blackberry phones, i haven’t got an error that reads Activation Required except on the BB tour.
Imagine this. A friend bought a blackberry tore and he has been using it with his network and he decided to subscribe to BIS which is blackberry subscription and immediately he did this, the network went out of service and displayed ‘activation required‘.
Although it was said that it can be fixed from it’s settings, imagine a newbie, can he have time for such? Now the tour’s battery has automatically gone bad. Including the battery issue wouldn’t be appropriate as that could be some personal issue.
In summary: If you are actually thinking of buying a blackberry tore, i strongly suggest you think again. There are a few better options for you to choose from.
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