Brilliant. From the company that initially refused to ship an email client with the Playbook for fear of canabalising their phone business...
iPhone’s user interface is now five years old. - or to put it another way, it has taken Blackberry 5 years of R&D to get a usable touch based phone interface to market, which can finally rival the pioneers...
Too late I think. Too late...
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Blackberry's day has long come and gone. It should now just shut up and put up. When it comes to consumer products, consumers decide what's worthy and what's not.
Why My iPhone Is Better as a Dumbphone
Personally, I love having a smart phone and tablets at my disposal. The key thing is that they're at MY disposal -- I choose how and when to use them. For me, that includes not yammering a lot on pointless phone calls, not sending useless texts because I can't spend time in my own head, etc. But I love that I can quickly and easily look up info on airlines, hotels, restaurants, movies, etc., and immediately call for reservations or book tickets from the palm of my hand on the go. I love that I can check reviews on the spot and decide whether to buy something or not, or get a price match from a brick-and-mortar store and save myself money or a wasted trip. I love that I can listen to audiobooks or music on the go, including in my car. I love that I have a huge selection of books at anytime.
Most of the time, I don't schlep around my tablets. My smart phone is handier on the go unless I'm traveling, in which case I take phone and tablet(s).
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I have a rollover plan on my phone and I probably have tens of thousands of minutes on my account -- I never check, because I rarely make calls.
The only diff between smart phones nowadays is size and calling ability, and some tabs have phone functions as well. I figure size is just a matter of preference, lol. For someone with bad eyesight or who prefers a bigger keyboard, tabs are useful, but another device to schlep, which is just a question of practicality (or not).