I don’t know about you; my only reason for sticking with blackberry phones over the years is the blackberry messenger,i’m so in love with the I-phone series, the only deterrent is its lack of BBM, Whats-app is not it for me, I don’t dig it at all, I guess am entitled to my opinion.
In the year 2011 to be precise, I bought “BB torch 2” thrice, they got missing in action, I misplaced one and two were stolen, please don’t judge me, I concur! I know I can be extremely careless; I was fascinated with the torch series, because of its combo of large screen and keypads; I know I will be very impatient with a pure touch screen phone; in fact I can smash it in frustration, its just my nature, I cant handle fragility, nah! It’s not for me. The last one was stolen while i was feeling fly and high, ‘cos my corps’ stipend was just paid, the honorables struck as I was about boarding a bus, while enjoying music via a ear piece, and that was it.
My rationale behind buying the same phone over and over again, was not tangible especially with the advent of bold 5, the screen was large enough for me, though it was not at par with the torch series, it also had buttons which I consider very important, torch 3 was also released around that time, but I couldn’t afford it, because of my lack of patience with pure touch screens. That bold 5 packed up ”just like that!”, after 9 months of use, ok! It’s all good; at least this one was not stolen. The journey to computer village started; some sort of permutation will be done, life will be restored to the phone, but upon getting home, the phone packs up. After all said and done, those ‘419 computer village’ people, on the 5th repair trial diagnosed, panel malfunction and charged twenty thousand naira, to change it, then I decided to sell the phone as scrap. I love their bargaining power; their first bargain chip was two thousand naira, hmmmmmmmmmmmm what a wonderful bargain! It suits me as i see that moribund phone on my table every day, rather than sell at that price, jeeeeeeeeeeeez! Odindi bold 5 at two k.
In my quest for another BB I decided to opt for a bold 5 look-alike; a Q-10, but as a very “affluent person”, I had to conquer my, impatience with touch screen and embrace a Z-10 that my stipend could afford. As at this moment, am back to my 5 year old palasa (nokia E63), the Z-10 life span was less than 2 weeks, you see! The Z-10 issue is a story for another piece, it’s really note worthy, and very interesting. In short I wonder why BB has refused to stay put with me.
All rationale to stick with a BB is thwarted, 3 days after I got my Z-10, Blackberry messenger platform for android got leaked , my colleague was able to ping with it before they blocked it, it was unbelievable so I decided to wait for its official release, before I decide on what brand of phone to buy. The deed is done now, BBM platform has been officially released for android and I-os series, what’s the whole point in getting a BB Z-10 when I can get techno phantom series for less and also ping. in my opinion, with this BBM platform availability, blackberry phone series sales is definitely going to drop, I for one don port o!