Choices, choices: so many choices for BlackBerry lovers to make this year. Do you choose the high-end 3G BlackBerry Bold that will be here in mid-July, or wait for a smaller, sleaker, 3G-less BlackBerry Javelin (aka, the BlackBerry Curve successor with better battery life than the Bold)? For our CDMA carrier subscribers out there, does the thought of the touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder give you shivers of excitement, or are you holding out hope that the Bold-clone BlackBerry Niagara is worth the May ’09 wait? Are you planning on picking up a BlackBerry KickStart for the kids?
Post a comment and let us know which BlackBerry you’ve set your heart on. Hell, considering the response to last week’s Weekly Contest, you can even let us know if you’re leaving the BlackBerry Nation altogether for an iPhone 3G. The person with the best comment will win a nifty BLACKBERRY COOL TEE SHIRT and a free copy of MAGMIC’S TEXAS HOLD’EM KING 3: CONNECTED.
LAST WEEK’S WINNER IS Bla1ze, who gave a succinct breakdown of what RIM needs to do:
RIM needs to make and official announcement of the Thunder, they also need to work with Canadian carriers in order to bring unlimited data prices down to be at least on par with US prices of plans, at this point they should also be making an official price point announcement of the Bold that should be on par with the iPhone (not holding my breath), RIM has spent that past few months gaining speed in the consumer market and this will cease with the availability of the 3G iPhone in so many places and the pricepoint that it brings with it. RIM has to comeback with something (though I doubt they will). Either way, i’ll be getting a Bold, iPhone and BlackBerry are on 2 different levels but tell that too the 18-25 yr old with $200+ in his pockets to blow.
Our PREVIOUS WEEKLY CONTEST WINNER IS Song, who actually has a practical usage case for 3G:
More faster and easier solutions for emailing, web browsing and multimedia (just to name a few) may come with a 3G handheld in hand. Personally I use Pcmobilizr a lot to remote monitor and control my PC, it is a magic application but never comes in handy (at least not on EDGE network). I always get a laggy respond while using it my Curve 8310 — too small screen resolution (320*240) to fully browse my 1920*1280 desktop, and too slow motion to wirelessly control my PC. hmmm, yes my thumbnails really hurt. I believe a 3G Bold or a Thunderstorm will end my pain experience on that.
Not initial but very essential, a high resolution and 3G Bold or Thunderstorm will no doubt let GPS real-time traffic reminding, geo-tracking and navigation faster
and much useful, even the map data load speed will boost like hell!
Yeah, I just can’t wait to say hello to my little new friend Bold ft. 3G!
Enjoy your tee shirts and games!!