I’m not one for starting Internet flame wars because they get incredibly childish and I start to get severe heart palpitations when I open my inbox to find a thousand emails from a forum where said flame war began. That being said, I found a BlackBerry Bold review that I wanted to call everyone’s attention to and help the guy out. The review can be found here, and I’ll point out some quotes where the reviewer could be pointed to links that he may not know about. For example:
The Bold comes with a new version of the BlackBerry operating system, Version 4.6. The new software brings with it an updated new look to the user interface—a look that I never got comfortable with in the few weeks I used the device.
Mr. Garcia seems to be confusing the OS with the theme. He goes on to say the icons are indistinct from one another and it makes for awkward browsing. He obviously just doesn’t know about Bplay and the plethora of themes available. What theme would you suggest? I would suggest iBerry because he seems to be an iPhone fan.
The rest of the “software” section of the review talks about the web browser. Now, I empathize with him here because the native browser isn’t particularly amazing. But maybe he would prefer Opera. My real problem with his “software” section of the review is that it doesn’t mention any of the enterprise software available for the BlackBerry. It actually doesn’t mention any software. What enterprise software/company would you suggest to prove the BlackBerry has a dev community that’s robust? I would probably give a shout out to Rove. They’ve been in the BlackBerry enterprise space for ages. Or maybe Magmic due to their BlackBerry gaming.
So feel free to head on over to the review and let him know what’s up. I just can’t let the Bold get bad press like this when it’s unwarranted.