Weekly Contest: The Waiting Game

BlackBerry 9000So, we got some nice new piccies of the BlackBerry 9000, paired up with a potential delay until the summer. Hype is a tricky thing to play with; if you drag it out too long, or give away too many details, you risk blowing all the excitement before the main event. The first looks at the BlackBerry 9000 were back in October, and with a rumored delay, we might not be seeing it until the summer. That’s a ten month wait for 3G and a facelift - the big question here? Is it worth the wait? There are plenty of 3G, QWERTY-keypadded handhelds out there already; are the incremental upgrades to BlackBerry’s lineup quick enough to stay competitive? Give us your take on waiting for the BlackBerry 9000, and you can win Bplay’s latest two releases, Sushi Mania and Big Kahuna Words to pass the time until the damn thing comes out. Just for kicks, let’s throw in Crossbar, one of the slickest themes to come out of Bplay yet.

We had some great entries last week, especially Seth’s impressive list of locales visited with his BlackBerry, but I think Todd is going to win this one for shutterbugging his travels with his BlackBerry, and also to help out his trip to the Mayan Riviera with WorldMate Live. Have fun out there Todd, be sure to send us a postcard!

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March 28th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

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Joseph Rainey
March 29th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

is this the real new 3G balckberry ?

March 30th, 2008 at 9:49 am

Forget internal memory, allow me to run apps off my memory card and allow me to view/save attachments to the memory card as well…if 3rd party apps can allow me to do it…i’m sure RIM can build the feature into the OS…on top of that…I personally think the 9000 is ugly…it looks like a blackberry bastard child…keypad needs to go…overall the device is nice but that keypad is horrible..those flat buttons do nothing and the way the trackball is sitting in there looks cheap, it looks like the horrible curve knock offs everyone has seen that ran on WinMob…I’ll be waiting for a 9300 Series device and hoping that they don’t fubar that up too much by switching the keypad out on us.

March 31st, 2008 at 12:02 am

Personally, i feel the 8820 looks much nicer than the 9000, so the only thing that would make the 9000 a hit is a HUGE improvement in the OS. With everyone jumping the bandwagon and bringing in qwerty blackberry enabled phones (Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola) i would have thought Blackberry would have gone full screen, virtual keyboard and all guns out to compete with the Iphone, however, everytime there’s a new model, we feel that way, then we end up buying and raving about it, that’s what makes blackberry so special, the phones don’t annoy you after a week (unlike a lot of other phones). I also think it’s good strategy to wait till the summer, every company will bring out their new models in the first quarter and by summer, most the users will be sick to death of them haha Blackberry, in my opinion, does one thing right, no matter how little the change is to the phone, they never release the phone until all the problems are sorted out. I’d rather wait and get a phone that will perform, than rush in and buy a phone that will be recalled ( Iphone??)

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