Zainab’s Note: Um…this post isn’t to praise the skills of the Blackberry. In fact, Most of my friends know that I happen to be anti-blackberry. This post is kinda like a reply as to why NOT everyone needs a blackberry. A Samsung Galaxy Tab, Iphone, Nokia Smartphones, and other MUCH COoler and Expensive Phones will do the trick! And in Record time too!
So what is a Blackberry????
A BlackBerry is a handheld PDA device that is engineered from the ground up for email. If email has become a vital part of your business or personal life, then you would no doubt benefit from using a BlackBerry. Most models now come with a built-in mobile phone, making the BlackBerry an obvious choice for users with the need to access their email from somewhere besides the comfort of a desk chair..
Although you can’t make a cobbler out of it, there’s not much else you can’t do with a BlackBerry.
The device now sports a cell phone and other features, but recently it has gained popularity because of its push email capabilities in particular. Most handheld devices force you to retrieve your messages when you happen to be in a coverage area. With a BlackBerry, email messages are pushed to your device the instant they are received in your inbox. You can view them even when you’re out of cellular coverage. Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry, has built on this solid foundation of push email and has added a slew of features, including built-in security, to make the BlackBerry a leader in the corporate wireless email market.
What I don’t understand is why the craze for the phone, when it can do almost the same thing as any other high powered phone out there. Smartphones now come with a PUSH service itself!
Difference between ANY Smartphone and a Blackberry
Smartphones have begun to gain greater market share compared to traditional mobile phones. This is because of their more advanced capabilities that you would not find in a standard phone. Aside from the basic functionalities of a mobile phone like calling and text messaging, smartphones also add the functionalities of a PDA along with email handling, note taking, and a whole lot more. Blackberry is the brand name of a collection of smartphones from Research in Motion or more commonly known as RIM.
RIM develops their own operating system to be used in all their blackberries. This allows them to create optimize their software and hardware with each other. On the other hand, most other smartphones utilize different operating systems; the most popular at moment are Microsoft’s Windows Mobile and Google’s Android. These operating systems have the advantage of greater application availability as a lot of programmers like the fact that there’s a wide audience for their product.
Like I said….this post isn’t to praise the skills of the Blackberry. A Samsung Galaxy Tab, Iphone, Nokia Smartphones, and other MUCH COoler and Expensive Phones will do the trick! And in Record time too!
And They happen to be finer, too!