Time has come for me to upgrade my cellphone contract and i’m having a crisis. I really love blackberry but what they have on the market at the moment is not comparable to the iphones and the androids . At the peak of the androids we have the Samsung Galaxy S III a beast of a phone that comes with a quad core processor and Android 4.0 ICS . Its the best Android phone at the moment and some say its better than the iphone 4 S . Also on the android camp we have the HTC One X a phone with the best customized android UI and also comes with with a quad core processor and android 4.0. There is nothing really that separates these phones , but i would prefer a Samsung because they have a better chance of unseating the iPhone as the best in the industry.
After having bought an iPad in Dec 2012 , i had a chance to experience iOS and i was really impressed with the simpleness of the UI . Everything just works for iOS and i really love using the iPad . Apple in iOS have the best OS in the industry at the moment . This has created a crisis for me as i am tempted to wait for the iPhone 5 , but i cant do that because it will probably be released in SA 2 months after its official release in the US , which may mean waiting until Dec 2012 and i cant keep using my old Blackberry 9700 bold as its giving me a hard time with its constant freezing and memory leaks .
Blackberry currently is not an option as the phones they have on the market are lagging in many features . Upgrading to a newer blackberry would mean waiting another 2 years before i can upgrade and i cant wait for BB 10 as its not certain when its ever gonna be released . The Bold 9900 is a great phone yes, for a new smartphone user, and if you have never used a BB before . I really hope RIM come out with their guns blazing when they release their BB 10 as we desperately need a third option .
That’s my crisis folks , but as it stands i leaning towards a Galaxy S III .
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The Boy Genius Report (BGR) a blog founded by Jonathan S Geller was exposed yesterday as nothing but an immature blog with nothing constructive to offer. Geller apparently went on a twitter rant because he was not given the Blackberry Alpha Device.
To our knowledge Geller is not a developer but a mere blogger , so he shouldn’t be complaining for not getting a device. His rants really showed he is immature and he really needs to grow up. It was a total embarrassment for him . He thought he was gonna get support from his readers but they turned the table on him accusing him of nonobjective and biased reporting .
Of the more than 135 comments none sided with him. Even his fellow apple fanboys criticised him for his lack of ethical journalistic skills.
Greg Kelly had this to say.
I have been planning on unfollowing BGR on Twitter and Google Reader for a while now, but I finally did it. Not because BGR hates RIM, but because articles like this are embarrasing and amatuer. I’m sorry that RIM didn’t want to give you a Dev Alpha for you to rip on for the next 6 months. Can you really blame them? Stop acting like a 5 year old and focus on your business. Articles like this show your true colors and make people like me stop reading your site. Good bye for good.”
Michael Hayes · Tampa, Florida also added in.
“Congratulations on thoroughly embarrassing yourself today by acting like a 15 year old. With all RIM is doing and has shown with bringing devs and games to the Playbook and BB10, for you to spout off about them bringing huge businesses on board like Cisco and Salesforce is beyond shallow and stubborn. Immediately following those announcements they went right into all the new game partners. Good job.”
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From a simple observation I’ve just made whilst riding a taxi in Johannesburg is out of the 16 people 7 will be using blackberries that’s like 44 % and the rest will be having a Nokia or Samsung feature phone … Thats astounding considering the smartphone penetration figures in SA. BB has taken it all …
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