Ten Things We Hate About BlackBerrys

If you ever make the mistake of asking pretty much any BlackBerry user that you ever meet what they love about their BlackBerry they will spend about 10 minutes telling you all the stuff that has vaulted the BlackBerry to the top of the list when it comes to smartphones and kept it there for the past 3 or 4 years.

Believe it or not, however, there are some things about the BlackBerry that are less than desirable and we’ve decide to clue you in to a few of them.

Here are ten things that we hate about BlackBerrys in no particular order.

1. The BlackBerry Browser is horrible — The BlackBerry is definitely not a device designed to effectively browse around the internet. It is truly amazing to me at just how slow and bad the BlackBerry Browser is and it has little to do with the small screen. Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian, and just about every other mobile OS has a browser that could dance circles the BlackBerry. That’s not even to mention the browser on the iPhone. There simply is no comparison there.

2. The color of the BlackBerry you want is always on another carrier — For the passed couple of years, you have been able to, for the most part, get the same model BlackBerry devices from each of the carriers. The major differences are in the color schemes. I don’t know if it is Murphy’s Law or what, but, how is that that no matter what carrier you are on, the color of the BlackBerry model that you really like is on a different carrier?


3. No native HTML email support — Since 2002 has anyone, with the exception of BlackBerry users, sent an email that didn’t have some type rich text or HTML formatting embedded in it? We’ve heard that BES 4.1 SP5 is suppose to have this, however, this item remains on the list until it is widely available.

4. Can’t play YouTube videos — Why is it that every cool mobile phone except the BlackBerry can play YouTube Videos. I know that the BlackBerry doesn’t have the Flash player necessary to play YouTube videos. The question, though, is “Why?”

5. The Media Player — I never expected that the BlackBerry would ever truly compete with the iPod when it comes to consumers MP3 players of choice. I did, however, expect to to compete with other music phones not named iPhone. The BlackBerrys Media Player is so bad that RIM shouldn’t even list the ability to play music as a feature.

6. CDMA BlackBerrys come out a year after their GSM cousins — If you are like most Americans you probably don’t care and may not even know if your mobile device is GSM or CDMA. Outside of North America, however, most of Earth uses GSM. GSM BlackBerrys come out about a year in advance of their CDMA counterparts, but, seeing how most BlackBerry users (over 70%) are from North America and the majority of them are on CDMA networks, I don’t get why RIM makes such a large segment of it’s total user base wait so long to get new gear.

7. Too many frigging BlackBerry outages — I don’t know if the BlackBerry is becoming a victim of it’s own success, but, over the passed year or so, the number of major BlackBerry service outages has gone up dramatically. It seems like there is a major outage about every other month or so.

8. Way too many frigging BlackBerry outages — we know that we’ve already listed this, however, we hate continent wide BlackBerry outages so much that we decided to list this one a second time.

9. BlackBerry clock doesn’t automatically adjust to different time zones — I know that some BlackBerry users like that they have to manually change their time zone but I had cell phones back in the 90s that at least gave you the option to change time zones manually are have the network do it for you.

10. What do you hate about BlackBerrys? — We know that this list is going to differ from BlackBerry user to BlackBerry user so we will leave the tenth thing we hate about BlackBerrys to be discussed in the comments.

Comments

  1. Paul says

    1. I hate that it’s up to my carrier to give me my upgraded firmware.
    2. I hate that my 8830 is capable of A2DP but I can’t use it because the OS doesn’t have code for it. 3rd party anyone?
    3. I hate that I can backup and restore individual files to the blackberry, but there is no way to quick install an app. I have to use the java program on the desktop or use my air time.
    4. I hate that I can’t write anything to the media card from the blackberry. Why can’t I save files there? Why can’t I run games from there?
    5. I hate the media player too!

  2. Tom says

    No Sent E-mail folder on BIS. BES does have one. The work around is to set up an auto BCC when setting up your email account and have that sent to a dedicated email address only used as a “Sent” file. The email accounts are free through google or yahoo.

  3. Michael says

    Regarding browser, that can be corrected by using Opera Mini. Moreover, you can manage your Opera Mini bookmarks by using Opera (desktop) 9.5 beta, since Opera 9.5 beta synchronizes (using Opera servers) with Opera Mini on your blackberry. Brilliant.

    I don’t get the lack of HTML email support. I assume its just part of RIM’s general strategy of never doing things first, but making sure its implemented well when they do. hmmm, but then what about the blackberry browser? or the the voice notes? or the inability to sync passwords to a desktop?) …. never mind.

  4. bluehorseshoe says

    Some of the reasons listed aren’t big issues for me because the are more media functions. The browser is one area they can improve, but opera mini is pretty damn good at taking care of that area. Sure, no outages would be nice, but I can live with it.

    The one thing that I didn’t see listed that I hate and wish they could increase is memory capacity. Is it that hard to double up on the memory? I’m so loaded on contacts and calendar events I need to keep an eye on it.

  5. bluehorseshoe says

    And when I say memory, I mean the internal memory. There’s no way to save email on the card, or contacts, or calendar.

    • Mark says

      Does anyone else have their emails wiped off their BB due to memory issues? UNBELIEVABLE!!! I spend more time managing memory on my damn Curve than actually doing my job. Come on BB, Where’s the love??!!!

      • Mark says

        Can’t remember if this was me from an old post. Must be getting old! If it isn’t, then I totally concur with THIS Mark. Memory SUCKS! Emails randomly erased. Total Bullcrap!

  6. Jon says

    Some of these issues can be taken care of by caring a slim ipod touch. I carry a ipod nano 3rd gen, and I forget I have it on me. I haven’t experienced any outages, so enough of the whining please. CDMA, oh please. I don’t lose sleep. My 8700 is still going strong.

  7. twitch3 says

    I think the BB browser smokes the browser that was on my Treo. I do wish it was possible to store and view PDF’s from the card and also save attachments to the card.

  8. rallanr says

    I’ll second the clock issue and add the fact that when you do manually change your time zone all your appointments shift as well. I’d much rather have a way to disable time zones in the calendar app and have the BB take it’s time from the local network just like a celphone. Strange that in Options – Date/Time there seems to be a way to tell it to take the time from the network even though it doesn’t.

    I’ll add the lack of decent Mac connectivity. Yes there are third party options and PocketMac is officially a RIM solution for Macs but none of them are as complete as solution as real desktop software like there is for Windows.

    Oh and I’d like a quicklist of phone numbers to which you can add numbers that you need fast access to rather than having to look them up individually, or a way to list contacts by catagory so that they act as a mini-phone list.

    Oh and could we please not have the calendars force linked to the e-mail accounts.

    And could we have an alarm setting that is just for a reminder rather than a it always having to be a daily occurrence. Sometimes I’d just like to set a quick reminder to call someone or do something without making it a daily alarm.

    And could it please vibe and ring at the same time rather than alternating. My old Motorola cel worked that way and it was great – especially since the ring would escalate as well. Yes the BB has some version of this but not exactly what I just described.

  9. steveo says

    I’m probably going to get ripped for this…. but I really feel the trackball sucks. I think RIM tried to do too much with it. Because it rolls and you push it – things can get behind the ball and then its difficult to clean.

    Maybe the ‘ball’ should have been an optical pad or the push button should be separate from the ball. Apples touch solution is a better experience and feels more reliable. So I predict the BB trackball will become extinct, or at the very least will in corporate some of the solutions mentioned.

  10. GaryR says

    Breaks the cardinal rule of ‘User’s data above all else’. There have been multiple instances when my emails and text messages have been deleted because my device (7130/8130) ran out of memory. And this is working memory, so an external memory card didn’t help.
    All I’ve heard is talk about RIM working on a fix, and all I can do is swear/stomp/swing at my pearl. Thanks RIM!

  11. David says

    All of my pet-peeves have been mentioned except for the SMS problem where if network connectivity is lost or not active when sending, the message fails and doesn’t try to re-send. It should be like emails.

    Also sometimes when you compose an SMS and save it, you can’t delete it from the message list. If you want to clear it, you need to send it.

  12. Albert says

    3) No native HTML email support? How many devices currently have this feature out of the box?

    9. BlackBerry clock doesn’t automatically adjust to different time zones? I set the right timezone and then set the clock to network time, and then update time, and wham correct time am I missing something here?

    The Blackberry needs the ability to view shared calendars or synchronize multiple calendars wirelessly.

  13. kanebb says

    i have to agree with #4 no youtube is just plan wrong and not having a native word and excel program this long is a crime

  14. blackberryluvr says

    judging for the recent posts, why not just change this website name to: ihateblackberry.com..? [as he deletes the bookmark from his favorites]

  15. Jon says

    Good list. I agree that if these things aren’t fixed in OS 4.5, I will probably have to go iPhone, after being a die-hard blackberry aficionado for the last 4 years.

    To add to the list:
    -you hit the “unlock” button, but it tells you to push * Call anyways. Stop making me jump through hoops!
    -Right… Vibe & Ring Don’t work. Wow. That’s a joke.
    -Why can’t I edit my contacts in an excel spreadsheet and then upload them? When you have 400 contacts in your phone you don’t want to edit them all manually to add photos
    -Why do I have to pick between GPS, a Camera, or Wifi? Can’t I have all three, damnit?
    -Excel spreadsheets in Blackberry are just unmanageable. Seriously. I’d rather the font be 2pt than have to expand each cell individually. Unbelievable.

    Still a die hard blackberry fan… for now.

  16. Brian says

    -The built-in BB browser blows. Opera absolutely destroys it in terms of speed, and functionality. And what the HELL is the deal with NOT letting users delete the included bookmarks?

    You learn to live with it sure, but that has always annoyed me.

    -I was a fan of the wheel. The trackball isn’t bad, but the wheel was better for one-handed navigation.

    -I hate the fact that on the curve, pressing ‘c’ under the messages menu opens a new email. I would love to be able to change that back to ‘compose sms’ like on the 7290.

    -The ‘Profiles’ menu is entirely way too convoluted. I can’t imagine one needing to set different volume levels, LED, number of beeps for SMS, MMS, email, level 1 messages, emails, new gmail messages etc. They should at least include a “apply to all profiles” function or something.

    I’ll get flamed for this I’m sure, but it seems like overkill to me.

    -No youtube access isn’t a huge deal for me, as I primarily drive to the places I need to go. I imagine this would be a pretty handy time waster for backpackers though.

    Still, all in all I love my Blackberry. I’ve used many different smartphones across many different platforms and while the BB OS is far from perfect, it’s still the best out.

  17. FrozenCricket says

    my VZW Pearl 8130 plays youtube videos. granted, it’s on the crappy browser, and the quality isn’t the greatest, but they play for me.

  18. hellno says

    Verizon To Censor YouTube For Cellphones
    http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/verizon-to-censor-youtube-for-cellphones-217565.php

    “it’s important to note that you won’t be paying $15 per month for the YouTube you know and love. Nope, the video service will be a part of V Cast, Verizon’s multimedia hub, and won’t be a replication of the content you get on the actual YouTube Web site.”

    “No you won’t be getting any of the good crap from YouTube, you’ll get videos that have been pre-screened and sanitized by both companies.”

  19. Michelle says

    The biggest issue for me is I can’t use either my weight watcher program or balance log program which I could log food and exercise right on my palm I don’t ever want to go back to palm but a better operating system would work!! Are we asking for too much ? I don’t think so

  20. c m says

    I wish the BB (the pearl) would stop freezing everytime I open my media folder, which include my ringtones, photos, music, and videos. I also hate the fact it freezes everytime I use the browser-even when it is a simple webpage!

  21. Nickster248 says

    The single most thing I hate about the Blackberry is the lousy 3rd party software for things such as PIM applications, not to mention an app that will properly handle MS Office applications as well. DTG for the BB, from DataViz, was something most of us had been waiting for, but is for BES only…and that was a major dissapointment.

    RIM may lay claim to one of the most stable OS’s…but that is purely because it is so infantile….so basic. Of course it will never let you down…it never brings you up in the first place!! ;o)

  22. Mike says

    BB Browser!!!

    I develop mobile web content for a user base that is 90% Blackberry users and the shotty Javascript support, and very poor standardization of overall HTML and table sizing from one browser version to the next is shocking.

    …I haven’t seen it firsthand yet, but I’ve been told that 4.5 destroys everything all over again. Well, I guess that’s job security…

  23. Kari J. says

    When I first got my 8130 Pearl I loved it! Now after 2 months of contacting Sprints horrible customer service over 12 times I want to put this piece of trash in the garbage disposal. (run-on sentence,I know)What’s wrong with the 8130 you ask? Pretty much everything!
    I will speak on some of the problems, but the ones that urke me the most are:
    1. My cell freezes up every other day.
    2. I have to take the battery out like 4 times a week after the cell freezes. 3. The hour glass lives on my screen an just turns and turns and turns : (
    4. My SMS text messages that are sent/received disappear from the message folder within 20 ministry just leave an can never be retrieved.
    5. Half the time I never receive my text messages that are sent me.
    6. The other half of the time when the yellow envelope pops up notifying me of a text, when I go an try to retrieve the message the d@*# envelope virgin disappears right before my eyes. (I am not exaggerating!)
    I have been hung up on by the reps at Sprint numerous times have been a loyal customer for over 5 years, but after the treatment I have received from Sprint an the unresolved issues I will be switching carries real soon.
    Has anyone else had the problem with the disappearing envelope?

  24. says

    The fact that you can’t manage the address book on your PC is complete crap. Bonus points if you could seamlessly add a phone number to an existing contact.

  25. Rayman says

    to: ***************Kari J.************* sounds like you are having a problem with your carrier NOT the blackberry itself. Text message delays can be attributed to the carrier either due to network congestion or issues with how you are placed in the switch control system. I suggest that you contact Sprint and troubleshoot and if you want results DON’T start compaining and getting mad from the start. Just ask for help and you will get it. As for my things i hate about blackberry hmm

    1) no HTML email
    2) browser sucks
    3) not embedded with a word, excel, PP program such as documents to go
    4) Media player sucks
    5) no HDSPA models

    I used blackberry for years but have changed to windows mobile motorola Q9h and has those 5 points covered

  26. Rayman says

    Correction to last comment

    ***I meant HSDPA****

    The last thing i need is a response calling me an idiot for making that mistake

    HAHA

  27. nelson says

    How do I get videos to play on my blackberry pearl 8130 and how do I get pics that are sent to my phone threw telusmobility crap ?some please help I’ve tring for a long time and no luck. THANKS

  28. H.Steeb says

    Kari J.
    i seem to have the same problems as you-
    friday my SIXTH replacement BB World will be coming in for me to pick up. i got my original World one year and 3 mos ago.

    1. My BB freezes up every day.
    2. I too, have to take the battery out 7-8 times a week after it freezes.
    3. The hour glass lives on my screen and just turns and turns and turns too.
    4. My SMS text messages disappear from the message folder almost immediately as well as any call log history, messenger chat conversations and certain PINS and emails that IT decides to delete (leaving others – makes no sense).
    5. I sometimes receive other carrier’s text messages the next day and reveive the same text 3+4+5 sometimes!
    6. I also can’t get rid of the messenger happy face notification guy on my screen. I’ve read it – the BB has decided to delete all my conversations – yet it still won’t go away.

    i get little to no help from my carrier’s tech support. each time i call or go into the store – i get “i’ve never seen or heard of that happening to THAT BlackBerry” – bull – because i’ve been into this store 10-20 times.
    As soon as my contract is done – i’m out. Just rediculous.

  29. Missy says

    I REALLY wish that I had seen this list BEFORE I managed to get my hands on the BB pearl.

    Whenever I want to open my camera and take a few pictures the entire screen freezes and then the battery has to be removed and replaced before the screen stops acting up.

    With this I would be okay, other then my provider telling me that instead of helping me out in store… they would like to hack my computer and fix it that way.

    Overall… NOT recommending this ‘WONDERFUL’ device to anyone anytime soon.

  30. Quia says

    I have every last one of those problems. Every. Single. One. Considering so many people I know have the BB pearl I would have never known that they were such bastards to live with. The memory threshold issue is the worst, though. Despite following RIM’s recommended fixes for disappearing SMS messages, call logs and emails, they still disappear several times a day. One time I missed a call and by the time I went to check it, the call logs had disappeared but the 1 missed call icon was left behind. It’s been there for 6 months… and T-Mobile said it’s not leaving unless the phone is completely reset from both my side and their side. WHY. Why?

  31. Sherri Murrile says

    1. My cell freezes up every other day.
    2. I have to take the battery out like 4 times a week after the cell freezes. 3. The hour glass lives on my screen an just turns and turns and turns
    3. It is the slowest phone I have ever had.
    4. The apps are way to expensive. The same app that costs 2.99 on the iphone will cost 9.99 for th BB.
    5. Doesn’t even make a good paper weight.

    • Sherri Murrile says

      6. I can’t even update. I get a message that says I have no space and to delete stuff to free up space but there is nothing for me to delete. But yet I have plenty of space on my SD card.

  32. melina says

    What i hate. Where do i begin. I have had the curve actually not a bad phone after the software update. The storm oh my let me count the ways. The speaker comes on in the middle of conversations and you cant cut it off without disconnecting the call. It freezes in landscape mode. The front buttons fell off. Crap gets in around the screen which then gets behind the screen and looks like air bubbles under your 30$ screen protector which you remove only to find out it was under the actual screen. Onto the tour. Cannot use as a phone half the time. Reboots itself right in the middle of calls. Back battery door wiggles. But the thing that i hate the worst are the software updates that take months to actually come out.

  33. Jim Black says

    There are three things I hate about my Blackberry:

    It doesn’t update the time when I arrive in a new time zone

    It doesn’t update the time when I arrive in a new time zone, and

    It doesn’t update the time when I arrive in a new time zone.

    Wait! there are four things I hate. It also doesn’t update or keep accurate time in my own home time zone. As I write this, it is off by nearly FOUR MINUTES! My Nokia keeps time to within a few milliseconds.

  34. BB Tech says

    1. Sluggish – I hate how it locks up all the time… even just scrolling through menus
    2. No PDF support? C’mon! Even with 3rd party apps, unless you buy their (*expensive*) BES server upgrades, you can’t use email attachments the way they’re meant to be used.
    3. Verizon owns your phone. And cripples most of its features.
    4. Money-making racket!

  35. topcat says

    why can’t blackberry users ever set up their signature?
    so annoying when one receives an empty email, that says nothing but:

    sent from blackberry

    big deal.

  36. ganekon says

    blacberry is like micro$hit in mobile world. their product is a first step to monopolize. ie: no game can’t be played in memory card, copy from memory card, no youtube, their own messaging system, etc.
    Why? because they want to make it their own, obviously. And people foolishly walk into their trap, through what we call today as ‘trend’, ‘lifestyles’.
    Not to mention it changes peoples behavior. Typing while there are many people gathering to talk is just rude. They better off stay home and type like an idiot.

  37. Vishnu Vijay says

    No File Explorer & The Synchronization won’t take place if you are not connected to the internet even from your outlook! Ridiculous?

  38. MoLo says

    Blackberry SUCKS -__- i just got my blackberry nuked out of the blue ! and guess wat ? I can’t obtain my contacts cz BB stores them in the internal memory !!!!! D:< I put the memory card into another phone nd only the media files r present ! **** BB =( If only i can get my contacts back T^T then i will replace the damn BB with an IPHONE ^__^

  39. Brittany says

    My blackberry freezes up so much its not possible, and not to mention it will not read my memory card… and i know there are pictures in there because it used to read the card and now it wont… not to mention the ball in the first blackberry curve always gets dirty easy!

  40. randy shumaker says

    you just can’t trust that it’s going to be there when you need it. To many times I’ve sent important text and watched the red x pop up. I CANNOT wait for the next few months to be over so I can move up to a droid.

  41. Evan says

    I hate how it charges, why can’t I just make a call when its plugged into the charger, I get that Battery is too low for radio use BS! Can’t wait until I can get an Android phone, Blackberry’s are pathetic!!! Oh yeah and the Blackberry Storm is the worst phone every made!

  42. Patrick Pepper says

    I hate, hate, HATE Blackberry. Oh, it’s so goddamned up-it’s-own-ass pleased with itself, but, FFS, when I just want to add a contact /send a text/ MAKE_ A _SIMPLE_ PHONE_ CALL, etc, etc, etc, why doesn’t it JUST LET ME DO IT like any other normal phone?????

    LATEST example – I’ve just tried to dial my service provider to retrieve a voicemail. The number I needed to dial was 123. (The clue is in the word “dial”, folks at Blackberry) Now, you would think that the normal thing to do is dial 1, then dial 2, then dial 3 and then press the connect button, but not on Twatberry, oh no, of course not. It kept thinking I was searching my contact book for 123, gave me an ever-so-effing-helpful pop-up message saying “no contact found” and then disconnected the whole procedure.

    And before some smart-ass pleased-with-himself twat smirks “tracker ball” or “you need to use it as you would your PC” or some other such drivel at me that suggests they need to get a life, let me say that I tried everything to make sure I wasn’t in any application and get back to the home menu. But no, that wasn’t the problem, so nothing worked – and frankly, even if that HAD been the problem, I shouldn’t have to go through such crap JUST TO RETRIEVE A VOICEMAIL!!!

    Of course, quoting entry no.746 in the Official Book Of Blackberry Cliches, it’s meant for businesspeople, not us poor or’nary folk, so I shouldn’t have one of the things anyway, should I? Well, believe me, it’s not my choice, it’s what my office got me. Give me back a trusty Nokia anyday, if it was up to me, because amazingly enough Nokia understand what the word “phone” means. But guess what – most businesspeople are poor or’nary folk too. They want to be able to make calls or retrieve voicemails quickly and simply too, (time is money, folks, after all), by using that incredibly primitive method known as “pressing digits”. Dear me, what stupid notions we all have…

  43. Bob Boying says

    Because the BB 9630 Tour’s keying features have caused my hair to thin, this comment will be as succinct as possible. Since 1998 I’ve had a number of what were considered the “latest and greatest” phones. Sure a couple had their quirks but these quirks always allowed these phones to accomplished the tasks for which they were designed. Having said this, this is my first and last Blackberry! I hate this phone so much I’m going to prematurely cancel my current contract, an expensive option, to rid myself of it and the carrier I’ve had for 13 years.
    Okay more brevity, I’m on my 4th (factory reconditioned) replacement phone; there are features still unusable. I’m am now out of warranty and there is no way I’m utilizing my “upgrade discount” to buy a 4G Evo, and pretend the BB isn’t a miserable POS; of course renewing the contract with my uncooperative carrier is required.
    Shit track ball, web experience, even with a 3rd party browser, is unacceptable. Endless load “clocks”, multiple necessary battery pops (the sales guy told me this is fucking normal), ridiculously perilous OS upgrades (lost the whole phone; endlessly repeating upgrade-reboot cycle), horrible desk top app., lack of customizable menus/contact fields and incredibly, a totally insufficient manual. There are many more but I hate typing on this thing. BB’s popularity is inexplicable. Go die Mr. Blackberry.

  44. Pradeep Nair says

    I live in India. My BB developed the usual problem…stuck trackball. Logged on to the BB site and found the service provider. All the contact numbers listed in the website turned out to be WRONG! Took the address and landed up directly..to be informed that they charge $17 to clean it up and believe it…15 days to do the job! So much for customer care! Wow. Logged on to Youtube and found an easy way..just rub the trackball on a paper till it cleans up. I was considering replacing my BB with a newer model, now..no thanks..

  45. Joe H says

    The BB is the biggest piece of —- phone I ever owned. The browser is —-, The phone could be so great but it is crap. Right after the holidays Im smashing my BB with the biggest hammer I can find into the smallest pieces I can and I will do it with great joy and relief. I will NEVER own another crap Blackberry device as long as I live. Ive lost so many important messages and items because it is a worthless device!! Im going DROID or iPHONE and I hate Apple.

    • ?Bob Boying says

      “Hey Joe, where you going with that gun in your hand?” I’m going out to kill my old Berry; uncaught exceptions, they’re just out of hand. (Sorry about the lame Hendrix parody). Anyway I am in exactly the same boat and thought it might provide some solace knowing, I too, will be grinding the worst phone I’ve ever owned under my boot heel, setting the scraps ablaze and probably, while laughing maniacally. Just can’t say enough disparaging things about my BB Tour. Good luck managing your blood pressure. Sympathies, Bob B. Boying

  46. doesnt ping and proud!!! says

    I actually fell into the sea of Blackberry users and boy did I get dragged down I was sick of getting that look of pity when asked for my bb pin and I didnt have one so decided to follow the tide!! Its a con I pay a monthly fee/bill for my phone I expected to ‘ping’ right away but noooo I gotta pay an extra 5£ per month on top of my line rental!!! I have been told everyone has to do this and the money goes to the ‘lovely’ people at Blackberry I asked whats so different about using the bb messenger only to be told “you get unlimited message use” erm…… I do anyway!!! Its called texting or a phone call or to be social theres facebook!! I think Im gonna stick to good old fashioned texting (just feel bad coz my hubby got the phone/contract for me) I think I will be the only person who doesnt ping!

  47. GoldfishXXZile says

    My pos blackberry 8330 freezes all the time too. I could sit here and ramble for hours about everything i hate about it (which is quite a list) but i wont waste your time, or my own. Just let it be known that no one should waste money or resources on these crappy phones, and you will be better off buying a rock, or a toy cell phone, or perhaps a keychain to keep in your pocket instead. You will get much more use out of it.

  48. RCAM says

    I’ve just bought a curve and it will not connect to Wi-Fi – so what is the point in it? It is called a smartphone – whatever that’s supposed to mean? What’s smart about it? It does nothing right. It’s just a jack of all trades, master of none type of phone. I’ve recently changed from a Nokia that cost 25 quid and its smarter than this piece of useless junk. Seriously, if Wi-fi and 3G doesn;t work then why have i forked out all this money. I thought it would be nice to check my emails through my phone etc, but clearly blackberrys don’t do that. I’m going back tomorrow with it, maybe exchange it for the HTC. And please, if anyone is reading this, don’t buy one!!!

  49. milpez says

    What I hate the most is how many times the ball tracker looses grip. But I have also experienced where the phone re boots three times in one day. Lastly the charger does not connect or make enough contact to be able to charge the phone. I have tried numerous chargers so its most def the phone.

  50. Biker007 says

    I hate blackberrys! They are so stupid. The 8520 doesnt have a flash! N0t that it even has a great camera. Besides, for the price you pay, the features are shit!

  51. Megan says

    I agree. My Blackberry always freezes when I’m trying to upload pictures onto facebook from it. Then I have to restart my phone every time and its becoming very annoying, I’m not gonna lie. Blackberrys are supposed to be so high tech yet we all have the same problems?! I hate the fact that when your battery is low, it won’t let you do anything! I mean, what if I need to phone, or sms? And I’m not at home? Well, pretty screwed! And then not to mention that it doesn’t have friggin radio!! O.o what is that about? All phones have radio, but no not Blackberry! I’m starting to think that I made a mistake by choosing a Blackberry. Its very unreliable.

  52. Colin says

    I’ve just written about my ongoing frustration with Orange (UK) and Blackberry about their lamentable Curve 8520. http://actorvist.blogspot.com/

  53. Ihatebb says

    Yes,stupid Blackbery.I hate its name.Why require BIS or stupid plan?Why good apps only work with plan,not wifi?Why no update for the phone I bought just a month ago?Shit,moron

  54. George says

    I´m a BB user and I would say that… maybe…. the only good thing on BB is the chat, which is still “practical”, but no more. The OS is pathetic, the blackberry app world has freezed my 8900 three times, and I had to reinstall that pathetic OS…. three times. 

  55. George says

    I´m a BB user and I would say that… maybe…. the only good thing on BB is the chat, which is still “practical”, but no more. The OS is pathetic, the blackberry app world has freezed my 8900 three times, and I had to reinstall that pathetic OS…. three times. 

  56. Edison Orellana says

    I can’t even begin to discuss everything I hate about blackberries. I should just say that most recently verizon signed a deal with microsoft that they would provide bing as the default and the only search provider that you can use for the internet go to page. That is an absolute outrage. It shows how bb and rim and verizon don’t have any regard for the end user. It is a slap in the face. By doing this they are saying that they could care less about what the customer wants and they will continue with their own business plans as they want them.

  57. Anonymous says

    Hate Blackberry and will NEVER use one again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My problematic Curve is not even a year old. Droid here I come. RIM has given me the worst experiences I ever had with a phone!!!!!!

  58. uncle nasty says

    Stupid tiny keypad, pathetic screen for browsing and horrible provded extras. I may be over 40 but my eyesight isnt that bad, and I dont have sausage fingers.
    On the plus point, I found mine on the side of the road, obviously thrown there by the previous owner!!

  59. Kristi says

    All these complaints are quite long ago… My BlackBerry spontaneously stops working, no matter what I press, the light thingy flashes red and the screen stays black. Then I have to take out the battery to get it to do anything. Awful phone. Don’t know why I got one!!!!

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