I couldn’t take it anymore. While the BlackJack is nice to look at and the 3G stuff is kinda neat, I just wanted a device that worked well as a phone and email/texting device. After spending a month with the BlackJack, I wrote a letter to our Cingular B2B rep saying that the BlackBerry simply wasn’t a usable device. The main reason was the terrible battery life, which is well-documented all over the place. Of course I had other reasons for not liking the device. The fact that it took me several more steps to do something on the BlackJack that I could do in a couple on the BlackBerry was one of the most bothersome aspects of using the device. I don’t like having to install hacks on my device to make it easier to use, which you have to do with the BlackJack. There was a terrible typing lag on the device which caused me to constantly misspell words and made overall less productive. So I got Cingular to take back the BlackJack and I bought the 8700c. I’m not happy about the size of the BlackBerry, but it just works. The phone is great and I can email and text with ease. BlackBerry, I’m sorry I ever left you and I’ll likely never go back to a Windows Mobile device. I’ve been burned too many times.
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