I am beyond over this stinkin’ BlackBerry. I left Android (HTC G1) in 2009 for a BlackBerry. The reason I did so was because the battery life on my G1 was piss-poor. If the G1 had the BlackBerry’s battery life, I would have never gone astray. At first, I was very happy with my BB. It was small, had a nice QWERTY-board, the battery life was everything and I just felt better having a bar phone as opposed to having one that slid open. The only real problem I had with my first BB was the trackball. It was the 8900 model and the trackball began to give out. Instead of sending for a replacement, I just upgraded to the 9700 because a friend of mine raved about the new OS and trackpad.
I LOVED the crap out of my 9700. I truly thought it was the cow’s spots. And after having it a little over a year, it started to go downhill. I ended up having to get a replacement but I can’t remember why I did. I think I’d cracked the screen or something. When I got the replacement, I thought everything was going to go back to Norman. Wrong. When you receive a replacement, the company only wants the unit back and you keep the battery for the next phone. The battery was fine in my original phone but when I got the replacement, all of a sudden, my phone wouldn’t hold a charge. It shut off at the most inopportune times and the battery gauge on the home screen was misleading; the power was always much lower than what the gauge read. Crap! I was doing a battery pull every two days or so.
I complained to T-Mobile on several occasions. Of course, all they did is try to get me to upgrade (instant contract renewal). But I shattered their little dream. My contract is up March 15, 2012. Don’t think I won’t do the Moonwalk through Verizon’s doors as soon as the store opens so I can get an iPhone. I enjoyed it while it was good, BB but your days are numbered.