Let me say this. I have owned a couple of Blackberrys in the past and enjoyed them while I am a mac user, which means they could never fully enjoy all the features like music player.
When along came the iPhone as soon as I bought (Tmoble Failure to do so), and I loved it. Still do actually. I do not understand how many people say things like "the iphone sucks." Really? What does it take to please some people? Some flaws, sure, but finally there was a phone that was designed not only for Mac users, but also raised the bar for all other companies. Many of the main features of other phones are an answer to the iPhone.
ATT with my phone bills rose by an average 40%, and customer service was horrible. Who had a bit of "who is on contract, so what you gonna do" syndrome. That coupled with the fact that, as a Mac user there was a lot of options on your smartphone, so it was.
Then I found the Curve 8900!
With all the new Blackberry is finally some real competition, it's a good thing for Mac users Lastly, it seems that other companies realized that the MAC, are among the largest and most loyal consumers of the electronics, and has very little to make us feel included. I could not use the CD that comes with the phone in my computer, but I was on the site and download some and now I can use all the features of my MacBook, including the synchronization of iTunes and photos. That is great because the camera is impressive. All you need is the newest operating system on your Mac to use the software from the website, but if you do not have that you can also download Pocketmac which works quite well.
I think the browser works perfectly, and if you do not like you can download another if you wish. Opera Mini is very good too. I just like being able to choose for myself, something I could not do on the Iphone. The Iphone is still probably the best phone for web surfing on the market in my opinion, but the curve is still great! I mean, there comes a point where possible and only break if the laptop is going to make serious surfing. That said, I still go to all websites and it is as fast as my iphone. The smaller screen is much better battery life. I still post every day but this phone has two days of fairly heavy use, and can actually change the battery if it is needed for a real advantage.
Expandable memory is a big plus! I have 16 Gb in mine now.
BlackBerry launched its own App Store, which is very similar to that found in the iPhone, so now I have the same things I had before in my iphone as Pandora and Shazam.
Returning to Tmobile was too easy a choice. My wife is with them, and customer service has been great. And the plan that I and my wife is cheep! In fact, my iphone unlocked and gave it to her and now Tmobile is running on much cheaper and because I had the Iphone 2G believe the data is faster on Tmobile. Also, the curve switches to make calls over WiFi (select plans) that saves you minutes. This feature is so perfect you do not notice the switch.
Yes, yes. Some people say things like, 3g is a must for me. But let me say this. Many people are suffering who do not know what they are talking about. The curve has a fast processor, WiFi and a large capacity, and is super fast. The call quality is great.
It is also less fragile, the iphone. Touch screens are glass and I ripped my first iphone dropping by two feet. Yikes!
The curve is also more professional to me. I can do in Word documents, and although I can still play and surf the web, doing less than wasting time on my Iphone. You know what I mean? Surfing usless as "Hey, what is the tempurature in Australia?
All I am very happy with the switch. If I had to choose one, I would say that the phone lock is a bit of pain. It can be unlocked in your pocket, but that was solved by placing a password on my phone. I just hate cons because collecting these phones are so great today!
I also love the Iphone, but the price and AT & T is to me! A little competition keeps them all working harder for us consumers.