General Think I'm Gonna Leave My Wife..

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bishop, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Bishop

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    On the 23rd of this month, 'leave her' standing right there in the Verizon Store that is, looking for a ride home. She'll be eligible for an upgrade. I told her to either get an Eris, a Droid, or wait for the Incredible. But she keeps insisting on getting a Blackberry!!??!!?! :mad:

    I just don't get it. Am I wrong in thinking that you still gotta pay for a data package? And don't even get any apps? I just don't get it. I've run out of reasons for trying to convince her that because she saw someone use a Blackberry before, that don't mean it's the best invention ever. :thinking:
     

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  2. jwm2

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    Its her phone, let her get whatever she wants. I mean my wife doesn't even really care for her droid eris, i love mine. She just wants something that makes phone calls and gives her easy access to voicemail and texting, if it weren't for the buy one get one free offer i probably would have gotten her something else but i figured since she wanted an iphone a year or so ago that the droid eris would be something she'd like. She'll probably get used to it and grow to love it but for now shes not overly enthused.
     
  3. smacky

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    You know, unfortunately, women have rights now, so she's within reason to choose w hat she wants. Let her get whatever and if she's unhappy with it, she'll return it and hopefully listen to you. Otherwise, she's the one suffering with an outdated OS, not you.

    She can, however, still get apps. Not sure what it's called, BB Market, I dunno. But she can get apps. Not an awesome selection, but she can get apps.
     
  4. HuskyKMA

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    Bingo
     
  5. Bishop

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    Ok, so maybe I was a little mis-informed. I was at one of the Verizon stores outside the store here. The guy told me they didn't have any apps. I'll give him credit, he really was bent on selling me a Droid, till I told him I have the same Eris he was talking on when I got there.
     
  6. Bishop

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    Mine seems to think if she got a blackberry, she can do as much as me. Who knows, maybe if she gets what she wants, it'll have 4 wheels on the back and she can skateboard home.

    But really, I'm checking back into the 'apps' thing right now.
     
  7. smacky

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    Blackberry has a market for apps. I don't think you are able to put third-party apps on there, meaning only stuff from the Markey is allower, not something you downloaded.
     
  8. hlaalu

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    You need to stand up and be a man. Say NO. You let her get a blackberry, in a week she will want a new purse, then a new jacket, then a new car, then she'll want to remodel the kitchen, etc.
     
  9. Zerethusta

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    I used to have a pearl. No "market" style thing like we've got, but there were PLENTY of websites with paid and free apps, and could download from mobile browser as wap. Mostly Java, but there were some decent games, and utilities.

    Most of the good stuff was ridonkeylously expensive though.

    And the battery life... Smartphone + 4 days off charger with moderate use... I miss those days...
     
  10. Jlopcpa

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    It may be her choice, but we get to her the constant complaining when she realizes BB sucks. I got my wife a Storm just before I got my Eris (I was thinking of getting the Storm). She hates the storm, we are now on our 4th one in 6 months. And a little FYI...effective 1/2010 VZW now has a policy of not allowing you to exchange an defective phone with a different phone, they just send a refurbished phone of the same. So now I have to keep listening to her how she hates her phone and my phone is so much better, which is true.

    So whatever you do, make sure she really tries it out during the first 30 days
     
  11. Caddyman

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    BBs are easier to learn and use
     
  12. I think the real issue here is "you told her" so the chance of you actually getting what you want now, is slim to none.
     
  13. Jlopcpa

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    You think Caddy, compared to Android. I came from Palm and I had a fine time adjusting to Android, but using my wife BB drives me nuts. Seems like I aways have to hit the BB button do complete a task.
     
  14. Gink

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    I came from a BB curve and I loved it. In fact, there were some apps I had on it that I wish I could get for the Eris. :( Depending on what your wife wants from her smartphone the BB may better suit her needs. Email on the BB can't be beat!!
     
  15. JAS_21

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    You allow her to have a phone? :p
     
  16. Bishop

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    lmmfao!

    The email part makes sense. Even for like Yahoo email? Cuz that's what she does a lot of her business through.
     
  17. carmendiva

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    lol funny thread...

    I don't know why people my age 17 and up find blackberry so interesting lol.

    Aside from the Storms, the hardware is nothing appealing
    the software is rather slow....
     
  18. Caddyman

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    yeah i came from a old brick BB 8703e, then a storm, then the eris. BB are easier to get the hang of, and usually have less bugs. (i know the storm had issues, mine was rock solid though, my wifes, not so much)
     
  19. Nunley

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    My wife is the opposite. She has a BB Tour and is always playing with my phone. ( yes I let her have a phone, you cavemen) I think there are pluses to having a keyboard but it's preference. I'm glad not everyone likes my phone and when someone else has it I find myself looking at the release date for the Incredible.

    I like being on the minority side.
     
  20. gruss

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    BB has an app store. You can install 3rd party apps and messaging blows everything else away. I love this phone but BB is also great if you prefer function over form and can live with a crappy browser. They are also good as phones. My wiFe still is thinking about going back to her storm and I really can't think of a good reason to tell her not too except for the recipe app on the Eris to keep her ass in the kitchen :p
     
  21. Caddyman

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    yes bb messaging is by far better then most other devices...that is what i miss the most.
     
  22. smacky

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    Are you talking about receiving texts and all? Or are you talking about BBM? I tried looking up screenshots to see what it was like, but no luck.
     
  23. OfTheDamned

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    Yes we have rights now and are even allowed to vote. :eek: ugh men :rolleyes:

    Blackberries aren't that bad. It all really depends on what you use your phone for. There is a market and tons of apps available. The OS is a little dated and the browser sucks, but for email and messaging they really are hard to beat. The battery life is far better too.

    Just get her to play around with the phone in the store and see what she likes. If she is anything like my girl you will never hear the end of it if you push her into something and she gates it. On the plus side the amazing, "I should have listened to you" stuff is great.
     
  24. Rubik76

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    I don't think BB offers Google Maps with Latiutude. Let her know if she gets an Android, she can track you at all times. That should sell her ;).

    If not, she gets what she wants - but then, you knew that already :).
     
  25. TheMortallyWounded

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    I think the biggest draw of the BlackBerry for women is the rediculously powerful vibrate mode. I can barely tell if my Eris is going off.
     

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