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  1. finnaginagain

    finnaginagain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am so tired of seeing 15 year old tweens with blackberrys....... no offense to BB owners its an amazing phone for business users but teens or people who have no clue when it comes to the stuff on it it drives me insane.

    Most teens have a BB because of television but why? i have had a lot of smartphones and i like the BB if i was a business owner and used 90% of the features but i did not. i have also owned a samsung omnia Win OS is terrible. and a motorola Q9C whihc i loved up until my DRoid but i still cant get over the fact that when im at work i see all these little girls walking around with a damn BB and paying the extra 30 bucks a month just to text.... what a waste

    sorry just had to vent lol
     

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  2. MisterEff

    MisterEff Well-Known Member

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    BB are mostly for business but I am sure a lot of these "kids" are more tech savvy than you think. I know a girl with a BB and she uses most of its features.
     
  3. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    People are sheep and buy/use whatever the media tells them to, which is either an iFail or a BB. Baa, baa, baa.

    Seriously, I can understand why a businessperson might opt for a Blackberry, but for anyone else, it's a pretty terrible choice. Apps? Shit. Games? Haha. Watching videos on that tiny screen? Might as well gouge your eyes out. Surf the web on that godawful browser? Just throw it away already. You'd be better off with a Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic or something.
     
  4. finnaginagain

    finnaginagain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thank you thats exactly how i feel i just want to slap the people with BB that have no use for it
     
  5. finnaginagain

    finnaginagain Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i agree that some kids are tech savvy but if they are why would they choose a damn BB? a droid has way for tech stuff going for it such as roms and stuff so why?

    BECAUSE THEY THINK IT MAKES THEM LOOK COOL
     
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    I think if someone wants a BB and has the means to pay for it, then I'm pretty sure that it's OK for them to have one. If we started basing skills on "worthy of ownership", most drivers would not be allowed to own a car. ;)
     
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    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed..

    ..Although.. thought this was a DROID forum? Why are we talking about BB's again?
     
  8. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member

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    i work for verizon and about 90% of people wanting to go to a data phone ask about a blackberry and i ask why they want a blackberry and most say they didnt know there was other options besides the iphone

    also when the droid came out there was so many people that came up and asked "can i get a droid" and when i said "which one" almost all of them had no clue about the eris and after i showed them the eris, most went with it

    i bet most people in the market for a smart phone only want what their friend has cuz they are scared to make a wrong decision
     
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    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Moved. To the OP, please choose a better sub forum for off topic stuff like this.
     
  10. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

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    I'm kind of insulted by you inferring that kids arn't smart enough to use Crackberries. I am 14, I have made my own head mounted display, have 5 laptops of my own all without atleast 2 operating systems (All with linux, and the second one being OS X or Windows.) I bought the droid 2 days after it came out, and I am a horrible speeler!

    I am THE geek.
     
  11. 150_cav

    150_cav Well-Known Member

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    is it too late for your parents to adopt me and buy me cool stuff
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Ha! You remind me of, me lol. I'm 25 and if you saw my "home office/entertainment room" you would have to change your pants. And fact is, most people in general, are NOT tech savvy. Just because you can play xbox and fire up facebook doesn't make you tech savvy. I.e. anyone who thinks the iphone is a smartphone, is not tech savvy. Iphone is in the middle, between smartphones and dumbphones. Like the lg envy or samsung instinct =)
     
  13. BuzWeaver

    BuzWeaver Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't this boil down to ideology? I'm making an observation here and not necessarily directing this at the OP, but just as you're entitled to purchase what you want, shouldn't others be entitled to purchase what they want?
     
  14. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

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    I'm 16 years old. I got my first WinMo phone, and my first phone in general, when I was 12 (no data plan; it wasn't the best experience, jumping around from WiFi hotspot to WiFi hotspot, but I managed). I loved to tinker with that thing.

    It really depends on the users. Some teenagers really do try to use and abuse their device to the fullest, like I did. And not every teenager with an iPhone or Blackberry is just a sheep following the herd; teenagers are generally locked into whatever carrier their parents are with. Blackberry is probably the best choice out there besides Android and many people are on AT&T where there is no Android option (besides the newly released Backflip but even the iPhone is better than that locked-down piece of crap). Though I used it for 4 years, WinMo really seems to be at the bottom of the herd in terms of general usability. Maybe Windows Phone 7 can change that, but I don't see it or any other mobile OS out there at the moment surpassing Android.

    tl;dr version: Most teenage smartphone owners are part of the drooling masses, but there's definitely a small minority of nerds there that spends a month reading reviews and forums for every phone on their carrier's site to make a proper decision. ;)
     
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    radikal Well-Known Member

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    if the kid buys it themselves, fine, but if not, I think you won't appreciate it and will forever be subjected to wanting things and then someone getting it for you. some don't turn up that way, but thats how i have seen it a lot! A year ago I was dealing with 3 kids just like that. one i know traded a netbook for an iphone and i thought she was a ******!

    I don't get some kids
     
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    i VTAK Well-Known Member

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    In 2 years my kid will be 6 and probly sporting the Hero I currently rock. Only $20 a month to add him to our family plan so as long as he know's how to use it by then he'll have it.
     
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    My daughter (14) has had her BB Pearl for a year and a half now, and if it wasn't for her I would not have figured out what/how I needed to do whatever with my Curve.

    She makes As and B+s in school, and is involved in a lot of after school stuff..
    She decided she'd rather have the BB with the data plan than get $10 a week for her chores.

    Shes learned how to use videos from her phone to set up powerpoints on her computer, shes takes photos and edits them to look like they were taken with one of our high dollar cameras, she uses it as an mp3 player... and shes even put some movies onto it.

    She uses the heck outta that thing... and has not once lost it and only a few times let it actually die.

    IMHO she has earned her right to have it.
     
  18. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member

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    Just an FYI, I make java and flash applications, odd tech jobs, and multiple other things to make my own money. Last time I took money from my parents was when I was like 8 when I needed to get some adapter for my computer.
    That was like $30 or $40 that I didn't have with me at the moment, so I paid him back later that night. I am not including purchasing of food, or stuff like that which is pretty much a given, I am talking about technology purchases (I don't buy much else besides computer/other technology equipment)
     
  19. Daedalus

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    You know I can understand some of the frustration but then my 13yo daughter has a Curve. She did not ask for it but her old phone crapped out on her and that was sitting around after I had updated to a New BB last year. So she is rocking the BB beacause I said so. All she wanted to do was txt and talk.
     
  20. Griever

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    I've learned through life that making assumptions is a dangerous thing. This seems to be exactly what your doing. Your making assumptions based one what you see there and then, not taking account of what was or could be. For example is there a reason they have this specific phone, is it a hand me down from a parent or sibling. Is it coz their friend has one and they like what they see. For whatever reason they like it, bottom line is they do. Its maybe not mine or your ideal piece of cake, but they have it and aren't complaining. As was said earlier... let them be.

    Also about the 'only using 90% of the features.' Can you confirm that they are only using that? Life is all about learning from mistakes, and i doubt you can sit at your computer/phone and say you have never made a mistake in buying a phone/computer/electrical item.

    Let them live let them learn. The best way for them to do that is with their own mistakes.
     
  21. BORIStheBLADE

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    I think the more popular phone is the Iphone..
    BB is more main stream then people think it is, plus aren't we all paying about $20-$29 for data?
     
  22. 150_cav

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    i saw a study saying that blackberry was 1% more popular than the iphone, thats sad because the iphone is only on att when bb is EVERYWHERE but i think that was done last fall, so who knows now
     
  23. BORIStheBLADE

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    Could be... maybe businesses use of the phone might have bumped those numbers up?... All I know is 75% of the people I know have an Iphone so those numbers go further for me.
     
  24. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Don't worry about the iphone. It will fail. Just all of apples other crap.
     
  25. dabbill

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    I currently went from android to blackberry for 1 reason and i am not a business user. I am deployed in Afghanistan and blackberrys are the only phones that i know of with UMA. Also the main reason i am still with t-mobile cause they are the only ones in the US with this feature enabled. For some of you that dont know, UMA allows 100% use of the phone while on wifi. No need for a cell signal. So while i am in the middle of Afghanistan i can use my phone like i am in the states. I just wish more carriers and more phones could do this. I would much rather be useing my android phone but paying the money for a blackberry is worth it to me just for that one feature. So maybe some of these kids live in an area with bad cell service and want a phone that can do this, but also want a smart phone. Never know unless you ask them.
     

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