Business users may not ever even use BBM (at least professionally), and frequently don't pick the phone they're issued--the IT department does. And that decision is usually based on what the IT cheif (or his boss likes), which is where BlackBerry seems to have it's last remaining fans. For the longest time it was about being able to get your email on the handset, but now even iOS does that, so now it's just what you're familiar with, and in my experience, to those people, a Droid is what their kid uses, and once you lose that candybar shape and pysical keyboard, the phone's just a 'toy'.
Shoot, if BlackBerry had gotten on the stick with the PlayBook, I'd still have one--I just wanted a tablet, and I wanted the phone and the tablet to play nice together. I wasn't really a BlackBerry 'fan', but Droids are only just now approaching the ability to be business devices, and even this is because I have a lot more oversight with the IT at my new job than the old one. There's no way I could have moved the old firm from BlackBerrys and its BES server to Droid.
As for tablets, I'd never ever get one. My netbook is all I need. Anyway as of late BB is definitely trying to expand their devices to meet the needs of average consumers but it doesn't seem like they're getting much right. Like I said before all the businesspeople I know use iPhones so I can't comment about that aspect.
Yeah I'm starting to lose hope that Verizon will even consider our needs and preferences for those of us who will ONLY use the candybar qwerty keyboard! My upgrade is due in April and I'm so frustrated that I'm nearly ready to go back to a BLACKBERRY, which I DON'T want to do!!! I haven't seen or heard ANY hope on the horizon of an update coming to VZW for the PRO. :-(
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FINALLY got my GN2 from slow-poke VZN !!
Pro was doomed from the start. A corporate phone that couldn't sync with exchange and it also got lost in the constant flurry of phones moto constantly slings out.....seemingly a new phone every 2 months or so.
I used a Pro until my backlight stopped lighting up. Nothing I did fixed it and typing in the dark was impossible. I also needed the ability to have a high speed internet connection so I had to go to.a 4g phone with a mobile hotspot.
Im to the point where phones are getting too big to carry around. I put my Pro up against my Bionic and remember how perfect it felt to hold and carry....except for the slippery plastic back.
I would rather go to a touchscreen android then go to a Blackberry...that's just me.
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