Why are BlackBerry applications so lame?

I miss those simple days, when blackberries and apples where just fruits…


I’ve been in a serious relationship with my Blackberry for one year, i though we like each other, we depend on each other… I even had thoughts about how my life would be without my lovely BB… but it seems that after all i was wrong… I might have to dump it soon. I know it’s gonna hurt but sometimes you do what you have to do…

One year using my BlackBerry i certainly knew it is not an iPhone, it is a messaging device. It didn’t expect much from the applications or ask for much. All i wanted to do today is to take a couple of screenshots from the new Yellow Pages BlackBerry application we are developing. I thought it would be very simple to Google it and download the first result i get but it wasn’t that simple…

The first 2 results i got were applications on BB App World which is not available in Egypt yet (I wonder why), then i found a direct download application called bbscreenshooter, this is how it works:

1. Download the bbscreenshooter.exe to your PC

2. Connect your BB via USB cable

3. Press the take screenshot button to save the screenshot to your PC

Seriously!!! You have to connect your BB to a computer in order to be able to take a screenshot. I even had this feature with my Nokia mobile 7 years ago, i could capture a screenshot on my mobile directly!

Bluetooth sucks don’t get me even started, you probably need to be a communication engineer in order to understand the terminology they are using, why  would they tell you enable / disable radio signal instead turn on/off your Bluetooth?

I started to get the point why 80% of the people that i know who have a blackberry actually owns another mobile and they are moving with the 2 mobiles all the time. One for calls and BB is just for texting, emailing and BBMing. However, this is not my type, i don’t wanna complicate my life by having too many devices, my laptop is my pc at work is my pc at home… I don’t have a private number and work number… just one number that’s all…

You think i should dump my BB or give it a seconds chance?


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