BlackBerry Storm 2 and Bold 9700 Hands-on Video, Smartphone Round Robin
The Smartphone Round Robin officially begins today. This week I’m taking a look at the BlackBerry platform, including the Storm 2 and Bold 9700 – comparing it to Nokia’s Symbian and Maemo platforms. It is funny that I start out my first Round Robin week with the RIM BlackBerry platform since it is one of the “old” guys in the mobile business, much like Nokia. Both of their interfaces date back several years, but for some reason RIM is the ruler in North America and still gaining in market share here while Nokia is virtually non-existent in North America.
To get the conversation started I’ve started a thread over at the CrackBerry Forums to get feedback from BlackBerry users. Please participate in the comments section of this post here on Nokia Experts where Rene Ritchie from The iPhone Blog (TiPB) will be asking you to participate in the discussion. By participating in the discussion you will be entered into the drawing for your own Nokia smartphone (model to be determined) at the end of the Round Robin event.
Check out a video after the break of me using a couple of BlackBerry devices and talking to Kevin Michaluk about the devices and the RIM BlackBerry platform. It seems that BlackBerry Messenger is a major feature and service that keeps many BlackBerry owners upgrading to newer BlackBerry devices and may be something Nokia addicts like us could find useful.
I’ll be posting more here on Wednesday with my review of the BlackBerry platform on Friday so stay tuned and please visit the other Smartphone Experts sites to participate in the discussions of all platforms.