Linked by Moochman on Tue 26th Jun 2012 19:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to, internal documents from RIM have been leaked, revealing the screen sizes and form factors of two phones planned for commercial release.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 26th Jun 2012 20:42 UTC
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We just got rid of out BlackBerries and everybody's happy.

They were always causing problems or breaking down. Over a 2 year period mine got repaired (read: replaced after a while) 3 times. The last one I had kept working, although a number of pixels dead and what seems to be glue holding the screen seems to have melted and is decorating the sides of it.

We had 19 BlackBerries and we're selling them to our employees. Well, 16 of them, because 3 of them are broken. There are 4 people who want one and only one for himself, the rest for family members or friends.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Moochman on Tue 26th Jun 2012 21:01 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Not too surprising that nobody wants them, given that the old OS really is complete crap by today's standards. As for build quality, I think it really depends on the model -- I've never owned a BlackBerry myself but based on my experience with coworkers' devices they run the gamut from feeling like plastic pieces of crap to actually seeming really well-constructed. Hopefully this next generation tends toward the latter....

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Tue 26th Jun 2012 21:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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These are Bold models, 9000, 9700 and 9780.

The 9000 suffers from a scroll ball that gets stuck, but you can fix that yourself by randomly trying to move it about until it starts working again.

My first 9000 suddenly refused to receive/send emails, despite hard resetting/restoring it. The second one suddenly just died and the third one had half the screen missing.

Other models also suffered from either suddenly dying or screen failure.

I kinda liked my Bold 9000, even though the bright white scroll ball always turned yellowish after a very short time, on each one I had. Nothing could make it turn white again.

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