Five Replacements for Blackberry Smartphones

By on August 9, 2010
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As much as we love our BlackBerry smartphones, we should start looking at alternatives.


Samsung Galaxy S

The Android platform has never has finer hardware than the Samsung Galaxy S with the super fast Hummingbird CPU, 512MB of RAM and an incredible Super AMOLED screen that pales all other screen in the UAE sunlight. Apps are plenty as well though the Android Market Place is not officially supported in the UAE.

For consumer use, you can sync your GMail account very easily while for chatting, you can use Google’s built-in Google Talk. For corporates, Google Premier Apps supports synchronization with the Android.

Priced at AED 2699 for a 16GB unit.

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  • Mansoori

    While the blackberry was fun the time it lasted, the Iphone is superior in terms of software and usage. It will really be the successor to blackberry. The Iphone even has more then one type of messenger similar to the BBM. Example: WhatsUp , Whoshere, Nimbuzz, MEmessenger and more.

  • Nitin M

    The challenge is to figure out, apart from the cost of the devices, what its going to cost to maintain these devices under data plans available in the UAE.

    The Blackberry Messenger was generally free, possibly saving people quite a lot of money on data transfers…

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