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.


Motorola Milestone

Bringing the best of both worlds- the Motorola Milestone offers and excellent soft keyboard as well as a slide-out hardware keyboard for the times when you need to input text for a longer period of time which many Blackberry owners do. Although not as fast as the Samsung in raw power, the software optimizations make it feel as snappy as any other Android handset.

Like the Galaxy S, you can sync with GMail and use Google Talk to chat while Premier Apps can enable synchronization of contacts and calendars along with email.

Priced at AED 2,499

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Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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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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