Blackberry Debacle

I think it is funny to read about the whole Blackberry thing, where it might get shut off. I can see all the CEO’s running around worried they might lose their emails. I think if the majority of people who used a Blackberry had the experience to use a Pocket PC phone running Windows Mobile, or even a Treo running Palm, they would throw their Blackberry’s out. Using a Blackberry is like using Itunes. You get stuck to their server (or hack to get it working with out, with twice the overhead). A device like a Pocket PC 6700 from Sprint – Windows Mobile, built in wifi, bluetooth, and then with Sprint’s EV-DO internet, you are money in the bank. And since it is running a form of Windows, it is easier for developers to create programs that will run on the platform.

By Steve Novoselac

Director of Digital Technology @TrekBikes, Father, Musician, Cyclist, Homebrewer

2 replies on “Blackberry Debacle”

I bought the 6700 exactly because it was easily programmable with .NET compact framework, in exactly the same way as programming for windows. Trying to program on the Palm environment is a big learning curve from Windows, not to mention the specialized programming tools that are needed. With the pocket PC + .NET CF, the regular visual studio enviroment used for regular windows programming, does just fine to program the phone too…. The only problem is finding the time!


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