Blackberry Alternative?

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Seems there is a lot of talk about stopping Blackberry service in the GCC and some talk in Kuwait. Kuwait’s simple story is that they want to block some sites from being accessed as all internet, email, and messenger services are routed through Blackberry’s servers which circumvent most of the blocking requested by MOC from the ISPs. Now Saud is announcing they will stop BB service by this Friday, and UAE by October, so even if you are roaming there you won’t have Blackberry Service.

A lot of people love their Blackberry and can’t stop using it, but as soon as the service is disconnected they mentioned that they will switch over to the iPhone right away. I know a lot of people mentioned that all these smart phones have IM Clients that rival BBM but in reality none is simpler and more standardized then Blackberry, and it just won’t be the same in that case. I know that I have my Android and its a great phone but if they plan on disconnecting Blackberry any time soon I don’t think I would going back to SMS or enjoying the instant messaging as I do with BBM.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

4 Comments

  1. I think UAE mobile companies have promised their customers alternatives solution which I don’t think customers would like it anyway! whatsapp is a good candidate but still it is not reliable, does not have groups features, and you would have to store people actual mobile numbers in your handset to have them as contacts that may raise privacy concern :)

  2. “people mentioned that all these smart phones have IM Clients that rival BBM but in reality none is simpler and more standardized then Blackberry”

    W.. wow.. Dude, no offense but stop being a fanboy. You give someone your email address, they put it in their phone, then you start IMing. What’s the difference with Blackberry when it’s the same exact process except you give a BB# instead of an email.

    Just stop man. Live with the facts and don’t be a fanboy.

  3. I love my BB and will be bad to stop using it. I wish they will figure things out without blocking. “I wish”

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