Blackberry! We have Blackberrys in the house for Week 5 of the Smartphone Round Robin (we're a little late, we know) and it's definitely going to be a fun ride. Though the Blackberrys in this year's Round Robin (Storm 2, Bold 9700) are similar to the offerings we had last year, they're absolutely better devices overall. You can almost think of these devices as perfect Blackberrys.

I've started a thread over at the Crackberry forums asking some questions but more importantly getting myself familiar with the community of Blackberry, trying to find the 'crack'. On another note, our friend Phil Nickinson representing WMExperts is using Android this week and has started a thread asking for help in our own Android Central forums. Help him out and you might even win an Android smartphone of your choice!

Be sure to hit the jump to check out my hands-on video of Blackberry with a lot of help from Crackberry Kevin!

 
There are 10 comments

Bobloblaw says:

I do love the storm still, i was one of the lucky few to get a 1st gen. storm without any major problems. When i went to get a new phone i checked out the storm2 and droid as well, but i ended up with the eris. All i really miss from BB is BBM, but overall I love my eris and don't plan on leaving Android any time soon

CaseAiken says:

Oh, Blackberry.You fascinate me, but I'd so want you more if I had a desk job.

Anonymous says:

Why?

Anonymous says:

Does Casey have pink nail polish on in this video? It doesn't look like it on his thumb as much as it does his other fingers.

Mikey says:

I can type so fast on the pearl it's not funny. The Droid that replaces it is much better overall, but I could really tear it up on the BBM. I miss that little guy and if they ever bring their operating system up to par with OSX-M and Android I will gladly go back to them :D

Alan Wild says:

Could someone post a direct link to the video on youtube? My company's proxy server blocks embedded videos.

spb35 says:

As a converted Blackberry user, i do find myself occasionally feeling nostalgic when i play with some other BB user's new toy, but I do love me some Android... currently on a Cyanogen-Modded G1, but i am reeeally hoping for a Nexus on in the near future!!

zero984 says:

This is absolutely accurate in my personal opinion (MY OPINION). I recently switched from a Blackberry Storm 9530 to a Droid Incredible. I loved my Storm, but in terms of apps that I wanted, they weren't there. Also the concept of being able to pick up another blackberry and use it is true (I haven't owned another, i just know people who do). This is very down to earth and accurate. Lovin the DInc though.

zero984 says:

This is absolutely accurate in my personal opinion (MY OPINION). I recently switched from a Blackberry Storm 9530 to a Droid Incredible. I loved my Storm, but in terms of apps that I wanted, they weren't there. Also the concept of being able to pick up another blackberry and use it is true (I haven't owned another, i just know people who do). This is very down to earth and accurate. Lovin the DInc though.

ShaneOryan says:

sooo boring

more like boreberry