Really, How Many Would Care?
Like dog plus 80% of world, I'm already downloading e-mail to my phone without BIS. In terms of data or power usage it's a minuscule thing. Push e-mail would be nice, but it's hardly a deal breaker.
I'm looking at the new Blackberrys to replace my Google phone not because I want or need BIS, but because I find the Nexus just isn't cut out for creating and handling information. By which I mean, writing an e-mail more than three sentences long.
I've been looking for BB reviews to get a better idea how well it will work for me, but have thus far been frustrated by the fragmentary and biased nature of everything I've found. Between the anti-RIM bitching, and the BB fanboi commentards, there is bloody little useful information to be had.
At least now I know how it will play with Gmail, which I use pretty much exclusively. I think I read that the BB will work OK with Google calendar. But beyond that, not much to go on.
For instance - real world battery life - not "if you turn off 4G." Battery with GPS, WIFI, and full phone function running.
For instance - how does the mapping and GPS compare to Google, or can I use Google's product on the phone?
For instance - how is the BB to use in cold or wet conditions - this is Canada after all, and the Nexus can be pretty irritating in snow and ice.
For instance - how does the camera rate? Does it, unlike my JB powered Nexus, allow me turn off the shutter click?
And, dare I say it, Twitter, Facebook, Google+....
Honestly, I thought that some of the reviewers who've had these phones for several week could have come up with a decently comprehensive review.
(Of course now I'll pointed to a half dozen such reviews. Oh well. (PS - a YouTube video of flashy features doesn't cut it either))