3 Reasons You Won't Give Up Your BlackBerry for Droid 3
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Get over it, businesses, there's just no replacing the BlackBerry -- not even with the zippy Motorola(MOT) 4G LTE-enabled Droid 3 ($149 with a two-year contract from Verizon(VZ) , plus required data plan starting at $30 per month).
We who work know the truth: Work involves, you know, work. Numbers. Letters. Words. Sentences. And I'm normal, meaning I love retracing the grease lines on my iPad to play my music, look at the relatives and read, but when a work email arrives its back to those letter and numbers I was talking about -- and struggling to get the dumb touch-controlled keyboard to do what I need it to do.
|For consumers, the Motorola Droid 3 is a solid phone, maybe even a great one. For workers, though, it doesn't make the cut.|
Phone makers such HTC, LG and Samsung all know keyboards still matter in the office. They cough up attempts at work-ready keyboard phones. Many even have touch-controlled, iPhone-like screens baked in. But for work, I am finding most of these are either too big, too complex or too consumer oriented. What you still want for work is what you always wanted: a small, thin, palm-sized device with endless battery life.
More often than not, that means a BlackBerry.
Research in Motion(RIMM) , with its random outages and secretive ways, almost dares us businesspeople to reconsider our BlackBerry affections. In fact, I am just winding down a monthlong reconsideration in the form of demo-ing a work-phone wannabe: the Motorola Droid 3.
Can it replace a BlackBerry? Sadly, probably not: