When I worked with construction guys I had to have a Blackberry Curve. After 3 months I figured out the construction world and I were not compatible and within another 3 months I was to dump the Blackberry Curve and the construction company. Now I have an iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and Blackberry is near end of life. There are some who really miss their Blackberry Curve. Do I? No. I have iPhone apps and social features. I have Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with 1920 x 1080 display, quad core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32 GB + 64 GB microSD storage, Stylus, and Android.
So what do Blackberry Curve loyal users miss?
1. Physical Keyboard
2. Blackberry Server for reliable e-mail
3. Days of battery life
4. A kick ass cell antenna
These 4 strengths of the Blackberry Platform is so irrelevant to a large percentage of the market. I don't use my Phone to check e-mail, but don't write on it. Reliable e-mail is a cloud service many times better than an enterprise IT group. Plugging in once a day is OK. Although I am sometimes able to go 2 days with my Galaxy Note 3. I spend 98% of my time connected to wifi.