We were kindly provided a Boost BlackBerry Style for review by Boost Mobile’s PR agency this month and I’ve been using it as my primary phone instead of my E71. My full review won’t go up until this weekend, but here are a few things that I’ve been able to take away from using the phone for a couple weeks.
- Applications such as Twitter and Facebook hook in at the system level and alerts are triggered for replies to status updates and tweets, which is a huge plus since no longer are you forced to stay in an app. Twitter for BlackBerry also features full Unicode support, so foreign language tweets render properly.
- The phone is an unfortunate magnet for smudges and fingerprints owing to its glossy finish.
- The 5.0 megapixel camera is positioned oddly on the backside of the phone, leading to situations where my index finger would be completely covering the image sensor and inadvertently taking pictures.
- BlackBerry 6 is not the resource hogging mess that it is on other BlackBerry devices, but it still demonstrates key limitations that hamper it from being an effective consumer level operating system compared to Android and iOS.
- Indoor antenna sensitivity is a huge issue if you live in a below average coverage area.
There’s more I could touch on, but I’ll leave the bigger stuff for this weekend. For now, check out some pictures of the phone and what you get in the blister packaging when you buy it, such as software and the combination sync cable/charging cube adapter. Let me know if you have any questions or if want to see more pics.