Archive for May 3rd, 2006

Regarding Blackberries

If there is one kind of a smartphone/handheld that I simply can’t stand, that’s the Blackberry. It is ugly. It is bulky. It has terrible fonts and a terrible user interface (that rocker button on its side is a bitch for my small hands). And on top of all that, its default settings are below par. I really don’t understand why they ship their web browser with these crippled settings because it is actually pretty full-featured (for a mobile browser) and surely, they have enough RAM on these devices. Defaults MATTER.

Blackberry 8700r with default browser settings:

Blackberry 8700r after enabling all its browser features (bg colors, css, tables etc):