RIM brings it back to use the clamshell design, giving you the BlackBerry Style, available for the Sprint network. The Style is the first Sprint phone with the new Blackberry 6 operating system, giving you the latest and most up-to-date applications and features available. This review’s purpose is to give you some understanding to what exactly you will be getting from BlackBerry’s newest phone, and we’ll start with the design.
The Style is a clamshell-like device that features a full QWERTY keyboard and dual-screen functionality. The main screen is used to navigate the device’s features, while the outer screen serves to keep your informed while you are not using the phones, providing you missed calls, the time, date, and whether or not you’re connected to a 2G or 3G network. It features a camera, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and an easily accessible 32 GB memory card slot. Also available are Accessories which allow you to make your BlackBerry phone look as good as you do.
As with all new phones today, you might need something to help keep your screen looking like new. That is where a Screen Protector comes into play. With one of these protectors you never have to worry about your phone’s screen getting scratched or dirty. Yet another great feature for this phone is that you can use a Case to keep that phone looking and operating like new. With all of the new features and functionality of the device you can’t help but want to keep it looking and running like new.
The Style is built around the BlackBerry 6 OS platform, unlike the previous BlackBerry phones, which are known to perform very sluggish. There has been much talk of this new platform as it eliminated almost all of the slow processing of the previous generations. With such speed the Blackberry can actually outperform the Apple IPhone and Android phone devices. Blackberry has listened to all of the complaints concerning the last generation and has done much to eliminate those past problems. It seems that they have focused on making the device more user-friendly than ever, making it accessible to businessman, as well as other casual users.
No matter your reason for purchasing a new cell phone, the exceptional quality offered by the Style takes the options offered by those other cell phones and dumps them in the trash where they belong. To recap, the new design, operating system, and relocated micro-SD card slot alone have made this device more streamlined. Finally we have the Blackberry that we have always wanted; one that can process multiple applications without slowing down, can offer us a world of multimedia entertainment, and one that can finally and once and for all give us the functionality this world demands.