My favorite BlackBerry user sent me a note that got me thinking about about hardware and how long we should hold on to out dated androids. Usually in the corporate PC world a device is only good for about two years before it’s hardware and warranty expires. At home the time frame is longer because the need for fast and cutting edge hardware is less.
Smartphones however are a special case. With newer hardware tech always around the corner and even newer software needing more resources, Androids lose their value pretty quickly. Eventually hardware will catch up with software but in the meantime the consumer has to burn through a six month cycle of androids with a two year contract.
I guess the question is “Isn’t every smartphone like that?” Has Apple and Samsung conditioned us to shell out cash each time a new phone comes out? Read the note below from a satisfied BlackBerry user and tell us if it gives you pause…
“I’ve been thinking, I’ve made a similar statement b4 but this time I think I will stay/keep. This may be my last “High-End” device. I knw that BB10 is coming in Jan. (Both Full Touch Screen & QWERTY) basically I think the qwerty will look pretty similar to mines 9900 but just much better specs.
I’ve always gotten the newest High-End devices, even when I tried to simplify it didn’t last very long(months), and I never had a device of any High-End or not longer then 9-11 months!! B4 I upgraded/just brought it flat out retail price!
Its weird, when I see ppl wit classic smartphone device (old BlackBerry’s etc) and still using them to the full/full force communication, it tells me something(which I already know), that its all hype! And some companies keep updating to software(then starts to run slow) to force you to upgrade, but I must BB hasn’t started to do that, yet?(Let’s hope not).
Ps. I just wanted to sounded off.
Sent via BlackBerry®”