Overheard conversation at the convenience mart: BlackBerry Pearl UI sucks

True story. I'm on line at the convenience store yesterday, buying soft drinks, a paper, and a banana.

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True story. I'm on line at the convenience store yesterday, buying soft drinks, a paper, and a banana.

And I overhear this from a couple of guys who appear to be in their 20s:

Guy #1: You should call her on your cell.

Guy #2: I don't have one anymore. It died, and I am going to be looking for a new one this weekend.

Guy #1: What will you be looking for?

Guy #2: Well, I suppose I could buy another Samsung. There are some Windows Mobile ones I could look at. Then, there's always the Treo. And then (pauses about three seconds) there's the BlackBerry Pearl.

Guy #1: Oh yea, the BlackBerry.

Guy #2: I've tried to like the BlackBerry, but I can't. The UI sucks. There are 18 things on it (I presume he meant 18 home screen icons), but on the Pearl you can only see six at a time.

Guy#1: Yes, but that is what the Trackball is for.

Guy #2: Yea, I know, but scrolling down takes too damn long. And that sucks.

So I am standing there on line (as opposed to online) and wondering- hmm, doesn't this dude know there are QWERTY BlackBerrys like the Curve, where you can see all 18 home screen icons in one view?

Well, considering the Pearl was the first consumer-oriented BlackBerry, maybe the Pearl is all the BlackBerry models he's seen.

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