Thursday, November 11, 2010

Buzz Aldrin Would Not Be Impressed


I am just about tired of my Blackberry. RIM, your 15 minutes of fame are over! I will be purchasing a Droid phone by this weekend. My frustrations with Blackberry are far and wide but here are a few highlights:
1) Constant resets (reminds me of the old Windows CE devices)
2) The lack of an open development platform
3) Slow synchronization time
Speaking of slow synchronization times. Why does it take 5 minutes to synch 4500 contacts? I can't understand why I have more computing power on my Dell laptop and Blackberry than the entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon yet it takes over 5 minutes to synch 4500 contacts. I could write a simple algorithm that compares the date/time stamp of a contact on the laptop vs date/time stamp of a contact on the Blackberry. If the date/time stamps does not match then overwrite the old with the new! Each comparison would take nanoseconds. Thus, the entire process should take 2 seconds at best. It's just that simple Blackberry! Obviously Blackberry and Microsoft need to be schooled on data structures.

The United States landed men on the moon the year I was born and returned them safely to Earth with less computing power than my laptop and Blackberry yet, RIM can't figure out a way to synchronzie 4500 contacts in less time than it takes to fry an egg. Buzz Aldrin would not be impressed. So, what do you think?

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