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BlackBerry Predictive Text

January 21, 2011

I am not going to rant long or often but why does BlackBerry predictive text suck so badly? I am a fool in the first place for getting the BB Storm that was released last years by RIM the Canadian telecommunications and wireless device company.  The Storm was attractive to me because it boasts a unique version of the touch screen SureType.  It’s the touch screen that is not a touch screen.  It’s more like a screen with buttons hidden underneath it.  At first I liked it, but then I realised that my anti-buttons are not aligned perfectly. I took it back to the store and they graciously offered to send it to the manufacturer and give me the world’s crappiest phone in the meanwhile…thanks Vodaphone.  I didn’t want to be without my phone so I just got used to it.

I send a lot of texts and the phone gives me the oddest suggestions like “Blackbert predictive texy kinds socks” which was meant to read “BlackBerry predictive text kinda sucks”. Check out for a list of funny iphone auto correct examples.

Now that my Vodaphone contract is coming to an end I am seriously considering getting an iphone.  I am Canadian and therefore partial to BlackBerry but the Storm model has features I don’t appreciate (euphemistic phrasing).  For instance, the camera function does not allow you to take a picture without the shutter sound.   Ostensibly the purpose of this function is so you can’t take pictures of people without them knowing…now tell me, where is the fun in that!!!???

Okay one last criticism…in life there are moments that are absolutely crucial, right?  Let’s say (hypothetically) that you’re having a very serious conversation with your boyfriend and there’s a miscommunication and you are just about to explain the misunderstanding when your phone freezes up?  I’m just saying.  This is a glitch that happens frequently with the Storm and requires the installation of updates to resolve completely.  Of course you can just pull the battery out as well, but then it takes ages to reboot!

Now here’s a funny video of a baby elephant wiping out in the mud:

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