So Blackberry Messenger has been available on the Android operating system through the Play Store for just over a week now. Over the weekend I have been paying attention to battery life on my tablet.I have noticed that my battery is not lasting a day I have noticed that BBM is draining the battery and causing some data leakage. The cause seems to be the “always on” feature. Even of you kill the task using a task killer it automatically comes back to life a few minutes later. I am going to remove it until they bring out a new version. This is a pity because it is actually a good app. If you notice the batteries on your Android device seem not to last as long as they should and you have BBM installed its quite possible that BBM maybe the culprit.
Following on from the first part of this blog we move into an era where one device became the norm, and at this point things got worse. In my opinion Windows Mobile was not ready and its syncing software too bloated. I was using one of these at the time. It was a bit of a disaster and in my opinion may have been too early to market. I swiftly returned to Nokia with an E61. Nokia’s answer to the blackberry. They so nearly had it right. The footprint was a little chunky and the syncing problems were still there. Shrink the footprint a little and improve the operating system, add a good camera and with Ovi bring some nice apps to the table and you have the Nokia E71, a very good and capable replacement. . However the syncing software is now so bloated and really beginning to irk. I managed to lose the E71 and this was followed by an E72. This was the worst most unreliable phone I have ever owned and had to go back 5 times in 13 months. This effectively ended my relationship with Nokia. It is a pity because they had in my opinion really trounced Blackberry with the E71 it was a solid good business phone doing everything well and perfect for a life on the road. During this time single device convergence was key but would it last? Look out for part three to find out!