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BlackBerry Curve 8900

January 5, 2009 by  
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Here’s something new…

Let’s face it, in your average review what most readers aren’t looking for is praise or description. We know the majority of products these days do the basics just fine and if we want a specification list we can get that off the manufacturer’s site – it doesn’t require 1,000 words.

In short, we’re all on the look out for the Bad Points, the deal breakers, that single missing or poorly implemented feature that can on occasion be like finding a needle in a haystack. It is the issue which says for you individually this product requires no further investigation and can be dismissed.

Here’s an easy example. Considering its midrange positioning, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the best smartphone I’ve seen from RIM to date. Build quality, screen, keyboard, software, pricing, it’s all superb and therefore omitted.

Instead the deal breaker is its lack of 3G – something many cannot do without yet will get 700/800 words into a review just to discover. Let’s cut through this – a blog isn’t paid by the word and we’re all busy people.

So without further ado here is GordonKelly.com’s first ‘Just the Bad Points’ review:

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BlackBerry Curve 8900 – Just the Bad Points

  • No 3G Connectivity

Got it?

Yep, it’s dead easy. Now the issue won’t always be this simple to spot, often it can be something you’d only notice from physically using the device. So this should also allow me to bring you word on the latest and hottest products FAST, after all it’s Only the Bad Points – the points that matter. Enjoy!

Feedback most welcome.

Comments

15 Responses to “BlackBerry Curve 8900”
  1. TheLostSwede says:

    Well, sure, but it’s not that easy to sum up most products. Generally most things I’ve ever reviewed have more than one bad point. Then again, it also depends how picky you are 😀

  2. Gordon says:

    @TheLostSwede – I couldn’t agreed more and it certainly isn’t meant to be the be all and end all for everyone. In a nutshell here’s the idea:

    Most people read 3/4/5 reviews these days before buying something and they have to wade through A LOT of prose. ‘Just the Bad Points’ isn’t designed to replace these reviews just filter them.

    It’s an approach which let’s a potential buyer quickly know whether they want to read more in the first place. A filter before they head to their favourite site and spend 20 minutes pawing through every detail, working up a sweat just to reach that ‘OH moment’.

  3. James says:

    I think in essence you’re right Gordon. Who wants five or more paragraphs of blurb or opinion on a device, when a simple good points / bad points, with more emphasis on the bad points, will more than suffice.

    A no-nonsense, concise approach is definitely one I’d favour!

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