I bought a Blackberry a couple of years ago for $400+. As a plain phone it was good but that was it. It was SOOOooo slow on 3G it felt like dialup and crashed on half of all web pages. The rep had told me how good it was for web and it was the WORST. BB didn't even seem to care about it as support and updates never fixed any issues I could tell. The only good thing about it was support for UMA as a plain phone. Even the buttons were too small for good texting.
When android came along it was so much better I never looked back.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the corporations discover that money can elect representatives to vote themselves a monopoly, buy media to blame 'The Godless' and forced price inflation on the public.