Hello, I’m Brooks and I am a crackberry addict.
I have had a smartphone since 2005. I majored in Mechanical Engineer during my college tenure and during one summer I had an internship with a small company that was a Nextel representative. I was brought on to be a “phone paramedic” where a client calls us and we go to them to fix their phone. I received my first Blackberry at that point and it was a 7520.
I loved this phone, it was a brick but it made me feel important. I was rarely in the office so I responded to a lot of emails on my Blackberry. The keyboard took a little getting used to since I had never had a smartphone before but once I got the hang of it I never looked back. The keyboard on Blackberry was insurmountable. That phone never left my side as I worked a lot and loved having the internet, even though it was horrible), on my phone. I learned everything about that phone; how to fix them, how to set them up. I also gave 1 hour training sessions to new users (saved the ringtones until last because after that I lost them).
I worked for the company off and on until 2008 and then phones that I carried were, in order; 7520, 8700, 8830 World Edition, 8330. They were all great devices, with my favorite being the 8330. I just loved the trackball and they were very easy to replace if you needed to. After I left the company my personal phone was an iPhone 3g, but I could never get used to the keyboard. The apps were nice but I never downloaded a ton and rarely used them. I also, really missed BBM (Blackberry Messenger), as all my friends still had Blackberry..The internet on the iPhone was amazing, a lot better than on the Blackberry. I had the iPhone for about a year and then switch to the wonderful Blackberry Bold 9000. What a lovely phone and I miss it everyday.
I got rid of the Bold for the brand new Torch that came out on ATT. It was a very neat phone with the slider and touch screen but the keyboard took a hit compared to the Bold. The Torch left a sour taste in my mouth as the slider got really annoying and internet still wasn’t up to par with the other smartphones. It wasn’t a bad phone on all fronts but it wasn’t for me. I decided to try out the Android operating system when the Motorola RAZR came out. Android is a nice operating system, but yet again I cannot get used to the keyboard and I refuse to pay for an app with a keyboard.
I currently still have my RAZR and as soon as the new keyboard Blackberry comes out in America, I will be getting it. I am so excited for Blackberry and cannot wait until I get my hands on that sexy physical keyboarded phone.