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| | [10-03-2004] Globe: You have mail, always, with BlackBerry
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By Boston Globe / Washington Post
| You have mail, always, with a BlackBerry |
By Yuki Noguchi, Washington Post | October 3, 2004
Washington lawyer William Wilhelm knows from experience that not everybody loves his BlackBerry as much as he does.
''I once had a date become apoplectic because we were in the airport terminal before vacation, and I did the one final BlackBerry check," Wilhelm said
The girlfriend was fed up with a relationship punctuated by Wilhelm fiddling with the wireless device to check hundreds of e-mails a day.
BlackBerrys make e-mail portable, available any time and almost anywhere. Airline delays become office time. An elevator ride becomes a chance to dash off a reply. A companion's restroom trip at a restaurant provides just enough time to close a deal electronically...