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Old 10-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been using PDA's since the early 1990's. Palm was legendary for doing four things really well; contacts, calendar, tasks and memo's. Then Palm got stuck on stupid and, well, the rest is history. I finally threw in the Palm towel over a year ago.

Then I had a WM device (Q9m) for a year. Oh god, there's 373 days of my life I can't get back.

After much hand-wringing, wailing and gnashing of teeth (and that was just my wife) I finally broke down and got myself an 8330.

I've had it since early September. It hasn't been turned off or rebooted or battery removed or thrown into the ice cube maker since then.

The Blackberry is, for me, what the Palm devices were in the early days. Very stable, very functional and a near perfect user interface.

Although I'm a geek, for me, stuff has to be functional. I don't have stuff for the sake of having stuff. Like a good pair of shoes, I hope my 8330 lasts a loooong time, because (in my best Forrest Gump) it sure is comfortable.

And that's all I got to say about that...
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very valid observations and comments!
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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iPhone > BlackBerry, haven't you heard?
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been using PDA's since the early 1990's. Palm was legendary for doing four things really well; contacts, calendar, tasks and memo's. Then Palm got stuck on stupid and, well, the rest is history. I finally threw in the Palm towel over a year ago.

Then I had a WM device (Q9m) for a year. Oh god, there's 373 days of my life I can't get back.

After much hand-wringing, wailing and gnashing of teeth (and that was just my wife) I finally broke down and got myself an 8330.

I've had it since early September. It hasn't been turned off or rebooted or battery removed or thrown into the ice cube maker since then.

The Blackberry is, for me, what the Palm devices were in the early days. Very stable, very functional and a near perfect user interface.

Although I'm a geek, for me, stuff has to be functional. I don't have stuff for the sake of having stuff. Like a good pair of shoes, I hope my 8330 lasts a loooong time, because (in my best Forrest Gump) it sure is comfortable.

And that's all I got to say about that...
I have to say the way you wrote made me chuckle a bit -- thanks!

Glad it is working fror you!!
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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iPhone > BlackBerry, haven't you heard?
dear god, do we need to go into that??

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Old 10-27-2008, 05:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dear god, do we need to go into that??

Just wait until the Storm is released. There will comparisons galore.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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MY LORD! HE IS A SINNER! BURN HIM!
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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haha. facetious, look it up ;)
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And, annoying. I know that word, too.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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iPhone > BlackBerry, haven't you heard?
I don't know about that. I have a 8100 Blackberry and I have seen and played around with the iphone. It is pretty cool but I am in love with my little blackberry. I wouldn't trade it for a iphone. But that's just me.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've been using PDA's since the early 1990's. Palm was legendary for doing four things really well; contacts, calendar, tasks and memo's. Then Palm got stuck on stupid and, well, the rest is history. I finally threw in the Palm towel over a year ago.

Then I had a WM device (Q9m) for a year. Oh god, there's 373 days of my life I can't get back.

After much hand-wringing, wailing and gnashing of teeth (and that was just my wife) I finally broke down and got myself an 8330.

I've had it since early September. It hasn't been turned off or rebooted or battery removed or thrown into the ice cube maker since then.

The Blackberry is, for me, what the Palm devices were in the early days. Very stable, very functional and a near perfect user interface.

Although I'm a geek, for me, stuff has to be functional. I don't have stuff for the sake of having stuff. Like a good pair of shoes, I hope my 8330 lasts a loooong time, because (in my best Forrest Gump) it sure is comfortable.

And that's all I got to say about that...


Your post made me laugh too.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was lauging at the OP's post. And I am also a bb fan, hate the iPhone.
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