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Old 09-14-2006, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't think RIM's done it with this one as hoped.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Every female I've shown it to has loved it. Including my wife, who switched last night from a 7100t to the Pearl.
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What about new users? Will the only lassies who pick up the Pearl be ones who already understand the CrackBerry mentality?
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What's a CrackBerry?
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What's a CrackBerry?
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"While some people may jokingly refer to a BlackBerry as a "crackberry," experts say the potential to develop an addiction to these kinds of communication devices is real, because they can make people feel disconnected, which also happens with alcohol, drug and gambling addictions. "
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It originally came from a fake Harvard Medical School study where the addictive nature of the BlackBerry was compared to Crack cocaine, in a double blind study with a placebo (a "Palm Pilot").

It was determined, in the study, that crack cocaine was much more addictive than a BlackBerry.

That's how the legend began.
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ah yes... well every woman who has seen my pearl almost crapped themselves cause they wanted it...
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What about new users? Will the only lassies who pick up the Pearl be ones who already understand the CrackBerry mentality?
I'm female and this is my first blackberry. I think a lot of women will pick it up because of its combined form and function, even if they have never touched a blackberry before. All my female friends love it!

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Old 09-14-2006, 05:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm female and the Pearl is replacing my 2 year old 7100t.
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Yeah, I've been waiting to get the 8100 from my local TMO. She called and said they had one although it wasn't for sale because she is going to buy it! She simply called to let me know that I could come in to see it but that's it. They don't expect to get another one in for two more weeks!
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Old 09-14-2006, 05:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My wife loves the Pearl. She's switching over from her 8700 next week.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Digital Dude, call T-Mo and order directly from them. You will have it in three days.
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