I was the first in the family to get a pearl. the entire family was like.. WTF are you getting that for?! and they realised that i was very happy with it owing to the fact that i could do everything on it.
my dad and brother had sony ericssons and i set up the BB software for their phones and they were happy. but really..how long before i converted them?
I showed them the bold. they fell in love, and then we got 3 bolds, and dad and bro are hooked. and i gave my mom the old pearl to get a feel of a bb. she was quite pleased and the next thing we know, she wanted a bold. which we got her.
now we're all 4 bb addicts. :D all 4 of us are on BBM which is SUCH a relief.