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Old 05-24-2007, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why is it that most people have blackberrys ? Is it because its the new trend, Do you havea blackberry because you need it , Or are you true to it because you love it. And why is Blackberry the company of your choice. With different PDA's out there what makes you choose RIM. And with new blackberry's comming out so fast how do you no which one to stay with, because they keep getting better.

Which one do you perfer
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The one thing that does it for me is I can access mutltiple mail account with my BlackBerry. Currently I have my office email and my Gmail on my BlackBerry.

I'm a BlackBerry admin so I'm a little bias. Since I have to carry a BlackBerry this is it for me.
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I got my first BB because I wanted to away from my business I own, but not feel isolated and unreachable to clients. I also didn't want to lug a laptop around just for email. Hence the BlackBerry. I can go out of town and not feel away from my business. I chose the BB because of its concrete reputation for working consistently day in and day (in which it has proven itself to me). I don't jump on the latest and greatest models out there as they are released (still have the 8700g right now, BUT an 8800 is heading my way tomorrow).

I don't care about trends, I care about getting my work done. (But, I do enjoy having a new toy to play with).
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I'm not up onto much fads. I always heard about the blackberry's and decided to get one and i've been hooked since. I have been through many phones, and the blackberrys top the list.

I want a HSPDA blackberry so then i can talk to someone on the phone through bluetooth and text and IM all at the same time. That would be great.
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Blackberry owner because I run my own business and simply because it makes business and my personal life, much easier...i can send/receive emails, IM's, use my calender, and a whole lotta things...plus, my entire entourage and family are blackberry users, so you get the point...i would never, ever, ever, ever in my life jump ship to another type of pda....the blackberry device is a keeper for me
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I am on the road a lot. I wanted/needed a reliable device to be able to read/send email without having to use my laptop. Needed to have access to the web for news, weather, sports info. Also needed access to contact and calendar info. Didn't want to carry multiple devices. Didn't want to have to reboot several times a day.

The BB was the logical solution for me.
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I am on tour often and I am basically in the same boat as Dubdub. ( Feel free to click the link below my sig to see what I do for a living ).
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For years I wanted a 2-way pager. Then I wanted a 2-way w/ hot organizer apps.
Of course I wanted Mobile Internet, email, & phone. Plus I wanted a full keyboard.

I became familiar w/ Blackberry by seeing some of my favorite rappers/moguls switch from the moto timeports to BB 72xx series. I became a Blackberry expert in the 9th grade, got a 957 (off ebay) in 10th grade, finally got a 8703e past December.
Right now its more personal, then business.
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I got suckered into buying it by my hot Rogers sales person.
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I got a BlackBerry because I'm an internet and email addict and I couldn't stand not having access at all times.
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I came from the world of carrying multiple devices, Palm Pilot, cell phone and laptop. With bb I sync my outlook, have access to all my information, access the net and have a great phone in one device. Nuff said?

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considering my issues with blackberry lately, im considering getting a palm device
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1. qwertyuiop
2. larger screen for internet
3. organizer (minimize devices)
4. liked my service provider and it looked more durable than the sidekick


Now I'm too lazy to learn a new device.

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I actually fought getting one for a long time. When I realized that even the fact that my laptop is surgically attached to my lap....it didn't keep me on email all the time......and I NEED to be constantly connected via email for my job.

I asked my IT guys if I should get a BB or a Q....they said BB. I'm a closet techie, so I trusted them.

Now I go to a 12 step program (BB Anonymous) to try to ease my addiction.
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Ditto to what the others have written. For me, several years ago, I got to the point where I wanted email anytime, anywhere. I had been using a pda with wi-fi and would check email on travel when I happened to be at a free hotspot (usually hotel), but with my setup I was limited to my Yahoo account. I did not want to carry a laptop when I travel. The BB gave me access to all my email accounts (and I didn't have to log on to a server to get it). And now I depend on the BB for many things in addtion to email, particularly gps/directions and local info lookup, and quick research on the internet when in a pinch. I love the whole BB system: the hardware, the software, the service, the entire package.
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Why is it that most people have blackberrys ? Is it because its the new trend, Do you havea blackberry because you need it , Or are you true to it because you love it. And why is Blackberry the company of your choice. With different PDA's out there what makes you choose RIM. And with new blackberry's comming out so fast how do you no which one to stay with, because they keep getting better.

Which one do you perfer
Doesn't sound like you know much about businesses. The reason I have BB and a lot of people do is because businesses buy them and assign them to the employees.

I have Sprint for personal use and T-mobile BB Pearl for work.
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I know about it i was just asking, my company bought mine for me.



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Doesn't sound like you know much about businesses. The reason I have BB and a lot of people do is because businesses buy them and assign them to the employees.

I have Sprint for personal use and T-mobile BB Pearl for work.
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I am a multi tasker by nature, and am required to somewhat be reachable 24/7 to the university and that has become my lifestyle for the past dozen years. I now manage a 24/7 emergency call center, and we used to dispatch maintenance men with 2 way radios, that cost anywhere from 300-650$ a piece, not to mention keeping the FCC license up to date, etc. The university was majority Cingular for all cell needs. We tried to get with them for some options when we were looking to go paperless, and upgrade our communications.....Cingular was still developing their PTT feature, but Nextel already had it, and beat their bid for our contract. We went with Nextel, and have been doing good 2 years now. I have had mine about 2 1/2 years or so, and i can't seem to live without it--which i have found out from my doctor is not healthy for me.
but i can IM & surf, etc when not trying to do work related stuff.

I also support over 100 users here at the University and it was an uphill battle at first getting everyone to buy in to the Bb idea, but the rest of the guys adapted quick, and now they freak out when an emailed work order doesn't get to them within 3 minutes.
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