by Jim Black
Because the blackberry outage leaves millions without email, could this be the day that some break their crackberry habit? I am not saying you will break the habitual email and net habit, I’m suggesting you make the move away from the Blackberry. I am addicted to my PDA’s, but I don’t use a crackberry.
First lets put into perspective of how addicted I am. I carry a Motorola Q on Sprint AND an 8525 on ATT. Why do I carry two devices? Because I liked the voice plans on Cingular but the data is better on Sprint. (I have now changed to voice on Sprint because the dropped calls got out of hand). I realize that I check my email and call page way too much, but I’m trying to cut back.
To be honest, I sometimes feel left out because I don’t have the cool games that other crackberry users have. For example, all I have is bubble breaker and I don’t think it’s the same. That being said, I find Windows Mobile more reliable and it can be used with various Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. In addition, Windows Mobile does not rely on a lone email provider like blackberry.
Given the recent outage, my questions are:
- How much productivity will be lost on this business day?
- Will this be the end of RIMM?
- Will Motorola Q and the Samsung BlackJack be more popular now?
- Will there be less accidents on the road today because people are not typing and driving?
For those of you who rely on their handheld device, this is a catastrophic event. I’m not saying kick the habit, but kick the crackberry -- problem solved!