The 8830. My very first BlackBerry. Before BlackBerry introduced cameras. My trackball and I were on top of the world. I could keep up with all of my emails – personal and work. I could search the internet far and wide. My BBM contact list was on point. I had more BBM pins thab I had actual phone numbers.
The Storm. The first touchscreen BlackBerry. I was at the Verizon store EARLY the day it came out ready to get my new toy. Confession: I love new gadgets. Cell phones are included in the gadget category. In the beginning I loved it. Touchscreen. Rotating screen to align horizontally or vertically based on the way you held the phone. I was the horizontal queen. Wait – not like that. But then the flaws started rearing their ugly head. I replaced that thing SEVEN times before Verizon got sick of me.
The Tour. After the seventh replacement phone was sent to me, Verizon was like, ‘Look sis. This is a bit much. Take this instead. Our bad.’ I was ok with it. Not my touchscreen but it worked. This phone and I experienced Europe together. My trackball and I were reunited again! This was the last BlackBerry to have a trackball. The next ones had the trackpad. Quite frankly, I liked the ball better.
But the gadget queen in me soon grew bored. BlackBerry hadn’t released anything new and interesting. I wanted more. I wanted apps. I wanted games. I eventually abandoned my love for BlackBerry… for Android.
I’m happy with my Galaxy S3. Dont want the 4. Might go with the next one though. I was on the train yesterday and saw and ad for the newest Blackberries. And then I was unpacking a box and came across my babies. I always keep a backup phone – the Tour. And I give my Momma my old phones. She’s always 2 phones behind the rest of the world.
And I got to thinking… could I go back to the amazing days of email and BBM?
Hmm… would you?