Apr 28, 2011

Cell Phone Intervention

It was like pulling teeth to get me to ditch my sidekick pre-2008, but I made the switch to my blackberry and it was heaven ever since....

That is until I stepped foot into the newsroom and realized my 2008 blackberry (yes, I haven't upgraded by phone in over 3 years) lacked the speed and updated technology I needed to be truly connected in today's society.

It's almost embarrassing to admit because my trusty blackberry has been with me through thick and thin.... but I need a cell phone intervention asap. I've been debating which phone I should get - - I desperately want to stick with a blackberry, but the brand needs to step it up. iPhones and Androids are taking over and I'm hoping my beloved blackberry and QWERTY keyboard can get back into the race. The revamped Sidekick 4G has me feeling a bit nostalgic... but my husband makes fun of me every time the commercial comes on.

My question to the blogosphere is what phones are you using? Have anyone tested the new sidekick? Should I wait for the iPhone 5? Will RIM ever revamp their blackberries? lol...

7 comments:

Bajan Beauty said...

The Sidekick *memories*. I had two sidekicks, the 3 and the 2008. I am almost tempted to go back myself...I love that phone. I have a BB 9700, the only that has kept me this long is BBM. Other than that the phone is average.

ShellyShell said...

You may want to try out the BB that is touch. My friend has it and swears by it. You can put all the apps on it like the Droid and Iphones.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Bajan - See, BBM used to have me hooked, but over the years most of my friends have ditched their blackberries so my BBM list went from over 20 down to 6. I really want to take a look at the new sidekick... my husband teases me because he thinks it's a teeny bopper phone, but I used to love that thing so much.

@ ShellyShell - I thought about the blackberry touch but I have yet to play around with a working model... just the duds they have at like Best Buy. I've heard it's better than the typical blackberry but does not compare to the iPhone or Androids.

It probably doesn't help that I'm constantly playing with my husband's iPhone. If that thing had a QWERTY I'd abandon ship.

Rinny Riot said...

Just wait for the new Blackberry Dakota! It's slated to come out May/June of this year! It will have a touch screen and our beloveable QWERTY keyboard! There is also the Blackberry Montana! I read alot of the crackberry.com forums! I'm holding out!

South Loop Social Light said...

@ Rinny Riot - I'm trying my best to hold out!! I wish Sprint got better Blackberries... but I may have to jump ship.

T said...

I have a bb Curve. That's probably old huh? I love bbm and UberSocial and I hate touchscreens. It works for me.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ T - We have the same phone, and yes - - it's very old!! lol... but I'm waiting for the touchscreen BB to launch later this year. It has a touchscreen which is nice in some instances, but still comes with a QWERTY which is one of the reasons why I love my BB so much.

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