When text messages
Were the only thing better than dial tone ”…..
Rah Rah Rah!
Here are the things that different people might notice about me –
The following varies depending on your taste –
- cute and hilarious
- creative and a deep thinker and interested in what I have to say
- He is always in know with the latest party.
- He is ‘popular’ – he is in entertainment and has over 900 FaceBook Friends
- crazy and definitely not “normal”
The common thing everyone seems to observe without a doubt is My Blackberry!
That boy always on his blackberry. At anytime and almost anywhere.
LOL, No its not because I am showing off, its just that I use my blackberry
sooo often and for sooo many things. I take notes at meetings with it,
record interviews with artiste, send emails, chat etc.
Using Blackberry To Progress in My Social Life
They have been times I used BlackBerry to advance myself socially.
Attention Grabber/Validation Feature.
It was a useful addition to suite of my flirting techniques.
CG 2.0 : Hi, you look niceee,
Gal : Thanks
CG 2.0 : How if the party going?
Gal : Ok
CG 2.0 : This DJ is killing the party.
Gal : Yeah
(One word answers from opposite sex along with signs of disinterest in conversation)Enter blackberry unsheathed from the hip to check the time.
CG 2.0 : Oh its 2:00 am. We still got a good 2 hours left… Let’s hope it picks up….
Gal : Yeah I know I am here just dying to dance with you, sorry for being so
cold before, but you know, this Dj is just killing my mood.
What’s you name? What you doing after the party?
You get my point …..
Enchanced Customer Service Feature
This was a more practical everyday use. Once I unsheathed my blackberry from
where it rest upon my hip, customer service clerks made it a point to
deliver some damn good service.
I am serious! Lol
At my birthday lime last year, a very good point was made – Blackberry
was not about blinging … its beyond that. It’s a status symbol!
I had to agree wholeheartedly lol. This was my experience especially with the older models I owned.
Yup, with the trademark track wheel on the side. (Blackberry 8700g
& Blackberry 7100g).
I think this was mainly because at the time
within the Caribbean, Blackberry was exclusively marketed to business
people and generally only business people owned them. So if you had a
blackberry you were a businessman. Lol. I was one for sure, cause I
always meant business! Lol.
Blackberry And Me Today
Today’s Blackberry’s are alot smaller and marketed to everyone. My
Blackberry Pearl is small and not as readily recognizable i.e. It
cramps my style socially…. Nah, not really, its still a very popular
phone in the Caribbean and growing in popularity in Entertainment
Circles along with its cousin the Blackberry Curve.
….Occasionally I still get my status validated with the wide-eyed
expression of the person next to me …. ” You have a PEARL!”
lol, I love it!
Actually Using the Blackberry
Seriously though, having owned a Blackberry for 3 years now, I don’t
really get excited to show people the features of the phone like I used
to. Now I just use it and make it work for me. I am always configuring
it or changing something.
People come to me all the time asking me about Blackberry. Its really
not so easy to answer them I have it configured to suit my lifestyle so
it takes a little time for me to figure out how I can help them out.
BlackBerry is second nature to me now. When I go to meetings i never
take anything to write i just take notes. I just take notes on my
blackberry. Its habit now…. This is still a foreign concept to many
people in the Caribbean.
I believe we don’t make proper use of Mobile Technology to make our
life’s easier. In fact I have had lots of “passionate conversation” with some of my friends about this. So I have decided to dedicate some time to blogging about mobile
technology, esp its application into our
I am going to tell you how I can blog from my blackberry, and keep all
my ideas for new posts all in one place on my blackberry. And how I can
access these notes ideas from my computer which is always up to date
with the last jottings from my Blackberry. My notes are automatically
synced and updated wirelessly.
So look out for lots of tips on how to use Mobile Technology to work for you.