I promised to Blog about my blackberry usage and I am going to get the ball rolling with the most basic feature of any blackberry and the feature its famous for – sending and receiving emails. To be even more specific, BlackBerry is known for their push email system which meant that you no longer had to download emails to your handheld device to view them, the emails are sent directly to your device as they came in.
Since I became the proud owner of my first BlackBerry back in 2005, the way I use emails has changed drastically. When you are sending and receiving emails on your phone in the same way you would send and receive text messages, there are alot of little things that change.
There is no more forgetting or being too busy to spare a moment to sit in front the computer and check mail. It is far cry from that, with a blackberry, you don’t think, ok let me go online and check my mail. It simple, not much to think about you just check your mail and that’s it.
No more weeks and weeks going by with unanswered emails piling up in your inbox. This makes it sooo easy to stay in contact with business associates, friends and family in other parts of the world. Its doesn’t take alot of effort to pick up the phone and send a quick heads up email, or see how your family or friends are doing. It also helps alot that I also have an unlimited data plan, so that meant I could send and receive an unlimited amount of emails for no additional charges. I love this ALOT!!!!!!
At that time in the Caribbean though, sending and receiving emails on your phone was relatively new and not very widespread. If you were sending or replying to emails, people always assumed you must be sitting in front of a computer somewhere, but if they called and asked
Non BlackBerry user : Are you at home or work ?
CG 2.0 : I am on the road
A few seconds of silence (to respect this great technological feat! lol which i throughly enjoyed)
Non BlackBerry user : Sooooo, how are you sending these emails then?
CG 2.0 : On my blackberry
This was always a priceless moment especially if there was any kind of pissing competition going on, it was the moment the winning competitor was announced …. none other than CG 2.0 sponsored by Blackberry.
Besides the affordability and ease of sending emails and first place trophy in the pissing competition, there were some added benefits I stumbled upon from sending emails at my convenience. More on those benefits in a follow-up post!
Corey Graham 2.0