That’s not the real question, of course. We know lots of people who use BlackBerries, including President Obama, and we’ll probably learn during the wall-to-wall inauguration coverage whether he’ll get to keep his, what with all the security concerns.
Switching from a regular cell phone to a BlackBerry is a big decision for me. Could a BlackBerry be my new tiny dream machine? Here’s what I hope it’ll do: Handle most of my communications needs while I travel a lot this year.
I don’t love my clunky old laptop and in a hotel I use it mostly for emailing and looking up addresses on the Internet. I’m told a BlackBerry can handle these duties and then some. If I get a BlackBerry, is there a model with a screen big enough so I can actually read the Internet display?
Texting is another quandary. I’m not a texter, but might be if I can actually find the letters of the alphabet. Since a BlackBerry has a keyboard, that might just do it.
The dilemma is - which model to get and how much do I need to spend to get the features needed?
I hope to avoid buyer’s regret - or future BlackBerry lust - by knowing which features I’ll wish I had, if only I’d paid for them at the start.
Help me please. I’m suffering from BlackBerry-Indecision-Paralysis.
Ó Anita Garner 2009
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