Feb 21 2008
I am a strong believer in that. I even laughed at people who show off their BlackBerry. I said out loudly that I wouldn’t subscribe to BlackBerry if I can avoid.
The last time I said that, it was just a couple of weeks ago. I laughed at someone who complaint that during his holiday he still had to answer emails in his BlackBerry. He thought I was smart not to have one.
I always thought there were only 2 types of people in this BlackBerry world:
1. Dumb fella, blindly follows the technology trend, showing off their bulky device thinking they have the ‘in’ thing.
2. Smart fella like me, keep my hands off that, so I can have my peace of mind and privacy after work. We use small and light phones like Nokia 6300.
I spoke too early.
I forgot there is a third type: The unwilling ones, forced to use because of work.
Yesterday, this was put on my table:
I opened it:
A BlackBerry device! Apparently my boss has ordered that for us, and from now on we have to switch to this bulky device and join the club. Sob, sob, sob.
This thing is so, so, so, so, so, so, so bulky. Okay, it is not heavy, but it is BULKY. Look at it resting on my palm:
And look at it compared to my Nokia 6300:
Right now, I haven’t seen the benefit of the BlackBerry YET. I really hope after a few weeks of usage, I can come back and show off mine, and be called the stupid moron like the first group. LOL!
Actually ah, at this stage, I am still struggling with it. Maybe I don’t know how to use it yet, dunno why whatever I’ve done on Outlook doesn’t get reflected in the Device, and vice-versa. So much hassle, having to deal with 2 sets of messages. After filed/deleted the set on my Outlook, I have to deal with them on the device. Until now, I still see it as troublesome than benefit. Hopefully after I figure it out, I’ll be happy with it.
Right now, even sending SMS is also a pain. Last time, just 1 button, the SMS compose page appeared. Now, I have to: click, type 6 characters password to unlock (another click), scroll to message, click and scroll to ‘create sms’, click, then only the interface appear.
From now on, don’t expect me to send or reply short SMS like ‘ok’, or ‘thanks’. That is more pain and longer than the past.
Okay, okay, maybe I AM in a way showing off my BlackBerry in this post. Maybe? Hahahahaha!
BTW, I have to get my SIM card exchanged, to be the 128kb 3G SIM. Mine is still the VERY OLD 64kb sim, since 5 years ago. I missed the boat, when Maxi offered free upgrade.
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