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iPhone Schmiphone – I’m a Blackberry Loyalist (image tribute)

A photo of the various Blackberry’s I’ve owned over the past 11 years.

I call this photo of the various Blackberry smartphones I’ve owned over the last 11 years, “Blackberry Forever”.  I am extremely hard on my phones and have gone through up to a dozen over the past few years, but I stay true.

I will be beta testing an app for a company on an iPhone because it isn’t available for Blackberry yet, but I am pretty sure it won’t sway me from my first true love…I hope.

Here is a little history on the Blackberry from Gizmodo:

BlackBerry, the creation of Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM), which successfully meshed PDA functionality with a cell phone in a single unit. And let’s not forget the QWERTY keyboard, which has become a staple of BlackBerry devices.

But what you might not know is that the BlackBerry started off as a glorified pager, not a smartphone. In 1998, RIM created a wireless handheld device called the RIM 850/950. The two-way pager included a thumb-keyboard and was capable of handling email, contacts, and calendaring.
A year later, the BlackBerry 5790 was born, kicking off the transition from a pager-like device to more of a PDA. Several models would follow, and the BlackBerry became so popular that it was dubbed the “CrackBerry.” Now a dominant player in the smartphone market, RIM trails only Symbian in smartphone OS market share.
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Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at Jenebapeaks.com, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital Publishing Academy.  She is an editor of tech blog Techyaya.com and founded the annual 200 Black Women to Follow On Twitter List. Read her bio, then get all of her online & digital biz startup advice and tools in one spot here!

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