Five years ago a squawking brand-new bundle of joy came into my world. It still keeps me awake at all hours of the night and day – and I still feel the obsessive need to check it every couple of minutes. Me and my BlackBerry”Â¦ we’re almost inseparable.
I still get cold sweats when I recall the night I left it on my work desk – necessitating a torturous 12-hour wait to retrieve it.
Should I ever be buried under a mountain of rubble my rescuer would firstly have to extract it from my protective iron-clad grip in order to pull me to safety.
So what if 90% of my emails are pesky direct marketing scams and my Twitter lifeblood is salacious tittle-tattle of the red-top celebrity scoop kind?
It’s my personal portal to the worldwide web, Twitter, Facebook, endless texts, emails and phone calls. Without it, quite simply I feel lost.
I’ve been perfectly happy with its many features ”â faithfully upgrading to the latest model each year without a single doubt in my mind – but of late I’ve suddenly realised I’m clinging to a black brick in a sea of shiny white iPhones.
App bragging has reached pandemic stakes with my brother-in-law pretending to be Keith Lemon with the ”ËCelebrity Juice’ app and friends wowing me down the pub with Shazam.
For someone who lost a whole hour trying to identify The King Blues’ ”ËI Want You’ from a boatload of tracks on the XFM website, I have to admit this particular app was quite simply a revelation.
Now I know I could get apps for my BlackBerry, but well how can I put this? Once a status symbol my BlackBerry suddenly seems a bit passÃÂ© – and for someone as shallow as I am being out of touch is a big no-no.
So that’s why I turned the question over to my Twitter followers. My contract is up for renewal. Should I ditch my beloved BlackBerry and switch to an iPhone?
The consensus so far has been unanimous. “It’s an email client masquerading as a phone”Â; “Never had a BlackBerry but I LOVE my iPhone”Â; “You’ll never look back”Â”Â¦
I’m 99.9% sold but I’m giving Louder Than War readers the final say… BlackBerry or Apple ”â which is the juicier fruit?