Whenever I leave the house, I have to take a quick inventory to make sure I have all my gadgets with me: PDA, cell phone, iPod, etc. And that’s just to run out to the store to grab a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread! So recently I’ve been thinking that I need to do a little streamlining, which is why I’m thinking of buying one of the latest BlackBerry phones.
The best thing about BlackBerry phones, of course, is the fact that they can do so many different things. A BlackBerry phone functions as a PDA by providing a calendar, address book/contact list, memo pad, and task list so I can keep track of what I need to do during the day. The device also functions as a media player, thereby allowing the user to enjoy audio and video files in various formats. This feature would mean I wouldn’t have to carry a separate MP3 player anymore. And finally, BlackBerrys serve as full-featured cell phones, offering everything from text/instant messaging (with a full QWERTY keyboard), email capabilities, web browsing, and much more.
I spent some time shopping for BlackBerry phones on the Wirefly.com website and think that the 8800 is the model I would choose if I could buy one today. I looked at the new Pearl, but wasn’t too wild about it, so the 8800 won out in the end. It comes with all the features I mentioned above, plus GPS, BlackBerry Maps, expandable memory, and Bluetooth hands-free capability. In addition, the BlackBerry 8800 just looks great! It’s definitely a phone that I could get a lot of mileage out of.
I’m not able to get out of my current cell phone contract just yet, but when it expires, I’m probably going to go with a BlackBerry next. If nothing else, it will be nice to carry around just one device for a change!