Everyone complains about technology and the overnight turnover of most of its gadgets. But the main concern is with the cell phones. It appears that the time will never come when they decide to slow down production or updates.
Remember pagers? They went out with the “Bump” and the cell phone used to have it’s own cell phone tower in the form of a box that you’d have to carry with it. But now, the cell phones are so small, no one can keep up with them. And Blackberrys have gone the route of the Sky pagers and Two-Way, obsolete. There are many of you cringing right now because you just put your last piece of tape on the back of it or instead of keeping it in plain view during lunch or out with friends, you simply drop it in the abyss otherwise known as your purse. I don’t know how they’ve achieved this, but the fellas have found a way to make their Blackberrys disappear.
According to the New York Times, Research In Motion “recorded a net loss of $753 million in the first half of the year compared with a profit of more than $1 billion a year earlier.” The comments from Blackberry users are so funny:
“BlackBerry users are like Myspace users,” sneers Craig Robert Smith, a Los Angeles musician. “They probably still chat on AOL Instant Messenger.”
Or how about:
“Victoria Gossage, a 28-year-old hedge fund marketer, said she recently attended a work retreat at Piping Rock Club, an upscale country club in Locust Valley, N.Y., and asked the concierge for a phone charger. “First he said, ‘Sure.’ Then he saw my phone and — in this disgusted tone — said, ‘Oh no, no, not for that.’ ”
She goes on with another funny quip about the phone saying:
“I feel absolutely helpless,” said Ms. Gossage. “You’re constantly watching people do all these things on their phones and all I have going for me is my family’s group BBM chats.”
If you’re unfamiliar because you’re sliding and/or browsing through your iPhone or Android, the BBM chat is the private instant messaging system shared between Blackberrys.
Read more here. Sooner or later, there’s going to have to be a memorial service for the Black berry.