Am I the only one hoping Blackberry gets shutdown?

I know….I know…. A lot of people really rely on these things, as I do now. But allow me to be self indulgent for a second. I found out recently that the company I work for has as a contingency plan purchased a load of Palm Treo handhelds to pass out to personnel that have an essential need for communication of the type these devices provide. This means Marc has a Treo sitting somewhere with his name on it just waiting for the Blackberry service to get shutdown. It makes my mouth water. To be honest, I hate the Blackberry. The main difference between the two is that the Blackberry is really phone that does the PDA and e-communication functionality, whereas the Treo is a PDA that does the phone and e-communication functionality. This makes a big difference when trying to work with it from a technical perspective. The Blackberry has a limited number of application that run on it. It has very limited storage space for such applications. The Treo on the hand running either the Palm OS or Windows Mobile, depending which model you get has a virtual plethora of applications available to it. For me, syncing is also much easier with either of the Treo models than with the Blackberry. I use an Apple Mac at home and the only software option for syncing a Blackberry to Mac sucks in my opinion.  So there you have it, some insight into Marc’s inner desires.  I hope you enjoyed it.

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2 Responses to Am I the only one hoping Blackberry gets shutdown?

  1. Mark R says:

    Well, then. Here’s hoping hoping Blackberry gets knocked down long enough for you to get that Treo. Hope it’s a 650 (like mine)–niiice little device. I would be lost without my little spare brain.

  2. Marc says:

    Well, I’ve heard they are the new ones with the Windows Mobile. I would prefer a Palm OS machine. Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.

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