I got a Blackberry about a month ago. I had fought the urge for years but my wife prevailed and I purchased a Blackberry Curve. Its a tad smaller than the original BB, but has a full keyboard and more features than I can possibly every use. The best part is that I can check email and respond from anywhere. This is important for quick trips, or when I’m out and about. No need to carry the laptop and find a hot spot. Its great.
It is, however, addictive. Now I won’t go anywhere without it. I can check my email, get phone calls, and even find maps and get directions as to where I am going, all instantly and on line. I’m sold and have become an advocate.
Today in the Wall Street Journal there was a cartoon. Two businessmen talking — "What’s the point of having a high speed internet connection, instant messaging, and a Blackberry, if I waste 45 minutes a day looking for parking."