Getting The Most: Tom from Toronto

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Hi, my name is Tom and I work in sales for a manufacturing company here in Toronto, Canada. I use my Blackberry mainly for email, contact book, and for my CRM program salesforce.com. I am your typical sales road warrior that carries a Blackberry, second cell phone, and notebook. The Blackberry has been a tremendous benefit making it easier for me to work.

The majority of my time is spent on the road, before the Blackberry the only time I could access my email was at the hotel or some internet café. Now with my Blackberry I can track leads and sales with the salesforce.com Blackberry client, keep on top of my clients, email both my work and family, and a few other things like checking the news.

I’ve actually been using the Blackberry for a few years now, starting with the 957 and now the 7290. Back when I was using the 957 on the old Mobitex network I would still use my notebook the majority of the time. RIM has come a long way since then, now the situation is reversed and I spend most of my time on the Blackberry. It seems like the only time I’m on the notebook is when I need to work on some excel sheets or want to watch a DVD.

Now the Blackberry is not perfect, I do have my gripes. The biggest thing I need is a decent camera and possibly a memory card slot like the Treo. I am seriously considering changing devices because the Treo seems to suit my needs better other than the fact that they lack push-email. I would love to be able to take a picture of my product or load the pictures from a memory card and email it to clients. Please if anyone from RIM is reading this, you seriously need to consider adding these features for people like me.

PS – I enjoy your site very much, keep on the good work.

Thanks,
Tom Jacobs

  • http://www.johnsjottings.com/ john

    Both the camera and the removable memory card are deemed security issues by many companies, both those deploying these solutions and their customers. I know our salesreps have many customers who don’t allow camera phones into the building. I don’t suppose there is anything wrong with a “lower security” model that included these features but I doubt you’ll see them in the main version any time soon.

  • http://www.johnsjottings.com/ john

    Both the camera and the removable memory card are deemed security issues by many companies, both those deploying these solutions and their customers. I know our salesreps have many customers who don’t allow camera phones into the building. I don’t suppose there is anything wrong with a “lower security” model that included these features but I doubt you’ll see them in the main version any time soon.

  • http://www.johnsjottings.com/ john

    Both the camera and the removable memory card are deemed security issues by many companies, both those deploying these solutions and their customers. I know our salesreps have many customers who don’t allow camera phones into the building. I don’t suppose there is anything wrong with a “lower security” model that included these features but I doubt you’ll see them in the main version any time soon.

  • http://www.johnsjottings.com john

    Both the camera and the removable memory card are deemed security issues by many companies, both those deploying these solutions and their customers. I know our salesreps have many customers who don’t allow camera phones into the building. I don’t suppose there is anything wrong with a “lower security” model that included these features but I doubt you’ll see them in the main version any time soon.

  • jojitsu

    camera phones are a big no no in my company especially when suppliers and or sales people are around. They even questioned my 7520 when I first got it. But no camera, and no software on my pc that I can connect.

  • jojitsu

    camera phones are a big no no in my company especially when suppliers and or sales people are around. They even questioned my 7520 when I first got it. But no camera, and no software on my pc that I can connect.

  • http://www.cbcnz.com/ Nicholas Wood

    It is for this exact reason I still carry a Sharp GX30i as well as a 7100v

    Oh well there is yet to be one perfect device for me :)

  • http://www.cbcnz.com Nicholas Wood

    It is for this exact reason I still carry a Sharp GX30i as well as a 7100v

    Oh well there is yet to be one perfect device for me :)

  • http://www.impatica.com/showmate/ Brian Greenleaf

    Hi Tom from Toronto;

    Here’s a great reason to stick with your BlackBerry. Now you can project PowerPoint presentations directly from your BlackBerry. It’s actually better than using a laptop because you can view the slide list and the slide notes on your handheld while your audience watches your presentation. You can even use your BlackBerry to jump around and peek at other slides, without disturbing what is on the screen. As a sales road warrior, you’ve got to see this. Check out our web site.

    Give me a call at (613) 736-9982 ext. 256.

    Brian Greenleaf

  • http://www.impatica.com/showmate/ Brian Greenleaf

    Hi Tom from Toronto;

    Here’s a great reason to stick with your BlackBerry. Now you can project PowerPoint presentations directly from your BlackBerry. It’s actually better than using a laptop because you can view the slide list and the slide notes on your handheld while your audience watches your presentation. You can even use your BlackBerry to jump around and peek at other slides, without disturbing what is on the screen. As a sales road warrior, you’ve got to see this. Check out our web site.

    Give me a call at (613) 736-9982 ext. 256.

    Brian Greenleaf