This one’s a little out there, admittedly, but I’m trying to lighten moods and spirits on such a dreary day. Seems like there’s all these epidemics coming up surrounding our BlackBerrys – email addiction, phantom ring/vibrate/status light syndrome, amongst others. I know we all feel the BlackBerry pain every so often, and it can only get worse from here, right? So I’m asking you folks to come up with the next epidemic for BlackBerry users.
This week we ask: What is the next ailment on it’s way for BlackBerry users? Could be anything from scratching on the hip from grabbing at your ‘Berry too hard, or even asking for PIN #’s instead of actual phone numbers. Think about it. This week’s winner will walk away with their own selection of five ringtones from BPlay’s library. Not too shabby. Good luck.
So the big question last week was if the BlackBerry was more of a help or a hindrance. Obviously we all think it’s the bees knees, but Steve walks away with the big prize for his winning comment. He’s walking away with three Magmic games courtesy of BPlay. Congrats.
As part of the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Community, the Blackberry is THE device to have with regard to staying in touch with others without being tied to a TTY phone, a computer with IM, or these days, our videophones. Itâ€™s PDA-like functions, internet browser, BBMaps with GPS (built-in or Bluetooth) and 3rd-party apps like GoogleTalk, GoogleMaps, IP-Relay etc., are incredible. Iâ€™m on it all the time!
However, four weeks ago, while grabbing my Pearl from the nightstand first thing and unplugging the USB charge cord, I inadvertently knocked my hearing aid onto the floor. It was later found crushed, obviously from a heavy foot. Luckily, I still had my 10-yr old aid to use as a back-up.
That was until this past Friday when I repeated the above action.
â€œDoh!â€ Or shall I say, â€œHuh?â€