Between interrupting sermons, driving and legislature, BlackBerry seems to be getting a lot of bad rap lately. Given, much of this has to do with radio interference known as GSM mosquito (not to be confused with the teenager repellent, which is a helluva lot handier), there’s also a case to ban them from schools, to avoid distraction, cheating and clandestine recording. As BlackBerry pushes into new markets, it will also have some cultural boundaries to consolidate as well. There’s clearly a lot of backlash against BlackBerrys (blacklash, if you will), and mobile technology in general. While it may just take time to develop solutions to the buzz, there are plenty of other wider-spanning issues that aren’t so easily fixed. So the question turns to you, BBCool devout: how will RIM reposition itself in order to overcome these simple usability issues? Does it even need to? Is it our responsibility to adapt lifestyles to the BlackBerry, or should BlackBerry be adapting to us?
Tragically, Jibi was our only reply to last week’s contest, and even then, he just wanted to bust Doug’s chops (who doesn’t?). This week, we’re giving away a copy of Magmic’s recently-released Cursed AND Bass Assassin 2 to whoever can find the next chink in BlackBerry’s armor.