NYTIMES – “I’m ashamed of it,” said Ms. Crosby, a Los Angeles sales representative who said she had stopped pulling out her BlackBerry at cocktail parties and conferences. In meetings, she says she hides her BlackBerry beneath her iPad for fear clients will see it and judge her. The BlackBerry was once proudly carried by the high-powered and the elite, but those who still hold one today say the device has become a magnet for mockery and derision from those with iPhones and the latest Android phones. “BlackBerry users are like Myspace users,” sneers Craig Robert Smith, a Los Angeles musician. “They probably still chat on AOL Instant Messenger.” BlackBerry outcasts say that, increasingly, they suffer from shame and public humiliation as they watch their counterparts mingle on social networking apps that are not available to them, take higher-resolution photos, and effortlessly navigate streets — and the Internet — with better GPS and faster browsing. More indignity comes in having to outsource tasks like getting directions, booking travel, making restaurant reservations and looking up sports scores to their exasperated iPhone and Android-carting partners, friends and colleagues.
This is the dumbest article I’ve ever read in my life. And I’m not just saying that because I have a blackberry either. Listen I get that teenage girls like Instagram and fancy ringtones. I get that my wife likes to play words with friends and shit. I know that Cheesyboy thinks an iphone makes him look fancy. You know what I use my phone for? BUSINESS. Cracking skulls. Not fucking around. I don’t use it to play tiddlywinks. I use it to make money. To make mogul moves. That’s what I use my phone for. That’s what a blackberry does. No frills. No smoke and mirrors. No gimmicks. It just gets shit done. So when I see somebody else with a blackberry I know they mean business too. That they don’t give a fuck about looks. That they are more spit than polish. More grit than glitter. That they have a big dick and don’t have to brag about it. When you give them a job they get that job done. That what a blackberry is all about. If you want to play Dolls and Pictionary get an Iphone. If you want to be taken seriously in the boardroom get a blackberry.