It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of BlackBerry and have been since about 2010. After using a Palm webOS phone that was no longer supported by that company, I asked the question on Twitter, “With Palm no longer supporting webOS, what phone should I get next?”
The power or social media is incredible and the response was amazing! So many people tweeted back telling me why I should go to an Android phone or to use an iPhone. Out of all the tweets I got only one person recommended BlackBerry. Not only did he recommend going to BlackBerry, he shipped me a Bold 9900 for free. “How about BlackBerry? If you’re interested I will send you a Bold 9900”.
How could I turn that down? At the time that was a high-end BlackBerry device and it was mostly used by business professionals. Since then however, BlackBerry started to lose sales as the iPhone started to dominate the market for both consumers and professionals.
Since my Bold 9900 I have stayed with BlackBerry and have become a true fan. From the Bold 9900, to the Z10, to the Passport then finally leaving BB10 and going to the Dtek60 running Android to now using the BlackBerry KEYᵒⁿᵉ.
It’s no secret I use a BlackBerry and I often brag about my KEYᵒⁿᵉ, but the best part about the device is when I’m at a meeting or a networking event. People see the phone and it’s an instant conversation starter. The first question I always get, “Is that a BlackBerry?”. Right away I have their attention and we can start to connect.
Let’s go back to talking about networking events. Early this year when the KEYᵒⁿᵉ came out we hosted a BlackBerry Meetup and Networking event that was a huge success. Now that the KEY2 has launched we have once again teamed up with the great people at BlackBerry and plan to host another event. This is an open event for anyone to attend but it’s also a BlackBerry Meetup for us die hard BlackBerry fans.
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