While the rest of you were sleeping in, I finally joined the Penn community. It happened last week–no I’m not talking about the election. I got my first BlackBerry. I woke up at the crack of dawn on Tuesday to stand in line at the AT&T store with dozens of my fellow voters six other Penn students waiting to get the Bold. Now, I won’t be attempting to pull off The BlackBerry Clutch–you know you’ve seen it: perfectly manicured hand wrapped around can of Natty Light/red Solo cup with two fingers delicately holding a BlackBerry in an obnoxious neon-colored bumper. I will, however, be BBMing in class, in the elevator and while halfheartedly listening to casual acquaintances.
I’ve had it for barely a week and so far I can’t say it’s changed my life. I’d tell you that I was writing this from my BlackBerry, but that would just be a lie–not to say it can’t be done! Seriously, though, you can edit your documents, read Under the Button and even browse Facebook with a program that’s almost as shitty as the one for iPhones. Read the rest of this entry »