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    RIM’s Annual General Shareholders’ meeting was last week, July 15th, and some of the best news to come out of it was actually from a child in the audience. While he probably isn’t a shareholder, he had a good question for the RIM executives.
    “Are you going to make a phone more for kids so that my Mom will let me get one?” the kid asked.
    While Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis didn’t have a concrete answer for the kid, but they seemed optimistic. “There’s lots of opportunity and, you know, if the current BlackBerrys aren’t acceptable to your mother, hopefully the next ones will,” Lazaridis said.
    This is an interesting market as children are becoming more tech savvy at increasingly younger ages. Who knows, maybe in 10 years your 5 year old will be hooked up to a BES and getting push email.
    Other news at the AGM included a chat about the sponsorship behind the U2 360 Tour, to get more consumers interested in BlackBerry devices.



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    I'm sorry if your uner 16 YOU DON'T NEED ONE!

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    my 15 yr old nephew wants my storm... he has no need for a blackberry... if your not in school or dont have a job... there is no need... these damn teeny boppers get everything nowadays! :lmao:

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    I would have had to hit my head really really really really really
    Really hard that mornin gettin out of bed. Not to mention
    I think I would come around on my trip to the store.

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    Ha that's great my Daughter and son both want a blackberry storm. They both try to convince me to get something new so they can have it..

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    They all want it...cause it's cool....cause it's status...cause everyone else has an iphone....but they don't need one....just takes time away from school and other activities....bad enough the kind of texting and such teenagers do now days

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    not to mention that u cant block much of anything on them and can end up with a nice size bill. i would tell them no way! if they want touch screen get them a dare, env touch, or versa. no need for a blackberry

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    The one in the middle (Storm Slider) would be a good one for a kid if it were real!

    “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see”


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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    They all want it...cause it's cool....cause it's status...cause everyone else has an iphone....but they don't need one....just takes time away from school and other activities....bad enough the kind of texting and such teenagers do now days
    Could not agree more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touchpro247 View Post
    The one in the middle (Storm Slider) would be a good one for a kid if it were real!

    I was thinking more along these lines


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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    I was thinking more along these lines

    :haha:
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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777
    Quote Originally Posted by Touchpro247 View Post
    The one in the middle (Storm Slider) would be a good one for a kid if it were real!

    I was thinking more along these lines

    Olta you read my mind!

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    I'm the bad parent obviously but my 14 year old has an iPhone and my 8 year old has a Sony Ericsson w580i. No flaming please :baby::dunno::borladuck::chairshot:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morganizer View Post
    I'm the bad parent obviously but my 14 year old has an iPhone and my 8 year old has a Sony Ericsson w580i. No flaming please :baby::dunno::borladuck::chairshot:
    Shoot I could use a new phone, care to buy me one?

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    My 13 year old niece has an iPhone. 7 is too young but at what age is right depends on a lot of factors that it's to generically say below this age is too young IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KristopherF View Post
    I'm sorry if your uner 16 YOU DON'T NEED ONE!
    Quote Originally Posted by Laney View Post
    my 15 yr old nephew wants my storm... he has no need for a blackberry... if your not in school or dont have a job... there is no need... these damn teeny boppers get everything nowadays! :lmao:
    My 15 year old little brother had to have the storm after i got mine.....the only reason was because his computer McAfee on it and he couldn't get around it.....then he dropped it down the stairs at school trying to text.......needless to say he is back to using my old phone which is a voyager.......i paid the 50 bucks for his storm to be replaced and then i had two headaches

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    I agree that the factors that determine what phone a child should have rest soley with the parents and their financial, financial situation.

    My nephew has an iphone age 12 because his friends had one and he felt left out. My cousin has an iphone at 16 but she bought it herself and pays part of the phone bill.

    I am unsure but I am worried about what my son will ask for when he's 12 in 7 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P3Designs View Post
    I agree that the factors that determine what phone a child should have rest soley with the parents and their financial, financial situation.

    My nephew has an iphone age 12 because his friends had one and he felt left out. My cousin has an iphone at 16 but she bought it herself and pays part of the phone bill.

    I am unsure but I am worried about what my son will ask for when he's 12 in 7 years.
    Well if I had a daughter she won't get one until she is 25 LOL

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    :haha:what is that?????????:haha:

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