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    The Strength of BlackBerry

    Lets see, I’ve used many cell phones over the years. I’ve owned Palm Treos, Androids and the still out there, “do nothing” phones (or junk phones a buddy of mine calls them).

    After researching phones for my young teenager, I believe I am going to get her a BlackBerry. She has owned several “fashionable” slider phones for the past few years and not one of them has lived up to teenage abuse. There are dead phone carcasses littering her room. I’ll admit, many kids are too young to own and care for a cell phone properly. There are times however that my daughter beats me home from school, and I don’t want her entering our house “alone”.

    I’ve been known to drop my phone a time or two in the past myself. I put cases on them for this reason now. I once had an old Nokia that was literally covered in Duct and electrical tape - it was like a new grunge fashion look.

    The housing didn’t fair well after the many falls onto a cement floor. I use my phone for almost everything. I am the proverbial WM phone commercial - I am always using it for texting, calls, appointments and lists. Lots of lists. If it weren’t for the lists and memos I write myself, I would rarely drop my phone. I now have one of those silly looking wrist straps attached to my BlackBerry (not that the strap is always around my wrist though).

    I had to laugh when my sister-in-law recently replaced her Curve with a Bold. She said after the Curve took a joy ride on the roof of her BMW SUV, it hit the pavement where it was then run over by a car. It didn’t look as pretty after its little “accident”, but it still worked. Try that with an iPhone or Droid and I can almost promise they wouldn’t fair as well. Ok, don’t go out and try to run over your phones - regardless of the manufacturer to prove this theory. Seriously.

    So a BlackBerry it is for my daughter. No, not as a fashion or status symbol as my mother would quickly point out (she calls it a BlueBerry, btw), but because its one tough phone, housing-wise. If it can withstand the abuse I take mine though, it might just make it a year in my daughter’s hands.

    If you have a funny accident story about your BlackBerry or another phone (before you got your BlackBerry of course), post it here! I'd love to hear about it.


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    LOL...I love it. I have 2 sons using blackberrys, one 19 the other 14. The oldest went through several :AR15firing:iphones before he saw the light and got the S2. He hasn't looked back. The other son got my old curve, and I'll say, for a 14 yr old, I'm impressed with the way he takes care of it. They always seem to surprise you, don't they!!

    Anyway, with the sense of security, and Smrtguard on all of them, they have that "panic" button alwyas close. If you don't have smrtguard, please look into it, for a parent, it's a great app to put onto your kids bb, regardless of age. Anyway, the "panic" button is the Personal Guardian part. You set a hot button, one of the convenience buttons and when pressed for 5 seconds I think, it automatically sends alerts to preset numbers including 911, emails, twitter, you name it, with no talking on the kids part needed.

    As for running over smartphones, I think I have this sudden desire to run over an :AR15firing:iphone right about now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshjamie View Post
    LOL...I love it. I have 2 sons using blackberrys, one 19 the other 14. The oldest went through several :AR15firing:iphones before he saw the light and got the S2. He hasn't looked back. The other son got my old curve, and I'll say, for a 14 yr old, I'm impressed with the way he takes care of it. They always seem to surprise you, don't they!!

    Anyway, with the sense of security, and Smrtguard on all of them, they have that "panic" button alwyas close. If you don't have smrtguard, please look into it, for a parent, it's a great app to put onto your kids bb, regardless of age. Anyway, the "panic" button is the Personal Guardian part. You set a hot button, one of the convenience buttons and when pressed for 5 seconds I think, it automatically sends alerts to preset numbers including 911, emails, twitter, you name it, with no talking on the kids part needed.

    As for running over smartphones, I think I have this sudden desire to run over an :AR15firing:iphone right about now!!
    Wow, love it! I will def get that app when I get the BlackBerry for her. Girls must trash phones long before boys lol. I have phone parts all over the house.
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    Girls are crazy

    My wife is like your mom. She actually called my phone a blueberry once! Now she just says storm, thankfully.

    I am too anal to have an accident with my phone, but my daughter (another crazy girl), dropped hers while at college one day in between classes. It dropped about 60 feet and smashed the screen to oblivion. It was the Storm and she had insurance, so it all worked out well.
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    Girls are crazy

    My wife is like your mom. She actually called my phone a blueberry once! Now she just says storm, thankfully.

    I am too anal to have an accident with my phone, but my daughter (another crazy girl), dropped hers while at college one day in between classes. It dropped about 60 feet and smashed the screen to oblivion. It was the Storm and she had insurance, so it all worked out well.
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    A 60 foot fall is a lot!! I try to be more careful these days, but I still drop it... just not 60' lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalyhan View Post
    A 60 foot fall is a lot!! I try to be more careful these days, but I still drop it... just not 60' lol.
    Yeah, she was leaning on one of the terraces on like the third floor and it slipped out of her hand. Fell all the way down to the cement below. Thankfully I had a back up from a month before.

    She really didn't understand or care when I backed it up at the time, but when she got the replacement she sure did!
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