Hi, this is my new favourite gadget that I don’t own and sort of all kinds of want. Let me preface by saying that I did look at the iPhone. I had several chances to play with both an iPhone and an iPod touch. The apple gadgets renewed my cravings for a smart phone, more so because of the interactivity and how easy it was to browse the web and play with the apps. However, there were several concerns I had with the iPhone, namely its keypad. I don’t know what’s wrong with my fingers, but I could not get a good handle on the keyboard. I have long, graceful, artist fingers and I couldn’t manipulate the keypad as easily as I could other devices. This is a problem because the one appeal of a smartphone for me is to be able to instant message, e-mail, and update blog posts. So in this matter, sorry iPhone, it’s not you, it’s me.
I’ve had the opportunity to try out a Blackberry Curve as well. While it’s pretty much a smart phone and will probably do all the things I need it to, there’s a sort of executive dullness about it and trackballs seem too old school, to be honest. That’s why when I heard of a touchscreen Blackberry on the horizon, my ears perked up and I decided to wait to see what RIM had to offer.
Blackberry Storm was officially announced today. I don’t know when they’ll be available up in Canada, but as soon as they are available, I want to get my hands on one and see if it’s more comfortable for me than an iPhone. So the jury is still out, but so far the idea of this touchscreen Blackberry is delicious.
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