Sitting in the atrium on a typical Wednesday morning, staring out into the abyss of academia, I made a pivotal observation…an observation I was shocked I hadn't made before. Every single table (and I mean every single table) had an iPhone on it. The distinct sporadic buzzing of the phones’ vibrations filled the cavernous room like Wait Chapel's 5pm bells. I looked at my tattered plastic Blackberry Curve next to me and thought, am I really in the technological minority? In a world where faster, sleeker, lighter and newer is better, is it really possible that the Blackberry has lost the cell phone duel? From personal experience, I like to joke around with my multitude of iPhone-dependent friends, that I'm a “peasant” with my beaten-up blackberry. Now, however, I have changed my mind a bit. Blackberrys have a multitude of advantages that the iPhones just can't seem to surpass:
This is huge. The Blackberry has raised and separate keys for typing which helps avoid those sloppy nights of gibberish texting to the posse (or the ex?).
Blackberry has the option of turning off autocorrect. Halleluiah! No longer will you send text messages with random inserted words that make you look like a technological degenerate. Awkward!
Sure the iPhone is in vogue, and it looks neat with its bright white color option; however, does a female CEO of a fortune 500 corporation look as professional carrying a white iPhone as she does with a sleek Blackberry Bold? There's just something about the ability to whip out a Blackberry at a meeting that says “I'm important”, as opposed to whipping out an iPhone which says “Let’s play Temple Run”.