I was very pleased to hear from BlackBerry today as I don’t often get phone calls that don’t require the phrase "Have you turned it off and on again?". Plus, the call from RIM confirmed that I have truly made an impact with my BlackBerry, no BlackBerry for mobile email debate. This is good to know, as I have been focusing all my online geekness into the dilemma. Why” Because I want to give people all the options and explain how easy and more importantly cost effective different solutions can be.
Anyway, back to the BlackBerry phone call.
With the wonder of Google Alerts, you can’t keep secrets online anymore. About half an hour after posting my iPhone article yesterday, most of the PR and marketing team at BlackBerry no doubt looked at their BlackBerry (wouldn’t it be funny if they all had iPhones) and saw a Google alert about my article.
So, here’s today’s BlackBerry anecdote. My phone rings early this morning. I can see it’s an internal transfer. These are normally sales calls so I’m ready for the big "No thank you. We don’t need that" speech. I was a little thrown when a.) it was Research in Motion calling and b.) that "Research In Motion" was not, in fact, going to try get me to fill in some market research survey while running on a treadmill. Finally I put two and two together and waited for RIM to give me a right telling off about my BlackBerry diss. But the guy from BlackBerry was actually very nice.
They just wanted to talk and arrange a meeting with me at some point soon to show me the new amazing power of the BlackBerry Curve 8520. BlackBerry assure me that they have actually made some changes and you can now do more with the new BlackBerry handset without the need to buy a truckload of extra BlackBerry software or log onto a web-based system.
I’m now actually quite excited about the prospect, regardless of my love for the iPhone. Watch this space for what could be the review to end all reviews.
So, the score as it stands is:BlackBerry: 1iPhone: 2