Why celebrities Still Use Blackberry? (Good Read)

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 6 years ago '06        #1
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Why celebrities Still Use Blackberry? (Good Read)
 

 

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I can remember back in the day when BlackBerrys were still cool. At the time I had a BlackBerry Curve 8330, it and the Pearl were the phones to have. Along came the timeless iPhone, and things have never been the same since.

After Apple's entrance into the mobile market, the smartphone drastically changed. The introduction of accurate, capacitive touchscreen displays removed the need for a physical keyboard. This freed up more room for the display and kick-started the increasingly popular candybar form factor – the bane of the BlackBerry's existence.

Some companies like Palm/HP and RIM have have been reluctant to adopt the new form factor and have stuck to their roots instead. RIM did attempt to make a keyboardless BlackBerry … twice. But RIM simply could not let tactile feedback go. The two iterations of the Storm line were equipped with SurePress (or clickable screens), which only proved to be more trouble than it was worth. Both of the Storm handhelds were bug-ridden, full glitches and were far from what RIM had hoped.

Since the Storm 2, RIM has sort of fallen off the map. Sure, they have slowly been releasing rehashed and updated versions of existing models, and they do have some highly anticipated devices on the horizon. But in comparison to the buzz around Android, the upcoming iPhone and in light of all of their in-house issues, the future of RIM is bleak.

Regardless, there is still a large number of BlackBerry faithfuls. The CrackBerry Nation is alive and well, despite the likes of more modern and quickly evolving platforms. This is not surprising as I was once a BlackBerry addict myself and it took quite a lot to divert my attention elsewhere.

What is surprising, however, is who is still using the aging BlackBerry: celebrities.

CrackBerry has been releasing weekly, celebrity BlackBerry sighting roundups for as long as I can remember. I became curious of how many celebs still use BlackBerrys, so I Google searched “BlackBerry celebrity.” I came across the site Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings (how original), which gets updated on a regular basis. They, along with CrackBerry, have featured countless celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Garner, Brad Pitt, Nikki Minaj and probably anyone else you can think of, all spotted with their various BlackBerry handsets while out and about.

I know some people simply still love their BlackBerry for whatever reason, and I understand some still prefer the hardware keyboard and simplicity of a BlackBerry over a touch-based phone. But as impressionable and "hip" as celebrities tend to be, I would have pegged most of them to be iPhone users over CrackBerry addicts.

Maybe they just don't care about having the latest and greatest. Maybe they've tried Android or an iPhone and have reverted back to a more familiar platform. Some have traded their 'Berry for an iPhone and I'm sure there are some Android celebrity users out there, but I never would have guessed so many have stuck with their BlackBerrys for so long. Either way, I'm curious about what all of these 'Berry addicted celebs will do if RIM can't survive this turbulence they're flying through right now.

All I know is if I had pockets that ran as deep as theirs, I would own every phone and tablet under the sun. Can I get a +1?


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Last edited by Yung Dilla; 08-08-2011 at 11:06 AM.. Reason: read

42 comments for "Why celebrities Still Use Blackberry? (Good Read)"

 6 years ago '06        #2
LYTE 125 heat pts125
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BBM
Push to email
otherwise a BB is weak weak
 6 years ago '05        #3
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stupid a.ss article, didnt even answer why celebs use bbs
 6 years ago '05        #4
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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Title is misleading. But here's why I think people still use Blackberrys.

















BECAUSE THEY LIKE BLACKBERRYS.
 6 years ago '10        #5
shoeprano27 23 heat pts23
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the blackberry perfected the push email. its a business phone. celebs are pretty much business people so it suits them.
 6 years ago '04        #6
fat_boyy21 323 heat pts323
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blackberry's have the highest security of any phone. that's why celebs use it
 6 years ago '05        #7
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 fat_boyy21 said:
blackberry's have the highest security of any phone. that's why celebs use it
^This. Its the most secure phone out of all the platforms. Push to email is perfect on that phone and no mobile messaging is better than BBM.

Think about it, u hustlin, squalie can tap an iphone, they can tap a google phone, cant tap a blackberry, too much security.
 6 years ago '04        #8
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I had a old blackberry pearl and I hated it. That trackball is annoying as fu*k. I might try out one of the newer models...
 6 years ago '06        #9
RalphLaurenJR 2 heat pts
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any smartphone can do push email
 6 years ago '06        #10
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me personally i dont like touch screen phones.
 6 years ago '06        #11
Yung Dilla 1478 heat pts1478 OP
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9930 >>>>>>>>>
 6 years ago '05        #12
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 P-Hill said:
Title is misleading. But here's why I think people still use Blackberrys.

















BECAUSE THEY LIKE BLACKBERRYS.
This.
 6 years ago '04        #13
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 RalphLaurenJR said:
any smartphone can do push email
Not many phone can push email anywhere close as fast blackberry. The only thing I hate about blackberries is the constant bloatware icons that gets pushed by the carriers. You have to either hide it or just permamently erase it from the service book option.
 6 years ago '06        #14
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Apple and droid are riddled with security issues. Most companies dont want anything but blackberries linked with their email servers.
 6 years ago '05        #15
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 NBA Brawler said:
I had a old blackberry pearl and I hated it. That trackball is annoying as fu*k. I might try out one of the newer models...
pearls were the wackest blackberry. do they still even make those anymore?
 6 years ago '04        #16
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 DallasTexas said:
squalie?? is this 02


gtfoh
havent heard that sh*t in awhile


but its security reasons why
 6 years ago '04        #17
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It's easy. Celebs and business users alike prefer blackberry because of it's simplicity, reliability and messaging capabilities.

All the other phones and features are nice but all that sh*t don't help you communicate at the end of the day.

Important people need the best COMMUNICATION device, not the best TOY.

And me personally, I hate all touch screen phones.
 08-08-2011, 09:01 PM         #18
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 P-Hill said:
Title is misleading. But here's why I think people still use Blackberrys.

















BECAUSE THEY LIKE BLACKBERRYS.
agreed
 08-08-2011, 09:01 PM         #19
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 fat_boyy21 said:
blackberry's have the highest security of any phone. that's why celebs use it
 Daddy Black said:
^This. Its the most secure phone out of all the platforms. Push to email is perfect on that phone and no mobile messaging is better than BBM.

Think about it, u hustlin, squalie can tap an iphone, they can tap a google phone, cant tap a blackberry, too much security.
Most secure, but they always gettin their shiit hacked & pics stole...Riiiight
 08-08-2011, 09:10 PM         #20
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 DJ Maximum said:
havent heard that sh*t in awhile

word dun dun that sh*t was John Blaze

*fires up Dreamcast*
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