Originally Posted by retronotmetro
The Blackberry is just a pocket email/calendar/address book device with a miniature thumb operated keyboard. It may or may not have the ability to make and place telephone calls. The real beauty is that it can be set up to work with corporate email accounts so that all the data in your mobile is duplicated on your computer, and vice versa.
The addictiveness factor of the Blackberry is just about the same as it is with keitai text messaging in Japan--once you have 'round the clock ability to send and receive emails, you may find yourself actually sending and receiving emails 'round the clock.
As I assumed, my keitai (mobile phone) makes the Blackberry obsolete. Pussycat and I email fairly regularly. I can take pictures with the 2 megapixel camera and send them by email in a matter of seconds. It will even take 60-second videos. When I was last in the States, I got an email explaining how to place calls before I was even off the plane. It is Bluetooth capable. I can keep a schedule, memos, etc. Actually, I forget I own the thing most of the time. Must be a generational thing.
Oh, and here, once again, is the photo on my keitai screen.