Monday, 17 October 2011

Blackberry and Apple Pie

Disclaimer: I did not think that one up and I do not even find it that amusing – it’s more the case that I’m too lazy to think of an alternative title…

Contrary to some others, I did not feel as if it was the end of the world when my Blackberry crashed last week. The inability to update Facebook and Twitter on the handheld was not exactly a major inconvenience. However, it did get me thinking about my foray and reliance upon technology, brands and operating platforms. There is something almost Betamax vs VHS about this whole Smartphone warfare…

Perhaps I have been too insular in my sense of individualism…it’s great that Blackeberry produce a range of quality devices, all slightly different, all offering cool functions and apps, but if the company is on the slide, its share price having already fallen by 80% these past few years and is facing a dual attach from both Google and Apple (a daunting prospect) then perhaps it’s time to put on a wig, climb into a dress, step gingerly into the nearest lifeboat and pretend that I’m a genuine contender to escape the Titanic…

In six months time my phone is up for renewal and at this stage and despite all my previous doubts, it very much looks like being an iPhone….

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