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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by accguy, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. accguy

    accguy Member

    A question: Who out there has a blackberry?

    If so, is it a serious aid to you in doing your job? If so, how?

    I have a bit of a desire to get one, but I wonder if it's really worth it.

    Thanks much.
  2. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

    It's worth it if you can get your office to pay for it :D

    Seriously ... how often do you need access to e-mail when you're not at a computer? If you need to e-mail back and forth with a source on deadline, or just receive a lot of e-mail when you're in the field, it's invaluable. If you're a college beat guy (guessing from your name), it might even be worth it to have 24/7 Internet access to those annoying but never-know-when-there-might-be-a-tip fan boards.

    Of course, then your office knows they can e-mail you AND call you 24/7.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    I prefer blueberries myself, preferably inside fluffy pancakes.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I tried to use one once and couldn't figure it out. I don't need to expend that much effort getting e-mail. It's usually there when I log on to a real computer anyway.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I've got one and I love it. I've filed many a story on it. You don't have to hunt for a wireless hot spot or an analog land line.

    And, during a break in the action, you can surf SportsJournalists.com.
  6. patchs

    patchs Active Member


    Best phone ever.
    The Treo makes the Blackberry look like a rock.
    My Treo is my photo album, MP3 player, movie player, address book, calender, Internet source away from home/work, crossword puzzles (or Sudoku), calculator, camcorder, etc.
    Awesome device.
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I have a Blackberry (I'm a lawyer, not an SJ). It is a great tool for anyone, even though the cost is $50 a month for the e-mail. I have numerous e-mail accounts go to it, so I am always connected. The web searching is decent, but the device has a lot of faults. PDFs and other attachments are hard to read and the phone is iffy at best, meaning I have to carry two devices.

    If you need to have access to your e-mail on the go, it is worthwhile.
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