Category: Island Talk Created on Monday, 22 August 2011 06:23
I couldn’t resist the temptation, so I jumped in the pool. It was so nice! The water was warm and the sun was shining brightly. This is the life!
But not two minutes after my body hit the water I started to see raindrops making ripples on the surface. They were light droplets at first but quickly developed into a typical Caribbean downpour. It didn’t matter to me though. I was already in the water. I couldn’t get any wetter than wet.
So I stayed in and enjoyed my morning swim.…
Until I looked over at the poolside chair where I left my towel, t-shirt, sandals and Blackberry. They were all getting soaked. This sent me scrambling out of the water to protect my phone. I left the t-shirt, sandals and towel to fend for themselves.
I quickly dried off the surface of the phone, then opened the back to make sure the battery wasn’t wet. It wasn’t. So I restarted it. In Blackberry fashion it took forever to reboot. But it finally did and it seemed like there was no damage. Right?
Wrong! My keys do not work. None of them. I pressed every on of them one by one and not one of them responded. So what I had was a functioning Blackberry Bold with no way for me to interface with it.
So my Blackberry is essentially dead. I wasn’t in love with it anyway. As phones go, it’s ok but I’m really not that big a fan of the Blackberry Bold. I absolutely hate the Internet browser. Mail and messaging service are good and voice service isn’t bad either. The camera takes decent pictures in daylight but recently I haven’t been able to email or share my photos. I do like the BB messenger. If I was to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, I wouldn’t. I would just say that it's ok.
Bottom line is; I’m not going to have a funeral for my Blackberry Bold. I do, however, need a new phone.
My choices are to go without a phone, replace it with another Blackberry that I’m not crazy about, get myself an Android phone like the EVO or change service providers and get an iPhone. Considering that I don’t like change, it is not a decision I will take lightly. So I will take the day to think about it.
Going without a phone is not an option. I am obligated by my employer to have personal telephone access. And I have a son who likes to text me corny jokes and updates to his favorite shows like Spy Kids. And then there’s the emergency thing.
So for now, I am without a working phone. If you really need to reach me, I’m available on Skype, Email, Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Twitter, and if it’s not that urgent, the postal service.
Until then I’ll see you in the funny pages.
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