Blackberry saves the day!
So I am a HUGE BLACKBERRY fan and I always get grief for it from non-blackberry users but I will never switch from bb.
Anyways I work with a NFL agent and for this years draft we relied on twitter to see who was getting drafted when. It was 4 to 5 picks ahead of the ESPN AND NFL Network. Where we were for the draft had terrible wifi so I bridged my playbook with my bold 9900 and let me tell you how helpful it was to do that. We were able to be on top of the draft. While everyone else had their iPads (no connection) I was plugging away with my nice bridge connection.
I never understood the bad press for Blackberry, but my boss was so impressed that he switched from the iPad to the Playbook. Next ill have him switch to a blackberry phone!
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-30-12, 02:29 AM #4
- 382 Posts
I live rural -poor coverage area.
Nobody that comes to my house can get diddly...
'Ceptin' me and my wife.
'Cause we're "Back in BlackBerry "!
When it absolutely HAS to get there
It's BlackBerry!BlackBerry -
We invented the Smartphone Business...
We're takin' it back!
- CrackBerry Genius
05-30-12, 07:25 AM #6
- 3,822 Posts
Great story OP.
I got my PB knowing about bridge but not knowing about using my 9900's data via bridge when not in a wifi area.
Two days after my PB purchase (two months ago) and not near wifi my Playbook pleasantly surprised me by connecting to the CB site. I haven't needed the phone data connection that much since but it's such a good feature and will be there when I am also stuck again.
- CrackBerry User
05-30-12, 08:38 AM #8
- 61 Posts
Yep! Its amazing how, when you show somebody how the PB works, they are like WOW!...
Just a week ago I showed a peer of mine in production management how I use mine. He has now ordered 2. One for him to use at work and the other for his wife.
Lets educate people on how good/productive the PB can be!
- CrackBerry Addict
05-30-12, 09:49 AM #11
- 881 Posts
My company issued iPhone constantly loses connection to our mail server. My bosses are pissed!! But guess who is happily replying mails? Me! Because my personal phone is a blackberry and due to the crappy iPhone email, I use my blackberry for work emails now.Curve 8300 -> Curve 8320 -> Bold 9780 -> Torch 9860 -> Bold 9900 -> Z10
iPad 1 -> iPad 2 -> Playbook 64gb
its amazing how people make fun of the phone and then when you ask if they have tried the phone their answer is no. I have had this happen to me many times. once they try it, they like the way it works. never makes sense
- 05-30-12, 02:13 PM #14
- CrackBerry Addict
05-30-12, 03:27 PM #15
- 556 Posts
I am a hard-core PlayBook Missionary! Had to call support for my IP the other day and when I hung up the tech was going out to get a PB. I think I sold one of the Geeks at Best Buy the other day. When I tether HDMI and do presentations, I just love to watch people start looking down at their iPads to see if they can do what I just did. Nope. I get the biggest kick out of watching the iSuperior curl drop from their lips. I know it is low of me, but it is just so validating after all the snide remarks about RIM.
- CrackBerry User
05-31-12, 11:03 PM #18
- 51 Posts
Another Great Blackberry Story!
I have a kind of similar story...I am currently working on a project where I am working remotely but have no WiFi access and need to be able to access a company online software to provide critical feedback on our products back to my team at head office.
I had been struggling along for 4 or 5 weeks, taking hand written notes and waiting till night time when I got back to my hotel room to access the internet and provide the feedback. A couple of days ago I finally woke up... I have had a playbook for approx. 8 months and had been using it for various things, and really enjoyed the Playbook experience... I even used the bridge on a regular basis to do work emails, open file attachments, etc. Anyway, a couple of days ago when I was accessing the bridge I saw the icon for the bridge browser and finally the lights went "ON"... anyway once I had access to the internet I ended up saving hours of work everyday. Thank you BB for making my life so much easier.