I think it is rude when in a meeting and people are trying to be sly by holding the BB under the height of the table and trying to use it. Then asking the person to repeat what was just said because they didn't hear it.
rules of the blackberry would be not to use it in social situations such as business meals and business meetings unless absolutely necessary or if it somehow relates to the dinner or meeting. using the blackberry too much will cause others around you to be jealous and will ruin the fun for everyone involved.
While shipping a package at UPS, the employee never once acknowledged my existence. He took the package, weighed it, labeled it (per my form), I handed him money, he handed me change, and I left. No hello, goodbye, thank you, etc. The entire time, he was talking (I know, not true BB use, but it's a phone, too!) on his Pearl.
Under NO circumstances should they be used in a restaurant... Mobile phones are fine, but you don't want some cranky customer dropping your BB in the soup, now do you?
Also - BB's should never be used at petrol stations... Do you KNOW how long petrol fumes take to wear off???
Also - Never take your BlackBerry out while around me - It's almost a declaration of war, and steps WILL have to be taken! I, and only I alone, have the title of lord-high-master-mobile-user in my close vicinity! And if one should happen to pull out a Nokia, I shall weep for the BB I would be forced to use as a weapon to defend myself!
I love my crackberry. At first I didn't understand the meaning of the word, then I got one. Now I've been known to turn down sex for playing with crack. I'm sorry Traci - I love you, but crack is amazing!
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I mean if someone that is talking to you about something important dont be texting your buddy about the party that night or how the surf is. Simple and effective trust me I made that mistake I was slapped when i was talking to this girl and my buddy texted me about the surf and i respond right away and she smacked me and walked away. Then i really new that I was addicted!! To surfing and my BB
I think there should be CELL PHONE etiquettes, like no texting when with a bunch of friends, thats really rude. No yelling into the phone (if the person can't hear you, its not my problem), especially in a public place. No annoying noises from your phone, especially on the bus.
It depends what you are doing...the importance of your job or task being accomplished. I think there are places in which you should seriously thing about blackberrying before grabbing the awesome device.
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