| | 02-01-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Author #1
I got to say I love you Crackberry and all you Crackberry'ers
This is going to sound cheesy/corny but I don't care:
Almost 2 years and one month ago, I had a choice to make. I had a HTC Touch (terrible device) and my upgrade came into action to get a new device. At that time the iPhone 4 had been released a few months back in Canada and I was thinking about getting it. I went to my carrier (Bell) and played around with it and was enticed and excited. Then the BlackBerry Torch caught my eye and what sold me was BBM. I had to make a hard choice and I chose BlackBerry.
Over the years, BlackBerry was starting to go downhill and as my friends went on to get the 4S, the S1, S2, S3, the Note I still stuck true and true to a phone I loved. When the Bold 9900 was announced, I went and got my family friend who works in a senior position at RIM to get me the phone before it hit market. I loved it and currently still have it as I type this out to you. As the playbook came out, I went and bought it for then $499 and loved it and still love it. Every night I still watch tv shows and movies under the cover with my playbook. Although, as the phones got better with apps, my blackberry started becoming a ridicule point for not having this and that. Whenever I felt down or tried to find some info of whats coming new to BB id scour the web. I stumbled upon crackberry.com in June of 2011 and I found a home. I have been on this site almost everyday for the last year and a half. Everyday sometime two three times a day. I joined the forums not too long ago and have been more of a lurker than a participator.
Today, I come to the forums and love the passion, excitement, the knowledge, and the experience here. You can find smart intelligent people from Bankers and Financial analysts, to gamers and journalists. People discuss the stock of RIMM and RIM turning BBRY and BB Monday. People discuss inventory, supply chain management, marketing, advertising, hardware, software. You name it there are smart people here with ideas of how to improve and better the products. I hope the newly Branded company BlackBerry doesn't become stagnant like Apple, Microsoft, or even its old self. I hope it listens to bright and talented fans it has like the ones on here and learns from their requests and suggestions.
Crackberry'ers stick up for each other, I just read an article of someone bashing WPCentral Editor for having some wrong facts. His response was accurate, this is a fansite and everything is bias, WP users wouldn't do the same. This is because we stick up for each other and BlackBerry, and we don't let anyone bad mouth it. I raise a big glass of to all of you and say this year is our turn, its our time, and from now on we will be the underdogs that grow back to wide popularity.
Now, I have got a job interview to work for RIM, sorry BlackBerry and I hope I get it. I would be happy to work for a company with such loyal fans as you. I have found a second home in this site, and am deeply thankful for Kevin, Bla1ze, Adam and the entire team who have built a strong community here.
!!!RUBUS X DOMINUS!!!