1. crackerlady2007's Avatar
    I'm wrecking my back hunching over to type on my beloved Pearl. Can someone suggest some correct postures for typing on a BlackBerry so I don't ruin myself? My upper-back, shoulders, neck, and arms are getting worse and worse. I hate to blame it on my BlackBerry, but I really can see that that's the problem! Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
    05-26-10 10:02 PM
  2. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Lean back
    05-26-10 10:03 PM
  3. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Forget corrective posture, just use the phone less. Problem solved.
    05-26-10 10:10 PM
  4. ridesno159's Avatar
    Wear a beer hat. You will be forced to keep your back and head straight so you don't spill beer all over yourself (I won't even mention all the laws you would break spilling beer). This is the best of both worlds scenario. You will have good posture, can use your BB for long periods of time, and you can drink some beer (might need to turn the font size up though, things can get blurry after a few beers).

    Off to get myself a beer now, all this typing is making me thirsty

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    05-26-10 10:23 PM
  5. californiablackberry's Avatar
    Purchase a Pearl 3G and take a relaxing vacation.
    05-26-10 11:05 PM
  6. NurseBerryAddict's Avatar
    Sit at kitchen table. Make sure you are sitting with your back touching the chairback. Now scoot yourself all the way in. Prop elbows on table holding blackberry in front of eyes. That should do it.

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    05-27-10 06:02 AM
  7. crackbobb's Avatar
    Buy some wood. Manufacture something that looks like one of those reverse baby backpacks (where the baby is on your chest). Place Blackberry inside. Problem solved.

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    05-27-10 10:26 AM
  8. travelingfool's Avatar
    Can someone suggest some correct postures for typing on a BlackBerry?
    1) Cruise control on
    2) Right knee holding steering wheel
    3) Left leg out the window
    4) Blackberry in right hand
    5) Starbucks in left hand
    6) One eye on rearview mirror to watch for cops

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    05-27-10 10:32 AM
  9. ridesno159's Avatar
    1) Cruise control on
    2) Right knee holding steering wheel
    3) Left leg out the window
    4) Blackberry in right hand
    5) Starbucks in left hand
    6) One eye on rearview mirror to watch for cops

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    Lol, add a beer hat to that and you have yourself an interesting afternoon.

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    05-27-10 02:54 PM
  10. amojeba's Avatar
    Damn, how you do bust a U-turn? You've gotta have a strong right-knee LOL
    05-27-10 03:34 PM
  11. Armando175's Avatar
    I noticed this thread and I had to come check it out. Is the OP serious? Interesting suggestions though. The majority at work have BBs, when I see them walking with their heads down looking at their BBs I say "they're doing the CrackBerry walk". LOL I'm sure their necks hurt after a while.
    05-27-10 08:33 PM
  12. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Ever notice the similarities between a devout Christian and a Blackberry Power User?

    The bowed head, clutching something they believe holds their world together. Eyebrows furrowed. lips mouthing unheard words.

    PS no offense intended to any religious group. As a Evangalical Christian prayer is important to me
    05-27-10 08:54 PM
  13. travelingfool's Avatar
    Lol, add a beer hat to that and you have yourself an interesting afternoon.

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    Lol. Yes, an afternoon guaranteed to involve handcuffs.

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    05-27-10 10:05 PM
  14. crackerlady2007's Avatar
    I am serious. The kitchen chair idea is a good one and I did enjoy the laugh of the others. Thanks everyone!

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    05-29-10 04:07 PM
  15. Heavy Fluid's Avatar
    If you are not hunched over, you aren't doing it right.

    Here I am getting it done outside of the BlackBerry store. Pardon the picture, was salvaged from BBM, hence the poor quality.

    05-29-10 04:16 PM
  16. Jeanslover's Avatar
    Hey Heavy Fluid, no b u t t shot? (Referencing AF hahaha)
    05-30-10 07:15 PM
  17. vndlewis's Avatar
    Ever notice the similarities between a devout Christian and a Blackberry Power User?

    The bowed head, clutching something they believe holds their world together. Eyebrows furrowed. lips mouthing unheard words.

    PS no offense intended to any religious group. As a Evangalical Christian prayer is important to me
    Love it. (and I am Director of Music at my church!)

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-30-10 07:23 PM
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    05-31-10 07:18 PM
  19. crackerlady2007's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I just thought I'd let you all know that it wasn't the fault of my BlackBerry after all. (By the way, this is one FUNNY thread!) I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about 4 months after originally posting this. I still love my BlackBerry and use in none the less, but now I understand why it's painful.
    01-20-11 11:23 AM
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