I’ve said it before and will say again: I’m a BlackBerry guy. And, yeah, that’s a tricky guy to be when iPhone mania sweeps the nation again this summer. The new iPhone (or, rather, the new set of applications) is cool… but I still love my trusty BlackBerry. Well, Katherine Boehret gives us BBers some comfort in this recent piece for The Wall Street Journal online:
If you’re a BlackBerry user, you’re probably getting tired of hearing about all the things Apple’s iPhone can do. Rumor even has it that a more iPhone-like BlackBerry is in the works. But don’t despond: Your current trusty emailing device has a few tricks up its sleeve that you may not know about.
This week, I gathered up some useful shortcuts that come built into most of the BlackBerrys, even older models, made by Research In Motion Ltd. but not many owners actually use or know about them. Ironically, most of these shortcuts are conducted using a BlackBerry feature that the iPhone lacks: its physical keyboard.