It’s official: My Blackberry Pearl has been rendered obsolete by a new generation of Smartphones. While going through airport security the other day, the security agent asked to see my boarding pass. I handed him my Blackberry Pearl, scratches of silver peeking through its dark blue sheen.
“Time to get a new phone, man,” he said has he scanned my online boarding pass.
“You’re right,” I said. “It is time.”
So now I find myself faced with what is potentially one of the most monumental decisions of my young adult life: to iPhone or not to iPhone?
A loyal Blackberry user for the past 3.5 years, I have become lighting-fast at text-messaging using the Pearl’s handy mini qwerty keyboard. However, I am jealous of my friends as they pull out their shiny iPhones, gently caressing its touch-screens with their fingertips. iPhones are just so damn sexy. Touch-screen interface, the 5.0 megapixel camera, and VGA-resolution videocamera are undeniably alluring. Its user-friendy GPS has led to many of my friends using them for navigation while driving, and since they can sync to my Mac’s iCal, it makes life-planning a virtual no-brainer.
But it’s hard, oh-so hard, to decide if it’s worth it to trade in the old comforts of the Blackberry system for its sleek seductive archnemesis, the iPhone 4.
In Black Swan, Natalie Portman proved that sometimes the straight path isn’t the one that leads to what you want. And I think I know what that is…