I’ve truly been blessed by the relationships that Blackberry has brought into my life over the years, and the perks that those friendships bring.
Take this new unlocked Blackberry passport. It arrived on my front porch last week, unannounced. I hadn’t ordered it…but there it was…a beautiful, powerful, sleek device. PERFECT!
This gift had come from my closest BBM friend. Let me talk about BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for a moment. BBM is so much different than whatsapp or any of those other newer messaging apps, even though they were all based on the platform originated by Blackberry. For starters, it is THE ORIGINAL. Not an app, but an intregal part of the Blackberry Operating System. Although it is now available as an app on all other operating systems. (hint, hint folks, if you havent already tried it you should!) The friendships I have formed through BBM are real, and wonderful. I’ve met many of the people that I know through BBM in real life, and I have met and befriended people from all over the world, which has allowed me to be exposed to different cultures as we all share our experiences with each other.
And then there is…well lets call him BOB. BOB is THE guy that I met on BBM two years ago but soon realized that I’d actually met him before, back in 2007 when we both had Blackberry Storms (that phone is a whole other discussion for another time!) Since reconnecting with Bob, I have always told him everything and never hidden a single detail…we have had the longest and best conversations and talked about the craziest stuff! It’s so awesome to have a friend that I don’t have to keep ANYTHING from. I can tell him even the CRAP about myself that I don’t want anyone else to know, and BOB does the same with me. Do you know how fabulous it is to have a person like that in your life? Yet…Bob and I have never met face to face. But that’s okay because it gives me something to look forward to, since Bob, myself and a few other BBM friends are all planning a meet up in Vegas this summer!
Bottom line? I received this phone because Bob just happened to have an extra one. Because BlackBerry users are unique…different. They prefer to pay it forward and offer devices to each other, or share what they are blessed with. They are rarely selfish, they are giving and generous..like “Bob”
So here I am, back on BlackBerry with what I can honestly say is the BEST device I have ever used. Buh-Bye Samsung Galaxy Note IV, you were fun at times, but mostly…you were annoying. Lol!
Hello BlackBerry Passport! And thank you Bob! :)