The Age of the BlackBerry

I was in Manhattan (NYC) picking up a new pair of glasses today. My Palm Treo 600, on Sprint’s network was in my pocket allowing me to talk, go to the web or check email.
However, I felt so alone. I didn’t see anyone using the Treo. I did, however, see a the RIM (Research in Motion) BlackBerry used by so many.

Interestingly enough, on the New Jersey Transit, I do so several Treo 600 hundreds. I’m not sure what all this means, but it’s an interesting tech-geogrphical point.
In a nut shell. If you want a phone that happens to have data get a Treo 600. If you want access to email an the web but want the option to talk on the phone get a BlackBerry.
Or what I plan to do is get both. I’ll keep a low cost, regular cell phone, but purchase a BlackBerry or Danger SideKick for my data access.
Another important point is your carrier. If you’re carrier has no or bad service where you need to use your device at – then the be it a Treo, BlackBerry or some other tool all you have is a cute piece of plastic.
The NETWORK you choose is important. AT&T, Nextel, T-Mobile, Cingular and now Sprint and other carriers all sell some version of the BlackBerry. Many of these carriers also sell the Treo 600.

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Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook