I have quite unintentionally become a Blackberry user. The new tech department I just joined standardized on Blackberries some years ago, so I got one, too. For a change, I picked up the 7000i to see whether I could have a smaller device than the others’. Turns out that it’s not actually smaller, just narrower and taller. At least it fits in my pocket.
I was freaked out for the first week at how often the device buzzed and beeped me. This leads to my first lesson learned: turn off notification for email messages! I really don’t need to know when each separate email message arrives, and my phone will still buzz when I receive a phone call, radio call, or IM message. I definitely do not want to become one of these people who frantically checks their Blackberry for every email message that arrives! I switched to “phone only” mode to make this happen easily.
Being new to town, my favorite new Blackberry app is Google Local. It’s perfect when trying to find an address or get driving directions while on the phone!
I tried “find me now,” a Mapquest feature that uses GPS to locate me wherever I am. It wasn’t very accurate and required a lot of setup.
What other Blackberry apps should I download and try?