October 20, 2009
BlackBerry, iphone, Music
bb, BlackBerry, iphone, ipod-touch, touch, tpain
Okay… iPhone you win… My BB is certified to be no fun compared to the feature of this autotune app. I am not hating, but…
This app is a great novelty at first, but we don’t need a plethora of T-pain wannabes out here! Hey Jay-Z, I think that this app definetly twists the knife in the death of autotune. (BTW, I meant to replace the the ‘T’ with an ‘A’ in T-Pain of the title of this post.)
June 23, 2009
bb, BlackBerry, iphone
To upgrade or not, that is the question…
I am currently a Blackberry Curve user. I can do a lot on my smart phone already, so… do I really need to hand over my hard earned scrilla to Mr. Jobs? There’s a recession going on, son!
I am quite hesistant to go sans qwerty keypad. Since the 25th officially marks the end of my AT&T year (of 15 months), what will I really gain besides crossing over to the National iPhone Geek Society.
December 18, 2008
BlackBerry, EdTech, Teaching
cellphone, cellphones, smartphone, tones
Yes… the stare of death into their laps.
As a middle school teacher, it kills me when I catch a student doing this classic move. When confronting the student, they say…..”I’m not doing anything! What are you talking about?” You know without a doubt that they are TEXTING!!!! It has been known for some students to actually text without looking at the keys. Amazing memorization and dexterity, eh?
Also, beware of the silent/mosquito ringer tone. Depending on the teacher’s age, you will not be able to hear the tone; as illustrated by the graph provided below from http://john.maloney.org/
Fortunately I can hear it for now because I often play around with it on my phone during staff meetings to aggravate the younger teachers.
Due to the growing issues with cell phones in the classroom, we might as well use these devices to our advantage. I am looking forward to the bright engineers from Texas Instruments to team up with Black Berry to create the ultimate graphing calculator/smart phone. I know that there are free apps such as gCalc and XCalc BlackBerry that will allow this to happen now. In my humble opinion, I feel that if TI endorses/creates the product, I do believe that it would actually be embraced within our school systems…. maybe. What do you think?
November 17, 2008
bb, BlackBerry, iphone
Yes I must admit. I love my BlackBerry smartphone (and apparently so does President-Elect Obama.)
I current own a BB Curve (fiening for the new Bold.) I have found many uses for my phone. I have listed my top 5 reasons continue my BB usage…
2. image capturing w/decent quality
3. crime deterrant
4. access to work & personal email (using qwerty keypad)
5. on-the-fly gps
Yes, my list is very simple. However right now, the only feature that I am missing is the video recording capabilities which the Bold currently provides. I don’t need or use the MP3 functionality my BB has, because that is what my 30GB video iPod is for.
Before I laid my hands on the BB, I was dying for an iPhone. When the madness surged and problems arose, I diverted over to the BB. I have been thumbing my qwerty keyboard to death ever since. I can honestly say that I tried the iPhone touch screen keyboard, but.. ah ah… no go…
I can’t imaging trying to swiftly kick out a tweet at a stop light or replying to an email while driving on an iPhone. Not that I’ve tried or done that, but you get my point.
Sorry for going a little off topic but…RIM, my question to you is, why try to compete in the touch screen market? If so, keep the qwerty keypad! IMHO, the BB Storm will fail miserably. Before its launch, the Storm has already been put through the ringer per this article.
Oh well.. one day, I will look forward and share with you how much I enjoy my BB Bold (unless Apple releases an iPhone with a qwerty keypad!!!)