Remember that outage last summer and how useless our phones were at the time?
RIM runs their own servers. If they go out of business, your phone becomes a brick.
My old phone is now being used as an alarm clock. I do wish them well. I’d love to see them stay in business and see the things they do.
I’m on my 2nd BB. I bought a cop-spec rubber cover to protect the case from my infrequent drops and occasional scrapes while doing yard work. I’ll buy another one when 4G gets to the Ozarks.
I bought a used Blackberry for $10 and use it as a music player. At some point I'll probably use it for an alarm, too, but I already use another cellphone for that.