My "Dear John" Letter to Blackberry

Real Estate Agent with BML Properties Realty

Dear John (Blackberry)—BlackBerry-8520-3.jpg

I am writing this “Dear John” letter to you today because I am finally upgrading to an iPhone 4S.  I know, I know, this is very difficult because we have shared so many good times together from traveling all around the country, sharing uplifting and poignant stories over the phone, jokes and pictures sent by email and text to even a good long cry when life was incredibly difficult.

Believe me this was not an easy decision to make.  I am not one to run out and buy the newest shiniest toy at the drop of a hat, even when my friends and family showed off their newest Droids or iPhones, I was content with my reliable, tested, tried and true Blackberry. I mean for goodness sake, I drive a 10 year old car, but I have to move on to a phone that will fit my rapidly paced day to day life style.

We both knew our time together was coming to a close.  I know you could see the signs because you would freeze up on me as soon as I needed to send a text or make a very important phone call.  Or the times it would take me almost 5 minutes to log onto the internet to “Google” something.  And just recently the world-wide outage you suffered, I knew I had made the right decision.

So long my friend…I will cherish our years together.




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Comments (13)

Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hello Monica, great post. I am getting so very sentimental and I think that I will be writing my own "Dear John" letter to Mr Blackberry soon. Mr Blackberry let me down and did not show on Monday and Tuesday because of someone that I think he is deciding to see. Thanks for the encouragement.

Oct 14, 2011 04:53 AM
Monica Snipes
BML Properties Realty - Washington, DC
Austin, Helping Buyers & Sellers in Metro Washington, DC

I know its tough but its time for an upgrade...LOL!

Oct 14, 2011 04:54 AM
Former Agent
None - Adak, AK

Hilarious.  I suspect my Dear John letter to Blackberry is forthcoming.  Drives me crazy.  Perhaps I should wait for the iPhone 5.

Oct 14, 2011 04:59 AM
Pamela Lauridsen-Bache
Century 21 Beachside, Mission Viejo Ca - Laguna Niguel, CA

I feel the same way, saying Goodbye to my blackberry and hello Iphone!

Pamela Lauridsen Bache

Oct 14, 2011 05:08 AM
Digital Digital
Alachua, FL
full service

Hi Monica,
Thanks for sharing.
I am getting a bit impatient as well because I just traded in my blackberry for another, you guessed it blackberry.
It will be interesting to see if they will offer their millions of worldwide customers any incentives for the inconvenience!




Oct 14, 2011 05:09 AM
Stephen Proski
Real Estate Kailua Kona, Hawaii - Kailua-Kona, HI
Real Estate Kailua Kona Hawaii

Monica, your not alone, I have been strapped to my Blackberry for many years, but it is time to make the switch to the new iPhone 4S.  It is almost like losing a friend, but now gaining someone who is more supportive to my needs.

Oct 14, 2011 05:21 AM
Monica Snipes
BML Properties Realty - Washington, DC
Austin, Helping Buyers & Sellers in Metro Washington, DC

I know I did not want to leave Blackerry but they are so behind the technology eight-ball.

Oct 14, 2011 05:43 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Monica - I Thnk you are going to be delighted with what you find on the new iPhone, particularly with some of the new features like Siri. You'll wonder what took you so long.

Oct 14, 2011 08:13 AM
Monica Snipes
BML Properties Realty - Washington, DC
Austin, Helping Buyers & Sellers in Metro Washington, DC

I kids have been telling me this for at least a year now.  I am a loyal person...LOL!

Oct 14, 2011 08:18 AM
Gary Steuernagel ASSOC. BROKER, ABR, CRB
Keller Williams Southwest - Sugar Land, TX

Well written and unfortunately for Blackberry, so true, I also, as soon as Sprint makes available/possible for me, will be switching out also.  I can see the future of Blackberry becoming very limited.  

Oct 14, 2011 03:06 PM
Monica Snipes
BML Properties Realty - Washington, DC
Austin, Helping Buyers & Sellers in Metro Washington, DC

Oh Gary...good news Sprint now carries the iPhone! Just started today!

Oct 14, 2011 03:14 PM
Matthew Austin

Well, I too gave up my blackberry.... I am filled with guilt and sorrow. Our times were concise but entertaining. I named mine Mary Lou and well, Mary Lou stuck through it all; thick and thin. One dreadful day, Mary Lou had to come to her final resting place , the garbage. I feel your pain mom... I truly do.

Oct 16, 2011 12:07 PM
Tracey R. Wrisper
American Dream Real Estate, LLC of LA - Leesville, LA
"RealtorTraceyW" - Homes for Sale in Leesville LA

I know this is an old post. That is so funny. I had to ditch my blackberry too. One day at the end of a meeting we were all using our phones to find something on the internet. The iPhone users were done and gone. The Blackberry users were still sitting there fumbling. After that meeting I went to get an iPhone. It was the best decision.

Feb 24, 2012 09:59 AM