Blackberries and Their Crackberry Story

The video below made me wonder why Blackberry has been the subject of such ridicule compared to the Treo while both lead to the same always checking emails, responding to text message, head down mentality.

Did the “crackberry” term just stick so well that it became the story? Does it help or hurt Blackberry to be associated with an always-on addiction?

The Today Show story below shows a grown man cry (@4:00) over having his Blackberry taken away to see if he can live without it:

Jeremy Toeman of Live Digitally, claims that life does go on without 24-7 access to email in the palm of your hand. Is he really living digitally if his Blackberry isn’t going off every 5 minutes?

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