The first BlackBerry debuted in 1999 as an email pager, and by 2006, Webster's New World College Dictionary named "crackberry
" as the new word of the year in recognition of the 10 million plus users' widespread addiction to the device.
BlackBerry said last week it would no longer market its devices to consumers, instead focusing on the professional users that brought its first success and won the little devices the moniker "Crackberry
" for their addictive nature.
TORONTO -- It was once so addictive it inspired the nickname "CrackBerry
." President Barack Obama confessed to being among the millions of devotees who couldn't bear to stop tapping feverishly away on its tiny keyboard.
A user, named Sosof, posted a screenshot of his pal viewing an adult site, on the Crackberry
addicts who are wondering - yes, the traditional blinking red LED that leaves you sleepless is still there too.
The service could be joined at the BlackBerry 10 launch event by BBM Video, a possible new feature that was leaked on Blackberry-dedicated website Crackberry
.com last month and would allow video calls over Wi-Fi.
Still clinging to your CrackBerry
? Hold on tight, because it may be your last.
Will the constant use of the 'Crackberry
' lead to burnt-out staff who are now expected to give instant responses whether in the office, at home or even on leave?
The term "crackberry
" has entered the urban lexicon in the United States--a student may set the BlackBerry or iPhone so that it vibrates every time a message comes in.
This was noticeable when Crackberry
, sorry Blackberry, addicts recently lost email for a few days and their much cherished smartphones became, shockingly, just phones.
Several BlackBerry developers and commenters on the forums on CrackBerry
.com also complained that RIM has not yet given a rollout timetable for QNX OS-based BBX, which is designed to run RIM's PlayBook tablet, smartphones and embedded systems.
My reaction: a strange relief, the "crackberry
" is my master!