Big company is a blackberry place.
If you're sufficiently senior you can obtain a blackberry enterprise license without much difficulty. Mine came today.
Why would I want one - neither my calendar or e-mail synch with my palm treo wirelessly. When I send e-mails to colleagues at Big Company they bounce back. Not good.
Yesterday meetings changed times so quickly I had a different schedule after returning from the rest room.
It seems that those with blackberry's have no inhibition about firing off 10-20 e-mails while in other meetings. The rate of e-mail flow is insane. Just leaving your desk puts you out of the loop.
I need to switch to blackberry. Big Company gets discounts so I'm buying the best black berry I can buy and an unlimited data plan. The initial cost will be about $150 --- to bad I can't get the Pearl - supposed to be nicer.
All I wonder is:
1. Will my treo still work as a basic palm pda?
2. what will i be losing?
Here are some programs I run on my palm treo - the ones with stars are invaluable:
*Documents to go
Memos (built in notes)
Pocket Quicken (very helpufl at financial moments
My Roots (use rarely)
Wine Guide (fun, use a few times a month)
Worldmate (fun, esp when travelling)
Money Mag Fin Asisitant
Any idea what replacements I can find for a blackberry?
PS Then there's the other issue of segregating personal data from company data - any thoughts?