Kevin Roose’s Eulogy for His Dead BlackBerry 10 of Four Days


Kevin Roose’s Eulogy for His Dead BlackBerry 10 of Four Days

Kevin Roose:

[quote] I’ll always cherish the memory of the approximately 102 hours we had together. You had some charming features, like not having Skype, Netflix, or Instagram apps available. (It was like going back to 2008! A year I loved!) Or requiring a weird bi-directional swipe to get back to your home screen. Or a game called “Shake Mirror,” which I downloaded from your app store. When I opened it, it said “Shake your phone to see an image of yourself,” and then, when I shook it, it showed me a photo of a monkey at the zoo. That was hilarious! The game said “fatal exception” and crashed immediately afterwards, but it was still a good time.

I gave you everything, BlackBerry Z10. I loaded my e-mail and calendar into you, used you to look at Twitter, and even made a slideshow of my co-workers using your “Story Maker” feature, with some random, royalty-free punk song as the background music. I showed you off to my friends and talked up your prospects. “This company could come back!” I said. They believed me. And now you’re gone, survived only by your parent company and my broken dreams.

BlackBerry Z10, you were a piece of crap, but you were my piece of crap. And I’ll miss you. Whenever I pick up my iPhone from now on, I’ll be looking at a solid, functional, well-designed piece of hardware with working apps and the ability to outlive a green banana. But I’ll be thinking of you.[/quote]

Kevin is certainly not pulling any punches here.

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