So my new toy arrived Wednesday afternoon and completely distracted me from my work for the rest of the day. Why is it that any time I’m having cool, distracting things delivered to my house it’s on a day when I’m working from home? It’s great that I get to play with it immediately, but how am I supposed to get anything done like that?
The initial set up was fairly simple. If I can do it, anyone can – especially seeing as I’m not really one for reading instructions before jumping into a project…
After the initial set up, my next project was getting the data plan added. This was pretty quick. While I was still logged on to work and couldn’t really do too much with the new toy anyway, I sent a quick e-mail to AT&T’s customer service. I had a response and the shiny new data plan in just a matter of a couple of hours.
That’s when the real fun started. I set up my e-mail, which was waaay easier that I ever imagined and the started downloading apps for the device. I now have the Facebook app, the GMail app, I synced it up with my Google Calendar (which I’ve been using a lot lately and is awesome and highly recommend), Twitterberry – which is so simple and so brilliant ( I also have Twitter linked up with my Facebook, so I can update Twitter from anywhere now and then it will also update my Facebook status – genius) and last but not least, I also downloaded the Pandora app so I can listen to music wherever. These were all free apps, which is awesome -as you’ve probably figured out from reading this, I love free stuff.
Overall, I’m very pleased. It’s just a really neat tool and while I’ve never been a big phone user, I love having access to all this cool stuff at all times. I can’t say I’ll love my new phone bill – with the addition of the shiny new data plan, but I really do think it’s worth it.
Fellow Blackberry owners, any other cool stuff that I should check out for my new toy?