It looks sorta like this...but probably worse...I would take a picture, but my blackberry is my camera!
So, last Sunday I went for a loong run. Got a marathon coming up, actually. Had a training schedule. That went out the window after about two weeks. Anyhoo.... run was going great, felt good...then about k 26...legs leaden...stumble over a curb...drop my bb. I know, I know, why are you carrying your bb? I am just used to having it, I guess. Dumb I know. Plus its heavy and big, so I can put it in shorts pocket and have to carry it. Usually I carry in case but this time I forgot case and figured, "ah, no big deal..."
So I drop it, right on its face and it's just lying there....And I know it's not good. 3 months old. Pick it up....face....shattered.
You, Internet, may be saying, "oh, that's bad luck!". But At this point I think one has to accept that maybe there is more going on here. My first bb, the curve, back in Winnipeg. I am distracted, because the firm "retreat" (Gimli!) is the next day and I have to make sure I have brought everything I need as I am working on a file. So...I am leaving and run across Main street to catch my bus home. I look back and I see something on the road. "Is that a blackberry?" I says to myself. "That's weird." I figure I better check my back pack for my blackberry "just in case". Pocket I keep blackberry in unzipped...feel inside frantically...nothing. It's ok, though, I will just run out and get it...cars coming, one drives right over it.
I run out to get it, cradling it in my arms...it looks fine, in the case (there were actual tread marks on the case. I can laugh about that now...sorta). I pull it out of the case and it looks ok ("it's still good, it's still good...") The face is just a little cracked (It's still good, it's still good...") Try to turn it on...nothing ("It's gone, dad." "I know.")
So I bought a blackberry pearl as a replacement. The pearl does not have a full key board but it is supposed to "learn" from what you are frequently typing so that the full key board is not necessary. That is bull shit. I was sending lots of emails to somebody named Lincoln at the time. Linc for short. Every single time..."Lunc". "Hey Lunc,..." I had to get another one before I threw it out the window. Ironically, I still have the pearl and it's in fine shape.
So...bottom line, don't lend me your smartphone. Unless I ask really nicely. Plus this post was kinda aimless. Sorry.