C’est la vie…

Personally, I’ve had quite a rough day. Of course I know that it could always be worse, but that doesn’t negate the fact that sometimes I just want to come home and get drunk on wine because it seemed like everything that could possibly blow up in my face, pretty much did. [Author’s note: No, I do not condone excessive drinking, alcoholism, or underage drinking, give me break.] So I’m writing this because I just don’t even know what to write about on BBOS right now. I’m really enjoying getting to write for them though. It’s quite nice to get to report news that’s BRAND NEW AND RELEVANT. I can’t express this enough.

However, I recently added an RSS reader on my BlackBerry, including a “Quote of the Day”. Today’s quote of the day was:

“Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.”
                                           – Matthew Arnold

Last I checked I was still female, but of course yall understand what I mean. And if you don’t, get off my blog. I always thought it was a good thing that I’m so fiercely loyal, but I’ve realized today that while it is a good thing, it also is a bad thing for other people. Maybe it’s just me, because I’m also stubborn and hate not knowing all the facts, that makes this loyalty problematic at times. 
Wow. So I started looking for a job at a hospital after talking with my roommates and completely forgot where I was going with this. Kinda sucks.. And it’s 1am. I suppose I should sleep though. But I don’t really want to. Yet I’m painfully exhausted and barely away. Ahhh I should stop here before I make a fool of myself. 
xoxo, the little birdy.


As some of my beautiful readers may be aware, I just recently became the newest (and youngest, and most female…) blogger for BlackBerryOS.com!!! Now this may not be exciting for all, but for those of you precious people that read my blog AND are the proud owner of a BlackBerry, this is fantastic news. I’ll now be blogging for two, so that means more charm and sarcasm to go around!

I got to post my very first article today, and I have to toot my own horn a little bit and say that it was pretty awesome.

If you click on the actual picture (if I did my job right) you’ll be able to go directly to the website where it was originally posted! Other click right here and that’ll for sure take you.

Maybe I’m a dork for being this excited, but honestly, I’ve always wanted my writing to be “published”. And suuure my personal blog is technically being published, but it’s not a legit website. People don’t come here to check out important information. I don’t have 70,000 members or over 10,000 Facebook and Twitter followers. Nope, that would be BlackBerryOS.com. And I am so excited to get to be apart of that. If you go there and find robyntheginger, that’s me. There’s four other guys writing as well, then me, the girl. I was sorta dubbed “the BBOS girl” and I can most def dig it.

Now something for your enjoyment. Just seeing it brightened my day. For that I am forever grateful.

That’s all I have for now, I’m afraid.

xoxo, the little birdy.


As yall may be aware, I love BlackBerry. Sure I curse at my phone every now and then because I am about as impatient as humanly possible. But I love my BlackBerry none the less. I currently have the Bold 2 (9700). For those that didn’t read the last few posts, the Bold 3 (9900) was released by AT&T today and I want it.

Yes, I went to the store. Yes, I played with the phone. Yes, I refused to let anyone else near it.

I also repeatedly corrected the sales rep who was falsely informed about the BlackBerry. He had the audacity to say that the Torch 9810 was the Torch 9860. Before he could even finish his sentence, I announced that he was wrong. And they were not yet carrying the 9860. Call that rude if you must, but I wasn’t the one that didn’t know the phones they had in store. If you ask me, that’s far more distasteful. I mean hello, the 9810 is a slider phone, touch screen and has a QWERTY keyboard. The 9860 is just all touch screen. No keyboard. How in the heck could you mix those up? Seriously…

So for your enjoyment, I have gathered what I deem to be sufficient information regarding the stats of the 9900.
For the few people that will get butt hurt, no this is not my own information. I take no ownership of it. I will give credit to the websites from which they’re found, I’m merely combining what I have found.

The above picture is proof that the 9900 is now available. The original picture can be found on the CrackBerry website.

This picture can also be found on the CrackBerry website. This is information on pricing at AT&T. And it definitely isn’t as expensive as I had expected it to be. Not that I’m complaining.
Buy your very own BlackBerry Bold 9900 today!

Now for the geeky (and good) stuff…

  • Size
    • 115 x 66 x 10.5 mm, approx. 130 g
    • Personal note: IT IS SO THIN. Kinda wide across, but not uncomfortable.
  • Screen & Display
    • 2.8 inch touch-screen display
    • 640 x 480 pixels
    • 287 dpi resolution
    • LED flash notification
    • Personal note: I’m not a big fan of touch screen to begin with, but the screen alone being touchable, yet still having the keyboard is refreshingly enjoyable. Much easier to zoom in on pictures and websites, as well as clicking open apps when I have the phone laying down and don’t care to use the trackpad.
  • Keyboard
    • Good old QWERTY keyboard
    • Optical trackpad
    • Personal note: I personally like the 9700 keyboard better, but it’s by no means a bad keyboard. Typing seems to be slightly louder than before. I’d consider the keyboard to be.. Bold 9700 keyboard + Torch 9810 keyboard + more sound when typing. Voila, Bold 9900 keyboard.
  • CPU
    • 1.2 GHz processor
    • Personal note: SO MUCH FASTER. Lovelovelove. Which, it’s obvious that it would be.
  • Memory
    • 768 MB of RAM
    • 8 GB device memory
    • microSD slot (supports up to 32 GB cards)
  • Camera
    • 5 Megapixel 
    • 720p HD video recording
    • Face detection
    • Geo-tagging
    • From 3.2 MP to 5 MP, hell yeah it’s an even better camera. I’ve been told people don’t actually like the camera. But I’ve taken some of my best pictures on my Bold 9000 and that just has a 2 MP camera.
  • Sensors
    • Accelerometer (Orientation sensor)
    • Magnetometer (Digital compass)
    • Proximity sensor
  • GPS
    • Built in GPS & aGPS
  • Operating System
    • BlackBerry 7.0 OS
  • Battery
    • 1230 mAh removable/rechargeable battery
    • Personal note: Smallest battery yet, which I’m not happy about. Which leads me to wonder if my current 1500 mAh battery will fit into the 9900… 
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR support
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n at 4 GHz & 802.11 a/n at 5 GHz
    • Tri-Band HSPA+
    • Quad-Band GSM/EDGE
Credit for this information belongs to CrackBerry and Phones4u.

Honestly I could barely control myself just writing all of this. From what I determined, the new Curve 9360 is suppose to be better than the Bold 9700. I can’t claim that this is true or not, but if it is.. Well. That only means that the Bold 9900 is just that much more fantastic. And on top of that, only makes me want it to be near Christmas time so I can finally get my hands on a 9900 to keep for my very own self. 🙂 Once I do get my own 9900, I’ll be sure to have a post dedicated solely to the things I discover about the phone. Obviously I was unable to truly submerge myself into the 9900 while standing in the AT&T store. I might scare the employees if I just stood there for hours testing out everything.. 

Which brings me to my next point: IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN BUY A WHITE BLACKBERRY BOLD 9900 COMPATIBLE WITH AT&T, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL FOREVER BE IN DEBT TO YOU. Of course, the phone has to be 1) a reasonable price and 2) actually legit. Because if it’s not. You will feel my wrath. And I can assure you (as well as send references who will agree) that it will not be pretty, and extremely painful. Anyways, just post a reply to this blog post with a link to said phone and I’ll be your best friend. 

But enough about me! I hope someone likes my blog enough to comment on here and actually voice your opinions on the new Bold 9900. Or about the white 9900 that I want. Or just to say hi!!! I like when people say hi. It’s really sweet. Makes me smile and stuff… Ahem. Well. I’m going to find myself a beverage and mentally prepare for my Sunday night shows. 

xoxo, the little birdy.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

So I don't know exactly how many of my readers have BlackBerrys. Of course being a BB abuser myself, I'd hope everyone. But I know that isn't the case. HOWEVER. AT&T is finally bringing the new BBs into stores. I'm most definitely planning on being there when the store opens because I want to try them all out before they're destroyed by the 8 year olds with sticky fingers and the 80 year olds yapping about how "back in my day, I had to walk 10 miles uphill, in the snow, with no shoes to get a message to my Maw."

Right. I don't know who all knows this. Because I find I'm slightly more obsessive than most people when it comes to new smartphones (okay let's face it, when it comes to anything new in the electronics world). This is what I know:

On November 6, 2011, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 ($199.99*) & BlackBerry Torch 9860 ($99.99*) will FINALLY be in stores. Also, on November 20, 2011, the BlackBerry Curve 9360 ($29.99*) will be added to the AT&T BlackBerry family.**
¤*These prices will vary depending on your AT&T account and/or eligibility status in regards to upgrading your phone. The listed prices are for a 2 year contract only.
¤**I take no credit for gathering this information, it can all originally be found at http://bit.ly/us6kWT as well as a sort of "rating" of the phones compared to past BlackBerrys. However, the Torch rating seems to be linked incorrectly. It's 100% touch screen though, so I see no point in even bothering to consider it. Pretty sure there are much better options when it comes to buying a touch screen phone. And unfortunately I have to admit that none of them are BlackBerry phones.

[NOTE TO MY READERS: This is my very own personal opinion. I am aware that not everyone will agree with this. In no way or form am I intending to offend anyone or anything. Do not take my opinion personally. If you do, you're stupid.]

My mother has already started the annoying habit of asking me what I want for Christmas every 93 seconds. Naturally I have begun the process of fabricating a list. The List. So far it has two things. And over the next couple weeks it'll grow exponentially. If I can even find things I *want*.

1) BlackBerry Bold 9900 (duh)
–> http://bit.ly/tMCELL
» If you have to ask why, you don't deserve my friendship. Or to read my blog for that matter.
2) Burberry The Beat (for women, Eau de Parfum, ~3.3oz)
–> http://bit.ly/tR5wPV
» I have Burberry Brit Sheer, as well as a few others, but this one is just too good to pass up.

That's all I have for now. If you're judging me for using twitter to shorten my links, by all means continue, but that doesn't make it any less of a brilliant idea!!

I'm out of words for now.

xoxo, the little birdy.

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


Welcome to the fork in the road

So I know it’s been a while. I’m definitely going to be a little rusty blog-writing-wise. Which I’m almost ashamed to admit. It’s disappointing. I really love writing. And editing. Well on my own terms. Not my profs telling me to write. I mean, sure the paper or speech or presentation or whatever will be amazing, but it won’t be something I’m really capable of delivering.

I don’t know where I got off track with the whole blogging thing. Maybe I finally got into a pattern that was suiting the life I had drawn out for myself, but that didn’t leave an opportunity to write. But is that honestly okay with me? I really don’t think so. But I’m not sure about that either. I don’t even know what to do with myself anymore. I’m still young, I know this. I know I have plenty of time to change my mind six billion times (okay maybe not -that- many times..). So here I am questioning everything. All the decisions I’ve made are suddenly not 100% for me… What if I can do more? What if I’m not pushing myself? What if I’m not giving myself enough credit? What if I could RULE THE WORLD?!

Alright I got a little carried away there. But honestly. I planned on a Bachelors of Education & Human Development in Allied Health. Then a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Then a Masters of Science in Nursing. I’m happy with this. I’m passionate about being a nurse. Because I don’t like how disconnected doctors are towards their patients. But my friend got me thinking. I could change how doctors interact with their patients! Except how do I know that’ll even be possible? What if no one accepts that and I’m fought against and considered a lesser doctor than I really am? What if I want to study immunology and cure diabetes or cancer or both? I love diseases. Of every kind. What if I could develop new vaccines? Am I capable of this? How do I decide what direction to go to if I don’t even know I’ll succeed…

So that was just a little insight into the nonsense that I’ve been thinking about for the last few days. Always getting on the topic with my friend slash roommate way late at night, causing me basically to lay in bed imagining what my life could be like if I go down different paths.

I have a lot of things to decide. And I’m awful at making decisions. Which means I’m going to be doing a lot of research and asking more questions and being overall annoying until I decide if being a Nurse Practitioner is really what I want. Sometimes I wish life was easier, but then I realized that if it was, the experiences wouldn’t be worth it.

And yeah I am on twitter all the time. Mention me, and I’ll reply. Ask me to follow you, and I will. I love interaction!! If you use your BlackBerry to tweet and I can see that, a few people may even get the opportunity to have my BBM pin! Woo. But no really, follow me on twitter to have a constant flow of thoughts crossing my mind. It’s totally worth the 30 seconds it takes to make an account/sign in and then follow me.


xoxo, the little birdy.