View Poll Results: Have you ever done any of the following?

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  • Tried to stop using your BlackBerry but couldn't?

    10 52.63%
  • Sneak away from groups to use your BlackBerry?

    9 47.37%
  • Do you check your Blackberry before bed and right when you get up?

    16 84.21%
  • Have you used your BlackBerry in the bathroom?

    18 94.74%
  • Have you used your BlackBerry when in conversation with other people?

    13 68.42%
  • Has anyone ever approached you with concern about your Blackberry use?

    6 31.58%
  • Do you use your Blackberry as a way to escape from dealing with emotions or relationships?

    3 15.79%
  • Do you feel 'naked' or 'lost' if you don't have your BlackBerry with you?

    15 78.95%
  • Have you ever denied using your BlackBerry when you actually were?

    7 36.84%
  • Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with your BlackBerry?

    3 15.79%
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Hello all, I am co-authoring a new book on the hot topic of "BlackBerry Addiction" ... RIM Blackberry 87xx forum

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    Seeking "BlackBerry Addiction" Stories for new e-book (receive free copy)

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    Hello all,

    I am co-authoring a new book on the hot topic of "BlackBerry Addiction" and am looking for short stories from people who feel they might exhibit signs of being a "Crackberry Addict".

    Stories can be anything from one sentence to a full paragraph telling of a behavior that you feel might show your BlackBerry Addiction (or the Addiction of a friend or co-worker).

    I will send a free copy of the e-book to EVERYONE who responds to this request. (I'll have to get your email address using the "private message" feature.)

    TOPIC LIST: (INCLUDE TOPIC # WITH YOUR RESPONSE)
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    1. Have you ever wanted to stop using your Blackberry and found that you just couldn’t?

    2. Do you think about using your Blackberry constantly or how to stay in contact with work, clients?

    3. Do you ever sneak away from groups to use your Blackberry without anyone knowing?

    4. Do you lie when asked if you were just using your Blackberry?

    5. Do you have to check your Blackberry before bed and immediately upon waking?

    6. Do you use your Blackberry in the bathroom, at the gym while working out, or while in conversation with other people?

    7. Has a family member, friend or coworker ever approached you with concern about your Blackberry use?

    8. Do you use your Blackberry as a way to escape from dealing with emotions or relationships?

    9. Do you use your Blackberry even when you know there are no emails or calls that have to be answered before the next work day?

    10. Do you feel that you have to check your Blackberry at least every 30 minutes during the work day?

    11. Do you feel that you have to check your Blackberry at least every hour outside work hours?

    12. Have you ever put down your Blackberry swearing that you will not use it, and then find yourself picking it up again shortly afterward?

    13. Do you have multiple backup batteries always on hand so that you can be sure that your Blackberry will never be without power?

    14. Have you ever borrowed other people’s Blackberries if you don’t have your own with you, just so you could hold one?

    15. Do you frequently feel guilty or ashamed when you have taken a break from using your Blackberry?

    16. Do you feel hopeless about your relationship with your Blackberry?

    Thanks in advance! And remember a free copy of the e-Book for all contributors!

    If you don't feel comfortable posting your story here, please email directly to me at martin@blackberrymadesimple.com

    Thank you,
    Martin Trautschold
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    Author
    BlackBerry Made Simple(TM)
    eBooks with everything from First Time Email Setup to 100\'s of Advanced BlackBerry Tips/Tricks!
    www.blackberrymadesimple.com

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    Re: Seeking "BlackBerry Addiction" Stories for new e-book (receive free copy)

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    Im guilty of just about all those. Lol! But the main one is berrying in the shower. I actually keep a ziplock bag in the bathroom just so I can do this. I know, im pathetic, and you know what, I don't care. Lol! Im addicted and not looking for a cure!

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    Re: Seeking "BlackBerry Addiction" Stories for new e-book (receive free copy)

    guilty to all but one

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    Just wanted to bump this back up. They are still looking for stories to add to the E Book. So lets hear them people. I know there are some good ones floating around out there,

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    Re: Seeking "BlackBerry Addiction" Stories for new e-book (receive free copy)

    Just have to share my dumb move of the year!


    I get ready to leave the house just awhile ago. Grab my wallet, keys and snap on my Blackberry case.

    I go to Mc Donalds and eat. Then I go to Dillons (local store) and buy an envelope to mail a case to N8. Get in line at the little post office there in the store. Go to pop my berry out to get N8's addy! And guess what? NO BLACKBERRY! I totally flip out! I mean BIG time flip out! Im running all thru the store everywhere I'd been! Go back to McDonalds! No BLACKBERRY Nowhere!

    So know im thinking its just gone for good! So I go home to cry and walk in the front door, and low and behold! There she sits! Just flashing away telling me I have messages waiting!

    Being the Dork I am, I had forgot to put her in the case!

    So long story short, she wasn't lost just forgotten.



    Not sure if you can use this. I cut and pasted it from another thread I had posted it in. It really happened to me. I thought it showed how we Berry owners panic at the loss of our Berrys.

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