As you know, I’m off to Europe next Saturday to cover the Milan and Paris menswear, Berlin men’s and women’s and Paris Haute Couture shows. Alongside my traditional daily accounts (like I did for RAFW), I’m going to be Tweeting like a madman – that means real time pics, video and quotes from the shows. The only problem is, for the past two years I’ve been rocking a basic Nokia handset – this thing is so old that you’d be amazed it could even send texts, let alone take a picture or send an email. I’ve been a loyal Telecom customer for the past eight years but Vodafone has always had way better phones – they’ve got the iPhone, they’ve had Blackberry for years – and Telecom has been sorely lacking on the technology front. Not anymore.
I was talking with my former employee/current mentor Paul Blomfield a while ago about how I could hopefully get in on the XT action. I figured that I could showcase the new technology by using it on my European Fashion Week tour – a mutually beneficial arrangement. So Paul and I put together a pitch, sent it through, and just this morning I received the most beautiful gift a guy like me could ever get.
A brand new Blackberry Bold 9000. Hot diggity it is sweet. Oh God it is sweet. Alongside the obvious – internet and emails – it can take pictures and video and I can upload them live to Twitter and my blog. Everything I need.
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