Poscente realized that if the world is moving faster, creating a "24/7, Crackberry
culture," why not go with the flow?
For 2006, Webster's New World College Dictionary selected Crackberry
, a play on the ubiquitous and apparently addictive BlackBerry that "sums up the ubiquitous thumbing of keypads on handheld devices throughout the country," said the editors.
THE mobile email devices are so popular they've been nicknamed the Crackberry
Toronto-based QuickPlay Media is launching the first audio player service designed specifically for the BlackBerry, the ubiquitous and addictive device slyly dubbed the "Crackberry
3, 2004, at 5 (describing the BlackBerry's addictiveness, which has led to its nickname, the "crackberry
Today, over 50,000 organizations and 3 million subscribers count on BlackBerry, dubbed 'crackberry
' for its addictiveness, to receive and deliver email messages on the spot.
The stereotype is of the insatiable "Crackberry
" user who can't stop his thumbs from pounding out an endless stream of e-mails.
Not quite a "Crackberry
," but I just cannot stand those who have to check e-mail every five minutes.
The BlackBerry's usefulness and value were readily apparent, with many users finding its use so addictive that the nickname "Crackberry
" was coined by Andy Grove of Intel Corporation.
spotted a page on the BlackBerry website (which has since been taken down) that revealed some specifications of the upcoming device.
On the other hand, the collapse of the BlackBerry from the crackberry
" device that business executives and political leaders could not live without to an almost forgotten handset was highlighted when the company revealed it sold just 8.5 million handsets last year compared to more than 50 million four years ago.
Oprah Winfrey declared it one of her "favorite things." People got so addicted that the device was nicknamed "the CrackBerry