BAH, BAH BLACKBERRY, HAVE YOU ANY WORTH?  No sir, no sir, three apps full.  The New York Times reports that Blackberry users are embarrassed by their handhelds:

BlackBerry outcasts say that, increasingly, they suffer from shame and public humiliation as they watch their counterparts mingle on social networking apps that are not available to them, take higher-resolution photos, and effortlessly navigate streets — and the Internet — with better GPS and faster browsing. More indignity comes in having to outsource tasks like getting directions, booking travel, making restaurant reservations and looking up sports scores to their exasperated iPhone and Android-carting partners, friends and colleagues.

I confess to being a BB user for many years, initially because of its security and email capability.  I can’t wait for my contract to be up (January!), however, so that I can switch to iPhone.  My Blackberry Torch is maddeningly slow, clunky, and has horrible apps.  ‘Nuff said.