So why haven't I upgraded my BlackBerry 7520?

When I first checked my email this morning, I got this message from a reader of this blog:I usually check up on your blog maybe once or twice every week and the question I always asked my self is why do you still have a BlackBerry 7520 and on top of that a NEXTEL BlackBerry?You seriously have one of the oldest and slowest (speed/network) devices out!!

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When I first checked my email this morning, I got this message from a reader of this blog:

I usually check up on your blog maybe once or twice every week and the question I always asked my self is why do you still have a BlackBerry 7520 and on top of that a NEXTEL BlackBerry?

You seriously have one of the oldest and slowest (speed/network) devices out!! I'm sure Sprint is begging you to upgrade haha..

Well, I am going to upgrade soon, probably to a faster and far-more features-laden Sprint BlackBerry Curve. I might make the move shortly after these devices hit the market in mid-July.

But hey, reader, the reason I haven't upgraded sooner is implied in your assumptions, and my answer to those assumptions.

First of all, Sprint hasn't sent me one email "begging" me to upgrade. Not even to the BlackBerry 8703e.

While every non-sent marketing pitch is welcome by virtue of its absence in my already clogged Inbox, the fact that Sprint, or Nextel, or SprintNextel hasn't sent me an upgrade come-on is yet another manifestation of how confused they are nearly two years after the Sprint and Nextel merger, and the resultant fact that their marketing efforts are askew.

This is still two separate companies, and the subscriber bleeding is informed by the fact that consumers aren't getting a coherent message about Sprint products and services.

Or in my case, not getting any message about Sprint products and services.

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