Dear Kim, here are the best phones to replace your BlackBerry – CNET
Did you lose our number? We only sent you 11 text messages and two snapchats. Just kidding, we never did any of that. But we saw your tweets (and snap) about your broken BlackBerry Bold and how you can’t find another on eBay. Bummer!
If we could, we’d ask you what you’re looking for in a new backup phone. Assuming your iPhone is your No. 1 (it does take the best selfies after all), what you need is a new sidepiece.
Here at CNET, we’ve literally reviewed hundreds of phones, and though models with QWERTY keyboards are damn near extinct, here’s our expert advice for the best phones to replace your beloved BlackBerry.
(We reached out to BB and it said, “If Kim is looking to try something new and innovative, we’ve got the most secure Android smartphone with DTEK50.” We haven’t taken a look at it yet though, and we know you wouldn’t personally consider any product before CNET covers it, right? Right.)
Like the DTEK50, the Blackphone isn’t available to consumers yet. But we got our hands on it a couple of times and if anyone can pull some strings to get one now, it’d be you. The phone heavily focuses on security, and seeing as you have ridiculous paparazzi flying drones over your house just to get photos of your kids, the extra privacy and encryption might be a nice change.
What the haters don’t understand is that you run a media empire. A boss like you needs a phone that can handle business. The Galaxy Note 7 might be that phone. It comes with a stylus and it’s waterproof, so you wouldn’t have to ugly-cry in case you drop it in the ocean like that time you lost your diamond earrings the same way.
It’s not out yet, but in the time we’ve spent with it, we’ve determined that it’s one of the most elegant phones out there. It also comes in tons of colors and its contoured edges are only rivaled by your signature contoured makeup technique. If the 5.7-inch Note 7 is a bit too big for you, you can go for the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge.
As you might have noticed, you’re married to the greatest living rock star on the planet. And like any supportive spouse, you probably have to listen to his work a lot (even if you’d rather not). With its premium BoomSound technology for both audio speakers and in-ear sound, the has better speakers than most other phones. So whether you’re listening to rough cuts or final versions, music (and secretly recorded phone conversations) will sound the best on this handset.
We know you’re a trendspotter (like that time you jumped on emojis with Kimojis). With that in mind, the is so hot right now. That’s because the device offers high-end hardware at an affordable price (not like the latter is an issue for you). Though it no longer requires a wait list, the company recently announced it had to halt sales in Europe because demand was so high. It’s definitely not a mainstream choice, but you’re more of a leader than a follower anyway.
We hope this helped you (and anyone in a similar position) in your search for buying a new phone. Now that we know you’ll be having a new phone, we won’t be totally offended when you reply to our texts with, “New phone, who dis?” like you did all the other times. Just kidding, you never did any of that.
What to look for when buying a phone
If you need anymore help finding a phone, use the above guidelines. And seriously, next time you’re in SF, hmu.
CNET’s Roger Cheng contributed to this report.