I bought the Blackberry I was reviewing

Stephen Baker

I guess it's the ultimate endorsement by the tech gadget reviewer: I bought a replica of the Blackberry I was reviewing. I'd been using it on my travels for the last month, and as I packaged it to send back to T-Mobile, I realized I couldn't see researching this book without it (or something like it). So I spent $299 (assuming I get a $50 rebate back; always an iffy proposition) and agreed to a $30 per month Internet and e-mail subscription.

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