With the iPhone 5 Being Introduced Today, Here are Some Songs About the BlackBerry

The poor nubbins at RIM.  Once on top of the world as suppliers to CrackBerry addicts, the tech world–along with a sizeable number of consumers–have turned thumbs-down on the once super-ubiquitous BlackBerry as the iPhone and ever-improving Android phones have taken away market share.

At least in the First World, that is.  There are still plenty of areas of the developing world where the BlackBerry is still king:  Indonesia, India, areas of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America–and Haiti.

Over the last few months, at least three hit songs have emerged extolling the country’s love affair with the devices and BBM.  Here’s one.

Other odes to the BlackBerry to come out of Haiti include “Map Chat” and “BBM.”


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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