Needed a means of avoiding unnecessary travel due to lack of mobile voice and email.
In addition to email and voice, I use it to update my blog, keep up on news, post to Twitter, take pictures and exchange files with anybody anywhere
Johnston credits his BlackBerry smartphone with giving him a competitive advantage. “The other day I was in Germany for an important business meeting. The morning of the presentation, I checked my RSS feeds on my BlackBerry and discovered some important information relevant to the meeting. I updated my presentation and had info in the meeting that other people didn’t have. That kind of rapid response mechanism keeps me at the cutting edge of my field.”