Last night I was out at a bonfire (it’s that time of year in the UK where we like to burn an effigy on a large pile of sticks and let off loads of fireworks in celebration) and, as you would imagine, I was taking a few pictures on my Passport for Mrs Biggly and sending them to her via BBM as she couldn’t make it as she was looking after Micro-Biggly.
Myself and Mini Biggly had met up with another family we know and, as usual, the Passport created an immediate buzz.
‘I see you’ve brought your laptop out with you!’, laughed the Dad.
Well, challenge laid down. Off we go then, quick demo of the keyboard, flick in a few words, pull up a web page, turn it on it’s side, scroll up and down…
‘Ok, ok, I’m a bit embarrassed by my phone now you’ve shown me that.’
‘You still got that work issued iPhone?’, I said.
‘That thing? Rubbish. Nope, they’ve given me this now.’
And out of his pocket, almost apologetically, came the garish, hideous face of the Samsung Galaxy 5.
‘Well’, he sighed, ‘At least it’s better than that bloody iPhone’.
‘Marginally’, I said, ‘Why didn’t they get you a BlackBerry?’
‘Dunno… God, I wish they had. I remember that amazing battery… you say the Passport is as good as the old ones for that? Damn, this Galaxy is almost as bad as the iPhone was’
And there, my friends, is the power of two things in one.
1) The Passport doesn’t just turn heads, it makes others embarrassed by their phone.
2) Our UK carriers still insist on foisting inferior devices as ‘the best ever’ on unsuspecting enterprises just to get rid of them.
What I can guarantee is that, over time, these people will, one day, come #BackToBlack. They’ve found out the hard way that the iPhone is a pile of scrap, now onto Samsung to find out the hard way all over again…
Keep spreading the love and they will come and the great thing about the Passport is that they ask you now as soon as you use it in front of them!