The Waiting (for the Motion) Is The Hardest Part

Tom Petty (RIP) was right. The waiting IS the hardest part! When the BlackBerry Motion was first announced I was somewhat nonplussed. I expected the device to have a higher spec than the KEYone, and I was surprised that it is the same.

Slowly but surely I warmed up to the idea of a mid-spec phone. How can that be though? After coming from the Priv, and currently running the Dtek60, how is it that the Motion is so alluring?

Specs aren’t everything.

I was pumped about the Dtek60 when it came out. I loved the idea of a high spec phone at the time. Finally a handset with the BlackBerry logo on it was rubbing shoulders with the other boys, and holding its own. Over the past year however, I was reacquainted with my usual use case. That use case is for communication, work, and music. I realized again that I don’t care about specs very much. I don’t play games at all which supports why specs mean little to me.

So what does matter?

Communications, longevity, camera, call quality, and audio.

I know the communications aspect of the Motion will be great, just as it is with the KEYone and predecessors. I expect the longevity of the battery will meet and likely beat the incredible KEYone, and it can’t help but kill the Dtek60. The camera should be as great as the KEYone as well, so no worries there. Call quality and audio remain to be seen… and to get back to the original idea of this post, I can’t wait!

The tracking number from Telus says it’ll arrive tomorrow. Like a little kid on Christmas Eve it’s driving me nuts! I have not been this excited for a new handset for I don’t know how long.

Yup… Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers got it spot on. I’m vibrating at the incorrect frequency, and I’m OK with that!


Dave Matthews here. I'm a phone guy by trade supplying VOIP systems for business and industry. BlackBerry devices, playing PRS guitars in my band, golf, and RC flight are my current passions.