Meet #TeamBlackBerry member Yale Breslin of Life + Times

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Yale Breslin of Life + Times

When the opportunity presented itself to interview Yale Breslin, master multi-tasker, contributor to Life + Times and devoted #TeamBlackBerry member, I was psyched. I consider Life + Times a one-stop-online resource for fashion, music, art, culture and more, so I couldn’t wait to hear how his BlackBerry® Bold™ 9900 smartphone helps Yale contribute to the website (among his many other endeavors!).

Without further ado, meet #TeamBlackBerry VIP, Yale Breslin!

Can you give us an insider’s look at your work with Life + Times?
I keep a pulse on contemporary culture – everything from hotels, fashion and travel to events, architecture, you name it – and I look to advance those cultural movements to anyone visiting the website.

So, how long have you been a member of #TeamBlackBerry?
It was five years ago, right when I graduated from university. I was in the market for a new phone and wanted a device that would keep me connected. A BlackBerry® smartphone was my first choice. I was just starting my career – it was my first step into the business world –so I needed a smartphone that could keep up with my work life! For me, the choice regarding a smartphone is all about speed. It’s a question of productivity, and my BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone literally helps me get things done faster. It’s honestly become a way of life.

What’s your favorite feature of BlackBerry smartphones?
One of the main functions I use on my BlackBerry smartphone is BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™). Every single person in my family is on a BlackBerry smartphone and most of them are in Canada, so BBM is the best way to stay in touch. Aside from BBM, I really do feel like anyone who needs to jam out emails on the fly, from just about anywhere, needs to have a BlackBerry smartphone.

Now that you’ve had some time together, what do you love about your BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone?
It could not have come at a better time! My previous BlackBerry smartphone was on its last legs after years of traveling with me. I love the sleek design and touch screen capabilities. The camera is awesome – I was just at a fashion show and the camera zoomed so close that when I revisited the picture, I had exactly what I needed to write my article. You would have thought I was right in front of the model. Aside from work, I love taking pictures and I know I’ll get great shots with the camera on my BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone.

But I think my favorite feature of my BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone has to be the voice recorder due to how much it benefits my work. I record the dialogue, plug the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone into my computer and I’m set! I can listen to interviews anytime to pull quotes or transcribe notes. Aside from BBM and email, I think voice recording is the best feature of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone.

How does the BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone help you keep up with your lifestyle?
The technology and sleek, sophisticated design speak to the lifestyle that I work to achieve. This phone is high design. I’m most pleased with the speed because my BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone helps me get things done faster, which is essential for my busy job. The Internet browser speeds, improved battery life and apps are also invaluable. It’s a way for me to respond on the fly and communicate more effectively from anywhere in the world.

What ring tone are you rocking?
Honestly, I’m in meetings too often to turn on the ringer! I always have my BlackBerry smartphone on vibrate.

Before we let you go, any closing thoughts to share with other #TeamBlackBerry members about your new BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone?
I’m able to complete tasks faster than ever and with better precision, which has helped me prioritize my work and become more efficient. My BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone has made life easier.


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About Mitchell S.

Mitchell is Research In Motion® (RIM®)'s Community Manager, who spends most of his day following conversation and tweets that happen around the BlackBerry® brand. He is actively engaging in conversations across RIM’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, MyBlackBerry) and will be authoring a few blog posts on Inside BlackBerry from time-to-time. Mitchell enjoys travelling, spending time with his friends and going to live shows on the weekend.

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