According to her Twitter feed, the phone succumbed at around 12:13 p.m. PST. Kardashian, who can long no longer find a replacement on the used-and out-of-date technology warehouse known as eBay, immediately turned to Twitter for advice.
Sooo my blackberry bold died. I can’t find anymore on ebay. I knew this day would come & to be honest I’m prepared. But the question is….
Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 3, 2016
Naturally, Kardashian, who has a number of industry-leading iPhone apps is not just a one-phone celebrity. She has two. One is an iPhone and the other was her BlackBerry.
Her options, as she laid them out, is to find another BlackBerry, go all iPhone or perhaps drop the iPhone and get two Samsung Galaxy devices.
Mrs. Kardashian West, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know about your options and what you should probably do.
Option 1: Replace the BlackBerry Bold with a BlackBerry Priv
Released late last year, the BlackBerry Priv was the answer to every BlackBerry users’ woes.
It’s full-on Android
Has a giant 5.4-in. touch screen.
It hides a full QWERTY keyboard behind that screen.
Option 2: Get another iPhone
You already have an iPhone and, even if it’s on a different carrier, the two phones can share the same Apple ID and easily Air Drop between each other.
It might make sense to get the latest and biggest device, the iPhone 6s Plus, because the optical image stabilization will make all your Instagrams look extra awesome.
One big caveat: Can you hold out, Mrs. Kardashian West, for a month or two? The iPhone 7 arrives in September and you would not want to be caught dead with last year’s model, AmIright?
Option 3: Go all Android
You’re not familiar with Android (the Bold ran BlackBerry’s own proprietary OS), so we would not suggest switching in just one Android phone. The jarring differences between iOS on your iPhone and Android might drive you crazy.
So go all Android and get yourself two Samsung Galaxy S7 phones.
It’s a gorgeous 5.1 inch phone
It’s virtually waterproof.
Yes, you can get a physical keyboard cover
Option 4: Get the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7
You like what’s flashy and new, and nothing is newer right now than the new Note 7.
It’s got a huge, 5.7-inch HD screen.
It’s also pretty much waterproof.
It’s got a stylus!
How cool will you look when you log in and buy stuff with your eyes?
Samsung would clearly like Kim to try one of their devices.
Option 5: Buy this
Yes, there are still BlackBerry Bold 9900’s on eBay.
There are other great smartphone options out there, but you are a busy woman and you don’t have time to look at everything. Take a deep breath, bury your old BlackBerry Bold next to the pool and use this list to start your new mobile life.
Finally, our advice is: Get two iPhones and stop worrying.