5 things I learned from tech titan Kim Kardashian

OK, that is a really good reason to own a BlackBerry. 


Molly McHugh


Published Oct 27, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 8:03 am CDT

This evening, Kim Kardashian took the stage at Recode’s Code Mobile event in Half Moon Bay, Calif., to talk about life, love, and the eternal pursuit of a soul-crushingly addictive freemium app game. 

When you think about mobile technology, Kardashian likely isn’t the first name that comes to mind. But lo, she brought us a few pearls of digital wisdom. 

1) She prefers Instagram as a social sharing platform, and she has a rule we should all live by: No more than three pictures of herself in a row. You got that, everybody? If Kim Kardashian can hold herself to a selfie maximum, so can you. Write it down. Tattoo it somewhere. 

(However, let’s all recognize she breaks this rule often. Witness: These three photos from Oct. 20.)


2) Though she owns an iPhone, her favorite phone is… a Blackberry. Yes, Kim K. is right up there with financial district retirees and your state congressman. Her reasoning: So she can button-mash her way through anger-fueled emails. Genius. The dull thap-thap-thap of pounding away at your touchscreen really doesn’t have the same effect. 

3) In order to get said BlackBerry, a BlackBerry Bold no longer sold in stores, Kardashian hits up eBay, and that is just good business sense. Seriously, why not have a phone with a keyboard so you can destroy it to your heart’s content? I’ve missed so many good phone-throwing moments because I remember I’m not due for an upgrade for awhile. 

4) More games are on the way, and along with them more in-app purchases. If she can recreate the magic that is Kim Kardashian: Hollywood… well then godspeed. We’ll start brainstorming our next hacking guide


Visiting the Glu Mobile offices today! Working on some new exciting things! #KimKardashianHollywood

A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on

5) What about Google Glass? “They’re just not for me.” Fair and balanced take on wearables, Kim. 

H/T The Verge | Photo via Beacon Radio/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 27, 2014, 9:59 pm CDT