Vine is the Harry Potter-esque short moving picture app for iPhone acquired and launched by Twitter. Kevin Michaluk is the founder of Blackberry-focused website CrackBerry, and the chief media officer of Mobile Nations. The universe seemed to have ordained that never the two should meet. But someone found Kevin's iPhone, charged it, installed Vine, forced it into his BlackBerry Q10-cold, clawed hand, and somehow showed Kevin how to use it.
And that just goes to show you, there are still iPhone-only apps so compelling they can get pretty much anyone back on the platform, at least for a while, at least until the novelty wears off, or the app gets ported.
I'm not sure how long Vine stays interesting for him, or for anyone right now. I've played with it a bit, but haven't used it much lately. We'll see how long Kevin lasts. As much as I just poked fun at the still app-starved other platforms, when (not if) Vine lands on Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, like Twitter itself, usage will likely skyrocket. Communications thrives when it's accessible by everyone.
Let me know if you're using Vine, how much, and what if anything could make it even more useful to you?