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Ruben Studdard, His BlackBerry, and His Return to American Idol

Surely you remember Ruben Studdard, winner of American Idol Season 2. Ruben is back to host his winning season of American Idol Rewind, in which he and runner-up Clay Aiken will bring back not only the complete historical season, but they will also guide you through never-before seen clips of what went on behind the scenes.

Since his victorious season, Studdard has been busy recording new tunes and touring the world. He was kind enough to take a few minutes to talk to Switched about his tech-obsessed life. See what he thinks about iPhones, video games, and the battery life on his BlackBerry below.

What cell phone do you have right now and what do you love/hate about it?

BlackBerry Curve -- I love everything about it.

Who's the last person you sent a text message to and what was it about?

My brother was the last person I text messaged. I told him to get me Soy Milk and Veggie Cheese from Wal-Mart

Where do you go (site or service) pretty much every time you get online?

AOL. I love AOL!

What annoys you most about your iPod, cell phone, or laptop (or any other gadget)?

The Battery life sucks on all of them.

Name one thing you wish your iPod/cellphone/laptop (any gadget) could do that it doesn't do now?

I wish I could record my voice to the iPod with the same quality as the songs that I get from iTunes

What upcoming gadget can you not wait to get your hands on?

The second generation iTouch. I will give them a chance to work some of the kinks out.

You're stranded on a desert island: What gadget do you bring?

If I was on a desert island I would need a battery-operated refrigerator with an automatic fire starter and a GPS tracking device on the side.

What's the most-played song or artist on your iPod?

Johnnie Taylor. He is awesome.

Blackberry, Sidekick, or Treo?


Are you getting an iPhone-if so, why?

Yes I am getting an iPhone. Mainly because it looks really cool.

What's the longest time you've ever spent playing a video game in one sitting and what game was it?

About three hours. It was NCAA college football from EA Sports. I played against my brother and my friends and I came out the tournament victorious.

Do you use/have a Mac or PC? Why?

I have a Mac but I really don't know why...I just love it. I guess since all of my other artist friends had one, and it's the industry standard in every major recording studio I have been in, it just seemed like a really good move. Peer pressure is still alive and well.

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