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Bye Bye Blackberry... maybe.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:59 PM
They have apparently hired JP Morgan to help coach them, and many are saying that they are likely to be ripe for the taking. Analysts doibt any big players like HTC would be interested, but some smaller Chinese companies could be players.
Does anyone here still use Blackberry?
Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:30 PM
I hate Android. Blackberry is the best for Exchange integration to me, using BES.
My company swapped out my Blackberry two years ago for an Android. While I like the internet and WiFi hotspot on the Android, it's integration with my email, contacts and calendars is sadly lacking when compared to a BB.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:44 PM
I had an Android and hated it. Sold it and went back to BB. I don't play games or watch videos on my phone though.
There is nothing wrong with BB for business. It will never be a kids phone.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:50 PM
I use it strictly for a phone, email, calendar, and contacts - no games, no videos, none of the "extras" (well, occasionally I'll use the GPS). Does everything my BB did, but better.
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
Directv customer since 2000
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:58 PM
Though I am still trying to get some users to update past 3.x or 4.1, and some that can't.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:18 PM
I recently switched to a very nice Nokia Lumia Windows Phon 7.5.
Exchange integration (via Exchange Active Sync) is fine. I like the UI (Metro is different, if nothing else) and finally gave up on my BlackBerry.
They aren't dead. Yet. But they are hurting and will be for the next two years.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:41 PM
I'm also curious, those that say their Android phone does email better...how so? I can't tell you how many times I've had a user say that their phone does this or that in comparison to Blackberry, and I can say, yep mine can do that as well.
Sometimes it's a matter of OS version, sometimes what an admin allows or doesn't allow.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:52 PM
But I switched and I am sticking with it. I guess I just got bored with the sameness...
Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:12 PM
Most of my support calls are from users that chose Android and Touchdown for email.
That may be, but TouchDown is light years better than BlackBerry. It is very powerful, with many more features, so maybe some of the less tech-savvy people will have some questions.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:16 PM
Supposedly Canada is thinking about government assistance in some manner so that they can keep a global cellular company in the market place. Overall though this has been something that's been happening for a long time. The similarity between them and TiVo is astounding.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:41 AM
More bad news for RIM here. Seems to me delaying Blackberry 10 is just compounding their problems.
RIM is circling that drain or death slowly and will eventually drop in. I really don't think there is anything they can do to save themselves at this point, With private companies dropping them slowly, it's just a matter of time. Even consumers don't want to wait anymore for BB next big thing that might revive them.
DIRECTV employee since May 2003.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views DO NOT represent the views of DIRECTV
Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:46 AM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 01:26 PM
You need to very nimble these days.
Used to say the same about TiVo, until I moved to HR2x/HR3x.
Never a dull moment.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:46 AM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:10 AM
My company has gone to all iPhones now. We're all very happy.
I suspect our company (20,000+ employees) will go the Android route if RIM goes much further south - Android is already are supported for some product-specific apps and integrated solutions, while Apple products are banned for company use.
Well most of the customers shifted to the android as they have many useful features and i am one among them. Android is a great platform which provides a way to access many applications and i think people using BB are in a rare count now.
Ironically, I just got a new BB Torch 9500 series issued a few weeks back, and asked "what if..." questions. The response I got was "we'll look at alternatives if and when the time comes". I suspect a plan is already in place should RIM fold or get bought.
DirecTV Customer Since 1996