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Bye Bye Blackberry... maybe.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Marlin Guy, May 29, 2012.

  1. koji68

    koji68 Icon

    Jun 21, 2004
    We just announced our users that we won't support BB by July 2013. Only ActiveSync devices.

    BB used to be 80% or our user base. Now, it is less than 10%.
  2. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    Dec 20, 2005
    Actually none of their phones are particularly 'high-end" compared to the competition with regards to screen resolution because they are restricted to 480x800 by MSFT.

    The application market for that platform is still terribly limited compared to iOS and Android as well.
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The difference between iPhone (or Android phones) and WinMo8 is that the new phones and their associated operating systems will almost surely run the old software more or less natively. WinMo8 is based on Windows 8 so it seems likely that you'll have to forsake your WinMo7 based software unless they come out with an emulator.
  4. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Well, with some different info, things change for me. Since there won't be any cost for software or licenses for me, I started building my BB10 server today, will finish up tomorrow, then get a device when they become available from Verizon. After the things they have shown so far, anyone else going for it?
  5. austen0316

    austen0316 AllStar

    Jun 21, 2006
    After seeing screen shots and people that have had a hands on with it, I feel BB10 might surprise a lot of people
  6. njblackberry

    njblackberry Icon

    Dec 29, 2007
    Perhaps. I will be at the launch next week. Surprising people isn't enough. Getting them to give up their SGS III, Nokia Lumia 920 or iPhone 5 will be the issue.

    It is a nice device. But what will make it fly off the shelves (and "Peek" and "Flow" may not be enough).

    And how many companies (dpeters11's is obviously NOT one) are not going to bother with a brand new BES when they have a nice MDM already installed.

    Cautiously optimistic.
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I actually tried to get Good in here, but one user that tried it didn't like it on iOS, so it was killed.

    So far my biggest hurdle, it seems the tradein website doesn't accept 6 digit SRPs...

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