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Old 01-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #16
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With Android you can have multiple accounts on a single phone.

As a non-IT guy, I have no idea how "safe" they are for enterprise work.
Plenty safe, though all your IT folks seem to have iPhones!

The best part about the BlackBerry announcement was all the liveblogging from Canadians, basically laughing off the announcement.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/tech...rry-10-launch/
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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the CEO reminded me of this guy...
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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Plenty safe, though all your IT folks seem to have iPhones!

The best part about the BlackBerry announcement was all the liveblogging from Canadians, basically laughing off the announcement.

http://www.canadianbusiness.com/tech...rry-10-launch/
Funny story, Android phones were just allowed on our open network starting in January Androids have been out about 5 years now, and until this month have not been allowed on the wifi. Our IT is not the best in the business in my opinion.

That said, now I can get whatever phone I want in a couple of months (probably Nexus 4 at the moment). I was seriously thinking of going back to Apple due to the no-Android-on-wifi-at-work thing. Not anymore

And yes, after the first iPhone came out a bunch of the MDs bought them, then complained heavily that they wouldn't work at work. Administration got IT to jump on that pretty quick. Android however... well, it took a while.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #19
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RIM is done.
As their do-or-die, hail-mary move, they came out with... an Android clone.


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Forgot the other parts of the announcement - RIM is now named BlackBerry. And they hired Alicia Keys as their global creative director.

That first part makes sense. I dunno wtf is up with the second thing.
No, the first part was an astonishingly stupid business decision. The second wasn't much better, but the former is probably the final nail in their coffin. Instead of diversifying out of the corner they have been backed into by Apple and Google, they've now officially pigion holed themselves to a dying platform and brand.

Maybe HP will buy the remains of RIM, er.. BBRY too...
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #20
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Maybe HP will buy the remains of RIM, er.. BBRY too...
Last I heard, Lenovo was sniffing around.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:03 PM   #21
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #22
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Last I heard, Lenovo was sniffing around.
won't happen. Blackberry's biggest customer is the US Government. Imagine if a Chinese firm bought Blackberry....very much doubt it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:47 AM   #23
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won't happen. Blackberry's biggest customer is the US Government.
At least until the USG migrates to a proprietary Android device. Considering how tight the USG is with Google, that will happen sooner rather than later.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:08 AM   #24
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Had a BB Storm 2.

Now using a Droid 3 for the past 18 mos. Thought I would like the slide out keyboard. No.

I actually liked the BB better, since I do very few downloaded apps. I use the calendar, contacts, Email, browser and phone.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:24 AM   #25
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At least until the USG migrates to a proprietary Android device. Considering how tight the USG is with Google, that will happen sooner rather than later.
maybe, but from a security perspective, Blackberry leads. If the OS10 blitz doesn't work out for them, they would be smart to start selling their backend BES service to apple and android...hopefully it doesn't get to that.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 AM   #26
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Our company is moving away from the BB and to a Windows 8 phone this year.

BB is pretty much done.

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:31 AM   #27
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All aboard the shitanic... Toss those things in the trash where they belong
+1

I fucking DETESTED my BB - how the fuck do people actually USE those shitty, tiny keyboards is beyond me (and I have small hands...). The thing would just fucking freeze for seconds for no apparent reason. The ONLY thing I liked was the cursor thingy - I did like that but the rest ? total shite.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:02 AM   #28
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Our contracts on our Blackberries expires in two weeks. I really like my Curve as a phone, they are rugged and always work, but we will be converting to either Galaxy S3 or Motorola Droid Maxx HD phones...
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:46 AM   #29
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I have been a BB user for a long time and have always liked its durability and consider a good messaging device. My business email requires security encryption and the BB does well with that crap. I have always liked the real keyboard too.

My wife just got her first smart phone this week, iPhone 4S, and I've spent the last day setting it up for her with an enterprise email account, iCloud, Pandora and all that stuff. Gotta admit it's a pretty slick unit, guess I've been stuck in the BB closet for awhile.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #30
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With Android you can have multiple accounts on a single phone.
I have three different email addresses on my BB (I think it's the Bold, it's a few years old). Is that what you meant? Or were you meaning, for example, a Sprint account and an AT&T account?
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