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Old Jun 28, 2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 05:34 PM   #2
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Wow, I wonder if the delay is because of engineers jumping ship?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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Is there anything RIM can do at this point to remain in business?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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Move to China and make their own Blackberry knockoffs.
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They still have great products but sporting a Blackberry just isn't trendy any more.
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Oh noes! Don't take away our RIM jobs!
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They still have great products but sporting a Blackberry just isn't trendy any more.
they're short on "great" lately.
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They still have great products but sporting a Blackberry just isn't trendy any more.
Great?
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Yes, you don't have to have the highest end or most tech to be great. I measure great in productivity or a tool, not a toy or entertainment.
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Yes, you don't have to have the highest end or most tech to be great. I measure great in productivity or a tool, not a toy or entertainment.
You measure great by however it justifies your BlackBerry...
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Yes, you don't have to have the highest end or most tech to be great. I measure great in productivity or a tool, not a toy or entertainment.
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Please elaborate.
Mostly boils down to the Blackberry keyboard and trackpad. Like on a desktop, keyboard they being right there, not having to animate input much at all, and the dozens of keyboard shortcuts, makes my BB more efficient than any iPhone or Android I've used.

Again, I use my phone as a tool, not a toy or entertainment. BB is certainly not as good for that.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 10:27 PM   #13
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lol ok I meant what productive things do you you do on your phone beyond email and light document editing (if that).
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Old Jun 29, 2012, 02:47 PM   #14
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Mostly boils down to the Blackberry keyboard and trackpad. Like on a desktop, keyboard they being right there, not having to animate input much at all, and the dozens of keyboard shortcuts, makes my BB more efficient than any iPhone or Android I've used.

Again, I use my phone as a tool, not a toy or entertainment. BB is certainly not as good for that.
Once you go smartphone, you never go back.

Thing is, the smartphone would need to provide equal usability to how you use the Blackberry.

I think businesses still remain with blackberry because of security that is lacking in Droid and IOS. WP8 with some of its focus on security may turn it to a compelling alternative (and also provide the typical smartphone toy stuff that blackberry lacks).
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More and more businesses are allowing for Android and iPhones to be used instead of requiring the use of blackberries. So that idea that blackberry has some type of hold on the business environment is already quickly eroding. So the delay is a fairly big deal.
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I think people just don't like canadian smartphones; they're cold and they smell like fish.
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There's talk over RIM selling off assets and just focus on software and backend support. These guys blew it.
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Well theres your problem.

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So they're going all Sega on us because of how f***ed up they are?
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No there isn't. We've been hearing bullshit rumours for ages now. Company will be acquired, company will split, company will ditch phones, yadda yadda yadda. Everyone just needs to sit tight and wait until their new BB10 phones are unveiled. If they flop the company is finished, but they might pull a hail mary.
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