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  • Well here's a product that will not have a positive ROI.
  • Subby: Quit exaggerating.

    There's no WAY that RIM has as many as three users left.
  • One of the guys at a satellite site recently upgraded his old Blackberry... to a new freaking Blackberry. I asked him: Why?!?!?!?! He told me he's just so used to the way it works, and I had to explain to him: For my department, these things are a nightmare, and they are not supported. So, best effort is the best we'll do. We got his email working, but his calendar won't sync.

    On of the secretaries asked why Blackberry's are back, and I told her it's akin to using a freaking Tandy computer. She then asked: What's a Tandy?
  • The new software is pretty much make-or-break for RIM...

    Haven't we heard the same thing about the last 4 or 5 product/OS releases from RIM?
  • gweilo8888: Subby: Quit exaggerating.

    There's no WAY that RIM has as many as three users left.


    I have a Blackberry Torch and Playbook. Do I count as one or two of the three users? 

    /Haters gonna hate.
  • Just switch to Android or Windows Phone and get it over with.
  • FYI - The US government has mandated a monopoly for RIM. If you are a government employee, or a GovCon, then you are sporting a BB. That's about what, several million people? Not much, but enough to keep that company in business.
  • HST's Dead Carcass: One of the guys at a satellite site recently upgraded his old Blackberry... to a new freaking Blackberry. I asked him: Why?!?!?!?! He told me he's just so used to the way it works, and I had to explain to him: For my department, these things are a nightmare, and they are not supported. So, best effort is the best we'll do. We got his email working, but his calendar won't sync.

    On of the secretaries asked why Blackberry's are back, and I told her it's akin to using a freaking Tandy computer. She then asked: What's a Tandy?


    Oh I see so your software is having issues with the public worlds most secure mobile business tool... wow you don't say.... Im not really seeing a blackberry issue here... more of an IT issue.
  • SUB your only off by around 79,999,996 subscribers pretty close though I guess
  • On the bright side if BB10 fails RIM will have to release BES support for Android and iPhone potentially killing Good Mobile and it's ilk

    the built in enterprise tools in Android and iPhone are just not up to par. I mean iOS didn't support multiple signatures until v6! A feature winmo has had for years
  • So if this succeeds does that mean RIM will be hiring and I can finally get that RIM job?

    //Had to done, even if it was poorly.
  • My wife loves her BB Bold Touch. If you only want a phone and email device it could be argued quite effectively that this is the best device for those two tasks.
  • January 30, 2013: BB10 unveiled
    January 30, 2014: BB10 available for purchase
  • HST's Dead Carcass: One of the guys at a satellite site recently upgraded his old Blackberry... to a new freaking Blackberry. I asked him: Why?!?!?!?! He told me he's just so used to the way it works, and I had to explain to him: For my department, these things are a nightmare, and they are not supported. So, best effort is the best we'll do. We got his email working, but his calendar won't sync.

    On of the secretaries asked why Blackberry's are back, and I told her it's akin to using a freaking Tandy computer. She then asked: What's a Tandy?


    I think there are still 2 blackberry users on our enterprise server here. I don't know why leadership doesn't just buy them a new iPhone or Android phone and then stop supporting blackberries in the corp. environment.
  • zedster: On the bright side if BB10 fails RIM will have to release BES support for Android and iPhone potentially killing Good Mobile and it's ilk

    the built in enterprise tools in Android and iPhone are just not up to par. I mean iOS didn't support multiple signatures until v6! A feature winmo has had for years


    BIE?

    /EIP
  • david_gaithersburg: FYI - The US government has mandated a monopoly for RIM. If you are a government employee, or a GovCon, then you are sporting a BB. That's about what, several million people? Not much, but enough to keep that company in business.


    I know someone that works for a financial institution and they use the BB for the enterprise security features.
  • no icon tact: And Brother has a new typewriter.


    It appears they have a whole line of them. That's pretty incredible. Although I still get asked to fill out paper forms at work so that's not much different.
  • KarmicDisaster: david_gaithersburg: FYI - The US government has mandated a monopoly for RIM. If you are a government employee, or a GovCon, then you are sporting a BB. That's about what, several million people? Not much, but enough to keep that company in business.

    I know someone that works for a financial institution and they use the BB for the enterprise security features.


    BB still has a following in the industrializing world, places Nokia is still relevant.

    BES is the easiest way to get into compliance for SOX, FINRA, and HIPPA but there are 3rd party programs for Android and iPhone that can do that now. There are also government approved Android handsets for military grade encryption.
  • david_gaithersburg: FYI - The US government has mandated a monopoly for RIM. If you are a government employee, or a GovCon, then you are sporting a BB. That's about what, several million people? Not much, but enough to keep that company in business.


    This is definitely not the case any more. It varies by agency, but in many if you're eligible to have the Feds buy you a work phone you can get an iPhone just as easily as a BB. Some agencies (Immigration, for one) are going entirely to iPhone.
  • david_gaithersburg: FYI - The US government has mandated a monopoly for RIM. If you are a government employee, or a GovCon, then you are sporting a BB. That's about what, several million people? Not much, but enough to keep that company in business.


    This hasn't been true for several years now. You are officially wrong about everything.
  • As a mobile device specialist, this is relevant to my...job?

    We actually still have over 1,500 Blackberry devices. I work in Healthcare and we don't have the option to switch platforms quickly or easily, we're also legally required to implement a certain level of encryption. We're currently evaluating a 'post-Blackberry' solution, and I can't wait, the sooner we abandon this relic of a platform the better.

    Had you told me that two-three years ago I'd be waiting with great anticipation to leave Blackberry, I wouldn't have believed you, but here we are.
  • So I must be the third BB user. The company can save a lot of money and effort just from sending us word by Fark.

    /Still best at handling email
    //Yeah, some people use their phones to make a living
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