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thebulk
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6/30/2015 | 2:08:35 PM
Re: Is it just me?
Well, put. 

I remember when touchscreen phones first came out I thought I would hate giving up my phone with a keyboard, I needed those little thumb nubs after all. That was until I tried a touch screen phone. I was instantly sold. I guess BB didnt get the memo. 
Kruz
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6/30/2015 | 2:06:19 PM
Re: Is it just me?
I agree. And also, a company that is still coming up with a physical keyboard in times when others are considering a bendable phone - or in other terms, fails to understand the market need - cannot simply keep up with the rest.
thebulk
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6/30/2015 | 3:31:42 AM
Re: Is it just me?
Its good to pivot, but I just think they dont have enough left in the tank to make a good run at it. 
Kruz
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6/30/2015 | 3:08:06 AM
Re: Is it just me?
Correct.At best, they are hoping to cut down on product development cost with Android and keep the cash flow.
thebulk
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6/29/2015 | 11:53:05 AM
Re: Is it just me?
@Kruz, I think thats a crap shoot at best for them at this point, there is just way to much ground to make up. 
thebulk
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6/29/2015 | 11:35:25 AM
Re: Is it just me?
@mhhf1ve, I see your point, and I do remember Obama wanting to bring his blackberry (or crackberry as they were called back then) to 1600. I had one back in the day and it was a great phone for the time. But the times did change. 

I always though there real value was in enterprise solutions, but it seems that even that ship has sailed. 
Kruz
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6/25/2015 | 3:51:25 AM
Re: Is it just me?
Let's see what it can do with an Android OS; this would be the final chance for its bleeding devices divison to generate some cash or exit the whole structre and pave the way for the rest of the company to be acquired.
mhhf1ve
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6/24/2015 | 2:44:37 PM
Re: Is it just me?
thebulk, You're not the only one, but I'm actually not surprised -- considering how huge blackberry was not THAT long ago. Obama almost brought a blackberry to the White House, I think... so it takes time for some tech habits to die off. (Just look at Yahoo? Or Skype? or AOL dialup?)

I will be more surprised to see them actually pull off a complete recovery. If they can turn around like Apple in the late 90s, THAT will surprise me. There's so much competition in mobile devices and software now, and Blackberry's pipeline is... filled with??? 

Maybe if Blackberry can become an easy-to-use encrypted and secure communications device/app maker? I think they might have a chance of turning their enterprise support and proprietary software into an advantage if they can actually solve that problem of making a smartphone that's convenient AND secure. 
thebulk
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6/23/2015 | 3:06:15 PM
Is it just me?
am I the only one surprised every time i realize that BlackBerry is still alive? 


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