Havent read the article yet - just wanted to upvote the "clear the rim" line.
BlackBerry, which began its comeback in earnest this week with a bizarre new square smartphone, posted narrower losses on slightly lower revenue in the quarter ending 30 August. Its hardware division was back in the black after five quarters of losses. To see how far and how fast BlackBerry fell, see our analysis from earlier …
They've brought out the square, next it will be the round, then the oval, possibly the octagon and finally the broke.
It'll make no difference, no matter how unusual only the most insane will buy it even if it is good, which it isn't. It lacks kudos and style and its a Blackberry, even less desirable that a Winphone.
Nice to see Blackberry doing something different from the rest of the herd with their phone.
In the current snooper climate, I'm surprised that RIM are not making more of their traditional stamping ground, that of security. If they could go that extra mile to assure users that they cannot access emails and messages even if approached by governments, then that would be a huge selling feature over the likes of Apple and Google.
Because, as can be seen by the nudie celebrity photos, no one gives a damn about privacy until it's too late. Plus, I'd question how secure BlackBerry are if the President has one. Even if China can't hack in to it, doesn't mean the US can't.
But I'm glad for BlackBerry. I'm already saving up to buy the Passport!
Apple in a weekend sold 10 million iPhone 6s and that number is only increasing by the day. Meanwhile Blackberry have had 200,000 orders for their WTF phone...
Pretty impressive going from Blackberry considering I'm yet to find a carrier selling it and they don't have the hype or the advertising budget that Apple have. If their enterprise software turns out to be the real deal then that number could quite easily hit 2 million. If I were a gambling man I'd buy shares in them...
look, screw apple - who cares? they will make a tonne of money regardless. theres loads of twats out there. at least bb are doing something interesting - i looked at the new square one and thought, well, thats stupid. but actually...im kind of intrigued. same way i was when the samsung note came out. what? its how big? well actually....that looks good....so i got one. ITS NOW my favourite phone ever (note 2) - i Havent had the opportunity to upgrade to the 3 but im due one now - and now the 4 is coming out...but, that swipeable keyboard, a return to actual buttons on a keyboard (i had the nokia n900 and thought that was genius...turned to shit as nokia dropped it soon after releasing it - that could have been a seriously good piece of kit...flip out keyboard, touch screen, really fast, but absolutely no support in the end).
ive never owned a bb, in fact i dont like them, never have, that one that had the screen that you could push as if it was a button (i mean for fucks sake!) pain in the arse to configure, doesnt work with hosted exchange until recently, still a pain in the arse with exchange, maybe thats changed, i dont know...if it hasnt, then im steering clear (exchange is it, i dont do anything else. it "just works" tm)
" doesnt work with hosted exchange until recently, still a pain in the arse with exchange, maybe thats changed"
I use a Z10 with a rented Exchange server, works like a dream. Seems to get notifications quicker than Outlook connected to the same server.
I love my Note 3 - best compromise between carrying both tablet and phone - clients also appreciate using a stylus for CC payments instead of a finger - one package. Great phone thus far. Clash of Clans plays magnificently ;)
However, my post concerns the BB Storm and Storm2, which were very capable phones that did their jobs *very* well. I owned the Storm2, that 'click' screen was great*, only degraded with wet fingers but still operable. I wanted the BB Torch but Verizon got the substandard version without the qwerty slider kb. Both Storm2s we have still sit on standby.
Seriously, the day Blackberry dies, will be a sad day and I *will* shed a tear if they do not pull it out.
* as with life, it depends on what you're used to. Email would fly off that Storm with blurred thumbs...
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