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  • BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Keeps His Word [View article]
    The license isn't annual, it is a device license, so it is 100 a device, not 100 per device per year.
    Jun 27, 2013. 07:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steer Clear Of The BlackBerry Dog [View article]
    What a laugh. Next.
    Apr 11, 2013. 03:11 PM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry 10 Feature May Run Into Big Snag [View article]
    Funny. I had a story turned down because SA thought it didn't contain anything new.
    Then they publish this.
    I tried to tell them that users are getting upset with the republished garbage, like comparing the Z10 to the Palm products. Somehow I think they like letting these useless articles through just to generate hits.
    Can't they tell by all the comments being negative that maybe this does more damage than good?
    Apr 5, 2013. 01:27 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry 10 Feature May Run Into Big Snag [View article]
    Exactly. It is off by default. Were you looking just to generate some hits with this story? Home Depot? That was because apple gave free iPhones to them (10000). Pretty sure there was a lot of stock sitting around.
    Apr 5, 2013. 01:24 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Is Back. Next Question: Will It Triumph? [View article]
    I think that we will see low cost bb10 phones as well. Cost will be down 20-30 percent on the electronics, dual core processors are dropping, use less internal memory for storage but keep the micro sd, and use cheaper materials for the case. This OS is the future.
    Apr 2, 2013. 02:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Gross Margins And Z10 Shipments Support Bullish Case [View article]
    Enjoyed the read. Thanks.
    Apr 1, 2013. 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Reminds Me Of Palm Just Before The End [View article]
    I had the same, and I really didn't say much other than this was a useless article that was written just to elicit a negative response. How is that good?
    I write on here, but I defend my articles. This guy never showed up to defend himself.
    Mar 30, 2013. 06:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Reminds Me Of Palm Just Before The End [View article]
    One thing that I insist on doing is being present to answer remarks when I write an article.
    Why does the writer not respond to claims and back up his story.
    I agree with the sentiments of the comments above.
    Wow.
    Have no idea why someone would make these statements because they are so out of line that it writing them can only have one objective. Stir up responses.
    Think the article speaks for itself.
    The best way to say that is for people here just saying "too ridiculous to reply to".
    Too many on here that just try to stir the pot.
    I enjoy when their comments just get ignored.
    Anyone who writes on here wants some form of recognition. Some don't care if it is negative or not.
    Mar 27, 2013. 08:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry? [View article]
    Thalamus777
    Yes, they did waste an awesome opp. Instead of give up though, they learned, and are back. The fact we are writing about them years after that error says a lot about the restructuring, and remolding of BBRY. I like fighters, especially the ones that get knocked down and keep getting back up.
    Rocky anyone?
    Good thing is that this Rocky has close to 3 billion resources that he can use to make sure he puts up the best fight possible.
    Mar 26, 2013. 05:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry? [View article]
    Exactly. I said to my staff one day that Apple security is like that MMA fighter that is dressed right, took all the training, read the books, and watched the video. Problem is, he has never been in a fight.
    BlackBerry has the grizzled vet who has fought for years, and BB10 is the person he mentored.
    Apple has never been in a fight. The more they toot their horn, and advertise that they don't have the same problems as PC's (problems are usually based on volume of users and in the desktop world Apple is around 2%) the more they will attract the guys that will start to target them just to teach them a lesson.
    It gets even worse in the Android world. To use the same analogy, Android is like the MMA fighter who gives everyone all his moves and counter moves before he even fights.
    Mar 26, 2013. 04:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry? [View article]
    It doesn't. Hype affects stock pricing though. What gets neglected in all this is that after the complete beatdown that BBRY has been submitted to for the last few years, they still have billions of cash, and 80 million customers.
    Doesn't that count for anything anymore?
    Mar 26, 2013. 02:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Why Store Checks Are Meaningless For Analyses [View article]
    Great article. Appreciate the insight. Being a stats major, nice to see that it applies.
    Mar 26, 2013. 01:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry? [View article]
    BES 10 has full support for other devices. Balance lets you use one device. Outside of apps, in my opinion, Z10 does everything else better than the newest iPhone and Galaxy.
    Mar 26, 2013. 01:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry? [View article]
    Hate to disagree, but touch screen on the iPhone better than a physical keyboard BBRY? Ummmmm, don't think so. Maybe on the new Z10, but the mistakes on the iPhone keyboards outweigh the speed gain by not hitting a physical key.
    If your server can't support BES 10 then you are running some pretty outdated server hardware.
    What line of work are you in?
    Mar 26, 2013. 12:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Conspiracy Theory... BlackBerry? [View article]
    Do those companies have the history in that field? Those competitors to BBRY?
    Why then does BBRY still have the majority of the fortune 500 crowd? Government?
    Sometimes security is about not playing well with others. Sometimes when you open up doors, you have problems closing them again.
    Mar 26, 2013. 12:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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