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  • BlackBerry: Has The Bloom Come Off The Rose? [View article]
    QNX shouldld't be downplayed. The new Audi 20144 cockpit is built onto the QNX system. http://bit.ly/1jiLRbd

    Shame John Chen could not have announced that yesterday.
    Mar 29 07:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Important Part Of BlackBerry's Earnings [View article]
    David,

    They are the phones that are now approved for use with Blackberry Secure Work Space. Knox has nothing to do with this.

    If you have proof of anything else I'm sure we would all like to hear of it.
    Mar 27 07:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Important Part Of BlackBerry's Earnings [View article]
    I think Blackberry just won another round as their Secure Work Space has just received approval. http://reut.rs/1p7fq0S

    This means they will be paid for every additional device added to the system no matter who makes it.

    There is no rival security system that is even close to achieving this degree of certification.
    Mar 26 02:46 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: White House testing BlackBerry rivals [View news story]
    They probably test every phone brought into The White House and there has to be more reason than ever due to the security risks associated with them such as the President being spied on by the NSA.
    Mar 21 07:14 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Missteps Could Be BlackBerry's Turnaround [View article]
    Detail Investor,

    I'm trying to understand what specific Samsung apps you are referring to. Are these the ones on their Tizen operating system devices which I don't believe are widely available in the west. The majority of the Samsung apps are Android.

    You can sign into Google Maps using the desktop version from the Z10's Browser although you cannot use this for guidance but you can see any saved maps.

    The value of Security on a Blackberry. If you have nothing you don't mind the whole world seeing then it would not be of any value at all but if you access your bank account, send and receive emails, talk or message to others expecting privacy then that security has an exceptional value. If you use it for business purposes then you need nothing less than the best security it's possible to find.

    I'm sorry I don't have a Samsung to compare with but I do have both Nexus 4 and 7 which almost play the Android games as well as the Z10.
    Mar 3 02:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Missteps Could Be BlackBerry's Turnaround [View article]
    Detail Investor,

    When a company boasts of it's security then any cracks in that security will be reported. The reports are there for Apple, Android, Knox and nearly everything else. When did you last see a report about Blackberry security having been broken? I don't think they are paying off reporters.
    Mar 3 06:31 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's BBM Beats WhatsApp To Voice [View article]
    If anybody with an an up to date Android or iPhone wants to check just how good BBM is use my profile to send me a message and I'll send you an invitation to your email address.
    Feb 26 09:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bloomberg: BlackBerry to get major boost from Ford [View news story]
    Add BBM for private messaging, voice, video (rear seat passengers only for video please) and location sharing for meet ups. Blackberry didn't get things that wrong and its strengths are beginning to show.
    Feb 23 03:36 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    WarBuffet,

    Hangout is part of Google Plus so you have to join that first and there is nothing private about G+. Google will know more about you than you know about yourself very quickly.
    Feb 22 10:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    Mr. K,

    Please read up on Blackberry's data compression. It uses 30% less data for an equal quality of just about everything.

    There is nothing new but there is better.
    Feb 21 08:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    shubarua,

    Where on earth did you get your information from?

    You are partially correct re the pin and re-cycling but it also needs the phone to still be registered to the original owner by Blackberry.

    Try doing a factory default on any Blackberry device and you will need to sign it into your account to have everything restored to it. Blackberry Protect will allow an owner who has a device stolen to remote kill it.
    Feb 21 05:26 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    Thanks Cliff,

    I was pretty sure of my facts. Wait until the Android and Apple users see the quality of Blackberry's video chat.

    Can't help wondering why Facebook's shares slipped when the announcement about the WhatsApp purchase became public.
    Feb 20 09:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    Thanks Shubaru.

    What they don't realise is those using BES have individual encryption codes that not even Blackberry can decipher. Remember that this was the only system the NSA could not crack and isn't able to put a backdoor on.

    I'm not absolutely sure about BBM for individuals but I have a feeling these have their own encryption codes that travel with them and any conversation between individuals is purely between those involved.
    Feb 20 06:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    WarBuffet,

    Your wording proves my point. The Indian government had to be given a special backdoor and their own servers but so far there have been no reports of anybody actually being caught through the IG's use of the backdoor. I wonder why.

    Unless you are an Indian Terrorist I don't think you have much to worry about.
    Feb 20 01:51 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Newfound $2.5-Billion Baby [View article]
    The real value of BBM is its privacy. The value of WhatsApp to Facebook is it's lack of privacy.

    To me this gives BBM a much higher value to users who will be prepared to pay for the right to stay private.
    Feb 20 09:23 AM | 18 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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