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  • BlackBerry Fights Its Uphill Battle [View article]
    Hiring isn't an indicator of improvement. Many companies hire hire hire until they fire fire fire. The market is unfavorable and their brand is tarnished and under increasing attack.
    Aug 28 09:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: Microsoft Surface Part Deux [View article]
    With 453ppi, the Passport will waste battery power much faster than retina display for absolutely no gain. The human eye cannot discern the difference above retina display at a distance of 10 inches away from the screen.

    Every device supports SSL. This is enough security for everyone. You do internet banking? That's SSL. There is no advantage for Blackberry, in fact, the government has access to Blackberry security infrastructure and can access all a user's information. The encryption by Blackberry is unnecessary and a waste of power.

    If you want to save the planet, if you want to conserve, do not use products that waste power unnecessarily, don't use a Blackberry.
    Aug 28 09:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Thoughts On BlackBerry's Leaked Device Roadmap [View article]
    The mainstream media has already judged BB to be lacking.

    "It's called the BlackBerry Passport and it's, well... just look at it. Bizarre."
    "Squarish phones don't have a particularly stellar track record. Remember the Pantech Pocket? The Motorola Flipout? LG's Optimus Vu? We didn't think so."
    -- Engadget

    Another raking over the coals review
    http://bit.ly/1yDUdRX

    - is not an intuitive device.
    - Software update does little to rectify the myriad bugs and crashes that are now present.
    - Major bugs like a reliable internet connection were the worst.
    - would constantly switch from WiFi to 3G.
    - notifications delayed
    - Resetting takes a full minute or more to do. That’s even longer than the Z10, despite the Z30 having slightly beefier internals.
    - WhatsApp notification in the Hub freezes the screen
    - The browser is also prone to crashing
    - most infuriating email experiences of all time (touch sensitivity not precise)
    - often you’ll have to tap two or three times to get the email reply started
    - screen too bulky
    - HD content looks washed out
    - BB gestures don't work, only works if done slooooowly, and only 95% of the time
    - Multitasking, especially, is a sad joke. Apps in use sometimes sink to the bottom and vanish
    - insanely frustrating to swipe out of an app
    - BlackBerry inserts weird spelling if you type too quickly
    - Over a minute or more to load is unacceptable, especially in comparison to the iPhone 5s (bootup unnoticeable)
    - iPhone and android are both better, more stable and in most instances, smack down a Blackberry in every conceivable area.
    Aug 28 08:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    I've been there. In Waterloo, a startup is just what you call a final yr project. They usually are founded in September and enter bankruptcy in May right around time for graduation - although some don't last that long.
    Aug 20 02:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    My risk tolerance isn't high enough that I will buy Blackberry based on an astronomically small chance that they recover 15 yrs later like Apple. I will invest in safer investments.
    Aug 19 06:18 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    Sounds to me like you're the one jealous of Apple and its success.
    Aug 19 06:03 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    If you don't know how to operate a computer then I can't help you.
    Aug 19 05:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    ATInsider, are you working for ATI or were you laid off and now work for Blackberry?
    Aug 19 05:41 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    Oh, yes, yes, yes! Blackberry, please spend money on expensive TV ads, preferably super bowl ads.
    Aug 19 05:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    Waterloo is just a university town. Most inhabitants go back home when school is out or go back to their parents home when they get laid off.
    Aug 19 05:33 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    For the price of a Blackberry you could've instead bought a very nice light transformable laptop/tablet.

    A laptop is orders of magnitude faster to develop content and easier to work on.

    I bet if you asked around, you'd find nobody much liked reading stuff made on a Blackberry given that the Blackberry has a very poor autocorrect behavior.
    Aug 19 05:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    I truly hope Blackberry makes 2.5 million units or MORE, much much more. I remember the Z10 debacle quite fondly.
    Aug 19 05:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorry, But The BlackBerry Passport Is Not Being Panned [View article]
    That's because most everybody passed on the Passport. Many professional reviewers have stopped writing about Blackberry because they are irrelevant. The few times they do write about it, it's for the lolz.

    Blackberry's downward trajectory is irreversible, without public goodwill or positive sentiment, bankruptcy is inevitable.

    Blackberry's oddest-looking phone

    "It's called the BlackBerry Passport and it's, well... just look at it. Bizarre."

    "Squarish phones don't have a particularly stellar track record. Remember the Pantech Pocket? The Motorola Flipout? LG's Optimus Vu? We didn't think so."

    -- Engadget
    Aug 19 05:12 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Does BlackBerry Even Bother With Hardware? [View article]
    Why risk trying their devices?

    No carrier supports or markets their devices.

    With their focus elsewhere and sharply declining revenues and cuts to R&D, we can't trust Blackberry to reliably update their device software.

    Finally there is always the threat of buyouts... another failing mobile company called Palm was bought by HP and then had it's doors shuttered.
    Aug 18 11:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Passport: No Killer App, Investors Lose [View article]
    The BlackBerry browser performance comes at a terrible cost, it consumes the most battery of all browsers. It has fewer of the energy optimizations that mobile browsers have.
    Aug 18 11:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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