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  • Blackphone Takes Aim At BlackBerry [View article]
    Blackberry susceptible to over-the-air hacking

    http://bit.ly/1wk4Fyd
    Dec 18, 2014. 04:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackphone Takes Aim At BlackBerry [View article]
    ELLAS you didn't read your own article,

    It says Blackberry is vulnerable:

    Researchers from Accuvant showed that they could remotely attack BlackBerry phones with a man-in-the-middle attack, getting root without even touching the phone. So the question is whether BlackBerry have any room to brag, or whether they're simply safer because they're not as big a target as Android.

    Then it says it's virtually impossible to compromise the Blackphone, and security holes are patched within 48 hrs. Blackberry on the other hand has a track record of taking years to patch vulnerabilities (such as their TIFF security hole that allowed malicious scripts to run).
    Dec 18, 2014. 04:48 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry launches $449 Classic; reviews mixed [View news story]
    If you think about it, there's no such thing as a "business device". The iPhone and BYOD has changed user expectations and revolutionized the industry.
    Dec 17, 2014. 06:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Data Points To Hardware Collapse [View article]
    Guest Eh, happy holidays.

    Simonas Paulaitis,
    - You're not a professional reviewer, sorry
    - You didn't read, otherwise you would've noticed new material
    - And as always, I'm absolutely objective about Blackberry. I don't think you can claim the same, maybe you work for them. Employees are issued with the latest Blackberry devices (whether they like it or not), which might explain how you get yours - because 0% (after rounding) of consumers purchase a Passport
    Dec 16, 2014. 08:15 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Google testing Buy button, mulling Amazon Prime-like program [View news story]
    I love Amazon, everyone buys from there and leaves reviews and recommendations. Google is a ghost town, there's no incentive to switch.
    Dec 15, 2014. 08:04 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Data Points To Hardware Collapse [View article]
    The reviews haven't changed.

    Despite the things that work on a Blackberry, other devices also work as well or better. It's usually something that doesn't work that becomes a deal breaker for most users.
    Dec 15, 2014. 07:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry slides ahead of earnings; analysts cautious [View news story]
    mikebator, do you really spend $650 every time a new model comes out and lock yourself in to your contract for a few more yrs? What's wrong with the current one?

    Maybe it's more cost effective to get an iPhone, they don't have the same problems, and they retain their usability for many years. Not all of us can afford a Blackberry every time a new one comes out, and it's also such hassle and waste of time having to upgrade.
    Dec 15, 2014. 07:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Data Points To Hardware Collapse [View article]
    I think we need a reminder of authentic reviews of the Passport by professional reviewers and not "user" reviews seeded by their marketing department.

    Review
    http://bit.ly/1qWZ5tK
    http://engt.co/1wC9lOo

    On its rotund girth

    - the Passport is awkward to use and awkward to carry
    - reading Twitter feeds requires a lot of scrolling
    - keyboard is too wide, impossible to type the simplest words with a hand
    - far faster and more accurate to type on a good virtual keyboard
    - frustrating to have to do an extra action before getting to type numbers
    - constant transitioning from physical to virtual boards is also confusing

    On its frustrating un-usability

    - word prediction gets dumber as it learns - it will guess wrong after seeing it again, for example, it won't guess your last name after typing your first name
    - can't guess most commonly used phrases - correct only 5/20 times!
    - screen is less saturated and less vibrant than most flagship phones
    - frustrating slow downs when multitasking (despite 4 cores and 3 GB RAM!!!)
    - On multiple occasions, the phone froze and required a restart
    - Hub is buggy - long press on a tiny date required, many times didn't work
    - can’t choose what to display in Hub, mixing personal and business
    - it’s never clear if the last app you used will show in recent apps
    - opening the camera causes many apps to shut down (can only keep few apps open at a time before they get auto closed)
    - not intuitive, not easy to learn and quickly get proficient with

    On its flaky camera

    - camera is slow, and sometimes takes multiple seconds to launch! (if it launches at all!!!)
    - camera often took several seconds to load, and an equivalent amount of time to switch settings and modes
    - camera would become unresponsive in different modes
    - transitioning to the gallery and back resulted in crashes
    - manual settings like white balance, shutter speed and ISO aren't available

    On its dumb personal assistant

    - slower than the assistants on other platforms
    - it's a dog - sometimes, as much as 10 seconds would pass before a result for fairly simple queries would show up
    - can’t do predictive stuff that Now and Cortana provide

    On its lethargic and apathetic developer support

    - unable to collaborate on docs in the cloud
    - missing group chat apps
    - missing important apps, such as Instagram and Snapchat
    - won't offer an identical experience to a device that natively runs Android
    - Google apps are missing
    - Play Services also don't run
    - can’t archive anything in the email app
    - Android emulation is always at least a full version generation behind!
    - installing apps is a chore: it requires no less than three taps on different install buttons, at least two loading bars, and a fair amount of patience before you can actually use the app
    Dec 15, 2014. 07:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Data Points To Hardware Collapse [View article]
    The reason you dropped the BB is because it's heavy and clunky large.
    Dec 15, 2014. 06:00 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Q3 FY2015 Preview: Expect Further Downside Risk [View article]
    John Chen doesn't expect the end of EZ pass to create significant new sales, so why haven't customers bought/upgraded their Blackberry servers yet?

    Could it be that Blackberry server 10 flopped and caused an exodus to competing software?

    The prior release was 5 years ago, Blackberry sure took their sweet time to fix their bugs.

    But they knowingly took this risk when moving to QNX. In retrospect it surely wasn't worth it, integrating QNX and fixing their bugs just to reach parity of the prior version caused them to fall to last place and 0% market share.
    Dec 15, 2014. 04:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Q3 FY2015 Preview: Expect Further Downside Risk [View article]
    Hey debango, Exchange isn't an MDM, do you know what it is?
    Dec 15, 2014. 04:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Taking A Closer Look At BlackBerry's EZ Pass Program And BES10 Uptake [View article]
    If you read your own link, you'll see while silver supports Windows, gold doesn't.
    Dec 11, 2014. 01:44 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Analyzing The Secusmart Purchase [View article]
    Since Blackberry has no cloud, users are going to need to use the microSD for storage. So let's see the use case...

    I have to pop out the storage card, wait for the device driver to stop,, pop in the Secusmart, configure and load Secusmart again which takes mins., send a msg, pop out the Secusmart, wait for the device driver to stop, pop in the storage card, wait for the storage card to be ready, but then receive another msg to reply to, pop out the storage card, pop in the Secusmart,, configure and load Secusmart again which takes mins., send a msg, pop out the Secusmart etc. etc.

    Somebody shoot me.
    Dec 9, 2014. 02:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Secusmart: iPhone-Specific Signal App Doesn't Make It Irrelevant [View article]
    Since Blackberry has no cloud, users are going to need to use the microSD for storage. So let's see the use case...

    I have to pop out the storage card, wait for the device driver to stop, pop in the Secusmart, configure and load Secusmart again which takes mins., send a msg, pop out the Secusmart, wait for the device driver to stop, pop in the storage card, wait for the storage card to be ready, but then receive another msg to reply to, pop out the storage card, pop in the Secusmart, configure and load Secusmart again which takes mins., send a msg, pop out the Secusmart etc. etc.

    Somebody shoot me.
    Dec 9, 2014. 02:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Analyzing The Secusmart Purchase [View article]
    "Blackberry's a part owner of this company"

    This explains a lot. I didn't understand why Nanthealth would associate with the leper of the mobile industry.
    Dec 9, 2014. 01:36 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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