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WKash
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9/5/2013 | 3:01:45 PM
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There's a certain sadness to all this. It's like hearing about an old friend you don't see anymore falling on hard times. I think that reflects the special connection we former BlackBerry users once had with these devices that performed so well with email and communications. But the world moved on and so did we. Sadly, BlackBerry didn't.
ChrisMurphy
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8/30/2013 | 3:46:14 PM
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I switched from BlackBerry Curve to iPhone when my company switched, and I thought I'd miss the physical keyboard. I did for a day or two, and the tradeoff to get more screen real estate is just worth it.
Thomas Claburn
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8/30/2013 | 12:52:38 AM
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A smartphone with a keyboard...I know some people swear by them, but I suspect they're fooling themselves. Typing on tiny keys just isn't a positive user experience, particularly as voice input gets better.
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8/29/2013 | 6:41:23 PM
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I'm actually surprised more corporations haven't upgraded to BB10. The benefits provided by BB7 still remain in BB10 plus a whole lot more. The dual personality of the Q/Z10 is just what is needed in a corporation and neither Android or iOS provide this. For those that already have support in place for BB7, adding support for BB10 is minor compared to re-inventing support for Android or iPhone. As for future viability of Blackberry it seems to me this issue can be said of any player in the market. Microsoft's viability isn't' in question but not many are jumping on the WinPhone wagon. BB still provides a good value to its customers, consumer or corporate.
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8/29/2013 | 4:01:31 PM
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Eric, this is a dead horse. Large companies and government agencies won't support Blackberry for much longer. Indeed, many have already stopped supporting them, and most that do, only support BB7.

A reason given for moving from Blackberry was given, a year ago, by a couple of US government agencies, and it's also a reason why companies are dropping support. The reason is that they aren't sure just how much longer Blackberry will be around. They don't want to commit to this if the company isn't viable over the long term.

Despite what consumers think, and we see that reaction from many Blackberry fans who post on the sites, it isn't as simple as buying the phones and using them. There is a lot of support involved, as you know, and as you should mention. I rarely see this spoken of in articles about Blackberry, even when they talk about how the Blackberry is being abandoned by large entities. It should be, as it's of prime importance.

Even of the phones and OS are the best available, if consumers aren't buying them, and so sales are foundering, as they are, large entities won't touch them. It makes sense.


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