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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby Tsukihime on Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:43 pm

Is the situation now fixed?? According to the link, yes. http://www.rim.com/newsroom/service-update.shtml
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby smitty on Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:52 am

Should be interest if Blackberry can come out with a proper unit or corrections on what have been sold presently.

I know a number of our h/gun members have the present Blackberry & the other day paying my fee for some dental work the receptionest said her Blackberry sort of worked a day or two ago.
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Postby 123duyusee on Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:09 pm

The topic title does read like a paper headline! No, I don't have a Blackberry nor that texting thumb overuse. What got my attention is how much willingness users make into looking at their gadgets--but they might need to focus on the road, the bus stop or even other pedestrians. Technology's perfected the human disconnect--you can connect online but you may scowl at a real "hello" offered by a stranger near you.
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby alohasand on Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:11 pm

I heard that Blackberry was giving their users $100 worth of free applications to download. Not all users would get their time back with more things to look at?
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:53 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/business/research-in-motion-employees-fined-for-disruption-on-plane.html?_r=1

Incidentally, it appears that none of the 312 other people aboard the Air Canada flight, which was ultimately delayed by 18 hours, pulled out a BlackBerry, or any other smartphone for that matter, to post a message about the episode.


Making the news headlines is the fact that two RIM employees, now on suspension, caused a flight to alter course to Vancouver--the pilots decided to contact the RCMP about the passengers' onboard behaviour. Basically, they did not heed flight crew directions and they were drunk.
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:17 pm

The news of the past 24h relates to the resignation of the RIM co-founders from the board--shareholder value had fallen in the last quarter of 2011 and there had been talk of whether the two men should leave RIM. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis left.

An article about the new CEO at RIM and his plans for the company:
Francine Kopun 5 minutes ago
RIM’s new CEO already under fire


It’s all just so fantastic, according to Thorsten Heins, the new CEO of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd.

It’s fantastic that he was appointed to head the company. RIM’s ability to innovate is fantastic. And the new BB10 operating system will be fantastic.

But shareholders and analysts made it immediately clear that being a cheerleader for Canada’s largest tech company won’t be enough to quell fears that RIM — despite many strengths — could lose the smartphone arms race to fit and fierce competitors such as Apple and Google. http://www.thespec.com/news/business/article/659693--rim-s-new-ceo-already-under-fire
Technology analyst Carmi Levy said Heins has been a driver of the RIM’s push into global markets. The big question is his willingness to change the corporation.
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:14 pm

Time for an update about RIM:

The some executives of RIM had left or will leave the company-
http://www.thespec.com/news/business/article/695990--balsillie-resigns-from-rim-board

Focus will be on business users-
http://www.thespec.com/news/business/article/696058--rim-s-new-ceo-calls-for-significant-change

India's government gets access to instant messages on the RIM network. Such access has been argued for and against for two years. What could it mean for people?
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1158195--rim-gives-india-access-to-blackberry-messages
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:28 pm

Are you in the market for a phablet? Blackberry's Z30 Passport phone and tablet in one is bigger than its classic phone. The Passport has a large square screen for viewing mail and Internet websites. Coming to stores in September...

http://us.blackberry.com/smartphones/blackberry-z30.html

Other Blackberry news-
Its developer relations team was given the exit door, as Blackberry is partnering with Amazon for applications for its products.
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:57 pm

Blackberry's transition out of hardware (phones) is reflected in sales data. Blackberry is now all about software.
Research firm Gartner released a report Wednesday indicating that 432 million smartphones were sold around the world in the last three months of 2016. Among those, only 207,900 were BlackBerry devices running on the Waterloo company's own operating system.

That gave BlackBerry a market share of 0.00048125 per cent, which Gartner rounded to zero. The Gartner numbers do not include BlackBerry phones, such as the DTEK60, that run on the Android operating system.

BlackBerry invented the smartphone and dominated the market until 2011. In 2009, its share of the global smartphone market was 20 per cent. Today, the market leaders are Android at 80.7 per cent and iOS (Apple's operating system) at 17.7 per cent.

BlackBerry's workforce shrank as its smartphone sales dwindled. Its workforce peaked at 17,000 in 2011, with about 11,000 of them working in Waterloo. Today, it employs a total of 4,500 people.

The double-digit increases in software sales BlackBerry has recorded in recent quarters demonstrate that chief executive officer John Chen is on the right track in transitioning the company out of smartphones, said Levy.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7145138-blackberry-s-share-of-smartphone-market-hits-zero/
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Re: Blackberry Times

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:36 pm

Here is the last phone with a physical keyboard from the designers at Blackberry:
TORONTO — Fans of BlackBerry's classic physical keyboard will have reason to celebrate when the last product designed in part by the former smartphone leader becomes available in April.

The Waterloo, Ont.-based firm played a role in developing the KEYone, named for the return of the QWERTY keyboard that other smartphone designers have mostly long retired.

"BlackBerry did have something to say about the industrial design," said Steve Cistulli, president of the North American division of TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd. (TCT).

http://www.newhamburgindependent.ca/news-story/7159449-last-blackberry-designed-phone-unveiled/
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