Hey, I think Blackberry is going to make it


#juan
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#1
All the doom and gloom nay sayers seems to be running out of steam. The new Z10 is getting
a lot of rave reviews and sales in Canada, UK, and the UAE are looking very good.
 
Nuggler
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#2  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

All the doom and gloom nay sayers seems to be running out of steam. The new Z10 is getting
a lot of rave reviews and sales in Canada, UK, and the UAE are looking very good.


A good friend is probably sleeping better now. He uses his Blackberry for everything, and was worried about support, etc. .........I mean STRESSED OUT !!

There's so many people walking around looking at their "hand held communication device", the town council is considering putting padding on parking meters and lamposts.....................
 
#juan
+2
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

A good friend is probably sleeping better now. He uses his Blackberry for everything, and was worried about support, etc. .........I mean STRESSED OUT !!

There's so many people walking around looking at their "hand held communication device", the town council is considering putting padding on parking meters and lamposts.....................

Nuggler the mobile phone I use is an older dumb phone that my daughter gave me because she was getting a "smart" phone. I use the phone for talking to people. The new phones will, apparently, let you surf the web, send or receive e-mails, or watch movies on a
two or three inch screen, which, in my mind, is just short of dopey.
 
SLM
+1
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Nuggler the mobile phone I use is an older dumb phone that my daughter gave me because she was getting a "smart" phone. I use the phone for talking to people. The new phones will, apparently, let you surf the web, send or receive e-mails, or watch movies on a
two or three inch screen, which, in my mind, is just short of dopey.

Nobody needs a smartphone and anyone who has never used one will not see the upside at all. I know I didn't before I got one. However it's much handier than you can possibly imagine. If you had one, you'd find it useful for at least one of it's many, many features. I can almost guarantee it.
 
damngrumpy
#5
I bought an LG flip phone in 2006 and it still works for me. I can go on the web if I want
but why? I use it to talk to people, that is why they call it a phone. I hate text messages
I refuse to answer them and in fact had the service terminated from my phone.
I go to get a new phone with limited features as the other stuff I would never use and the
young sales people look at me like I am an old person, wait I am an old person.
The thing I really hate is when someone phones and leaves a message if I don't look at it
right away I get this repeat sound that blares away in my ear. I don't go looking to see who
called and rarely bother with messages left. I will call back later if I am busy.
I also keep tract of businesses that call to sell things local and other wise and if that happens
I won't buy anything from them. Same with charities
 
#juan
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Nobody needs a smartphone and anyone who has never used one will not see the upside at all. I know I didn't before I got one. However it's much handier than you can possibly imagine. If you had one, you'd find it useful for at least one of it's many, many features. I can almost guarantee it.

SLM I just bought a new 30 inch monitor for my computer. A week or so earlier my desktop crashed and I had to buy a new motherboard, CPU, a new tower case and power supply plus a few more items that kicked the hell out of an eight hundred dollar bill
not counting the new monitor.

I don't know how much a new blackberry might cost per year(since they all seem to require at least a two year contract. I'm glad to see Blackberry climbing out of their troubles but I don't think I'm in the market for a smart phone just yet.
 
SLM
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

SLM I just bought a new 30 inch monitor for my computer. A week or so earlier my desktop crashed and I had to buy a new motherboard, CPU, a new tower case and power supply plus a few more items that kicked the hell out of an eight hundred dollar bill
not counting the new monitor.

I don't know how much a new blackberry might cost per year(since they all seem to require at least a two year contract. I'm glad to see Blackberry climbing out of their troubles but I don't think I'm in the market for a smart phone just yet.

Lol, I'm not suggesting that you should get one. Just pointing out that I was convinced they were useless fluff devices for the exact reasons that you stated earlier, but since I have had one, I've found it very useful. Again, it's not a need but it is very handy.

I just truly believe that (most)people, once they use one, will become converts to the usefulness.
 
Sal
#8
Blackberry all the way!!!

I no longer have a landline or a PC. I do have a Magic Jack to back me up just in case. It plugs into my laptop. It's cheap now between the two phones and I can take the Magic Jack with me when I travel, plug it into my computer and have phone access anyway for nothing.
 
Nuggler
+1
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

Blackberry all the way!!!

I no longer have a landline or a PC. I do have a Magic Jack to back me up just in case. It plugs into my laptop. It's cheap now between the two phones and I can take the Magic Jack with me when I travel, plug it into my computer and have phone access anyway for nothing.

Sounds good.

A couple of family members use cells exclusively.

Depending on what you get, Bell land line rates are through the roof. We still use it, plus an old cell which just calls and answers. Really 20th century, eh

Going to google Magic Jack - sounds kinky.
 
Sal
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

Sounds good.

A couple of family members use cells exclusively.

Depending on what you get, Bell land line rates are through the roof. We still use it, plus an old cell which just calls and answers. Really 20th century, eh

Going to google Magic Jack - sounds kinky.

lol... I gave up my land line when I started doing contract work. I missed a really good contract because I was sitting at the hair salon and missed it by minutes. After that I gave up the landline and have my phone with me pretty much always. I have found it incredibly handy.

The Magic Jack can be purchased in lots of places now. When it first came out I was resistant because it was soooooooooooo cheap I thought it would be a flash in the pan. Turns out not. I paid $50.00 for it. Then I paid $10.00 for the year. That's it. Then I let it expire. So I had to pay $20.00 to get my phone number back and $10.00 for the service.

Now there is some upgrade available where you don't have to have it plugged into your computer...probably like my blue tooth I would imagine. I have to look into it further. It is certainly is a good deal.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#11
I think you pug it in directly on your router, so you don't have to have your computer on all the time.
 
Sal
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

I think you pug it in directly on your router, so you don't have to have your computer on all the time.

ew, I like that...yes I do...thanks ♦
 
vanrickman
+1
#13
I,m itchin' to get my new BB.
 
Cliffy
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by vanrickmanView Post

I,m itchin' to get my new BB.

From what I have seen, it is just an iPhone knock off.
 
damngrumpy
#15
I have actually contemplated buying a new phone and BB might be my answer
 
karrie
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

I have actually contemplated buying a new phone and BB might be my answer

I love my BB, but it just matters what you want to do with it.

My 'Blackberry social plan' was significantly less expensive than any iPhone plan, and the big reason I went Blackberry over iPhone is hubby has one through work. The BBM function allows us to have a work group with a synched calendar, without burning data using an app to keep connected. It's been invaluable for running our household.
 
Walter
#17
Luv my BB. Kids and the wife want one when their plans are over. Kids currently have HTC and the wife has Palm.
 
Walter
+2
#18
BlackBerry Partner Purchases One Million BlackBerry 10 Smartphones - Yahoo! Finance Canada (external - login to view)
 
Mowich
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

Nuggler the mobile phone I use is an older dumb phone that my daughter gave me because she was getting a "smart" phone. I use the phone for talking to people. The new phones will, apparently, let you surf the web, send or receive e-mails, or watch movies on a
two or three inch screen, which, in my mind, is just short of dopey.

I wonder what effect watching a entire movie on such a small screen might have on the viewer's eye sight.
 
#juan
+1
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

I wonder what effect watching a entire movie on such a small screen might have on the viewer's eye sight.



It would give me a splitting headache in minutes.

 
Mowich
#21
A tremendous vote of confidence’: BlackBerry partner orders one million BB10 devices in record purchase order

BlackBerry gets record purchase from partner for 1 million BB10 phoes | FP Tech Desk | Financial Post (external - login to view)
 
Sal
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BlackBerry unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones on January 30th. BlackBerry Z10 is now available for purchase in a number of markets around the world and will be available in the United States starting this month.

I wish I had taken every single extra penny I had and bought BB stock at $5.00 a pop.

gooooooooo Blackberry
 
tay
#23
BlackBerry wins key security clearance from U.S. military

OK gives Waterloo, Ont.-based company the all-clear to manage devices that use rival software





The company said the DISA clearance will allow its customers in various U.S. Department of Defense agencies to begin to use its BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 10 system to manage and secure devices powered by Google Inc's Android operating system and Apple Inc's iOS software.


BlackBerry launched the service to manage rival devices on its BES system a year ago, as part of a move that would help the company sell high-margin services to its large clients even if many, or all, their workers use smartphones made by its competitors.


The new feature, dubbed Secure Work Space, is managed through BES 10, a new back-end system launched at the start of 2013 that allows BlackBerry's clients to control mobile devices on their internal networks.


The decision to service non-BlackBerry devices came as the company's devices had waned in popularity with consumers.




BlackBerry wins key security clearance from U.S. military - Kitchener-Waterloo - CBC News
 

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