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Re: A Day Late.... A Dollar Short
Feb 13, 2014, 11:44 PM
in the Article: BBM for Android and iOS Gains Voice and Channels forum

djtek said: We've already jumped off this rough bandwagon. I stayed and got rich off the stock :D

Re: Well maybe they should...
Feb 8, 2014, 9:14 PM
in the Article: California to Mandate Smartphone Kill Switches forum

Well said, "California has decided to legislate what the -yada yada yada------won't do voluntarily" This phrase is what troubles me most about California legislatures. Its said over and over and over again with various topics ranging from eggs, to firearms, to air quality, to alternative energy...you name it. To me this seems to be more of a federal than a state issue, but California never sees it this way. This one party legislature sees themselves as the only ones that know best ...

Re: Very nice update!
Jan 29, 2014, 8:30 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Announces BlackBerry 10.2.1 forum

The real shocker is Verizon who I am with released it earlier than anyone thought. They are usually dead last with releasing updates! The Z10 is first with others to follow in February from what I understand. It was in Blackberry Link first in my case, but it failed to install several times completely. Had to wait overnight for it to show up OTA. Lots of improvements

Very nice update!
Jan 29, 2014, 12:36 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Announces BlackBerry 10.2.1 forum

Well for the 3% of us (not my figures, they were given by the experts in another thread) that are downloading and installing it at the moment :lol:.... You can read the other thread if you want to be entertained by the usual "I don't know why they just don't give up!" and constant quibbling over who's OS is superior and in what country. Yea, whatever... So for an update, there is some serious usability added to a decent ...

Re: Group contacts
Jan 2, 2014, 12:00 AM
in the BlackBerry Z30 forum

phonedude74 said: Cool! I am debating my next phone as a windows phone because I can have each inbox separately on the home screen like the storm and storm 2 could do. Is there a way I can get separate inboxes on z30 home screen? BB10 in general works a little bit different. Instead of separate inboxes showing up as icons on a home screen, they have moved all of it to a central location called the "Hub". Very convenient once ...

Lack of understanding
Dec 27, 2013, 12:36 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Reorganizes, Inks Foxconn Deal forum

AdersonCell said: When will Blackberry give up? Public companies can't simply do that just because you think they should :roll: Why doesn't Kmart give up? or Sears? Or McDonalds because they don't pay $15 an hour like some want? We can get political too I suppose...lol Why doesn't Obama give up? Why not the Republicans too? Why doesn't Santa give up? :lol: Discussions of Blackberry just giving up is fruitless

Re: How disappointing
Dec 7, 2013, 3:56 PM
in the Article: Review: BlackBerry Z30 for Verizon Wireless forum

Their basically doing this to squeeze every millimeter of space they can. Maybe it cuts down on production costs too. Who knows. Whatever the case, like you said its a hassle when it goes. We have a couple of Apple laptops around here with the internal batteries that are getting older. They are facing a $200 replacement cost vs. almost half that for the removable type. Big hassle. Don't like the trend but I am sure its only going to ...

Re: How disappointing
Dec 6, 2013, 5:43 PM
in the Article: Review: BlackBerry Z30 for Verizon Wireless forum

KoalaK said: Blackberry is riding on the non-removable battery bandwagon now? The complaints are already piling up against again other manufacturers pulling this ****. I don't see them in business much longer if the demand for removable batteries grows in full force. Somehow Apple made a go of it though with just about anything portable it sells... No big deal for many, a huge deal for some. I personally don't like having the option taken away from me.

Good!
Sep 23, 2013, 1:43 PM
in the Article: Equity Firm Looks to Take BlackBerry Private forum

I was hoping that they would take this company private rather than sell it off in pieces. A private equity firm may still do that though. The price per share seems a bit low. Despite what many people think, Blackberry does hold value in terms of patents and its balance sheet is good considering where they are. An equity firm wouldn't even look at it if it was hopeless. ahh the heck with it...let the "its about time" speeches begin ...

Re: Thanks for the PSA
Sep 19, 2013, 6:09 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Unveils Z30 Smartphone with 5-Inch Screen forum

tjobrien21 said: Hey, I'm just telling it like it is. And if this had come out a year ago 'ready' as it is now, that would have been great. I call BS on this one. You would have been saying the same thing then as now tjobrien21 said: Fact is, RIM didn't have their sh-t together. And in this business, when you don't have your sh-t together, you lose. Palm died the same way. They promised something great, and kept promising but ...

Re: It's Too Bad
Sep 19, 2013, 3:54 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Unveils Z30 Smartphone with 5-Inch Screen forum

Jayshmay said: I just can't believe Blackberry is even bothering to put out a new smartphone when they are going to be sold in pieces soon. Its still a public company for the moment and as such they couldn't just give up and call it quits. If it were to be sold in pieces or taken private it needs to stay as attractive to those interested as possible. I am sure thats a little harder to do these days then a ...

Thanks for the PSA
Sep 19, 2013, 3:49 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Unveils Z30 Smartphone with 5-Inch Screen forum

Seriously, If it came out a year ago you would have been complaining about it not being ready for "prime time" :roll: One reason why it wasn't unveiled in the US first and in some other country with less people going "too late!"

Re: At last...but sadly too late
Sep 19, 2013, 3:45 PM
in the Article: BBM for Android and iOS Arrives This Week forum

Depends on what market you are talking about. In the UK, in India, in Indonesia this would be a big deal because BBM is a big deal. I assume you are from the US and in your world, its not. It still could be a big deal here. Its not like BBM is brand new or anything. Its been around a while and being cross-platform compatible might bring us all closer together :lol:

Re: You've got that all wrong
Sep 18, 2013, 10:35 AM
in the Article: BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up forum

DarkStar said: How does BlackBerry do it better? Email is grouped inside of one icon on an iPhone. This is frustrating if you have multiple accounts like I do. You cant get to it quickly. It's buried. Your only allowed one signature for all of them too. I know most people love their "sent from my iphone" generic messages but I need multiple signatures. I heard they may have finally addressed this? Another annoying issue that I couldn't get around was on Pop3 ...

Re: You've got that all wrong
Sep 17, 2013, 10:09 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up forum

DarkStar said: I think you might be the problem. A Smartphone is everything in one. Anybody can use a smartphone as a tool for business. Or as a toy and they don't need a separate device. We have choice on how we use our Android phone or our iPhone or our Windows phone. Rim had a complicated UI and was incredibly slow compared to the iPhone. The iPhone showed people how easy and fast ...

Exactly!
Sep 17, 2013, 10:00 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up forum

T Bone said: The problem for RIM is the market for smartphones changed, smartphones used to be a tool used by adults at their jobs to get work done. The iPhone changed it so that smartphones are now toys for children to play with. They continued to make serious work tools, when no one wanted to use smartphones for work, only for play. THAT is the problem. I agree with this 100% I run a business and this ...

Re: Too little too latr
Aug 12, 2013, 7:17 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Explore Strategic Alternatives forum

Jaden10 said: No, you are correct about Blackberry pulling out of this hole they put themselves in. However for them to survive they will need to shine better then Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony and even ZTE and Huawei. Can they do it, I believe they can. But they will need to devote every ounce of energy and creativeness to do such that. Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, ZTE and Huawei are all hardware manufacturers using someone elses OS. If you ...

Re: Too little too latr
Aug 12, 2013, 6:53 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Explore Strategic Alternatives forum

I was frustrated with Palm when they did this. Their ancient proprietary OS that they NEVER updated was more stable than the early versions of windows they were using that kept locking up

Re: Too little too latr
Aug 12, 2013, 5:09 PM
in the Article: BlackBerry to Explore Strategic Alternatives forum

Jaden10 said: As much as I hate to admit it, Blackberry lost its foot hold on the market by staying stagnant, when iPhone and Android landed they stayed complacent by staying with their Java based OS on very under powered hardware. And in the time it took for them to bring out modern looking smart phones, you have had the rise of Android as the dominant OS (not looking for a Android vs iPhone vs Windows Phone vs whatever else ...

Re: Reasoning
Aug 6, 2013, 10:12 PM
in the Article: Obama Saves Older iPhones from ITC Ban forum

Me? Naw :lol: Was my Steve Jobs impersonation convincing enough? :lol: Seriously, those jobs aren't coming back. We don't want them unless we get paid $70 an hour, massive healthcare benefits and a fat pension after 20 years. Some call it greed, others call it survival I guess because your competitor is doing the same thing. Nice guys go out of business...he he he!!! :paranoid: going to get hated for this post...lol!

Reasoning
Aug 6, 2013, 6:46 PM
in the Article: Obama Saves Older iPhones from ITC Ban forum

Troper said: AMERICA. I don't know why i'm having a hard time with this concept. Fixed it for ya :D "i'll also explain: See, we are (Americans that is) lazy and inflexible SOB's. When it comes to tapping a willing labor pool to put a product like an iPhone together, it doesn't exist here. China adapts quickly to meet demand or lack thereof. They have a vast workforce to pull from. We whine and complain about perceived deplorable working conditions overseas and ...

Re: Z10 turning itself off and then back on
Aug 1, 2013, 7:56 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

I had this happen maybe in the first week or two of having the phone. Seems to have solved itself in my case, but I know this is a common complaint. Not every phone has it though. Still a problem?

Huh?
Jun 28, 2013, 4:25 PM
in the Article: Samsung Outs Freeform 5 for U.S. Cellular forum

This is a messaging phone running BREW. It has more in common with a flip-phone than a smartphone. Buy to make your text messaging life easier banging out a million texts a month with its full keyboard instead of the numeric keypad of a flip phone. Its cheaper than smartphones if thats all you do or all you want your kids to do. The only thing thats a rehash here is the form factor. Comparing to Windows, Palm, Blackberries, etc. is ...

Re: Q10 = Piece Of Dung
Jun 19, 2013, 7:18 PM
in the Article: Review: BlackBerry Q10 for Verizon Wireless forum

Read these: http://helpblog.blackberry.com/2013 /05/five-tip-friday-blackberry-q10-keyboard-s hortcuts/ http://www.cio.com/documents/pdf s/BlackBerryQ10KeyboardShortcuts.pdf The point of my post is that the Q10 does not require 100% swiping!! There are tons of Q10 specific keyboard shortcuts to get things done just as they had in the past. For the first week I had my Z10 I found the lack of a home button a little strange too. I am now glad its gone and find our apple products with home buttons around here a little annoying. Even though apple makes it fun, it ...

Re: Not impressed.
Jun 19, 2013, 7:06 PM
in the Article: Review: BlackBerry Q10 for Verizon Wireless forum

A 4 inch screen coupled with a physical QWERTY type keyboard would be approaching phablet territory in terms of size. Those that want actual keyboards know the tradeoffs. The whole point of getting the Q10 would be the keyboard and the advantages it gives those particular people.

A little hard on it
Jun 18, 2013, 10:36 PM
in the Article: Review: BlackBerry Q10 for Verizon Wireless forum

I think you are being a little hard on this device. There are still people out there that cant stand the frustrations of virtual keyboards for whatever they do. Maybe they pound out tons of emails or have fat fingers or long fingernails. Comparing the Q10 to a pixi or a pre isn't really that reasonable from any angle either. From a hardware standpoint, they were both horrible and almost embarrassing produced by a company that had no cash to ...

Re: Monkey see, Monkey do
Jun 10, 2013, 6:05 PM
in the Article: AT&T Mimics Verizon, Pushes Upgrades to 24 Months forum

T Bone said: 'the race to the bottom' in pricing is not the path to prosperity...but rather the reverse. This is so true in many industries. You used the fast food restaurant example...every time one starts a coupon/discount dollar menu war, others follow suit. Later when quarterly results are announced. The bottom line is hurt every time. They do this over and over again to bring foot traffic through the door in hopes that they stay. So a lower priced carrier has to ...

Re: Smokes iphone in speed, even on the internet LTE!
Jun 6, 2013, 10:59 PM
in the BlackBerry Q10 (CDMA) forum

Congratulations! We have iPhones, iPads, and my Z10 around here. Still enough apps on the Blackberry for a great many purposes. Angry Birds, Spiderman, for the kids keeps them busy when we are out sometimes. I always buy Blackberries for their communications abilities because for me its business first and play time 2nd. This is where they excel and blow the competition away.

Re: This is it!
May 14, 2013, 5:24 PM
in the Article: BBM to Go Cross Platform This Summer forum

msteven3 said: But it also means that they don't have to stick with Blackberry to keep that functionality. If BBM becomes cross-platform, then why stay with Blackberry for your device? I wonder how many would buy a smartphone just for BBM though at this point. Maybe in certain markets like the UK or in corporate environments, but if you take the US market for example where Blackberry has been pounded I can see cross platform compatibility being nothing but a ...

Re: This rumor started like..
May 14, 2013, 5:08 PM
in the Article: BBM to Go Cross Platform This Summer forum

T Bone said: I was part of that market research and responded very positively to the suggestion, as I think most people did. Thank you! For me this makes BBM useful and relevant. I wouldn't use it otherwise.

Re: Have one!
Apr 7, 2013, 8:46 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

shamrock15 said: Haven't found a way to delete an email without first opening it. Kind of annoying even though it may only be an extra touch from my storm one. And no way to highlight and delete multiple emails at a time. To delete one email without opening it, just touch on it and hold it for more than 2 seconds. The trash icon will show up. Something they went to in OS7 when they ditched the storms. To ...

Re: Have one!
Apr 6, 2013, 6:11 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

shamrock15 said: Got one today. I'm finding my way around. But there are some things that have me stumped. I can't find a way to set auto on/off times. And I haven't been able to assign a picture to a contact. I found a place to do it, but it doesn't seem to be able to find my pictures even though I can see them through the pictures function. Also, I got the Otter Box case. ...

Re: Have one!
Mar 29, 2013, 11:18 AM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

This thing make the Storm ! look like a tin can with strings attached to it :lol: I have a list of things I need to look up online so I can get better at using this thing. You can't pick it up and be an expert on it within minutes like an iPhone. Its heavily gesture based. Battery life will be put to the test today. I downloaded Angry birds star wars and my 4 year old won't let ...

Have one!
Mar 28, 2013, 5:08 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

I like it! But like all blackberries before it, its going to take some time to master! When you turn this thing on it at least teaches you a couple of basic gestures to use before you get too far with it so you aren't going WTH? Everything feels different. The only obvious similarity between OS 10 and anything before it is when you get into the settings. A little bit of familiarity there. Email was simple to set up. It somehow ...

Re: Pre-orders for the Blackberry z10 is on!!!!
Mar 27, 2013, 4:08 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

adam2106 said: You'll love this phone . I am talking on this phone and typing right now. Thats what I am hoping. This is a radically different OS. CS didn't know what they were talking about. Got an email saying it shipped and will be here tomorrow :D Business accounts are sometimes frustrating...If you order through your rep, the order doesn't track on the website. Have to call sometimes to find out things.

Re: Pre-orders for the Blackberry z10 is on!!!!
Mar 27, 2013, 1:17 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

Had to call Verizon CS to ask when I would be receiving it. Will be shipped 3/28. Probably will get it the next day. It rarely takes them 2 days to ship phones here anyway. I am happy :D

Re: Oh, and it wouldn't be complete without a pink, circular stage for the presenters on which to st
Mar 26, 2013, 10:39 AM
in the Article: T-Mobile Spring Launch Event Liveblog forum

johnhr2 said: Cowboy wants to usher in change, so he puts on a pink cowboy hat. Um, yeah. The fun continues. Just lost interest... :lol: Now if Carly Foulkes would just show up... :D

Re: Pre-orders for the Blackberry z10 is on!!!!
Mar 25, 2013, 1:57 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

It's pre-ordered. Looks like the release date is the 28th on Verizon. Not sure yet if it will arrive on or after that date. Been looking forward to this phone since time began :lol:

Re: Pre-orders for the Blackberry z10 is on!!!!
Mar 18, 2013, 9:48 PM
in the BlackBerry Z10 (CDMA) forum

Congrats! Going to try to order mine tomorrow :D

Re: Yoda Vs Apple
Mar 18, 2013, 10:22 AM
in the Article: THX Sues Apple Over iPhone and iPad Speaker Design forum

:lol: Started off my week the best way possible..a good laugh. Thanks!

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