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(Yahoo)   BlackBerry service down in Europe, Mideast, Africa, affecting hundreds   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 18
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2012-09-21 10:57:18 AM
Those are the only two markets they have left!
 
2012-09-21 10:59:29 AM

russlar: Those are the only two markets they have left!


You forget the US Government and it contractors that rely on encryption and control greater than what Active Sync provides....

But that won't be around for long either.
 
2012-09-21 11:02:51 AM
They must have been installing the new Apple maps.
 
2012-09-21 11:14:12 AM
Bless you subby for not putting a comma between the "100" and the "s".

// Give him an extra dollar
 
2012-09-21 11:15:02 AM
Whoops. Meant apostrophe.
 
2012-09-21 11:19:30 AM
The last time this happened the whole thing crashed a couple of days later.

So glad I switched. Still miss it in some ways, though. Keyboard the best in the damn business.
 
2012-09-21 11:25:32 AM

MFAWG: The last time this happened the whole thing crashed a couple of days later.

So glad I switched. Still miss it in some ways, though. Keyboard the best in the damn business.


Good to see I'm not the only one who liked their layout. Heck I still miss the wheel button -- it was nice being able to use it with one hand.

/now on Android
 
2012-09-21 11:48:35 AM
I stopped drinking the BlackBerry Kool-Aid this year when my SECOND Bold went all "white screen of death" on me. I'm now on a rooted Android and can type as fast as I did on the BlackBerry. Is it Caturday yet? I miss my siamese Lou...but the bus doesn't allow cats.

/My lawn. Get off.
 
2012-09-21 11:49:12 AM

wingnut396: russlar: Those are the only two markets they have left!

You forget the US Government and it contractors that rely on encryption and control greater than what Active Sync provides....

But that won't be around for long either.


You're correct: products like MobileIron and Toggle, that will allow mobile device management (think two profiles, one corporate and one personal) on one device are going to finish that of shortly.
 
2012-09-21 11:54:02 AM
api.ning.com
 
2012-09-21 12:30:54 PM

Wireless Joe: You're correct: products like MobileIron and Toggle, that will allow mobile device management (think two profiles, one corporate and one personal) on one device are going to finish that of shortly.


MobleIron does not address the core issue of end-to-end AND on-device encryption and management which are native features of the device.

When you need absolute privacy, BB is the only market solution of scale that supports it. MobileIron, et al, only touch the management layer.
 
2012-09-21 12:58:53 PM

wingnut396: russlar: Those are the only two markets they have left!

You forget the US Government and it contractors that rely on encryption and control greater than what Active Sync provides....

But that won't be around for long either.


They are switching right now, in droves. If Senator McHipster can sport an iPhone, he can't very well tell his staff they can't.

The only market they are going to have in the government are super high security areas, and those are few and far between.

Dead meat.
 
2012-09-21 02:34:27 PM

MFAWG: The last time this happened the whole thing crashed a couple of days later.

So glad I switched. Still miss it in some ways, though. Keyboard the best in the damn business.


I don't have enough feeling left in my fingers to type on anything but a keyboard. I work in an environment where phones with moving parts would get destroyed. That's why I got a blackberry.
 
2012-09-21 03:12:35 PM
Well good.
That'll put a crimp in their Muslim outrage.
 
2012-09-21 05:49:48 PM
We are very close to switching our remaining work Blackberries for Android phones; they just have to decide which provider we will use. So, instead of BB + Android, it will be Android + Android. It will be nice having long-press mean the same thing on each keyboard, even if they are virtual keyboards. I worry about a few of our people. Some struggle with computers, and then they got Blackberries, basically to replace the old pagers.

Plus, IT can drop the BES, which is nice for them. They do support BYOD, and are pretty agnostic about it - BB, Android, iOS, even Windows Phone. I have a few folks in other organizations that still have BB, so I'll miss the PIN, but they can e-mail or text me.
 
2012-09-21 06:29:24 PM

Unobtanium: We are very close to switching our remaining work Blackberries for Android phones; they just have to decide which provider we will use. So, instead of BB + Android, it will be Android + Android. It will be nice having long-press mean the same thing on each keyboard, even if they are virtual keyboards. I worry about a few of our people. Some struggle with computers, and then they got Blackberries, basically to replace the old pagers.

Plus, IT can drop the BES, which is nice for them. They do support BYOD, and are pretty agnostic about it - BB, Android, iOS, even Windows Phone. I have a few folks in other organizations that still have BB, so I'll miss the PIN, but they can e-mail or text me.


I like BES and it's administration is pretty simple. I only have about 50 users on mine though, down from 100+. I wish their MobileFusion added the security features to the iPhone and Android but it doesn't.

How many nails does this coffin need anyway?
 
2012-09-21 06:49:34 PM
I think at this points it is whatever licensing fees and upgrades they have to pay for to support about 35 users, down from at least 100.
 
2012-09-21 07:11:00 PM
Apperian makes application management software that encrypts apps only, leaving personal information on BYOD devices untouched.
 
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