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2013-01-30 11:22:48 AM  
Bravo on the headline
 
2013-01-30 12:56:12 PM  
Thailand begs to disagree.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:44 PM  
Good, I prefer they plunge right in and toss that salad.
 
2013-01-30 01:12:46 PM  
As a stockholder, I really wish they'd spend more time on product development and less time rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.
 
2013-01-30 01:17:16 PM  

unyon: As a stockholder, I really wish they'd spend more time on product development and less time rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.


I think at this point we just have to wait and see, they have plenty of hype for the new product, a good starting amount of apps, and some decent looking hardware. Reviews of the Z10 have been favourable, so it's really just a matter of seeing if the market will hop on board
 
2013-01-30 01:29:09 PM  

the_sidewinder: unyon: As a stockholder, I really wish they'd spend more time on product development and less time rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.

I think at this point we just have to wait and see, they have plenty of hype for the new product, a good starting amount of apps, and some decent looking hardware. Reviews of the Z10 have been favourable, so it's really just a matter of seeing if the market will hop on board


If my client base is any indication, the market has already moved on.  There are a *few* compelling reasons that BES is still a better enterprise management solution than cobbling together a solution involving activesync, but that list is rapidly diminishing.
 
2013-01-30 01:36:59 PM  
Great!  Now all this letterhead is worthless!
 
2013-01-30 01:47:27 PM  

bk3k: Bravo on the headline


Oh, as if it hasn't been submitted 1000x before...
 
2013-01-30 02:15:37 PM  

gopher321: bk3k: Bravo on the headline

Oh, as if it hasn't been submitted 1000x before...


So you're saying it's a repeat RIM job?
 
2013-01-30 02:19:26 PM  
Does this mean no more "RIM job" headlines too?
 
2013-01-30 02:20:01 PM  
The last line in wedding vows?
 
2013-01-30 02:22:26 PM  

unyon: As a stockholder, I really wish they'd spend more time on product development and less time rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.


Isn't that all they've done for the last 4-5 years?
 
2013-01-30 02:29:35 PM  
there's a delightful irony in the company, once a behemoth in the phone market that towered above all other competitors, trying desperately to make a comeback after its star has faded, being located in a town called Waterloo.
 
2013-01-30 02:32:22 PM  
With their new phone that seems to have come straight from 1998, there won't be any BlackBerry jobs soon either.
 
2013-01-30 02:36:07 PM  

gopher321: bk3k: Bravo on the headline

Oh, as if it hasn't been submitted 1000x before...


It's a new era. Now we'll get Dingleberry headlines instead of RIM jobs jokes.
 
2013-01-30 02:39:31 PM  
RIM went all Canada with their company.
 
2013-01-30 02:49:44 PM  
 
2013-01-30 03:20:55 PM  
The fact that the site host is "mobilesyrup" is nice. I prefer jelly.
 
2013-01-30 03:55:18 PM  

sadbad: there's a delightful irony in the company, once a behemoth in the phone market that towered above all other competitors, trying desperately to make a comeback after its star has faded, being located in a town called Waterloo.


Lol, I never caught that before.
 
2013-01-30 03:55:48 PM  

unyon: As a stockholder, I really wish they'd spend more time on product development and less time rearranging deck chairs on the titanic.


are you still a stock holder because you have faith they;ll turn it around, or because you bought high and hope you they can go up a little before you unload?
 
2013-01-30 03:56:31 PM  
Donnchadha: Does this mean no more "RIM job" headlines too?

Nahh, because it will not take the form of the past tense and submitters will have to be craftier (vs just phoning it in). For example.

"Laid off Blackberry workers wish for the old days when they still had RIM Jobs."
 
2013-01-30 04:03:25 PM  

gopher321: bk3k: Bravo on the headline

Oh, as if it hasn't been submitted 1000x before...


You're saying that RIM jobs are too repetitive for you?
 
2013-01-30 04:06:36 PM  

bk3k: Bravo on the headline


not sure if serious or new to Fark

/same thing I guess
 
2013-01-30 04:23:05 PM  

unyon: If my client base is any indication, the market has already moved on.  There are a *few* compelling reasons that BES is still a better enterprise management solution than cobbling together a solution involving activesync, but that list is rapidly diminishing.


That's unnecessary.  Most companies just enable activesync and be done with it but in highly regulated industries that is not enough.  For at least three years now - dozens of solutions exist on the market to manage iOS (and to a lesser extent Android) devices just like blackberries.   Which makes blackberries completely irrelevant
 
2013-01-30 04:27:04 PM  
I submitted the "RIM JOB" loss headline.... with the first round of job losses that Research in Motion went through... like 2 years ago.

Never went green.

Now I see headline after headline with this joke.

/still bitter
//got nothin'
///no one cares, I know.
 
2013-01-30 04:28:18 PM  
www.thejrexperiment.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-30 04:50:50 PM  
They finally get their Research back In Motion and now they drop the name.
 
2013-01-30 05:09:38 PM  
Blackberry should throw a hail Mary and open source their OS and allow any network transfer regardless of contract. They would be in charge of blessing changes to the kernal
 
2013-01-30 05:17:01 PM  
Rebranding to change the corporate culture is just a veiled attempt to extract more dwindling company resources before there's nothing left to extract.
 
2013-01-30 05:26:55 PM  
gingerjet:That's unnecessary.  Most companies just enable activesync and be done with it but in highly regulated industries that is not enough.  For at least three years now - dozens of solutions exist on the market to manage iOS (and to a lesser extent Android) devices just like blackberries.   Which makes blackberries completely irrelevant

Ah, I knew that someone was going to slap me down for my oversimplification.

To be more specific, I have yet to find a truly ideal MMC for either iPhone or Android, that allows for enterprise level deployment and management of ios and android devices that's as good as BES.  Things like app management, imaging, and mass imaging aren't solved in a single dashboard.  Lord knows that Apple's iPhone Configurator hardly passes the test of something enterprise-grade, and it's the only utility they offer.

But you're right, for many firms it falls into the 'good enough' category.  Provided the email flows, most executives don't care, but nor do they know what's required under the sheets.


Spanky_McFarksalot:are you still a stock holder because you have faith they;ll turn it around, or because you bought high and hope you they can go up a little before you unload?

I'm a stockholder for the same reason I was a Nortel stockholder- I'm Canadian.  For the uninitiated, in order to be RRSP eligible (Canadian version of 401(k)), mutual funds have to have a percentage of Canadian holdings.  That means, invariably, that the darlings of the TSX are held in part by just about every Canadian with investments in some way.
 
2013-01-30 05:32:58 PM  
that product launch speech was pretty damn sad.
 
2013-01-30 05:52:57 PM  
And soon there will be no more Blackberry jobs either.
 
2013-01-30 05:53:05 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-30 05:54:58 PM  

unyon: For the uninitiated, in order to be RRSP eligible (Canadian version of 401(k)), mutual funds have to have a percentage of Canadian holdings.


The RRSP foreign-content restriction was removed in 2005.
 
2013-01-30 06:00:09 PM  

Ivo Shandor: unyon: For the uninitiated, in order to be RRSP eligible (Canadian version of 401(k)), mutual funds have to have a percentage of Canadian holdings.

The RRSP foreign-content restriction was removed in 2005.


I know.  And I kinda figured someone would bust me for it, too, but I was trying to eliminate as much unnecessary complexity from my explanation as possible.  Trust me, if you hold any tech, growth, or Canadian index fund, you most assuredly have a piece of Blackberry.

And for us old farts, its somewhat irrelevant- most of our investments predate 2005, and fund managers have held on to RIM regardless of the Cancon change.

But yes, you're technically correct.  And that truly is the best kind of correct.
 
2013-01-30 07:20:25 PM  
I got a blackberry today for a work phone. I assume we bought tens of thousands of them. I'm assuming we'll try to buy the company shortly. Not that I see any strategic value in it. Maybe they gave us desperate deal.
 
2013-01-30 08:02:00 PM  
Tie yourself to that anchor.
 
2013-01-30 08:02:04 PM  
It's a smart phone.
 
2013-01-30 08:21:01 PM  

bk3k: Bravo on the headline


And this is why everything these days is based on the expectations of the lowest common denominator.
 
2013-01-30 09:48:02 PM  
As a Canadian I hope that BlackBerry does well and regains a lot of its market share, but I won't be buying another one.  I had a Bold 2 a few years back and gave it up as soon as I could to get an android, but also because work gave me exactly the same damn phone for business as I was already carrying.  It was confusing having 2 phones that at a glance looked exactly alike.  I still have that work one and it is built like a tank and the battery lasts for days with reasonable use.

I'm changing jobs in a few weeks, and the company I am going to has a choice for phones.  Iphone is one of them.  Maybe I can score a new Blackberry off them and avoid the icrap.
 
2013-01-30 10:12:24 PM  
NICE one subby!

+1
 
2013-01-30 10:15:50 PM  

Dear Jerk: I got a blackberry today for a work phone. I assume we bought tens of thousands of them. I'm assuming we'll try to buy the company shortly. Not that I see any strategic value in it. Maybe they gave us desperate deal.


IIRC, all the back end stuff for the new OS is free if your company used an older version of BES and whatever other servers they have.  So for your company it was free upgrades as opposed to whatever the costs of changing to an Android and/or iOS ecosystem where. So while you hate your phone, the CIO gets to claim credit for cost saving.
 
2013-01-30 10:15:52 PM  
They should have co-branded RIM with Hummer.

Lost opportunity.
 
2013-01-31 12:30:00 AM  
Well, that sucks ass.
 
2013-01-31 12:39:56 AM  
We'll see about that...


www.imagesyoulike.com
 
2013-01-31 12:55:09 AM  

the_sidewinder: Reviews of the Z10 have been favourable, so


the reason why you support RIM is showing...
 
2013-01-31 01:45:08 AM  
Am I only only person on the planet wanting the Q10 for my work phone?
 
2013-01-31 02:09:47 AM  

the_sidewinder: Reviews of the Z10 have been favourable, so it's really just a matter of seeing if the market will hop on board


Judging by how it takes pictures I can't say anyone will say the camera is good cdn.crackberry.com
 
2013-01-31 03:31:37 AM  
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"Rimjob? Why, my uncle had a cat named Oddjob, how funny!"
 
2013-01-31 05:57:47 AM  

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