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(Phandroid)   BlackBerry is happy to announce 40 million new BBM users in the last two months, slightly less happy that none of them are using BlackBerry phones   (phandroid.com) divider line 15
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603 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Dec 2013 at 5:19 PM (49 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-20 04:27:09 PM  
Redtube is happy to report 40 million new BBW users.
 
2013-12-20 05:55:27 PM  
40 million?  Didn't Target just have 40 million credit card numbers stolen?
 
2013-12-20 06:16:52 PM  
This thread has passed the point of being a repeat and has moved into spamming territory.

I guess.
 
2013-12-20 06:36:33 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: This thread has passed the point of being a repeat and has moved into spamming territory.

I guess.


considering that the numbers were just put out today, i kinda doubt this is a repeat. I would say that you DNRTFA but that never happens on Fark
 
2013-12-20 06:39:15 PM  
Blackberry's problem was that it had a Canadian mindset in a global market.
 
2013-12-20 06:58:35 PM  
And by "users" they mean "downloaded it, tried it for a few minutes, realized they didn't know anyone on BBM anymore, and uninstalled it".
 
2013-12-20 07:29:41 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Blackberry's problem was that it had a Canadian mindset in a global market.


Blackberry had good hardware, but poor software.
Apple had good hardware and software.
Android had good enough hardware and software at a discount price.

BB10 was an improvement in software, but it wasn't enough to catch up with the hardware and software improvements happening in the Android space.  And while I've heard people praise the back-end management software that RIM offered, it doesn't matter much if the software on the end device is craptastic,

/would love to install Android on my 9850 Torch
//mildly annoyed that BB10 will not be released for it, or that BB10 features will never be back-ported to BB7
 
2013-12-20 07:33:20 PM  
Drug dealers and pumps LOVE BBM, because it shows whether or not the message was received.
 
2013-12-20 07:34:04 PM  
Hah! Pimps even.
 
2013-12-20 09:36:42 PM  

Dinjiin: Nemo's Brother: Blackberry's problem was that it had a Canadian mindset in a global market.

Blackberry had good hardware, but poor software.
Apple had good hardware and software.
Android had good enough hardware and software at a discount price.

BB10 was an improvement in software, but it wasn't enough to catch up with the hardware and software improvements happening in the Android space.  And while I've heard people praise the back-end management software that RIM offered, it doesn't matter much if the software on the end device is craptastic,

/would love to install Android on my 9850 Torch
//mildly annoyed that BB10 will not be released for it, or that BB10 features will never be back-ported to BB7


Only thing I miss about crackberries is the message / missed call light.

/seriously Apple, how hard would that be?
//this employer is standardizing on iOS devices
 
2013-12-20 11:25:30 PM  

inglixthemad: Only thing I miss about crackberries is the message / missed call light.

/seriously Apple, how hard would that be?
//this employer is standardizing on iOS devices


Badging the phone icon, and all manner of notification-center stuff, doesn't cut it for you?  It's not a hotel room phone, ya know. :)
 
2013-12-21 12:00:34 AM  

inglixthemad: Dinjiin: Nemo's Brother: Blackberry's problem was that it had a Canadian mindset in a global market.

Blackberry had good hardware, but poor software.
Apple had good hardware and software.
Android had good enough hardware and software at a discount price.

BB10 was an improvement in software, but it wasn't enough to catch up with the hardware and software improvements happening in the Android space.  And while I've heard people praise the back-end management software that RIM offered, it doesn't matter much if the software on the end device is craptastic,

/would love to install Android on my 9850 Torch
//mildly annoyed that BB10 will not be released for it, or that BB10 features will never be back-ported to BB7

Only thing I miss about crackberries is the message / missed call light.

/seriously Apple, how hard would that be?
//this employer is standardizing on iOS devices


look in the accessibility section of the iPhone. You can get flashing notifications there, but I am not sure how good they are.

Yeah they should not have botched that one...
 
2013-12-21 02:59:53 AM  
FTA: '...the Foxconn partnership "allows BlackBerry to focus on what we do best..."'

They think that they do something best; they're in more trouble than I thought they were.
 
2013-12-21 03:25:35 AM  

inglixthemad: Only thing I miss about crackberries is the message / missed call light.


My wife's GS4 has a multi-color notification LED.  That is probably the one thing I miss most on my GS1.

In Cyanogenmod, there is an option to use your button row backlight LED as a notification indicator.  You can even set the frequency at which it flashes on and off so it doesn't drain your battery.  Too bad that last part is buggy on my GS1, as the LED stays on and drains my battery.  :(

As Piizzadude pointed out, there are probably third party apps for the iPhone that do the same thing.
 
KIA
2013-12-21 03:40:55 PM  
If they were smart - and I mean really, really smart - they'd try to tap the market of people who don't want their personal data stolen, sold, and compromised by every app under the sun.  I bet they could make a killing by implementing really unbreakable crypto, setting up P2P communication webs like Serval (http://www.servalproject.org/ ), slapping in a near-area function like EXRS which allows encrypted voice and text (  http://www.trisquare.us/exrs.htm ) without additional cost and generally being respectful of the end-user's desire for privacy and value.
 
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