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(Management Today (UK))   How the Pentagon just saved Blackberry. You submitted this with a fragmentary, misspelled headline from your phone because it doesn't have a physical keyboard   (managementtoday.co.uk) divider line 36
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2014-01-22 08:59:08 AM
I done need a physical keyword on my iPhone because it hiss autocorrect.
 
2014-01-22 09:48:37 AM
I don't need a physical keyboard on my iPhone because my hovercraft is full of eels.
 
2014-01-22 10:18:53 AM
80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .
 
2014-01-22 10:18:56 AM
I'm not going along with the theme that is taking place in this thread. Just wanted to say that I had a Blackberry, and the physical keyboard sucked. Like typing on mini-chicklets. Plus the trackball was shiatty as hell. Only worrked about half the time. So, yeah, sometimes the autocorrect on my iPhone sucks, but I can type quickly and about 99% better on it than I ever could on my old Blackberry.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-22 10:19:44 AM
Coincidentally, the company has just signed a deal to outsource manufacturing to Foxconn, the Chinese firm

So only the Chinese and their allies will be able to read American military messages.
 
2014-01-22 10:22:58 AM

Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .


136 million.

Yeah, I don't think Blackberry's 80,000 are going to do much to buy it market dominance.  Though it may staunch the bleeding a bit.

On another note, holy geezus Fark do Blackberry nuts go on and on about the physical keyboard.  I've never seen people so smug about their inability to use something (namely, virtual keyboards).
 
2014-01-22 10:23:47 AM

HeartBurnKid: Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .

136

156 million.

Yeah, I don't think Blackberry's 80,000 are going to do much to buy it market dominance.  Though it may staunch the bleeding a bit.

On another note, holy geezus Fark do Blackberry nuts go on and on about the physical keyboard.  I've never seen people so smug about their inability to use something (namely, virtual keyboards).


FTFM.
 
2014-01-22 10:23:53 AM

whosits_112: I'm not going along with the theme that is taking place in this thread. Just wanted to say that I had a Blackberry, and the physical keyboard sucked. Like typing on mini-chicklets. Plus the trackball was shiatty as hell. Only worrked about half the time. So, yeah, sometimes the autocorrect on my iPhone sucks, but I can type quickly and about 99% better on it than I ever could on my old Blackberry.


As much as I love my Android phone, it was much easier for me to type on BB keyboards. And when was the last time one of their devices had a trackball?
 
2014-01-22 10:23:54 AM
Blackberry. Great service. Shiat hardware.

whosits_112: Like typing on mini-chicklets. Plus the trackball was shiatty as hell


I didn't mind the keyboard, but that trackball they added to some devices can go right ahead and fark itself.

Not that the touch screen they begrudgingly started using right after was much better...
 
2014-01-22 10:24:25 AM
I like my z10.  I like the hub interface, the virtual keyboard layout and most other aspects of the phone.
I'm not a fan of  the way it seems to randomly dial people in my call list, or the sheer stupidity of Blackberry World app store.  Supposedly the next update allows for direct download and installs of Android Apps however.  If this is true, then I'm not seeing much reason to hate on Blackberry anymore.
 
2014-01-22 10:24:41 AM

HeartBurnKid: HeartBurnKid: Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .

136156 million.

Yeah, I don't think Blackberry's 80,000 are going to do much to buy it market dominance.  Though it may staunch the bleeding a bit.

On another note, holy geezus Fark do Blackberry nuts go on and on about the physical keyboard.  I've never seen people so smug about their inability to use something (namely, virtual keyboards).

FTFM.


And that's also not last quarter.  Arrgh.

/in my defense, I'm still working on my first coffee.
 
2014-01-22 10:39:16 AM
I don't need a physical keyboard on my iPhone because eat up Martha.
 
2014-01-22 10:44:32 AM

clkeagle: whosits_112: I'm not going along with the theme that is taking place in this thread. Just wanted to say that I had a Blackberry, and the physical keyboard sucked. Like typing on mini-chicklets. Plus the trackball was shiatty as hell. Only worrked about half the time. So, yeah, sometimes the autocorrect on my iPhone sucks, but I can type quickly and about 99% better on it than I ever could on my old Blackberry.

As much as I love my Android phone, it was much easier for me to type on BB keyboards. And when was the last time one of their devices had a trackball?


I had the BB Pearl. Liked it for maybe the first week. After that, I couldn't wait to get rid of it.
 
2014-01-22 10:45:17 AM
This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:

g-ecx.images-amazon.com

/was my old phone, I still miss it
 
2014-01-22 11:02:45 AM

Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .


I don't think the point is that now Blackberry can swing with the big boys, but now they're not reading so close to the end of Chapter 10, if you catch my meaning.

80,000 devices means a lot of technicians, engineers, hundreds of people, who will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own, and so on and so forth; thus adding to the great chain of life.
 
2014-01-22 11:18:20 AM

flaminio: This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:
[g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 800x663]
/was my old phone, I still miss it


Never had that one... but hated the physical keyboard on the Moto Droid 1.
 
2014-01-22 11:20:33 AM

flaminio: This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:



/was my old phone, I still miss it


I'm still holding onto my Droid 2 for that very reason (and typing this on it right now).
I'll only upgrade when it actuallys dies on me.
 
2014-01-22 11:23:45 AM
"Presumably it's decided it doesn't want Google or the National Security Agency reading its emails..."

Well that's the dumbest thing I've read all day.
 
2014-01-22 11:29:16 AM
It took some time to adapt, but I got over the virtual keyboard thing after about a month with my Android phone. Still took some getting used to the difference in "long press." New job and now the work phone is an Apple (iP4). That virtual keyboard is too small for my large, long fingers.

/previous workplace just dumped BB for Android. But, yay for Waterloo. Just heard on the radio that BB is selling their 3 million square feet of office space.
 
2014-01-22 11:31:21 AM

clkeagle: flaminio: This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:
[g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 800x663]
/was my old phone, I still miss it

Never had that one... but hated the physical keyboard on the Moto Droid 1.


The Droid 1 keyboard did suck. It got much better with the Droid 2 and later.

You get a full QWERTY keyboard, plus the entire screen to type on. Even if one can use an onscreen keyboard, in horizontal mode it still takes up over half the screen. OK for texting, but with a full keyboard and full screen I could write novels on my phone.
 
2014-01-22 11:32:36 AM
Attention every idiot that runs a tech blog: The xbox 360 and PS3 are now OLD GEN. The PS4 and xbox one are now CURRENT gen.

"next-gen" doesn't exist anymore, as there is no PS5 or Xbox... Two coming out soon.

.
 
2014-01-22 11:33:21 AM

sure haven't: Attention every idiot that runs a tech blog: The xbox 360 and PS3 are now OLD GEN. The PS4 and xbox one are now CURRENT gen.

"next-gen" doesn't exist anymore, as there is no PS5 or Xbox... Two coming out soon.

.



Hahaha, wow, wrong thread.

/is it Friday yet?
 
2014-01-22 12:10:53 PM

flaminio: This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:

[g-ecx.images-amazon.com image 800x663]

/was my old phone, I still miss it


I recently replaced my droid 2 for one of those.  There are some app and interface differences I miss, but I'm glad I switched.  I lurves me an actual keypad.
 
2014-01-22 12:42:47 PM
I've had several android phones with a physical keyboard and I honestly like my galaxy s3 with Swype better than those keyboards. They keyboard on my old blackberry curve was better than anything. To bad the browser and track ball stank on ice. I may have to consider switching back if they don't keep making the new android phones do dang big though.
 
2014-01-22 12:46:06 PM
80,000?  Even Nokia is selling more than that a quarter.
 
2014-01-22 12:53:51 PM

HeartBurnKid: Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .

136 million.

Yeah, I don't think Blackberry's 80,000 are going to do much to buy it market dominance.  Though it may staunch the bleeding a bit.

On another note, holy geezus Fark do Blackberry nuts go on and on about the physical keyboard.  I've never seen people so smug about their inability to use something (namely, virtual keyboards).


Windows 8 haters are worse.
 
2014-01-22 12:55:16 PM

gingerjet: 80,000?  Even Nokia is selling more than that a quarter.


Maybe if their old ones ever broke....
 
2014-01-22 01:02:03 PM

jxb465: HeartBurnKid: Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .

136 million.

Yeah, I don't think Blackberry's 80,000 are going to do much to buy it market dominance.  Though it may staunch the bleeding a bit.

On another note, holy geezus Fark do Blackberry nuts go on and on about the physical keyboard.  I've never seen people so smug about their inability to use something (namely, virtual keyboards).

Windows 8 haters are worse.


Nah, Windows 8 deserves every bit of hate it gets.  The damn thing is half-baked on a tablet, let alone a desktop.
 
2014-01-22 01:02:49 PM

HeartBurnKid: HeartBurnKid: Pentaxian: 80,000 devices is like taking a teaspoon out of the Pacific ocean. Estimates are that Apple sold 50 MILLION devices last QUARTER. And how many 10s of millions Android device are sold each quarter as well? .

136156 205 million.

Yeah, I don't think Blackberry's 80,000 are going to do much to buy it market dominance.  Though it may staunch the bleeding a bit.

On another note, holy geezus Fark do Blackberry nuts go on and on about the physical keyboard.  I've never seen people so smug about their inability to use something (namely, virtual keyboards).

FTFM.


FTFM

s1.ibtimes.com
 
2014-01-22 01:07:57 PM
I have an older nokia that often gets mistaken for a blackberry. Touchscreen keyboards suck donkey balls. No trackball on my phone, just a square, the borders of which are the directional keys, the center is enter.

/you'll have to pry my physical keyboard phone from my cold dead hands..
 
2014-01-22 01:19:58 PM

Gaambit: flaminio: This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:


/was my old phone, I still miss it

I'm still holding onto my Droid 2 for that very reason (and typing this on it right now).
I'll only upgrade when it actuallys dies on me.


The 4 is free with contract these days. Actually just got mine about a month ago, upgrading from an old (well, newer model than the Droid 2) HTC Merge. The Droid 4 ain't cutting edge anymore, but it's still a lot better than my old phone, and it has a keyboard. I get to use the whole screen WHILE typing accurately. What a radical concept!

I do know a lot of people like the 2 because it's a more comfortable size, but the 4G makes a big difference with my grandfathered unlimited data plan. Verizon can suck on my NHL Gamecenter subscription...
 
2014-01-22 02:04:21 PM
I haven't used a blackberry in almost a decade.  Do cell companies still have a separate "Blackberry Data Plan" or whatever they called it that was basically the same as a normal data plan except they didn't block the ports that were needed to communicate with a Blackberry Server and was about twice as much as a regular plan for that privilege.  I can't remember how many times I was yelled at by executives that wanted to connect to work's BES system for email and calendar items but always got the wrong data plan even after first talking with us in IT first.
 
2014-01-22 02:20:20 PM
I was so happy last when I got to decommission our BES Express. Now they don't even off that and you have to buy the BES again. Until that requirement is gone then it's out of our environment.

Then again, security isn't a big concern here.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-01-22 02:54:23 PM
beerdini

Non-enterprise BlackBerry through Sprint is the same as any other supported smartphone.
 
2014-01-22 06:44:33 PM

cptjeff: Gaambit: flaminio: This phone's keyboard blows away any Blackberry:


/was my old phone, I still miss it

I'm still holding onto my Droid 2 for that very reason (and typing this on it right now).
I'll only upgrade when it actuallys dies on me.

The 4 is free with contract these days. Actually just got mine about a month ago, upgrading from an old (well, newer model than the Droid 2) HTC Merge. The Droid 4 ain't cutting edge anymore, but it's still a lot better than my old phone, and it has a keyboard. I get to use the whole screen WHILE typing accurately. What a radical concept!

I do know a lot of people like the 2 because it's a more comfortable size, but the 4G makes a big difference with my grandfathered unlimited data plan. Verizon can suck on my NHL Gamecenter subscription...


i'm still on unlimited data so i had to pay retail for my D4. That said, there had damn well better be a D5 in the pipeline, because you'll pry my horizontal qwerty out of my cold dead hands. Or just my cold hands, because it's really farking cold here.
 
2014-01-23 03:00:46 AM
So glad to see love for the D4!
Absolute best phone I have ever owned.

/grandfathered data is best data
//Haven't even Cyangened mine.
///Have you? If so, help. EIP Annoyed by VZ apps I don't use, but damn it's a good phone.
 
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