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BlackBerry has not met its Waterloo; city continues to count on manufacturer's handsets

0. phoneArena 23 Jan 2014, 11:19 posted on

Up in Canada, the City of Waterloo hosts at least one famous company, handset manufacturer BlackBerry. Despite word that BlackBerry is selling off some of its Canadian real estate, the company is expected to keep its headquarters in Waterloo. As it turns out, the city happens to be a customer of its most famous inhabitant. Waterloo has just renewed a contract with its mobile carrier, Bell, that covers three years and will cost the city $516,000...

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posted on 23 Jan 2014, 11:41

1. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Max Min is the author of the bill, but he's not sure if the glass is half full or half empty.

His parents must have been on something when they named him, too bad they didn't have smart phones back then, otherwise the neighbor could have reported them with the city app for smoking pot next to the pothole outside that needed to be fixed.

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 12:42

2. Nexus_bear (Posts: 32; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


I like the Idea of an app connected directly to a city, my city, Sacramento, has one as well... it replicates a lot of the same features but, reporting pot smoking? Seriously??? luckily that isn't an option in my app... yes, I checked. If residents of Waterloo have enough time to meddle and report someone else minding their business then that lets me know that i need to skip summers in Waterloo... oh poo...

posted on 23 Jan 2014, 13:28

3. Dastrix (Posts: 596; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Giving BB false hope...

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 00:34

4. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Unfortunately, I think so too. So how is buying 300 BB7 and 50 BB10 devices going to save Blackberry?

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