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Inside the BlackBerry soap opera

0. phoneArena 30 Sep 2013, 02:58 posted on

Canadian paper The Globe and Mail ran quite a story on the inner workings of that handset manufacturer in Waterloo known as BlackBerry; a corporate soap opera, the story showed how certain decisions made by current management might have doomed the company. One potentially killer mistake was made by the current management team led by CEO Thorsten Heins...

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posted on 30 Sep 2013, 03:03

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5955; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Nothing like the gang that couldn't shoot straight. A shame, but they never had a sense of urgency. Steve had an excess of a sense of urgency, OTOH.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 03:20

2. juandante (Posts: 392; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


My friend have a BB and it is a lovely phone.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 04:12 1

3. cezarepc (Posts: 610; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Just got a 9220 for cheap-o communication using BBM lol

My main driver is an android though, and cam-phone is an N8

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 05:10

10. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


How wrong
The z10 is a million times better than q10

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:44

7. frmrVZguy (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


G&M report is wrong ... repeating the same old garbage about the IP ooh&ahh cause of BB failure. THE TRUTH is it was the selection of flawed hardware tech in Pearl and Storm that was failing and causing the loss of UTILITY-GRADE DEPENDABILITY that BB had become famous for: the weird click-touch screen and trackball. BB could have existed just fine as a business-connected phone alongside the IP as a media-centric consumer phone.

The number of 'frustrated-to-the-point-of-screaming' customers was off the charts. THIS must be remembered by phone-company execs. I am certain that BIS operator businesses will never forget and nor will their users.

Young people with no jobs and no responsibility and no money will not appreciate the importance of UTILITY-GRADE DEPENDABILITY... until they need it themselves.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 05:08

9. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


I also have a z10
I love it
Its buttery smooth

I switched from android and ios to bb
I hate windows phone8

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 06:24 1

4. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


I had z10 but due to lack of apps, i switched to android. But the flawlessness with the bb10 is incomparable to any os(running native apps). Close to ios imo.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:10

6. rdaex (Posts: 97; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Agreed. Its very smooth and man does it let me get things done instead of piddling with it like my HTC One. I love my one as well, but for very different reasons.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:38

5. kindlefireowner (Posts: 444; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Just let me know when BB put there phones on fire sale. At $199 off contract, I would buy one.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 11:53

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


If only they went with Android for their Qwerty phones... 4.5-5" touchscreen phone slider with full Qwerty keyboard aka giant palm pre with Android = dream.

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