Pentagon says no orders for BlackBerry devices have been made
0. phoneArena 23 Jan 2014, 13:44 posted on
A couple days ago, a report came out of the Department of Defense which talked about a new network of 100,000 devices, 80,000 of which were said to be BlackBerry devices. The assumption was made by most media outlets that this meant the Pentagon would be buying new devices, but now the Pentagon is clarifying and saying that no orders have been made...
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6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5168; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
I wouldn't write BB's obituary yet. But I wouldn't break out the champaign, either. BB needs to transition to a cross-platform world. There is still business to be done, it just isn't BB-centric anymore.
The real question is whether Chen and company can build a viable (and compelling) business model around cross-platform. Stay tuned.
8. ardent1 (Posts: 1972; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The world doesn't need a BB. It does need BB's current portfolio of patents.
14. thealphageek1 (Posts: 302; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
The world does need BlackBerry. It has much to offer, not just patents. If you don't like something, that's your business, but keep your hater-like comments to yourself. That's like saying the world doesn't need Android, it just need needs any open source OS.
2. AfterShock (Posts: 946; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Its never pretty after the smoke clears.
7. BReND0 (Posts: 51; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
Honestly. Heres just a thought. Cant wait for the hater comments Do you really think the pentagon is gonna tell anyone what phones their gonna buy and who from. Big brother
13. reckless562 (Posts: 451; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
Finally someone other than me gets it, OF COURSE theyre NOT saying what they have!!
9. thealphageek1 (Posts: 302; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
The fact of the matter is, the DoD never said in any statement anywhere, that they were purchasing any new devices, be they BlackBerry devices or devices based on Android or iOS. ALL devices in use are legacy devices. Its also a fact that regardless, BlackBerry still has a commanding 98 percent of the devices used by the DoD. Some sites will report anything negative about BlackBerry, just for the sake of saying something negative.
10. Glim12808 (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
It was actually positive reporting when it made the rounds of tech sites that 80,000 BB devices would be bought by Pentagon. Oh ok, it was actually false-positive but still, it made the price of shares jump to $11 based on that supposed good news.