Government consultancy of 25,000 workers leaves BlackBerry for iPhone and Android
posted by Victor H. / Oct 19, 2012, 8:31 AM
Booz Allen has already started giving out new Android devices and iPhones to its staff, and those who still own BlackBerries soon won’t be able to access their corporate mailbox.
A RIM spokesperson however stressed that the company still has over 1 million customers in the US Government, one of its last strongholds. That is swiftly changing, though, and if BlackBerry 10 disappoints or doesn’t come soon enough, the Canadians might well losing customers even more rapidly.
source: Bloomberg via BGR
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But how about bbos10?
posted on Oct 19, 2012, 8:38 AM 0
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What do you mean - how about bbos10? RIM is losing its corporate and government customers in the U.S. every month. This is just the latest example. RIM has already lost the U.S. govt., they are in denial. The U.S. govt's replacement for the BB is scheduled to go live in 2013. By the end of 2013, BB may cease to be a relevant market segment in the U.S.
posted on Oct 19, 2012, 11:16 AM 3
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Good news for NicolaOliver and bad pikapowerize. Its time for a change, these lousy RIM don't seem to be that bothered, just like Nokia....™®©
posted on Oct 19, 2012, 9:40 AM 1
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Lol, RIM getting your just desserts. These guys released the Storm and Storm 2, were completely against cameras in phones and failed to capitalize on their popularity with the wave of smartphones, now look at them trying to save themselves from their own snobbery, idiots! BBOs 10 is on it's way, but by the time it shows up it will be too late, RIM really showing how to fall from grace and we are all watching it happen. With Android not even hinting at slowing down it's meteoric rise and Apple still using it's marketing genius RIM will not put a dent in either of these guys armor. RIM also has to fend off vulture like attempts from late comer to the smartphone OS market MS who almost pulled a RIM with their lax attempt into smartphone OS with the horrible WIndows platform, but realized that the players in here are for real and are now attempting to correct their first mistake.
posted on Oct 19, 2012, 10:03 AM 7
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You know whats stupid about the no camera in phones thing.... It doesnt matter where I work....no cell, smartphone is allowed in our office, period. Camera or no camera. No tablets, mp3 players, digital photo frames, etc. I think my company also thinks about ppl storing info on the phone storage period. Or being on the phone when confidential stuff is being talked about.
posted on Oct 19, 2012, 8:10 PM 1
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If they wanna get pulled out of a bad hole, which they are in.. they need to hurry up and release OS10. And hope its a success...
posted on Oct 19, 2012, 1:29 PM 1
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