Pfizer wants its 92,000 employees to switch from BlackBerry to the Apple iPhone or Android
posted by Alan F. / Nov 15, 2013, 12:07 PM
Besides Pfizer, the U.S. Department of Defense has developed a plan that they will implement if BlackBerry goes the way of Coleco (Google it). Like the Defense Department, Pfizer is concerned with BlackBerry's "volatile state" according to the memo. The Canadian based OEM had hoped that the BlackBerry Z10, with its all touch interface, would staunch the bleeding as many corporations and government agencies moved away from the handset that was once a must-have business tool that every businessman worth his pinstripes owned. But instead, BlackBerry had to write off nearly $1 billion worth of the device that was attracting dust, sitting in the warehouse since launching earlier this year.
With it's largest stockholder unable to attract financing for a $9 a share buyout of BlackBerry, the company received $1 billion in financing instead and also replaced its CEO. These actions leave the company looking a little unstable. And that worries big corporations and government agencies that require dependable communications. To that end, BlackBerry's new CEO John Chen recently tried to calm its customers by saying that BlackBerry is here for the long-haul.
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I'm not surprised.
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:11 PM 2
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I'm not surprised that your not surprised.
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:33 PM 2
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Yup, lets switch to Android in case Blackberry fails. Nevermind the fact that company data will end up being hacked and/or compromised. Very smart ;o)
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 2:31 PM 0
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that's a big nail in the coffin. within 2 years, blackberry will be reduced to BBM en Entreprise service that they will adapt for Android and Iphone.
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:13 PM 1
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My brother's company has just replaced his and all of its hundreds of employees' Blackberrys with iPhones 5s.
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:26 PM 0
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I kinda feel sorry for Blackberry.. Must really be painful for their employees
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:27 PM 4
Must adapt to change. Survival of the fittest!! BlackBerry had their day. even Apple has had their "better" day and eventually will be like Blackberry!
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 12:49 PM 2
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I'd agree with this, but there's iPhone fans and probably always will. The iPad is my favorite tablet out of them all( I've had galaxy note 10.1, Samsung galaxy tab 3, and iPad Air) My favorite by far was iPad. I think apple will be fine for the next 10 years at least with their tablets as their back-ups. Their phone sales are fine, not the best.
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 1:14 PM 0
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I still love my BlackBerry Q5, I will stop using a BlackBerry phone when only when the company stops manufacturing phones and there not in existence and am sure that will never ever happen! I hate phone arena, they never have any positive new about my brand!!!!!!!!!!!
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 5:16 PM 4
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I still love my BlackBerry Q5, I will stop using a BlackBerry phone only when the company stop manufacturing phones and they are not in existence and am sure that will never ever happen! I hate phone arena, they never have any positive news about my brand!!!!!!!!!!! I love you BlackBerry
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 5:22 PM 0
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Unless Bloomberg publishes the memo we can only imply what was recommended: “In response to declining sales, the company is in a volatile state,” New York-based Pfizer told employees in a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. “We recommend that BlackBerry clients use their BlackBerry devices and plan to migrate to a new device at normal contract expiration.” As you can see their is no mention of apple or android.
posted on Nov 15, 2013, 7:36 PM 0
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I just took a job at a new company that has a mix of blackberry phones and iphones for management. I requested a blackberry and was told that they aren't being distributed anymore. They gave me the 4s. Meh.
posted on Nov 16, 2013, 6:45 PM 0
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