Samsung wins order from military as it takes business away from BlackBerry
posted by Alan F. / Feb 13, 2014, 11:53 PM
Samsung, in a comment, said that it is seeing great progress in having its devices adopted by the military. BlackBerry has always had a step on other smartphone manufacturers thanks to its secure OS. But by getting orders from the military, Samsung might be able to snag more orders from corporations, who in the past had to rely on BlackBerry handsets.
With the troubles that BlackBerry has had keeping customers, its market share among businesses has dropped from 70% in 2010 to 5% last year And once you lose those customers, it's nearly impossible to win them back. BlackBerry has indeed won some new customers including ITC in India. In addition, current customer DATEV in Germany will add BES and 1000 BlackBerry phones. But here is an example of what is ailing BlackBerry. The company says it has 80,000 business customers, but 50,000 are using BlackBerry OS 7 instead of the new BlackBerry OS 10. Of the 4.3 million BlackBerry phones sold in the third quarter, 3.2 million were sales of the older platform.
With Samsung making progress in BlackBerry's old neighborhood, the latter doesn't have too much time trying to win back the affections of the enterprise and the military.
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- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
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posted on Feb 14, 2014, 12:12 AM 5
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Douchebag Samsung putting BB out of business.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 12:28 AM 4
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Calm down bro, BB is still alive and it's still the best when it comes to security, better than Samsung's freaking Knox. BB isn't really out of business, because there are more BB phones coming soon. I'm still excited about their flagship this year.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 12:59 AM 3
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Exactly. This is the US govt....they might like to save money but when it comes to the military...they dont play around. They wouldnt have made this decision if Samsung was really so unsecure it would be dangerous to use.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 10:32 AM 3
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As an owner of a BlackBerry 10 phone, and 2 Samsung tablets, I'm still a little wowed by your statement. Supply and demand. If the product works and the price is right, then that's where the government will spend their $. I don't want to see BlackBerry die, and I LOVE BB10, but this is the way of things. Who is to say that another branch of the government won't put in an order for a few thousand BlackBerry phone in a few months?
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 8:57 AM 3
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How is it Samsung's fault if enterprises prefer their phones over BlackBerry's ?
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 12:36 PM 2
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Nsa hates BlackBerry because can't spying otherwise BlackBerry 10 is much more modern and easier to use as android. I switched from s3 to z30 and can confirm that z30 is with dual core is much faster then 4core galaxy s4 also once u try gesture os never want to back to android.gesture os saving your time and can easily operate 5inch screen with one hand
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 8:13 AM 0
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Only thing I will agree with in this post is the NSA....maybe the US military too might want a mobile platform where they can spy on their personnel. I never used BB10 or the new phones so I dont really know about it vs the competition.
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 10:35 AM 0
maybe the army want something that It's fast, stable and have good battery life an they can put they own system
posted on Feb 14, 2014, 1:36 PM 2
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