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Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
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AustinIT
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10/19/2012 | 5:32:53 PM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
Different strokes for different folks...

I have a Lumia 900 to which I often WiFi tether my Dell Studio laptop when on the road. Since I have both Skydrive and Office365, I use my Lumia (in lieu of firing up the laptop in some cases) to get work done (Word and Excel usage) while I am listening to my favorite music at the same time. It's a multi-tasking beast that functions quite well in the MS software environment. Do that with iPhone or Android or a prepaid feature phone...
moarsauce123
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10/19/2012 | 11:12:07 AM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
I don't even have a smartphone, so what does that make me? First of all, someone who doesn't shell out hundreds of dollars each month for a phone plan. I do have a plain simple voice only prepaid phone that costs me 10 bucks a year or maybe a bit more depending on how many minutes I use. Do that with your glowing Crackberries or iPhones.
Craig Matsumoto
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10/17/2012 | 8:05:56 PM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
I have a Blackberry and am unashamed. So, I'm with you, Eric.

My kids do mock me about it. Then again, they're approaching that age where they're going to mock me about everything, so, changing phones ain't gonna help.
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10/17/2012 | 4:54:51 PM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
I was a ex-blackberry user myself, I used to think that it would be difficult to use iOS or Android for day in and day out emails. But ever since I got my Nexus S, I was pleasantly surprised. I use it for email daily and send serveral messages. The auto predeciton on the keyboard works like charm, and I rarely make spelling mistakes. I cannot say that that will be the case with everyone though, my manager how has a little "big" fingers, had to use a pen like stylus for using the smart phones. But for most of the users, BB is useless. All the encryption stuff they boast about is not required or built in to the new iOS / Andriod devices. I gave up BB after the last 8330. It sucked. It would crash every week or so. And amazingly it took about 10 minutes to start up on a cold boot with all the encryption stuff. I gave up BB since, and not going back.
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10/17/2012 | 1:00:18 PM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
What's a "Blackberry?"
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10/16/2012 | 9:37:47 PM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
Blackberry still owns the enterprise market for the most part (the big guys who have a lot of inertia about change), and partly because they still offer the most secure, enterprise ready ecosystem. As soon as you approach either iOS or Android from an enterprise perspective, you start finding glaring difficulties - not insurmoutable, but BB already has them covered.
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10/16/2012 | 8:18:13 PM
re: Ashamed To Be Seen With Your BlackBerry? Malarkey
WOW!!!!


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