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BobT690
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9/26/2014 | 3:19:49 PM
Please don't post false information
You mention the company is releasing a new OS 12 in November; this is completely false. 

They are instead releasing BES12, an enterprise device management system as an upgrade to BES10, their current solution. 
Thomas Claburn
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9/26/2014 | 5:05:45 PM
doubts
If enterprises are signing up, I can't imagine their employees are all that enthusiastic to have a company-issued BlackBerry and (probably) a personal Android or iOS smartphone. The company's path back requires a great product rather than convincing IT managers that Android, iOS and Windows Phone can't do the job.
Michael Endler
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9/26/2014 | 5:35:01 PM
Re: Please don't post false information
@Bob, you're right, we had our wires cross there. BES12 is the November release. Thanks for catching the mistake. I've asked the editors to correct it.
Michael Endler
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9/26/2014 | 5:38:23 PM
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That was my thought as well, Tom. People are now used to having a single smartphone. Even if some of those people find the Passport more productive, will they be willing to live with its other limits? If not, will they be happy carrying around a personal phone and a work-issued BlackBerry? I just don't see how BlackBerry thinks this approach will achieve more than niche market share.
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9/26/2014 | 10:35:28 PM
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@ Michael. I think the niche market blackberry is trying to focus will get smaller and smaller.  By now, people are just too familiar with the current smartphone format.  I see it very difficult for people to carry to phones.  It is just amazing how a company came from being number one to a shadow of its former self.  
shamika
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9/27/2014 | 10:46:54 AM
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It seems to be a good initiative. However I doubt whether it can compete with the current smartphone market.
shamika
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9/27/2014 | 10:49:18 AM
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As per my understanding it only focuses on niche market. At the same time Blackberry would be the best phone when it comes to email communication.
shamika
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9/27/2014 | 10:52:48 AM
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@ PedroGonzales, I agree with you, but when it comes to BYOD concept, they mainly focus on Blackberry phones. I really canít understand the concept behind this.
shamika
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9/27/2014 | 10:52:55 AM
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@ PedroGonzales, I agree with you, but when it comes to BYOD concept, they mainly focus on Blackberry phones. I really can't understand the concept behind this.
PaulS681
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9/27/2014 | 4:19:30 PM
energizer bunny
BB is like the energizer bunny. They just keep going. Granted they are not what they once were but they are hanging in there. You have to give them credit.
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