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melgross
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12/9/2015 | 4:50:07 PM
Re: BlackBerry: Doing Business with Chinese Companies ?
Nobody cares about Motorola. It was just another struggling Android manufacturer. But Blackberry is still being used, though less so, for more secure phone services, so the sale would need approval. In a year or so, it won't matter, as they won't be making phones anymore.
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12/9/2015 | 4:45:04 PM
Re: some benefits
What, exactly does "better" mean in this context? Maybe ten years ago, but not now. It was never the most user-friendly phone.
Technocrati
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12/9/2015 | 2:54:23 PM
Re: The ship has sailed

@TerryB    You make some great points and I agree BB would probably already be history if it were not for the Government and the Legal profession who use it without question.

And I agree with the question of what is the point ?   It is a honest one, I think most people just hate to see a company with so much going for it not reach it's potential.   And realistically it is probably too late for BB.

I know I would not give up my Android for BB, but if a company issued it and said I had to use it - I would use it.

Technocrati
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12/9/2015 | 2:07:24 PM
Re: BlackBerry: Doing Business with Chinese Companies ?

@mak63     I am not sure if BB is Canadian or not, I was referring to the entire company/technology being sold to the Chinese, then those government officials who are presently using a BB should be leery of their privacy, not to mention that they should already be.

 

Sorry if I was not clear on my position.

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12/9/2015 | 1:42:23 PM
The ship has sailed
I'm not sure what scenario you guys who think they have chance are seeing on this? What could BB possibly do to attract current Android, Apple and MS phone users to their platform?  They do not have an emerging market startegy and there are not enough new people entering market to change things. If not for government liking the security of BB Messenger, they would already be toast.

The cell phone users here used to be Blackberry, 25-30 of them. As Apple and Android began releasing their phones, with all the apps in Store, the users here started leaving one by one. As person responsible to manage them, and their plans, I actually encouraged it because it took a $45 AT&T BB Enterprise plan to connect to our pushmail, where Android and iPhone could use $26 personal data plans.

What would make any of these people go back? Unless AT&T "fixed" data plan pricing, I'm not sure I'd even give it my seal of approval. We were not even BB Messenger users, that could not integrate with pushmail. We are mfgr, think email alerts triggered from applications or emails from non cell phone users.
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12/9/2015 | 1:08:43 PM
Re: BlackBerry: Doing Business with Chinese Companies ?
@Technocrati I don't quite get it. Isn't Blackberry a Canadian company. If they wanna sell to China, so be it. How the US regulators can stop that? Didn't Google sell Mororola to Lenovo recently?
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12/8/2015 | 4:37:40 PM
Re: Not Android

@jastroff      Thanks for the figure,  I figured they had around that much sitting around collecting interest.  

Well, if they don't buy BB, which they probably won't then at least they could pay off our school loans.

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12/8/2015 | 4:09:35 PM
Re: Not Android
the Free cash flow for MSFT, that is, the money it can spend on what it wants, is 
Year Ending 2015-06-30
Cash Flow - Free $13.25 B

 

I guess they could afford BB and maybe a soda as well
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12/8/2015 | 4:07:06 PM
Re: Not Android
Would have been a great head start -- to buy BB - but MS would have left the technology lagging, so maybe not.  They can afford to buy lots more than BB
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12/8/2015 | 2:39:19 PM
Re: Not Android

"...I actually thought MS would have bought BB years ago. It would have given them a good headstart in the market."

 

@tjgkg    That is a great point.   Could it be that BB was too pricey for MS ?    I doubt it, just a case of too little foresight.  Who knows they ( MS ) still might buy BB.

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