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virsingh211
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11/18/2013 | 7:44:56 AM
Re: iMessage
You keep up a good point here, but messages still keep strong resembalance, i have seen people love to chat rather speak...collaboration is another innovative platform getting hyped these days...i have not seen many but yes most of smartphones provide built ini application to manage your various social sites under one roof.
aditshar
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11/18/2013 | 6:47:11 AM
Re: iMessage
@jgherbert, You are right, but i guess moved a long distance from messages and calls ...people seek out for collaborative applications which can merge their social life into one box, rather than end user visiting FB, twitter and linkedin indivisually.
shamika
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11/17/2013 | 11:53:12 PM
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This is interesting news. Sometimes back Blackberry had the feature of Google maps which was taken out recently.
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11/17/2013 | 5:00:03 PM
iMessage
Quite seriously, if Apple would release iMessage for Android and PC, BBM would be dead in the water. The only things going for it that I can see are the reputation for solid messaging by BB, and the cross-platform availability now. Thing is, I can't see myself installing BBM on my iPhone.

Since BBM is a free app, I'm not clear how BB plans to monetize it in such a way that it could save the company. Bottom line from where I'm standing is that BB screwed themselves on the hardware front with a string of bad decisions (with hindsight, of course), and since that's most of their income, they're in deep trouble and I don't know if they're recover. And if they go under, then what for BBM anyway?
virsingh211
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11/16/2013 | 4:47:02 PM
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All of valid comments below, i dont think BB can overcome the situation now, until they introduce something innovatove, there are number of applications available for free on ios/windows/android store, ios and android has taken over nerve of end user through there variety of applications which is helping them to manage to personal and official work work at same time.
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11/16/2013 | 4:36:50 PM
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@aditshar... I have to agree with you on this. I think time has passed BB by. One never knows though. I just don't see how a IM app can save a company. They need to do so much more than making BBM available for iOS and Droid.
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11/16/2013 | 4:33:46 PM
Hmmm
I'm wondering how much this will help BB. Users of iOS and android are no doubt already using thier own IM apps. Maybe BB should make an IM app for the BB to message iOS and androids?
aditshar
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11/16/2013 | 3:06:55 PM
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Blackberry, i guess true name for enterprise solutions with email app that every traveling executive absolutely needed, email and great security were the hallmarks of the BlackBerry and no one else in the first decade even came closer to it, but now fact is enterprise smartphone is dead....even school going kid has a smartphone now...
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burn0050bb,
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11/16/2013 | 1:36:22 PM
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Perhaps these are people who downloaded the software to keep in touch with their friends on BB waiting for their contract to expire
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11/16/2013 | 11:55:48 AM
Right Course
Blackberry is, of course, in a fight to remain relevant. The idea that there were 20 million downloads of its BBM software in a single month  -- comparable to the adult population of Canada -- shows there is still strong interest in the brand.  Is it right to be offering software to the competing iOS and Droid worlds?  Yes. That's exactly what Microsoft did with Office to satisfy Mac fans, and it helped to assure that Office would be the dominant brand today. Maybe Blackberry can pull off an homage to that strategy.
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