How wants to buy Blackberry?
09-24-2013, 03:47 AM,
Post: #1
How wants to buy Blackberry?
No, not a BlackBerry. BlackBerry. All of it. Not just the jets.

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09-24-2013, 04:12 AM,
Post: #2
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.
09-24-2013, 04:41 AM,
Post: #3
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
Ellison doesn't want to get into Apple's phone business.
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09-24-2013, 04:52 AM,
Post: #4
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 04:12 AM)more or less Wrote: I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.

Oh god, we just got rid of the last of our shitty webOS phones last year. I was fortunate in getting my shitty Motorola Droid instead of a Palm Pre for my work phone.
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09-24-2013, 05:07 AM,
Post: #5
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 04:52 AM)Jehannum Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 04:12 AM)more or less Wrote: I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.

Oh god, we just got rid of the last of our shitty webOS phones last year. I was fortunate in getting my shitty Motorola Droid instead of a Palm Pre for my work phone.

And to think that WebOS used to be so promising.

That being said: Blackberry already has a potential buyer.

Honestly? After using my Q5 for a while it's obvious the only major flaw is terrible marketing, which causes the lack of apps.

I can accept the fact that you don't like BB10, but I can practically FLY on this phone. Android and iOS 7 just seem a bit clunky in comparison.
09-24-2013, 05:34 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-24-2013, 05:35 AM by more or less.)
Post: #6
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 04:41 AM)roo Wrote: Ellison doesn't want to get into Apple's phone business.

That doesn't surprise me. I doubt Dell would either.

Really, I think their only hope is if one of the big carriers buys them and uses them as an enterprise tie in. I could almost see At&t jumping in. I do believe the BlackBerry network is itself highly prized and well regarded in the industry.

(09-24-2013, 04:52 AM)Jehannum Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 04:12 AM)more or less Wrote: I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.

Oh god, we just got rid of the last of our shitty webOS phones last year. I was fortunate in getting my shitty Motorola Droid instead of a Palm Pre for my work phone.

They seemed like a good idea to me. In theory. Did you ever really use one?
09-24-2013, 06:14 AM,
Post: #7
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 05:07 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: Honestly? After using my Q5 for a while it's obvious the only major flaw is terrible marketing, which causes the lack of apps.

I can accept the fact that you don't like BB10, but I can practically FLY on this phone. Android and iOS 7 just seem a bit clunky in comparison.

Yes, marketing makes apps appear.
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09-24-2013, 06:28 AM,
Post: #8
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 06:14 AM)fizzwinkus Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 05:07 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: Honestly? After using my Q5 for a while it's obvious the only major flaw is terrible marketing, which causes the lack of apps.

I can accept the fact that you don't like BB10, but I can practically FLY on this phone. Android and iOS 7 just seem a bit clunky in comparison.

Yes, marketing makes apps appear.
Also, I would like to see potardo fly.

You have no idea how may good google images there are of that.

http://th07.deviantart.net/fs10/PRE/i/20...sornin.png
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09-24-2013, 06:37 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-24-2013, 06:38 AM by more or less.)
Post: #9
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
:teehee:

I think this may merit a temporary unblocking. This thead has potential.

To be fair, a phone with only a few apps running on a network without heavy user traffic could be rather snappy.
09-24-2013, 07:15 AM,
Post: #10
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 06:14 AM)fizzwinkus Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 05:07 AM)FuturDreamz Wrote: Honestly? After using my Q5 for a while it's obvious the only major flaw is terrible marketing, which causes the lack of apps.

I can accept the fact that you don't like BB10, but I can practically FLY on this phone. Android and iOS 7 just seem a bit clunky in comparison.

Yes, marketing makes apps appear.

Not directly.
Marketing makes people buy things.
Developers want a return on their costs.
It makes more sense to build for a popular platform then one that isn't so popular.

It's not rocket science.
09-24-2013, 07:18 AM,
Post: #11
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
"MARKETING MAKES PEOPLE BUY THINGS."

-Potardo, 2013
09-24-2013, 07:41 AM,
Post: #12
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
So, an investor group is interested in buying them? That'll kill faster than the market will.
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09-24-2013, 07:43 AM,
Post: #13
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
I would have gone with "MARKETING IS NOT THE SCIENCE OF ROCKETS" but yours is very good.

Also:
"BlackBerry was sold for about what Apple made on iPhone sales last weekend." (Loop insight)
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09-24-2013, 07:48 AM,
Post: #14
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
Clearly, it is potato science. It was so good only a direct quote would suffice, but your post idea is deliciously mashed.
09-24-2013, 08:11 AM,
Post: #15
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 05:34 AM)more or less Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 04:41 AM)roo Wrote: Ellison doesn't want to get into Apple's phone business.

That doesn't surprise me. I doubt Dell would either.

Really, I think their only hope is if one of the big carriers buys them and uses them as an enterprise tie in. I could almost see At&t jumping in. I do believe the BlackBerry network is itself highly prized and well regarded in the industry.

(09-24-2013, 04:52 AM)Jehannum Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 04:12 AM)more or less Wrote: I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.

Oh god, we just got rid of the last of our shitty webOS phones last year. I was fortunate in getting my shitty Motorola Droid instead of a Palm Pre for my work phone.

They seemed like a good idea to me. In theory. Did you ever really use one?

No, I didn't ever have the fortune of using a Palm Pre.
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09-24-2013, 11:47 PM,
Post: #16
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
I actually liked webOS on the touch pad. Twas a shame it died IMO, showed a lot of potential
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09-25-2013, 01:08 AM,
Post: #17
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 11:47 PM)WindowsBreakerG4 Wrote: I actually liked webOS on the touch pad. Twas a shame it died IMO, showed a lot of potential

I had the HP Veer for a while. I gave it back because it was hella buggy. But I liked it.
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09-25-2013, 02:07 AM,
Post: #18
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 11:47 PM)WindowsBreakerG4 Wrote: I actually liked webOS on the touch pad. Twas a shame it died IMO, showed a lot of potential

Same here. I need to find a reason to use EnyoJS for something.
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09-27-2013, 12:46 PM,
Post: #19
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-24-2013, 04:12 AM)more or less Wrote: I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.
the last thing blackberry needs is Oracle's disastrous inability to develop secure applications ruining the one thing they actually have going for them.
09-27-2013, 01:41 PM,
Post: #20
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
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09-27-2013, 01:42 PM,
Post: #21
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
Dammit!!
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09-27-2013, 05:09 PM,
Post: #22
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
Also: shouldn't the title say "Who" and not "How"?
09-27-2013, 05:51 PM,
Post: #23
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
Wtf
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09-28-2013, 06:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-28-2013, 06:53 AM by more or less.)
Post: #24
RE: How wants to buy Blackberry?
(09-27-2013, 12:46 PM)Steyr Aug Wrote:
(09-24-2013, 04:12 AM)more or less Wrote: I'll so enjoy it if HP shows interest.

About the only thing that would make sense to me is Oracle. And if they focus on enterprise and IT it could be a thing. Otherwise its just another Palm/webOS waiting to happen.
the last thing blackberry needs is Oracle's disastrous inability to develop secure applications ruining the one thing they actually have going for them.

Nuh-uh would have been a better response. ;)

But yeah, you are probably right.

I did like how BB kept the Z10 loss under...

A BILLION DOLLARS


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