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    Apr 07, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    After getting my BB torch 9810, I can't help but notice how many people around me (especially teenagers) use a BB. In particular, I've noticed mainly the Bold & torch. I always thought BB users were mostly business men. What happened to the iPhone craze? Here I thought I was a rebel. Oh yeah, post what you like about your BB.
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    nope bb is all over lots of kids have it because of bb messenger (no text charges)
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    I have the 9900 which I'm obsessed with. Typing on the keyboard is heaven and yeah of course there's blackberry messenger icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    Also, unlike iphone, BB phones are heavily discounted or free on contract.
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    im rocking my 9800 till it dies, dropped it a dozen times on cement haha, seems to be built like a tank. But yes a lot of younger people have them, especially curves because a lot of them are free on contract.
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    When I was a kid, I had more blackbarries than you could shake a stick at. That may be because I was raised on a farm, and blackberries grew wild there.
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:28 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhen I was a kid, I had more blackbarries than you could shake a stick at. That may be because I was raised on a farm, and blackberries grew wild there.


    blackberries are awesome icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Yeah, I think the combo of physical keyboard + BBM is what's drawing in that demographic.
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    Yeah everyone have blackberry almost for bbm I think it's the biggest point from blackberry so many in school have it, I like my bb bold 99xx !
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    I don't think I could go back to any other phone after having a blackberry. My friends have iphones and my dad has the galaxy s2 which kills the bb in features, but I'm not able to get used to phones that are fully touch. I was never a fan of having all of the apps on the iphone anyway. The bb has the basic apps like pandora, google maps, facebook, etc and I'm content with that.
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    For the BBM fans, you can always use iMessage for iPhone, also free. There is really no reason for anyone to own a blackberry unless ur company requires you to have one. BB now symbolizes 'people who can't afford a smartphone', they are like the new flip phone
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    Apr 07, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    charlitos saidFor the BBM fans, you can always use iMessage for iPhone, also free. There is really no reason for anyone to own a blackberry unless ur company requires you to have one. BB now symbolizes 'people who can't afford a smartphone', they are like the new flip phone


    I don't get all of this status-level association crap with owning "stuff".

    I guess that's why I really don't identify with the rampant excesses of consumer culture...
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:43 AM GMT
    For me, it's having a physical keyboard that's paramount. Other phones have them as well, but they don't compare to a BlackBerry.
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:57 AM GMT
    charlitos saidFor the BBM fans, you can always use iMessage for iPhone, also free. There is really no reason for anyone to own a blackberry unless ur company requires you to have one. BB now symbolizes 'people who can't afford a smartphone', they are like the new flip phone


    Oh, really, trolling genius? And I'd argue that iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and iPods symbolize mindless lemmings and people who lack originality.

    How's that virus-free Mac platform working for ya icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    credo said
    charlitos saidFor the BBM fans, you can always use iMessage for iPhone, also free. There is really no reason for anyone to own a blackberry unless ur company requires you to have one. BB now symbolizes 'people who can't afford a smartphone', they are like the new flip phone


    Oh, really, trolling genius? And I'd argue that iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and iPods symbolize mindless lemmings and people who lack originality.

    How's that virus-free Mac platform working for ya icon_lol.gif



    I own 3 Windows PC and I have an iMac in the office. Most of the work is done on PC and 99% of all the graphic design work is done on the iMac. I have never been a Mac fan, they are slow compared to my windows setup, but they are incredibly practical for graphic design.

    As for Blackberry, you just have to accept the facts. RIM is a dying company that has lost over 80% of their market dominance. They recently also lost their No 1 position in the Canadian smartphone market to Apple's iPhone. You know there is something seriously wrong when not even Canadians are willing to put up with RIM. Apple changed our perception of what to expect from a cellphone in terms of multimedia, software(apps), cloud services, gaming, frequent updates, elegant designs, etc. RIM is having such a hard time to meet up these expectations, they posted a net loss of 125 million, their stock value plummeted, they slashed 2000 jobs and replaced most of the executives in all departments. Seriously, today the only good news that investors have heard for years is a rumour that RIM might end up selling the company.

    Right now, RIM is only No1 in third world countries, everywhere else they keep losing market share. This is why I said they were the new flip-phone. They still get basic stuff done and they are much cheaper than your regular high-end Android or iPhone.
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    Apr 07, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    intensity69 said
    charlitos saidFor the BBM fans, you can always use iMessage for iPhone, also free. There is really no reason for anyone to own a blackberry unless ur company requires you to have one. BB now symbolizes 'people who can't afford a smartphone', they are like the new flip phone


    I don't get all of this status-level association crap with owning "stuff".

    I guess that's why I really don't identify with the rampant excesses of consumer culture...


    Think of BB as a black and white TV. It was amazing while it existed but currently our expectations of what a TV should be and do are bit high off the mono-chromatic scale. If you hear of someone who still has a B&W TV most people will automatically asume this person cant afford a CRT color screen let alone a flat screen. RIM simply has to catch up, their BBs are too limited compared to any other smartphone running Android or iOS.
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    Apr 07, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    BlackBerry Maker Loses More Senior Executives
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303302504577326252554231004.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_2

    RIM Weighs Bleak Options
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577313952155314034.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_2
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidBlackBerry Maker Loses More Senior Executives
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303302504577326252554231004.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_2

    RIM Weighs Bleak Options
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577313952155314034.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_2



    uhh so? Oh no, my phone has stopped working because some senior manager at rim left. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    intensity69 said
    charlitos saidFor the BBM fans, you can always use iMessage for iPhone, also free. There is really no reason for anyone to own a blackberry unless ur company requires you to have one. BB now symbolizes 'people who can't afford a smartphone', they are like the new flip phone


    I don't get all of this status-level association crap with owning "stuff".

    I guess that's why I really don't identify with the rampant excesses of consumer culture...


    Think of BB as a black and white TV. It was amazing while it existed but currently our expectations of what a TV should be and do are bit high off the mono-chromatic scale. If you hear of someone who still has a B&W TV most people will automatically asume this person cant afford a CRT color screen let alone a flat screen. RIM simply has to catch up, their BBs are too limited compared to any other smartphone running Android or iOS.


    BB10 is the real future, thats why samsung will be investing 2 billion dollars in RIM to have access to their new operating system.
  • gymguy81

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    Apr 07, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    love my BB its for and function in my book
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    Apr 07, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 said
    socalfitness saidBlackBerry Maker Loses More Senior Executives
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303302504577326252554231004.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_2

    RIM Weighs Bleak Options
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577313952155314034.html?mod=ITP_marketplace_2



    uhh so? Oh no, my phone has stopped working because some senior manager at rim left. icon_rolleyes.gif

    The articles along with other similar ones do cast some doubt on the long-term viability of the company. The rumors of a Samsung investment would be good news.
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    Apr 08, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    The one thing I do admire about the blackberry is that it's the perfect phone for dedicated messaging. The actual keyboard is the one thing I wish apple and HTC would do on their phone (the latter does have a few models out with keyboards but only 2).

    And people who use BB's seem content, while they don't have all the apps as Android or Apple users the people I know who have them say they use it for messaging and are just happy with that.

    Smartphones are nice if you're going to get the full use out of it, otherwise why pay up towards $600 for a device in which all your going to do is log onto RJ or facebook on when you can get a cheap that will work just as good. Perhaps this is the same logic as a BB user.
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    Apr 08, 2012 12:21 AM GMT
    I am still using my 5 year old BB Curve 8310, yeah, I know it is an antique, but the damm thing will not die, it is such a tough rugged phone.

    I have tried a touch screen phone, just did not feel right for me. Love my BB Playbook as well. However my partner is Apple all the way with his Iiphone, ipad and now imac.

    It is just a preference for how a product works for you.
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    Apr 08, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    iphone users seem to be obsessed with RIM dying.. Its quite sad. Who wants to see 20 000 people lose their jobs?
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    Apr 08, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    Victor_V70 saidI am still using my 5 year old BB Curve 8310, yeah, I know it is an antique, but the damm thing will not die, it is such a tough rugged phone.

    I have tried a touch screen phone, just did not feel right for me. Love my BB Playbook as well. However my partner is Apple all the way with his Iiphone, ipad and now imac.

    It is just a preference for how a product works for you.

    playbook rocks. totally underrated.