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post #21 of 27
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Problem is, their phones are terrible and unreliable! Not to mention that all their email traffic goes through their central servers... seriously, ***?!

Problem? Seriously? It's the most secure email server IN THE WORLD. It was banned in China because they can't crack the encryption. Would you rather have all of your emails freely available to be read by any google/microsoft/yahoo employee than be encrypted so well that even the US government isn't good enough to crack it?

Man you're an idiot.
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Problem? Seriously? It's the most secure email server IN THE WORLD. It was banned in China because they can't crack the encryption. Would you rather have all of your emails freely available to be read by any google/microsoft/yahoo employee than be encrypted so well that even the US government isn't good enough to crack it?
Man you're an idiot.

It may be secure, but reliability wise, its not the most ideal solution. I can see where you are coming from though.

However, calling me an idiot isn't very nice now is it? Seriously, you Americans can be so uptight sometimes rolleyes.gif
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I want to wait and see what RIM does with QNX first. I seem to recall that they will be putting out new phones this summer? It's sink or swim at that point, and if it doesn't do well (and I REALLY hope it does, as an Android user who has been relatively impressed with the Playbook OS and hardware) then sell off to MS/Nokia if they can.
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RIM was a great company that just fell off a cliff. Android and Apple taking over market share was one thing, but RIM made plenty of bad moves themselves to seal their fate. I think it would be a great buy for Microsoft and interesting to see what develops.
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post #25 of 27
That'd be ... horrible? I abhorr the idea of Microsoft gobbling up yet another industry giant (Welcome back old microsoft!), but this would probably end up beneficial to all parties involved.

Personally I think a BETTER solution, particularly to RIM, would be to adopt android, or Meego/Ubuntu, and push forward there. Redefine themselves as a platform agnostic security suite niche that caters to corporate/enterprise. You can keep the consumer business. Hell, a Blackberry Bold that runs stock ICS would probably be a massive hit as long as they marketed it as an android experience, not an old blackberry.

That'd get their foot in the door. Then just move their software suites over, instigate firmer security practices and protocols and software on top of it as necessary, but largely leave the UI and core OS alone, unless absolutely merited by some standard practice for security/enterprise. That's a big move, but so is trying to re-invnet your ecosystem to compete with WinPho, much less Android or iOS
    
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I warned you about trying to appeal to the consumer segment bro!!!! I told you dog!

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Blackberry for Windows phone? Am i crazy?
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