1. sicpuppy's Avatar
    Thought this was funny coming from an irrelevant CEO

    Battery-short iPhone users are 'wall huggers,' quips Blackberry CEO | The Exchange - Yahoo Finance

    "Asked about Apples (AAPL) popularity, Chen belittled iPhone users whose batteries run down before the end of the end of the day, forcing them to search for power outlets. I call you guys wall huggers, he quipped."
    03-09-2014 08:30 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    I have no problems with my iPhone lasting.
    Last edited by taz323; 03-09-2014 at 10:22 AM.
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    03-09-2014 08:36 AM
  3. FFR's Avatar
    What an ***.

    Perhaps he should focus less on interviews and More on running bb into the ground.

    "T-Mobile Proves Nobody Wants a BlackBerry Anymore"

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/03/...berry-anymore/

    "T-Mobile customers dumping Blackberry devices in trade-in program"

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1.../p2p-79526183/
    03-09-2014 09:10 AM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    Is charging once a day wall hugging? LoL

    Most ridiculous thing I have heard a CEO say...
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    03-09-2014 11:19 AM
  5. Les74's Avatar
    LOL...Blackberry.


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    03-09-2014 11:53 AM
  6. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I have no issues with my iPhone(s) battery. They both will last me all day and charge extremely fast if they don't. However my BB Z10 was always dying and definitely didn't charge as quickly.

    Sent from a very sexy device... Rawr
    03-09-2014 12:32 PM
  7. sherlock's Avatar
    This is coming from the guy running a walking dead company! Actually the BB Z10 has worse battery life than the iPhone 5s but then people actually use iPhones so yeah the battery gets used...
    tack likes this.
    03-09-2014 12:42 PM
  8. CardsFan314's Avatar
    What an ***.

    Perhaps he should focus less on interviews and More on running bb into the ground.

    "T-Mobile Proves Nobody Wants a BlackBerry Anymore"

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/03/...berry-anymore/

    "T-Mobile customers dumping Blackberry devices in trade-in program"

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1.../p2p-79526183/
    Ouch...


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    03-09-2014 04:24 PM
  9. cinematicme's Avatar
    I'll take his job for an upfront years salary, give me a year and I bet you I could turn BB around.

    1. Executive salary cut and reinvest savings in company
    2. Reinvest in R&D/IDT
    3. Revise company goals to being in the black, overall profit doesn't matter during a restructure as long as your not losing money.
    4. Trim product line to 2-4 devices for specific markets including hardware redesigns and adoption of either android or possibly rebuild from scratch BB10
    5. ????????
    6. profit!

    I'd also try and take the company private, so shareholders aren't yelling about money and ROI the whole time you are trying to restructure and return a company to profitability


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    03-09-2014 04:28 PM
  10. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    BB use to get great battery life, for me, back in HS/Right after HS but what apps did they offer that's consuming battery? All they had was twitter and Facebook. I won't get into how boring, simple and crappy the apps were. I'd rather enjoy my phone and my "wall hugging" ways (that I didn't know I had).


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    03-09-2014 07:13 PM
  11. rayz336's Avatar
    He's getting folks to talk, so seems like he's doing his job.
    03-09-2014 08:16 PM
  12. anon6040766's Avatar
    BB use to get great battery life, for me, back in HS/Right after HS but what apps did they offer that's consuming battery? All they had was twitter and Facebook. I won't get into how boring, simple and crappy the apps were. I'd rather enjoy my phone and my "wall hugging" ways (that I didn't know I had).


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    In defense of BBRY, comparing batteries and apps now that BB10 is running OS 10.2.1 is a loss for Apple. But please read on as I'm iPhone 5s user with a lot of BBRY experience I'm just sharing.

    The Z10 battery is1800mAh, the Q10 is 2100mAh, and the Z30 is 2880mAh. The iPhone 5s battery is 1440mAh. Now yes, size isn't as important as amount of use. But bottom line if you did the same type and amount of usage on the iPhone 5s versus any BB10 device, there is no comparison when it comes to battery life. BlackBerry wins.

    As for apps, with 10.2.1 you can download the Amazon Store and/or Snap. Thus you have direct download access to almost all Android Apps.

    Now here's where I stand. My personal device is an iPhone 5s and it's definitely my choice for my personal device. However, I have a work issued BBRY Q10 on BES run through an IT admin. It's definitely my work phone of choice. If I got 150 emails, 300 texts, etc on the iPhone I'd be charging it by noon. The Q10 last from 5:30am to 11:00pm and still has 20% life left.

    It's simply a matter of preference depending on what you need your device for. As for these CEO's bantering back and forth publicly, it's ridiculous.

    Hopefully, nobody takes this message as a shot at the iPhone as I'm user. I'm merely providing my honest assessment because I believe both iPhone and BlackBerry 10 are great.


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    03-09-2014 08:28 PM
  13. rdmedina7's Avatar
    Plus, who needs a wall throughout the day if you're equipped w/ a battery case or an external battery?! My UNU battery pack comes in handy everyday.
    The reason a BlackBerry "lasts longer" is because of its lack of apps. I remember having my 9000 series (forgot which exactly), and it would last a good day and a half, but all I could do was text, web and Facebook/twitter.



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    03-09-2014 08:51 PM
  14. EauRouge's Avatar
    Thought this was funny coming from an irrelevant CEO

    Battery-short iPhone users are 'wall huggers,' quips Blackberry CEO | The Exchange - Yahoo Finance

    "Asked about Apples (AAPL) popularity, Chen belittled iPhone users whose batteries run down before the end of the end of the day, forcing them to search for power outlets. I call you guys wall huggers, he quipped."
    Comparatively speaking, I think of all the platforms, iphones need the most charging. That being said, they can get me through a day just fine, but I'm not everybody. Heck, I hope the iphone 6 has a nice big battery. I know Apple is all about thinness and such but I wouldn't mind a thicker phone with a bigger battery!

    Don't be so quick to tear down others, his opinion is just as valid as yours. And thats all it is, an opinion
    03-09-2014 09:31 PM
  15. anon6040766's Avatar
    If you read my post above I'm an iPhone 5s user for my personal device. Have a BlackBerry Q10 for work with BES through an IT admin.

    In defense, with OS 10.2.1 you can download the Amazon Store and Snap which allows you direct access to 85% of the Android Apps.

    As for battery, iPhone 5s 1440mAh doesn't begin to compare to BB10's:

    Z10: 1800mAh
    Q10: 2100mAh
    Z30: 2880mAh

    So BlackBerry has the apps and the power.

    Remember, I'm not criticizing iPhone, I'm a 5s user. But I get 150 emails and 300 texts a day easy. My iPhone would be dead by noon. My Q10 gets me from 5:30am to 11:00pm and still has 20% life left.

    Both OS's are great. It's about individual preference, that's all.



    Plus, who needs a wall throughout the day if you're equipped w/ a battery case or an external battery?! My UNU battery pack comes in handy everyday.
    The reason a BlackBerry "lasts longer" is because of its lack of apps. I remember having my 9000 series (forgot which exactly), and it would last a good day and a half, but all I could do was text, web and Facebook/twitter.



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    03-09-2014 09:55 PM
  16. rdmedina7's Avatar
    If you read my post above I'm an iPhone 5s user for my personal device. Have a BlackBerry Q10 for work with BES through an IT admin.

    In defense, with OS 10.2.1 you can download the Amazon Store and Snap which allows you direct access to 85% of the Android Apps.

    As for battery, iPhone 5s 1440mAh doesn't begin to compare to BB10's:

    Z10: 1800mAh
    Q10: 2100mAh
    Z30: 2880mAh

    So BlackBerry has the apps and the power.

    Remember, I'm not criticizing iPhone, I'm a 5s user. But I get 150 emails and 300 texts a day easy. My iPhone would be dead by noon. My Q10 gets me from 5:30am to 11:00pm and still has 20% life left.

    Both OS's are great. It's about individual preference, that's all.








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    Totally agree with you. I haven't touched BB OS since 2011ish, so I can't necessarily talk on it, but I easily get a whole day on my iPhone, with moderate to heavy use. But yes,
    All on personal preference. 😁


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    03-09-2014 10:04 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    However, Chen described iPhone users with a demeaning analogy, 'wallhuggers.' That means a good ten other things in addition to using the wall socket to charge a phone. Just saying.


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    03-09-2014 10:05 PM
  18. CardsFan314's Avatar
    He's getting folks to talk, so seems like he's doing his job.
    Nope, he has yet to release a device that the general public wants. Meanwhile Apple is eating blackberry's consumer/corporate lunch.


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    03-09-2014 11:48 PM
  19. pr1nce's Avatar
    That's his opinion, which he's allowed to have. I have no problem with my battery.
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    03-10-2014 12:00 AM
  20. FFR's Avatar
    He's getting folks to talk, so seems like he's doing his job.
    So did heins. Lol.
    Amateurs.

    "Chen says theres a 50% chance his BlackBerry comeback plan fails"
    http://bgr.com/2014/03/04/blackberry...n-interview-4/
    03-10-2014 04:10 AM
  21. FFR's Avatar
    In defense of BBRY, comparing batteries and apps now that BB10 is running OS 10.2.1 is a loss for Apple. But please read on as I'm iPhone 5s user with a lot of BBRY experience I'm just sharing.

    The Z10 battery is1800mAh, the Q10 is 2100mAh, and the Z30 is 2880mAh. The iPhone 5s battery is 1440mAh. Now yes, size isn't as important as amount of use. But bottom line if you did the same type and amount of usage on the iPhone 5s versus any BB10 device, there is no comparison when it comes to battery life. BlackBerry wins.

    As for apps, with 10.2.1 you can download the Amazon Store and/or Snap. Thus you have direct download access to almost all Android Apps.

    Now here's where I stand. My personal device is an iPhone 5s and it's definitely my choice for my personal device. However, I have a work issued BBRY Q10 on BES run through an IT admin. It's definitely my work phone of choice. If I got 150 emails, 300 texts, etc on the iPhone I'd be charging it by noon. The Q10 last from 5:30am to 11:00pm and still has 20% life left.

    It's simply a matter of preference depending on what you need your device for. As for these CEO's bantering back and forth publicly, it's ridiculous.

    Hopefully, nobody takes this message as a shot at the iPhone as I'm user. I'm merely providing my honest assessment because I believe both iPhone and BlackBerry 10 are great.


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    Yeah that's because you use your second phone for only texting and emailing.
    I have a second iphone 5s as well, (it issued) I get 40% battery left at the end of the day.
    And I get over 200 emails and around 100 text messages.

    Ps: What kind of it department would allow you to install snap or the amazon App Store?
    As for Bb10, it's a failure...it's comical when people call failures great.
    Enjoy your phones.
    03-10-2014 04:32 AM
  22. bobbob1016's Avatar
    Thought this was funny coming from an irrelevant CEO

    Battery-short iPhone users are 'wall huggers,' quips Blackberry CEO | The Exchange - Yahoo Finance

    "Asked about Apple’s (AAPL) popularity, Chen belittled iPhone users whose batteries run down before the end of the end of the day, forcing them to search for power outlets. “I call you guys wall huggers,” he quipped."
    I think he's going for the Jack Sparrow thing...
    "You're the worst CEO I've ever heard of!"
    "But you *have* heard of me..."

    My Z10 gets great battery, but so does my 5C. I think he was just going for shock value to be honest.
    03-10-2014 07:45 AM
  23. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Obviously Mr Chen has never used a Galaxy S4. That thing will drop 2% before you even get the charger unplugged! ( A little sarcastic, but not much ).
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    03-10-2014 12:33 PM
  24. anon6040766's Avatar
    Yeah that's because you use your second phone for only texting and emailing.
    I have a second iphone 5s as well, (it issued) I get 40% battery left at the end of the day.
    And I get over 200 emails and around 100 text messages.

    Ps: What kind of it department would allow you to install snap or the amazon App Store?
    As for Bb10, it's a failure...it's comical when people call failures great.
    Enjoy your phones.
    I never said my department allows loading Amazon or Snap. I said BB10 10.2.1 allows it. My Q10 is stock, only updates are the ones pushed through by IT. I can't access the app stores at all. Full control is by IT admin.

    I choose the iPhone 5s for personal use because I simply prefer the UI and Apple experience having an iPad and MacBook and can sync everything up.

    My point was if I or anybody else really wanted a Blackberry 10 device, they could get a Z30, have most Android Apps available and a battery 2880mAh versus 1440mAh. No comparison.

    But you can't see past the fact that I'm writing anything positive about BlackBerry? Why can't both both be solid? The company might not be doing great but that doesn't mean the product isn't solid. They're fighting a major uphill battle.

    Moreover Apple stock continues to drop as BlackBerry continues to rise. Look this is silly. I support both because both help me accomplish my needs throughout the day.

    What's comical is you knowing nothing about BB10 and calling it a failure. Sure, it's easy to point to poor sales in the US, but things aren't so bad elsewhere and the partnership with Foxconn will help.

    Why am I even explaining it to you? You are clearly missing my point. Both platforms are great. BlackBerry's failures are not because of the OS, it's because they were 4 years late with it. If BB10 and devices came out when iPhone and Android came out, this would be a different conversation and BBRY would still be a power house. They dropped the ball for way to long and consumers found their way to much better products at the time. That however doesn't mean BBRY isn't now putting out great devices, it just means people are happy with what they have. Just like I'm happy with my iPhone as a personal device.


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    Last edited by CrackedRosco; 03-10-2014 at 01:08 PM.
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    03-10-2014 12:43 PM
  25. projectman's Avatar
    I never said my department allows loading Amazon or Snap. I said BB10 10.2.1 allows it. My Q10 is stock, only updates are the ones pushed through by IT. I can't access the app stores at all. Full control is by IT admin.

    I choose the iPhone 5s for personal use because I simply prefer the UI and Apple experience having an iPad and MacBook and can sync everything up.

    My point was if I or anybody else really wanted a Blackberry 10 device, they could get a Z30, have most Android Apps available and a battery 2880mAh versus 1440mAh. No comparison.

    But you can't see past the fact that I'm writing anything positive about BlackBerry? Why can't both both be solid? The company might not be doing great but that doesn't mean the product isn't solid. They're fighting a major uphill battle.

    Moreover Apple stock continues to drop as BlackBerry continues to rise. Look this is silly. I support both because both help me accomplish my needs throughout the day.

    What's comical is you knowing nothing about BB10 and calling it a failure. Sure, it's easy to point to poor sales in the US, but things aren't so bad elsewhere and the partnership with Foxconn will help.

    Why am I even explaining it to you? You are clearly missing my point. Both platforms are great. BlackBerry's failures are not because of the OS, it's because they were 4 years late with it. If BB10 and devices came out when iPhone and Android came out, this would be a different conversation and BBRY would still be a power house. They dropped the ball for way to long and consumers found their way to much better products at the time. That however doesn't mean BBRY isn't now putting out great devices, it just means people are happy with what they have. Just like I'm happy with my iPhone as a personal device.
    This is a good balanced commentary. Clearly the UIs are different but the times I have been able to sit down and play with a Z10 convinced me that BB10 was a great effort on BB's part. You are correct when you say that both platforms are great. As far as the battery life thing...I have struggled with battery life on my iP5 since I got it. I am on exchange server for work and get a bunch of emails everyday. I finally had to shut off the push notifications for work because it was chewing up my battery life way too quickly in the day. I couldn't get a full day out of the charge. That being said, I still really like my iP5 and look forward to the iP6.
    03-10-2014 04:23 PM
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