1. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    Has anyone read about a rumor that Apple having interest in buying Blackberry?
    05-13-2015 07:54 AM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    No, I have not heard anything regarding that rumor.
    05-13-2015 07:56 AM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    Any links of this rumor?
    05-13-2015 07:56 AM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    Haven't heard anything about this.
    05-13-2015 07:57 AM
  5. Vic Rivera's Avatar
    05-13-2015 08:00 AM
  6. Speedygi's Avatar
    I think it is just as well Haha... To be honest, BlackBerry is struggling too much as a competitor and simply as a mobile phone company .
    05-13-2015 08:57 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Has anyone read about a rumor that Apple having interest in buying Blackberry?
    I just read it, and at this point, it is still only a rumor. Having said that, if Apple were to acquire Blackberry, I doubt their focus would be on hardware, but rather the enterprise and patent aspect as mentioned in the article. Furthermore, what would happen to the Crackberry site and forum?.....
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    05-13-2015 08:58 AM
  8. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Oooh... A device that would look and work like my old Q10 but with the Apple apps and ecosystem... I would pounce on this in a heartbeat and be in phone nirvana until the end of my days. It's probable never going to happen. *sigh*
    05-13-2015 10:15 AM
  9. HankAZ's Avatar
    I just read it, and at this point, it is still only a rumor. Furthermore, what would happen to the Crackberry site and forum?.....
    A slow, painful death?
    Just_Me_D, Bigeric23, FFR and 4 others like this.
    05-13-2015 10:54 AM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    If it happens it's all about the patents.


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    A895 likes this.
    05-13-2015 11:39 AM
  11. Bigeric23's Avatar
    A slow, painful death?
    You mean just like Blackberry?
    Cleveland likes this.
    05-13-2015 11:42 AM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Furthermore, what would happen to the Crackberry site and forum?.....
    They'd all come over here... shudder...
    05-13-2015 12:07 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There will never be a hybrid device of Apple and Blackberry...even if Apple DID buy out the company. What you'd end up getting is features based on patents Blackberry had that Apple wanted.
    05-13-2015 12:41 PM
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    05-13-2015 12:42 PM
  15. HankAZ's Avatar
    Very Random, but Verizon bought AOL for $4.4 billion!
    Verizon buys AOL for $4.4 billion - May. 12, 2015

    Somewhat related to cell phones right? Since Verizon is one of the largest carriers?
    Thanks for the absolute threadcrap. Not relevant to the current discussion.
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    05-13-2015 01:33 PM
  16. canuckvoip's Avatar
    Never say never, but I really don't think this could happen at all. It is merely some pump and dump analyst creating FUD. Just like the Samsung rumour was.
    In the ridiculously off chance that it DID happen, I think Apple would use the patents and software to make their devices secure (because Good and MobileIron etc are not as secure), and carry on.
    I doubt Apple would adopt a keyboard, nor manufacturing/designs either. In any case, Prem/Fairfax/Chen et al have stated publicly that they have no interest in selling.
    And yes I know things change...
    05-13-2015 04:28 PM
  17. canuckvoip's Avatar
    They'd all come over here... shudder...
    MMmmmmmm... probably not. Most BB users couldn't give up having a file system, SD slot, full NFC and Bluetooth etc. So I bet a larger percentage would reluctantly go Android.
    But really it would depend on how much BB tech Apple adopted. If the answer was little to nothing, then the influx of ex BB users coming here would be little to nothing.
    A895 and twilite2000 like this.
    05-13-2015 04:47 PM
  18. canuckvoip's Avatar
    A slow, painful death?
    You mean just like Blackberry?
    I will never understand why some people revel in the hopes that a large and important company dies, along with the many thousands of people losing their jobs and income.
    A895, Trees and Bifurcated like this.
    05-13-2015 04:53 PM
  19. hydrogen3's Avatar
    I will never understand why some people revel in the hopes that a large and important company dies, along with the many thousands of people losing their jobs and income.
    What's so important about Blackberry??


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    05-13-2015 05:01 PM
  20. canuckvoip's Avatar
    What's so important about Blackberry??


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    Really?

    Quite simply, BlackBerry is the most secure system for protecting individual security and privacy. That’s why all G7 governments and 16 of the G20 governments are BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry has more than 70 security approvals and certificates – more than any other mobile solution. BlackBerry customers also include 10 out of 10 of the largest global banks and global law firms, and the top five largest managed healthcare, investment services, and oil and gas companies.

    But methinks you're just pulling my leg and you already knew that.
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    05-13-2015 05:09 PM
  21. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Funny. Every health care provider, lawyer I've been to uses Apple products.


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    05-13-2015 05:11 PM
  22. canuckvoip's Avatar
    Funny. Every health care provider, lawyer I've been to uses Apple products.


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    Then they do not fit into the category above, and do not care about their own security.
    A895 likes this.
    05-13-2015 05:15 PM
  23. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Then they do not fit into the category above, and do not care about their own security.
    Booooooogus.


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    05-13-2015 05:16 PM
  24. canuckvoip's Avatar
    Funny. Every health care provider, lawyer I've been to uses Apple products.


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    Or maybe they are using BYOD with BB BES securing it...
    05-13-2015 05:17 PM
  25. canuckvoip's Avatar
    Booooooogus.


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    Why? Explain please.
    A895 likes this.
    05-13-2015 05:18 PM
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