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rambo47 02-16-2012 04:20 PM

NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
This is depressing. It's only NOAA, but a government agency jumping ship is a bad sign. The iPhone has synergies with the iPad and that's a monster hit, no doubt. I wonder if RIM had been successful with the PlayBook would defections like this be fewer?

Government agency ditches BlackBerry for iPhone, iPad

Dubdub 02-16-2012 05:43 PM

Re: NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
I saw that this morning. I wonder how long it will be before they go back to BB?

And the DoD is going to issue the troops Andriod devices, using a secure version of the OS.

fourstringfuror 02-16-2012 06:51 PM

Re: NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
Is there such a thing as a secure Android OS?

Dubdub 02-16-2012 07:37 PM

Re: NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
I would bet the DoD version is. Probably NSA developed.

rambo47 02-17-2012 03:45 PM

Re: NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
It's disheartening to see this trend, but RIM has no one but themselves to blame. They stood pat way too long while everyone around them zoomed ahead. Same thing almost killed Motorola when they had a hit with the RAZR phone and stuck with the same old design for way too long. Palm too. By the time Palm got around to innovating it was too late. RIM still has time (probably) but it's getting very late.

tsac 02-17-2012 07:47 PM

Re: NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
Time is definitly short. I had hoped the Playbook would support more "standard" features like direct email although it can go to the internet and do Gmail and Yahoo. I'm not sure they are reading the tea leaves.
I still think the handheld will be the most secure device and around for a long time.

anjali 02-27-2012 12:04 AM

Re: NOAA ditches BlackBerry for iPhone/iPad
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1767774)
This is depressing. It's only NOAA, but a government agency jumping ship is a bad sign. The iPhone has synergies with the iPad and that's a monster hit, no doubt. I wonder if RIM had been successful with the PlayBook would defections like this be fewer?

Government agency ditches BlackBerry for iPhone, iPad

Smart move! Now they will have another reason for developing iOS Apps for the rest of us. And I have disappointment from RIM. They didn't do something fast enough to prevent their business from android and most mainly iOS.


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