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Old 09-18-2009, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm guessing the majority of enterprises (250+ managed blackberries) are still using the 8300 series curve.

Can anyone else provide insight into this? Am I way off?
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The most popular/best selling BlackBerry model of all time is the Curve. But that includes non-enterprise users and is based on total worldwide sales. It's also the most popular smartphone in the U.S. as of October 2008, with the iPhone a close second. I'd say that based on these numbers, the Curve is probably the most popular enterprise model of BlackBerry.

I see a lot of the tried-and-true 8700 model being issued even now at companies like Goldman Sachs. They like it's ruggedness, lack of a camera or memory card, and the fact that it's now a cheaper model than the newer ones. There are also a fair number of 8800's out there, again because of the lack of a camera.

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Woah... I got a case of deja vu reading your post! Or was it because you repeated the first paragraph as the third paragraph? Hm...
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Woah... I got a case of deja vu reading your post! Or was it because you repeated the first paragraph as the third paragraph? Hm...
So the echo is NOT just in my own head!

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Actually, our enterprise has more 88xx's then 83xx's. We were slow adopters to letting cameras into the environment.
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So the echo is NOT just in my own head!

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Old 09-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah you're right. The people I know with BlackBerry's from work either have the old curve of the pearl.
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Our enterprise just went from 7250 to the 8350i for all Domestic and the 8800 for all those that go international. On the West Coast I believe they are all still on the 8700 or iPhone.
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Actually, our enterprise has more 88xx's then 83xx's. We were slow adopters to letting cameras into the environment.
It's only prudent in an enterprise/mission-critical situation that you stay slow to upgrade. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the mantra. And really, a company doesn't care if their employees have the latest bells and whistles on their mobiles. It's much more important that they work within the existing IT framework.
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It's only prudent in an enterprise/mission-critical situation that you stay slow to upgrade. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is the mantra. And really, a company doesn't care if their employees have the latest bells and whistles on their mobiles. It's much more important that they work within the existing IT framework.
Totally agree with this. Our IT team still has us on IE 5 and Office 2003 due to wanting what is stable.
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Our IT team still has us on IE 5 and Office 2003 due to wanting what is stable.
If this is true, then your IT department stinks.
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If this is true, then your IT department stinks.
I guess it depends on the area of the company. I have Office 2007 and IE 6 but several parts are still on the old version. West Coast has all the latest. Go figure.
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Old 09-20-2009, 07:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Most have the 8700 but all replacements are the 8310 or Pearl
8700 is more rugged
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At Goldman Sachs, we didn't upgrade to Windows XP from Windows 2000 until Vista was almost out. The feeling is, "Why mess with something that works?" Newer operating systems have more features, but if you're not going to use them (or be allowed to use them), why bother?
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I think most large size companies are slow to upgrade things. We did an SAP upgrade and it took our systems down for almost a month. You need stuff that works when you deal with things the size of what my company does.
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Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My agency is more 83xx series phones then 88xx at this point, whenever an 88xx phone breaks its replaced with an 83xx. So my 88xx users are beginning to dwindle.
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