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Forum: BlackBerry In the News 08-27-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry Weighs Messenger Spinoff

Sigh, normally when a division like this gets spun off it is to maximize the revenue that is produced - in this case there is NO revenue from BBM, it has been used to drag hardware sales.

Spinning...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 08-24-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry Ltd. headed for Breakup?

Would be interesting do know how many enterprises are proceeding with their BES 10 deployments or holding on it until this plays out.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 08-22-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry Ltd. headed for Breakup?

Sadly, they are toast. Conventional wisdom is that in order to get any value for a buyer(s) the company will need to be broken apart as nobody wants the handset division.

In order to show maximum...
Forum: General Q10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 08-21-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,028
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: overkill on q10 charging?

One of the battery life metrics is number of charge cycles. A charge cycle is NOT every time you plug the device in. One charge cycle equals going from 0% to 100% charge capacity.

So....charging a...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 08-13-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry Open to going Private

You don't hang out a public for sale sign unless you've exhausted all private negotiations (assuming they ever had any). It's the equivalent of yelling for a life vest after you have started to go...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 08-10-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry Open to going Private

Having done some M&A in the past, how would you even value them? Financials continue to drop, IP loosing value monthly, total addressable market lost in North America and Western Europe, and hardware...
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 07-31-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,605
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Email alerts available with Z10?

Cool! Thought that was only available in OS 10.2 - thanks
Forum: Sensitive Discussions 06-23-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Poor Paula Deen

The woman is a 66 year old white southern woman who, unfortunately acted like a 66 year old southern white woman (pardon the generality). Understandable given the era she grew up in but hardly...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-17-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry in its case and eletro-static discharge

Tsac, I am well aware of the EMI/ESD requirements in IC and component packaging design.

What you neglected to state was that to meet agency certification, all mobile devices must be tested for ESD...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 05-16-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: RIM success in 4Q, but too early to declare win

How about compromising on maybe :)

There is an old expression that goes something like "market to everyone, and sell to no one". In other words you can't be all things to all potential customers and...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BlackBerry in its case and eletro-static discharge

An ESD will almost never cause problems in a device. While the voltage may be high, the current is very low. Think of a plane getting hit by lightening (a fairly common thing). The electronics are...
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 05-13-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: So, where are the tasks?!

I'm on 2007 so that probably explains it....thanks
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 05-11-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: So, where are the tasks?!

Found my favorite for Android Ultimate To-do List in BB store and it supports native alarms! Stay tuned while I check it out....
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 05-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: So, where are the tasks?!

Thanks Daphne, guess the folks in Waterloo don't need to use tasks to do their jobs ;)
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 05-11-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: So, where are the tasks?!

Thanks, but nope, just the neutered Evernote stuff. BTW - I'm still on Exchange 2007 - is this maybe 2010 only?
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 05-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By bostonnerd
So, where are the tasks?!

Corp IT just gave me a z10 to do some end user BES 10 testing. One of the first things I discovered after provisioning is that Outlook tasks aren't supported. Huh?

So.....anyone find a good Toodledo...
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 03-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,914
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: holster for z10

You bring up a good question (thread hijack alert).....for BES (Outlook in your pocket) functions, what does the z10 offer me that my current 9810 doesn't from a feature/function standpoint? Granted...
Forum: Site Suggestions, News & Problems 02-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,470
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BBM Social Groups.. Remove?

Dump it. Provides no value to this site!
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 01-30-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,200
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: MarketWatch opinion piece today about RIM

I regularly use a BB on BES, as well as an HTC One X, iPhone, and iPad on EAS. Maybe I'm a closet Luddite, but for work stuff, the BB is still my go to device. I still find the Outlook analogous...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 12-22-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: RIM gets hit.

Ya think?! :)
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 12-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,728
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: RIM gets hit.

More likely due to them announcing changes to their service tiers for BB10. Service revenue has been a money machine for them with carriers paying $1-2 per user, per month for access to the RIM...
Forum: Aftermarket Software 12-08-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: ToDoMatrix

Maybe you'll have some luck getting a response from them. I've pretty much moved on to Toodledo. Great web based interface and lots of client choices across multiple platforms.
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-16-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: ToDoMatrix

Looks like the forums are back up.

A sign of life?
Forum: Aftermarket Software 11-01-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,918
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: ToDoMatrix

Long time user of the Rexwireless products and a sometime follower of their support forums. Yep, looks like they pulled down the forums. Not surprising as the only comments posted there over the last...
Forum: BlackBerry Help 09-10-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Torch 9810 won't stop scrolling

Been happening to my 9810 from day one. It's always in marginal lighting conditions. Neither reboots nor firmware updates have resolved it. As soon as the unit detects better ambient lighting, the...
Forum: General Z10 Series Discussion - BlackBerry 10 07-11-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,324
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BB10 in January?

IBM isn't the first or the last Global 500 to do this. I know of quite a few more that are just supporting BB/BES for the (rapidly) dwindling legacy user base and have fully embraced EAS and MDM...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,644
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Pocketday - A sad day

The developer said he will no longer be doing any development on the BB platform.
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 05-08-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,644
Posted By bostonnerd
Pocketday - A sad day

Just saw the following from the developer of Pocketday:
NOTICE: All Blackberry PocketDay products have been DISCONTINUED.

Pocketday - BlackBerry Today Screen | Professional, Personal, Sports, Lists,...
Forum: RIM Stock/Legal Discussion 05-06-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,797
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Rimm @ $12.00

Good idea. Stopped lurking over there some time ago as it seems to be populated with 16 year olds. I much prefer the cranky pragmatic folks that hang out over here :)
Forum: RIM Stock/Legal Discussion 05-06-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,797
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Rimm @ $12.00

Nobody in their right mind is going to pick up the whole company. I'm sure there has already been M&A due diligence done by various possible suitors and none of them found any value in a full...
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 04-27-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,611
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Screen wont's flip horizontal/vertical

Drove me crazy when I got my 9810 as well. You have a two piece case on it like a GRT?

There seems to be a orientation sensor located between the main body and the top of the sliding keyboard that...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 04-06-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,981
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: more execs out at RIM

I'll translate for him:

News Headlines (http://www.cnbc.com/id/46973035)

RIM Executives Depart as Company Considers Strategy
Published: Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 9:39 PM ET
By: Ryan...
Forum: iPhone Android & other HandHeld Forum 03-17-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,415
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: New iPad (aka iPad 3 or iPad HD)

Saw the iPad 3 this morning and as others have said, the screen is absolutely beautiful. Now, as to what I use my iPad 1 for.....almost exclusively used at work (on EAS) going from meeting to meeting...
Forum: Hardware & Accessories 03-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,228
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: what is the mini USB spec required to charge BB

This may help. Go to an AT&T store and pick up one of their charging only mini USB cables. You should be able to check the pin-outs from that.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 03-15-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,537
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Latest official OS for 9810 - 7.1.0.284

9810 with 7.1 and a solid "4G" signal in the Boston area. I don't think I've ever seen it drop to anything else around here. Was getting almost solid "4G" on Setar in Aruba a few weeks ago also.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 03-09-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,700
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: RIM Buys RF Engineering Firm

On their home page. www paratek.com
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 02-22-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,325
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: My PlayBook and Me

Not contrarian at all. Everyone has a different use case. If it works for your friend, great. For me, no tablet of any brand could replace a laptop the majority of the time.
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 02-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,325
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: My PlayBook and Me

Nope no BES. From what I can gather, RIM's whole architecture is built on one PIN per device/user. Was from day one, and will probably be so into the future. They can't handle two devices interacting...
Forum: Rants and Raves Forum 02-22-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,325
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: My PlayBook and Me

Pretty much parallels my experiences. Dusted off the unit and loaded 2.0 last night to see what all the fuss was about, and it was underwhelming to say he least.

I already have an iPad and iPhone on...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 02-20-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,989
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: The Man Behind the PlayBook

For RIM's sake I hope they get the release (mostly) right. I bought a PB to play with when the price dropped and really want to like the device.
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 01-23-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By bostonnerd
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 01-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: New RIM CEO: “I Don’t Think There Is A Drastic Change Needed”

Mike and Jim (aka Laurel and Hardy) still have Board positions. Mike is now head of the Innovation Committee. That would be hysterically funny if it wasn't so scary.
Forum: General 9800 Series Discussion - Torch 01-11-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,041
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: the "Ghost in the Blackberry"

<<From the many threads, this ghost is obviously at work when the cursor moves by itself, jumps around your icons systmatically, ruins your typing, and scrolls your Home display horizontally. All...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-31-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Remember when....

Yeah, PIN - > PIN is a great feature for quick business text bursts, but now it's been co-opted for less valuable uses. Have you seen the new RIM Bold commercial over the last few days (the guys on...
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Remember when....

That was my point. I'm not convinced BBM did much to advance the platform :(
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Remember when....

LMAO ya think?
Forum: General BlackBerry Discussion 12-30-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bostonnerd
Remember when....

As the new year is rapidly approaching a little reflection:

* Remember when discussions of "cool" new applications like Pocketday and Todomatrix used to run multiple pages?

* Remember when it was...
Forum: BES Admin Corner 12-21-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,048
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BB users moving away ?

I work for a large high tech company that was one of the first to implement BES. At its height we had well over 15k users on them (mix of BYOD and company paid). Almost every employee now has a...
Forum: BlackBerry In the News 12-04-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,972
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: Drunk RIM execs handcuffed to seats, force Air Canada to make emergency landi

While Argon seems to have a talent for annoying some folks here, the fact is, that associating RIM with this episode is unfortunately quite valid.
* These were two RIM executives on a business trip...
Forum: General PlayBook Discussion 12-03-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,330
Posted By bostonnerd
Re: BB Playbook still ok to buy?

Agreed. I have an iPad, Playbook, BB, and iPhone all on BES/EAS. Wife has Nook color and BW device.

The Playbook has some ROI if you are on BES, but if not there are many other tablets/ereaders ...
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