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AT&T Selling Blackberry Z10 Starting March 22
Sprint Will Get a Belated, '2.0' Version Later On
by Karl Bode 12:17PM Tuesday Mar 12 2013
AT&T This week announced that the carrier will begin offering the new Blackberry Z10 on March 22 for $200 with a two-year contract. T-Mobile meanwhile made the Z10 available for pre-order for business customers starting yesterday for $250 on a two-year Classic plan. Verizon says they'll also be offering the Z10 for $200 with a two-year contract, but has yet to specify a release date. Sprint will be the only one of the big four major carriers to not offer the device at launch, but reports have emerged noting that they will offer a "2.0" version of the Z10 sometime during the second half of this year.

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IowaCowboy
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I'll stay with iPhone

My friend is an IT administrator and he says BlackBerries are a PITA to troubleshoot. He converted his former employer's mobile device fleet to iPhones. Much easier to troubleshoot.

I'm sorry but the days of CrackBerries are numbered.

Major companies are going to iOS. Lowes and Sears have gone to iOS for inventory management. Comcast now uses iOS to dispatch techs and provision CPE. Even the Symbol handhelds are falling out of favor. Grandma was getting blood drawn at the hospital and the lab tech said their symbol handhelds are a PITA and she wishes they had iPhones. iPhones have a bright future, even without Steve Jobs. Even Amtrak is using iOS to validate tickets.
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Dr Demento
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Re: I'll stay with iPhone

said by IowaCowboy:

blah blah blah strawman blah blah hyperbole blah blah blah hearsay

Have we learned anything from the M$/Intel 90s that ubiquity doesn't always mean superiority? Congradulations to your friend on making his job easier but one example doesn't fit all situations. More businesses desire IT to have certification in one or more platform agnostic object-oriented languages (not Objective-C) because the days of platform exclusive applications (besides game licenses and one office suite) are numbered. Blackberry has designed an OS for those that want a smoother multitasker and is critical to have multiple accounts to separate business content.

I for one welcome competition and the chance for devices as well as their content to be pushed further.

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Re: I'll stay with iPhone

said by Dr Demento:

I for one welcome competition and the chance for devices as well as their content to be pushed further.

amen
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said by Dr Demento:

said by IowaCowboy:

blah blah blah strawman blah blah hyperbole blah blah blah hearsay

Have we learned anything from the M$/Intel 90s that ubiquity doesn't always mean superiority? Congradulations to your friend on making his job easier but one example doesn't fit all situations. More businesses desire IT to have certification in one or more platform agnostic object-oriented languages (not Objective-C) because the days of platform exclusive applications (besides game licenses and one office suite) are numbered. Blackberry has designed an OS for those that want a smoother multitasker and is critical to have multiple accounts to separate business content.

I for one welcome competition and the chance for devices as well as their content to be pushed further.

Not really sure what your language and application diatribe is supposed to signify, but it definitely is true that Blackberries (in their current form, anyway) are dreadful to troubleshoot and configure. That's not the main reason why they're going out of favor, but it doesn't help.

jwyoungy

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Re: I'll stay with iPhone

in their current form? I'm guessing you are not talking about Blackberry 10. You know, the new Blackberrys that are a huge step forward for blackberry.

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Re: I'll stay with iPhone

said by jwyoungy :

in their current form? I'm guessing you are not talking about Blackberry 10. You know, the new Blackberrys that are a huge step forward for blackberry.

so were betamax VCR.
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AVD
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said by IowaCowboy:

I'm sorry but the days of CrackBerries are numbered.

There can be only two, and BB is not one of them.
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Saint Louis, MO
said by IowaCowboy:

My friend is an IT administrator and he says BlackBerries are a PITA to troubleshoot. He converted his former employer's mobile device fleet to iPhones. Much easier to troubleshoot.

I'm sorry but the days of CrackBerries are numbered.

Major companies are going to iOS. Lowes and Sears have gone to iOS for inventory management. Comcast now uses iOS to dispatch techs and provision CPE. Even the Symbol handhelds are falling out of favor. Grandma was getting blood drawn at the hospital and the lab tech said their symbol handhelds are a PITA and she wishes they had iPhones. iPhones have a bright future, even without Steve Jobs. Even Amtrak is using iOS to validate tickets.

and we have suspended every IOS based device from access to anything on the corporate network until Apple fixes the massive security issues they have in the IOS

mrherzog

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Can't wait

I've had my Z10 since Feb 5th when Canada got them and I can't wait for the US to finally enjoy it too.

I was using my Z10 and PlayBook to present a report to a projector and I was controlling the PlayBook from my Z10 while walking around the boardroom.

Multitasking is second to none. The fluid, insanely fast browser is second to none. I really can't wait for you folks south of the 49 to experience it.

The blackBerry of OLD was a pain to work with. This NEW BlackBerry is NOTHING like the OLD devices. Once you toss the OLD train of thought out the window and embrace the new BB, you'll begin to see, they really did start over.

With MDM on the new BES10 server, BlackBerry is embracing BYOD and making ITs' job SOOOOO much simpler.

It's not for everyone, but neither is Droid or iOS. Now you'll have a 3rd choice that CAN keep up. (and pass if browsing and multitasking is your thing)
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Re: Can't wait

I'm looking forward to the new ones as well. I'm currently using a Blackberry Tour (OS 5.0) at work, and for the most part, it's worked pretty well. My biggest gripe is the craptastic browser, which I have to use for intranet stuff. It's a dog, to put it mildly.

I've been told by the person in charge of cell phone accounts that I'm eligible to get one of the new BBs when they come out. I'm leaning towards the Q10 as I mainly use my Tour for emails and office IM, but I'm not sure yet. Either one will be a massive upgrade though .
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Isn't it ironic...

that my employer provided Blackberry crapped out today.
stufried
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Re: Isn't it ironic...

I own an iPhone and my wife converted a few months ago when her company allowed people to leave BB. Lastly year I spoke on techg issues and told people they were dying. They are hardly my first choice, but I think the Z10 may have given a shot. It is clearly an impressive effort. Further, the reviews they are getting seem positive. Is it too late? Only time will tell. They need to get developers to create apps for them and they may not do it without the user base. Conversely, the user base won't embrace Blackberry if their favorite apps aren't there. Therein lies the rub.
lemonade

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Los Angeles, CA
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good for customer

I will definitely check out the new BB, iphone is smooth and looks great design wise but i got bored after years of similar design, android for me is not as stable and smooth as apple, but cheaper. Now it's good to see alternative (assuming it's actually a good product). More choice always better.

Robotics
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Decent Phone In My Book

I have a friend in Canada I talk to on a regular basis. He has one of these phones and loves it. I must say from what I have seen of it and some of its features in use, (watching him show it off via skype) gives me the feeling this phone will put RIM back in a more positive atmosphere in the cell phone industry. They have come a long way for the size company they are IMO.
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