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T-Mobile Will No Longer Sell Blackberry Devices in Stores
by Karl Bode 07:57AM Thursday Sep 26 2013
From the kick them when they're down department, T-Mobile executive vice president for corporate services David Carey has stated that T-Mobile will no longer stock Blackberry devices in stores. According to Carey, "keeping stock in the retail distribution system was inefficient" because of the low demand they've seen for Blackberry devices in stores. If it makes you feel any better you can still visit; T-Mobile says they will still "display and sell it in the store for those consumers who would like to see one," though you'll have to order it online.

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IPPlanMan
Holy Cable Modem Batman

join:2000-09-20
Washington, DC
kudos:1

Circling the drain...

I knew Blackberry wasn't coming back when Netflix said it wouldn't make an app for it.

»www.huffpost.com/us/entr ··· /3347435
elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

Re: Circling the drain...

Goodbye Commodore....:)

Dr Demento
I Vant Blud

join:2002-01-02
Denville, NJ

Re: Circling the drain...

Goodbye competition.. only blind fanfolk cheer on such a demise that can cost peoples' jobs. Do people have cognitive dissonance when it comes to recalling the likes of Apple or even T-Mobile in the US were on the ropes at some point? And now with the T-Mobile CEO cheerleading for a reverse merger with Sprint for a golden parachute does it even matter?
elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

Re: Circling the drain...

The markets are operating efficiently, trimming the fat as it were.

Go read on the edge. A sorry tale on how Commodore owned the market and went belly up. Heck even Apple had become irrelevant and almost went belly up during the soda pop years. If it weren't for Jobs and Microsoft, they too would be a footnote.

4 years ago my only option was a buggy blackberry or a buggy Treo or I could get a flip phone. Android was still in diapers and only the cool kids had an iphone 3. Blackberry owned the landscape just like today Android and Apple. In ten years it will be someone else.

When I lived in Boston, I worked in Burlington. I was @ Sun at the time (GONE). In any case the campus was being built on the ruins of Dec (GONE), and now owned by Oracle. The parking lots are not as full as they used to be, because innovation is now moving away from Oracle too. My company you can't get a parking spot after 8AM. In 5 years, we will probably be gone. The days of working for a company for 30 years is the exception, not the rule.

Welcome to 2014. Blackberry and Palm failed to innovate or had poor business plans, goodbye. I disliked both my Palm and Blackberry. Going a day without a reboot was special. I've rebooted my iphone 5 once, to upgrade to ios7. I like my iphone. It's not as nice as Android, but my corporate JUST starting supporting Android. My next phone will be a Nexus model.

I would argue there is way more competition than before. You can buy a smartphone from $50 to $1000 and MVNO give tons of options as to how you consume your cellular $. It's better than EVER in history, and in 10 years it will be the best ever.

Even MSFT has some mind share, and Firefox is coming...As to people losing their jobs, that happens all the time. I'm not cheering it, but that is a fact of life unless you work for the government. I could be fired tomorrow, and it would suck but I can't control that.

michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..

So?

So what? Blackberry can still sell directly to those who want a blackberry because T-mobile uses GSM. Sony has been doing this for years with their phones and it was a non issue. If you can't pay for a phone up front then maybe you need to save up some money before you buy the latest toy.
biochemistry
Premium
join:2003-05-09
92361

It's frozen

My blackberry isn't working.

jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4

Re: It's frozen

Pull the battery 10 times a day :P
Currently using a Bold 9000 on Telus because my LG broke.

IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1

Blackberry should liquidate

Blackberry is a terminally ill patient on life support. Enough said...

tmh

@verizon.net

Once good, now irrelevant

Blackberry was the goto device for business. Push email and excellent integration with Outlook. The physical keyboard was surprisingly fast. Plus, the OS just works. Then, their OS started getting buggy. Then push email came to the droid. Then calendar, notes and task integration. Now, Blackberry is just an also-ran. Goodbye Blackberry. We had some good times, but you won't be missed.

tmh

@verizon.net
Blackberry was the goto device for business. Push email and excellent integration with Outlook. The physical keyboard was surprisingly fast. Plus, the OS just works. Then, their OS started getting buggy. Then push email came to the droid. Then calendar, notes and task integration. Now, Blackberry is just an also-ran. Goodbye Blackberry. We had some good times, but you won't be missed.