1. Ezekiel Odebright's Avatar
    Hello, I am Ezekiel. I blog and post Tech and Gadgets Reviews

    While surfing the net earlier today, I came across this in a forum and decided to post it here. The poster asked
    "Should BlackBerry lock out non-BlackBerry devices from using BlackBerry apps?"

    His reason been that non-BlackBerry user are installing Android BlackBerry productivity apps on their devices.

    So what's your though on this?
    05-11-2016 02:46 PM
  2. neo158's Avatar
    Only if those apps are specific to the PRIV, otherwise no they shouldn't
    05-11-2016 04:19 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    IBM did that, way back when. It cost them (in cash in court, but IBM could afford to write off 8 Billion and the WSJ noted it in a small filler, it wasn't anything to get excited about). Android can't run iPhone apps, and vice versa, because the operating systems are different (like running Windows programs on an Mac), but a company causing an app to not run because of the phone it's on, not because the app wasn't written for that phone? Blackberry's in enough trouble already (2 feet in the grave and the water's up to its lower lip). Doing something like not allowing its Android apps to run on non-BB hardware would add a few feet of water - they'd drown. It wouldn't bother me - I don't use either their phones or their apps. But they'd become like Ashton Tate. Remember them? $40 Million was enough to sink them.

    BB can't afford a mistake like this.
    05-11-2016 04:41 PM

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