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  1. the_boon's Avatar
    02-03-2020 08:56 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Is it sad? Yes. Surprising? Actually I'm more surprised this lasted as long as it has. The writing has been on the wall for a few years now.
    Laura Knotek and TgeekB like this.
    02-03-2020 09:33 AM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    I want to pre-order the UniHertz Titan to try to help keep the physical-keyboard-on-a-smartphone alive but something is telling me not to.

    It's a huge, heavy 303g rugged Passport clone with some questionable built-in apps like adups...
    02-03-2020 10:00 AM
  4. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I want to pre-order the UniHertz Titan to try to help keep the physical-keyboard-on-a-smartphone alive but something is telling me not to.

    It's a huge, heavy 303g rugged Passport clone with some questionable built-in apps like adups...
    I thought you had already decided to get another boon.
    the_boon likes this.
    02-03-2020 11:01 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It is sad, but the only surprise to me is that they actually announced it. I thought they'd just let it fade away.
    TgeekB, mustang7757 and Elky64 like this.
    02-03-2020 04:19 PM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    Anyone who is shocked about this has been living under a rock. Like you said Laura, I’m surprised there was an announcement. It’s not like more than a few scattered people use them any more.
    Laura Knotek and Elky64 like this.
    02-03-2020 04:31 PM
  7. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I'm still amazed at some of the comments on crackberry today. Some still don't get it do they.
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    02-03-2020 07:16 PM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm still amazed at some of the comments on crackberry today. Some still don't get it do they.
    I haven’t read them but it doesn’t surprise me. Lots of people in constant denial over there.
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    02-03-2020 08:46 PM
  9. the_boon's Avatar
    I'm still amazed at some of the comments on crackberry today. Some still don't get it do they.
    You mean those that believe that someone else will license the brand name now?

    Yeah I highly highly doubt that.

    We have a better chance of getting random keyboard devices from random OEM's than someone using the toxic BB name at this point.
    02-04-2020 06:55 AM
  10. towngirl's Avatar


    Knew it would happen, eventually.
    Elky64 likes this.
    02-04-2020 08:44 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Knew this would eventually come.
    Elky64 likes this.
    02-04-2020 09:25 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Knew this would eventually come.
    Especially when they said they wanted to be for Enterprise only a handful of years ago. That was signing their own death certificate.
    Laura Knotek and Elky64 like this.
    02-05-2020 08:44 AM
  13. Chuck Finley69's Avatar


    Knew it would happen, eventually.
    Sup?
    02-05-2020 10:07 AM
  14. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You mean those that believe that someone else will license the brand name now?

    Yeah I highly highly doubt that.

    We have a better chance of getting random keyboard devices from random OEM's than someone using the toxic BB name at this point.
    With articles from a random blogger about said random devices
    02-05-2020 10:09 AM
  15. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    So is this like the after party? Are we heading over to iMore later?
    02-05-2020 10:11 AM
  16. Sean Flaherty's Avatar
    To me, BB meant two things: 1. a physical keyboard and 2. the Hub, a unified inbox. I have a KeyONE (and had a Q10 before that) so I am good at least for a few years, longer if I get a Key2 or replace the battery in the KeyONE.

    Anyone know how long Oreo will be a usable Phone OS?
    02-05-2020 10:12 AM
  17. bonedatt's Avatar
    It's never a good thing when there are fewer competitors. The survivors become complacent. I hate that I have to constantly buy a Samsung Note, because no other manufacturer will offer anything similar in specs and functionality.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-05-2020 12:09 PM
  18. the_boon's Avatar
    To me, BB meant two things: 1. a physical keyboard and 2. the Hub, a unified inbox. I have a KeyONE (and had a Q10 before that) so I am good at least for a few years, longer if I get a Key2 or replace the battery in the KeyONE.

    Anyone know how long Oreo will be a usable Phone OS?
    Oreo should be good to go for a long, long time.

    There are people all around the world using Android devices still on KitKat 4.4, Lollipop 5, Marshmallow 6, etc


    I say get a KEY2 LE or a Red KEY2
    02-05-2020 12:40 PM
  19. towngirl's Avatar
    Sup?
    Didn't know you were Trusted here, as well. Do they know about your history with chainsaws? :- lol

    OK.. they won't like chainsaw talk around here.
    02-05-2020 03:12 PM
  20. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Didn't know you were Trusted here, as well. Do they know about your history with chainsaws? :- lol

    OK.. they won't like chainsaw talk around here.
    It’s ok. Chainsaws are, believe it or not, acceptable here.
    towngirl likes this.
    02-05-2020 06:35 PM
  21. phonejunky's Avatar
    I want to pre-order the UniHertz Titan to try to help keep the physical-keyboard-on-a-smartphone alive but something is telling me not to.

    It's a huge, heavy 303g rugged Passport clone with some questionable built-in apps like adups...
    I watched a review on this phone today. It looks interesting. Mainly the 6000 mah battery for me.
    the_boon likes this.
    02-05-2020 08:09 PM
  22. Kayza's Avatar
    It's never a good thing when there are fewer competitors. The survivors become complacent. I hate that I have to constantly buy a Samsung Note, because no other manufacturer will offer anything similar in specs and functionality.
    Blackberry has never been a viable competitor, though.
    02-05-2020 10:12 PM
  23. BB10Clifton's Avatar
    It's sad for sure, but unfortunately the days have changed for them. At one time they were the superior device for the hardcore power user that relied on communication. Now even though the KEY series wasn't bad and got the job done attacking emails and provided privacy, it wasn't much to win over the Note fans. I live in the corporate world, most of all Note users that I work with were one time BlackBerry users and left BlackBerry because of how powerful the Notes have been. The iPhone users today are mostly just Apple fans.
    Laura Knotek and Elky64 like this.
    02-06-2020 08:31 AM
  24. Morty2264's Avatar
    NOOOOO the end of an era, for sure! My first and second phones were BlackBerry devices; and then I went to Android. Very sad. But as Golfdriver said, it shouldn't be very surprising. I will miss them. And since RIM was Canadian, it's just all a bunch of sadness for this Canadian!
    Laura Knotek and Elky64 like this.
    02-06-2020 01:14 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    Oreo should be good to go for a long, long time.

    There are people all around the world using Android devices still on KitKat 4.4, Lollipop 5, Marshmallow 6, etc


    I say get a KEY2 LE or a Red KEY2
    Unfortunately that means the people most vulnerable to security issues.
    Laura Knotek and Elky64 like this.
    02-06-2020 03:06 PM
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