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Verizon phasing out Blackberry??
todd6146
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I went to my local Verizon store today and there were no Blackberry devices.  When I asked, the store owner said that Verizon is in the process of phasing out Blackberry.  She said that there is an issue with Verizon and Blackberry Enterprise.

Anyone hear anything about this??

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tikibar1
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I read somewhere that RIM said it would phase out their consumer products and focus entirely on marketing phones to businesses ... maybe that's it?

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Spiral
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tikibar1 wrote:

I read somewhere that RIM said it would phase out their consumer products and focus entirely on marketing phones to businesses ... maybe that's it?

I personally do not believe this to be true, but we will probably find out in about 75 days (Jan 30, 2013) at the Blackberry 10 Launch Event if RIM is giving up on the consumer market.

http://crackberry.com/press-release

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I think Blackberry is doing it's best( or worst ) to phase out Blackberry

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SydneyK
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The brand is going through a transitional phase right now, but I believe Verizon will continue to support BB devices. There's a lot of misinformation out there right now about BB, but admittedly, a rep would be better off selling you a device that does everything you want it to now, such as have the apps the other platforms have.

Also, stock may be running low because there hasn't been a major release since the Bold a year ago. RIM is focusing on releasing its new operating system, BB 10, in a few months. And current devices will not be upgradable to BB 10, so while the Bold, for example, may be a great device, you have to think of that when you're signing a two-year contract.

If you're interested in seeing what BB has to offer, try to wait it out just a little longer if you can!

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Ginac314
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Is Verizon going to get a 4G Blackberry?

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commonsense101
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IF BB makes one.. i'm sure verizon would carry it.. verizon carries windows phones don't they

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Ginac314
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Well, my friend has one with T Mobile. V says that T Moble 4g is the same as V 3g but I had a Blackberry 3g and the internet speed sucked.

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SydneyK
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I'm sure RIM would only release 4G devices next year if they want to stay in the game. I agree that Internet speeds on the BB browser right now are not good. Downloading the Opera Mini browser from App World does help some. But keep in mind, the BB devices that come out in a couple months are a completely new operating system, so the browser could be as fast as on other platforms. It all remains to be seen, but Jan. 30 is the day RIM is announcing BB10.

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RFD
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Yes. I spoke to VZW Tech Support 3 wks ago and they STRONGLY encouraged me to move away from Blackberry because of BB's snail-like movement to 4G. They offered me a strong  incentive to dump BB for Android and I will take it within the next four weeks. Every 8 weeks or so my Blackberry stops receiving/sending emails on the VZW network. It takes me almost and hour, each time, (on a tech call) to "restore" my phone to  its desired functionality. I've had it...My naive take on it is that RIM is a thing of the past. They can try to play catch up but, sadly, the world has eclipsed them.

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