i Don't get it?
Last night I was at my son's school awards presentation and really took note of what devices people were using to capture video and pictures with. Not surprising at all I'd have to say 90% of those devices were iPhones. However I was shocked at how many men had a BB device as well as an iPhone. iDon't get it? Why carry both devices? We are issued BB's from work and are allowed to use it as a personal device as well. Why would I go through the expense of having a second device? Someone explain this trend to me?
- 06-27-2012, 10:55 AM #2
Your company's IT policy might not be as restrictive as the those guys' companies' IT policies. They might have a totally locked down BES device that does not even allow any apps. Heck, they might even have been issued BlackBerry devices that don't have cameras.
Then, too, those guys might want to keep their personal data completely separate from the professional data. They might not want their company having access to what they do in their personal lives, so they carry a separate device. http://www.port3101.org/port-3101-be...ed-logged.html
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- 06-27-2012, 11:10 AM #5
- Phone call data: Date/time of call, number called/received, length of call
- Text message data: Including the actual verbage of the text message
- MMS message text: Can view the actual verbage included, but not any photos sent
That is just a bit of what can be seen. The link I posted in my earlier post explains everything a BES admin can see.
- 06-27-2012, 11:14 AM #7
I've noticed a lot of people carry both devices as well. Most of the people I've seen usually have and older OS5 device and iPhone.
I've been told by someone they have their Blackberry for the keyboard, email, and work stuff, and the iPhone for apps, music and fun stuff, basically.
RIM should provide the best of both worlds. Hopefully BB10 does this.
- 06-27-2012, 11:20 AM #9
It is the same thing with computers. Many companies are still running Windows XP, even though Windows 7 is almost 3 years old and will be replaced by Windows 8 this fall.
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- 06-27-2012, 11:29 AM #15
I have never been able to understand why anyone buys an iPhone period. Why have an iPhone with a monthly fee when you can have an iPod and no monthly fee? OR have an iPod with a BlackBerry or an Android? Just has always seemed like a big time waste to me. Will be even more of a waste soon. Verizon's new share everything plan will include free Mobile Hotspot. So a person could have a fully usable iPod and a BlackBerry or Android smartphone everywhere they go for the same exact monthly fee as just having an iPhone.
Do people really like the call quality of the iPhone that much that they are willing to pay that much money just for voice minutes?
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- 06-27-2012, 11:47 AM #21
I would feel the exact same way about BlackBerry if RIM made a WiFi only device in a phone form factor that did every single thing a BlackBerry would do but without a monthly fee. I also feel the same way about Android phones. I carry an Android without service through a carrier. It can do the exact same things an Android with a $100 monthly fee will do (except 4G LTE because my BlackBerry don't have it), even voice calling.
I do agree that not everyone is comfortable with carrying 2 devices. I've done it for so many years that I am just accustomed to it and would feel naked without them. lol
- 06-27-2012, 11:52 AM #23
That's why I have an iPhone.
I got blisters on me fingers! from using Tapatalk.
- 06-27-2012, 11:53 AM #24
Another poster mentioned why not use an iPod Touch and mobile hotspot, rather than a personal iPhone.
Folks who have company-issued OS7 devices, such as the 9900/9930, probably cannot use mobile hotspot due to IT policy. Therefore, if they want a personal device that can use data without WiFi, they need an iPhone, not an iPod Touch.
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- 06-27-2012, 12:17 PM #25
I personally love all gadgets, the more the better. Every smartphone has their own pros and cons and there is no such thing as the perfect phone. For communication I prefer the Bold. I need communication more than I want the entertainment Android or iOS would give me. I don't do the entertainment stuff on my Bold because I need the battery life for the hundreds (probably closer to thousands) of messages I will send from my Bold that day. BUT I do like gadgets so I carry a Android along. I don't want 2 monthly phone bills just for myself so I choose to carry a used, deactivated Android that still does everything I want it to do.
My lifestyle may not be normal, but I still say more is always better.