Home Depot ditching Blackberry
Just found out that Home Depot is recalling Blackberries from their management staff and replacing them with iPhone 4S's.
HD used the devices for in house applications as well as for communications. So I am guessing these apps have already been re-written if devices are going back. I belive the transition is to be complete in the next 60 days.
Sad they didn't wait to see if BB10 satisfied their needs before throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
- 02-06-2013, 11:44 AM #5
Hasn't Home Depot been "dropping" BlackBerry for years now?------------------------------------
What would Microsoft do if Nokia (80%+ of the market) decided to abandon Windows Phone and adopt another platform?
- CrackBerry User
02-06-2013, 12:04 PM #7
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Odd timing. I can tell you that currently a large US Chemical company is in that same boat and won't be supporting BB in the near future for their US offices.
I have to laugh at these companies as they decide to take the plunge now, when Blackberry's new system has come out, offers a unique approach to BYOD, far superior security, greater features, and is CHEAPER! Give them 2 years and they will have spent twice as much to convert back.
US companies need to get their head out of the sand and stop using GOOD as a half assed way to get Android and iOS in the workplace.
PS, I also know that a large Canadian Oil Company that is rolling out BES10 this week. Not sure when the devices follow suit, but I would imagine it is shortly after.
- 02-07-2013, 02:08 AM #11
isn't a surprise... i don't see a lot of large companies moving to BB10 anytime soon. BB10 is going to take a few years to regain that part of the market due to basically starting over and thats not saying its a flop.
when I worked on Rogers BB tech I quickly realized the majority of business users of big firms had BB pearls and curves (insane amounts of pearls). which originally thought was weird until I thought about it and the amount of employees these companies have. and I'm not talking average low endcompanies, I'm talking large Banks, hospitals, government etc.
Right now I work for Great canadian gaming corp and all management staff/admin have 9700's
- 02-07-2013, 02:38 AM #12
Will be getting my supplies at rona from now onPhones:
Nokia 5110>Nokia 3360>Siemens C56>Moto RAZR>LG Chocolate>Pearl 8100>Bold 9000 > Bold 9900 >Z10 > Aristo
16GB Playbook> Playbook 32GB + Playbook 16GB > ???
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-07-2013, 03:42 PM #13
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- the tail on the donkey....
FedEx supports BlackBerry, as I know someone that works for the security side of the company and last Fall they replaced their old push to talk cellphones with Bold 9900s. He told me that the BlackBerry devices were fully compatible with their company intranet while Android devices and the iPhone were not.
- 02-08-2013, 10:04 PM #15
Well just like Lows and now Home Depot lol, no problem lets wait until they get hacked, I am sure they will be crauling back to BlackBerry 10.
The issue with Home Depot is they've already signed a contract for the iPhones last year I believe. Now that the BB10 is out, I can see Home Depot coming back to BlackBerry after this contract is up.
BlackBerry 10 will sell itself, that is how good it is.
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02-09-2013, 09:11 AM #16
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02-09-2013, 09:39 AM #17
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Last edited by Jonesy1966; 02-10-2013 at 02:28 PM. Reason: Clarity and pretty awful diction!
- 02-09-2013, 05:55 PM #22
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-09-2013, 07:33 PM #24
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Folks I suspect that Home Depot like myself got tired of all the promises of delivery of the 10 that never materialized. I waited until January and all I got was an announcement that the 10 would not be available until March. I got an iphone5. Quite frankly it is more for teenie boppers, but will have to do me for the next 2 years. Perhaps the 10 will be available by then.
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