1. alwaystimoga's Avatar
    Seems to be a major contract loss from an important customer point of view....

    From the news link below..
    Toronto: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is close to signing a deal to sell its popular line of Galaxy devices to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
    The deal would be a boost for Samsung, which is increasingly seeking to cater to the needs of government agencies, a niche long dominated by Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd..........


    As reported in ibnlive.com Samsung close to mobile-device deal with FBI: Sources
    07-20-13 09:59 PM
  2. Jakob Greve's Avatar
    Does it have a cigar?
    07-20-13 10:03 PM
  3. alwaystimoga's Avatar
    Does it have a cigar?
    no, but u can already feel something's burning is it?
    07-20-13 10:12 PM
  4. Asmooh's Avatar
    Let's hope so, than they got hacked and see how quickly they are back at BlackBerry

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    07-21-13 05:47 AM
  5. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Let's hope so, than they got hacked and see how quickly they are back at BlackBerry

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    Government devices are generally not the same device that you buy from the local carrier. So the getting hacked part is very unlikely.
    07-21-13 09:21 AM
  6. ElGusta's Avatar
    Let's hope so, than they got hacked and see how quickly they are back at BlackBerry

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    Yes lets hope that a government agency entrusted with the general public's safety gets hacked so BlackBerry can gain relevancy.

    Excellent logic.
    m1a1mg likes this.
    07-21-13 09:52 AM
  7. greggebhardt's Avatar
    From what I have read it is all but done. Only the highest employees will even be offered a Blackberry.
    07-21-13 09:57 AM
  8. mrfreetruth's Avatar
    It's just a rumour from "sources " and we have all seen how many turned out to being untrue. I heard the exact opposite from my source but I will believe when I see it.

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    07-21-13 10:57 AM
  9. BlackBerry4LifeVince's Avatar
    I was reading a Seeking Alpha article about this, and it's only for a small section of the federal government. They said it was nothing to worry about for BlackBerry.
    07-21-13 11:23 AM
  10. alwaystimoga's Avatar
    It's just a rumour from "sources " and we have all seen how many turned out to being untrue. I heard the exact opposite from my source but I will believe when I see it.

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    these kind of 'rumours' play nicely on the market sentiments !!!
    07-21-13 11:34 AM
  11. alwaystimoga's Avatar
    I was reading a Seeking Alpha article about this, and it's only for a small section of the federal government. They said it was nothing to worry about for BlackBerry.
    I guess it is not just about the section, but the fact that the "security" aspect of the product is not the big sellable thing anymore which makes a dent. Even if it starts with a smaller section the competitor would be happy to have got a front door entry and see how they can penetrate further.
    07-21-13 11:35 AM
  12. alwaystimoga's Avatar
    I guess the US government just wants to make their devices diverse. But, yeah, it is not a good news for BB.
    what I think it noteworthy is that , fine the govt wants to diversify, but they went ahead with android/samsung(assuming it goes through) , not ios/apple. Thus it do give some food for thought!
    07-21-13 11:37 AM
  13. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Let's hope so, than they got hacked and see how quickly they are back at BlackBerry

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    You hope that the government gets hacked? Interesting.
    m1a1mg likes this.
    07-21-13 11:38 AM
  14. alwaystimoga's Avatar
    From what I have read it is all but done. Only the highest employees will even be offered a Blackberry.
    I am sure, samsung is offering this almost free to get a pass in!
    07-21-13 01:04 PM
  15. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    Being a security consultant, I can say that 'security' is only as good as it's weakest link; that link here is it's users:

    DailyTech - Rogue Smartphones Pose Threats the U.S. Military


    With regards to the 'Samsung is taking over' item, I'll believe it when I see it (officially), and exactly what effects it has on the BlackBerry US Gov't. user base.
    I am confident that an off-shore company (no matter who it is) is not going to be a major player in the Americas' Government mobile devices, unless it is wrapped in something like the BlackBerry secure layer.
    Shanerredflag likes this.
    07-22-13 10:10 PM
  16. m1a1mg's Avatar
    I am sure, samsung is offering this almost free to get a pass in!
    Not sure how the entire enterprise works, but i can speak about a small part of it. Where I formerly worked, on a US Army installation, Blackberries were free. The provider, either Sprint or VZW, wanted the contract.


    Being a security consultant, I can say that 'security' is only as good as it's weakest link; that link here is it's users:

    With regards to the 'Samsung is taking over' item, I'll believe it when I see it (officially), and exactly what effects it has on the BlackBerry US Gov't. user base.
    I am confident that an off-shore company (no matter who it is) is not going to be a major player in the Americas' Government mobile devices, unless it is wrapped in something like the BlackBerry secure layer.
    Are you a security consultant for the USG?

    True, we'll have to wait and see, but I've already seen non BB devices that are on the network.
    07-23-13 11:39 AM
  17. greggebhardt's Avatar
    You hope that the government gets hacked? Interesting.
    Like they have not been hacked before!
    07-23-13 12:22 PM

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