1. baptistan's Avatar
    Hi guys, probably some of you didn't know but BlackBerry Mobile opened a few stores in China.

    I can't wait for the new BlackBerry from OnwardMobility, and looking forward, but I couldn't help but to go check the old blackberry store where they did the launch for BBMO and Key One. Up to a few month ago it was still open.

    Found it quite funny that they replaced it with IPhone stuff already but kept the BlackBerry logo as a light.

    Have a great day Ya'll
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    3800, parryberry, rarsen and 2 others like this.
    10-21-20 04:01 AM
  2. BlueOyster's Avatar
    would love to get my hands on those lights...what a great idea
    10-21-20 06:54 AM
  3. joeldf's Avatar
    Now, that's just funny.
    10-21-20 02:21 PM
  4. parryberry's Avatar
    That's the latest BB hardware: QNX powered lighting with the new micro kernel bulbs. For a retro effect there's the option of trackball switches.
    john_v, phuoc, Stinkycat71 and 1 others like this.
    10-21-20 06:55 PM
  5. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Yup other BlackBerry Doh moment !
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    10-22-20 09:57 AM
  6. joeldf's Avatar
    Yup other BlackBerry Doh moment !
    Oh, I don't know. Seems like whoever manages that store for Apple is the one with the D'oh moment. It's up to the new people coming in to properly brand the space.
    10-22-20 10:59 AM
  7. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Oh, I don't know. Seems like whoever manages that store for Apple is the one with the D'oh moment. It's up to the new people coming in to properly brand the space.
    Is it an Apple Store or some 3rd party?


    Yeah just move the light around a little would have been all that was needed.... but some of these fly by night shops don't bother with that. They open for a season and are gone tomorrow.
    10-22-20 12:27 PM
  8. joeldf's Avatar
    Is it an Apple Store or some 3rd party?


    Yeah just move the light around a little would have been all that was needed.... but some of these fly by night shops don't bother with that. They open for a season and are gone tomorrow.
    3rd party retail licensee, no doubt.

    And, you're probably right that they just leased an available empty space and set up only what they needed.
    10-22-20 12:42 PM
  9. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    3rd party retail licensee, no doubt.

    And, you're probably right that they just leased an available empty space and set up only what they needed.
    If you’re setting up retail space and you’re selling mobile products, the best location if available is a previous same type especially if you’re selling a better perceived brand....
    10-22-20 12:44 PM
  10. bakron1's Avatar
    The BlackBerry store!! I remember when we had one of the first BlackBerry stores in Farmington Hills Michigan and was a very popular place back in the day. I bought a few devices and accessories from there.
    10-23-20 08:10 PM
  11. idssteve's Avatar
    Apples & Blackberries are both fruit, at least. Lol.
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    10-25-20 12:57 AM
  12. Kraftarama's Avatar
    Apples & Blackberries are both fruit, at least. Lol.
    99% of the public would not be looking up at the ceiling and the 1% that would only .1% would recognize the branding.
    10-25-20 11:44 PM
  13. idssteve's Avatar
    99% of the public would not be looking up at the ceiling and the 1% that would only .1% would recognize the branding.
    Ha, maybe a healing thing? Lol. Truth be known, I might personally know more Apple users who were once Blackberry users than not? Lol.

    I'm no trademark attourney but can visualize where some BB et al attorneys might get accused of remiss by letting that continue unchallenged? Lol.

    Potential trademark infringement issues aside, perhaps that store's management, occupying former BB store space, might perceive advantage in reassuring some of their migrants from BB? Maybe even "accidentally" subliminally implying that maybe BB themselves have merged or otherwise made "OK" with Apple? Lol.

    Worth pondering... would there ever have been an iPhone as we know it if Blackberry had never existed? Lol.
    10-26-20 07:08 AM
  14. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar

    Worth pondering... would there ever have been an iPhone as we know it if Blackberry had never existed? Lol.
    Sure there would have... BlackBerry didn't really invent or have the first smartphone. That came over a decade before BlackBerry made a phone. Palm and Windows would have still transitioned their PDA's of the 80's and 90's into phones. And Apple would still have added phone capabilities to their iPod.

    Sad thing is some articles like "History and Evolution of Smartphones".... don't even mention BlackBerry. Most other smartphone histories do credit BlackBerry for their innovative features like Email and BBM. But in the end these were already used on PC, and that's all mobile was, the move to bring Personal Computing to a mobile device. It was going to happen with or without BlackBerry. Just as Personal Computers would have happened with or without Microsoft.
    10-26-20 09:11 AM
  15. idssteve's Avatar
    Sure there would have... BlackBerry didn't really invent or have the first smartphone. That came over a decade before BlackBerry made a phone. Palm and Windows would have still transitioned their PDA's of the 80's and 90's into phones. And Apple would still have added phone capabilities to their iPod.

    Sad thing is some articles like "History and Evolution of Smartphones".... don't even mention BlackBerry. Most other smartphone histories do credit BlackBerry for their innovative features like Email and BBM. But in the end these were already used on PC, and that's all mobile was, the move to bring Personal Computing to a mobile device. It was going to happen with or without BlackBerry. Just as Personal Computers would have happened with or without Microsoft.
    You're probably mostly right. Responding to a pager message seemed pretty profound for me, that first time... decades ago... lol
    10-26-20 09:23 AM

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