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  1. Canadarrryl's Avatar
    Just noticed that "Blackberry" no longer appears under sections at theverge.com on my Z10, on the iOS 7 App and on their Web page. Seems all BlackBerry news is now relegated to "Business" and "Business, Mobile".


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    10-16-13 06:32 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I'm hoping that they're just reworking their tabs???? Hoping.
    10-16-13 06:35 AM
  3. RH1Pearl's Avatar
    It was taken out several weeks ago
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    10-16-13 06:44 AM
  4. rohetaku's Avatar
    This is actually a good thing cause anytime the Verge wrote a story about BlackBerry it was always bad news.


    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    10-16-13 06:46 AM
  5. sportline's Avatar
    Verge, wired, gizmodo..yeah yeah

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    10-16-13 07:14 AM
  6. FFR's Avatar
    This is actually a good thing cause anytime the Verge wrote a story about BlackBerry it was always bad news.


    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    Yes, because BB wants to become irrelevant.
    10-16-13 07:17 AM
  7. JasW's Avatar
    What does that say about BGR, which still has a very prominent BB tab right after Apple and Android (and none for WP)?
    10-16-13 07:28 AM
  8. bennelong's Avatar
    Hardly irrelevant:

    "KPMG migrates to BES10 and buys 3500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones"
    http://crackberry.com/kpmg-migrates-...10-smartphones

    Z10 via CB10
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    10-16-13 07:29 AM
  9. rohetaku's Avatar
    Hardly irrelevant:

    "KPMG migrates to BES10 and buys 3500 BlackBerry 10 Smartphones"
    http://crackberry.com/kpmg-migrates-...10-smartphones

    Z10 via CB10
    3,500 phones!? Haha thanks I needed that laugh.

    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    10-16-13 07:52 AM
  10. badiyee's Avatar
    3,500 phones!? Haha thanks I needed that laugh.

    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    its still KPMG, although its the Italian side, iirc.
    10-16-13 08:05 AM
  11. walt63's Avatar
    its still KPMG, although its the Italian side, iirc.
    Exactly. And people aren't seeing the bright side of this story. No other device is being purchased at this capacity by businesses. No one is purchasing 3k iPhones or Androids for their business. They simply implement BYOD. And even with BYOD, top management still use BlackBerrys. I see it at my current job and my last.

    KPMG is buying these devices that their executives must use. There's the difference. Its a good thing. It shows that reputable companies still rely on BlackBerry for the best communication within their organization. This is why bbry is putting a lot of focus on their enterprise product.

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    10-16-13 08:35 AM
  12. berklon's Avatar
    Exactly. And people aren't seeing the bright side of this story. No other device is being purchased at this capacity by businesses. No one is purchasing 3k iPhones or Androids for their business. They simply implement BYOD. And even with BYOD, top management still use BlackBerrys. I see it at my current job and my last.

    KPMG is buying these devices that their executives must use. There's the difference. Its a good thing. It shows that reputable companies still rely on BlackBerry for the best communication within their organization. This is why bbry is putting a lot of focus on their enterprise product.
    That's nice and everything, but Blackberry can't survive by just selling handsets to some companies top executives. That market is way too small.

    This is why Blackberry will be out of the handset business soon.
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    10-16-13 08:47 AM
  13. FFR's Avatar
    Exactly. And people aren't seeing the bright side of this story. No other device is being purchased at this capacity by businesses. No one is purchasing 3k iPhones or Androids for their business. They simply implement BYOD. And even with BYOD, top management still use BlackBerrys. I see it at my current job and my last.

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    According to whom?
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    10-16-13 08:48 AM
  14. JasW's Avatar
    its still KPMG, although its the Italian side, iirc.
    Actually, it's a distinct independent firm, not a subsidiary (or "the Italian side"). There is no global parent company per se -- there are just dozens of independent "member firms" in countries throughout the world, all of which are affiliates in a member firm network, the KPMG International cooperative entity.
    10-16-13 09:05 AM
  15. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Exactly. And people aren't seeing the bright side of this story. No other device is being purchased at this capacity by businesses. No one is purchasing 3k iPhones or Androids for their business. They simply implement BYOD. And even with BYOD, top management still use BlackBerrys. I see it at my current job and my last.

    KPMG is buying these devices that their executives must use. There's the difference. Its a good thing. It shows that reputable companies still rely on BlackBerry for the best communication within their organization. This is why bbry is putting a lot of focus on their enterprise product.

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    This is not accurate at all. For instance, NASA is a big Apple shop and many of their employees use Government iPhones and/or iPads. Just to point out one example.
    10-16-13 09:07 AM
  16. kaizvn's Avatar
    I don't like the Verge.
    they're anti blackberry, give out bad news about BB and talk about black future.
    I'm very happy because they remove our phone on their site.
    10-16-13 09:08 AM
  17. Brutal Efficiency's Avatar
    3,500 phones!? Haha thanks I needed that laugh.

    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    You're joking.

    A single purchase of 3,500 is massive. Only bodes well with the view of BlackBerry around the world for small to large businesses.

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    10-16-13 09:09 AM
  18. Akuji_ism's Avatar
    Exactly. No other device is being purchased at this capacity by businesses. No one is purchasing 3k iPhones or Androids for their business.
    Posted via CB10
    Are you sure? How about more than 19 000 Windows Phones bought by Delta Airlines: Delta Streamlines In-Flight Customer Service with New Windows Phone Handheld Devices for Flight Attendants - Aug 22, 2013 ?
    10-16-13 09:10 AM
  19. Brutal Efficiency's Avatar
    3,500 phones!? Haha thanks I needed that laugh.

    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    It isn't 3,500 idiots.

    These are user professionals, and they mean business.

    In fact, I'd go to say that 3,500 purchases of BlackBerry 10 phones by this company is way better than 3,500 BlackBerry 10 purchases from randoms.

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    10-16-13 09:19 AM
  20. anon(1152406)'s Avatar
    Actually, it's a distinct independent firm, not a subsidiary (or "the Italian side"). There is no global parent company per se -- there are just dozens of independent "member firms" in countries throughout the world, all of which are affiliates in a member firm network, the KPMG International cooperative entity.
    I work for another big four, and although each is independent, most countries try to coordinate on IT policy. I know we are testing and considering BES10 for our mobile device management (at least in Canada and a few other countries .... although here in Canada we can use BB10 or iPhone).
    Mack Gans and Geeoff like this.
    10-16-13 09:21 AM
  21. walt63's Avatar
    This is not accurate at all. For instance, NASA is a big Apple shop and many of their employees use Government iPhones and/or iPads. Just to point out one example.
    Good point but not indicative of what I was trying to say.

    I was eluding to the amount of companies that purchase executive devices.BlackBerry still is the #1 seller of business communications. You don't see MANY companies purchasing a large amount of BlackBerry devices (phones only - iPads excluded) for corporate communications.

    Yes, you can throw in NASA, but thats about it. Companies (and governments) all over the world still rely on BES and BlackBerry devices are the best compatible with that system.

    Example:
    Not every company purchases 3 thousand devices. Consider that a smaller company may purchase 20 for their executives. Then another company does the same. Then you thousands (lets say 10 thousand) of more companies worldwide that purchased 20 devices for their executives. Thats 200,000+ BES corporate devices. You must realize that not every corporate device purchase is going to be in the news. Clearly, 3,500 is huge. It adds to the smaller purchases that are already happening.

    This is where BBRY is taking advantage of the low hanging fruit. Focus on the roots of the company which is the enterprise.

    I'm not delusional to the fact that iPhone and Android...even Windows, are attempting to creep into the corporate world. But, BBRY still remains king and that's why your see this 3500 device purchase from a company that reputably the top in financial consulting.
    10-16-13 09:40 AM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Good point but not indicative of what I was trying to say.

    I was eluding to the amount of companies that purchase executive devices.BlackBerry still is the #1 seller of business communications. You don't see MANY companies purchasing a large amount of BlackBerry devices (phones only - iPads excluded) for corporate communications.

    Yes, you can throw in NASA, but thats about it. Companies (and governments) all over the world still rely on BES and BlackBerry devices are the best compatible with that system.

    Example:
    Not every company purchases 3 thousand devices. Consider that a smaller company may purchase 20 for their executives. Then another company does the same. Then you thousands (lets say 10 thousand) of more companies worldwide that purchased 20 devices for their executives. Thats 200,000+ BES corporate devices. You must realize that not every corporate device purchase is going to be in the news. Clearly, 3,500 is huge. It adds to the smaller purchases that are already happening.

    This is where BBRY is taking advantage of the low hanging fruit. Focus on the roots of the company which is the enterprise.

    I'm not delusional to the fact that iPhone and Android...even Windows, are attempting to creep into the corporate world. But, BBRY still remains king and that's why your see this 3500 device purchase from a company that reputably the top in financial consulting.
    DHS ICE has gone iPhone
    NOAA has gone iPhone
    Other DHS agencies will be going iPhone
    Department of Energy has gone iPhone
    DoD has gone multiplatform

    That's right off the top of my head...
    10-16-13 09:49 AM
  23. Meok's Avatar
    3,500 phones!? Haha thanks I needed that laugh.

    Sent from my BlackBerry - remember me!
    Number of phones isn't what's significant. It's the fact that big businesses are still deploying BlackBerry even at a time when so many are saying the company won't be around much longer. That speaks of confidence in the company and confidence in the brand because big businesses, unlike consumers, do not choose a smartphone for frivolous reasons.

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    10-16-13 09:52 AM
  24. walt63's Avatar
    DHS ICE has gone iPhone
    NOAA has gone iPhone
    DHS USCIS will be going iPhone
    Department of Energy has gone iPhone
    DoD has gone multiplatform

    That's right off the top of my head...
    Like I said...I'm not delusional to the fact that iPhone and Android...even Windows, are attempting to creep into the corporate world.

    Im not talking about just US, I'm talking globally - Apple and Android has a small sample size compared to BlackBerry. I'm going to stand by that until proven wrong.
    10-16-13 09:58 AM
  25. Terser Nori's Avatar
    Just noticed that "Blackberry" no longer appears under sections at theverge.com on my Z10, on the iOS 7 App and on their Web page. Seems all BlackBerry news is now relegated to "Business" and "Business, Mobile".


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    I never noticed, but I only go to the verge when I do browser tests..... I don't really read the article.

    (BBM#33)
    10-16-13 09:59 AM
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