“Still using the BlackBerry, eh?”
The comment came during a break in a meeting I was having this week with the head of technology at a large customs brokerage, when he noticed the phone I’d whipped out for a quick e-mail check. The tone behind the comment was obvious. To continue using a BlackBerry (and not even a new model) amid the popularity for iPhones or Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is starting to look like either an act of patriotism or a failure to keep up with the most fashionable technology. I tried not to look embarrassed, but then he went on.
“I still support BlackBerry,” he said. “We’re still using them all over the place here.”
Of course they are. Although there were some stories last year of high-profile corporations moving to other devices en masse, the security and management behind BlackBerry’s products make them integral to many organizations. This week’s BlackBerry Live turned the focus, understandably, to all the changes at a consumer level, like the introduction of colourfulRead More »from BlackBerry’s behind-the-scenes strategy to make money off Android and iOS