CrackBerry Live Podcast Episode 100: BBM for Android and iOS, BlackBerry Z30 and more!

By Adam Zeis on 18 Sep 2013 03:12 pm EDT
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We're doing this one quick and dirty to cover all the hot news today. We're talking Z30, BBM on Android/iPhone and the news about company layoffs. Join the chat below!

 

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50 comments

Serkle K

It's a bitter sweet time for BlackBerry

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Bravo-_-

Second that.

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paulmike83

sucks, however. BlackBerry until the end. im not jumping ship.

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rocker_man1

I am with ya! #blackberryuntiltheend

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snsaeed

I swear blackberry mobiles are shit and it price is not deserved.

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de marco

Tard :S

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SamChami

Really? Are you a laggy android fan? Or stupid sheep iOS fan? Why are you here then? DIE!

snsaeed

I loved blackberry devices,but I surprised when I bought z10... I got problem made me sick

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R Field

Your BlackBerry gave you a cold? You make no sense.

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

Anilu7

Would you please be considerate? His first language isn't English.

danfrancisco

I'd say you've got a problem alright!

mmmmm127

Too much masturbation?

bradu1

Lol!!

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raymundpilapil

Wow. Unbelievable...

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XDrew42

Great Chat guys! Thanks for sharing your insight. Cheers.

tushargkwd

# IchooseBlackberry10 only...

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mathking606

they are shedding hardware to become SAS company.

distilledwalex

Video not available

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mphillips828

Just throwing this out there...wouldn't a big reason the Z30 isn't out in Canada and US same as UK and Middle East because of carrier testing of 10.2??

Clearly carriers haven't approved 10.2 as it won't be out until middle October to update...so how could these companies launch a phone using 10.3 when they are still working on approving it? if it's approved for Z30, wouldn't it be out a week later on Z10, Q10 and Q5??

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Kalpesh Surlakar

Already Watching :D

Kalpesh, Q 10

rlgwood

Wasn't it just yesterday u said 3 months exclusive for Samsung?

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Michelle Haag

There was an update: http://crackberry.com/samsung-confirms-3-month-exclusive-bbm-available-friday

CHRISPY44

Wow BlackBerry catches no breaks. Word on the street is 40 percent of BlackBerry work force will be laid off by the end of the year. Love the Z and im routing for BlackBerry but man its getting bad

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Anilu7

Word on the street is screaming headlines. Word inside is that this 40% is over time -- since 2012. Morons in the media just like people to read their stuff.

RubberChicken76

Do these podcasts get made as 'podcasts' anymore? I've been trying to download 98, 99 and 100 to my device but they aren't available.

bradu1

Is it just me or is Kevin looking happy again?

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freedomx20a

Crackberry Dot CoM

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bvinceb

Let's get the podcast video up

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bvinceb

Where is on demand of podcast? Still getting message its not available

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timothybradley

I not going to over think what I basically do not know. As a Blackberry user and fan I am happy to see the new phone and to have an update on BBM.

mnc76

Holy crap Kevin! You're initial "Welcome!!" almost blew my ear drums in my headphones! lol :)

quizm

Come on now. On the job layoffs I do not buy the retooling argument. Sure many are connected to the old os. But where do you find ones connected to the new? These employees should know BlackBerry the best. Its biggest problem is delivery. This is about reduction before sale or restructuring. To be expected. I hope Google buys and merges with Motorola. Soon. Keep BlackBerry alive.

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mnc76

I think it's just that they previously had two full ecosystem teams (e.g.: BBOS / BB10, Desktop Manager / BlackBerry Link, Facebook legacy / Facebook BB10, 9720 / Z30, etc...).

Now they no longer need two independent teams as support for the legacy BlackBerry ecosystem and hardware goes away.

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jgrzadka

The RSS feed for this podcast is broken since episode 97. I can't listen to it with nobex radio. Please fix it.

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rijulu

Anybody know why these podcasts are not showing up on my Z10 Podcast App? Last one that shows up is #97...anyone w the same prob?

timmy t

Please see statement below.

timmy t

Just heard from someone in Waterloo that BlackBerry told their employees yesterday that they were laying off 40% of staff.
This is from a very reliable source.

Parthiv Shah

These 40% layoffs are due to a possible $1 billion in BB10 inventory write offs!

iseeblackberry

Thanks.. I always enjoy the podcasts.. and hopefully they will be more frequent.... How about bringing James Richardson from CrackBerry U.K. for a visit.. he is always fun

rustong

There is only one problem with Blackberry. Apps! not enough of them. The everday ones. (BofA, Key Ring etc.) The phones work and work great. You don't need to compare phones, the BB are just as good or probably better then the others. Users want apps, not a great phone that works with no apps. How do you get a new user to BB when there is a lack of apps? (i'm talking OS10) How do you compare BB to Apple or Android? When BB doesn't how half the apps the other two have. I had more apps on my 9930 and 9850. I love the Z10 but sometimes wish I still had one of my OS7.1 phones. BlackBerry is losing customers and won't get new ones without having more everyday apps.
P.S. I've never had another smartphone other then BB and I've had four of them.

GreenTexan

In our small business Blackberry eases work and flows quickly. The large Z30 would make doing business easier, since I am a senior.

LuisCuesta

You need to start looking for a new job, cause Blackberry is going to die very soon, and I think is for the best, the company sucks! The new phones are worthless in this times and the app store is a bad joke.

The worst part is when you need to upgrade the software of your phone, you need to be a genius to upgrade to latest version. And the version of BBM for Android and Iphone? Not on time as usual.

Is for the best, bye bye BB. Only the staff at crackberry is going to miss you.

LuisCuesta

Bittersweet times? This is the end.