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BlackBerry CEO takes jab at Apple: Try bending our phone
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By Doni Bloomfield


BlackBerry, introducing its new Passport device for business customers Wednesday, saw an opening emerge from user complaints that the newest iPhones get bent and warped in people’s pockets. “I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport,” said BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

BlackBerry couldn’t resist taking a jab at the world’s most popular phone.

Over the past seven years, Apple’s iPhone has wrested the smartphone market from BlackBerry, reducing the once-dominant device-maker to less than 1 percent of global shipments as of March.

Yet BlackBerry, introducing its new Passport device for business customers Wednesday, saw an opening emerge from user complaints that the newest iPhones get bent and warped in people’s pockets.

“I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport,” John Chen, BlackBerry’s chief executive officer, said at an event Wednesday in Toronto.

The reports of bending iPhones follow record demand for the devices, with more than 10 million sold in their debut last weekend. At the fan site MacRumors, a member named hanzoh wrote this week that the phone was “slightly bent after 2 days” in a front suit pocket. Numerous other iPhone owners reported similar concerns on the site.

Apple’s media office didn’t respond to a phone call and email seeking comment.

The bending complaints were the talk of the Internet Wednesday, inspiring a hashtag on Twitter: #bendgate. One user, Karsten Schmehl, posted a mock screen grab of Apple’s website with an “iPhone 6 Plus Repair Kit” — a rolling pin.

The Kit Kat candy-bar maker also got into the act, tweeting a picture of a chocolate bar snapped in two, with the one-liner, “We don’t bend, we break.”

BlackBerry unveiled the square-screened Passport phone — aimed more at business users than at the iPhone’s general consumer base — at events around the world Wednesday. The Passport is BlackBerry’s first major new device scheduled for a global introduction since Chen was named CEO in November, the same day that a planned buyout of the company collapsed.

Gearing the Passport toward professionals is part of Chen’s plan to move away from the consumer market and concentrate on more profitable services for corporations.

The Passport’s innards include a complete steel frame, Chen said Wednesday.

“Bending that needs a little effort,” he said.


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Posted: 2014-09-25 04:45:37
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Sigma666 Posts: 1

Do you know how to transfer contacts from blackberry to iPhone?
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2015-01-04 15:51 ]

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Posted: 2015-01-04 08:22:34
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Supa_Fly Posts: > 500


On 2015-01-04 08:22:34, Sigma666 wrote:
Do you know how to transfer contacts from blackberry to iPhone?
[ This Message was edited by: laffen on 2015-01-04 15:51 ]



Use your online account to sync your contacts on the BlackBerry first!
* Pay close attention that ALL contacts are shown in the Contacts app.
* Next check your contacts to see if they have "links" to other contacts or services:
example
Contact "Bob"
if Bob has mobile number and address for say your gmail account. Open Bob and check Links
check to see if Bob is linked to another listing for Bob in your iCloud account with other information say Work #, a Note, a Birthday.
Lastly ... check other links for said contact, Bob in our example here check if any LinkedIn information is listed, etc.

This should be followed for ANY contact especially local information saved directly to the device.

If this doesn't work for you then sync with Outlook or your very popular email program on your PC. Then have that sync to your iCloud account and then iphone with same iCloud account will have your contacts.

Done and Done.
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Posted: 2015-01-07 02:39:31
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