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BlackBerry: Always On, Always Connected

Do you have a love/hate/love relationship with the little device that keeps you constantly and completely connected with your job, your life and everything that matters to you? Then you should be a part of this group.

Location: Everywhere
Members: 27
Latest Activity: Apr 5, 2012

BlackBerry Web Sites

Where should you go for your BlackBerry fix?

Research in Motion: Do they do anything other than the BlackBerry?
BlackBerry for Government: The main site for all things BlackBerry and Government
BlackBerry Cool: A site by BlackBerry users for BlackBerry users
BlackBerry Forums: Some of the best technical information and discussions about BlackBerry
Boy Genius Report: Steve's Favorite... ;)

Discussion Forum

Help! Baby Photos Held Hostage by Dead Phone!

Started by Andrew Krzmarzick. Last reply by Sam Allgood Mar 25, 2011. 1 Reply

Mobile device management

Started by Steven Santoni Jan 21, 2011. 0 Replies

Replace Landlines with Blackberries for All Employees?

Started by Andrew Krzmarzick. Last reply by Jean-Paul Boucher Aug 10, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on April 5, 2012 at 12:25pm

Love or hate your Blackberry, turns out some Feds are finding ways around using them: 

http://www.govloop.com/profiles/blogs/there-are-ways-around-blackbe...

Comment by GovLoop on July 22, 2011 at 2:22pm
Looks like Blackberry Playbook just got approved by federal security - http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/21/us-rim-playbook-idUSTRE76...
Comment by Steven Santoni on May 26, 2011 at 8:20am
Anyone else get a look at the new Bold-Touch?  I think that is going to be the corporate device to own... all the features and nice look/feel of the Bold - with a full keyboard of the Bold and a touch screen... Running the new QNX OS (BB OS 7), it's smooth and responsive.  I think that's going to be a great device and can't wait to see it in action!
Comment by Steven Santoni on May 26, 2011 at 8:11am

FYI - The PlayBook screen shot doesn't work if you have the Bridge enabled.

That's by design to prevent you from capturing possibly corporate data and storing it on the PlayBook.

I really like the PlayBook (for things other than email).  It doesn't function very well at work, but at home it's great (wi-fi/vpn here is problematic).

I look forward to seeing native email on it, and I hope they fix a few things- like tagging multiple messages for deletion.  If they get that working like it does on an iPad (one of my favorite devices for going through mass numbers of email) then I'd be impressed... time will tell...

 

Comment by GovLoop on May 26, 2011 at 8:03am
That is annoying.  Thanks for the tips on the screen shot.
Comment by Steven Santoni on May 26, 2011 at 7:36am
ARRGGGHHH OS version 6 and the lack of ability to change carrier vs BES/MDS browser is killing me here... Have to push IT Policies and profiles to force the connection through the VPN to the BES...  I brought this up to everyone that would listen at BB World Con, and had a con call with the OS 6 developers, and there is no plan to change it's "automatic" detection algorithm.  Very frustrating, BES 5 SP3 helps some giving the ability to push the settings we need by group.
Comment by Steven Santoni on May 12, 2011 at 9:30am
If you have a PlayBook, you can take a screen shot by pressing the + and - buttons simultaneously (on the top next to the power).  You should hear a click.  The image will appear in the Pictures app.
Comment by GovLoop on May 4, 2011 at 5:56am

Anyone else have a Playbook?  I just got one the other day.

 

First impressions
-I like the size

-Feels more rugged than iPad

-Tetris and racing game cool

-Keypad and swipes not as intuitive as iPad

-solid amount of apps for start but still less than iPad 

Comment by GovLoop on March 17, 2011 at 8:01am
Been awhile since I've had a blackberry but curious if the app world had improved.  Was thinking of creating a GovLoop blackberry app but a friend told me that most feds probably wouldn't be able to download it any way as app downloading is banned.  THoughts?
Comment by Steven Santoni on March 17, 2011 at 7:57am
The biggest problem I have with OS6 is the lack of ability to specify the data path (before you could set the browser to use MDS or Wi-Fi connection, etc).  Now it automatically picks the fastest least cost route... which here is our Wi-Fi "guest" network.  It's a total pain in the butt...  While I like some of the features of OSv6, it's making my life (and my user's lives) very difficult here.  You can do some tweaks to force it to connect through the BES, but it's very clunky...
 

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