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Thread: BIS and BBM for non-BlackBerries plan vetoed at RIM

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    Former RIM exec wanted “radical shift” for BlackBerry

    Former Research In Motion co-chief executive Jim Balsillie sought to reinvent the BlackBerry smartphone maker with a radical shift in strategy before he stepped down, two sources with knowledge of his plans said...
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    How awesome would that have been? BIS for everyone!

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    Interestingly Onavo, a startup is just starting to look at plans to limit data use for Service providers (Curently Free) but I suspect that they want to build a customer base and then approuch SP's with paying plans simular to what BIS does.

    They currently using a proxy service with data compression to reduce data usage.

    Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onavo...423545287?mt=8
    G Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.onavoics

    As for his plans:
    I do think it should have worked as I know of plenty users Including me, that would have paid the R60 for BIS like data on my Android/iPhone.

    Currently my iPhone is without data on Pay-as-you-go as there is no way I am gonna feed it with top up's, but I would not have thought twice on getting it a R60 p/m subscription. My Android is on a Contract only because I need the data.
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    Who the **** are these people who "vetoed" ?

    I bet this is the real problem.
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    Allow me to say faking idiots, I would have used the service on my other platforms as well. Bunch of useless idiots RIM deserves to fail, idiotic narrow minded fools!

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    If BBM is priced at a similar price has Whatsapp it could do well

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    If BBM is priced at a similar price has Whatsapp it could do well
    BBM is free ?
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    “I did my own reality check on where the entire company really is,” he said. “It is now very clear to me that substantial change is what RIM needs.”
    Hahahahha...

    I rememeber in January when he said "No big changes are needed", and everyone proceeded to point an laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    Interestingly Onavo, a startup is just starting to look at plans to limit data use for Service providers (Curently Free) but I suspect that they want to build a customer base and then approuch SP's with paying plans simular to what BIS does.

    They currently using a proxy service with data compression to reduce data usage.

    Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onavo...423545287?mt=8
    G Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.onavoics
    Very interesting. Will have to wait for ICS to arrive on RAZR though to test it. Would be interesting to see if the MNO's partner with them...or implement their own compression tech. I know that TMobile in the US employs comression now. Read a thread where US people were having a hissy fit cause they noticed pictures on web browsing was being compressed lol
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    Wow! RIM never ceases to amaze these days. The company is actually voted into oblivion by those who stand to lose the most.
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    I will gladly pay to get BBM on my non-BB devices. BBM will make RIM a fortune when people not using BB's are asked to pay for it. Sad when something so good cannot be used to its full potential. It's like these newly minted bling-bling millionaires buying rare masterpieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elimentals View Post
    Interestingly Onavo, a startup is just starting to look at plans to limit data use for Service providers (Curently Free) but I suspect that they want to build a customer base and then approuch SP's with paying plans simular to what BIS does.

    They currently using a proxy service with data compression to reduce data usage.

    Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onavo...423545287?mt=8
    G Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.onavoics

    As for his plans:
    I do think it should have worked as I know of plenty users Including me, that would have paid the R60 for BIS like data on my Android/iPhone.

    Currently my iPhone is without data on Pay-as-you-go as there is no way I am gonna feed it with top up's, but I would not have thought twice on getting it a R60 p/m subscription. My Android is on a Contract only because I need the data.
    I fully agree with you.

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    Dammit, I was so looking forward to BBM for android.
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    BBM is free ?
    If you on Blackberry, yes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpex View Post
    Dammit, I was so looking forward to BBM for android.


    If you on Blackberry, yes....
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    This was a simple and effective plan to net RIM an absolute SHED LOAD of cash.... remove the device restriction and have bbm available to ppl on the "data" plan.... holy crap.. I would have jumped at that option....

    But limit me to using a BB, and I'll make another plan, I dislike BB's intensely...
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