Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 22:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's going to be a rough month for what was once one of the most successful smartphone companies in the world. Between all the Android and iOS violence, it's easy to forget there's this Canadian company which was still growing its userbase every month. However, it's expected the company will lose subscribers for the very first time.
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RE[7]: Comment by NuxRo
by TM99 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 17:00 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by NuxRo"
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Yes, I brought up iPhones because currently they are the 'cool' phones that every one from corporate to academia to government agencies want to use in place of more secure and frankly better & cheaper products.

Funny that a single negative mention of anything Apple set you off on a tirade to defend them as if it was a personal attack on yourself. Psychologically, this is akin to religious beliefs and fundamentalism.

As I pointed out before, I neither 'love' nor 'hate' any brand - Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google, etc. I recognize the good and the bad. I will level criticism when deserved at all, and if there is praise, I will give that as well. I personally have not found much reason to give praise for Apple's corporate behavior in the last decade. Again, deal with it.

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RE[8]: Comment by NuxRo
by MOS6510 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 17:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by NuxRo"
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A tirade? From me? I posted a single link, which wasn't a tirade either, and didn't add any personal comment to it.

Yes, BlackBerries are secure too, that's why governments don't like them. They don't like iPhones or Android phones that haven't been prepared by them.

It has nothing to do with which device has good, the best or the worst security. A government wants a phone they can get access to if the user forgets his password or doesn't want them to. Using an Android phone, being Open Source, they can create a favorable situations without needing the help of RIM, Apple or anyone else.

Any other reason is just filler. If you have their data they always want to be able to control it.

Including backdoors should make these phones less secure even. If the goverment cannuse them hackers can exploit them.

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