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Blackberry Is Planning On Releasing Another Phone And I’m Conflicted As Fuck

What was once the integral appendage to any self-respecting businessman’s hand, became the trendy addiction of 16-year-olds… so Blackberry had to adapt from their four apps and use Android so kids could play fruit ninja. Just when you thought you had moved on to a sophisticated iPhone 7 and were ready to leave the awesome full QWERTY keyboard for good, TCL go and bring out a brand new Blackberry ‘Mercury’ (unconfirmed name). The Chinese tech giant TCL is planning to reinvigorate the brand with a focus on security, productivity and reliability – but they’re keeping the old QWERTY keyboard (they couldn’t get rid of that). The Android handset, which claims to offer ‘the most complete end-to-end smartphone security available on Android’, will be previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this weekend, Mashable reports.Due to Blackberry’s dwindling success in recent years, market researchers think the new phone could be a suicide mission for TCL. I, on the other hand, have no doubt that everyone’s inner Blackberry-obsessed teenager will awaken at the sight of the keyboard.

Unilad- What was once the integral appendage to any self-respecting businessman’s hand, became the trendy addiction of 16-year-olds… so Blackberry had to adapt from their four apps and use Android so kids could play fruit ninja.
Just when you thought you had moved on to a sophisticated iPhone 7 and were ready to leave the awesome full QWERTY keyboard for good, TCL go and bring out a brand new Blackberry ‘Mercury’ (unconfirmed name).
The Chinese tech giant TCL is planning to reinvigorate the brand with a focus on security, productivity and reliability – but they’re keeping the old QWERTY keyboard (they couldn’t get rid of that).
The Android handset, which claims to offer ‘the most complete end-to-end smartphone security available on Android’, will be previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this weekend, Mashable reports.Due to Blackberry’s dwindling success in recent years, market researchers think the new phone could be a suicide mission for TCL.
I, on the other hand, have no doubt that everyone’s inner Blackberry-obsessed teenager will awaken at the sight of the keyboard.

You know the scene in Pearl Harbor where Kate Beckinsale thinks Ben Afflecks dead and so Josh Hartnett comes in to console her and the two end up falling in love with each other but then like a phoenix from the ashes Ben Affleck comes back for his love one? Well now I fully understand what she was going through because I’m emotional torn to shit. If you don’t know by now I’m one of the few left on this planet that still uses a Blackberry. Hubris leaking out my ears for my Blackberry. Always assumed all the big wigs used them. I remember when I Ari Gold use one I was hooked and thought to myself maybe if i had one i could sign a bunch of movie stars and fire people like they mean nothing. Just ruthless business. Well as the world turns and technology advances my berry is clinging on the last remains of it’s useful life. Got an outdated version of Instagram, Facebook that loads up in a web browser and Twitter that takes 2 hours to refresh. Half my family around the world couldn’t wish me a Happy New Year because my Whats app app is outdated and no longer functioning past New Years on midnight. Can’t hail an Uber in a pinch if i needed too or fire off dick pic snaps on Snapchat. All this time I’ve been keeping up with the world with a blackberry in one hand and an iPod touch in the other in hopes that that was enough.

It came to my realization like last week that this couldn’t keep up and that I needed to change things. It was finally time I was going to give up and convert fully to an iPhone. One year to wait in hopes of getting the new iPhone 8 because all the other blackberry models just didn’t do it for me. Then outta no where….Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. I always said if there was a version of Blackberry I liked, I’d ride with them to the death. Should I concede? I’m so use to the iPod it might as well be an iPhone. I don’t know if I could honestly make a decision between the two to the point where I wish both phones went on a secret suicide mission to bomb hiroshima in a couple of B-25 bombers and which ever comes back is the one i chose to love and spend the rest of my life with even though I’m carrying the child of the fallen smartphone named after itself.

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Looks Like It’s Just Kim Kardashian, Me, And BlackBerry Vs. The World

TMZ- Kim Kardashian's life motto is firmly cemented .... once you go BlackBerry ... you never go back, and thanks to a top dog at the mobile company, she'll never be without her longtime companion. Kim K went into panic mode Wednesday after her BlackBerry Bold took its last gasp. The conundrum ... no Bolds no mo'.   But it's BB to the rescue ... company exec Alex Thurber tells TMZ they've got Kim covered. They're sending her their most secure Android smartphone ... a smart move that surely has Tim Cook sorely disappointed. There is a fly in the ointment. The new BlackBerry smartphones don't have the iconic keyboard, but Thurber says BB is developing an old-school keyboard for its new device. So, in the fruit basket of life ... Kim continues to choose berries over apples.

TMZ– Kim Kardashian’s life motto is firmly cemented …. once you go BlackBerry … you never go back, and thanks to a top dog at the mobile company, she’ll never be without her longtime companion.
Kim K went into panic mode Wednesday after her BlackBerry Bold took its last gasp. The conundrum … no Bolds no mo’.
But it’s BB to the rescue … company exec Alex Thurber tells TMZ they’ve got Kim covered. They’re sending her their most secure Android smartphone … a smart move that surely has Tim Cook sorely disappointed.
There is a fly in the ointment. The new BlackBerry smartphones don’t have the iconic keyboard, but Thurber says BB is developing an old-school keyboard for its new device.
So, in the fruit basket of life … Kim continues to choose berries over apples.

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Not gonna lie, my thoughts on Kim Kardashian over the time she’s been famous has been such a wild ride. Went from watching her sex tape, watching her explode as Hollywoods next “It” girl, to absolutely hating her guts because of what she influences on society to kinda siding with her because its the contrarian point of view, to now I might try to be BBM friends with her. You know who else is Team Blackberry? This guy.

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It’s been a long painful battle. Dealing with the masses laughing at me for carrying around dead technology like it’s an abacus or something. And I feel for Kim K here. The Blackberry Bolds are dead. Ive always said if blackberry comes out with a phone with a keyboard I like, Ill ride with it to the end. I wasn’t a big enough force i guess to send the failing company into over haul to design me another Bold. I don’t have that power but you know who does? Kim Kardashian. She might be my only savior. Don’t get me wrong if push comes to shove and Blackberry doesn’t make a new Bold for me, I wont cry. I know i fought the battle long and hard with out ever relenting for nearly a decade when technology and smartphone boom was at it’s strongest. But in that time period I’ve come to learn and accept that Kim K. and the Kardashian clan are one of the strongest forces out there and it’s time for me to get out of the battle field so they can continue the fight on Cellphones with keyboards on them. So as long as the battery stays charged and at least one person text me so I can write a novel with the QWERTY keyboard, my allegiance is with Kimberly Kardashian West and the Blackberry Family.

Am I Responsible For One Of The Biggest Stock Returns In The Past 9 Years?

The meteoric rise of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Netflix has been well documented. And if you were going to make a list of the best investments over the past decade, those would no doubt immediately come to mind. Energy Drinks Simon Desmarais/FlickrMonster is a stock market monster. See Also How Monster Energy Became The Military's Favorite Beverage The Unsavory Story Behind Odwalla's Rise To Supermarket Staple Why Acquire The Whole Company When You Can Acquire Just Part Of The Company? But when Dadaviz analyst Alis Pitchkhadze actually looked at the data of best stock market investments over the past nine years, she found something strange. There were two companies at the top you might not expect. The first is Priceline.com, a website that helps users find discount rates for things like airline flights and hotels. Pitchkhadze found that an investment of $10,000 nine years ago would now be worth a shocking $465,150.92. That's a return of over 4,500%. The other company that rose above Google, Apple, and Netflix was Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of Monster energy drinks. The stock has ballooned to over 40 times its original value over the past nine years. And Monster is now actually the top-selling cold beverage in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Steve Jobs once allegedly lured former Apple CEO John Sculley away from Pepsi with the line: "Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Now it seems that over the past nine years, sugar water (with a bit of guarana) has beaten Apple's stock. Of course, that's not to say that Monster has changed the world in a more profound way than Apple. But it certainly has found a way to get investors insane returns.

Business Insider-  The meteoric rise of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Netflix has been well documented. And if you were going to make a list of the best investments over the past decade, those would no doubt immediately come to mind.
But when Dadaviz analyst Alis Pitchkhadze actually looked at the data of best stock market investments over the past nine years, she found something strange. There were two companies at the top you might not expect.
The first is Priceline.com, a website that helps users find discount rates for things like airline flights and hotels.
Pitchkhadze found that an investment of $10,000 nine years ago would now be worth a shocking $465,150.92. That’s a return of over 4,500%.
The other company that rose above Google, Apple, and Netflix was Monster Beverage Corporation, maker of Monster energy drinks. The stock has ballooned to over 40 times its original value over the past nine years. And Monster is now actually the top-selling cold beverage in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service.
Steve Jobs once allegedly lured former Apple CEO John Sculley away from Pepsi with the line: “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?”
Now it seems that over the past nine years, sugar water (with a bit of guarana) has beaten Apple’s stock. Of course, that’s not to say that Monster has changed the world in a more profound way than Apple. But it certainly has found a way to get investors insane returns.

Everyone who’s known me for awhile knows im just key and picking things that’ll go big. It all started in like 7th grade. 2002, 12 year old Ed Lee just trying to make his place in High School. Well being Asian and my penchant for not wanting to buy any form of entertainment, I was good at making bootleg copies of things. CDs, DVDs, If i could get my hands on it, id flip it for money. I was like Red from Shawshank Redemption, I just got people things in prison High school. Anyways, when I wasn’t selling high profile items like fake rolex’s and bb guns, my bread and butter was mix tapes for 5 bucks a pop. Well one day this kid Bryan asked me to make him a mix tape, gave me a list and when i get home i put it all together but i specifically remember i put a song called “Through The Wire”. Next day Bryan comes up to me and ask “Yo what song was that on track number 13” and i tell him “Thats Kanye West Through the Wire.” Like 2 weeks later Kanye was blowing up and like signed to Rockafella and decided to put together College Dropout. Now he’s the god damn asshole running for presidency in 2020 not making a sense about a god damn thing. Incredible

Basically my point of that story was I discovered kanye and introduced him to the world South Florida. Same thing with Monster. You think Monster Energy was the conglomerate they are back 9 years ago? definitely not. But in 2008 a year after officially changing to Monster Energy full time i picked up a Monster Energy, gave it a swig and said to myself that that shit was gonna be big. Well fast forward to 2015 after boasting one of the best Monster Can collection, they make Apple stock look like Kodak after digital cameras came out. And Seriously how about monster energy not sponsoring me when i got arguable one of the best Monster Can Collections in all the Americas.

Seriously I could’ve found a way to plug Monster into all of my blogs for you. “Fuck those drones, I wanna chug a Monster and punch a drone in its face” We coulda blown up together but they just never let me on on the fun. Just let it be known for all of you out there, Ed Lee’s seal of approval is worth like a billion dollars in 9 years probably. Monster Energy, Kanye West, I told my buddy Mike Posner was gonna blow up and he did kinda. I mean shit im pretty much single handedly keeping Blackberry afloat right now i think because im just that ride or die type of man with my companies. Brand loyalty beyond your wildest dreams.