Could having a Blackberry or Android hurt your social life?

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  1. Hieveryone, Oct 25, 2016
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    Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I bought a Blackberry q10 but am concerned whether or not

    A) people still have text messaging plans now that iMessage is so popular and

    B) if they would stop texting me if I am no longer able to use iMessage after making the switch
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    ...why? :eek:
     
  3. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, all the ladies only go for guys with iPhones.
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It's always been a dream of mine to have a BB since I was young so I finally bought one today (q10). I really like it.

    But I'm concerned how not having iMessage might affect my social life.
     
  5. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    You did read here may be an iMessage portal in the works for Android, didn't you? If not, there is a rumored app being worked on.
     
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    Well, speaking personally, I tend to avoid the green-bubble grubs. And if one of my friends got a BlackBerry, I'd probably hose them down before I let them in the house.

    I'm only partly joking... :D
     
  8. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    i hope they never release iMessage for android. it will just kill the exclusivity.
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    I have a Passport. It has BBM, so I did not even bother to check the rest.

    It can be a conversation topic.
     
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    Is there some reason that you're celebrating April Fool's on October 25th?? :)

    Make sure you rock a holster. Holsters are the epitome of cool! :D
     
  11. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If you use BBM with iMessage users is it free for them?
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    They can get BBM for free, or they can communicate via SMS.
     
  13. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    Royalties aside, I wonder what Apple's end game could be by porting Apple Music and such.
     
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    So could an Apple Newton!
     
  16. cube macrumors G5

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    BBM is avaliable for:

    - BlackBerry
    - Android
    - iOS
    - Windows Phone
    - And it might work on other Android forks or runtimes because it is available on the Amazon Appstore too.
     
  17. Dieego macrumors member

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    I'm jk.
     
  18. beernut macrumors 6502

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    it's the blue bubbles. chicks dig the blue bubbles
     
  19. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    yeah i know. but iMessage and FaceTime are apple exclusive and should stay exclusive. in my opinion.
     
  20. cube macrumors G5

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    They also love BBM stickers.
     
  21. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    And if text messaging would've remained exclusive to Vodafone, we'd be in the dark ages. lol.
     
  22. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    that is why we got iMessage :D haha
     
  23. cube macrumors G5

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    Which:

    - Is exclusive to Apple
    - You are not sure if an SMS will go through internationally
     
  24. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So y'all think not having iMessage might be an impediment?

    Someone might say "I don't want to pay per text message so I think I'll avoid texting them..."
     
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    HEY! I have one of those, still works too. One hell of a paper weight/door stop. Sort of like an android, even has a stylus. :confused:
     

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