Old BlackBerry Devices Get A New Lease On Life As A Chandelier

Old BlackBerry Devices Get A New Lease On Life As A ChandelierWe have seen in the past how old gadgets can be recycled into a useful product, like how old iMac G3s found a new lease on life as ceiling lamps. Now it looks like old BlackBerry devices are also getting a new lease on life but as chandeliers instead, thanks to designer Michael McHale who decided to use a new “material” to create his chandelier. McHale typically turns to other materials such as old pipes and gas fittings to create his recycled chandeliers, but decided to turn to discarded BlackBerry phones for this limited run of chandeliers. This is part of a series whose goal is to collect “discarded objects in order to make something beautiful.”

While we’re not sure if we would call the above creation “beautiful”, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is definitely unique and a pretty good idea. Based on the photo, we can spot some older BlackBerry models such as the 8800s, 8500-series, and what looks like a BlackBerry Tour thrown into the mix. We’re not sure how much this creation would cost you, but if you would like more information, perhaps even get a quote from McHale on how much this chandelier would set you back, hit up his website for the details, although given his other products, we expect this won’t come cheap!

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    Some IT Admins Don’t Think There Is An Alternative To BlackBerry For Enterprise Security

    Some IT Admins Dont Think There Is An Alternative To BlackBerry For Enterprise SecurityA few years ago, BlackBerry reigned supreme in the enterprise market with their BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) services which basically offered IT admins a way to control the phones being used, as well as providing security for emails and messages. Nowadays companies are starting to turn to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices as alternatives, but at the same time some IT admins feel that despite the changes, there is still no alternative to BlackBerry when it comes to security.

    Several IT admins have come forward with statements claiming that BlackBerry is still the reigning king when it comes to security. According to one particular admin, Sandra Smith, “As for alternatives to BlackBerry, there aren’t any […] Due to the Snowden revelations, we now realize that if you are running Microsoft/Google/Apple, you need to protect yourself from your OS and not use your OS to protect you.” Bob Egan, an analyst at Sepharim Group, basically echoed Smith’s statement, claiming, ”There is no question that BlackBerry has a strong technical security method and history — probably the best in mobile.” What do you guys think? Will Android, iOS, and Windows Phone eventually catchup in terms of providing security features for the enterprise market that will be on the level of BES?

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    Lenovo Reportedly Interested In BlackBerry Acquisition

    Lenovo Reportedly Interested In BlackBerry Acquisition

    BlackBerry’s future is uncertain at this point in time. The company is up for sale, and it has received a $4.7 billion non-binding buyout offer from Fairfax Financial Holdings, its largest shareholder. Still, there’s a lot of speculation about exactly how the sale will go down. Some analysts believe Fairfax might come back with a lower bid after it has conducted its due diligence. Others believe that BlackBerry is actively seeking other buyers, and that it has seeked expressions of interest from the likes of Intel, Google and Samsung. The latest report from Wall Street Journal reveals that Lenovo just might be interested as well.

    Not much is known about Lenovo’s BlackBerry plans at this point in time. The Chinese company itself hasn’t confirmed anything. It was recently tied to a purported buyout of HTC, that hasn’t been confirmed as well. BlackBerry hasn’t commented on this report, though its free to seek other buyers until November 4th, that’s when Fairfax will return with a final bid after having conducting its due diligence and raising the funds required. Lenovo isn’t the only one that’s suddenly seems to have gained interest in the ailing Canadian manufacturer. The company’s co-founders have also formally disclosed their intent to participate in a buyout. Lets see what happens, November 4th isn’t that far off any way.

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