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    BlackBerryOS.com, a 3 month journey

    Hello members! I received this article from BlackBerryOS and wanted to share it with everyone here at BlackBerryOS.com. Thank you for your continued support of BlackBerryOS.com. We look forward to seeing you in this constantly growing site.





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    How was BlackberryOS thought of? Created? You probably won't be to shocked when you hear that BlackberryOS was created because, well, I was lazy. Sounds stupid huh? I was tired of trying going through countless pages of posts to try and find an active download link for a leaked OS. So I decided to provide a place where I would have all the leaked OS for all models so I did not have to spend hours trying to look for one when I needed it. It would also help out every one else. However, I did not have the name of BlackberryOS yet. It was just a single page on one of my other sites. Once word got out about the page, in the first month I was hitting 250 gigs of bandwidth. I was shocked. I did not think it would be that big of a hit.

    That's when I thought of the idea of creating a .com site for all the leaked operating softwares. The last week of January was spent writing down site names and deciding which one would fit the best. There were probably 50 or so site names written on the paper. Then it was decided. Since our main intention is to provide people the leaked OS's at one place, that is one when the name BlackberryOS was born.


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    So in the beginning of Feb. I started coming up with ideas for a design / layout. Being completely new to this, I did not have much experience when it came to a design. What I had in my mind for a design would cost a bit which was not an option for me then. We came up with a design to just get it up so I can at least start with content. I was able to get some help from one or two members on another site and we started to add content to it. Quickly I realized it was not going to work out with the way it was going. After some thinking and decision making I decided to try creating an actual Blackberry website. Knowing I would be starting off in a world with huge sites such as Crackberry.com and Pinstack.com, I still went through with it. After some thinking and decision making, BlackberryOS.com was born. You can see in the image to the right what the original BlackberryOS.com main page looked like. Nothing like how we are now huh. It was a beginning and a starting point. However, in the first month we were able to drive in traffic and keep the traffic coming. We were only a simple forum based site with nothing else.
    Only having a simple forum site was not going to cut it. The layout, the design, the colors, they were just not cutting it. If BlackberryOS.com were to attempt to keep traffic coming and gain new members, it needed some work. Some major work. That's when the decision was made, only a month and half open, BlackberryOS.com took new ownership. Wyman & Co was now in control, with the ability to make BlackberryOS.com bigger and better at all costs. We then went on a huge make over with the suggestions from our members and with the final product pleasing everyone.


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    In three months, BlackberryOS went from a single page to a 5,000 member and growing site. One of the major changes BlackberryOS went through, besides the make over was the logo. Three times to be exact before it was finalized thanks to our amazing Graphic and Design Manager.

    The final stage of the make over was expanding. BlackberryOS.com was now apart of a family.

















    Because of all our members and the atmosphere we have at BlackberryOS.com is what makes BlackberryOS stay in the competition for being one of the top sites. We hope in another three months we can celebrate our 10,000 member milestone and be able to update this post with new memories to share. From me to you, thank you! Thank you to all our members who get the word out and keep this site alive. Thank you to all the team members for creating and providing a friendly and helpful environment.
    Thank you ALL and can't wait to celebrate at 10,000 members.

    Thank You,
    Brett
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    Last edited by Brett Wyman; 07-06-2009 at 09:23 PM.




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    olta777 is offline BlackBerryOS Wizard
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    I am very happy BlackberryOS exists and I am part of it :arms: :arms: :arms:

    I am also in for 1,000,000+ members!!!!

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    Wow this is a great start and actually KNOWING how it started. I am sure thankful for being apart of this site. The members here are PHENOMENAL, Friendly, courteous, and growing into a HUGE family. With out the members, we and myself wouldn't be here were we are today. I am very excited hitting the 10,000 member milestone and many more milestones! Here is to the beginning, present, AND the great future to come!



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    What a honor & privilege it is to be a part of such a great community. I actually joined BBOS shortly after it's conception. But I have to admit that I didn't come here very often. After posting a couple themes here in late April, I started getting to a few of the guys around here. And let's just say the rest is history. This place is growing fast and I really feel that we have the absolute best BB community. The new site layout is fantastic and getting better everyday. I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

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    That's fantastic. I couldn't be happier to be part of this team. This site is something special and the word is getting out!

    Keep up the good work everyone our reputation will speak for its self..

    "if you build it they will come". ( field of dreams Kevin costner)

    Sorry had too at:

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    What a journey it has been and quite the pleasure. I came here when there was about 1500 members and to see the site grow like this has been fantastic. We have by far the best members of any forum and the best team out there. Thanks Brett (and Mark) for creating this site and look forward to 10,000

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    I acutally lurked on this site for quite a long time before deciding to join. What finally got me to join was realizing that not only were the BBOS team was helpful and visible, but there was no flaming or bashing of any kind. It was a nice change of pace from what I was used to seeing daily. Those philosophies still stand and is what will make this site continue to grow and become a name synonymous with Blackberry

    Great job to Mark and Brett for making and maintaining this great site, and great job to BBC for continuing to make his hybrids and in turn make all our phones usable. As well as always willing to share his knowledge with any member of our site, I know how rare that is.

    Thanks to the rest of the BBOS family for continuing to keep this site what is and at the same time making it better and better. Last but no least thanks to our members that have adopted the help others at any cost attitude that makes this site great. Without you there would be no us.


    Bryan

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    I say, "NAY," to all those doubters that laziness doesn't
    Prevail! Seriously... This is an awesome
    Site! I had never joined a forums website prior to this one.
    Everyone here made it feel like a family setting, that helped
    Me feel like it was comfortable place to learn and be myself.
    No fake faces, no hiding behind a curtain, worried that
    Someone might flame my comments. In a family, sometimes, underlings
    Need lines drawn for them, and I was one. But it was always in good
    Taste. The people that show up on this website are like they are hand pick,
    Its kinda comical. So thanks Brett and Mark and definitely all of the
    Crew for makin this such a great website.
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