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Phone No One Uses Will No Longer Carry Game No One Plays

New versions of the BlackBerry mobile device won’t come equipped with BrickBreaker, a simple game that for years was installed on every BlackBerry and at its peak developed a cult following among traders and Wall Street executives. Richard S. Fuld, the former Lehman Brothers chief executive, became so addicted that in 2006 he had his technology department remove the game from his device in an effort to break his habit. Nick Manning, a spokesman for BlackBerry, on Wednesday confirmed the company’s decision to remove the game from new devices. [Dealbook]

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23 Responses to “Phone No One Uses Will No Longer Carry Game No One Plays”

  1. guest says:

    "you know what I do miss though? SNAKE" FTW

    – guy who rues the day he gave up his Nokia

  2. UBS Quant says:

    So THAT'S why Lehman went under

  3. Son Jhazar says:

    "Phone No One Uses Will No Longer Carry Game No One Plays"…."a simple game that for years was installed on every BlackBerry and at its peak developed a cult following among traders and Wall Street executives."

    So no one plays it, but it had a cult following on Wall Street? Which is it?

  4. Dick Fuld says:

    Bess I'll be happy to give you some snake…

  5. Guest says:

    :(

    Oh well, on the plus side, the government regulatory agency I work for is years behind on pretty much everything, so this will disappear off my government Blackberry three or four years down the road, right around the time our IT department starts looking at this new "iPhone" thing everyone's been talking about.

  6. Guest says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. PermaGuestII says:

    Presumably something like this: http://www.freetetris.org will sprout up for BrickBreaker.

  8. Deleveraging says:

    Where' s the opening bell? Did they let Jon go?

  9. guest says:

    It never worked with the infared trackpad anyway.

  10. PokeMyEyeOut says:

    Location: 745 Seventh Avenue, Executive Suite, late 2006

    Joe Gregory: Dick, you coming to this Risk Committee Meeting?
    Dick Fuld: Nah, Joe you go ahead, I'm all set…
    Joe Gregory: You really should try to make at least one of these per year…
    Dick Fuld: Joe Bro, leave me be! I just got IT to put BrickBreaker back on my phone…
    Joe Gregory: (chuckles). The Bros Always Wins. (exits)
    Dick Fuld: New high score!

  11. I've heard that BlackBerry mobile today is not good in sales? is this true?

  12. i play games on my mobile every day :)

  13. amy says:

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  14. The online phone authentication is provide the factors at online. The are two factor authentications, so these are security purpose to phone, and the pin, and other options are providing here. It is the most important thing to tell every body.

  15. Recent translations of the BlackBerry portable appliance won’t befall equipped accompanying BrickBreaker, a homely game that for years was installed on all BlackBerry besides at its pinnacle developed a clan audience between mongers moreover Defense Road entrepreneurs.

  16. 5-htp says:

    You have your low end, mid-range, and high end. Also, one of the bad things in the Android world is fragmentation.

  17. vishal says:

    i do like the pre-installed games

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