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  • Will Microsoft Follow In BlackBerry's Footsteps?  [View article]
    I agree with you 100%
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft Follow In BlackBerry's Footsteps?  [View article]
    It's not that BlackBerry couldn't develop that technology or that they didn't understand it. It was a question of bandwidth. BlackBerry compressed all it's data and was convinced that the carriers would end up not supporting Android and Apple because it put a huge data load on their networks. They thought that people only needed a phone with great email and messaging capabilities. They were wrong and lost 3 years to Apple and then to Android before they got serious about developing a competing OS. By the time they did, they had what would soon become the best out of the box OS on the market. Problem is there was a huge lack up popular apps. Young people had no interest in BlackBerry and people under the age of 40 wanted to see what all the fuss over with all these apps. I use BB10 on a Passport. It's a great phone in every way except for the apps. I have access to lots of them through various android app stores but some won't work and others crash. I won't switch any time soon because I've used the other two and don't like them but I understand how they fell so far behind in the race.
    Dec 10, 2015. 07:55 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Smartphone OS Is Dead  [View article]
    John Chen demoed the device on BNN and said it will have full access to Google Play. He tried to demo it but it wasn't signed in but Google Play did open.
    Sep 26, 2015. 01:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Smartphone OS Is Dead  [View article]
    First off the CEO of BlackBerry stated that BB10 wasn't going anywhere and will continue to be updated. Android is not as secure as BB10 and therefore BB10 is essential for government and regulated industries that still rely on BlackBerry phones. There is no other option for them. This is a move to attract consumers and non regulated business customers who have migrated from BlackBerry to other platforms in the past and also attract new smartphone users. The title of this article screams desperation to get people to read it. There is no fact in your analysis. Did you ever hear of BlackPhone? That is an Android based phone which was supposed to rival BlackBerry's security. I haven't heard much about it in a while and no one on Android or iOS has achieved the security level clearing of BB10. And the comment you made that shouts ignorance above all else? You claimed that BlackBerry needs to move away from their outdated (2013) platform and move to Android (2008). Can you explain how the newest OS on the market, recently updated to 10.3.2, is more outdated than Android who normally slowly rolls out updates to all other OEMs? The lack of apps on BB10 is the only reason that BlackBerry has made this move. They are confident that if BB10 had all the apps found on Google Play or iTunes that BB10 would be a massive hit and since I use one, I agree. It already is a hit for those of us who use one.
    Sep 26, 2015. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Chen: Guidance Increasingly At Odds With Reality  [View article]
    In the fall of 2012 there were 80 million blackberry phone users. BlackBerry no longer reports that number. Check your facts bud
    Mar 28, 2015. 11:55 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's Chen: Guidance Increasingly At Odds With Reality  [View article]
    The only way BlackBerry should exit hardware is if it is able to license its BB10 OS out. I would love to see Samsung sign an exclusive deal for 3 years to build phones running BB10 and have access to BlackBerry's patents on hardware design as part of the deal. Samsung would get enterprise penetration and BlackBerry would move to all high margin products. Win win I think. Until then BlackBerry can't quit hardware without jeopardizing the whole company.
    Mar 28, 2015. 11:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Will It Really Be A Transitional Quarter?  [View article]
    I bought my Passport 4 weeks ago and it was on back order at the time. The first 200,000 units sold in less than 24 hours were to end users. They were online orders via shop.blackberry and amazon.com, not to carriers. Since that time, any other phones sold via either website or the dozens of other retail avenues that the Passport and Classic have available. I don't think millions have sold but for you to question that 200,000 units were delivered to end users when they were all online orders is just trolling in the 3rd degree.
    Mar 1, 2015. 10:40 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Missteps Could Be BlackBerry's Turnaround  [View article]
    You can now download android apps directly to your blackberry 10 smartphone. I have a Z30 and it's the best phone on the market, and I have used most premium phones out there. The browser is the fastest on the market, best speakers and microphones, best signal reception and the battery lasts all day long without having to charge it half way through. I had the Z10 when it came out and it was a really nice phone too but the battery was not the best, the Z30 fixes all the short comings of the Z10. One thing they both have is BB10 OS. It's by far the best I have ever used. It is feature rich and works perfectly. I can't stand using iOS now and I never have been a fan of Android even though I actually like some of the phones. People who use BlackBerrys do like them. They may not sell very many but that doesn't mean they are not great devices.
    Mar 3, 2014. 08:48 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry Set To Plummet  [View article]
    The profit taking deal has been made and it's a share the margin agreement. Foxconn assumes the risk for write downs for the phones that they also get to enjoy the benefit of potential profits. As for lack of Innovation, you need to actually use one. I use a Z30 for business and there is nothing better. The HUB is amazing, the battery lasts all day and remote file access makes it feel like I'm sitting at my desk no matter where I am (that is not an app, it comes stock on BB10 phones). People who claim that BlackBerry has not innovated since the release of BB10 almost a year ago are people who have very little knowledge of the platform.
    Jan 16, 2014. 11:49 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10  [View article]
    I had a Z10 and now own a Z30. My wife bought a Q10. The Z30 is an amazing phone with a battery that lasts all day. The screen size is great and the speakers are loud and clear. You can't compare specs in BlackBerry phones to Androids, BlackBerrys are vertically integrated like Apple. There is no problem with BB10 or the hardware, it's all a problem with perception and advertising. I hope BlackBerry can solve this because I want my next phone to be a Blackberry running BB10
    Nov 17, 2013. 12:04 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry - Can Z30 Resurrect BB10  [View article]
    Where do you get the Android apps? It's not from Google play. I'm curious because I have a Z30 and when the update comes through I would like to be able to do it.
    Nov 17, 2013. 12:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Small Step For BBM, One Giant Leap For BlackBerry  [View article]
    As a long time BlackBerry user I watched my BBM contact list dwindle from about 40 to 10 before the cross platform launch. Now most of my friends on iOS and Android have downloaded it and that's all I use now. They are even using it amongst each other and that's the real sign of adoption. BBM will only get better once video chat
    Nov 15, 2013. 04:26 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Stopped Me From Purchasing BlackBerry  [View article]
    I am tired of hearing people say that the Z30 or any other phone BlackBerry puts out doesn't have the specs to compete. The phone has a duel core 1.7 Ghz processor with 2 Gigs of RAM. If you compare that to phones from Apple and Windows Phone 8 you will find that the Z30, Z10, Q10 and even the Q5 are very competitive. The only phones that go above that are Android phones and that's because they need to do that to stand out. You can run tests and you will find that the Androids don't work any better, the specs are for show. So stop slapping BlackBerry for having low specs, they are normally better than WP8 and iPhone specs anyway.
    Sep 29, 2013. 10:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why BlackBerry Spiked Yesterday And Why It Will Continue To Do So  [View article]
    I love my Z10, I'm not migrating or selling my shares.
    Aug 6, 2013. 06:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry's New Mistake - Q5 Pricing Makes It A Surefire Loser  [View article]
    The Q5 will come down in price after everyone who is very eager to have one and willing to pay full price pays it. Why would BlackBerry sell a phone for less than people are willing to pay? Soon enough people who want that phone but at a cheaper price will be able to get it. The Z10 launched in Canada for $150 on a three year contract. Now you can find it every now and then for $50 on a three year contract and it's now normally priced at $100 and that is in a country where BlackBerry is enjoying very strong sales.
    Jul 22, 2013. 08:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment