Sam, 29 Mar 2014Do not understand why such a smooth BB10 OS is failing. I have used iPhones and Samsungs, rec... moreAgree it is a good OS. But Blackberry OS 10.2.1.2102 drains the battery. My Z10 couldn't last a day following the upgrade.
BB 10 is failing not because it's bad, but just because it's too little too late.
Had BB came out with 10 (and the Z10, or something like it) in 2009 or 2010 at the latest things may have gone very differently, and possibly much more positively for the company.
However, the reality is it got delayed and postponed and finally made its way to market late January 2013, some 5 years after Apple shipped the first iPhone and 4 years after HTC shipped the first android phone.
i recently discovered the power and practicality of BB10. and i am not going back to android or ios. bb10 is easily the best and most user friendly user interfsce that i have come across. blame the negative publicity of people and bad publicity by blackberry itself. i have used, nokia symbian, nokia lumia, samsung, apple, lenovo, htc. believe me guys blackberry with bb10 is the cream..go for it..
Just because there is lesser Apps in BB store, people are not giving enough attention to BB10 devices, otherwise BB Z10 is really nice device. It runs smoothly like iPhone.
Do not understand why such a smooth BB10 OS is failing. I have used iPhones and Samsungs,
recently started using BB Z10. It is the best phone I have ever used. It is like I do not want to go back to Apple or Android world. After 10.2.1 update it is amazing. Waiting for 10.3 update which is coming soon. Looking forward to buy bigger Z30.
Blackberry is very weak in marketing and advertising and needs to invest in the same.
Lot of people in my company even do not know that BB 10 exists and how good it is until I show them.
People still think BB means OS7 and older looks. When I show them Z10 they say is it Blackberry? They are really impressed with the phone and BB10 OS
Advertise and let people know that 80% of the Android apps work after 10.2.1 update and after installing
Snap or Amazon store. Snap is very easy to install, even kid can do it.
Snap = Google Play
Some people are worried to buy on specs as BBZ10 or Z30 do not have quad CPU or same RAM like Samsung phones.
But try to understand that BB10 on QNX do no not require beefed up hardware to work smooth.
Hardware war is only between Androids. Apple phones are still on dual core but still selling in millions.
BB10 Dual Core on QNX technology = Android Quad Core
Try new Blackberry, you will never regret.
BB is quite good and more interesting but in this situation they should implove the disign and thicknes of the handsets am sure they are going be on demand.
Made BB smartphone version affordable for students & youths.
See the difference in results !
After allthis isbusiness.
They need to bring back the Unlimited internet and downloads back to Emerging markets like South Africa where data charges are the highest in the world and they will win back lots of their former customers, that coupled with cheaper versions of the BB10 OS its a win win!
blackberry Q5, 29 Mar 2014Actually BlackBerry is a good phone but they just lack of apps.I believe BB10 runs most Android apps.
Anomynous, 29 Mar 2014I changed from Android to Z10 yesterday, no regrets, so fast and efficient phone, high end spe... moreI also have a Z10 and I am extremely impressed with the device. If you are not obsessed with apps it is arguably one of the most efficient devices on the market. Clearly, though, Android has economies of scale that other OSs have to bear in mind.
Getting their costs down for new devices is a key to making a comeback. The hardware and OS is fine.
Steve, 29 Mar 2014dinosaurs died were not adaptedLol. That was an asteroid.
BlackBerry should release cheap BB10 phones in emerging markets with specs as Nokia Lumia 520. It might help the company gain market share.
slim, 29 Mar 2014I must admit I did look at the many cheap Android mobiles out there but they all seem to have ... moreI changed from Android to Z10 yesterday, no regrets, so fast and efficient phone, high end specs and performance for the price of a lower midrange Android phone. I doubt i ever go back to android.
Apps is no problem as well, BB World has enough to cover most users, for the rest there is very good support for android apps and one can even install Amazon Appstore, having a BB10 phone is like having the advantages of android without any of the disadvantages. BB10 is a double win after the 10.2 update, more people will eventually realize how good it is and then BB will be profitable by 2016
tadam, 29 Mar 2014It's pretty naive to assume, that any device will hit the US market without a NSA-backdoor. If... moreYou're pretty naive to assume I was talking about the US market. The US is not the center of the world you know, and there are many many many other markets out there, bigger ones, too.
Note100, 28 Mar 2014Support Android and you will survive Suport only is not enought, the easy to use it's more important.
Angry Mobile Nerd, 29 Mar 2014If only Blackberry could see the opportunities that's right under their noses.
With all t... moreIt's pretty naive to assume, that any device will hit the US market without a NSA-backdoor. If there isn't one, it just won't make it to mass production.
BB isn't and nor will it ever be an exception...