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BlackBerry's revenue plummets 64% as BB OS 10 struggles

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BlackBerry's revenue plummets 64% as BB OS 10 struggles - read the full textTo say that BlackBerry has hit a rough patch would be an understatement: they just suffered a 64% decrease in revenue, which is now clocked in at $976 million. The once mighty Canadian tech-manufacturer has reported $423 million in losses for Q4 2014, which translates to an 80 cents drop per...


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BB should just allow bbos 10 to work with BIS since only a small portion of their sales were running OS 10,make bbs running android, make an app like bluestacks/partner with network service providers around the world to/that will allow android and IOS to have the Option of BIS even at a slightly higher price. They can even sell that app and people will still buy it, thats the ultimate way of appealing the younger market (which is basically 70% of all smartphone users).

NSA's security infringements have been going on since 2008/2009 and for the last 6 years stats say the most secure device bb had sales plummit, the less secure android/IOS/w.p had sales sky rocket. That says people don't really care about security, the just want advanced simplicity and browsing freedom.

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  • 2014-03-29 05:54
  • Np}}

> In reply to ExNoKia Fan @ 2014-03-29 05:12 from vV5G - click to readAfter playbook fiasco earlier, both wi-fi & 3G, BBRY will not think for another phablet/tablet in near future as their ship is already sinking in phone business.

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  • 2014-03-29 05:29
  • u1DN

I hope for BB to produce 6'phablet with more secure android os, sd card, & better projector like glxy beam...

Good Projector more need fr business than good camera... for me at least.

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  • 2014-03-29 05:12
  • vV5G

I must admit I did look at the many cheap Android mobiles out there but they all seem to have compromises which put me off getting them. They seem good value until actually using them. For just a few dollars more the Blackberry Z10 craps all over them to be honest. I have no regrets buying the z10. Get over the dork herd mentality guys and check out the z10

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  • 2014-03-29 05:09
  • txjT

What a shame. BB10.2.1 is a superior OS to Android in many respects. It is a pity that we are not really talking about a mobile phone any more a but an insecure gaming and camera platform, which is what Android is all about. I feel BB should be the preferred platform for Governments, business, and people that want better reception and security, but not be bother with farting around with games and gossip channels. The BB OSis good, but phones like the Z30 are way too expensive, not with standing is a good mobile and z10 is probably the best value mobile on the market today. Where is the z3? Has it died? Get it into the market. What does not BB understand about revenue generation.

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  • 2014-03-29 04:57
  • txjT

Charging premium price for average specs product is the main problem of BBRY. Z10 launched in India, at 44K year ago, is now selling well at 18K after drastic cut in price. That's the price people are ready to pay. Stop charging insane price for average product.

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  • 2014-03-29 04:49
  • u1DN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-03-29 03:48 from XMpU - click to readYes, it may but with condition that BB will runs on Android OS.

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  • 2014-03-29 04:41
  • PEnJ

BB good in security, no one can doubt about it.

If BB can release smartphone that runs on Android OS, for sure it will turn the company around.

There is nothing to loose if BB release smartphone that runs on Android OS.

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  • 2014-03-29 04:39
  • PEnJ

Blackberry should just focus on OS. Let other vendor manufacture the hardware.

If Blackberry release a cheap phone ($100-$200) using latest BB10 OS and decent spec (comparable to Lumia 520 spec), I might consider buying a BB again.

Otherwise no thanks, there's plenty better choice out there. I know BB10 is good, and it also use awesome QNX kernel But without good hardware and reasonable price it's useless.

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  • 2014-03-29 04:30
  • wray

Actually the BlackBerry 10 is pretty easy to use very smooth and fast. My only complaint is the lack of apps. Nokia and BlackBerry I hope for the best as a Z10 user I root for BlackBerry

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  • 2014-03-29 04:20
  • s125

If only Blackberry could see the opportunities that's right under their noses.

With all the recent NSA-fallout and privacy concerns, people are wanting secure devices more than ever but the same people don't want to let go of their android/ios devices at the same time. If Blackberry could make their own carnation of a ultra-secure android device including a more secure appstore where apps are more thoroughly screened, they just might have a chance to come back into the market.

Otherwise, It's going to be painful to watch them introduce a device with a physical keyboard and watch it fail. I'd have more confidence in them if they said they were taking the 1-2 billion dollars they still have and invest it in Bitcoin.

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  • 2014-03-29 04:02
  • bExY

hmmm...... just die

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  • 2014-03-29 03:55
  • wrfG

"BlackBerry CEO John Chen predicts that the company will be profitable in 2016"??? haaa....haaa.....haaa.....haa.....haaa......

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  • 2014-03-29 03:48
  • XMpU

BBOS 10 is nice, but they need better phones running the new OS!!!

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  • 2014-03-29 03:23
  • iidb

I use this website all the time for the latest info on mobile devices. For some reason BB is rarely looked favourably upon although they are actually brilliant devices. People need to go to their local Telco and play around with a Z30 to see these are well made solid, attractive and competitive phones.
The articles about BB here are not only few and far between, but rarely shown in a positive light.

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  • 2014-03-29 03:05
  • v6ti

You know what they say: Take your pride aside, If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Blackberry with android OS. I'd buy that anytime. I love their OS. But not a lot of people do.

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  • 2014-03-29 02:52
  • t7Xi

RIM should make another Blackberry Torch 9800 sequels.
the touch and type slider Torch is very popular here in my country.
so i really think that RIM should give it another chance.

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  • 2014-03-29 00:47
  • 6}GQ

They need to focus profitability. Make Android device, BB.

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  • 2014-03-29 00:36
  • txj3

Eagerly awaiting the Q20.

Please don't keep us waiting too long, BlackBerry.

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  • 2014-03-29 00:23
  • XrF}

Apple and Android compatibility with their OS could be a hot seller

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  • 2014-03-29 00:00
  • kx%F

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