Anonymous, 01 Jul 2016Thankfully I? so, er , Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Acer, Asus... moreThat 'Thankfully' was in reference to the failing BBOS. Before you respond - hiding behind your anonymous learn to read.
charles, 01 Jul 2016BBerry should go away already. They should sell and change the name of the companyWhile you're at it name all the products you don't use and wish them all away....
RC255, 01 Jul 2016BBOS is nigh on dead. If you want a 'serious' OS then go to Windows or Blackphone's modified A... moreSerious OS with codenames like kit kat and Lollipoop? Go do some research on QNXand use BB10 then you will learn the meaning of serious.
RC255, 01 Jul 2016There are millions of users and devs out there who will strongly disagree with you on that one... moreMillions? Maybe hundreds. Nobody important associates android with security. Android is a mickey mouse OS, just the simple fact that any brand can utilise it is testament to that, all android offers is a wide variety of apps which google does not even own. Stop fooling yourself.
RC255, 01 Jul 2016That's not going to happen. Blackberry are Android based now. Thankfully.Thankfully I?
so, er , Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi, Acer, Asus, Oppo, OnePlus, Meizu, Alcatel, ZTE, Pantech, XOLO, Gionee, vivo, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., are not enough for you ??
But, when? Seriously waiting for the new Blackberry. Bring on Mercury!!
3:2 should be 1920x1280, if the screen is 4.5" the device should be 75mm to 80mm large, more than a S7 active, less than a Passport, it should be a nice compromise for a nice physical keyboard (unlike the Priv). But problem is actually nobody product this kind of screen, so I'm affraid the device won't come at low price.
im still waiting for the bb that would use samsungs newest cpu/gpu.
It's time for BB to again capture the market like it did with the low price BB curve. Pricing is the key for mass penetration. OIS 10 is kool. The basic reasons that IOS and Android are thriving is because it allows multiple apps download. It's not rocket science and BB should accept what people wants and not the other way round
I had a Z10 for 12 months and it´s very good, the system is stable and never stay slow (like android).
I, too, agree that BB should NOT throw away their solid, buttery smooth, BB10 OS. They should more aggressively court app developers. How about this for a market test: equip the keyboard-toting Mercury with BB10 (no Android) and sculpted keys like on the Classic? A Q1 2017 launch date gives BB six months to increase the quantity of installed apps and aggressively market it! There are people who appreciate their secure Blackberry's, who don't use their cell phone as an entertainment device. Just a suggestion...
teo, 01 Jul 2016Mercury - my next phone to replace Classic :-)definitely.. from the classic to the mercury, awesome move. Or better still use both. Still enjoying my classic(until whatsapp is gone)
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2016Never use Android in a business environment. 'Android' and 'security' are two, totally differe... moreThere are millions of users and devs out there who will strongly disagree with you on that one. The Blackphone OS - modded Android - is one of the most secure OSs available. Android is far from basic, I'm afraid.
RC255, 01 Jul 2016BBOS is nigh on dead. If you want a 'serious' OS then go to Windows or Blackphone's modified A... moreNever use Android in a business environment. 'Android' and 'security' are two, totally different concepts that don't mix together. No matter what you do to it, Android is just too basic when it comes to productivity, business stuff, emails and so on.
I will definitely be buying the new Mercury when it becomes available.....very excited!!
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2016Yeah, but Android is designed for play and multimedia, thus turning BB's phones into consumer ... moreBBOS is nigh on dead. If you want a 'serious' OS then go to Windows or Blackphone's modified Android OS if you want security. BBOS fans will have to accept that BB messed up and couldn't catch up and thus lost. They still have their own little tweaks but now the base is Android instead. http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2016/05/23/devs-can-stop-making-apps-for-windows-phone-and-blackberry-os-now/#gref
You want an OS? You have 3 choices; Android, iOS or Sailfish - which is doing well lately. (I haven't included Tizen, Firefox or Amazon due to lack of information.)