I come from using android & ios phones over the past 4 years. I was never a bb fan or as for matter any company and for the past month I have been using bb passport and i come to 2 major conclusions
1) I challenge any android touchscreen user to use physical qwerty even for whatsapp or instagram for 2 days and then to go back on touchscreen again. Physical keypad is world apart and with Passport BB has done an immense job.
2) BB10 has allowed me to install most of the android apps i need such as whatsapp, My scans, maps, Instagram even my banking apps with ease of use and zero lags and hangs
I kinda fail to understand the fanaticism or excessive criticism of any companies, but rather enjoy the evolution of any different OS and form factors of the phone. Quite frankly i dont even feel any difference between the Android phones of diff companies even small companies make a samsung look alike and put the same feel of android.
On the contrary i feel after using android for 4 years these phones are advertisement box of google ads you are carrying along 24 x 7 as most of the free apps now only function with ad features.
KMB877, 16 Dec 20161. Because no apps for Symbian (way less than WM has right now).
2. Android - the most popula... moreFor a second there I almost thought you believed I was defending Symbian/WP/Nokia.
Next time employ the sarcasm tag (/s).
Anonym, 16 Dec 2016The Symbian camp welcomes your vision. They too don't understand why Nokia moved-away "so quic... more1. Because no apps for Symbian (way less than WM has right now).
2. Android - the most popular OS for non Apple phones.
Symbian was dying already when Elop have made the decision to adopt WM. Why do you think it may reborn suddenly and successfully?
please give attention on your Android complete access just like samsung which have own icons like music gallery videos amd more apps...
blackberry should launch the with their own blackberry operatin system.. if you want to launch with the android please Add own icons like music gallery. please dont relay on the google photo google chrome. please you should work on it... i used the blackberry priv but after 2 days i got depreesion its very third class android its like partial android.. please blackberry work on your operating system am a big user anothers words am a big fan of you....
Well, let's wait and see how would TCL position the Blackberry brand worldwide. Personally I'm quite satisfied with the Dtek60. Here's the link of the announcement though.. http://www.tclcom.com/admin/documents/cnews/BlackBerry%20Secures%20Global%20Smart%20Phone.pdf
Anonymous, 16 Dec 2016Blackberry continues to die a slow death. CEO Chen should have been fired last year. He has ... moreThe Symbian camp welcomes your vision. They too don't understand why Nokia moved-away "so quickly" from their "superior" OS... They also fought hard to not include the "inferior" Android OS.
I guess they are remembered as being on the right side of history, given how well Nokia has held their undisputed leadership. /s
AnonD-51738, 16 Dec 2016The great BlackBerry is now dead.
Just cheap rebranded phonesYeah! Who the eff can make money just from software and support?
Oh... (looking at the richest man alive)
First step to death: switching to an inferior, non-business OS. (Android)
Second step to death: not making their hardware anymore
Goodbye BlackBerry! You will be missed - along with the awesome BBOS.
Wondering if this will only be Android handsets, or will Blackberry OS 10 also be outsourced?
Blackberry continues to die a slow death. CEO Chen should have been fired last year. He has no vision and has been less than honest about the future of Blackberry OS 10 and the Z line.
I believe they will have a local manufacturing partner in Indonesia due to a strict (and NOT reasonable) Gov regulation of requiring to do so. The quality of the 'local' product will be questionable at best. And the warranty is merely just a formality on paper.
Don't bother to listen the voice of ultranationalists who say support local product or move out of the country. Well, when they turn a blind eye of the quality and less than ideal capability of local manufacturers, their propaganda is no more than a moot point.
As long as its worth the price. Im not paying extra just for rebranded phone.
India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Indonesia these countries have very large number of blackberry customer. Ignoring them will only give bb loss.
Blackberry has the same fate as Kodak & Polaroid. Soon you can buy a Blackberry calculator from CVS.
If you guys followed the news, BlackBerry also had another agreement "BlackBerry Announces First Major Device Software Licensing Agreement With Joint Venture PT BB Merah Putih" on http://feeds.mwnewsroom.com/article/rss?id=2090417, so I think that's why some countries like Indonesia isn't included.