I am gonna miss BB. At the peak of their smartphone sales, that was in 2011-2012, I got a BB Curve 8520 (I didn't bought actually, I won it in an online contest) and I loved it so much that after 2 years I got their next curve series iteration (Curve 9320) which was a massive disappointment. I think, after that, a couple of years later, their downfall started leading to complications in manufacturing as well as getting out of sync with the latest smartphone trends. Rest well BlackBerry, I will remember your journey.
I used many a Blackberry phone I liked them a lot sad to see them ending in handsets I was kind of hoping for more maybe just maybe leaving TCL they may have someone else do handsets I don't know. Blackberry was a good buisness tool good for email and web browsing I am sad they didn't keep with there buisness model approach.
Berserker, 04 Feb 2020Well i dissagree partially. Yes, sony was never the top player but it was well established. As... more"Note that this isnÂ’t the end of the road for BlackBerry, the company. It still offers secure enterprise services and owns QNX, a popular OS for automotive applications. Plus, some other manufacturer might take up the BB mantle."
QNX aka Blackberry 10 is an super secure OS, this could be an integration of the driver-less car features and Blackberry phones
TCL / Blackberry uses Google Android,
Android needs monthly security patches
If and that a big if Blackberry licences out QNX all phone maker could then bring out BB10 (QNX) version instead of the default Android
Huawei could escape the Trump / Google embargo as Blackberry is a Canadian company with servers located in Canada
Note Apps developers follow phone sales, there is NO third party apps being developed for BB10 atm as no BB10 phone are being sold
Pulling the plug now with TCL could make for as the article states an outsourced Blackberry device also
BB10 is more similar to Android than IOS,
BB10 / QNX features do NOT require security patches as Android does so you wont see Android OS in driver-less car ONLY GOOGLE MAPS
Berserker, 04 Feb 2020Well i dissagree partially. Yes, sony was never the top player but it was well established. As... moreSony Ericsson was largest around 2007
...and the newer development:
toukale, 03 Feb 2020Google an Apple controls their destiny, that's not the case for all the others you listed. De... moreIf it's true, Huawei Appgallery should flourish soon. Money is definitely there.
Sony should get / work with Blackberry like TCL
They will be able to offer good package.
Anonymous, 04 Feb 2020Sony was never a giant in the mobile space, not even during the Sony Ericsson days (which, as ... moreWell i dissagree partially. Yes, sony was never the top player but it was well established. As far as i can tell back in the day almost every body was using samsung, nokia, and sony ericsson devices.
Atleast in eastern Europe.
Berserker, 03 Feb 2020Remember guys, bb, sony, nokia, siemens, Motorola, all of them were the giants once, Huawei w... moreSony was never a giant in the mobile space, not even during the Sony Ericsson days (which, as the name suggests, wasn't even a full Sony project)
I miss Blackberry phones. It was my first mobile phone. I had a BB pearl 8120 and I loved every moment of it.
Farewell blackberry you will be missed in our stores as an exceptional brand with very unique phones.
Enjoy your retirement you earned it well.
EskeRahn, 03 Feb 2020Well don't expect the current giant to be any more safe than the others.
All it takes is a ... moreI have yet to see Samsung get brought down by their privacy scandal involving Samsung Pay selling costumers data to a Chinese corp.
And the same goes to Apple, Google, Microsoft etc being NSA partners. lol.
Not happening with these big giants.
Berserker, 03 Feb 2020Remember guys, bb, sony, nokia, siemens, Motorola, all of them were the giants once, Huawei w... moreAnd Huawei is pretty much dead to anyone outside of China, your point is invalid
Hotkolbas, 04 Feb 2020wow this is a huge shock. its ashame really to see what was a great inovator going to the pear... moreHard to do proper work on a touch only device.
That should explain the existence of keyboard accessories for Apple/Samsung tablets.
Rip to actual productive devices aka phones with physical keyboards.
Note7 owner, 04 Feb 2020Who is Apple's daddy? Captain america, is apple's daddy
Back in early 2013, I had purchased BB PlayBook for $500. Not an early adopter. It was really half-baked product (both in hardware and software). Then CEO, Thor, had promised to provide BB OS 10 update to PlayBook, but later take U turn with reason insufficient RAM (1GB). BB had abandoned it after 3 years and refused to unlock its bootloader for security reasons.
Later, from my office, I had opted for BB KeyOne. Back then it was something $650. Being a high-end phone, it lacks regular monthly security updates and OS updates from RIM. They were to arrogant and ignorant about customersÂ’ demands and expectations. Over the years, they themselves had put them in this trouble. Hope, they can wind up their business ASAP.
wow this is a huge shock. its ashame really to see what was a great inovator going to the pearly white gates in the sky.
well there goes any plans to get an androidhandset with a hardware qwerty keyboard.
Kek, 03 Feb 2020imagine being a Huawei fanboy that you come here to mention them, like if they were paying you... moreIf that is your conclusion than i feel sorry for you.
We all have the right to express our own oppinions, and you should not be triggered about that.
Note7 owner, 03 Feb 2020You do know that Huawei is backed by the 2nd biggest economy in the world government. Those co... moreAnd that is the clear evidence how toxic politics can be.
If china economy collapse than it is game over for huawei.
All top 3 players are backed up by their government, for good or the worst.