The Q10 is NOT more affordable, I work for Vodafone and the pricing is much more than the Z10. In my opinion, and from my experience from working with phones for the last 2 years Blackberry have never made products that are built for quality and durability. The life of a Blackberry is far inferior to that of an iPhone because Apple spend so much more on their products than Blackberry, an 8520 costs £13 to manufacture and they sell it off for £120 (back when they were still on sale). You would have thought with spending such little amounts on the quality and build of the phone that they would be better off. They really did kick themselves in the foot with the lower ended products, and honestly? It's absolutely no surprise that they are slowly dwindling from the mobile technology market, they are useless and just cannot make phones the way Samsung and Apple do.
[deleted post]Lol that's funny man, I understand blackberry shot itself in the foot! Its still a farely decent phone. I'm just waiting to get the LG G2 when it gets launched in august
For crying out loud, just quit blackberry, your ideas are awful, surrounded by the two things that you've done well, BBM and Email. Freelance the blackberry software for these two parts of your software to all other phones for £5 a month, people will buy them or have an add on for contracts, you will actually make some cash this way, every single phone that blackberry has brought out has had some problems, every single one of them, none of them are without issues. Blackberry handsets vouch for 85 - 90% of my repairs, and believe me i see a lot of repairs.
Do the software thing and make some cash, concentrate on the tablet world, it's a section of the business that no one has really ran away with, ipad being the one to beat. Have your software on it for free, have an open source OS (android) and beef up the specs so no one can compete. Give the customers what they want.
I'm currently using the 9900 bold and the optimus L9! the bold is an awesome phone!! I doubt I would sell the bb even if the bbm app where to come on the android platform.
bb shd stop d habit of putting evry app in d app world or whateva.....some shd b pre installed..infact u guys neeed to switch to android os or better ur own os else.........
To the person who wrote Blackberry need to stop making phones with all the Little buttons lol what planeta you on Thats what Blackberry is all about, ive just bought Blackberry q10 and its a good Phone lasts me all day . If you like touch screen phones why you in Blackberry forum, i like my q10 paid 500pounds simm free and i like it Blackberry is shifting away from making phones for Kids, i see Kids with icones wont see them with Blackberry anymore i hope,
android is on the top of their game big time bb, kb bp what ever, even apple is shivering, step up or you keep loosing.
They've got to stop making the phones with all the little buttons, ok, for that reason I will never get a Blackberry. I don't like the design with all the buttons,
Blackberry will keep losing if they only focus on that Z10, what happen to the price of BIS, why won't people go for more cheaper phones with better Apps, and more fun.
You forgot the poor, that's your problem and will continue to be if you drop your other products to focus on that Z10. Nokia, samsung and others has everybody in mind.
Blackberry is losing market in Latin America thanks to Whatsapp... almost everyone has it and cheap Nokia and Android phones (Huawei, BLU), even the Galaxy S4 is really popular nowadays around here.
Abdul9, 28 Jun 2013@Heretic It would be highly appreciated if you wouldn't give your opinion as a fact. Fact is ... moreYour statement is also misleading. BlackBerry Os 10 is only on 2 devices that have been selling for less than 2 quarters. Now look at Nokia alone, that has about 11 lumia models currently being sold.
Well I bought one of the Z10 phones and am quite happy with it. The phone has zero lag and the Os is solid. It's search capabilities and file management features are second to none. But I will say it's not for the people who just want to look cool with a bunch of apps and phone customizations...BB Z10 is very much a business phone.
With 3.1 billion in cash they'll be around for quite awhile.
Inferior features, still pricing it abnormally Sky rocking.
Do you think BB 10 would survived before a much affordable Wd ph8 / Android JB markets ?
dennizr, 28 Jun 2013the leader and Q10 sold everywhere here followed Z10 ... it looks like a blackberry should foc... moreI don't think it will happen, since BBM will be available in Android and Iphone.
When it happens, indonesian people will sell all their blackberry phones and switch to Android / Iphone. Nobody is going to buy the blackberry anymore, because indonesian people only buy Blackberry for the BBM feature.
Moreover now bb sales of z10 are very low. Check this article. Only 2,7 shipped devices (discount from this number 30% less for real sales to end user). Extremely BAD numbers!!!, hope they change to android soon: