Anonymous, 20 Dec 2013so..... blackberry finally realized that a phone with "made in malaysia" sticker is ... moreSorry to burst your bubble but most indonesians only can afford feature phones or cheap knock-off smartphones from China due to poor economic status and purchasing power in that country. I highly doubt that Indonesia can contribute huge sales numbers for Blackberry or RIM.
Jim Hart, 21 Dec 2013Why can't BB use Android and Windows ?I don't see any technical or legal reason as to why BB can't use Android or WP. Maybe because of pride as this is the fall of a "former" tech giant. IMO they should adapt Android and rewrite their own closed and secure "BlackBerry Xperience" ROM and on top put a "BB launcher" similar to BB10 OS UI or create something different. Start with one high-end device, a couple of mid-end devices in different sizes and no low-end devices at all. When/If business is rising, slowly widen your product range but don't go crazy like Samsung. Continue with BB Appworld with exclusive Android apps like Amazon App Store. I think this would be a legit idea to turn the BB business into a profitable company again. I would certainly buy BB devices again. Oh and direct your products towards average consumers and not the business world.
The problem with Blackberry is their EGO, it doesn't have a same global power as what it used to 2 years ago. But sad to say it keeps continuing to sell phones that were so EXPENSIVE imitating the IPHONE without the influence and power of the latter.
James, 21 Dec 2013Well in fact you do need now secure systems and apps. Take chat messengers for example. Some... moreI don't remember any messaging app that asked me for the password of my email address, but if you do know one certainly you will avoid them right? I've been through viber, whatsapp, skype, non ever asked me for the password of my email account, and the security of your email credentials is not for their concern, it is the concern of the provider of the email. On for your info, android itself runs sandbox application wherein their capability is limited to their asked permissions, and it is up to you to permit whatever they are asking or not.
the Blackberry-Foxconn phone will be named Blackberry Jakarta and it will be the first low cost BB10-powered device.
Stupid ass company
take Nokia's route... Save the brand at the least...
BB with WP will work perfect for Enterprise
basushaunak, 21 Dec 2013Z10 seemed good (one of colleagues - a die hard BB addict) got it. But seemed a bit inconveni... moreWhat do you mean way too expensive - at USD300 or less it is the best value for money out there at the moment. Specs? compared to what - any Android that has only 1 of ram is essentially out of date and lags like hell.
Primark, 21 Dec 2013True enough, it probably is the most secure OS among the smartphone OSes however how many do y... moreWell in fact you do need now secure systems and apps. Take chat messengers for example. Some ask for access to your contacts / address book, and some ask for and and receive email address and the real password to access those email address. Key word smart software can then sort for bank account details, tax returns, affairs, you name it, they will find it. There are 2 major chat messengers for iPhone and Android that has full access to personal emails. There is no such thing as privacy laws as they cant be enforced in many jurisdictions. So at the moment, a Japanese and a Chinese messaging app have together excess of 500 million people - now that is like giving Dracula keys to the blood bank. Wake up to reality - it is here now.
Nothing wrong with Blackberry OS10 or the design of the Z10/Z30 (or even the Q5/Q10, if you really want a physical QWERTY), except that it was much too late and Blackberry does not have the huge coffers required to market it to the consumer market. So, they are trying to retreat to and regroup in their still existing corporate/government stronghold, which just might work if they are very lucky and execute perfectly. However, it does not look good at the moment.
Incidentally, Windows Phone would be dead and buried unless it had Nokia and Microsoft behind it -- to this day, WP phones have not made Nokia a single euro and by extension not for Microsoft either, since MS was paying Nokia more for "platform support" than they were receiving as license payments from Nokia.
There you have also the reason why Nokia had to sell the phone business to Microsoft. Nokia could not sustain the loss-making business any more, but Microsoft has a huge war chest which can easily absorb years of losses if necessary. In addition, MS is still making bucketloads of money from their PC and server software business despite the "PC is dead" chant of the "yellow" tech press (i.e. blogosphere).
James, 21 Dec 2013Because we need Blackberry as the only secure os platform out there, certainly the best of a b... moreTrue enough, it probably is the most secure OS among the smartphone OSes however how many do you think do really need the security you are pointing at? You said it yourself it is almost mandatory for government officials and high profile businessmen and other important people to make BB their means of communication, however that is like 1% of the population of an entire country, and I do believe that that is not enough to sustain a company such as BB.
MadeAndy, 20 Dec 2013It's sad enough that the adoption of BlackBerry 10 is very underwhelming ! I was a Nokia fan f... moreZ10 seemed good (one of colleagues - a die hard BB addict) got it. But seemed a bit inconvenient / unconventional on approach... may trying too hard to be different from Android / WP, don't know.
And of course - it was way too expensive considering the specs....
Patam, 20 Dec 2013Are you serious. Foxconn is the WORST motherboard Manufacturer in the Whole UNIVERSE!. Many of the greatest mainboards were manufactured by Foxcon, for example Bad Axe II. It doesn't get any better than that, superior durability and finish, unmatched.
without any base model / affordable smartphone,BB 10 OS chance of success is too dim !
hubble, 20 Dec 2013let the hater comments commence!BB is still better than Android though..
Expat, 21 Dec 2013Please why doesn't someone just put Blackberry out of their misery instead of this slow, painf... moreBecause we need Blackberry as the only secure os platform out there, certainly the best of a bad bunch. Just look at the PRISM scandal. BB was the only one not mentioned. All Governments and high risk corporates should only use BB. Just recently gsmarena report the major security flaws in Samsung S4 and Note III. Android it self leaks like a sieve and inherently attracts massive spyware and malware, more of which will be reported. People are naive on security and privacy, happy for Google to sell their proprietary habits and movements to the highest bidder. Why are you guys just so dumb.
Good for them!
They deserve it.
If one thing I can't stand is stupidity and what they did with playbook is just plain f@cking stupid.
They left us hanging with qnx and not delivering bb10 as promised but they forgot that no one actually does apps for bb10 because there are few users and that they could increase the number of users by a few months millions upgrading the playbook and they forgot that many people bought it to taste bb10 hoping hat if it was better than android they would buy the z10.
I bought one for that reason. No bb10 on playbook? No Dpx on Z10 list of buyers. ;)
No apps, no games, problems connecting it to pc.... This tablet could have been great and now it is just a nightmare!
BlackBerry you will sink if you persist with this attitude.