BB products are ridiculously high in pricing. Sub 200$ handsets in emerging markets may be helpful for them to regain lost brand name. Lumia 520 being a low cost phone is the major driver (30%) in Lumia series.
This new CEO know nothing!
Why BB keep on hiring wrong people to lead the company???
AnonD-35318, 08 Jan 2014He clearly stats that government and corporate business will be the main focus, it's for selec... moreYes, you simply cannot beat a physical keyboard.
I've still got my eye on a Q10. Hoping the price will drop sometime soon.
It's unwise to refer the failure for the touch screen,the case is bigger than just adding a keyboard on phone.
The market changed on what BB seem to know and bb lost it's ability of adapting with customer wants, while Nokia (microsoft) understands the game and now is trying to get back to the market.
Focusing on business phones will not return your throne back, phones is a friendly use now, a powerful tool in connecting people, a gaming as playstation with a cinema display screen, no cost for e-mails BIS or BES, and a 1 Billion items to choice from in the store.
Welcome to the new world BB, where Business , Social, and JOY all joined together in one device.
Blackberry needs windows or android software thats it and high quality phones with alu body thats it....but first of all how i can buy a phone if i dont know that this phine exist???? Marketing blackberry people ...marketing...porsche designe is a good way but to to to high price....i work with my bold 9900 and there no reason to change ...may keyboard is the best , m. Camera is nothing and my cpu is like old timer but i still love it
wanted to buy the z30, but skipped it coz they announced z50 q1 or q2 2014. now this news.
looks like i got to look somewhere else.
BlackBerry and Windows phones can be bigger than Android in just two months all they need is best phones, like HTC one galaxy s4 LG g2, if these phones were from bb or Windows I'm sure we wouldn't know anything about Android today
Unique apps. I only have 10 apps and use 3 daily. Imagine quake for pc but on a phone! Imagine having The ability to change the cover of the phone front and back like Nokia! Give me a job Blackbery!
Fantastic decision just get more apps or fully sideload android....I really like BB my BB9780 was workhorse and served me well with media also just need some reverb effects in music player even if its payed for..
i said this a few years ago. with the advent of the cloud all you will need is a sliding keyboard and a screen...
It's good Chen is taking decision towards traditional keypads on the phone. He knows the business and corporate needs. As you can not work so much on the touch screen and yes this is practically right way to do so. Blackberry is more into mature application then funny....
I've seen so many bussiness ppl and government employees with iPhones. In my country the government got a discount deal with Apple to supply the politicians with iPhones. I remember, a while back there was a senate hearing regarding Apple's tax evasion with CEO Tim Cook. Most of the hearing was about the senators telling Mr. Cook how much they loved their iPhones, iPads and Macbooks.
It's going to be very tough for BB to recapture the bussines and government segment(in western countries atleast). They should target emerging markets instead with lower priced devices.
Been using the BB Z10 since almost 3 months. It almost resembles the iconic iPhone with its fluidity, & responsiveness. BB's pricing was too aggressive for its devices. Z10 was also a victim for this strategy. But now that the prices being reduced its a steal every where. Agreed that apps were not there as compared to iOS & Android.. But most useful apps are slowly coming. I'm in love with my Z10.
Very good decision!
The only way to make a perfect physical keyboard
is to make a slider keyboard phone with physical key size and proportions of Microsoft's default virtual keyboard (the one seen on all windows phones!).
And of course the physical keys must have a perfect deep feedback! If Blackberry does that, the typing will be even faster than on any Windows Phone (which is already excellent).
BlackBerry should consider this concept, a slide out qwerty keyboard with keys being made up of rubber to give a haptic feedback to the users beneath the touchscreen, pretty much like the Nokia E7.