You have to hand it to BlackBerry head honchos, they sure are fighting their way back to the top against all odds, gambling the future of the once profitable tech juggernaut on a device like no other. Like no other good or like no other bad?
If there’s one thing that you should care less about in a gadget than the color it’s coated in, that’s definitely its name. Period, end of discussion. Give me a top-notch smartphone, with the best possible hardware, smoothest software and a sensible price tag, and I’ll buy it no matter what. You can brand it the iPenis for all I care.
There have been numerous conflicting reports floating around lately with regards to BlackBerry’s future, but they all seem to share one point in common. Namely, none of them preview BB’s painful imminent death. That’s a refreshing change of tune compared to rumors from last year, although it’s obvious the smartphone manufacturer can’t survive much longer with its current financial losses.
BlackBerry’s financial pickle is no secret to anyone, and the smartphone maker’s market share is close to hitting zero, but astonishingly, the Canadians aren’t ready to call it quits on hardware designing for the masses.
BlackBerry recently added new stickers to the BBM. If you use BBM for your everyday messaging needs, you’ll soon see Toy Story stickers. A Toy Story stickers pack is now available for $1.99 while a pack of BBM character stickers is $0.99 cents. It you’re a BlackBerry user and a fan of the Disney movie, then this one is exciting news. Unfortunately, the stickers pack isn’t available in all regions. If you’re region is not included, you can ask someone to send you the pack. (That’s not really ‘To infinity and beyond’, is it?)
We knew about the BlackBerry Z3 when it went up for pre-order in Indonesia last February. The latest BlackBerry phone became available in Indonesia yesterday, May 15.
You may no longer care about BlackBerry but I do. It’s out of respect for the pioneering company in the smartphone industry. I am always interested to know what will happen to the Canadian phone manufacturer so every product release, I’ll take note of.
BlackBerry is still in the mobile business but we’re afraid it will have to face some major change soon. Of course, the smartphone pioneer is still in denial and CEO John Chen himself said that the handset business won’t be sold anytime soon. The other day, he was quoted that he will say goodbye to the business if he couldn’t make smartphones that sell. Big words from Chen.
comScore Report: BlackBerry surpassed by Windows Phone, Android still No. 1 mobile OS, Apple top OEM
I am not a BlackBerry user but I am cheering for the Canadian phone manufacturer being a pioneer in the smartphone business. BlackBerry OS has recently been surpassed by Windows Phone in the US smartphone market. This is according to a report by comScore which says Windows Phone now holds 3.2 percent of the market while BlackBerry now at 3.1 percent in the Top Smartphone Platforms list.
Don’t push it, there will be no smartwatch for BlackBerry not anytime soon. But honestly, knowing BlackBerry, the company might dip into the idea and secretly work on something and then surprise us. To just see if the company is still relevant in the market–or not or if Facebook may take interest in it.
Smartwatches and wearable devices in general seem to be viewed by many prominent hardware manufacturers nowadays as the next tech must-have, from Samsung to Sony to possibly Apple. Even HTC has confirmed pretty advanced work on likely a One-branded intelligent wristwatch, whereas Google is much cagier on the matter, but definitely interested.
T-Mobile was reported to be asking BlackBerry owners to switch to the iPhone 5S. That piece of news is not good for BlackBerry.