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Time for BlackBerry to build an Android phone
Windows Phone market share is growing. BlackBerry continues to fall behind, DESPITE bb10. Today, new numbers show that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Could BlackBerry not build an Android phone to capture the popular consumer market, while also keeping Bb10 as the high security option?
With BBM going to Android, the time could be right to consider this. Hell, bb10 can even run Android apps, so it's not a completely unrealistic idea.
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- 08-07-13, 07:54 PM #5
Think should jump board WP8 instead.
It will have better ties to the enterprise and Blackberry can then create their own enterprise solutions to run on top of WP8.
Otherwise Blackberry will be just another Android phone in a long line of Android devices. WP8 has a small share right now but is growing - it's best to jump in on the ground floor. Plus since WP8 runs nicely on lesser hardware, Blackberry can release devices at a cheaper cost and get in on those emerging markets.
- 08-07-13, 07:59 PM #6
Who really is making money selling android phones. I notice that question is almost never comes up when people talk about android and blackberry. They talk about sales figures, but sales figures mean nothing if you are not making a profit. It is not okay for a company to be carrying around debt like it is the norm, as the whole point of starting a business is to profit from it.
If you look at all the different companies that make android phones, I believe most of them are in the negative except for Samsung. If Blackberry went Android, why do people think it will sell in the first place. It will just be other Android os phone in the crowd. I rather see blackberry operate as a niche product and continue on its' course. Apple has been operating as a niche player for awhile in the computer business and I don't see why it can not work for Blackberry.
I think the biggest issue for Blackberry is that it is a public traded company. If anything I would like to see Blackberry go private.
Last edited by ChainPunch; 08-08-13 at 06:09 AM.
- 08-07-13, 08:04 PM #7
It's been a whole 6 months since it's been available. What's with this talk of going to a different platform? Good grief. Windows is now gaining traction after a couple of years on the market. Why does everyone expect BB10 to take off right out of the gate? It's new and has to attract new customers. That takes time... a lot more time than has passed too.
- 08-07-13, 08:13 PM #8
- 08-07-13, 08:24 PM #9
- 08-07-13, 08:32 PM #10
Blackberry better be making alternate plans (like getting ready to move to WP8) as the odds of a turn-around with BB10 are getting slimmer and slimmer by the minute.
- 08-07-13, 08:41 PM #11
The time for that decision would have been 3 years ago in 2010. We have long gone past that point and there is no turning back.
The other question is what would a BlackBerry Android phone have over Samsung and HTC to make them viable in the sea of Android phones already out there?
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- 08-07-13, 09:57 PM #16
It's not easy to enter in the consumer market, BlackBerry never was that popular for consumers, BlackBerry didn't participate in the consumerization of technology wave. Windows phones and tablets for companies could be a better strategy.
- 08-07-13, 10:00 PM #17
- 08-07-13, 10:12 PM #18
A completely android phone is not necessary for BlackBerry to survive. They need to stay the course and keep costs low until they have the os where they want it. I believe that is why we haven't seen as much of a advertising push. I think the Z30 and 10.2 will change all of that.
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- 08-07-13, 10:17 PM #19
- 08-07-13, 10:29 PM #23
On the phone side, I'm not seeing the 5.0" phone with bigger battery as not being a improvement also...
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