1. Jc2020's Avatar
    The following is just from my point of view.

    I have hopes BB10 isn't dead. Chen did say security updates were coming. app developers are creating new apps (Face10) and updating existing apps (Whatsapp) Also, a new ART was just released in the App World.

    the question I ask is...If BB10 is as dead as everyone says it is then why are these advances are occurring? Why would a developer waste his time developing a new app. Why large companies spend the money to update an app for a OS that wont be supported anymore.

    Wouldn't large companies reach out to BlackBerry and confirm if they are actually going to drop BB10; so they don't waste their resources updating/developing apps.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-10-16 07:12 PM
  2. Carjackd's Avatar
    Because it's not going to die tomorrow.....it will be a slow painful death like the playbook...which by the way isn't dead yet but could use some serious resuscitation
    RezzaBuh and FF22 like this.
    02-10-16 08:15 PM
  3. vpblaze's Avatar
    In all fairness though, Nemroy Studios seems to be the one off here.
    Chances are the guy is a huge BlackBerry fan and is dedicated to work.
    You won't be seeing any big name companies bringing over their native apps!

    I won't argue if more devs out there want to create quality third party apps like Nemroy Studios. It's just going to be hard to find.

    Doesn't get Classier then posting from a Classic!
    02-10-16 09:07 PM
  4. thurask's Avatar
    That Android runtime is to fix a showstopper bug, nothing more.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    02-11-16 12:08 AM
  5. southlander's Avatar
    Dead is a relative term.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Lostboy5151 likes this.
    02-11-16 03:11 AM
  6. JeepBB's Avatar
    Dead is a relative term.

    Nope, Dead is an absolute term. As absolute as it gets!

    Dying is a relative term.

    BB10 isn't dead, but it's only the rate at which it's dying that is truly debatable, the terminus is certain.
    02-11-16 05:19 AM
  7. Henry Jr's Avatar
    Not 'everyone' says BlackBerry is dead. ;-)

    Q10 (SQN100-3 : 10.3.2.158), Passport (SQW-100 : 10.3.1.1779)
    02-11-16 08:25 PM
  8. Zedd88's Avatar
    Nope, Dead is an absolute term. As absolute as it gets!

    Dying is a relative term.

    BB10 isn't dead, but it's only the rate at which it's dying that is truly debatable, the terminus is certain.
    Dead on an living thing is absolute. However, dead on an inanimate object is relative.

    One can say a phone is dead....
    .... when it is no longer functioning.
    .... when it is no longer being produced.
    .... when it is no longer progressing.
    .... when it is progressing at a slow rate.

    So IMHO the use of dead on an inanimate object is a relative term.
    mh1983 likes this.
    02-11-16 11:30 PM
  9. Bogdan Tudor Dan's Avatar
    The death of BlackBerry 10 is only in our (consumers) hands. If we buy BlackBerry 10 devices and native BlackBerry 10 apps, BlackBerry will still sell BlackBerry 10 devices and developers will upload more apps on BlackBerry World if they have a good income.
    Don't get me wrong, I know BlackBerry 10 devices are not being sold in a large number like IPhone or Samsung devices. Even so, if you are a developer with a great needed app on BlackBerry World and charging 1$ for it you can make some serious money.
    If BlackBerry sold more BlackBerry Passport devices than BlackBerry Priv devices since the launch of the Priv they will not go full Android.



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    02-12-16 12:34 AM
  10. anon(9710735)'s Avatar
    Dead is a relative term.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Really? Lol. If you were dead, you were dead. There is no such thing as half dead. Dead is absolute. Unless you meant BlackBerry is now practically a vegetable in hospital bed, then there might be a chance for it to be revived and brought back to life, but the lifeline is now not very lively...

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-16 06:39 AM
  11. bspence87's Avatar
    If BlackBerry sold more BlackBerry Passport devices than BlackBerry Priv devices since the launch of the Priv they will not go full Android.
    No, they'll go full software.
    02-12-16 06:58 AM
  12. BB_PP's Avatar
    No, they'll go full software.
    And so many BlackBerry haters will be
    unemployed again!!

    Posted via Priv...
    02-12-16 07:09 AM
  13. meattray's Avatar
    So much speculation. If you enjoy your devices, just keep using them and enjoy what BlackBerry has given us.

    I'm excited for both security updates to bb10 and to see the new Android developments.

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-16 07:41 AM
  14. Johnny Dollar's Avatar
    The only one who knows if BlackBerry 10 is dead is BlackBerry.

    From my Tower of Power Q5
    moyah8 likes this.
    02-12-16 09:02 AM
  15. moyah8's Avatar
    The only one who knows if BlackBerry 10 is dead is BlackBerry.

    From my Tower of Power Q5
    BlackBerry died on 4th November 2013.

    Posted from my ClassicSQC100-1/10.3.2.2876
    02-12-16 09:36 AM
  16. Alejandro Nova's Avatar
    I used a DEAD operating system (Symbian). This OS is not on life support. It's truly DEAD. And I can still install the community AppList, with apps like Instagram for Symbian. So, it's workable, and it can be done.

    BTW, the only mobile operating systems that give me true multitasking, like what I enjoyed on Symbian, and that have any resemblance of future support are Sailfish and BlackBerry 10.

    Posted via CB10
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    02-12-16 11:58 AM
  17. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Because it's not going to die tomorrow.....it will be a slow painful death like the playbook...which by the way isn't dead yet but could use some serious resuscitation
    Exactly.... we are where BBOS users were when BlackBerry moved to BB10, and where PlayBook owners found themselves when Thor admitted to no BB10 for the PlayBook. The isn't much of a future for BB10, but it will continue on for years to come. Will be some developers who will continue with updates just because they are devoted, will be others that see an opportunity. But we are talking about the exceptions....
    02-12-16 01:28 PM
  18. David Tyler's Avatar
    Dead is a relative term.
    Hear me out...-57f144b0bdb0de524bb81fe2cbddf423.jpg
    southlander likes this.
    02-12-16 01:48 PM
  19. JeepBB's Avatar
    BlackBerry died on 4th November 2013.
    My Birthday!

    It wasn't me, I didn't kill BB10, honest!
    02-12-16 02:16 PM
  20. HereticHermit's Avatar
    Am sure Blackberry haters will find bb10 rigor mortis useful for all the past and present efforts when bb10 is actually dead.
    02-12-16 02:28 PM
  21. nimra's Avatar
    You're dead when your best ideals and goals have gone over the boards - but in this univers there is NO Absolute...!... so even dead people can walk around and buy stuff and even act like communicating

    So let's keep dreaming and don't stop believing... !!!

    I perceive that actually there have never been more BlackBerry 10 devices in hands and use

    Posted via CB10
    02-12-16 02:41 PM
  22. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    Dead is a relative term.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Nope, Dead is an absolute term.Dying is a relative term.
    Hey! are you guys related?????

    02-12-16 03:47 PM
  23. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    I have hopes BB10 isn't dead. Chen did say security updates were coming.
    This is called maintenance mode.
    It just means they are fulfilling their obligation to fix bugs and security issues.
    Its not a good sign, its a bad one.
    Worse of course would be if their were no updates at all.

    app developers are creating new apps (Face10) and updating existing apps (Whatsapp)
    Face10 is developed by a lone developer with ties to the community and does not say anything about the future of BB10.
    I really don't know why Whatsapp is supporting BB10.
    Possibly just to taunt BBM.

    Also, a new ART was just released in the App World.
    It was released because they pooched the last OTA update.
    It doesn't mean anything good for BB10's prospects.

    How do you feel about BB10's future now?
    02-12-16 04:20 PM
  24. Q10Bold's Avatar
    I used a DEAD operating system (Symbian). This OS is not on life support. It's truly DEAD. And I can still install the community AppList, with apps like Instagram for Symbian. So, it's workable, and it can be done.

    BTW, the only mobile operating systems that give me true multitasking, like what I enjoyed on Symbian, and that have any resemblance of future support are Sailfish and BlackBerry 10.

    Posted via CB10
    I like symbian too!!

    Posted via PP
    02-12-16 04:27 PM
  25. JeepBB's Avatar
    I really don't know why Whatsapp is supporting BB10.
    Possibly just to taunt BBM.
    I've wondered that too.

    I reckon you might be closer than you think with your in-jest answer.

    Not only does having Whatsapp on BB10 play nicely to Whatsapp's claim to be the truly universal messenger ("look, we're even available on BB, and they only have 17 users left!"), but it's tweaking the nose of BB - the creator of the original (and many would say best) messenger - with its "this could have been you - how the mighty have fallen" sub-text.

    Yes, that nose-tweaking agenda, whilst certainly childish, has the ring of truth to me. It must be immensely satisfying for the Whatsapp execs to see.
    DrBoomBotz likes this.
    02-13-16 03:06 AM

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