01-23-15 11:47 AM
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  1. Witmen's Avatar
    So the OP wants BlackBerry to not only dump one of their largest revenue sources (BlackBerry OS BIS/BES subscriptions) but also spend loads of money on promoting BlackBerry 10 devices? Man, that's a terrible idea. Do you want BlackBerry to close their doors as soon as possible? All the advertising in the world won't make Android, iOS and Windows Phone magically disappear. As long as those other, more complete platforms exist, BlackBerry will have a very hard time convincing the masses to buy a BB10 device. So why spend the precious resources on such a gamble?

    Besides, if you're Chen, do you even want everyone to upgrade from their BIS using legacy device to a subscription free BlackBerry 10 device? All legacy users are BIS users, how many people with a BB10 device is on BES?

    BlackBerry is becoming a software and services business and BB10 devices sold to the masses who don't need or want BES isn't going to do much to help them in the long run.
    conite likes this.
    01-22-15 05:58 PM
  2. anon1727506's Avatar
    The would be better off offering some type of cheap version of Cloud BIS for $5 a month. Include some Cloud Storage, secure BBM... that might have helped the transition for BBOS to BB10..
    01-23-15 07:25 AM
  3. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    BB should dump some OS7 features into OS10, then it'll promote itself.
    01-23-15 11:22 AM
  4. anon1727506's Avatar
    BB should dump some OS7 features into OS10, then it'll promote itself.
    Like what?

    Personally I think BIS was the driving factor for BlackBerry's success in the past. But BIS is now a limiting factor as carriers don't need BlackBerry anymore and are now charging more for BIS Plans where they once offered them for less. Very few will pay more for both the phone and the plan...
    01-23-15 11:29 AM
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