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  1. keypad's Avatar
    Due to Facebook getting on board with so called 'Bots' in a big way on its social networking platform, the idea that 'apps maybe a thing of the past' is ringing ever louder in the smartphone arena.

    We must all by now see the seriousness of the BlackBerry 10 platforms situation and yet, this approaching see change in the tech industry leads to an interesting question.

    Can bots save BlackBerry 10?

    (Further information / definition of a 'bot')
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatterbot

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    enrod87 likes this.
    04-13-16 02:04 PM
  2. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    Can bots save BlackBerry 10?
    No.
    cgk, TGR1, Jakob Greve and 1 others like this.
    04-13-16 02:07 PM
  3. jope28's Avatar
    Well, companies are experimenting with "customer service" chat bots.
    That together with BBM Channels and BBM Money (if it's ever more widely available) could really make BBM and awesome platform for companies to engage customers.

     Passport/SQW100-3 .2876 CB10 
    04-13-16 02:22 PM
  4. keypad's Avatar
    Thanks for the straight forward answer.

    A little more info for those new to this subject:
    https://getpocket.com/a/read/1255314354


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    04-13-16 02:24 PM
  5. cgk's Avatar
    No.
    A perfect summary of all the relevant points.
    DreadPirateRegan likes this.
    04-13-16 03:16 PM
  6. cgk's Avatar
    Due to Facebook getting on board with so called 'Bots' in a big way on its social networking platform, the idea that 'apps maybe a thing of the past' is ringing ever louder in the smartphone arena.
    Em.. the plan is for facebook bots to make people use the apps more...
    JeepBB likes this.
    04-13-16 03:19 PM
  7. SunshineStateFlyer's Avatar
    No they cannot. Also I don't see that apps are a thing of the past. There may be alternatives but in practice, apps are extremely important as they make up for a significant amount of the whole platform experience.

    I'm talking about messaging, banking, payment services, virtual reality (big topic), wearables, collaboration software, mobile office and whatnot.

    People want choice when it comes to software. BB10 cannot offer that.

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    04-13-16 03:20 PM
  8. app_Developer's Avatar
    Facebook's plan for bots is to become the front end to all things basically (banking, commerce, etc.)

    For this to save BB10, wouldn't there need to be an actual official Facebook client for BB10 first?
    04-13-16 03:53 PM
  9. Ment's Avatar
    Em.. the plan is for facebook bots to make people use the apps more...
    yep. FB bot to have users sticky to FB, Skype Bot , Google Now On Tap to have search/suggestion everywhere. FB has a good chance with bots but ultimately the OS level bots will overtake it.
    04-13-16 04:03 PM
  10. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Microsoft wants to be a player, too... :-D

      There's a Crack in the Berry right now...  
    04-13-16 04:48 PM
  11. bh7171's Avatar
    Microsoft wants to be a player, too... :-D

      There's a Crack in the Berry right now...  
    More than FB. FB should have learned its lesson with the Facebook phone. They cannot let go of the fact that most things still do occur at the OS level. They badly want to play in the Apple-Google (and upcoming Microsoft) spheres. It does not take much for users to switch from one App to another in the blink of an eye (Facebook's greatest fear =My Space)

    The newest member....Cobalt Classic
    04-13-16 07:09 PM
  12. bh7171's Avatar
    Also if Microsoft pulls off the x86 version of a Surface Phone its game on to Apple and Google and they are aware. Really like what they have done and are doing with Win 10.

    The newest member....Cobalt Classic
    04-13-16 07:12 PM
  13. crackbrry fan's Avatar
    Apps are done!

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    04-13-16 07:39 PM
  14. TgeekB's Avatar
    Also if Microsoft pulls off the x86 version of a Surface Phone its game on to Apple and Google and they are aware. Really like what they have done and are doing with Win 10.

    The newest member....Cobalt Classic
    Latest rumor is it may be out later this year.
    04-13-16 08:35 PM
  15. Bla1ze's Avatar
    No, but I've been saying for years BlackBerry should include them on BBM.
    JeepBB and app_Developer like this.
    04-13-16 08:38 PM
  16. bh7171's Avatar
    Latest rumor is it may be out later this year.
    I read early 2017

    The White Knight-BlackBerry Passport
    04-13-16 08:41 PM
  17. JeepBB's Avatar
    For this to save BB10, wouldn't there need to be an actual official Facebook client for BB10 first?
    Good point, well made... And not even a little bit cruel. LOL
    LuvULongTime likes this.
    04-14-16 01:39 AM
  18. chopachain's Avatar
    What happened to the guy who was going to Yugoslavia (I think. My memory she's bad.) to work and then buy BB? Any News?
    04-14-16 02:40 AM
  19. Uzi's Avatar
    What happened to the guy who was going to Yugoslavia (I think. My memory she's bad.) to work and then buy BB? Any News?
    Romania
    04-14-16 02:42 AM
  20. chopachain's Avatar
    Romania
    Oh! Thanks. Don't think he needs five beeeeellion anymore. JS lol
    04-14-16 02:55 AM
  21. Jakob Greve's Avatar
    That's what I like this is more of a religion than a tech place obsolete or not we still believe.
    04-14-16 03:24 AM
  22. keypad's Avatar
    I absolutely love the BlackBerry Passport and I am in awe of the flow and multitasking prowess of the BlackBerry 10 OS.

    That will not change whether BB10 makes it or not. It's an incredible piece of software engineering and I will root for it just based on my opinion alone.

    Will I buy an android based BlackBerry handset?

    Not at this present moment, although I have guided some colleagues to a purchase of the priv.

    Mr Chen has come to the conclusion most of us feared way before the priv was released and unfortunately, BlackBerry takes another step backwards in the hardware division.

    The Priv is not the phone for me.

    I would purchase the following:

    Snapdragon 652 processor
    5.2 inch 1080p Screen (Full touch version)
    3GB Ram
    32 GB internal storage
    Micro SD Card expansion
    Android Marshmallow
    3500 Mah Battery
    12 MP Camera with OiS

    (Version with physical Keypad, based on the 'Classic' keypad design and a 4.3 inch screen attached)

    299

    If it costs anything more than that, I am not interested and will either by a Nexus device or an Ip-SE.

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    DreadPirateRegan likes this.
    04-14-16 03:42 PM
  23. Alexandre Faustino's Avatar
    No way. Bots are cool but still have a long way, and BlackBerry don't have time.
    04-14-16 04:41 PM
  24. JeepBB's Avatar
    @OP, no. Bots cannot save BB10.

    Not even if those bots had freakin laser cannons.
    04-15-16 01:45 AM
  25. uncle_numpty's Avatar
    No, bots can't save BB10.

    BB10 has effectively been terminated by BBRY, who will soon do the same to BBM - cos development takes vision, engineers and money and BBRY :

    A. Has None
    B.Fired them
    C. Spent it.

    John Chens continual message has been services and software, and frankly we've seen very little of either.

    Of course this is only my opinion, and bears no resemblance to BBRY's version of reality.
    JeepBB and MikeX74 like this.
    04-15-16 02:46 AM
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