1. grahamf's Avatar
    What if, theoretically, BlackBerry forked BB10 into something that more closely resembles BB7 and is trackpad compatible? It would be used for lower end phones (think 500mhz processors) that could have a retail cost of under $200, as opposed to even $400 for a Q5. It will be compatible with the current BB10 dev kit, so developers can port their apps if they think the apps can scale down.

    It won't compete with any smartphone, but it will kill off what's left of the dumbphone market; especially if BlackBerry brings back the Pearl and Pearl Flip.
    10-19-13 12:22 AM
  2. Pegon_Fighter's Avatar
    No

    Posted via CB10
    10-19-13 01:46 AM
  3. grahamf's Avatar
    No

    Posted via CB10
    May I ask why?
    10-19-13 03:39 AM
  4. playbookster's Avatar
    May I ask why?
    Would be a huge step backwards

    Posted from my Z10
    gfondeur and R Field like this.
    10-19-13 03:41 AM
  5. danielrivers's Avatar
    Trackpad won't work with the gesture based OS.

    Posted via CB10
    10-19-13 04:02 AM
  6. gfondeur's Avatar
    not just that, the old and crappy "curve" brand make too much damage, in fact, 60% of the people ever complaint about "fails" and of that **** against BB was because most of the people used to use the cheapest "curves"
    10-19-13 04:02 AM
  7. hawbman's Avatar
    Better to make a concept like this:
    1. BB10 pro or a normal BB10 OS is install in BB native device. Price range from $200 to max $600 except for Porsche Design line up.
    2. BB10 lite is a BB10 OS with less security inherent feature is install on a licensed touch screen only devices (made by Sony, Lenovo, LG, HTC or others). No BB Protect, No BES, No BB Balance. Price range: up to them.

    If BB10 lite is licensed affordable to smartphone manufacturers, they will interested to try out to make a device.
    berryguy74 likes this.
    10-19-13 04:19 AM
  8. flyingsolid's Avatar
    Better to make a concept like this:
    [...]
    This is similar to what I was thinking of, if the concept was to be applied.

    Posted via keyboard bearing Q10
    10-19-13 08:11 AM
  9. berryguy74's Avatar
    Better to make a concept like this:
    1. BB10 pro or a normal BB10 OS is install in BB native device. Price range from $200 to max $600 except for Porsche Design line up.
    2. BB10 lite is a BB10 OS with less security inherent feature is install on a licensed touch screen only devices (made by Sony, Lenovo, LG, HTC or others). No BB Protect, No BES, No BB Balance. Price range: up to them.

    If BB10 lite is licensed affordable to smartphone manufacturers, they will interested to try out to make a device.
    Wow. That's a pretty good idea.
    10-19-13 08:16 AM
  10. richrockx's Avatar
    No

    Via CB10
    10-19-13 08:32 AM
  11. Skeevecr's Avatar
    May I ask why?
    It would confuse the market and put too much stress on a vastly reduced workforce at the company when they need to focus on improving bb10 overall for both current and future devices.
    amjass12 and gfondeur like this.
    10-19-13 09:39 AM
  12. rthonpm's Avatar
    No. Besides, ever heard of fragmentation? BBOS was killing BlackBerry to begin with so why would people want to go back to developing anything resembling it?

    Posted via CB10
    10-19-13 02:58 PM
  13. hrim5493's Avatar
    BB can not look to the past at BB7. Must look to market BB10 better and things can go right
    gfondeur likes this.
    10-19-13 03:03 PM
  14. SubCamp's Avatar
    So you want BlackBerry to rip Microsoft off?

    Posted via CB10
    10-19-13 03:05 PM
  15. Bbnivende's Avatar
    The problem is not with BB10, it is with the small screen. I see no big advantage of the Q10 at 3.1 inches over my 9900 with a 2.8 inch screen.

    The Q10 needs to be 3.5 inches at a minimum.
    10-19-13 03:16 PM
  16. BroncoVAL's Avatar
    The problem is not with BB10, it is with the small screen. I see no big advantage of the Q10 at 3.1 inches over my 9900 with a 2.8 inch screen.

    The Q10 needs to be 3.5 inches at a minimum.
    Still too small with 3.5" screen, imho Q10 needs minimum 4" screen. The iphone proved that this was the minimum for a decent touchscreen comfort of use.

    Posted via CB10
    10-19-13 03:44 PM
  17. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Still too small with 3.5" screen, imho Q10 needs minimum 4" screen. The iphone proved that this was the minimum for a decent touchscreen comfort of use.

    Posted via CB10
    A reasonable compromise : How BlackBerry Can Drive the Resurgence of the Physical Keyboard - N4BB

    Works out to 3.64 inches.
    10-19-13 07:11 PM
  18. Skeevecr's Avatar
    I would bet that their next high-end qwerty is going to be larger than any of the sizes mentioned here, their aims are probably going to be to deliver something more suited to this idea of mobile computing, no heavier or taller than a z30, albeit wider if they keep the 1:1 screen ratio on it.
    10-19-13 09:41 PM
  19. Jerale Hoard's Avatar
    Better to make a concept like this:
    1. BB10 pro or a normal BB10 OS is install in BB native device. Price range from $200 to max $600 except for Porsche Design line up.
    2. BB10 lite is a BB10 OS with less security inherent feature is install on a licensed touch screen only devices (made by Sony, Lenovo, LG, HTC or others). No BB Protect, No BES, No BB Balance. Price range: up to them.

    If BB10 lite is licensed affordable to smartphone manufacturers, they will interested to try out to make a device.
    I love it. Maybe you should tell them.

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 12:36 AM
  20. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    It'll have to be a lot less than $200. This is what you get for about $130.

    红米‰‹œ€”€”小米‰‹œ˜‘ˆƒ…ƒ–“ 799…ƒŒ卡Œ…4.7‹寸大屏•‰‹œ‰

    quad-core previous gen Cortex A7 1.5Ghz CPU
    4.7" IPS screen
    8MP camera
    and oddly, it's dual-SIM and has USB-OTG.

    And it's phones like this that are killing off the dumbphone and featurephone market in 2013, not cheap BlackBerries, which are still comparatively overpriced.
    10-20-13 01:02 AM
  21. Bbnivende's Avatar
    I would bet that their next high-end qwerty is going to be larger than any of the sizes mentioned here, their aims are probably going to be to deliver something more suited to this idea of mobile computing, no heavier or taller than a z30, albeit wider if they keep the 1:1 screen ratio on it.
    Yes wider much wider ... think Samsung Note width to just get up to 3.8 inches on the diagonal. Keeping with Z30 width works out to 3.4 inches only. Still better than the Q10 IMHO. The 1 to 1 ratio limits this format. The N4BB format was different.
    10-20-13 09:23 PM

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