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  1. iHadLastBB's Avatar
    UPDATE 2

    This is a very interesting transition from Business Insider in 2017 02 07 on Facebook:

    Attachment 417102

    Full article: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-...ckberry-priv-2

    What could this "BlackBerry is back." mean?

    UPDATE

    I'm getting a lot of new reviews of Passport in suggestions list on youtube for the the past month in 2017. It seems like BlackBerry Passport is gaining late attraction. Can it be because of its lately pricing?

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=E...+passport+2017


    OLDER

    or it is buried alive?

    In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2016 - Slideshow from PCMag.com
    Last edited by iHadLastBB; 02-07-17 at 08:22 AM.
    12-24-16 04:46 AM
  2. H4zN's Avatar
    "You may still see the "BlackBerry" name around. The brand's parent company, BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research in Motion) will continue creating BlackBerry software and will license out hardware development to partners, like TCL, but let us make no bones about it: Goliath has fallen".

    I do get their point, we'll see how 'dead' it is.

    Posted via CB10
    12-24-16 04:50 AM
  3. bigsee's Avatar
    Thanks for your answer, but mine is working very well! I'll love it for months (years?)!
    sean3089 likes this.
    12-24-16 04:53 AM
  4. anon(9607753)'s Avatar
    Supposedly they would be referring to BlackBerry as a device manufacturer. However there is just as much talk about BlackBerry devices now as ever. Kind of ironic isn't it? I've said it before and I'll say it again - one of the cornerstones of Chen's strategy all along has been devices. Guess what? Still is. Software is quite useless without a host. Lol.
    12-24-16 08:21 AM
  5. donnation's Avatar
    That's a great list of items, although you could argue that BB doesn't belong on the list. A fun read though.
    12-24-16 10:35 AM
  6. eshropshire's Avatar
    That's a great list of items, although you could argue that BB doesn't belong on the list. A fun read though.
    I don't know why they don't belong on the list. As has been stated by BlackBerry, they will NO LONGER, design, manufacture, distribute, sell, market or support any new phone hardware. They will license the BlackBerry name and some software to TCL and a few other manufactures in select countries they will be monstly just licesnsing their name.

    Hard to see how phones are a big part of their strategy. Looks to me like the main reason they talked about them in the last announcement was to promote the licensing deal with TCL.
    12-24-16 11:11 AM
  7. Notna Nosyel's Avatar
    The DTEKs signal the end of BlackBerry hardware. It's an Alcatel phone, not BlackBerry.

    Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
    12-24-16 11:43 AM
  8. conite's Avatar
    The DTEKs signal the end of BlackBerry hardware. It's an Alcatel phone, not BlackBerry.

    Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky
    The software makes the device. Otherwise, a glass slab is a glass slab.
    drobbie, bakron1 and app_Developer like this.
    12-24-16 12:09 PM
  9. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    "...The brand's parent company, BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research in Motion) will continue creating BlackBerry software and will license out hardware development to partners, like TCL ...
    As BlackBerry has stated over and over, they are done with hardware. It's their software that they have licensed out to TCL and others.
    Last edited by BB-JAM215; 12-25-16 at 06:48 PM.
    12-25-16 03:57 PM
  10. bb10-you were great's Avatar
    At least BB10 died in 2016.
    12-25-16 04:02 PM
  11. z10Jobe's Avatar
    What about the 2017 Mercury? That doesn't count?

    Posted via CB10
    12-25-16 11:54 PM
  12. BB-JAM215's Avatar
    What about the 2017 Mercury? That doesn't count?
    I'll be surprised if Mercury is not a TCL phone with BlackBerry Secure software and firmware.
    12-26-16 12:22 AM
  13. eshropshire's Avatar
    As BlackBerry has stated over and over, they are done with hardware. It's their software that they have licensed out to TCL and others.
    And the use of the BlackBerry name. TCL has an exclusive license for the BlackBerry name in many regions including North America and Europe.
    12-26-16 12:31 AM
  14. nohope4me's Avatar
    The devices died many years back once the iPhone came out and they launched uncompetitive phones with bbos 6 like the torch in response. Then the playbook to add insult.
    12-28-16 04:21 PM
  15. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    The devices died many years back once the iPhone came out and they launched uncompetitive phones with bbos 6 like the torch in response. Then the playbook to add insult.
    "... they put a Mac computer in there..." ?

    ;-D

    (edit: punctuation)

    •   10.3.3 - that's the go for me... ;-D   •
    Last edited by Prem WatsApp; 12-30-16 at 11:47 PM.
    12-30-16 04:26 AM
  16. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    The devices died many years back once the iPhone came out and they launched uncompetitive phones with bbos 6 like the torch in response. Then the playbook to add insult.
    Don't forget the Storm. That severely affected BlackBerry's relationship with Verizon and its customers.
    12-30-16 06:08 AM
  17. iHadLastBB's Avatar
    I'm getting a lot of new reviews of Passport in suggestions list on youtube for the the past month in 2017. It seems like BlackBerry Passport is gaining late attraction. Can it be because of its lately pricing?

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=E...+passport+2017
    02-06-17 04:36 PM
  18. conite's Avatar
    Can it be because of its lately pricing?
    Whatever works to clear out the last of their inventory.
    02-06-17 04:45 PM
  19. early2bed's Avatar
    The software makes the device. Otherwise, a glass slab is a glass slab.
    That software being the Android OS?
    02-06-17 05:21 PM
  20. conite's Avatar
    That software being the Android OS?
    BlackBerry Android and the full BlackBerry App suite, yes.
    02-06-17 05:43 PM
  21. Mikey_NNG's Avatar
    At least BB10 died in 2016.
    Could argue it was never alive.
    02-06-17 05:45 PM
  22. stlabrat's Avatar
    look like many off spring of BB: TCL - chinese and latest new baby - indian. BlackBerry inks hardware licensing deal covering India - The Globe and Mail

    Covered Asia continent very well. Will see what happen in EU and middle eastern and Aussi... let's not forget the south america...
    02-06-17 07:01 PM
  23. conite's Avatar
    look like many off spring of BB: TCL - chinese and latest new baby - indian. BlackBerry inks hardware licensing deal covering India - The Globe and Mail

    Covered Asia continent very well. Will see what happen in EU and middle eastern and Aussi... let's not forget the south america...
    The whole world is now covered by the three licencees.
    02-06-17 07:04 PM
  24. todd2013xb's Avatar
    Z30 is a powerhouse. Waiting to get my hands on a Passport to experience it. These are two phones that Blackberry should have stuck with and just improved. I do not think blackberry is dead. They are coming out with innovative phones, like the Mercury. Look at their competitor, not much has changed except maybe gotten bigger. I think blackberry is just getting started.
    02-06-17 07:19 PM
  25. spantch101's Avatar
    "... they put a Mac computer in there..." ?

    ;-D

    (edit: punctuation)

    •   10.3.3 - that's the go for me... ;-D   •
    Lol those were the days, people said some funy $hit

    Posted Via Passport with CB10 app
    02-07-17 07:22 AM
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