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  1. Bbnivende's Avatar
    Yes but a car that only comes with a manual transmission is rare indeed.
    03-29-16 06:20 PM
  2. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Agreed, but if you make a superior product and remove a feature that people may still want, it doesn't mean that they automatically no longer want that feature, they just find the overall product to be better and will purchase it. If that feature was brought back on an equivalent or better product, they may then purchase the new product. Does the general public or vast majority want a PKB? I seriously doubt it. But I will strongly assert that there is enough of a market that a profit could be turned from a high-quality, fixed-keyboard android phone with solid specs.
    For the first 3-4 years, a big percentage of Android phones had PKBs. Lots of Motos and HTCs and even some Samsungs had them - but the all-touch phones sold orders of magnitude more, and the trend towards all-touch continued to increase. Eventually the Android manufacturers abandoned PKBs except for a few entry-level phones - just enough to cover the PKB die-hards.

    If any significant number of people really wanted PKBs, they'd have been buying them when flagship-level phones were easy to get with PKBs. Since that didn't happen, it's pretty clear what the market wanted. Manufacturers will want to make what sells the best, and that's exactly what they did.
    03-30-16 12:09 AM
  3. Bbnivende's Avatar
    If I want to buy a a PKB it would be a BlackBerry or nothing. They own this small niche. If Blackberry's goal is only 5 million units then having an all PKB in their lineup makes sense.

    Saw my second PRIV in the wild in three days here in Vancouver. The businessman was liking having access to all the apps.
    03-30-16 12:48 PM
  4. Denise in Los Angeles's Avatar
    The marketplace (other phone buyers) want all-touch, high spec phones with access to all the apps they can eat.

    No matter how much certain people here on want pkb phones, the phone manufacturers are doing what it profitable for their companies.
    03-30-16 07:04 PM
  5. idssteve's Avatar
    The marketplace doesn't want BlackBerry. Keyboard style is irrelevant to that.

    No matter how much certain people on here want BB to somehow build a better and cheaper Samsung, over half of BlackBerry userbase community continues using BB PKB.
    That "want" is synonymous with demand. Clever enough suppliers turn demand into profit.

    I agree that BB must find a way to make all-touch BBs successfully profitable. Once all-touch BBs demonstrate marketability by selling more BB VKB than BB PKB, I'll concede that BB's marketplace has spoken. Till then, killing off BB PKB prematurely is like pulling your baby teeth before your permanent teeth are ready, IMO.
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    03-30-16 09:27 PM
  6. nt300's Avatar
    No the Keyboard does not set BlackBerry apart from the Competition. It's BB10 that sets it apart.


    People need to get off this physical keyboard thing, because that's what continued the Hardware mess they are experiencing now.

    I find the Passport SE very innovative. Best phone on the planet. But unfortunately it didn't sell well. If they released a ALL TOUCH BB10 to replace the Z10/Z30, John Chen would have "REACHED" His 5M device sales Quota. He was suppose to appease and ensure most if not all current and new BB10 Z10 / Z30 owners have an upgrade path.

    Then only then he should release unique intuitive physical keyboard phones. JC screwed the order of releases. And now it seems he's still ignoring the Millions upon Millions that want a BB10 all touch.

    I've explained this over and over again. Every time JC ignores BBRY customers, they will continue to lose Market Share both in Hardware and in Software.

    Rocking a Z30
    04-12-16 07:39 PM
  7. asublimeday's Avatar
    No the Keyboard does not set BlackBerry apart from the Competition. It's BB10 that sets it apart.


    People need to get off this physical keyboard thing, because that's what continued the Hardware mess they are experiencing now.

    I find the Passport SE very innovative. Best phone on the planet. But unfortunately it didn't sell well. If they released a ALL TOUCH BB10 to replace the Z10/Z30, John Chen would have "REACHED" His 5M device sales Quota. He was suppose to appease and ensure most if not all current and new BB10 Z10 / Z30 owners have an upgrade path.

    Then only then he should release unique intuitive physical keyboard phones. JC screwed the order of releases. And now it seems he's still ignoring the Millions upon Millions that want a BB10 all touch.

    I've explained this over and over again. Every time JC ignores BBRY customers, they will continue to lose Market Share both in Hardware and in Software.

    Rocking a Z30
    There is no doubt in my mind that an all-touch BB10 device wouldn't sell "millions and millions" of devices.
    04-13-16 07:47 AM
  8. idssteve's Avatar
    Why didn't they sell "millions and millions" of Z30s?
    asublimeday likes this.
    04-13-16 07:57 AM
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