10-31-16 12:32 AM
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  1. Lithtech's Avatar
    Thoughts?

    Seeing as They now have 'Android' Might as well? (more profits no?)

    BlackBerry (BBOS10 Division)
    BlackBerry (Android Division)
    BlackBerry (Windows Phone Division)

    Good idea/bad idea?
    10-26-16 05:27 AM
  2. keyboardweeb's Avatar
    No way. Have you ever used one? Spent time with a Windows phone user?

    They're more pitiful than us Crackberry fans. Windows phone is a wasteland even more than BB10.
    byex and Tsepz_GP like this.
    10-26-16 05:40 AM
  3. Old_Mil's Avatar
    No way. Have you ever used one? Spent time with a Windows phone user?

    They're more pitiful than us Crackberry fans. Windows phone is a wasteland even more than BB10.
    Well,

    Windows phone has had a more robust ecosystem than BB10 for a while not.

    That having been said, blackberry has left the phone business.

    Posted via CB10
    10-26-16 06:19 AM
  4. Carjackd's Avatar
    No way. Have you ever used one? Spent time with a Windows phone user?

    They're more pitiful than us Crackberry fans. Windows phone is a wasteland even more than BB10.
    This ^
    10-26-16 06:37 AM
  5. StephanieMaks's Avatar
    Didn't Chen recently state their goal was to have no phone divisions, by the end of this fiscal year?

    I doubt Windows phones would fit into that strategy.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt and JeepBB like this.
    10-26-16 06:51 AM
  6. Jack Chin's Avatar
    Didn't Chen recently state their goal was to have no phone divisions, by the end of this fiscal year?

    I doubt Windows phones would fit into that strategy.
    I suppose that would sort-of amount to the same thing.

    Posted via CB10
    10-26-16 08:01 AM
  7. koool1's Avatar
    No!!!!!
    10-26-16 08:05 AM
  8. thurask's Avatar
    What makes you think their current device division is profitable? Even if it was, adding in R&D, legal, etc. costs to develop yet another comatose platform would be little more than burning money.
    00stryder and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-26-16 08:07 AM
  9. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Hahahaha!
    10-26-16 08:16 AM
  10. MikeX74's Avatar
    Why not? The BB10 and Android divisions are doing so well. Oh wait...
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    10-26-16 08:26 AM
  11. Yeah159753's Avatar
    They don't have the resources to open up up so many divisions!

    All they needed is BlackBerry 10!!!

    From my BlackBerry Passport
    10-26-16 08:28 AM
  12. JeepBB's Avatar
    They don't have the resources to open up up so many divisions!

    All they needed is BlackBerry 10!!!
    Erm, I rather think BB10 is *why* BB no longer have the resources.
    10-26-16 08:32 AM
  13. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    Didn't Chen recently state their goal was to have no phone divisions, by the end of this fiscal year?

    I doubt Windows phones would fit into that strategy.
    Not to put word in the OP's mouth, but I read it as him asking about software development such as BES, SecuSmart, etc. If that is the case, the new strategy as a "software company" certainly has to keep mobile devices in mind. Except for BlackBerry devices of course. They will do absolutely nothing for those.
    10-26-16 08:49 AM
  14. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    Thoughts?
    Seeing as They now have 'Android' Might as well? (more profits no?)
    BlackBerry (BBOS10 Division)
    BlackBerry (Android Division)
    BlackBerry (Windows Phone Division)

    Good idea/bad idea?
    Divisions? They really don't have the employees to justify that. BlackBerry is practically a startup at this point. More like, the guys in these cubes are working on project X, these cubes are working on project A, etc. Plus, a "division" implies a long-term commitment to whatever and they are not going to organize themselves by platform. More likely, they will organize by concept.
    10-26-16 08:58 AM
  15. eshropshire's Avatar
    Windows 10 mobile has slightly less support from the MS CEO than BB10 has from Chen. Go visit a Win 10 mobile forum and you will see more unhappiness about their future than on this site about BB10.
    10-26-16 12:19 PM
  16. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Why bother with Windows Phone? Its pretty much dead.
    10-26-16 02:13 PM
  17. Nguyen1's Avatar
    Maybe BlackBerry should open an apple division, seeing as how apple just stole a bunch of qnx employees for their "car" research.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport SE
    10-26-16 02:19 PM
  18. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Maybe BlackBerry should open an apple division, seeing as how apple just stole a bunch of qnx employees for their "car" research.

    Sent from my BlackBerry Passport SE
    Actually I heard they just couldn't wait for the formal announcement that BlackBerry is now owned by Apple and will continue to sell Android based phones, and will be soon updating the LINK and BLEND Windows applications, as well as BBM and HUB+ for Windows. So it's a it's one big happy division!
    10-26-16 02:42 PM
  19. keyboardweeb's Avatar
    Actually I heard they just couldn't wait for the formal announcement that BlackBerry is now owned by Apple
    Hmm. Reading that, I had the thought that if Apple bought BlackBerry, they could use it and abuse it to try out weird things (like physical keyboards) too risky for "true" Apple products. As long as they had keyboards we'd buy them, right?

    Then I remembered: Apple abuses their users already (see: all those I/O ports Apple foists on its users, then forgets about a gen or two later), so what purpose would that serve?

    Posted on my Model M
    10-26-16 05:27 PM
  20. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    LMFAO. Good one!!!! Best laugh of day OP..
    10-27-16 07:39 AM
  21. donnation's Avatar
    Yes they should. Along with a WebOS division, a Tizen Division, and a Sailfish division, Symbian division, BADA division and a Meego division. A division for everything, phones for all.
    10-27-16 08:47 AM
  22. duezzer's Avatar
    I believe they should make the Hub+ suite for Apple and Windows phones. They are a software company if you have not heard.

    Posted via CB10
    10-27-16 09:15 AM
  23. JeepBB's Avatar
    I believe they should make the Hub+ suite for Apple and Windows phones. They are a software company if you have not heard.

    Posted via CB10
    iOS: Too hard - there's no "one App to rule them all" concept in Apple's iOS paradigm.
    WP: No point - small market share, and little demand for a Hub.

    Neither will happen. There is no profit for BB.
    10-27-16 09:22 AM
  24. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    iOS: Too hard - there's no "one App to rule them all" concept in Apple's iOS paradigm.
    WP: No point - small market share, and little demand for a Hub.

    Neither will happen. There is no profit for BB.
    The question is there profit for BB in the Android market?

    As long as they are pushing out their own version of Android, it makes sense to share those already developed apps with the rest of the Android market and try to monetize them. But if they drop their version of Android (how could they license it anyway.. they could only give it away as part of a package.), and the Apps have to be profitable all on their own?

    Probably a smart move to make those only a month by month subscription....
    10-27-16 09:50 AM
  25. keyboardweeb's Avatar
    The question is there profit for BB in the Android market?
    Pretty sure he meant just in Windows Phone and probably iOS as well due to design difficulties.

    It WOULD be nice because a Windows Phone version would mean trivial effort--if any, with UWP--to bring the same thing to desktop. Unfortunately it'll never happen.
    10-27-16 10:09 AM
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