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  1. JDSharpe00's Avatar
    I'm 100% sure that a BlackBerry running Windows 10 Mobile OS will sell off the shelves!
    This would be the phone of everyones dream. Pure beauty.

    Call it the BlackBerry Surface.

    BlackBerry + Microsoft 10 Mobile OS = BlackBerry Surface-blackberry-vienna-android.jpg
    jegs2 likes this.
    02-18-16 06:33 PM
  2. jope28's Avatar
    Can't say it would be my first choice, but definitely a better option than a BlackBerry Android device for me.

     Passport/SQW100-3 .2876 CB10 
    Batibreaker, Stewartj1 and Q10Bold like this.
    02-18-16 06:43 PM
  3. BBeast's Avatar
    Definitely will choose BlackBerry on Windows

    BBPPSE an Alien Beast 10.3.2.2876
    02-18-16 07:02 PM
  4. lawguyman's Avatar
    100% sure?

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    sonicpix likes this.
    02-19-16 06:25 AM
  5. JDSharpe00's Avatar
    I said, what I said.
    02-19-16 07:26 AM
  6. GadgetTravel's Avatar
    I said, what I said.
    Why in the world would you even consider that two things that virtually no one wants alone would be a success when combined?
    02-19-16 07:29 AM
  7. JDSharpe00's Avatar
    Considering the Windows 10 Mobile OS adoption rate, I think it's safe to say there wont be an issue there. Also considering government agencies such such NYPD are already using Windows Phones, again, I see no issue in terms of adopting the Windows 10 Mobile OS.

    The hardware may or may not matter. While keeping in mind that people loved BlackBerry hardware (i.e. keypad) and still love the security (i.e. BlackBerry PRIV is the most secure device on the market).

    There does not need to be a "compelling" reason at all. Here are two simple reasons; Microsoft is actively looking for OEM's and BlackBerry is actively seeking out way to ensure their hardware division makes money.

    No one wants them because popular culture has not even heard about the new BlackBerry and the new Windows. Sure, geek world has, but not the real world. So combining a clean and simple OS with a device like a BlackBerry will work for people.
    02-19-16 08:16 AM
  8. early2bed's Avatar
    1.1% of smartphone buyers choose Windows Mobile
    0.2% of smartphone buyers choose BlackBerry.

    Percentage of people who logically choose a BlackBerry running Windows Mobile: 0.011 X 0.002 = 0.000022 or 0.0022 percent. That would actually mean that you would sell about 9,000 smartphones per quarter.

    Android leads, Windows phones fade further in Gartner's smartphone sales report | PCWorld
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    02-19-16 08:35 AM
  9. Mecca EL's Avatar
    I'd prefer a BB10 device running BBOS.
    02-19-16 08:52 AM
  10. bungaboy's Avatar
    1.1% of smartphone buyers choose Windows Mobile
    0.2% of smartphone buyers choose BlackBerry.

    Percentage of people who logically choose a BlackBerry running Windows Mobile: 0.011 X 0.002 = 0.000022 or 0.0022 percent. That would actually mean that you would sell about 9,000 smartphones per quarter.

    Android leads, Windows phones fade further in Gartner's smartphone sales report | PCWorld
    Actually, you would add the user bases together. Not multiply them.

    Valiant effort though!
    Stewartj1 likes this.
    02-19-16 08:56 AM
  11. lawguyman's Avatar
    BlackBerry should make a WebOS phone.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-19-16 09:01 AM
  12. early2bed's Avatar
    Actually, you would add the user bases together. Not multiply them.

    Valiant effort though!
    Sorry, you multiply them because you aren't going to end up with a handset that runs both Windows 10 and BlackBerry 10. You are going to end up with the percentage of the market that prefers BlackBerry hardware and Windows 10.

    Just think about it. If BlackBerry switches to Windows 10 OS and becomes the exclusive hardware partner, CrackBerry users and Windows Central wouldn't be celebrating. CrackBerry folks would be like WTF??? and Windows Central users would be like WTF??? You wouldn't get that combined user base. The only people that would be happy would be fans of BlackBerry hardware and the Windows 10 OS.
    Last edited by early2bed; 02-19-16 at 09:53 AM.
    02-19-16 09:34 AM
  13. JDSharpe00's Avatar
    That's just not how the business works. You don't just slap together total number of current OS users and total number of current hardware users and put them together to calculate new numbers.

    First, you not factoring in exponentials values and adoption rates.

    Second, you can't predict the effect that marketing will have on a product. Not within the mobile industry where consumers switch/upgrade on average every 15-18 months.

    We act as if market share can not be regained. I think Apple-to-Windows-to-Apple showed us that you can make a full comeback. And given that there is going on 8 billion people in the world, I dont see much case for competition.

    Overall, the simplicity, design, and function of Windows meeting with the sophistication, security, and ergonomics of BlackBerry would be a perfect match.

    IMHO
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    02-19-16 04:50 PM
  14. Michael Dunn1's Avatar
    Frankly with the news of recent, I'm afraid Microsoft is pushing to become the real "Skynet", and it scares the crap out of me......

    Posted via the mighty White Passport
    02-19-16 04:57 PM
  15. ZeBB45's Avatar
    While we're at it, they should flash Passport SE's with windows 98....

    Q10 - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    gravymonster likes this.
    02-19-16 04:57 PM
  16. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    I wouldn't mind a Passport running windows 3.11 so I can play the original Scorched Earth and X-coms series.
    gravymonster likes this.
    02-19-16 05:00 PM
  17. djchrisluna's Avatar
    BlackBerry + Microsoft 10 Mobile OS = BlackBerry Surface-blackberry_playphone_windowsphone-8_concept_4.jpg

    Posted via CB10
    Uzi, JeepBB, JDSharpe00 and 3 others like this.
    02-19-16 07:15 PM
  18. bluetroll's Avatar
    LOL. BlackBerry should just close up shop then. No point in spending r&d money on that, save the shareholders their money.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-19-16 10:10 PM
  19. Mayor McCheese's Avatar
    God no! Windows phone OS is an atrocity.

    Posted via CB10
    02-19-16 11:41 PM
  20. tufcustomer's Avatar
    Lol, and what lead you to that conclusion OP? Was it the staggering demand for BlackBerry devices or the staggering demand for Windows OS?

    Posted via CB10
    JeepBB likes this.
    02-20-16 12:33 AM
  21. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I don't think BBRY would benefit in any way when marketshare is considered.
    02-20-16 01:44 AM
  22. GadgetTravel's Avatar
    Actually, you would add the user bases together. Not multiply them.

    Valiant effort though!
    Not that it really matters
    02-20-16 10:32 AM
  23. gravymonster's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind a Passport running windows 3.11 so I can play the original Scorched Earth and X-coms series.
    How about a 9810 that can dual boot OS/2 and Symbian at the same time. Talk a out a powerhouse. Only question is if the light pen and joystick would come included or sold separately.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    02-21-16 09:51 AM
  24. blueyestm's Avatar
    Heck, if we're going to dreamland, why not have Blackberry hardware and slap LinuxMint on it ?
    02-21-16 10:35 AM
  25. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I'm 100% sure that it wouldn't..... You would pay more for a BlackBerry Surface product than a Microsoft Surface product, as you'd just be adding another layer of profit and overhead. BlackBerry isn't a manufacture anymore, they and Microsoft might at times be using the same builders. But I bet Microsoft isn't making the builders take on so much of the risk and adding to their overhead cost.

    And I don't put any value on the BlackBerry name at this point, sadly it actually might hurt a product's chances of being accepted.

    That's like surviving the Titanic and getting on the Lusitania a few years later.
    02-22-16 08:28 AM
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