1. DavideaNY's Avatar
    BlackBerry and Android: Expanding Our World | Inside BlackBerry

    Apparently they are committed to BB10. But at the end of the day the hardware division need to make money and if BB10 is/will not be profitable unfortunately will be cut.
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    09-25-15 08:50 AM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    BlackBerry and Android: Expanding Our World | Inside BlackBerry

    Apparently they are committed to BB10. But at the end of the day the hardware division need to make money and if BB10 is/will not be profitable unfortunately will be cut.
    Yep. Things take time to come to fruition, and BlackBerry is doing the right thing not blundering into things and telling everyone what they are planning months in advance. The level of commitment may not be what we wanted (updated Qt5 NOW), but surely not dropping BB10 next week either.
    09-25-15 08:54 AM
  3. mad_mdx's Avatar
    BlackBerry and Android: Expanding Our World | Inside BlackBerry

    Apparently they are committed to BB10. But at the end of the day the hardware division need to make money and if BB10 is/will not be profitable unfortunately will be cut.
    And where did you see Chen saying that exactly?

    If BlackBerry 10 even breaks even it would be stupid to cut it. It's value is not just in the money the hardware sales makes. The slider is here to attempt to bring money through hardware.
    09-25-15 09:08 AM
  4. diegonei's Avatar
    And where did you see Chen saying that exactly?

    If BlackBerry 10 even breaks even it would be stupid to cut it. It's value is not just in the money the hardware sales makes. The slider is here to attempt to bring money through hardware.
    That's just analysing the situation. It is true. The Slider running Android means they have very low software costs (Android is already there and htey had already coded the Android BB suit of apps). If the Slider does well, they can work on more Android phone and consider BB10 devices again.

    So let's all hope the Slider does well.
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    09-25-15 09:15 AM
  5. DavideaNY's Avatar
    Disclaimer.. the title does not have the J in "John" and the e in "the" but unfortunately the name of the the device PRIV is exactly that.. (as we know..)
    09-25-15 09:24 AM
  6. ljfong's Avatar
    BlackBerry and Android: Expanding Our World | Inside BlackBerry

    Apparently they are committed to BB10. But at the end of the day the hardware division need to make money and if BB10 is/will not be profitable unfortunately will be cut.
    They are committed to BB10 just like they were committed to PlayBook. I would not expect otherwise.
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    09-25-15 12:44 PM
  7. anon(2313227)'s Avatar
    How committed do you expect them to be to PB when it didn't sell. Give up on the PB already.
    09-25-15 12:51 PM
  8. Shlooky's Avatar
    And BB10 devices are not selling either, I say "800,000 and declining" is nothing to sustain a company. So they can easily kill BB10.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt, JeepBB and bakron1 like this.
    09-25-15 01:16 PM
  9. ZeBB45's Avatar
    And BB10 devices are not selling either, I say "800,000 and declining" is nothing to sustain a company. So they can easily kill BB10.
    Chen said himself that BlackBerry is now a software company and that they need to continue with the hardware as having their own hardware is the only way to ensure end to end security, this in itself shows that they will continue hardware, regardless of the sales.

    Android flavoured BlackBerry target audience is obviously consumer market. On the other hand, Chen also stated that 'Business customers are consumers also' when talking about the app gapp issue.

    My personal observation is that I cannot see them making android as secure as the operating system that they have built from the ground up.

    Q10 - 10.3.2.2639/SR .2474  < α∂∂ιт > 
    09-25-15 01:49 PM
  10. JeepBB's Avatar
    How committed do you expect them to be to PB when it didn't sell. Give up on the PB already.
    How committed do you expect them to be to BB10 when it didn't sell. Give up on the BB10 already.

    Your point?
    09-25-15 02:33 PM
  11. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Faith, Hope and Pixie dust.....

    All BlackBerry is committed to is not destroying sales in the short term. Once they have Good in hand and one the PRIV is on the market... they will very conveniently become uncommitted. But strangely they won't have to lay off a single person by that time - as they've already been transferred or laid off. Wouldn't be surprised if 10.3.3 was finished already.

    Yes for the good of enterprise customers, they should announce their plans.... but in no way would that be good for sales of existing devices, the PRIV or for BES12 sales...
    09-25-15 02:52 PM

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