2013 a year to forget for BlackBerry
0. phoneArena 27 Dec 2013, 00:03 posted on
This has not been a great year for BlackBerry no matter how you look at it. 2013 started so full of promise. On January 30th, the first BlackBerry 10 handset was introduced, the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. Despite word from then-CEO Thorsten Heins that sales of the device were above expectations in March, the company had to write off nearly $1 billion of the device in its fiscal second quarter, and wrote off another $2.7 billion of BlackBerry 10 models in the following quarter...
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1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 128; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Lol I forgot there was company called blackberry
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It would be ironic if BB/RIM were to dump their 10 series phones and went back to the Bold 9900/9930....
2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4821; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I won't forget BlackBerry, I'm excited to see what they will bring to the table next year. Their phones are not bad, it's just that the lack of apps on the App World makes people not interested on BB phones at all.
Let's see what they can do with their next year flagship - BlackBerry Z50. Good luck, BlackBerry!
3. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 128; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Android and windows phone are the future. iOS and blackberry are the past.
4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4821; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Android - Yes, it's the future.
Windows Phone - Without Nokia, it's not the future.
iOS - Yes, it's still the future.
BlackBerry - Don't know, but there's still a chance.
5. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 275; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
As much as I used to love them, it's over. Not because it's uncool to have one, but because long gone are the years where the typical consumer sees BlackBerry as a competitor to anything. That plus the fact that similarly priced phones take craps all over Z30. People have proven that App Stores and ecosystem matter alot.
7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4821; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't think it's over, because I think that this new CEO can save BlackBerry. The problems are only the ecosystem and the lack of apps on the App World, their phones are not bad. I hope they will add more apps (not the crap ones) to the App World.
6. victory_zhou (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)
Ya I own a BlackBerry q10 and I can really type dawn fast on that keyboard. Aman to BlackBerry
8. ialex123 (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
Recent, Blackberry Z30 comes with nice features (for details gadgetridecom), i hope that the company will also offering nice device with nice features in future.
9. mariosraptor (Posts: 98; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
Is this a f*****g serious journalist writing, or is it with blessings of Apple and Samsung?
Yes it is uncool to own a BlackBerry.....if you're a sh*ep, or a monkey!!!
Get a life and stop harassing.
Bb10 is not Symbian to let it die and return to legacy OS. Is a great and powerful OS which only needs some marketing with more apps. Period.
The onlly OS in mind it has to go head to head is Android, which more customizable.
You laugh next year with its steady growth which will reclaim the 3d place atleast.
11. ihavenoname (Posts: 962; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Sorry dude, I see that you love BB, but unfortunately they don't seem to have much chance. Z30, Z10 are great phones, but Blackberry was late. Ecosystem is just so weak. Sad to se old king so down.
12. kennyblack_sd (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
With 10.2.1.1925 OS on your BlackBerry 10 you can download apk files which means you have 2 ecosystem is one, you can load an android app directly and still load a BlackBerry app. So that makes it a better android
13. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)
In theory you're right, but Android apps run a little better on Android phones (well, on the high end ones). On the other hand IS BB10 working pretty nicely. I wouldn't sell my Z10 unless I get the Z50.
You will hear a lot from BB when they're back on their feet!
14. shihte (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2013)
the problem is that bb is not popular btw people .bb fail in advertising of new bb10 and also price was very high at start otherwise their soft is better and much modern then android and ios and also wp.I personaly bought my 1st bb this year after 4years on android and one bad try on wp so can say it! bb10 is much better os for users,bb is on the higher level then big trio.people just must once try and most of them never come back to their previous os.it is my opinion...
15. getothepoint (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
2013, a year to forget phones manufactured by companies that care about the humane treatment of employees...or child slaves.
16. x78_nothing (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)
i choose BB10 ( i have two devices) not because i can't afford android or iphone. In my opinion no other phone can handle email management and messanging better than BB10, tried android even highend device such htc one, i couldn't leave BB10 i miss hub and BB 10 gesture. BB10 os doenst have home button, but all screen feels like home... amazing. One of my BB use leaks os 10.2.1.1925 - instagram and other apps works flawless. No reason to buy android.
17. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 150; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
The keyboard on the Q10 is phenomenal.
18. apiskula (limited) (Posts: 441; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Blackberry is done. They will finally die in 2014
19. getothepoint (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Makers of the Blackberry are innovators. Unfortunately, as with everything, the imitators lure the consumers with their cheap knock-offs and innovation is stagnated. Luckily, while the imitators race to build bigger and more gimmicky phones, another innovator ( Apple) is moving on to full 64bit support.