New commercial for BlackBerry Q10 focuses on gestures, tells U.S. television audiences that "It's time"
You might recall that 1300 people were polled during the BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando during May. 76% of those questioned said that the Q10 is a strong enough phone to keep them from leaving the platform and straying from home. And for those who wear the scarlet "B" because they wandered from their prior BlackBerry device to iOS or Android, 64% said the Q10 is tempting them to return to the fold.
The new BlackBerry Q10 ad for the states points out some of the features on the phone, such as the ability to change the status on your Facebook page without opening the Facebook app. Using the gesture based navigation that is a hallmark of BlackBerry 10, the spot shows how fast it is to browse and share. We're not sure if a quick look at these features is enough to win over converts to the Q10. It's just a thought, but considering that the QWERTY is the big differentiating feature of this phone, we'd find real life users of the phone who love the BlackBerry keyboard and throw them in front of a camera. Now that would be a message that America would listen to.
source: YouTube via BerryReview
1. alterecho (Posts: 961; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Also, its time for them to slash the prices on their phones.
4. msa1988 (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I was thinking more along the lines of "it's time to sell the company to an Android platform or Apple and create a QWERTY phone actually worth owning".
3. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Do younger people even fancy an (overpriced) QWERTY phone?
QWERTY phones are just for nostalgists and old geezers
BB should wonder why the rest of the pack aren't making qwerty phones anymore lol
5. msa1988 (Posts: 407; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)
I'm 24 and I'd still be stoked to own a QWERTY handset - just not one by BB. The lack of apps isn't good enough for me. There's still a huge demand for QWERTY phones out there, however the phone must be appealing on all aspects in order for it to sell.
8. axllebeer (Posts: 260; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Still looking forward to this. Or should I get the A10. That is the question now.