BBM will be smartphones-only when it first comes to Android and iOS
posted by Michael H. / May 16, 2013, 8:38 PM
Vivek Bhardwaj, head of the BlackBerry Software Portfolio, told TrustedReviews that BBM will not be made available on tablets when it is first launched for Android and iOS. Bhardwaj said, "Smartphone is our real focus and again it comes back to what BBM is. If you look [at] BBM and the engagement and the activity, it's because it is mobile, because people are on the go."
However, he went on to say that bigger screens aren't out of the question, including extra-large screens, saying that "Smart TVs and desktops... are definitely areas for exploration."
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As expected! Now BlackBerry will only focus more on smartphones right now. Remember what Heins said before? "In five years I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore. Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model. -Thorsten Heins, CEO, BlackBerry
posted on May 16, 2013, 8:48 PM 4
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Not good for business but for entertainment. And that's what sells more, things we don't need but want.
posted on May 16, 2013, 8:53 PM 3
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Wow you think a lot about Thorsten don't you? The guy is a complete failure as a CEO and a real tool. He can't even produce a quality phone and TA King about tablets. They will not even be around in five years!
posted on May 16, 2013, 9:38 PM 0
Since most of BB's half- arsed apps are ported from Android...then why not just get an Android? Owning a BB handset these days doesn't make any sense at all....why would you pay premium to an eco system that bottom-feeds Android?
posted on May 16, 2013, 10:14 PM 0
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Eco System is only one part of a platform. BB10 user experience, based on Gestures and Swipe, is different with any other big OSs at the moment. Some find it very functional (added with Hub and Peek).
posted on May 17, 2013, 3:45 AM 3
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Yes you can sideload Android apps but there are still native apps being developed such as instagram and Skype which are coming soon. Not only that BB10 OS is gesture and swipe based but it runs off QNX which is a computing operating system. This was Thorsten Heins idea of bringing a whole new mobile computing experience which is why he he disclaimed the idea of tablets. Plus he has a marketing strategy behind adding BBM to iPhone and Android platforms which I think isn't bad after all seeing how much people like it more than iMessage or Whatsapps from tweeter post I've seen.
posted on May 18, 2013, 2:06 AM 1
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