BlackBerry rumored to launch a slider phone based on Android this fall

According to Re/Code, BlackBerry is planning to launch an Android smartphone this fall.
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88 Comments

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's what I said. I also said it wouldn't pan out as a full-on Android device. You have a problem understanding what I typed up?

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No i just wanted to remind you that the author did in fact state it was a rumor in the title.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't need you to remind me of anything. Cut the BS already.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stop getting so defensive

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop needing me to justify your lonely existence.

62. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

He has now started arguing for no reason...I have seen people who don't read the article before commenting but this guy replies even before reading the comment completely... It's really stupid.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

He ALWAYS does this. He lives to troll others and argue on the Internet, with absolutely no basis for his arguments whatsoever. He's one of the biggest trolls here on phonearena.

74. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Read my comment first before commenting.

88. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I do read comments before replying sir...he did said that for now it's a rumor but you say thay he needs to be reminded that it's a rumor. I have nothing against you.

73. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stop getting so defensive. We know blackberry is the only thing that matters in your sad existence.

77. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

Stop getting so defensive because I choose BlackBerry. We know worshiping at the alter of Apple is all that matters in your sad existence. I can do that too.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry going full Android or even "skinned" Android would cost them some of their biggest clients, which are governments and military. There isn't ANY form of Android that has the certs necessary (or any other OS, for that matter) to function deep within these uber secure industries like BB10 has. No OS has that many certs accept BB10 and BBOS7.x. It wouldn't make sense for BlackBerry to do two separate devices running two different OS's, as it's not cost effective for them at this time. This reminds me of when rumors were swirling about that BlackBerry was being purchased a few months back, only for it to be that BlackBerry had actually done the purchasing and acquired Secusmart.

21. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

dual boot hopefully

22. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I hope this is not true. I love the unique BlackBerry with its own amazing BB10

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed, John. If anything, it should just be BB10 with Google Mobile Services.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No problem with experimenting. It's It's not like they have anything lose. Well besides market share and relevance. They have to take a risk.

24. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Don't get me wrong, I love Android, and I love BlackBerry too, however I want BlackBerry to remain it's own uniqueness instead of jumping into Android bandwagon. My opinion always stay firm, Android is not the answer to everything, it might be a answer to some company, but I believe it is not the answer for BlackBerry. BlackBerry 10 is a beautiful OS, same goes with iOS, Android and Windows Phone, which had uniqueness of their own.

51. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

They can make an Android phone that looks and runs exactly like their own OS, just like all the other manufacturers' skins and forked versions.

27. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

BlackBerry with full touch screen, sleek design, great camera, great battery and mid-high specs running BB10 is what I want!

31. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

I can already see this as being a good phone if they have flagship specs and stock android with a blackberry skin, bb hub swiping in from the left of the home screen, and blackberry app switching.

32. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

There is a strange bovine wiff pervading this thread. The Android rumour was created by those looking to short BlackBerry stock and is now the holy grail of low IQ trolls.

39. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

NEW CEO, seriously BB management are so damn lazy. Anyways. I wouldn't buy it, I have a bb and I use its primarily for messaging and email, lots of text based things, on BB OS and not 10,but OS7, esp BIS cheap data packages. My Android I use for everything else. But am really over Blackberry right now.

40. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry management is lazy? You're kidding, right? John Chen and Co. have worked their collective asses off to get BlackBerry in a better position than it was in a year ago. And if you were actually using BB10 instead of BBOS7, you wouldn't be "over it", you'd still be using it.

45. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

I'd definitely buy that Oslo with Android on board. There are still a few who prefer the BB form factor but want the convenience of what Android offers.

52. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Exactly. I would never consider a Blackberry phone at the moment but if this rumor were to become true I would definitely make it one of my options for my next phone. I just hope they have flagship specs on the phone if it's for real.

54. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

If BlackBerry makes a Android devices they are still going to go broke cause Android can't save any company cause of all those Samsung Sheep and no matter how much someone says they'll buy a device once it becomes Android is a lie, a big fat lie and I've seen OEMs close not to long after going to Android cause Sheep want what they want and it's not BlackBerry running Android. Just cause it's said doesn't mean they'll buy.

56. meanestgenius

Posts: 21972; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree with you, to a degree. How many Android fans that are saying this will be good for BlackBerry will ACTUALLY go and buy one? As the numbers prove, MOST Android fans buy Samsung devices, no matter what the other OEM's are putting out.

78. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

death to the slider.
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