Chen: BlackBerry 10 "far from dead"; Android powered "Vienna" to launch in 2016
posted by Alan F. / Jan 08, 2016, 8:53 PM
While this is all well and good for those rocking the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic or other BlackBerry 10 devices, new hardware loaded with the OS is not on the roadmap. Speaking of which, Chen says that when ready, BlackBerry will share its roadmap to media and consumers. He did say that another Android powered phone is coming this year. That most likely will be the BlackBerry Vienna.
Images of the Vienna show that it has a physical QWERTY on the bottom of the phone that is always available for use. In other words, the Vienna doesn't have a slider mechanism that covers up the keyboard when you're not using it. The pictures we have of the handset show that it doesn't have the premium build that the Priv has, so we expect it to be priced lower than the $699.99 that the device remains priced at. According to Chen, that price will be coming down, possibly as soon as next month.
source: BlackBerry via Crackberry
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Hopefully we'll get another high end BB10 handset between this year and the next.
posted on Jan 08, 2016, 9:27 PM 1
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Blackberry's primary focus must be survival right now. I think Blackberry should release more Android handsets like Priv this year. From what you can read on the Internet, the Priv is an excellent phone and unique in the industry. If Blackberry updates the processor to SD820, I might buy one.
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 6:15 AM 1
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Are you kidding me ? No devices , the major problem with BB10 devices is that most are heavily underpowered and underperforming that's why they didn't get much attention .. If a Snapdragon 61t device with 2 GB of ram , 13/5 MP cameras / 5 inch 720p or 5.5 720p with 2800 or 3300 mAh batteries on BB10 is released , you'd guarantee yourself a successful midranger
posted on Jan 08, 2016, 10:07 PM 1
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Not sure what you mean "heavily underpowered and underperforming". The BB10 powered BlackBerry Passport is a beast when it comes to actual usage. And devices like the Classic and Z30 perform quite well. BB10 isn't as power hungry or resource hungry, and performs very well on lesser hardware.
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 12:13 AM 2
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Yes Chen, Blackberry 10 is far from dead... It's FOSSILISED by YOU, my fine lad...
posted on Jan 09, 2016, 2:24 AM 1
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To all doubters fooling themselves: fool.com: investing/general/2016/04/11/its-official-blackberry-10-is-dead.aspx "The writing has been on the wall for BlackBerry 10 for quite some time, and Chen has now conceded that there are no plans to launch BB10 devices in the future. The company will continue to support it and release updates for the beleaguered operating system, but this is the end of the road for BB10."
posted on Jun 11, 2016, 6:14 PM 0
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