Nearly two-thirds of former BlackBerry users hear the siren call from the BlackBerry Q10
posted by Alan F. / May 18, 2013, 10:22 AM
What made Heins' decision to release the BlackBerry Z10 first a possibly fatal error, is that once again the company was demonstrating nothing more than a "me-too" reaction to the large number of touch screen Android and Apple iPhone models that were stealing enterprise business away from BlackBerry, especially in the BYOD niche of that market. Instead of playing to its strengths and offering a model with the physical QWERTY keyboard that the company is known for, the Canadian manufacturer ended up trying to compete in a game it just cannot win. Instead, had it released the Q10 first, it could have differentiated itself from the pack.
Hopefully for the company, it is not too late as pent up demand for the BlackBerry Q10 helped drive strong sales in Canada and the U.K. With T-Mobile making a last second U-turn and deciding to offer the device when it launches in the U.S., there must be something that the carrier's executives saw that made them decide to offer the device.
Meanwhile, a poll taken of 1300 people at this past week's BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando found that 64% of those former BlackBerry users who switched to the Apple iPhone or an Android handset, are tempted by the BlackBerry Q10 to return to the platform. Of over 1200 current BlackBerry users, 76% of them said that the BlackBerry Q10 is enough to keep them loyal to the platform.
The two poll results should put a smile on Thorsten Heins' face this weekend even if he sits back to ponder whether or not he made a mistake by launching the BlackBerry Z10 first.
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I am not one of them.
posted on May 18, 2013, 10:23 AM 8
BB should stick to phones with physical qwerty keypads .. . that's what makes BB unique and that's where they're good at . . .
posted on May 18, 2013, 11:04 AM 8
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Agreed. If they have to compete with Android, write the necessary drivers to put Jelly Bean on a Q10 and go about it that way. No company is going to dethrone Apple or Sumsung by trying to out-Apple or out-Samsung either.
posted on May 18, 2013, 12:07 PM 5
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@Kelley71 BB is paying android app developers to port their apps to BB10 ... mixed results so far as app feature sets change between platforms . @Kurai Yep, they are good at keyboards and their patents keep the good stuff exclusive. BUT ! They made that little 3 inch screen a capacitive touch screen so they can mix a little of both to the product. IMO they still are too late to release the updates and competition is eroding their profitability. Good thing they made a BBM app for iOS and Android - that should fix the problem, ... right ? :O
posted on May 19, 2013, 11:13 AM 0
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LOL who took that poll?
posted on May 18, 2013, 10:27 AM 7
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people at the "BlackBerry Live conference" LOL. That's a great place to take BB poll
posted on May 18, 2013, 11:20 AM 6
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So ppl that prefer Apple are "retards"? I didnt know a personal preference made someone a retard, guess that could be said about everyone that has a personal preference then if its different from ones own preference. Please try really hard to not be such a fanboy and respect others preference. I prefer Apple, my choice, my money, but i have no qualms with android at all, or any other OS, as being a fanboy is immature, childish, and egotistical. :)
posted on May 18, 2013, 4:26 PM 1
haha ur cute, how am i a fanboy? I mentioned Nokia which runs only Windows, I own an android phone, and I have an iPod that now collects dust in my dresser. Oh and I cant forget my old Blackberry which used to be a pretty awesome phone other then the small qwerty keyboard. I made a defense for BB because someone is clearly having an issue with the poll being made at a blackberry conference so someone name dropped Apple, I wouldve bashed them if they name dropped LG. it doesnt matter who they mentioned. its the clear fact that someone was being a retard so I pointed the mirror to the idiot. :) I have no personal vendetta with Apple although there devices leave much to be desired. so go ahead and thumb me down and go back to your facebooking or snap chatting or whatever you kids do these days :)
posted on May 18, 2013, 4:47 PM 0
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Got my BlackBerry Q10 last week. Real nice device. Now only if it had Viber!
posted on May 18, 2013, 10:27 AM 11
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easy. just sell it and buy yourself a nice iP5 or HTC One.
posted on May 18, 2013, 10:44 AM 5
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I have always liked Blackberry just felt that they were always one step behind everyone else.
posted on May 18, 2013, 10:30 AM 4
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