Would you buy a BlackBerry smartphone if it looked like this?

Would you buy a BlackBerry smartphone if it looked like this?
Although a lot of people pronounce BlackBerry dead, the struggling Canadian manufacturer is still alive and kicking, as the company succeeded in cutting down the losses during the last financial quarter. It's more than clear, however, that the company will have to release some crowd-pleasing smartphones if it wants to survive in the long term. Not that current BlackBerry devices have hideous design, but in order to woo consumers, the Canadians will need to craft a device with a big amount of "oomph". The beautiful BlackBerry Coupe, a fan-made concept, certainly packs all the traits of such a device.

Created by CrackBerry member Ziro1, the concept shows both a full touchscreen and a keyboard-equipped BlackBerry smartphone. The curves on the top and the bottom of the conceptual handset surely bring back memories of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc, which got released back in 2011. The big speaker at the bottom is present on both conceptual images, while the overall exterior resembles the one of a BlackBerry Z30. Oh, and look at those thin bezels!

It's more than clear that the BlackBerry Coupe will forever remain a concept. Nevertheless, if BlackBerry makes such a device one day, it may win back a great portion of its user base.

So, would you consider getting a BlackBerry if it looked like this – yay or nay? Share your thoughts below!


source: CrackBerry

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76 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Its beautiful but the OS is ...

11. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

The OS is actually quite amazing. Have you ever used one? And by used one, I don't mean picked it up in the store and then put it down 60 seconds later. I mean have you used a BB10 device for a day? 2 days? A week? A few hours?

21. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Regarding the apps and facilities its far behind the competition. Even MS is now maturer than BB.

24. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

BB10 handsets can download almost any Android apk from the browser so technically BB10 has more apps than WP. BB10 handsets also have all of the features of Android devices while WP is still playing catch up. Who's more mature again?

26. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I will say I prefer MS to BB10 any day.

28. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I prefer BB10 to MS any day. But I respect your choice.

43. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

I prefer Android to both actually. But respect your choice as well. You should learn to respect the choice of others.

27. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Damn, calm down guy, no need to get all uppity about it. Are all people with Jedi in their account names rabid fanboys now?

29. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

He's actually an Android fan. He just knows a great OS when he sees one. I didn't see anything "uppity" about his comment, either.

35. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

What was uppity or fanboyish about my comment. Please point that out to me because I didn't know that stating simple facts were fanboyish or uppity. Are all users with the name Finalflash incapable of understanding comments and idiots now?

39. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Downloading apps from Android Play Store is lame just thinking about it. I've yet to see a review that says this works efficiently enough for BB to even mention it's possible. It's not a real solution and btw BB OS is unique, I give it that but it's still far behind and it's not great looking either. They came to the market too late with that drastic overhaul to what BB users were used to. They would've made a bigger impact if they had built their features on top Android and use the Android Play Store, after all they're advertising the Play Store as a place to get apps for a BB phone. Give me a break. How ridiculous is that?

42. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Spoken like someone who doesn't know what he's talking about. 1. BB doesn't advertise downloading apps from the Play Store. It can't. Only devices certified with GMS can do that. What BB10 can do is download apps from other Android app stores like Amazon, 1 Mobile and various others. And it works flawless. But you've never used it so you really can't comment on it. 2. How is that lame? Downloading apps is downloading apps. So Android users who download apps from other than the Play Store are lame? 3. Not great looking? That's your opinion and has no relevance. 4. BB10 devices have more features than WP & iOS devices and as many as Android devices. But you've never used it so you wouldn't know and shouldn't comment on it. 5. Built on top of Android? Is that all we Android users have become? Proclaiming every device must run Android to be successful? The iPhone doesn't run Android and is quite successful. On the other hand I could just say, HTC, Sony & Motorola and WALK AWAY LIKE A BOSS. Those companies all use Android and are still bleeding profits. 6. So why don't you give yourself a break because you're not making any valid points whatsoever.

60. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

You're such an idoit. Blackberry have been using the Android apps capable as a selling point. Why else would they do it? Also, is the process of downloading an Android app to a BB smooth and seemless like downloading a BB app from BB store? It's clearly not, and at launch of this crap the apps were emulated on an old version of Android, I have a friend with Z10 who tried that and crashed his phone and was lucky to be able to re install the lame BB OS. If Blackberry wanted to stay in the game they should've just went Android and use their secure server as a selling point for people to choose a BB running Android over a Galaxy or iPhone etc..Instead they spend forever to build an OS that nobody cares about and is struggling to get apps till it was desperate enough to make the OS easy to run Android apps.

65. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Allow me to prove, once again, what a dumb@ss and liar you are. 1. Blackberry has never broadcasted or advertise the fact that they BB10 can download Android apk's. NEVER. Pease show me where BlackBerry has done this. 2. Your Mother didn't think I was an idiot last night. Neither did your sister or aunty. Even grandma got in on the fun. 3. Yes, Its just as smooth and easy as downloading it from the BB app store. Because if you really had a friend with a Z10, you'd know the emulator is running JB. No app crashing there! 4. Like I stated before, but will repeat again because you're a dumb@ss, HTC. Sony and Motorola all use Android. HTC is on the verge of bankruptcy. Moto hasn't generated a profit in years. Sony is only saved because they do other things besides make phones. But if you weren't such a dumb@ss, you would know this. Android can't save everybody kid. 5. Now piss off already. Come back when you have some actual true facts. 6. Dumb@ss.

51. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Have you ever used a BB10 handset, DRO? Do you know what BB10 devices are actually capable of? It's a shame that SOME Android fans such as yourself have resorted to trolling the articles about other OS's, thinking that BB10 is not good simply because it doesn't run Android. The same thing that many Android fans accused iOS fans of when Android was up-and-coming, is what you're doing now. So how about you give YOURSELF a break and stop talking about something which you OBVIOUSLY don't know squat about, because you sound ridiculous when you speak from ignorance.

61. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

I don't need to torture myself. All the reviews speak for themselves.

67. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Most reviews say the OS is good. You should torture yourself for being an ignorant a$$.

54. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Cortana and WordFlow

55. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

What does Cortana and Word Flow have to do with anything? No one has Cortana outside of WP. Its WP specific. Like Siri. Its not even an app. Does anyone even play Word Flow anymore? And it can be sideloaded or the apk can be downloaded directly. Please try to add something of some relevance or stay quiet.

76. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

You seem so pissed off Dude, you are talking about an app. Chill

74. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

*more mature

37. StephenBB81

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 09, 2014

to complete your sentence "It's beautiful but the OS is ... even more so" to take point on your statements about "but app" apps are not part of the OS. the OS is beautiful, the Platform lacks some apps. for me it lacks Office 365. which can be had on Android, iOS and WP. but everything else the other platforms offer I can address -For Twitter I have @Blaq as well as native twitter, though really @blaq is the best twitter client across all platforms -For facebook there is the Facebook official app, not sure of 3rd party apps as I don't facebook -For instagram there is iGrann from the BlackBerry native store, and there is instagram for Android from SNAP which is a 3rd party Android store -For Netflix again visit SNAP, install -For device syncing you've got Dropbox, Box.com, Onedrive that integrate into the BlackBerry OS filesystem no need for an app on your app screen everything is built into the OS (now that is a smart OS design) -For note taking BlackBerry Reminder mixes text, audio, video all into a single note taking application coupled with again integrated evernote should you need cloud sharing for your notes, once set up no evernote app need polute your screen you do all note taking within Reminder - For email management BlackBerry HUB beats all 3rd party and native products available in mobile, It is again an integrated one stop solution to managing your communications The BlackBerry OS compartmentalizes yet opens itself up nicely for integration It truly is an amazing OS that is looked over because management fails to sell what it can do, does do, and will do, and 3rd party developers as yet know that US marketshare is minimal, and those that really want their apps can use SNAP to install their Android APK.

49. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

EXCELLENT Post, sir. It's refreshing to see someone post from actual user KNOWLEDGE, as opposed to just biased bs, with no working knowledge of the BB10 OS.

62. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

It's so sad to see you go hard to defend your precious OUTDATED BB which clearly didn't do anything innovative there. My Motorola Cliq running Moto blurr had something similar to BB Hub where all your messages and emails were integrated into one place. I see nothing special about that. In fact in BB hub it looks like a hot mess. Also, no Android phone that uses SD card needs a file manager, it's obviously built in. That's nothing to write about. Other stuff you've mentioned just shows bootleg versions of obvious apps the BB ecosystem lacks.

66. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

Troll detected. Do you need anther spanking kid?

69. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

How can you say anything looks a hot mess and you've never even used it? How can you say BB10 is outdated when you've never even used it? It's the most modern and flexible OS this side of Android. BlackBerry uses SD cards and has a file manager. There native apps are not bootleg. Have you even used them? Your post reeks of ignorance and a total lack of knowledge of the BlackBerry 10 OS. It's a shame that trolls like you are so prevalent on the Internet and on sites like this. Try doing some research first before you decide to open your ignorant mouth and speak such nonsense. And just so you know, BlackBerry Hub is THE BEST way to manage all of your messages / social network messages on a modern smartphone. It is an extremely unique and well executed way of implementing a notification center. Clearly you have NO CLUE what you're talking about.

73. DRO_ID

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

I don't need to use a device to know that it's outdated. There are many reviews out there and I know people with the phone who embarrassingly pretend to be content with the limited apps they have to justify their lack of wisdom when purchasing a doomed and limited device. Yes, the BB Hub is a hot mess. I've seen it, I don't need to use it. It's ugly and the font BB chooses to use in their OS seems prehistoric. The only innovative thing Blackberry did with that OS is made it function without any buttons, but it's nothing special since most people would rather have them anyway. So in the end what do you have? Another failed BB device. I have a phone with a 4.7" screen with the same footprint as that Ugly Z10. Blackberry never in their history never designed a good looking device. Keep defending it till it's officially dead and go down with your failed sinking ship. lol! Meanwhile, Android would continue to dominate and Windows phone would be so far ahead of BB till it becomes extinct.

72. StephenBB81

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 09, 2014

Dro_ID, I use Android as well so I know the difference. BlackBerry 10's OS is superior, Now iOS and Android have a superior ecosystem for the mindless masses that can not be argued, but the OS is excellently done and that was the point of my post. As for File manager if you've never used BlackBerry 10 connected to cloud services you wouldn't get it. BlackBerry 10 virtually mounts cloud serves inside file manager so they act like part of the device. That is what is unique and worth commenting about, It actually does it better than Windows 8 on the desktop does. BlackBerry HUB is an extension of BlackBerry Universal inbox which they've had since before I was given my first BlackBerry in 2008, It is far from a hotmess as you state as it easily handles input and output of communication. I'll admit this need isn't for everyone, More people work at hourly jobs and at desks than don't so they don't need a communications hub, they don't see the value, it doesn't mean it isn't there. But keep up being blindly ignorant to other options that is always best.

64. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looks better than the SGS5.... Fact!!!!

2. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Such an awesome concept!

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