To say I am disappointed is an understatement. It looks like it’s time to let go. I have been a fan of the brand for the longest time. It does not escape me that I have been hypocritical towards #iSheepers when I have been the same for the BlackBerry brand. I will ride out my #KEY2 until it’s last breath and then I will move on to the pixel I have just gathering dust right now.
I am not a fan of either Android or Apple. When BlackBerry decided to embrace the android OS there wasn’t much of a decision to make. It allowed me to continue to have and use the BlackBerry phone. Both companies have their faults and short comings. Both in many ways are hypocritical of things… but I refuse to go the way of Apple on principle. They push this narrative that they are all about inclusivity yet their ecosystem is completely closed. They refuse to open iMessage to android admitting that they fear losing people to android. They don’t want to embrace RCS. They talk privacy and maybe it’s a few levels ahead of Google but please. Folks who believe they are far better off with apple are just being naive. Anyway, I am done with my mini apple rant.. Back on track.
On the one hand I guess kudos on onwardmobility for giving it the old boyscout try and try to get a BlackBerry phone out there during difficult times. Big name companies have had it tough over the last few years so imagine a startup. On the other hand though..their PR/social media/communication skills was just plain horrible. Leaving the fanbase hanging for an entire year without a word of anything is not good business practice. Then in a span of a little over a month they went from ‘contrary to popular belief we’re not dead’… to dead. How does that happen? I joke about it but I think Peter ‘if that’s his real name’ Franklin was onwardmobility .. And probably working out of his parents basement. Looks like he went to the school of Anna Delvey. If you know, you know.
BlackBerry on the other hand with their history/reputation in the space could have handled things differently. And this is all on John Chen. For shame. There really isn’t anything else I could add to this.
I don’t regret the BlackBerry logo tattoo but now when someone asks if it is a cat paw… albeit a deformed cat paw, I guess I will just say ‘yes’. Lol
Ps: yes, I actually had someone ask if it is a cat paw.
Obviously it’s not a news flash.. we all know that #Android is king pretty much everywhere. Given I am into gadgets and tech I decided to pay close attention to what people are using while in italy. Android it is… and mostly #Samsung. Even the tablets used by the police force are Samsung. Waiters used android phones to take your order. My family members as well are mostly android users with the exception of a few that had #apple. To my sadness and dismay they had no clue what a @BlackBerry is. Not good.
This is obviously great news… regardless of the fact that the two phones will be android. John Chen clearly seems confident that hardware will be profitable and i believe that he believes it. I will continue to hold out hope that BB10 does not go away and that @BlackBerry is working on more BB10 goodness along with, at some point, a new phone. #TeamBlackBerry
I wonder what this “exciting” phone will be??? Honestly, there is just no winning!! lol.. We are a blackberry family and so i got my son the Z10 when it came out.. and it’s been over a month and he’s loving it. Maybe too much.. He’s constantly on it. Prior to the Z10 he had a 9900.. and admittedly not really a gaming phone… and now.. forget about it.. he’s constantly youtubing or gaming.. as good as i have gotten typing on the Z10, I, myself am a keyboard fan so i am holding out for the Q10.. but what might this “exciting” phone be??? a slider? a more powerful superphone? It’s just never ending!! One cannot keep up with the ever changing mobile landscape!! but as a blackberry believer i can only be excited for the future of blackberry (formerly known as RIM ;o))
PS: I currently have a 9900, my wife has a 9900 and my daughter.. well she’s too young but soon!! 🙂