Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Jun 2013 14:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "BlackBerry offered few signs of a long-promised turnaround on Friday, with an unexpected quarterly operating loss, a dearth of details on sales of its make-or-break new line of devices and no return to profit expected in the current quarter. BlackBerry shares tumbled about 28 percent in both U.S. and Toronto trading." 'Unexpected'? Really?
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I think they need a litle more time
by reduz on Fri 28th Jun 2013 17:33 UTC
reduz
Member since:
2006-02-25

Z10 and Q10 just launched. The devices are seriously very good, and my experience with them has been positive.
Thanks to the Playbook and Blackberry funding developers and giving them free hardware, there is plenty of apps, plus you can sideload many Android apps to different success levels.
Not supporting the Playbook anymore is a big, big mistake, though.. plenty of developers invested time on it (they gave them away for free at GDC) and this is ungrateful to them, it's like saying "Thank you, but we don't need you anymore guys".

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joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Z10 and Q10 just launched.


A shame. I think the Q10 is one of the best devices on the market build-wise, and its hardware keyboard fills a need only offered on one other current smartphone (Galaxy Chat). I get a feeling the new BlackBerry devices will end up in the same category as the Palm Pixi and Nokia E7 through N9...great devices that were a bit too late to the party to save their parent company.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I get a feeling the new BlackBerry devices will end up in the same category as the Palm Pixi and Nokia E7 through N9...great devices that were a bit too late to the party to save their parent company.

And some of those with a bit underwhelming OS, as shipping...

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

And this is why most wannabe contenders must gain trust from developers to be worth their time outside iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

A similar example happend when Nokia announced around November that Qt only APIs would be the way forward for Symbian and Maemo, for fourth months later to kill everyone's trust with the move to Windows Phone 7.

Episodes like this won't won't make many friends.

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reduz Member since:
2006-02-25

And this is why most wannabe contenders must gain trust from developers to be worth their time outside iOS, Android and Windows Phone.


No one trusts Windows Phone, it already failed. My company does development for quite large and known companies. When WP8 came out, they were all crazy for supporting it. A few months later it's like it doesn't even exist. Microsoft will really have to do a LOT of work to reverse this situation.

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