Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2014 00:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

BlackBerry is preparing to release what may be its weirdest smartphone ever. This year it's already launched the Z3, and soon that will be joined by the BlackBerry Classic - an obvious throwback to the company's glory days. But there's another product making its way through the pipeline as well, and it's a lot more blocky. BlackBerry is calling its third phone planned for fiscal year 2015 the Passport. We've never seen anything quite like it, and we'll let you decide whether that's a good or bad thing.

You know what? I kind of like this thing. It's crazy, unconventional, and it certainly has charm. I'm very curious if I will ever manage to get to handle one - I have yet to even see a BlackBerry 10 device to begin with, sadly.

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RE: My first thought
by wargum on Fri 20th Jun 2014 07:36 UTC in reply to "My first thought"
wargum
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2006-12-15

Thanks for sharing your ignorance!

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RE[2]: My first thought
by Soulbender on Fri 20th Jun 2014 08:52 in reply to "RE: My first thought"
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2005-08-18

Tell me again how great BB has been doing financially in the last couple of years and how successfully their latest models have been.

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RE[3]: My first thought
by Adurbe on Fri 20th Jun 2014 09:34 in reply to "RE[2]: My first thought"
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2005-07-06

Shares in Blackberry closed up 9.6% on $23m profit. That sounds a healthy direction to me.

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RE[3]: My first thought
by tanishaj on Mon 23rd Jun 2014 19:20 in reply to "RE[2]: My first thought"
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2010-12-22

Tell me again how great BB has been doing financially in the last couple of years and how successfully their latest models have been.


Odd follow-up to your "still in business?" post given it is just days after they beat the street with a profitable quarter. They are certainly living in the shadow of their former glory but having more cash than you had the quarter before is a poor way to go out of business.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27924675

Personally, I think they are making many smart moves and both their enterprise MDM and QNX are tremendous assets regardless of the handsets business. They could continue to surprise. Only time will tell...

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