Is it too late for Blackberry?

Discussion in 'Blackberry PRIV' started by dgstorm, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. dgstorm

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    Will the Blackberry Venice Android phone be too little too late, or can they still find a way to be relevant now that they are considering the Android option?
     
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    Possibly. Only time will tell. There are still dove hardcore BB fans out there but in all honesty do they want Android? I think this will aim towards us to try out something new. I'll give them a shot.
     
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    Though I rarely used the slide out keyboard on my G1 once they introduced the on-screen keyboard and I almost never used the physical keyboard on the OG Droid, I know there are many people that would love to have a physical keyboard again. I think they'll sell alright, but I don't think this will be any sort of earth-shattering, game-changing situation. I think their name still holds enough credibility to move some devices in certain areas, but it's going to be an uphill battle now that many business are allowing android and ios devices into their networks.
     
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    They blew it. Had they entered the smartphone race immediately then I believe they would have prospered. Now, not so much. Everyone has moved away from them and getting people to return won't happen.
     
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    I think there are still many corporate places out there that will rush back to BB for the security stuff

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    I think of BlackBerry can get its once famous security into Android or find a niche...I think they can hang on..maybe not as a total phone company.. But as the maker of "the most secure whatever" ..and then I think k they could rise back up to something big again...
     
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    Kind of on the subject of "old school" tech I really can't believe someone isn't making a push to bring back push to talk. I know that texting for most takes care of this but I always thought that was a very handy feature.

    I know there were apps out there that were supposed to do this but if I recall all they did was record your voice and message it to other users. I am looking for a live way.

    I think if BlackBerry did this with a rugged "bulletproof" phone they could get a very large chunk of the cell phone pie.

    I know a lot of guys who would love a nice smartphone but due to work conditions they just can't risk it even with an otterbox.

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    A rugged, secure device would be awesome..But if they make em rugged...don't do like the CAT caterpillar phone call or the casios that worked very poorly and were never supported..
     
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    The hands on with the Venice look pretty good.

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    I'm very excited to try it, hoping it's a JoD option (TM). I haven't had a keyboard since my epic.. And I really miss the option.

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