Let's (possibly) Welcome Blackberry to the Dark Side

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  1. pc747

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    Blackberry, in an attempt to compete in the market, may release blackberry phones with Android software. Blackberry flirted with the idea a few years ago but it may seem like they want to go all in. This may be a good move to get them back in to the market. Release a device that people are familiar with the name and provide them with a strong ecosystem. It is not like Blackberry have to run stock software, they can do Like Samsung and use their own email, messaging, and other custom software exclusive to the blackberry name while providing a more up to date software experience provided by G-Apps. I could see companies gravitating back to the Blackberry if they are able to provide a corporate experience unmatched my their competitors.

    Source: Exclusive BlackBerry may put Android system on new device sources Reuters
     
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    Could be very interesting...
     
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    Slider!
     
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    Let's hope that be the case. There are people who still would prefer a physical kb over touch screen even if it means giving up screen real-estate.
     
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    Yep, agreed.
     
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    Let's just hope they stay away from the "The screen is a button" thing this time.
     
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    I miss the blackberry email and messaging system. The way it handled timestamps and showing when messages had been sent and read was really nice.

    Note 4Tified
     
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    I'd love to see what they can come up with . The more hardware partners the better ;)
     
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    BlackBerry will probably use Android on an upcoming slider device that is likely to be released this autumn, two sources said. The slider will combine a touch screen with a physical keyboard that users can use if they prefer.

    BlackBerry briefly showed off the slider device on stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March, but it has provided little detail on it since then.
     
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    The more the merrier. As long as the crap apple company leaves Android alone.
     
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    Google is walling its own garden enough by itself, trying to be more ios like by itself. No need for Apple to interfere.
    Fragmentation on a BlackBerry? The purists will have a stroke.

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    I loved my Blackberry, Outlook mail etc, but that's about all I loved about it, was 4 androids back...
    Smart move though, might keep them alive a little longer.
     
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