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BlackBerry Looking To Quench 'Insatiable Demand' For New Smartphones

samzenpus posted about a year ago | from the back-in-blackberry dept.

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DavidGilbert99 writes "BlackBerry is on something of a roll. It finally delivered its BlackBerry 10 platform along with the first smartphone to run the OS, the Z10 in January. This weekend saw the launch of the Q10 and there is an 'insatiable demand' for this smartphone with its physical keyboard, says BlackBerry's UK head Rob Orr."

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Um? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579797)

Has the company a question mark?

Re:Um? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579823)

Most consumers has a ? about BlackBerry, and the company's future has in ?, and they may even has cheezeburger ?, but I'm not sure if the company has ?.

Re:Um? (1)

kernelistic (160323) | about a year ago | (#43580371)

Where are my mod points, when I need them?

Re:Um? (2)

robthebloke (1308483) | about a year ago | (#43579825)

All gone a bit mad for Sylvester McCoy's Doctor Who?

Re:Um? (1)

Ed Avis (5917) | about a year ago | (#43580439)

"Riddle me this: what is it that is always coming, but never arrives?"

Re:Um? (4, Funny)

NatasRevol (731260) | about a year ago | (#43580471)

Next week?
Next year?
Tomorrow?
The future?
A porn star?

Re:Um? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579899)

Has the company paid its shills enough to write a full story?

Re:Um? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580591)

They'll have problems stealing market share from Windows Phone 8. Microsoft Windows Phone 8 is the best phone I've ever used, slick and professional yet friendly, warm and welcoming. Windows Phone 8 is the phone for me bar none, and it should be the phone for you.

RIM may make good phones, but why would you buy anything but a Windows Phone 8, it's so clever, so smooth so intuitive and so beautiful!

Have you tried it yet?

It's really clear. (5, Funny)

goombah99 (560566) | about a year ago | (#43579923)

Has the company a question mark?

What he is saying is that the company has finally.

Re:It's really clear. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579985)

I disagree. I think he's saying."

Re:It's really clear. (2)

TrollstonButtersbean (2890693) | about a year ago | (#43580081)

The last sentence of the article is quite appropriate.

Nobody knows what role Blackberry can fill in the world. But they are making progress getting there.

Perhaps in the future we will understand their quote unquote "plan".

Re:It's really clear. (1)

nine-times (778537) | about a year ago | (#43580209)

Blackberry has finally a whole smartphone market. Is that bad?

Re:It's really clear. (4, Funny)

brabo (409689) | about a year ago | (#43580215)

Has the company a question mark?

What he is saying is that the company has finally.

I agree with the.

Re:It's really clear. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580269)

Nobody expects the Spanish.

Re:Um? (4, Funny)

gadzook33 (740455) | about a year ago | (#43579949)

No no, it's a mad lib. Like has the company underpants.

Re:Um? (3, Funny)

fellip_nectar (777092) | about a year ago | (#43580045)

The submitter accidentally the whole summary.

Re:Um? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580083)

"With more devices due to be revealed in May, has the company... blank? Charles Nelson Reilly?"

They've finally reached the step... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580357)

...just before Profit!

Re:They've finally reached the step... (1)

kernelistic (160323) | about a year ago | (#43580383)

AC, you owe me a new keyboard!

Re:Um? (1)

doohan (1829634) | about a year ago | (#43580413)

I think he means that they might have solved the step before "4. Profit". The ever elusive step "3. ?????"!

Does anyone proof read these? (-1, Redundant)

Grantbridge (1377621) | about a year ago | (#43579801)

"With more devices due to be revealed in May, has the company ?" Has the company what?

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579821)

Yes, they have.

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (0)

Chrisq (894406) | about a year ago | (#43579873)

Yes, they have.

Well by Betteridge's law [wikipedia.org] no they haven't.

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (1)

TrollstonButtersbean (2890693) | about a year ago | (#43580117)

The day when wikipedia deletes that entry is the day I will have more faith in the world.

Journalism wasn't invented in the last 10 years, and no number of cargo cultist "link repeating doorknobs" will make it so ...

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580487)

What does that second sentence even mean?

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (1)

Cluelessthanzero (1885004) | about a year ago | (#43579837)

proof? Noone reads news about BB, period. :)

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579843)

I think it would read better as has the company "...?", the next step being "Profit!"

Re:Does anyone proof read these? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579935)

Perhaps something like this [youtube.com] happened to the editor? I hope someone checks up on him.

has the company... (5, Funny)

alphatel (1450715) | about a year ago | (#43579803)

Is ? the new !

Re:has the company... (2)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | about a year ago | (#43579867)

He's just trolling now. He must love the attention.

Dice, do yourselves a favour; Fire all of the "editors" and hire some who are competent. The current batch are borderline literate, or just don't care.

Re:has the company... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579883)

Yes.

Hey, what's that?
The new ? by BlackBerry.
The ? ?
Yes, the ?!
I guess that finally answers the question.
What question?
What is BlackBerry up to these days? The answer? ?

I GOT ALL YOU CAN DRINK !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579809)

Right here !!

Indeed! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579811)

The company has.

Yes (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579813)

Obviously the company has !

They've got preorders for BOTH of them? (2)

Overzeetop (214511) | about a year ago | (#43579815)

This is as bad as Microsoft running out of Surface tablets.

Re:They've got preorders for BOTH of them? (2)

BasilBrush (643681) | about a year ago | (#43579945)

But Blackberry is very popular amongst gangsters. Blackberry Messaging is perfect for keeping in touch with the gang, without the police being able to eavesdrop, apparently.

All the London looting riots of summer 2011 were organised via BBM.

It may be popular in certain corporations for much the same reason.

Re:They've got preorders for BOTH of them? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580043)

I know what you mean. BHO loves his BB for the very same reasons. He's just more sophisticated about it (has cuth). Birds of a feather and all that.

Re:They've got preorders for BOTH of them? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580163)

Except it is not true. Blackberry was being confronted for example in India and Arabia with a threat to ban their gadgets if BB wouldn't allow their local police and security forces to eavesdrop all BBM.

BBM is not save from the police. It's a myth.

Re:They've got preorders for BOTH of them? (1)

Threni (635302) | about a year ago | (#43579991)

There's a lot of this in the press at the mo. They've done a good job. Handling the press, that is. They've already lost to Android and iOs. Let's just hope all those corporate sales hold out.

who would want one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579817)

Um, that last sentence was cut off weird. Were you about to post something about "The Syste ?"

Re:who would want one? (1)

johanw (1001493) | about a year ago | (#43580323)

I wpould want a Q10 when my Nokia E72 wears out. A new Nokia is not interesting, it runs either the semi-smart S40 or closed WP. And it seems I don't have that much choice when I want a real keypad.

Re:who would want one? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580513)

Well, surely your purchase will keep the entire company running.

Betteridge's Law (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579831)

"With more devices due to be revealed in May, has the company ?"

Betteridge's Law is now extends to summaries, not just headlines. Also, knowing the answer, we can just elide the question.

Has the company? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579847)

What is this I don't even?

Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579849)

BBRY is doing quite well. Anyone familiar with balance sheets and cash flow statements knows that BBRY is not near death and has never beeen near death. The companyi s a cash generator. People need to realize this.

People are startign to realize this. With 30%+ short interest in the stock, a short squeeze is overdue. I bought in at several price points. Lowest being around $8/ share. My only regret is not putting even more money into BBRY at that time.

Re:Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579987)

This + the laughable summary make me laugh. Evidently both RIM fanboys are on slashdot this morning. How is the weather in Toronto?

Re:Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (2)

BonThomme (239873) | about a year ago | (#43580025)

that's not the only regret you're going to have about investing in the past...

Re:Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580069)

With the observed fact that the best professional investors perform on average no better than random guessing, I take confident predictions on the future of stocks posted by ACs on Slashdot with a pinch of salt.

Re: Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580103)

How cute. A blackberry shill who can't spell. I thought you French Canadians were required to learn English?

Re:Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (1)

Xest (935314) | about a year ago | (#43580141)

So what you're saying is "Please please please, everyone else, just please buy Blackberry shares so I can cash out"?

CFAs and Wall Street people know nothing. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580151)

I'm familiar with balance sheets, cash flow statements and accounting.

These statements are snapshots of the past. Although, they are losing money and their margins are negative.

The stock market trades on what is expected in the future. The markets have seen Blackberries sales decline and their market dominance get killed by Apple and Android devices.

Be careful when reading analyst (CFA) reports. Wall Street folks are great at grasping at straws when valuing and promoting a company.

Very few of those people have actually ran a business and therefore have no real idea what it takes to keep one going.

Re:Blaance Sheets and Cash Flow statements (1)

Entropius (188861) | about a year ago | (#43580311)

Netcraft confirms, etc.

finally (5, Insightful)

slashmydots (2189826) | about a year ago | (#43579881)

This might be one of those times when everyone in the market is pissing people off with features they don't want getting shoved down their throat (a gigantic, fragile screen with an impossible to type on touchscreen) then one company comes in with exactly what people want. We switched from blackberries to Android phones at my business and now we have zero control over them. There's no centralized anything. It's like a free for all. That is not how you run a business phone system. Also, our salesmen hate the phones and Activesync is a pain in the ass.

Unfortunately, Blackberry's software was memory leaking, server-controlling garbage so hopefully they fixed that this time around. If so, tough and nice to use phones with central control software and easy exchange integration would be lovely. They'll take over the business market instantly.

Re:finally (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | about a year ago | (#43580035)

ActiveSync is Windows phone.

Re:finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580111)

And how Android talks to Exchange.

Re:finally (1)

BradleyUffner (103496) | about a year ago | (#43580263)

And how Android talks to Exchange.

ummm... no....
Android talks to exchange though the OWA web API.

Free Trade up (5, Informative)

mrops (927562) | about a year ago | (#43580097)

Well, looks like you need free upgrades. We did a while back. The new platform manages BB and iOS/Android devices. If you have your BES 5.0 and earlier License CALs lying around, its a free upgrade to their new BES 10.0

https://enterprise.ecomm.webapps.blackberry.com/caltradeup/home.do [blackberry.com]

Considering, going forward you will need to pay a monthly fee and the Trade Up program give you non-expiring licenses, I think its a worthy upgrade even if you don't intend to run BB in long run. At least you will have new CALs if you so choose to continue.

Re:finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580515)

No they wont, because the big wigs all like to look rich... So they will probably continue to use Apple, even though it's probably not the best phone for worker. Same as how they all like to flash their ipads around. For many business people it's a status symbol and Blackberry is no longer a status symbol.

Can you blow me where the pampers is? (2)

EmagGeek (574360) | about a year ago | (#43579921)

Slashdot editors need to lay off the weed...

Re:Can you blow me where the pampers is? (1)

BonThomme (239873) | about a year ago | (#43580047)

"Dude, where my question mark?!"

Appalling writing, negligible subbing. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579925)

Ends on this corker; "and for the first time in a number of year, it looks like BlackBerry could be back at teh smartphone top table." THUD!

Re:Appalling writing, negligible subbing. (3, Funny)

cc1984_ (1096355) | about a year ago | (#43579975)

Give them some credit. They were probably writing it on a BlackBerry keyboard.

Keyboard isn't a real keyboard (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579931)

The keyboard is a touch type keyboard. It's not a real keyboard.

Re:Keyboard isn't a real keyboard (2)

swalve (1980968) | about a year ago | (#43580247)

There are two versions. One is a "Torch" style all touch, the other is a "Bold" style with a real BB keyboard.

Re:Keyboard isn't a real keyboard (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580255)

Q10 is a real keyboard

Physical Keyboard FTW (3, Funny)

Bigbutt (65939) | about a year ago | (#43579939)

Honestly, I have both an Android phone provided by work and an iPhone that I bought and the lack of a physical keyboard has driven me to fling both phones across the room more times that I care to admit (and autocorrect can die in a fire). I have two cracks across the face of my iPhone and am reluctant to upgrade to a new phone just because of the frustration of dealing with the lack of a physical keyboard. I used to have a Blackberry and really liked that it had a physical keyboard.

[John]

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579995)

Meh, I guess it's better than nothing, but I'll wait for the version with mechanical switches. This one just isn't clicky enough for me.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580057)

Also it doesn't have a numpad or legit arrow keys. How will I play Rogue? I'm not going to stoop to using vi keys.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580019)

You know you can turn off autocorrect, right?

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (5, Funny)

EmagGeek (574360) | about a year ago | (#43580021)

"(and autocorrect can die in a fire)"

Autocorrect can be easily disabilities by any on on either plates formed.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580053)

Golf clap to that one.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (1)

Brucelet (1857158) | about a year ago | (#43580267)

Autocorrect can be easily disabilities

I agree

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (3, Interesting)

Jerry Atrick (2461566) | about a year ago | (#43580063)

My HTC G1 is sitting on my desk right now and I miss it's keyboard on my current mobile. However the market voted and Android devices with keyboards more or less vanished.

I don't believe there are enough of us hard keyboard lovers to sustain a mass market and BB are about to discover that. BB probably already have all the users this might attract.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580559)

I use an LG c660 and will never go back to a touch only screen. Part of the problem is that most people haven't tried a hardware keyboard with Android. It's so much easier to type on.Peope assume that the bigger the screen the easier it is to type. That's kind of true, but it will never be as good as a hardware keyboard where you can feel the buttons.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (2)

Skater (41976) | about a year ago | (#43580087)

I've found I'm just as fast and accurate on my BB Bold's physical keyboard as I am with the iPhone and Android keyboards (I use all three regularly - BB is for work, the iPhone is my retired 3GS that I still use for a couple things, the Android is my current phone). But, the physical keyboard on my BB takes up space that could be used for displaying things when I'm not typing, so I much prefer even my 3GS over my current BB. Word on the street is that work is switching from BBs to iPhones this year. I'm hoping it's sooner rather than later, because I don't like the BB at all. (Actually, what I really want is a solution for my Android phone so I don't need two phones at all. But security may prevent that.)

A separate gripe about the BB: It's picky about its charger. We have a lot of USB chargers we have around the house, since we both have tablets (Android and iOS), there are three or four iPod models floating around, we both have the iPhone 3GS, and my wife has an iPhone 5 while I have an Android phone, plus chargers in the cars, etc. We probably have 20 or 30 chargers, easily, from many different manufacturers - Apple, Samsung, Asus, and other brands. I tried every single charger we have, and I could only find two that will charge the BB - one is the BB-branded charger that came with it that I keep at work, and the other is the Samsung charger that came with my S3 (however, the S3 charges on every standard USB adapter I've tried). It won't even charge off my laptop. Sure, it's a standard connector on the BB phone, but it won't work with an off-the-shelf charger. Jerks.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (1)

Chris Mattern (191822) | about a year ago | (#43580177)

You can have an Android with a physical keyboard: both my Androids do, it's a feature I insist on. iPhone, you're kinda stuck, yeah.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (2)

Necroloth (1512791) | about a year ago | (#43580187)

I used to be all for physical keyboards ... preferred to actually press on buttons and can cancel phone calls in my pocket without looking and no accidental swipes or such ... however I did envy the touchscreen users for their much larger displays!

I had a BB 9105 Pearl and then got myself the Z10 as the Pearl was feeling it's age and I've not looked back since! The Z10 is really easy to use and quick. Typing with the Z10 is amazing - all my friends actually like how you can flick words up and string full sentences with real words rather than some alpha-numberic coded gibberish at great pace.

One of the reasons I went away from the physical button phone, apart from the larger display, is that I preferred the old-school candybar phone button layout - I can't handle those tiny but full keyboard button layouts! Friends who have them vouch for them but just not for me! Hope BB do well though cos I really think there new range is good.

Re:Physical Keyboard FTW (0)

cant_get_a_good_nick (172131) | about a year ago | (#43580587)

I've got a work BB Bold (OS 7.x) and have extensive experience typing on both an iPhone and Android keyboards. The haptic buzz on the Android helps a bit actually. Both keyboards are a bit of a pain, but are both solid phones. The Blackberry is a decent keyboard attached to a horrible OS. It's slow, and the native web browser horrible times ten.

So, IMHO, the Blackberry gets instant usage on the keyboard, and the OS seems worse and worse as you go on. The virtual keyboards get more useful as you get used to the typing. I haven't tried BB OS 10 yet. But the point being, I'm a typical user, meaning i've been "burned" by a bad Blackberry experience, and would not get another device.

Physical keyboard? Really? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43579953)

I guess I don't understand the physical keyboard. I've seen those BB's with the micro buttons that you can only press with a toothpick and can't image using them. I guess I look upon physical keyboards on a phone like people who get new online reporting ability and then ask how to print it out. It just doesn't make sense.

Re:Physical keyboard? Really? (1)

anagama (611277) | about a year ago | (#43580131)

I once had a cheap feature phone with a physical keyboard -- it's way easier than you think it is. The issue with touch screens is that you need to look at the keyboard while you type. This leads to typos going unnoticed until after hitting send. Throw in some auto-corruption and touch screen typing is a real slow down. With a physical keyboard, you can type while looking at the screen which is faster and more accurate, because your sense of touch gives you information. A flat plate of smooth glass is not informative.

Still, with every manufacturer focusing on how thin they can make things, as if that is more important than the proportion of width to thickness, we'll never see top-end phones with a real keyboard. Instead, in a few years phones will be thin enough to lacerate your hands if you hold them. I wish someone would tell phone makers that holding a thin slab isn't ergonomic. Imagine if Apple made knives -- you'd not be able to tell which end to hold and would bleed all over everything you tried to chop. There's a reason knives come with a handle that isn't a flat thin slab of metal like a blade.

Re:Physical keyboard? Really? (2)

swalve (1980968) | about a year ago | (#43580369)

The tiny buttons work fine. Our fingers are much more sensitive than a touchscreen. Or something like that. When you hit a touch "key" you are just mashing a circle and the OS has to best-guess which letter you meant. When you type in a BB keyboard, your fingertips can feel the ridges of the different keys and your brain can figure out where to direct the pressure to hit the right one.

Some people have less pointy fingers than others, and I suspect that's where the preference lies. Pointy fingers can use touch keyboards much easier than less-pointy ones.

This is getting silly now (1)

iB1 (837987) | about a year ago | (#43580001)

Come on Slashdot editors. In the last week I have seen summaries with such poor spelling, grammar and content that an 8 year old would be embarrassed to submit them. Is a 30 second proof-read too much to ask? I am beginning to get disenchanted.

Press release (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580007)

BlackBerry is on something of a roll.

Are we posting press releases as articles now?

Yes, they've ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580023)

After so long, why *wouldn't* consumers ?

Business plan (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580029)

So they've got the first "?", only two to go before PROFIT!

Not really what it says (1)

water-and-sewer (612923) | about a year ago | (#43580039)

Hey, this interests me - I've got a BB for work and I like it, and I never understood all the BB hate. I can almost type out a message without looking on that physical keyboard, and can't with my Android. So I clicked on the article ... ... which doesn't really say what the summary does. In fact, it looks more like a creative press release with a statement by a guy who is predicting insatiable demand, not identifying it.

I'm unimpressed. But I'm still hoping for BB to come back to life. I think they make great phones, and the touch keyboard is over rated, I really think so.

Re:Not really what it says (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580225)

...and can't with my Android...

What are you talking about? I'm typing quite nicely on my Desire Z....Oh! You're one of those people that tightly associates the OS with the hardware despite the two being separate legal entities, thus, creating this false lack of demand. I bet you think Windows when you think PC as well. Don't blame the OS, blame the damn hardware manufacturers, I'd kill for another proper Android phone with a proper hardware QWERTY keyboard but I'd never switch back to the BlackBerry family of OS's, the software eco-system just isn't anywhere near as strong as the other platform now days.

Re:Not really what it says (3, Insightful)

swalve (1980968) | about a year ago | (#43580573)

I think it's two things. One, Blackberry is not "cool". It seemed to be for like one summer when all the celebrities were carrying around Bold 9000s, but besides that, the Blackberry is more tool and less of a toy. So people who want toys hate them. Secondly, for the longest time, Blackberries were old/cheap/broken pieces of shit people got through their work. So everyone hated them because they were reminders of their job sucking.

ohh wow no physical buttons? (1)

Tomji (142759) | about a year ago | (#43580067)

Yes, lets make "touch" gaming even shittier than it already is.
Cannot wait for the gamers to be punted back into the main menu because they inadvertently entered a gesture. First thing I had to disable on the Ipad...

Re:ohh wow no physical buttons? (1)

BradleyUffner (103496) | about a year ago | (#43580387)

Yes, lets make "touch" gaming even shittier than it already is.
Cannot wait for the gamers to be punted back into the main menu because they inadvertently entered a gesture. First thing I had to disable on the Ipad...

That's probably actually a feature, not a downside, to the businesses that are BlackBerry's primary market.

Starting to smell like SCO (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580107)

All over again, in denial.

Versions (1)

viralburn (606633) | about a year ago | (#43580113)

Wouldn't a Z81 be better than the Z10?

TFA sounds like part of a shareholder presentation (1)

Picass0 (147474) | about a year ago | (#43580149)

The only people struggling more in the phone market is Microsoft.

Nobody walks onto the sales floor at verizon and asks for a blackberry. BB is the phone you are issued at work.

A few months with a new product are not enough to turn BB around. IT and telephony departments everywhere are moving away to other platforms.

Re:TFA sounds like part of a shareholder presentat (1)

Spudley (171066) | about a year ago | (#43580251)

Nobody walks onto the sales floor at verizon and asks for a blackberry. BB is the phone you are issued at work.

That was always the case with blackberry. Their core market always was business users, and they did pretty well out of it.

I'm sure they're very keen to eat some of Apple's consumer market share too, but don't confuse a lack of consumer sales with a lack of sales in general. In fact, when it comes to making a profit out of users, business users are a much better prospect than consumers, so if blackberries are still the phone you get issued at work, as you suggest, then BB should be laughing.

Self shilling? (1)

iB1 (837987) | about a year ago | (#43580231)

I assume that the DavidGilbert99 who submitted the article is the same David Gilbert who wrote the article.

Oops (1)

nanotech (34819) | about a year ago | (#43580243)

They accidentally the whole BlackBerry

Q10 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580297)

I got really excited for the Q10. When it came out I had a moment of thinking, "Ah, BlackBerry hasn't forgotten us physical keyboard users. The Z10 isn't their only new phone, let us rejoice!" Then I saw the price tag. It's around $100 or so more than I want to pay for a new phone. Maybe it'll come down with time, but for now I'll have to pass.

1100 USD phone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#43580301)

This sells simlock-free on Amazon.de for 880€. That is expensive!

Depends on your interpretation of insatiable (2)

scotts13 (1371443) | about a year ago | (#43580463)

As in, unable to sate. they built 100, and have 150 customers.

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