So will Blackberry make a comeback this year?

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    Jan 13, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    the playbook is rounding into form and selling quite well.. and if they release this phone with the new BB10os it might do well. looks pretty slick

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    also there are rumors of Samsung and HTC licensing out the new OS and making phones with Blackberry os on them.

    http://androidandme.com/2012/01/news/analysts-predict-rim-to-license-blackberry-10-to-samsung-htc/
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    Jan 13, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    Not likely. Apple and Android are way way to dominant at this point.
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    Jan 13, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Xhris_19_FL saidNot likely. Apple and Android are way way to dominant at this point.


    in the US yeah.. but BB is number 1 in several countries. Its never too late. If that were an issue then no one should of bothered getting into smartphones when BB was the dominate one.
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    Jan 13, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    Hopefully they will. For some of us, it's supporting the home team. After using an iPhone for bit, the BB still does have its strengths.

    I still love my 9900 and PlayBook.
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    I'm picking up a playbook this weekend
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    Jan 13, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 saidthe playbook is rounding into form and selling quite well.. and if they release this phone with the new BB10os it might do well. looks pretty slick

    blackberry-london.jpg

    also there are rumors of Samsung and HTC licensing out the new OS and making phones with Blackberry os on them.

    http://androidandme.com/2012/01/news/analysts-predict-rim-to-license-blackberry-10-to-samsung-htc/



    Being a long-time Blackberry user who only recently converted to an iPhone, I tend to think Blackberry is a little late to the game. Also, iPhone has become so iconic and a part of pop culture that has also gotten millions to convert from a PC to a MAC computer, that it isn't going to be able to stop that momentum
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    RuggedRanger15 saidthe playbook is rounding into form and selling quite well.. and if they release this phone with the new BB10os it might do well. looks pretty slick

    blackberry-london.jpg

    also there are rumors of Samsung and HTC licensing out the new OS and making phones with Blackberry os on them.

    http://androidandme.com/2012/01/news/analysts-predict-rim-to-license-blackberry-10-to-samsung-htc/



    Being a long-time Blackberry user who only recently converted to an iPhone, I tend to think Blackberry is a little late to the game. Also, iPhone has become so iconic and a part of pop culture that has also gotten millions to convert from a PC to a MAC computer, that it isn't going to be able to stop that momentum


    There is no such thing as a little too late. The market always changes and no one stays on top forever. Also Iphone is nowhere near the top seller, its Android that has by far the largest marketshare.. Blackberry and Iphone are only separated by a few points world wide.
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 saidI'm picking up a playbook this weekend


    Playbook is his nickname for me.
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Nope, theyre done.
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    black-who?
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    Jan 13, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    mmmm_mmmm saidblack-who?

    and decker
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    Jan 14, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    The Blackberry London looks fantastic and if it came out in Q2 i would wait till then . But they've now postponed it to Q3 which is annoying for both consumers and the company itself .. can it afford to wait that long ? that is the question.
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    Jan 14, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    In a lot of countries outside of the US, Blackberry is still popular. I have not played with the new play or read that many reviews about, but Blackberry has not had much success with touch screens. The new playbook could fix that. It does look slick, but Blackberry has slipped so much that it is tough to compete with the likes of iOS and Android. Look at Nokia. It was dominant worldwide for a while, saw a decline, and now is working with Microsoft.
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    Jan 14, 2012 12:46 AM GMT
    I think Android and iPhone really have the market sort of covered. iPhone for many obvious reasons and Android for its open platform. Blackberry would have to come up with something pretty revolutionary to be competetive in a non-business oriented phone atmosphere.
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    Jan 14, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    I love the performance of my playbook. The selection of apps are starting to fill out, and that will only grow with the soon-to-be-introduced Android player.

    As was mentioned, Blackberry is still a leading player in many markets outside of the USA. Worldwide sales are lacklustre in terms of growth, but have not actually taken a nosedive. There's still time for RIM to turn it around.

    Besides, how can you go wrong with a company named RIM?
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    Jan 14, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidSlick phone. Licensing sounds like a great idea. But the company seems unlikely to ever hit the heights it once did, imo.


    I'd have to agree... they likely won't ever be top-dog again. I think "viable" is an achievable goal.
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    Jan 14, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    All I care about is getting a BB Torch 9810. I'm obsessed with that phone, even though there are better ones out there.
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    Jan 14, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    it seems a lot of tech sites and its commenters are really wanting RIM to die and go bankrupt, not sure why this is. I am sure there are more important things to think about than putting thousands of people out of work. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 14, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
    I love my Blackberry products, have a playbook and a old BB Curve, waiting for the new ones to hit the market later this year and get a new phone.

    The joint CEO's need to get their act together and focus on products that people want and need.

    They should open Blackberry stores in Canada and the US like they have done in other countries.

    They also need to get their product line better organized, as they currently have 8 phones and some of the have different variations, IE Bold 9900/9930.

    Slim down the product line, to just a few such as 1 bold, 1 torch and 1 curve, so you cover off people who want the keyboard on the phone and those who want just a tough screen model, pump all the R&D into a few models and make them amazing.

    That's just my rant
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    Jan 14, 2012 2:34 PM GMT
    Victor_V70 saidI love my Blackberry products, have a playbook and a old BB Curve, waiting for the new ones to hit the market later this year and get a new phone.

    The joint CEO's need to get their act together and focus on products that people want and need.

    They should open Blackberry stores in Canada and the US like they have done in other countries.

    They also need to get their product line better organized, as they currently have 8 phones and some of the have different variations, IE Bold 9900/9930.

    Slim down the product line, to just a few such as 1 bold, 1 torch and 1 curve, so you cover off people who want the keyboard on the phone and those who want just a tough screen model, pump all the R&D into a few models and make them amazing.

    That's just my rant


    the difference between 9900 and 9930 is just CDMA and GSM for different carriers.

    but yeah, i think they should only really do 2 models. One all touch and 1 portrait qwerty phone.
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    Jan 15, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidAll I care about is getting a BB Torch 9810. I'm obsessed with that phone, even though there are better ones out there.

    i have a 9800.. wish the bb10 phones would come out soon, i want a new phone, ive beat this one to hell haha, im suprised its still working icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 15, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    RIM is doomed. BB OS 10 is delayed until late 2012. The market won't wait.

    http://m.itproportal.com/2011/12/19/blackberry-os-10-delayed-rims-future-looks-grim/

    I am short RIM.
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    Jan 15, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    rightasrain saidRIM is doomed. BB OS 10 is delayed until late 2012. The market won't wait.

    http://m.itproportal.com/2011/12/19/blackberry-os-10-delayed-rims-future-looks-grim/

    I am short RIM.


    that article is old.. they already said they are showing off the new phones and OS at Mobile World Congress next month.
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    Jan 15, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
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    rightasrain saidRIM is doomed. BB OS 10 is delayed until late 2012. The market won't wait.

    http://m.itproportal.com/2011/12/19/blackberry-os-10-delayed-rims-future-looks-grim/

    I am short RIM.


    that article is old.. they already said they are showing off the new phones and OS at Mobile World Congress next month.


    Yeah, it's old... four weeks old. use Google... you know, that search engine?... and ask any question about the delay in BB OS 10 and the fate of RIM. you'll get plenty of good, solid data from analysts who make a living following this stuff... not the opinion of iOS and Android fans on this site. What you'll find is not good for BB fans.

    RIM can show new phones and the new OS all they want. That doesn't mean they're anywhere near ready for production and sale. The Mobile World Congress presentation is just show and tell so that they can keep a bit of mindshare. Ultimately, it won't be enough.
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    Jan 15, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    rightasrain said
    RuggedRanger15 said
    rightasrain saidRIM is doomed. BB OS 10 is delayed until late 2012. The market won't wait.

    http://m.itproportal.com/2011/12/19/blackberry-os-10-delayed-rims-future-looks-grim/

    I am short RIM.


    that article is old.. they already said they are showing off the new phones and OS at Mobile World Congress next month.


    Yeah, it's old... four weeks old. use Google... you know, that search engine?... and ask any question about the delay in BB OS 10 and the fate of RIM. you'll get plenty of good, solid data from analysts who make a living following this stuff... not the opinion of iOS and Android fans on this site. What you'll find is not good for BB fans.

    RIM can show new phones and the new OS all they want. That doesn't mean they're anywhere near ready for production and sale. The Mobile World Congress presentation is just show and tell so that they can keep a bit of mindshare. Ultimately, it won't be enough.


    All I can find is the phones will be out in Q3 of 2011.. not the END of 2012.

    If the above image is to be trusted, what you spy with your little eye may be the very first BlackBerry smartphone to sport RIM's QNX-based operating system, known more recently as BBX. With bold angular lines that smack heavily of the P'9981, this touchscreen slab (code-named "London") is said to be thinner than the iPhone 4 and will dutifully stand tall when placed on its side. Before you get too excited, however, keep in mind that the above image could very well be a concept, prototype -- or, even a masterful forgery. For what it's worth, The Verge was informed that this model is merely a dummy unit, although the actual device is alleged to contain a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. An 8-megapixel rear camera is also said to be in the mix, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and a June 2012 release date. Sure, it's easy to be excited about Waterloo's forthcoming wares, but sadly we're forced to take this one with a heapin' spoonful of skepticism. So, who's hoping Mr. London becomes a reality?