RIM: We have no fucking clue


#1341

Ding dong, it’s dead: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3151181/phones/blackberry-hands-its-brand-to-tcl-maker-of-its-last-smartphones.html


#1342

If only RIM went all-in on Android in 2009, they could be thriving today. Pour one out for the homies, yo.


#1343

:-(

Now only the crap is left.


#1344

You know, the very latest Blackberry phones have been great. Possibly the best Android phones for some people. I was planning to look at them seriously next year when it’s time to upgrade.


#1345

They’re just rebadged TCL/Alcatel Idol phones with the BB software loadout. Are you talking about those?


#1346

Yep, pretty nice hardware and software (as they are Android). Having something built to your spec is not quite the same as a rebadge.


#1347

0%! https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/15/blackberry-hits-zero-market-share/


#1348

I remember so, so many Blackberry users thumbing their noses at my first iPhone. Now I thumb my nose at iPhones. It’s a topsy turvy world.


#1349

Not much to rejoice about when a superior product loses a “battle” against several shitty ones, but I guess the lowest common denominator will always win out.

Doesn’t help that BB officials made so many mistakes during BB10 release and how Google “sort of” sabotaged it with Google Play Services.


#1350

I would imagine the difference is you aren’t thumbing your nose at iPhones while using a BlackBerry. :)


#1351

Wouldn’t you need both of your thumbs to type on a BlackBerry?


#1352

Really? BB a superior product?


#1353

Touche!

I’d like to add that one of their benefits, and failures, was their own network requirement and requirement of enterprise servers. Fuck I don’t miss those.


#1354

Blackberry shuts down HW user support forums: http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/04/03/blackberry-support-forums-crackberry/


#1355

:-(

On Android 7, wish I was on Blackberry OS 10 instead.

Don’t suppose BlackBerry have managed to integrate the hub+launcher etc properly into Android yet, thanks to some limitations with the OS/Software/API.


#1356

BlackBerry’s profit beats expectations on software push


#1357

Blackberry 2017-2018 fail, no Nougat even: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/16/blackberry-cuts-off-updates-priv-right-24-month-promise-ended/


#1358

Every Android device manufacturer other than Google screws their users on updates. Not really a blackberry-specific thing. It’s an endemic issue, and has been since the start. Maybe Oreo will fix it, maybe not-- they’ve said they fixed the problem before, after all.


#1359

How does RIM still exist?


#1360

See the thread title for a good answer to that question. :)