Sprint Says BlackBerry 10 is 'Exciting' But Not Enough
Sprint today called what it has seen of Research In Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform is "exciting," but also said it may not help RIM regain its former stature as the smartphone leader. Sprint spokesperson David Owen, responding to questions from journalists, said "I would not count RIM out. RIM keeps reinventing itself. BlackBerry 10, as we've looked at it, has some really good characteristics. We're excited to see what it can do. The challenge is RIM took on everything. They took on the entire gambit: the storefront, the operating system, the manufacturing, and this caused them to be slow in reacting to the changes in the market. We don't think we will see RIM get back to the levels they were two years ago. So we have to figure out where they'll be going forward" in Sprint's product roadmap.
BlackBerry KEYone Goes On Sale Today for $549
TCL today announced that the BlackBerry KEYone, a smartphone it developed with BlackBerry Mobile, is now available for purchase online. The handset includes a 4.5-inch touch display, full QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 625 processor, 12-megpixel camera, LTE, and Android 7.1 Nougat with BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Messenger.
Unlocked BlackBerry Keyone Goes On Sale May 31; Sprint Version Arrives This Summer
TCL today announced that the BlackBerry Keyone, a smartphone it developed with BlackBerry Mobile, will be available to U.S. buyers starting May 31.
BlackBerry Puts the Classic to Pasture
BlackBerry today said it will cease manufacturing the BlackBerry Classic handset. The Classic debuted in December 2014 and is one of the last devices from BlackBerry to run BlackBerry OS.
Sprint Reneges On the BlackBerry Priv
Sprint appears to have had second thoughts about selling the BlackBerry Priv smartphone. In January, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the device — initially an AT&T exclusive — would reach Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless.
As a smarthphone user (who is clearly who this article is directed to, given that the topic is BlackBerry 10 and that it is exciting, and not shareholders who would be concerned with it being 'not enough') I don't care if it isn't enough to bring RIM to the top spot. I want it to be a good product, and if it's exciting than that intrigues me. But when you say it is 'not enough' that automatically puts a sour taste into the rest of the article ...
Owens was saying that what Sprint has seen ofBB10 looks good, but Sprint isn't convinced that the platform will survive long-term. Another Sprint re...
Hey Google! You can stop updating your OS! No need to right? You rule the world! There is no competition right?