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.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.
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.
Sprint to Sell BlackBerry KEYone from July 14
Sprint today said that the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone will go on sale July 14. It will initially be available online and via telesales.
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.
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?