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BlackBerry Looking To Quench 'Insatiable Demand' For New Smartphones 173

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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BlackBerry Looking To Quench 'Insatiable Demand' For New Smartphones

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  • finally (Score:5, Insightful)

    by slashmydots ( 2189826 ) on Monday April 29, 2013 @09:13AM (#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.
  • by swalve ( 1980968 ) on Monday April 29, 2013 @10:33AM (#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.
  • Re:Um? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by mccrew ( 62494 ) on Monday April 29, 2013 @12:15PM (#43581559)
    Godot. []
  • by narcc ( 412956 ) on Monday April 29, 2013 @01:57PM (#43582739) Journal

    a horrible OS. It's slow, and the native web browser horrible times ten.

    Sorry, are you from the past?

    The browser is demonstrably the best on the market. It even has the best HTML5 support of any browser, scoring higher than every desktop browser. You find that even sites that use Flash or WebGL run smooth.

    As for the OS being slow, you'd be the first reviewer to suggest such a thing.

    I haven't tried BB OS 10 yet.

    Well, that explains it!

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