BBM for iOS and Android arriving June 27, says T-Mobile UK. BlackBerry differs.

By David Tom
Jun 6, 2013
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  1. Blackberry’s biggest strengths have always been their unbeatable security and the respected BlackBerry Messenger service. Last month, in a major strategy shift, the company announced that its BlackBerry Messenger service would finally be released for Android and iOS as a free...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,134   +502

    If there was a true Blackberry replacement out there, it would be one of the hottest phones on the market. The first company that makes a QWERTY-plus-trackpad Android device available will reap major rewards. These companies keep chasing the high margin slabphone dollar while ignoring the huge number of people who don't want that. The Q10 is DOA because it strays from the unbeatable Blackberry/Nokia E-series formula. Removing the cursor controller and dedicated function buttons makes everything harder to accomplish. Text editing becomes nearly as difficult on a phone like that as it is on pure touchscreen devices. Gesture controls should be kept to a bare minimum - nobody wants a Minority Report smartphone!!
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    And how will this help BB? If it is free then how will they make money? Ads?

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