1. jnl813's Avatar
    Quote me on this.........

    Blackberry will switch their phones to run Android. I guarantee it! That would be awesome a BB Bold touch with Android 2.3 etc! I would be in line for this device!

    And as bad as Blackberry is doing, they have no choice, but this will happen.
    06-21-2011 03:10 PM
  2. jimmycinla's Avatar
    Quote me on this.........

    Blackberry will switch their phones to run Android. I guarantee it! That would be awesome a BB Bold touch with Android 2.3 etc! I would be in line for this device!

    And as bad as Blackberry is doing, they have no choice, but this will happen.

    While OS is a big problem for RIM, the lack of hardware innovation with RIM is just as bad if not worse. They are stuck in a major rut all over, they need to snap out of it and switching to a different OS is barely half their battle.

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    06-21-2011 03:22 PM
  3. jnl813's Avatar
    While OS is a big problem for RIM, the lack of hardware innovation with RIM is just as bad if not worse. They are stuck in a major rut all over, they need to snap out of it and switching to a different OS is barely half their battle.

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    Agreed totally, but its not like BB would go to Microsoft or Apple ( ha!) They already have some integration with Android apps in their playbook, so it would make sense to jump ship to Android. But yes they need to step up their hardware innovation as well, and i think by them coming to the best OS(Android) this would help them with the hardware.

    How so? A lot of Android's software requires certain type of hardware in order for it to run smoothly, meaning bigger memory, processor, front facing camera..etc..

    BB would need to comeout with this following phone to make a splash again...

    3.2 touch screen with qwerty keyboard ( no slider )
    Android 2.3 ( minimum)
    Front facing Camera ( at least 1 megapixel)
    5 mp rear camera- with dedicated camera button
    their fastest processor they have at least 1ghz
    Hdmi out
    and at least a 1800mh battery
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    06-21-2011 03:46 PM
  4. NMherron's Avatar
    You have to be an innovator to stay relevent in this business. RIM rested on their laurels just 24 short months, and BAMMO! All of their options at this point are going to be very painful. But they better get with it, quick.

    It's hard for me to imagine them jumping ship to another OS. But a year ago, I never guessed Nokia would have either. They are going to have to do something. 12 more months of nothing, and they will be too far gone.

    Moving to Android OS just makes them a hardware company. Doesn't seem to be RIM's style. But that would be better than folding shop and sending everyone out to get in the soup kitchen line.
    06-21-2011 10:49 PM
  5. akabadnews's Avatar
    I imagine webOS would be more suited for a Blackberry phone.

    And a better move for RIM and HP as well.

    Android is useless for enterprise, which makes up most of RIM's customers.
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    06-22-2011 12:39 AM
  6. alicklee's Avatar
    this is the reason why i am getting a nexus s and dumping my torch!
    that is what I am missing
    QUOTE=jesse813;1017030]Agreed totally, but its not like BB would go to Microsoft or Apple ( ha!) They already have some integration with Android apps in their playbook, so it would make sense to jump ship to Android. But yes they need to step up their hardware innovation as well, and i think by them coming to the best OS(Android) this would help them with the hardware.

    How so? A lot of Android's software requires certain type of hardware in order for it to run smoothly, meaning bigger memory, processor, front facing camera..etc..

    BB would need to comeout with this following phone to make a splash again...

    3.2 touch screen with qwerty keyboard ( no slider )
    Android 2.3 ( minimum)
    Front facing Camera ( at least 1 megapixel)
    5 mp rear camera- with dedicated camera button
    their fastest processor they have at least 1ghz
    Hdmi out
    and at least a 1800mh battery[/QUOTE]
    06-25-2011 06:29 AM
  7. powerhoghp's Avatar
    Quote me on this.........

    Blackberry will switch their phones to run Android. I guarantee it! That would be awesome a BB Bold touch with Android 2.3 etc! I would be in line for this device!

    And as bad as Blackberry is doing, they have no choice, but this will happen.
    I'd hope not... QNX, similar to the Playbook OS, would allow for Android EMULATION, which i'd be more than glad to have, however this creates security concerns.

    For example, the webkit based browser in OS 6, was vulnerable at pwn2own because it was using open source code. Traditionally RIM is customizable, but very vague on what is published about its beating heart.

    Now just imagine how many holes would appear with a large chunk of android mixed in..
    07-04-2011 10:03 AM
  8. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    If they went with Android they'd either have to shut shop with BBM, or make it available on all Androids. Similarly, they'd have to dump the RIM NOC which they use. Again, it ain't going to happen. BlackBerry acquire what they want in their phones. And Jim and Mike would rather die than go with something like Android. They'd have no way of being relevant then.
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    07-17-2011 10:13 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    I don't miss BB by any means. I am glad I made the switch to Android.
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    07-17-2011 10:18 PM
  10. NMherron's Avatar
    I loved my Blackberry...back in 2007. And not much has changed. RIM used to run the smartphone world. Then they rested on their laurels. The world has just past them by. It might be too late for them in the long run.

    I use a Sprint Evo for personal use, and a Verizon BB Bold 9650 for work. My work BB feels like a dinosaur. I do appreciate that it's a GSM/CDMA device. Very convenient for talking and e-mail. But that's it!
    07-17-2011 10:24 PM
  11. kpetrie77's Avatar
    Personally, I feel it is the form factor. Blackberry hardware was top notch because of the hardware keyboard. In a world of T9 candybar and flip phone devices, this was the pinnacle of hardware design and WOW it was great for us business users.

    Here's the thing, as a salesman, if it does not help me be more (fill in the blank) then it is not a tool I want to use. I have since jumped on Android. Even since the G1 running Android 1.5, it gets the job done in so many ways the I never could with BB.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using Tapatalk
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    07-17-2011 10:45 PM
  12. BlackBerry-Unlocking's Avatar
    I think that Blackberry will bring new stuff to the world, android is a good platform with many developers but RIM is rising again with their new devices right now while apple starting to fall a bit... i don't like the fact that Motorola are making fakes of the blackberry phones for example... blackberry is strong.

    RIM made some mistakes - i agree, but it seems to me that they will keep being strong company, NOKIA also made mistakes even more then RIM but i also think that they will come back again.
    08-29-2011 11:25 PM
  13. shaggybuck's Avatar
    I hope so!
    12-05-2011 01:52 PM
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