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Can the BlackBerry regain its relevance?

L.A. Times 2013/01/30 15:00:00
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BlackBerry maker Research in Motion reinvented itself with a revamped operating system, two new smartphones and a name change during a global launch Wednesday. The Canadian smartphone maker -- cast off by many consumers and analysts as a has-been tech company struggling to stay afloat -- showed off its long-overdue BlackBerry 10 operating system and two phones: the touchscreen-only Z10 and a traditional physical keyboard model called the Q10.

BlackBerry 10 features include separate work and personal profiles; time-saving ways to multi-task without closing applications; video chat with live screensharing; and more than 70,000 apps. The touchscreen on the Z10 has already earned early raves for its accurate auto-correct and predictive text, multi-language capabilities within the same email and use of flicks and swipes to quickly select or delete words.

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  • MW121 2013/02/12 00:43:42
    No
    MW121
    I'm going to give the new blackberry z10 a try.. I still have a blackberry as well as an iPhone.. I love my blackberry but I have gotten used to only using my iphone. I've been waiting to see what the new phones will be like before I decide to switch to just one phone, but until I try it, I'll still use two phones.
  • wolf 2013/02/05 06:35:01
    No
    wolf
    whats a blackberry
  • sally 2013/02/05 04:40:04
    No
    sally
    It's too late for them.
  • David (oYo) 2013/02/04 10:18:07
  • Jenjenajenjen 2013/02/04 02:16:12
    Yes
    Jenjenajenjen
    Too late.
  • twhiting9275 2013/02/03 19:01:20
    No
    twhiting9275
    too little, too late.
    BB refused to innovate for too long, they got caught up in too many technical issues. It's time to just throw it in guys
  • mblack 2013/02/03 08:15:33
    No
    mblack
    There are too many choices available. Once the iPhone made its way into corporate america the blackberry was dead.
  • ZERO 2013/02/03 05:35:05
    Yes
    ZERO
    +1
    They have a strong reputation for privacy and security. With so much concern these days about intrusions into personal privacy, I think BB is well placed for another resurgence.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2013/02/02 19:17:26
  • Platinum Fangs 2013/02/02 17:54:24
    Yes
    Platinum Fangs
    +1
    Never count out technology. Hey at the very least they aren't coming out w/ 3 new phones every year.
  • calvin236 2013/02/02 16:35:38
    Yes
    calvin236
    +1
    They could. I don't deny they could make a comeback and become relevant. The OS looks a lot nicer too.
  • David 2013/02/02 12:59:30
    No
    David
    Android is dominating, even Apple is getting pushed back. Just by comparing the phones, the S3 is far better.
  • Bailey C 2013/02/01 20:32:22
    Yes
    Bailey C
    +1
    It's possible, but it would have helped if they came out with this before many business moved away from BB. Personally, I found it easier to use for work, however, it became so obsolete it was too hard to justify not switching. I would like to try it and wish them well, as we all benefit from more competition.
  • sodabox 2013/02/01 19:49:16
    No
    sodabox
    Android will kill them all. $Google$+Linux = power to do more development faster
  • Manster 2013/02/01 17:28:34
    No
    Manster
    I'm not sure that they can be anything more than a niche option,because Apple and Android are the big kids on the block! And it's unlikely that having that type of market presence will be enough to sustain them as a viable business!
  • Kigan 2013/02/01 15:02:13
    No
    Kigan
    I doubt it.
  • PortaPocketGal 2013/02/01 14:32:23
    No
    PortaPocketGal
    +1
    probably dug too deep a hole. never say never, but odds are not with them.
  • hagerthehorrible 2013/02/01 07:24:15
    No
    hagerthehorrible
    Too little, too late. IPhone has taken the market. Blackberry is not offering the next big thing. They are just trying to jeep up.
  • Jamie 2013/02/01 06:52:33
    No
    Jamie
    I'm afraid not, unless they are compatible with android softwares
  • RavenTrinity 2013/02/01 05:23:45
    No
    RavenTrinity
    I've always hated blackberries -__-
  • scarfy 2013/02/01 03:44:26
    Yes
    scarfy
    +1
    But some "cool celebrity" would have to promote it to the low information crowd.
  • democoach 2013/01/31 21:40:19
    No
    democoach
    should have a mayb section. it might, it might not. i really don't know why the genral public would want a blackberry, as they are designed for business people, who may or may not do lots of travel.
  • Manwé 2013/01/31 18:17:33
    No
    Manwé
    +3
    It's just like the battle between Betamax and VHS. Android and iOS have too much market share for BlackBerry to regain any relevance.
  • 1776gwash 2013/01/31 18:04:14
    No
    1776gwash
    +1
    They might maintain somewhat of a presence but they are nothing but a smudge in the game.
  • WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA 2013/01/31 17:37:48
    Yes
    WF - Rumpelstiltskin -PWCM~JLA
    +1
    The the new BlackBerry is not only fast, easier, can truly multitask and cost less
  • democoach WF - Ru... 2013/01/31 21:40:40
    democoach
    yeah because 550$ is really "less"
  • JustMe 2013/01/31 16:39:27
    Yes
    JustMe
    +1
    I hope so, I really like Blackberry they are good phones
  • CorrectOpinion 2013/01/31 16:06:45
    No
    CorrectOpinion
    It may stay a company. It will NEVER ride the front of any wave again. it is an also ran for the rest of its life until another company buys and kills it.
  • Playerazzi 2013/01/31 15:22:25
    Yes
    Playerazzi
    +1
    They were the first, and they'll come back.
  • justmyopinion 2013/01/31 15:04:30
    Yes
    justmyopinion
    +3
    Will they is a different question. Maybe they should try to cater to the business market. Apple and Samsung seem to have a wrap on the younger generation. If the blackberry had a better business calendar and apps devoted to business maybe it could hold on to that market??
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/01/31 12:51:13
    Yes
    Kezzi Morris
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/01/31 12:44:01
    Yes
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +1
    But only to fit a specific need.
  • Pay me 4profile 2013/01/31 11:12:42
    Yes
    Pay me 4profile
    +1
    Its the only real bussiness platform were the need dodly surround sound system to build them a tablet.
  • Ameera 2013/01/31 09:24:24
    No
    Ameera
    +5
    blackberry is like the myspace of phones
  • Avi Rosen 2013/01/31 08:54:29
    Yes
    Avi Rosen
    +1
    Hopefully by rebuilding it's whole settings from Zero!!
    Rearranging & making things more logical than the the so messy functions and settings that used to be in all the previous models.
    Making the operating system reliable, (unlike the previous ones), would also help.
    Every Blackberry so far had to be reset at least once a day in order to operate adequately.
  • hatter 2013/01/31 08:30:23
    No
    hatter
    The technology world keeps changing. One day your king. Next day nobody wants you. Looks like the run of the mill smart phone. To late they missed the boat and are gonna have to do something extraordinary to catch up. I feel apple ran out of ideas as well.
  • Sagan hatter 2013/01/31 08:48:51
  • hatter Sagan 2013/01/31 09:22:46
    hatter
    +1
    89 dollar talk and toss. Texting right now to you. Android 4.0
  • redhorse29 2013/01/31 07:45:33
    No
    redhorse29
    Not sure but they gave up a lot of ground to the competition.
  • Cal 2013/01/31 07:40:09
    No
    Cal
    The black berry was trumped by the iphone...and the iphone fad is ending now too. That's about the same as asking if a walkman cassette player can make a come back.

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