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BlackBerry’s attempt at making a comeback may have been illfated from the start, but everyone has hoped that the company would be able to salvage its situation. Now, the verdict is in, the first full quarter of BlackBerry 10 sales has shown some disappointment.
BlackBerry’s entry level BlackBerry 10 offering seems to be coming along nicely as the smart phone has yet again appeared in some leaked photos along with a new insight as to what is inside the smart phone.
BlackBerry 10 has come a long way since being launched almost three months ago, the numbers of applications available on the platform has grown significantly as well as big titles such as WhatsApp and now Skype has joined in on the fun.
BlackBerry has been struggling for quite a few years now thanks to the likes of iOS and Android powered smart phones taking away its reign in the smart phone market, but the company formerly known as RIM seems to have been dealt another blow after a survey showed that the brand is quite disliked.
Roughly 18 months after launching BBM Music, BlackBerry is killing off the social music service and referring users to one of their competitors. From June the company will no longer allow users their 50 song playlist to share with friends over the company’s BBM instant messaging service.
The BlackBerry brand has always been synonymous with keyboard-clad smart phones and when rumours of BlackBerry 10 first emerged, everyone wondered if the hardware keyboard would be dropped, but it wasn’t and the first QWERTY-fied BlackBerry 10 smart phone is set to reach markets during April, the US and UK seems to be the first markets to get the phone.
Close to two months after launching, the BlackBerry Z10 is finally reaching US shores, AT&T confirmed for a March 22 launch, T-Mobile for a March 26 launch, but Best Buy seems to have decided to jump the gun and release the BlackBerry Z10 two days early.
BlackBerry has always been known for their keyboard-clad devices and when whispers of BlackBerry 10, then rumoured as BBX, first emerged, the question on everyone’s minds was whether or not there would be a device with a keyboard in the line-up. When BlackBerry 10 was announced, the BlackBerry Z10 was everywhere to be seen and the BlackBerry Q10 remained in the shadows, no pricing and no availability was given, but that is about to change.
Ever since BlackBerry launched BlackBerry 10, users have been eagerly awaiting the WhatsApp cross-platform messaging app. Last year WhatsApp made it clear that they had no plans for a BlackBerry 10 app, but BlackBerry was quick to convince them otherwise, and now, nearly two months after launch, users are finally getting a taste for WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry did the impossible, despite losing most of their value and market share, they held on long enough to launch a comeback, but all may not be well in Waterloo, recent price cuts in Europe have suggested that sales are sluggish and demand is weak, a takeover may just be imminent.