BlackBerry Bleeds Red Ink on Massive Charges, Posts $4.4 Billion Loss

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vrmlbasic

I guess it is a good thing that they've already given up on their "secure" encryption system that they once touted as having the Chinese make their devices would have brought a swift end to that.

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Innomasta

I think at this point they would be better off building business class Android phones. Keep the Blackberry name and Blackberry features (some nifty proprietary thingamajiggers businesspeople could like) and dumping their style of OS altogether. At the end of the day, if you can't beat 'em, (They've proven this) JOIN 'EM!

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vrmlbasic

What is "business class"? Would it just be an android phone with a guaranteed physical keyboard? Blackberry once sold its phones by vouching for their security: making Android phones would be a pretty ironic twist of fate.

Maybe they could be the first Android phone maker to not completely bumble the rollouts of OS upgrades? Nah.

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firefox91

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Gikero

This is exactly what they should do! Well said.

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Innomasta

Thanks Gikero

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TommM

It's mind boggling to think they're still around. I give them another six months and it'll be all over but the shouting.

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AFDozerman

I've been reading where people have written that for the last four years, now.

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praetor_alpha

Given their customer base, Blackberry would have to be high to think that their customers would move to their new product. The majority of corporations and governments only move to new stuff until long after they have to.

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yammerpickle2

Blackberry will be lucky to be around in five years unless they come up with a massive market hit soon. Android and Apple pretty much have the mobile market locked up, and being good is just not good enough in that rapidly advancing sector. How days you have to be a great.