Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Renewed Hope For Blackberry Phones
The biggest sticking point seems to be my avoidance of touchscreen keyboards, i just never got along with them but that restricts me to Blackberry phones and the Curve, or rather the scroller button, has been a source of much annoyance and trips to the menders during its 24 months in my care.
The scroller issue aside, the Blackberry Curve is a great phone but the other problem was the lack of decent apps so i was resigning myself to having to stay with the outdated Blackberry or reluctantly go touchscreen until i read this weekend that the new Blackberries with the 10 Operating System will allow users to install Android apps on the phones.
That's probably the best move Blackberry has made in recent years when it has been left behind in the smartphone stakes and probably the most repeated reason for grievance i have heard when discussing Blackberries.
To complicate things the new Blackberry Z10 and Z30 are touchscreen only but the Q5 and Q10 have the real keyboard which i'm after.
Seems strange that after a two years of moaning about the Blackberry, it is the route i seem to be heading for a replacement as it is the only phone company that does the two things i want, a QWERTY keyboard and decent apps.
Smart move Blackberry, it could be the business decision that keeps you afloat as long as the scroller button isn't skimped on again.