@mtechie, it is but where BlackBerry's poor reputation ends is on the security side of it. Android has a long way to go to fix that issue... looks how long it has taken Microsoft, and they still haven't fully recovered from their issues of the 90s and earlys 00s. So long as BlackBerry keeps making stable, secure and rock-solid phones like the Z10, I'll continue to be their cheerleader.
Thanks, Paul! As an update; the company's stock has soared and they've gotten off to a great start up in Canada where it came out a couple weeks ago. Lots of my friends have given up their iPhones and Android devices for the Z10. I can't wait to switch over soon.
Also; with all the conversation surrounding companies leaving BlackBerry for other providers, they forget to mention that the US government has opened up long-term agreements with BlackBerry to utilize. Three letter agencies prefer BlackBerry over other devices because of security. Now the Z10 is a beautiful device, and has no hardware limitations. It just lacks apps and maps.
@Paul, I am heavily leaning on it being back with a bang. BlackBerry recently launched some discussion on their LinkedIn profile claiming that companies can develop apps for their Z10 devices within 10 minutes. BlackBerry has an edge because it can now demand a higher quality of products on their platform, while opening up the floodgates for companies to easily port to their QNX-based OS.
@mtechie, most definitely. BlackBerry also has the biggest advantage over Samsung, using one of the the least secure OS's out there (Android) and also Apple, and that is the security of their devices and the security features of BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
I don't think that option is relevant. Even if you have never used BB before, you may have ample reasons for not doing that. If you have never been a BB user, then options 1 and 2 are suitable options.
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