BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Hint: It's short on any actual answers. But it's fairly obvious that getting more BlackBerry services on iOS and Android — never mind any sort of "experience" — might be BlackBerry's best play at this point. Hell, it might be their only play.

And gotta love the "best of luck" at the end.

 
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Here's what BlackBerry's CEO really said about bringing the 'BlackBerry experience' to Android

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With all the security and privacy crap going on these days somebody is bound to come up with a product to fight all of it. A modified version of android with that in mind would be appealing. How or if that can even be done with Android I have no clue...

BB has given carte blanche to the Indian government for access to their servers. BB is arguably the least secure for that reason.

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Given the choice of money or privacy, they will and have to take money everytime

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Dammit man, I am a commenter not a clairvoyant!

I would say they are equally unsecure in India because of that. If any other smartphone had an edge against the federal government there, it would be banned. Apparently enterprise BES servers are still encrypted end to end with no keys even available. And Blackberry still holds the highest certifications across the globe for security in military and government because of that.

But with the NSA, law enforcement doing cell dumps, tech firms and carriers bending over for anybody who asks. Half a million requests a year for each company? They must have entire departments to deal with handing out information. Blackberry or anybody else isn't the answer it seams, but that just leaves the door wide open for somebody to come up with a solution

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You have no clue what youre talking about, without encryption keys access is useless. Android and iOS ard the least secure with no real solution.

Thats what Knox is. It is to compete in the same space as BB and for corporate security.

All the other OEMs will have something like it as well.

There is juice in the water and the sharks are swimming. Not really talking up Samsung, but as usually they are first to roll something out which will give them an advantage in the long run...

The guy reminds me of CEO Chow of HTC, out of ideas and clearly would run the company into the ground instead of releasing hold for new management with new ideas. But he didn't vow to leave the company if it didn't succeed like chow did, and didn't leave either, HTC is still falling/ hemorrhaging sadly.

Just wondering if you listen to the whole webcast or just this little sound bit? The webcast is about an hour long.

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I didn't listen to the entire webcast, but I'll give it a listen, when I get off of work.

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"Blackberry Experience"? what does that mean? an oddball messy buggy confusing non-intuitive clumsy strange gestures french canadian interface that the free market has unanimously rejected?

Honestly if you stopped being such a hater and actually used the OS, you would know just how good the multitasking is and just how smooth the OS is.

It isn't an OS meant for the masses by any stretch and despite loving android, I gotta admit that the new BB OS is pretty decent actually

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WebOS was a great OS too. The app selection was dreadful though and the harware was underwhelming. BB is in much the same boat. While the hardware is better than the Pre (hard not to be) it's uninspiring.

Having used BB OS, it's completely and totally uninspiring. BB has hung their hats on security for so long, they really don't seem to have bothered with putting in any distinctive functionality into it. once you get past the "OMG SO SECURE" (which is a complete illusion), BB10 doesn't stand out in any way.

This was not nicely said... this is a horrible misrepresentation of what the media has fed all of you. Sorry a lot of people use the phone and neither legacy or bb10 has been hacked. So give me a break about this "illusion" crap.

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No need to hack BB, India has wide open access to all your BB data. And you can bet that other governments have a "you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours" to get access to it as well.
So yes, that highly touted security feature is a complete and total illusion.

Brendilon youre retarded. Thank you go to sleep and dont wake up... I dont want the government to get in my business but I was speaking about the end users not a government...

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This is how you can tell when someone's argument has been defeated. Instead of replying to his argument with another point to support your own, you instantly changed your target and started attacking him.

You just wished death on someone, simply because you didn't agree with them, and vice-versa.

C'mon, man...

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Brendlion youre retarded. Thank you go to sleep and dont wake up... I dont want the government to get in my business but I was speaking about the end users not a government...

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Ok ive been a GS4 user for 2.5 months and im sorry my bb10 had a better more flowing OS... but I cant disagree the app gap killed it for most common users. I def will check out the next bb10 device.

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i feel bad you stuck with bb that long. there is no way I could go back to bb without the app ecosystem that google and apple have.

And that's the beautiful thing. The next release of Bb10 (which I am using right now) can run Android apps. Best of both worlds really. The experience of BlackBerry with the all ecosystem of Android.

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it runs side loaded android apps which do not receive updates because updates are only available from Google Play. And they don't run as smoothly either. Nor are they integrated with the OS so you don't get a seamless experience either. Nor can you load anything but freebie apps because you can't legally sideload paid ones so you're missing a ton of better quality apps that way too.

>>Implying that there's going to be a next BB10 device.

Also, Samsung's TouchWiz is arguably the most unintuitive, laggy "Android based" software out there, so I'm not surprised that you found it... "lacking" for lack of a better term.

maybe on the S4, though it is BS as well.

TW is the most feature rich skin out there. It is too big, but it is not laggy nor unintuitive.

it was laggy when it was released on the S4 with no other apps installed. Samsung addressed this, but if you run a lot of apps, you'll still get a lot of lag, more than you'll see on another skin.

While I agree with the initial release, I have a friend who uses it everyday and never complains about it. Tons of apps on it, zero lag.

Maybe it is time I borrow it again and see for myself.

One of my best friends has an S4 and he gets a lot of lag. I'm sure it depends on what Apps you install and use, but for what an S4 costs, any lag is unacceptable.

Wife uses the S4 extensively and if there was "lag", she would be shoving the power cord up my ass making me like it....but that's not the case.

That's because you're using a Galaxy S4 and TouchWiz is notorious for being a lag-fest.

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That's because you're using a Galaxy S4 and TouchWiz is notorious for being a lag-fest.

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It is a mess. Email is all over the place and typing on this sucks. Texts are meh and using "hangouts" for sms sucks. I like the physical phone but hate the TW skin. I cant change it cause VZW locks this thing down. Im not saying BB10 is perfect but the multitasking and Hub was beautiful and being able to sideload android apps worked. The problem I had was my screen crack and was rendered useless 2x so I came to the S4. I wanted a Z30 from BB hoping it had gorilla glass or equivalent but didnt so I opted out till the next phone.

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Wow you must not be able to read... I don't care what your opinion is nor should you care about mine. I will just say that I have used both for extended periods of time and sorry BB10 wins in my book every time. It was much simpler and I didn't have to look in 20 different places for 1 thing. For those to say its uninspiring have clearly not used the OS long enough if at all. I like how I get crapped on for using both products but those of you who speak up have no clue about the competitors product. So you all can continue bashing competition but when Windows Phone dies and BB10 dies and its only "crapple" and android, I won't say I told you so.

Anyone remember EA Sports and 2kSports? If so then you'll know what I speak of.

Wow. You must not understand sarcasm much. I haven't "bashed" any phone nor any OS, especially BB. But you have. I could careless what your preference is as long as YOU don't bash others. If you can dish it...be prepared to take it.

Read what? I've read every word on this thread and understand it too. If that scares you in some way...you're a moron.

Using both operating systems extensively doesn't give you the right to talk down to others that don't necessarily agree with your assessment of each.

As soon as someone says something you don't like, you attack that person's reading comprehension.

And, no one wished/wishes for BlackBerry to "die." If the company goes under, that's their own fault.

As for Windows Phone, Microsoft is actually listening to their customers and providing them products that are actually innovative and inexpensive, unlike BlackBerry.

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Don't share your opinions, if you're not prepared for others to share their own.

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It is a superior OS but many on here speak negatively with no hands on experience. BB10 is what WebOS should have evolved into.

Define superior. What's superior to you isn't what's superior to me. If BB10 works for you, that's great! But, to start the whole "superiority" talk, is crazy.

It's a great OS, for sure. But, I'd hardly call a 1.0 release of software superior. It's not even a year-old. And, calling it superior implies that it has no room for growth or improvement, which BB10 certainly still does have room for both.

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It's not a 4 billion dollar cash loss. It's write-downs of unsold inventory. Realistically, BlackBerry only lost 400 million in cash. But, the stock price rebounded, yesterday, due to the CEO spelling out a legitimate plan to get the company back on track.

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Am I on crackberry? lol. I miss my old blackberry 9700. it was a good phone that blackberry kept messing up with updates. Android on the other hand just keeps getting better.

I owned a Z10 for about a month earlier this year. I actually enjoyed the OS, but inconsistency and lack of apps was a turn-off for me. The active frames, hub access from anywhere, and the swipe up for home are actually very nice in practice. If BB could revamp the UI a little (fix ugly settings menu, bugs, occasional hiccups) I'd be tempted to buy one for a little backup.

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I owned a Z10 for about a month earlier this year. I actually enjoyed the OS, but inconsistency and lack of apps was a turn-off for me. The active frames, hub access from anywhere, and the swipe up for home are actually very nice in practice. If BB could revamp the UI a little (fix ugly settings menu, bugs, occasional hiccups) I'd be tempted to buy one for a little backup.

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If anyone outside of Amazon could be successful in selling a forked version of Android, it could be blackberry.

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"How do you feel about having to give away your, previously exclusive, messaging service"

(Which everyone has already ditched for whatsapp anyway, so....too little too late)

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I must admit that I got a new and unlocked white Z10 during Blackberry's cyber Monday deal for $199 Not a bad deal for a side phone to play with.

Going to play with this on T-Mobile's LTE (has wifi calling) and side-load some Android APKs to see how it works.

I'd buy a Q10 for cheap to go along with this nexus 5. The phone feels great. One thing android is missing is a good keyboard phone.

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U guys are all retarded you guys have probably never touched a blackberry 10 phone win tour life and your hating already

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Right... Just like some BlackBerry users blindly bash Android without ever having used it.

I guess, that makes them retarded, too, right?

There, we're even, lol.

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Yes you're right about that I also have an android as my back up phone the s111 and not gunna lie it's a really good phone but everyone bashes on blackberry so much because of the media but iPhone sucks

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Hey, it's all good, brother. I understand. I agree, no one should bash anything they haven't used.

Happy Holidays (whichever holiday you celebrate)!!!

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Actually using a Z10 now. It's my back up phone. The LG G2 I have is amazing but the smoothness of BB10 surpasses the UI of Samsung and most android devices. Apps though.....

I'm not sure how this experience would transition over to android. This keyboard is actually more accurate than Touchpal, swiftkey, or any other keypad that market has to offer. So I could see this being an awesome app on the play store along with some way to get swipe gesture in there. I think Crackberry die hards would love to see true android support. That may win some back. I use the z10 at work mainly because to be honest, it looks much classier than the other android phones. Aside from the HTC One.

These specs don't come close to my LG or the Note 3 I had before. Hell it doesn't even come close to the s4 I had. Plus the boot up time is abysmal on bb10 too.

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