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BB Venice: Looks like a BB, acts like an Android Opinions?
Snn5
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Re: BB Venice: Looks like a BB, acts like an Android Opinions?
47seijar
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They floated the question on CrackBerry; "Would you buy an Android-powered BlackBerry?" Something like 70% said no.

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Re: BB Venice:  Looks like a BB, acts like an Android  Opinions?
Snn5
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I won't say I wouldn't.  I mean, BB hardware with Android flexibility?  Maybe.

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Re: BB Venice: Looks like a BB, acts like an Android Opinions?
leewclark
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I think people that are loyal to BlackBerry is because of its operating system and security.  However, if this a foreshadowing of what is to come for Blackberry, then the question becomes does BlackBerry think its fans are loyal enough to by an android from them..  I might....

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Re: BB Venice:  Looks like a BB, acts like an Android  Opinions?
Snn5
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Outside the security needs of government agencies and corporations and businesses that need the same, BB might need to do something different to stay viable for the private sector.

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Re: BB Venice: Looks like a BB, acts like an Android Opinions?
47seijar
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If I wanted Android I'd buy an Android phone. I buy BlackBerry for the BlackBerry OS. And the spiffing physical keyboard. Smiley Happy

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Re: BB Venice:  Looks like a BB, acts like an Android  Opinions?
Snn5
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Well, with Microsoft now no longer developing phones, it's just the alien the apple and the other fruit.  Maybe BB can take back that 3% MS leaves behind.

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Re: BB Venice:  Looks like a BB, acts like an Android  Opinions?
47seijar
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I would love to see BlackBerry reclaim Microsoft's abandoned market share and get back the title of "Third Ecosystem." There are still a few of us that use the core apps and not much more so the huge advantage Apple and Android enjoy with about a gazillion apps each doesn't mean much.  But then folks like me are not the typical consumer, and there are not enough of us to support BlackBerry. So while I will not personally replace my BB10 device with one powered by Android, I wholeheartedly support BlackBerry doing anything/everything to re-energize the brand.

Re: BB Venice:  Looks like a BB, acts like an Android  Opinions?
Snn5
Sr. Leader

I fully agree with "way too many apps."  It's nice to have options and alternatives, but having 53 options for a simple flashlight app, which is a stock widget nowadays, is crazy.  I also wish Google Play Store would find a better way to filter results rather than with or about "newest version and helpful/newest review."  Filtering by "last updated version" would spurn devs to keep up to date to stay at the top of the list.  The first flashlight app ever made might have the most downloads and reviews, but might not be the best choice for the present.

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Re: BB Venice: Looks like a BB, acts like an Android Opinions?
Snn5
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$700 seems a bit steep for a company trying to get back in the game. (BB Priv)

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