This is going to be a long, boring, possibly unbearable, year for BlackBerry OS fans. BlackBerry CEO’s statement that all the devices the company will release this year will run Android OS must be a very bitter pill to swallow. The BlackBerry faithful can’t be excited in any way. Perhaps some of them even feel a little betrayed.
The question is, when you get bored with carrying around your BlackBerry OS smartphone from 2014 or 2015 and want something new and fresh, what will be your move?
Will you wait out the year and hope that 2017 brings a new BlackBerry OS gadget your way? Or will you explore alternatives – perhaps an Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone? Or will you find love in stranger places – in a smartphone powered by Windows 10 or iOS? What are your best bets? Share your heart with us. Feel free to vent, romanticise or even get creative. Talk to us, oh BlackBerry faithfuls.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.