Poll: Would you buy an Android-based BlackBerry phone?

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Rumours and news have been flying all over that Blackberry is seriously considering making an Android device. The phone in question will be running Android OS but will probably be skinned with a kind of BlackBerry UI, just like we have Touchwiz for Samung, Sense UI for HTC, and the rest. Further specs of the said device leaked with a release date set around November 2015.

The upcoming BlackBerry was also said to be a 5.4 inch slider with keyboard which isn’t an entirely bad form factor. Not surprisingly, Blackberry CEO, John Chen affirmed the rumours, I quote him:

“We only build secure phones, and BlackBerry is the most secure phone. So, if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that.”

This goes to tell us these rumours may actually be true. Manufacturing these phones is one thing. Being a sell out is another. So we choose to ask our readers. Take out time and participate in the poll, let’s see how it goes.

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  1. No, I wouldn’t touch a slider phone with a long stylus. And it’s not because it’s a blackberry.

    The two sliders I have had the misfortune of owning didn’t last a year, both. A Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro and the rubbish Nokia E7, both sliders with combo touchscreen and qwerty keyboard.

    Like a Mazda Millennia advert that states that its structural integrity is better that the competitors’ (body pamels stamped from single metal sheets rather than welded from tiny pieces), a slider phone is inherently a weak phone… susceptible to fsolure.

    I won’t ever use a QWERTY phone again for reasons we have over-discussed.

    If Blackberry would make really good phones at competitive prices, run Android properly (not emulated) and forget the archaic thinking about physical QWERTY, then maybe, just maybe one day one could give them a trial..

    But, knowing Blackberry, I wouldn’t hold my breath on Blackberry pricing reasonably…

  2. Nope, I lost interest when I heard it was a fully Android device. I get along quite fine with BB10 and sideloading Android apps, I don’t think a BlackBerry with full Android would do much for me, apart from allowing me to use already existing apps on it.

    Even then, having used BB10 and WP8.1 for most of the past year, I realise most of those Android apps I no longer need, are redundant and I can actually get better versions on other operating systems. So no, BlackBerry with an Android operating system holds no fascination for me.

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