BlackBerry Aspires to Be the Porsche of Smartphones

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Interesting quote of the day from BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who is quoted as implying that apps don’t matter, that BlackBerry could be the Porsche of smartphones. Does history teach people anything? Perhaps I’ve been dozing the past two years as BlackBerry market share has completely nose-dived – largely due to a lack of applications.

First there was the cringe worthy BlackBerry YouTube (which seems to have since been pulled) of BlackBerry’s Vice President Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development Alec Saunders begging developers to, well, develop apps for BlackBerry.  That strategy pretty much tanked badly.

Now let’s presume for a minute that smartphone owners don’t care about applications on smartphones and they largely want keyboards (a trend by the way completely disproved by all market statistics).

This trend would have to start as contracts ended, smartphone buyers would have to completely abandon their Android or iOS applications in favor of an operating system with scant native apps that has a keyboard and arguably better security.

Here’s a better video expressing my thoughts on that ever happening.

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Wayne Schulz
Wayne is a diehard Android user and consultant specializing in Sage 100 ERP Accounting Software. He lives in Glastonbury CT with his two children. When not helping them with their homework or pushing the latest school fundraiser off on his co-workers, he is active hiking and investigating all manner of technology.

2 Comments on "BlackBerry Aspires to Be the Porsche of Smartphones"

  1. I suspect the “apps don’t matter” comment in context would relate to the Apple app graveyard of useless games and tools. Non-productivity apps are not in BB’s ecosystem plan.

  2. Like a Porsche as in: you don’t know anyone who actually owns one. Lol