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BlackBerry Sells 200,000 Passport Smartphones

BlackBerry's Passport sales show there's still a place for smartphones with keyboards, but they also show the company's modest ambitions.

BlackBerry's new Passport smartphone.
BlackBerry's new Passport smartphone.

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shakeeb
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9/30/2014 | 11:21:11 PM
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@shamika – yes the current market competition is very high, for blackberry to enter they would have to cut down their prices and bring in new features. 
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9/30/2014 | 11:19:38 PM
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@PedroGonzales – Yes Blackberry lost its status by being stagnated. They thought that all business would seek them for their enterprise email support. They were blind when competition was building up. 
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9/30/2014 | 11:18:15 PM
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@Michael – For blackberry to get more users they would need to have almost every service / feature that Android and Apple offers.  Its then customers would willingly move to Blackberry.
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9/30/2014 | 11:16:48 PM
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@Michael – I am just curious to find out what new would they have on OS 12. Most of their mistakes were corrected on OS 10. 
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9/30/2014 | 11:15:14 PM
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@Thomas – Does that mean blackberry is picking up its market again?
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9/30/2014 | 11:12:53 PM
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@Bob- I don't think Blackberry will be releasing an operating system very soon as they already did release OS 10 few months back. 
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9/29/2014 | 4:57:19 PM
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 " Is there really still a place for them in the market? "

 

@glenbren    I think so.   The have a large loyal user base and a reputation for some of the best security out there,  so I see them continuing to service this niche and if they can hang around long enough, they might become en vogue again and even regain some market share.  

 

I would not be surprised at all if this were to happen for BB.

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9/29/2014 | 11:21:26 AM
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You have to give Blackberry credit. They keep perservering, against all odds it seems. Why do you think they're still coming out with new phones? Is there really still a place for them in the market?
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9/28/2014 | 1:59:52 AM
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@PaulS681   I agree.  I think this has been BB's strategy for quite some time.   If they can hang around long enough, which it looks like they can - BB may even see a small resurgence in users, but regardless they have enough to keep the product going and their users seem to be fine with it.

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9/27/2014 | 4:23:01 PM
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@shamika... I agree with you that they can't compete with the current smartphone market. But I don't think they have to. If they just cater to their users and adding some as they go they can stay relevant.

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