Sites like Motley Fool and Phone Arena seem to be hoping for the end of BlackBerry. The only question we have, is which BlackBerry will be your next?
It’s getting close to earning’s call time. How can we tell? Because we’re starting to hear that BlackBerry is dead again. Well, at least the device business. Just this week, we saw a post on the aptly named Motley Fool questioning if BlackBerry would announce their exit of the device business this month. Then today we saw Phone Arena source this post, and state it as a fact.
Oh well, we’re used to that by now.
These sites seem to want to see the end of BlackBerry phones. Meanwhile, there are several BlackBerry phones available to us now, with more on the way. Think about that for a moment. There are two phones that are making news headlines right now. The iPhone, which is basically a large, small, and various colors of the same phone. Likewise, Samsung has large, small, curved, and explosive versions of the same slab. BlackBerry, the software company that also brings user’s phones, have a much more complete offering.
We have the always amazing BlackBerry Passport. The large square screen allowing us to work wide, with the groundbreaking capacitive keyboard. Available in both the original version, and the oh so sexy Silver Edition!
We have the BlackBerry Leap, an affordable full touch device bringing the amazing BB10 experience in a fleet device.
We can still pick up the Classic, which brings everything we loved about the BlackBerry’s of old to modern times. The quintessential Bold style keyboard, and the beloved tool belt, rocking the BB10 OS.
We have the Priv by BlackBerry that brought the best of BlackBerry to Android. A slider form factor which offers a full touch experience, and combines it with the classic BlackBerry physical keyboard, but with the capacitive tech of the Passport.
We have the DTEK50! An answer to those that didn’t want to pay the price of the Priv, but still wanted the experience and security which only BlackBerry can bring.
What do we have to look forward to? How about the (probably named) DTEK60 which ups the ante of the DTEK50. Improved specs, a little larger, and even providing an answer for all those that keep asking for a fingerprint sensor. And after the DTEK60? How about bringing the BlackBerry physical keyboarded candy bar form factor to Android? I can’t wait.
BlackBerry offers something that other manufacturers do not. Choice. And not simply a choice of larger, smaller, or different colors. We have a real choice. What form factor would you like? What OS would you like? What do you choose?
And there’s the question. What’s your next Blackberry?
Make your choice in the survey below, and let us know the reasons why in the comments.