BlackBerry announced very disappointing results today, including a loss of almost $1 billion on sales of $1.6 billion in the most recent quarter. Most of the bleeding appears to have come from poor sales of the new Z10 smartphone.
Here’s a thought: could BB have done better by focusing on its QWERTY Q10 device first, instead of trying to play touch-screen catchup with the rest of the industry? With all of the nearly-identical black rectangles in the market, the physical keyboard was BlackBerry’s best differentiator, and perhaps one they should have done more to promote.
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The new iPhone 5c is certainly colorful, but it’s far from low cost, or even “lower cost“. Sure, it’s $99 with a contract, but the full, unsubsidized, price of the device is a far-from-cheap $549 (and even more expensive in China).
Here’s a truly low cost smartphone: (unsubsidized price $149.99)