This week I’ve had a fantastic opportunity to connect with a large number of BBM Channel users, thanks to a feature in BBM’s Discover Channels Page. Many of those I’ve talked to are using iOS and Android devices, but a lot of those people have told me that they would love to go back to a Blackberry device or try a Blackberry device for the first time….if only. “If only what?” I asked. Here are the answers they provided: If only…
- Blackberry offered all the apps I want, like Instagram, Snapchat, Pop the Lock, Messenger, Circle of 6, Periscope, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Birds 2, Tile, VSCO and many, many more.
- Blackberry were sold by my carrier.
- Blackberry had a virtual keyboard device that also met the standards listed above
- Blackberry had a physical keyboard device that met the standards listed above.
- Blackberry offered Qi in their devices
These are the main wish list items that I have been hearing about this week. As an avid BlackBerry user and supporter, I read this list and I think ONE SIMPLE WORD…..”Venice”.
See many users of iOS and Android devices have no idea, that BB10 even exists. They think of BlackBerry as the Bold, the Storm, the Curve, the Torch. They think THAT is where BlackBerry still is with technology. They have NO IDEA, not even a clue, how far BlackBerry has come. They don’t know that all most of the apps listed above are easily and readily available for current BB10 devices, they know nothing of the partnership between AmazonAppStore and BlackBerry or our ability to use Google Play Store with a simple download. Simply put, they are just not educated about BlackBerry anymore. BUT….that’s not their fault! It is up to us BlackBerry brand enthusiasts to lead them to the information they need to make the decision to pick up a BlackBerry and see what all the hype is about.
Currently, the hype I am speaking about in this post is this….the soon to be launched BlackBerry Venice*
Recently, some of my friends over at Crackberry, BerryFlow and BlackBerryCentral have blogged some of the latest information about this highly desired and long awaited new device. I recommend you check out the following three articles to really educate yourself about the device.
The Blackberry Slider is Bad Ass James Neives at BerryFlow talks about the upcoming BlackBerry Slider and the rumored specs
Hands On Video of BlackBerry Venice Bla1ze at Crackberry posted a great video yesterday detailing the styling and design of the actual device.
BlackBerry Slider…Venice or Avenger? Dylan Habkirk of BlackBerryCentral talks about the possible names that this new BlackBerry Slider device may be dubbed.
While the specs, name, and design features have not yet been confirmed, I, and many other avid BlackBerry users feel very confident that this device is truly unique and will likely be the first mobile device on the market to TRULY combine all of the features that one could wish for in a device. Users will have the ultimate security and versatility of BlackBerry combined with the ability to utilize any app that Google Play Store and Google Play Services offer, loading them as seamlessly as you would on any Android device. You’ll have the choice to use a amoled display virtual keyboard, or the slide out physical keyboard. And although it has also not been confirmed, rumors point to this device being available at all of the major carriers. So, one would likely be able to get it with their upgrade if they have a contracted plan.
If rumors prove to be true, this device has the potential to be a DREAM DEVICE for many people, from all walks of life, on a global scale. Speaking of rumors, the device is rumored to be launched in November 2015.
Do yourself a favor and just check it out…what are you to lose from doing that? Absolutely nothing. What can you gain? EVERYTHING!