BlackBerry is trying to destroy the best thing it ever made. Not the line of hardware keyboard phones, or the less-relevant-than-ever BBM service. I'm talking about the music video. That mind-blowingly earnest and inexplicable REO Speedwagon cover about BlackBerry 10. It's gone now. What the heck, BlackBerry?
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BlackBerry 10 is here at last, so, of course, there's another BlackBerry-tastic music video from VP of Developer Relations Alec Saunders. Now that BlackBerry's actually delivered on those promises from the first song, you can't fault 'em for wanting to take a victory lap, even if it's really hard to watch.
Earlier this week it was reported that video streaming service Netflix has no plans to develop a BlackBerry 10 app. While that specific nugget of news wasn't surprising, we began to wonder what other popular apps may or may not be coming to BB10.
Hey, Alicia Keys. I totally love that new Drake single you're quoting, too. But you're BlackBerry's official Creative Director and Spokesmom and that's an iPhone you're tweeting from.
Today BlackBerry demoed what it's calling BlackBerry Balance, a clever way of separating one's personal and work lives in one device. You don't see it as much these days but carrying two phones — one for business, one for pleasure — was commonplace not too long ago. I remember having a BlackBerry 6200 alongside my HipTop/Sidekick 2; and I'm sure a lot of you remember those days as well.
It's been sad over the last few years watching BlackBerry circle the drain. After over a decade in the limelight, countless smash hits and global recognition, BlackBerry was never meant to go out with a whimper. It was meant to depart this world in a blaze of glory in 10 years or so, rather than sell itself out to Flavor Flav-levels while trying to desperately cling onto its long-forgotten fame.
This morning I went to what's known as "the BlackBerry Experience". Basically, it's a normal press conference in New York City, only this one was filled with BlackBerry addicts from way back who had gone so long without a decent fix of physical keyboard that they would have sold their mothers for just a look at a BlackBerry 10 handset. Mothers remain unsold, however, as the new BlackBerry Q10 hit the stage to whooping and cheering. We went hands on to see if it's all that (hint: it is).