BlackBerry Live 2013 Keynote Live Blog!

By Kevin Michaluk on 14 May 2013 08:55 am EDT
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This is it! Tune into our Live Blog coverage of the BlackBerry Live 2013 Keynote right here. Comments will be automatically approved before and after the keynote, but will go into a moderation queue while the action heats up (only really good, on point comments will be published). Enjoy the show!

80 comments

bongbong11

All the best to Blackberry!

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Michelle Haag

Yusss!! Can't wait, I hope it's spectacular!

Maal628

Let's rock & roll this!

Chicago777Guy

Super Excited

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Chicago777Guy

Really wish I could attend and be there...Have a blast guys

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Asmooh

Jeeeeeej!

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Double_De

Let's goooooooooooo

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yueytan

!!!! Can't wait

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Aedak

I have the webcast up on my tv, 7 minutes after 9 and nothing yet.

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SlcCorrado

Trying to put up walls and watch this at the same time, haha. C'mon BlackBerry!

_Nundo

Same here, is this suppose to start soon?

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digitalman101

Today is my birthday... so expecting some BlackBerry awesome love :)

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cowboyxjon

I'm new to BlackBerry and really excited about this!

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Big V 1978

Hope it is news that everyone can be happy with !

skino07

Proud to be a BlackBerry user !!!!!

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Sirhill

Got my PlayBook watching the live stream.

marvini

Trying to launch the webcast on my z10 but error message states that the file type is unsupported.

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Craig Fillmore

I love Blackberry. It's exciting! Thorsten doesn't make it exciting though. I wish they'd get Alicia to do these keynote addresses. Or least someone a little hipper than this guy.

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rob320

You have to launch it from within the browser and not the c rack berry app

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BBSafi

I'd expect the announcement of a lower priced BB10 phone, the release date of Q10 in US, and the phablet roadmap. Anymore would be nice. Any less would be disappointing. BlackBerry FTW!

Marv'Z10

BB-Marcus

10.1 to Z10 roll out today :)

OfficiallySaud

I can wait for new Phablet and Tablet

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Kardinal_D

I'm loving what I'm hearing! 10.1 rollout, Q5, Great job Thor, BlackBerry

HUNTZODIAC

The Q5 looks sweet for the emerging markets

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Mr.C05

He just announced that they're concentrating on the Mobile Platform only. I'm not making any assumptions but does that sound like the Playbook has been put on the Back Burner for now? Does this mean that the Playbook is done for good? Or does this mean that the Playbook is going to get a total revamp? I'm hoping for the last. I would hate to see my tablet just get shelved to collect dust.

darkehawke

The PlayBook is a mobile platform isn't it?

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Mr.C05

Yes it is. But you can't help to wonder what he REALLY meant when he brought up the topic of tablets and mentioning that it didn't work out so well. I would love to see my Playbook get the OS10 update. Not only would my Z10 be the bomb, now my tablet would be the bomb also?? It would be business all day everyday for me.

Maywell

Sooo, what's the Q5 spec?? It must me lower than Q10 as the name suggest. But we need the spec...! :D

tgzgeorge

How many here owns a Bentley or planning to buy one soon?

superstavros

Common BlackBerry!

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pmich

Shit i missed this.. i was still recovering from the leafs loss.. DOH!

cowboyxjon

Ugh, on the bus right now and can't listen because I forgot my headphones! :)

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Blackberry_Fiend

Like the Bentley, but probably would have made an even better presentation if used with a Mercedes.....y'know BEFORE the MERCEDES guy came on stage.

Blackberry_Fiend

side note: Heins is a GIANT of a man.

drmike

Glad he's taking about what market they are actually in. Mobile only. Stick with what works and don't try to be something that you're not.

Smart move.

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advil_yum

10.1 on Rogers is live. GO!

Hidjk

Downloading now... thanks

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the brother

Thanks! I am on it!!!!!!!!

rob320

Ditto that for Koodo!

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lekaelxi

stream lagging anyone?

unknowngeek

Wish I could watch what's going on. My work doesn't block Crackberry, but the liveblogging element is being stopped by the firewall...

parapep10

10.1 available on Telus. Oh yeah

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drmike

A lot of honesty and frankness displayed by the CMO...They were all over the place and unfocused. BB10 and becoming BLACKBERRY changed that. Very refreshing to hear.

Blackberry_Fiend

HMMMMM....Ms. Keys if you please.

drmike

I still dont see the need for her....maybe shell post something again from her iPhone. :)

BBBoldismyDRUGofChoice

without sounding sexist, although woman are a key demo, women prefer the glitz and glam they are iphoners because thats what the tv tells them to buy.

Andrew4life

Somebody screwed up. No sound in this promo video

MC_A_DOT

"BBM is the best. No doubt. Everything else sucks." LOL

Kevin you kill me haha

bambinoitaliano

nice! updating my Z10 now....Virgin mobile Toronto

advil_yum

what's with that dude's hair in the BBM Channels video? :/

Oscar_E

BBM channels, now we're talking, opening BBM crossplatform my a5S !!!

mobilesync

HUge, BBM for all devices. RIM is not sitting well. Long

sklotz2000

Will BBM video work cross platform as well??

Saied Bach

HOLY SHIT, mind blowing bbm cross platforms and bbm channels!!!!!

mobilesync

BBMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Heins is a genius.

Never been sooooooo excited since I firsted used bb when 950 invented, and worked from rim, and then consulted for bb customerssa ,,usere. , please execute my typing, so exited, cannot contorl

Oscar_E

Holy Sh1t BBM going cross platform !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

archpopoy

BBM going cross-platform made us all forget about Instagram potentially never coming to BB10...

Oscar_E

Who cares about isntagram right now lol !!

advil_yum

Was the word "PlayBook" uttered even once?
slight disappointment, but I don't think the hardware will run BB10 as smoothly as they would like. I'm not sure we'll ever see it...

aloomis76

Skype who?? Cross platform BBM will rule the world!!

aloomis76

Its almost like BB was just throwing skype a bone at the beginning of the presentation, only to rip it out of their mouths and throw the world a steak ;)

dosto

I like BBM Channels and cross-platform innovations. Nice going Thor!

HUNTZODIAC

Wow BBM going cross platform and BBM Channels smh in shock and excited #TeamBlackBerry

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tuxedo323

Breakout? What time est will it resume? Trying to save data here :)

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steinergstaad

Do they remember that there are still people out there owning a PlayBook??? Unfortunately no word on this... :-(
I want/need OS10 on my PB!!!

LeMonte911

I think cross-platform BBM is a bad idea... BBM is the one thing that was keeping BlackBerry alive... to lose that exclusivity even if the other versions are a bit watered down is going to usher in a loss of customers who can now get the pretty Android or iOS device they may have been secretly lusting after and still keep BBM... I know a lot of people that passed up a galaxy S or iPhone to stick with BlackBerry because of BBM.... We'll see how this one goes...

Rasec8me

Anything about playbook?

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BBSafi

Great product - Innovative and Exciting!

With that said, marketing, advertising, PR, presentation, etc. are as bad as they come.

Hopefully we can dig out of this hole via "word of mouth ".

BlackBerry FTW!

Marv'Z10

SparrowhawkMMU

10.1 already out for O2 UK. Seems like they learnt their lesson and have decided to keep up with Vodafone this time around. Itching to get home to download it :)

Q5 - Nice!
Cross platform BBM - Nice! If it comes to the UK I might get one for each daughter (assuming price is right)
No BB10 for PlayBook though - sniff (but hey, BB10 on Z10 is awesomeness itself, so I can live with that)

MyNamesTheDoctor

They should do it right and support BBM on Windows Phone from day one. Of all companies, BlackBerry should know very well that there are more than two platforms (iOS / Android) and they should show WP users the respect that BB users would like to receive in situations where a developer only releases for iOS / Android and passes over the smaller platforms like BlackBerry and Windows Phone.

gdg521

Aristo new name....Z15????

ghostzapper

I watched as much of the keynote I could before I left for work. It was terribly dull, boring and uninspiring.