Happy 2014!

Happy 2014!
By Kevin Michaluk on 1 Jan 2014 03:47 am EST
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Happy New Year, CrackBerry Nation!! I hope 2014 is a good one and brings each and every one of you reading this everything you could possibly want for and more. For CrackBerry, I want 2014 to be a year where we get our community back to its cracky roots. And for our beloved BlackBerry, I hope it proves to be a fruitful year for the company that makes the phones we love most (see what I did there?! Still have it in 2014!! w00t!).

2013 really was a batshit crazy year for BlackBerry. I have no other way to put it. Lots of highs, lows and dumb things in between. Lots of change too. The first half of the year the focus was on the launch of BlackBerry 10 and the rollout of new phones like the Z10, Q10, Q5 and later the Z30. From a CrackBerry standpoint, it was pure bliss. We *finally* had the BlackBerry 10 phones in our hands that we had been waiting for sooo long.

Momentum changed during the summer though, when BlackBerry announced they were looking for strategic alternatives for the company. It was a clear indicator that despite BlackBerry (and CrackBerry's) best efforts, 2013 would not pan out to be the turnaround year it was supposed to be. Heading into the end of 2013, things we're still slipping and ultimately more changes were required, including BIG change at the BlackBerry management level on the back of a billion dollar investment into BlackBerry by Fairfax Financial. With just a couple months left in 2013, it was out with Thorsten Heins and in with Captain John Chen to take the helm and steer the S.S. BlackBerry back on course. 

Now we are on to 2014. It's going to be a very different year compared to 2013. There's no single BIG launch that promises to (quickly) turn things around; rather, it's going to be a year where BlackBerry refocuses on building out each of its core businesses: enterprise, messaging, devices and QNX. It's a sober strategy, but it makes sense and so far it appears like everybody (Wall Street included) is responding well to the moves. This might not sound too exciting compared to what the big bang launch of BB10 promised, but I think 2014 will still prove to yield some surprises and excitement for us BlackBerry fans. And if not, at least it will still be an entertaining year on CrackBerry... I bet Adam I could top 2013.

Onward and upward, let's get it done. Keep the faith CrackBerry Nation and here's to a stellar 2014!

 

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Happy 2014!

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Oh yeah, good ol 2020, the year where BlackBerry took over Apple and Android. That was a fun year. Felt bad though, just a tiny bit.. They got what they deserved though ;)

- Developer of 'Web Design Cheat Sheet' for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

Happy 2014 from Alberta!
Going to be an exciting year in the BlackBerry universe. :)

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year To The Masters Behind CB As Well As To The MANY CBers!!! Take Care, Keep Safe And May god bless you ALL!! :):)

Posted From MY #SwagBerry ALL BLACK BlackBerry Z10! #TeamBlackBerry #BlackBerryGang #BlackBerryFaithful #BlackBerryLoyalty #BB10Swag #Z10

Wishing you and your families all crackberry nation people a very happy, prosperous, healthy and safe 2014!

Posted via CB10

The sound before and after the launch was no fun for BlackBerry and there users while looking at 10.2.1 with APK support, stock going up and new CEO will lead to a new future we will see.

I have maybe not the best selling brand, but What I have is the best OS and a damn good phone. My little beast Z thirty.

Posted via CB10

May 2014 be the year BlackBerry takes updates away from carriers.
May 2014 be the year BlackBerry takes device sales away from carriers--at least in the USA.
May 2014 be the year BlackBerry realizes if they want a friend in the USA, get a dog.

Happy New year from California! Wishing everyone the best of success in 2014!

Posted via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA  ‎BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Happy 2014 & good health to you all
Ok where's I gram I want this App & the ability to delete emails of mail box ...

Rob32

Happy New Year from Delta, BC - my very best wishes to all at Crackberry for an awesome 2014!

Happy New Year to y'all from Austin, Texas! Hope 2014 will be far better than 2013 for y'all and of course, BlackBerry! I freaking mean it! :-)
Posted via CB10

Happy New Year to all the staff at Crack Berry, and to all the CB'ers out there, too!! Hope 2014's less of a rollercoaster than 2013!!

As long as there's a BlackBerry to be faithful to, I sure won't be going anywhere (sorry to disappoint whom it concerns). TeamBlackBerry2014!

Posted from BitPusher's Q10

Happy 2014 CB nation!

• • • • •
“It’s been easy for competitors to promote negative stories about BlackBerry, focusing on the business of the past. But I’m not focused on who BlackBerry used to be — I’m focused on what BlackBerry will be today and in the future.” John Chen, December 2013

Happy new year to all at Crackberry and to all the Blackberry users and fans.

Hope 2014 is Blackberry year :)

Posted via CB10

Any New Year's Resolutions?

Lots of worthwhile things to shoot for:

Buy a Z30, wait for Q10's younger brother, pray for the PlayBook v2, help new BB folk on the forums, get at least one person on BB10, etc...

Haven't made up my mind yet. Enjoying a summer day's end in Tropical North Queensland typing away on my Z10....

What are your resolutions for 2014?

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Kevin, let help you in my home town, Las Vegas. I can show you west coast stats that would stagger you. Happy BlackBerry New Year!

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year from BlackBerry-FR.com (France)
New Year, New Direction for BlackBerry...

Let's show our support. ! We're a BIG communauté ALL OVER THE WORLD !!!!!!

Happy New Years from Oakland and the Bay Area. Hope BlackBerry takes everything away from the carriers in the USA. Take sales away and have a better price range in 2014!

I hope everybody who owns stock gets back their money!

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year to CrackBerry Nation! May 2014 be the best year ever for family, health, prosperity, and friendships.

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year everyone here! Cheers and greets from Switzerland in the north aka Sweden with the alps... ;)

Ferrari ZetaDieci 10.2.1.1925

Happy New Year & a "Fantabulous" one to all. :) 2014 should be a great one for BlackBerry if CrackBerry Kevin is sporting a Z30 in his first official picture of the year.

Of course it was bad yh, you lot didn't even cover Kanye West rocking his q10 when he was doing interview runs about his album, tour and business endeavours.

Imo our creative director Should've been Justin Bieber instead of Alicia Keys, what a waste of money, I know that the decision was made due to budget.

Q10 should of came out before the z10 the last can go on

Posted via CB10

May 2014 growth, success and Prosperity to every body here in the Crackberry forums and let's all support Blackberry in the hopes that It will find its footing and really come into its own!

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year!!! Wishing all the best in the upcoming year.

PS...I want a ticket on that S.S.BlackBerry time for me to take a cruise.

Posted via CB10

Batshit crazy IS the only way to describe 2013. Looking forward to see what happens in the world of Blackberry moving into 2014. I don't expect any earth-shattering events, but it will be nice to get to the point where everybody and their mother shuts up with ... "is Blackberry going out of business?". I'm in it for the long haul no matter ...
Happy 2014 everybody

Happy New Year, CrackBerry Nation. Here's to an exciting, funfilled, and successful 2014. Best wishes for BlackBerry to turn things around this year.

I'm going to begin my mobile new year with an upgrade from the Z10 to the Z30.

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year! I saw 3 people switch Back to BlackBerry just last week. Wishing BlackBerry more & more of this for 2014!

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year 2014 CrackBerry! Wishes you all the best of 2014 and many years to come! Yes, BlackBerry can over take Android and IOS if it can comes up with revolutionize devices one size fits all that everyone got to have it plus the right marketing scheme. People just carry one device and that device can do all things to improve their lives.

I just hope BlackBerry doesn't panic and bring out substandard devices that nobody wants.

Design for the future not the pa.

BlackBerry has to prepare for the future before anyone else.

Posted via CB10

Happy new year from Washington DC! May blackberry have a wonderful year, may all of us crackberryians prosper and achieve our dreams!
And As alwaYs-blackberry by choice,blackberry for life!

Posted via CB10

2013 wasn't so bad. We got the Z30, which, while not marketed much, is one heck if a device and If you check YouTube, the few comparisons people have done with it, the Z30 is kicking some serious but against the other flagships in build quality, usability and sound quality. I think we have a winner here. Just to push it in 2014.

Posted via CB10

I totally agree with Kevin.. 2013 was a roller coaster ride for BlackBerry and for the shareholders. I am sure they will rock in this year and following years. I'm too eager to see new models from BlackBerry, specially on the lines of Z10.. i personally don't like phones > 4.2 inch screen

Long live BlackBerry and Happy New Year to all my friends!!

Posted via CB 10 on BlackBerry Z10

Wish this year an excellent and fruitful for CB and BlackBerry. Hope everyone touch these nice phones.

Posted via CB10

2015 is the year of BlackBerry especially since Research In Motion was conceived 1985.

A Z30 anniversary edition with an LCD screen with a Z10 Screen quality. Designed by Porsche.

Posted via CB10

Happy 2014 from Toronto :). Blackberry we love you and will always stand by you :). Blackberry z30 best phone in the market and with 10.2.1 I can play dead trigger 2 flawlessly :)

Posted via my awesome 5 inch BlackBerry Z30 :)

Happy 2014 all! I wish you all a good health and a year full of opportunities and success!

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

Really pulling for BlackBerry and I like Mr Chen but it's a long depressing road ahead.

Loving my Z10 and eagerly awaiting 10.2.1.

Posted via CB10

2014 will be a year of sure slow progress. The Z30 is a great device. I look forward to OS enhancements, productive apps, and great news from CB!

Posted via CB10

A very massive happy new year to all of my Crackberry family, hope you all have a very prosperous and rewarding new year and BlackBerry rises to the top where it belongs and stays there.

Posted via CB10

I loved and anticipated Blackberry's comeback just as much as the next guy. The new OS, the Better Devices, the promise of an expanded app market, I was hopeful and sold my Iphone immediately and got a Q10.

Had it for 6 months and moving to an Iphone 5S (had a 4 before), selling this on Ebay. I've given up on Blackberry and see no possible way for a REAL comeback. Blackberry is DEAD whether we like to admit it or not, it's taken me years. 2014 will be no different no matter who is running the company. Blackberry has let itself become a laughable, dirty curse word among smartphone users. There's no recovery!

Posted via CB10

Why not have two smartphones? Best of both worlds...

Unless of course you needed the money to buy the next phone.

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

Happy New Year from the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
From the land of the apple but I prefer BlackBerry's ;)

Lovin' all the love being shared around the world. Wishing you all the best for 2014 and beyond from North Bay, Ontario, Canada at a beautifully sunny and crisp -26 degrees Celsius.

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year to all in CB Nation and BlackBerry!

May we look back this time next year marvelling at all the things we and BlackBerry have achieved, and 2014 goes down in history as the big comeback year for BlackBerry.

While BlackBerry fortifies their business on the enterprise side, we CB'ers can help on the consumer side with what we do best, by words of mouth and through the power of social networks, to spread the wonders of BB10 especially once 10.2.1 is formally out.

Happy New Year to all of CrackBerry nation! I'm looking forward to the continued slow but positive change coming for BlackBerry. Waiting to see how exactly our new Blackberry chief is going to tackle all of this negative stigma from all of these carriers. Every moment they get to slam the Zees they do and that really stinks. The amount of times I walk into one of these carrier locations pretending to be dumb about cellphones, hearing the continued bashing of the salespeople of which most is a result of their ignorance of the device is so ludicrous. I no longer feel good about walking into any one of these carrier locations. I do hope part of his strategy is to tackle this major carrier issue regarding the sales of these fantastic mobile devices.

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year from Seattle. We will win the Superbowl, I'll get a Z30(come on T-Mo) and a XBOX One, and  stock will continue to rise. We will rightfully take our seat @ the head of the table again. After all, they're SMART- phones, and iphones, androids are faaaar from that.

Vienna's original  BlackBerry Abuser.

Strange but true, I have more confidence in BlackBerry going into 2014 than 2013. All The Best Everyone!

Posted via CB10

Happy New Year, all.

Kevin, I suspect that you are wrong and 2013 WAS the turnaround year for BlackBerry. Specifically that the events of 2013 marked a change in the direction for BlackBerry.

The plans initiated by the TH management team (BES10 / BB10, Foxconn, and others) are being brought to fruition by JC's team.

I agree with you that everyone seems to be impressed by the vigour brought to BlackBerry by the changes. Here's to continual improvement throughout the year, cheers.

Posted via CB10

Greetings and Salutations, and an Excellent new year to all the BlackBerry fanatics out there...rocking 2014 with my Z30 in hand woo-hoo...Regina, SK and Sasktel mobility LTE...GO RIDERS... :-)

Posted via CB10

I believe great work must be done in 2014 to promote Z30. This devise does not benefit from the same promotion as Z10 and Q10. Z30 with little more applications will attract users. All the best

Posted via CB10

finally Kevin you're rocking the mighty Z30!

HAPPY NEW YEAR CrackBerrians! Let's #keepmoving and rock the world with BB10!!

Happy New Year Kevin, and thank you for keeping this vibrant and amazing community alive and well during all the 'happenings'! -- Andy

I hope for a very prosperous year for BlackBerry, CrackBerry and all the fans around the world! Happy New Year!

Posted via CB10