#IchooseBlackBerry10 - Be part of the movement today!

By Kevin Michaluk on 10 Sep 2013 12:58 am
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If you've been in a funk lately due to uncertainty surrounding the future of BlackBerry THE COMPANY... it's time to snap out of it and focus on the now as we've got some serious BlackBerry 10 love to spread throughout the land. 

Following in the footsteps of the #BlackBerryByChoice and #BB10Believe twitter campaigns of the past year, members of the CrackBerry community took to the twitters with a new hash tag this weekend in #IchooseBlackBerry10.

Watching the tweets roll in and seeing the passion of BlackBerry users out there rallying behind the new hash tag, I know it's helped snap me out of my funk. It's not blind fanboyism driving this. It's BlackBerry users being champions for the product they love as it's best for their needs. It's not about hiding from the business challenges and work to be done by the company, but focusing on the product available now and the awesome work that has been done.

#IchooseBlackBerry 10 because the Hub is the shiz and the CrackBerry community is the BEST!

I know I've been in a bit of a funk lately as I wrap my head around the BBRY business side of things, but the passion for BlackBerry shown by guys like Kris Simundson and James Nieves and tons of other BlackBerry owners out there in recent days has reminded me of what got CrackBerry launched in the first place. It was pure love for the product. Heck, I owned a BlackBerry for two years before I even found out it was made (at that time) by a company named Research In Motion.

The mission on this one is simple. Take to twitter. Take to instagram. Take to facebook. Take to youtube. Take to whatever social site you frequent and start using the #IchooseBlackBerry10 hash tag on your posts. We're not making this into a contest (it's a movement!), but we will be watching contributions and recognizing the ones that stir us the most.

The Memes are Starting to Roll in too.... keep em coming! And let's see some new fan videos too!!

I Choose BlackBerry 10

It only takes a thousand people to start a big movement, and there's many times more of us here than that. So go forth my friends and spread the hash! :)

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
157 comments

BBRRYISBAC

BlackBerry 10 is a Beast!who why people

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Rayed Siddiqui

+10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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Rayed Siddiqui

Sorry about that but I just agree that much with the comment

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ESCON

You crash my ipad with your 000000000

bradu1

Worked on my Z10. :)

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jwhitley80

Nice lol

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gmuney

#bb4life

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tw1g_007

Yes. Support me and my channel (in sig). Do it for BlackBerry because I choose BlackBerry.

via CB10 (BB Z10 : BLK : OS 10.1) [ Channel @ C0012477B for BB News, MMA & Tech Updates ]

the_igg

Man you keep plugging your channel every time. I'm fine with it but some other folks might start getting a lil' annoyed

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Johnny Crack

Q10 for life.. until the Q11 comes out!

Q10

BBPandy

#IchooseBlackBerry10

lawliet4401728

BlackBerry 10 is such a great os, but sadly the management (hi cmo) is poorer

Whatever happens, I hope this os is in good hands

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bradu1

Dang, I was hoping for a shirt. :-p

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Kevin Michaluk

T-Shirts will come. Rome wasn't built in a day ya know... I hear it took a week :p

bradu1

...b-b-but, Canadians are quicker than Romans right?

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qwerty4ever

You've been misinformed. Canadians are lazy and too busy drinking beer to build anything other than a pile of beer cans and bottles. On the other hand, the beaver, long a symbol of Canada, is an industrious critter capable of building a lodge in a matter of hours in the worst case a couple days.

Kiddo2050

What's wrong with a pile of beer cans?

sklotz2000

S-W-E-E-T!!!

#IChooseBlackBerry10

tmommy

I'd be in for stickers. But a shirt would be sweet, too.

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pili4

I would rock a shirt!

On my sweet Z10 with CB10 | Member of BerryLeaks | @PilarDanielle | STL100-4 10.2.0.1xxx

yusofat

I hope BBRY weathers this storm. I couldn't imagine using a different platform! I'll probably protest and go back to having a pager. Do they still make those?

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sentano

I would say I'll go back to sending smoke signals rather than using an iphone...

Jeandry Brito

Lolololol

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JBML007

Ichooseblackberry10

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mondi_00021

#ichooseBlackBerry

I'm not on BB10, I'm still stuck with my legacy device. Haha

the_igg

Why don't you switch to a BlackBerry 10 phone then?

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mondi_00021

Would if I could. But I'm not financially-capable of doing so. But whatever happens I'm #TeamBlackBerry

Anonymous2039

Fair enough.

Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443.

the_igg

I feel you man. That's ok. At least you are still BlackBerry :) Maybe in the future when the prices go down.

mondi_00021

Yes. #teamBlackberry no matter what. Wish I could win something here at CB, but I am not the most lucky person haha.

JORENO

You deserve the next free phone, only if your not lying!

mondi_00021

Thanks. Why would I even lie? I'm just being me. Maybe a date with Kevin to see if I'm legit? Haha. #TeamBlackBerry

Anilu7

Cool! #TeamBlackBerry all the way! Legacy and BB10 together.

iBelieveInBB

I am on BB7 right now too because I cant afford a new BB10 device and Verizon decided to do away with the 3 month early upgrade so I am not due for a new phone until Feb 2014.... I feel your pain. #TeamBlackBerry #BlackBerryByChoice

mondi_00021

Thank you.

Sorry people if you can afford a bb10 device and I can't. Not born rich. :)

buckwylder

BlackBerry 10 for life. I'm completely down with the platform. I don't care about stupid terms like "fanboyism" or anything like that, I just love BlackBerry's, especially now that BlackBerry 10 is available. It's only been about 6 months since availability I think and I have all three devices. That's part of how I support the platform, by actually using it all the time - for pretty much everything. Because it's the best platform for me, that's my educated opinion.

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provadance

+1, definitely.

Isn't it wonderful that bbry now has a marketing campaign? Coming from the grass roots, even better. I'm pumped.

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buckwylder

Q10 is the BEST SMARTPHONE EVER MADE!!!

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buckwylder

BEST BlackBerry EVER - Q10!!!!!!!!!!!

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d.roc

Couldn't imagine using anything else.

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jsille

I already made my tweet... one of the millions that it could be... be part of the movement and proudly say #IchooseBlackBerry10

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BB30000

I hear you Kevin...I too have been in a "funk". Usually on Crackberry 10+ X a day, the last few weeks maybe only a few times daily. What!!? Ever since the "November article " I've seen so much business negativity instead of just enjoying what we have in BlackBerry 10! It's tough not to ride the highs and lows of your "Smartphone Company of choice " because we put so much love into our devices. Let's just continue riding the waves I guess and hope for continued success from BlackBerry!

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Kevin Michaluk

I hear that. Cheers! But dang son... you gotta keep visiting 10+ X per day. :)

axllebeer

10 that's it! :-)

I always have at least 1 mobile device with CrackBerry loaded at all times!

BBVegasGirl80

Been tweeting all day. All in with Team BlackBerry and CrackBerry Nation! :-D

Sent from my sexy white hot Z10 in Sin City ;-)

Cylon69

Bb10 is by far the best mobile platform, to everyone that doesn't own one and disagrees : you just don't know how go it is until you have it, and if your a busy person there is no better tool

Kryngle

I'm Choosing BlackBerry10 cause #IChooseBlackBerry10

#IChooseBlackBerry10

RP Singh

All I know about hashtags is that they resemble irc channel names and are related to twitter.com, is that right?

Can I contribute to the movement without opening an account with twitter.com or facebook.com or plus.google.com or instagram.com etc?

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

provadance

I don't tweet either; I'm waiting for the t shirt

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sam6288

Lots of love for BB10 all the way from the Middle East! Through thick and thin, we will keep moving!

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byrdbrained

This is a very cool idea. I'm all over it.

sam6288

By the way Kevin, love the passion you got here! Please check your Facebook messages - sorry didn't know how else to contact you there seems to be no 'contact crackberry host' on here :(

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chrisberry7

Use a blackberry 10 logo for ur whatsapp image and status as"z10 rocks!"( or whatever u choose)

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Jerale Hoard

I see two pics I've posted on twitter here. One from BlackBerry and the other is a pic I made using PicStory.

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LtHavoc21

Anyone else thrown off by the temple picture and the cystic fibrosis pic?

Signed via my weapon of choice, Z10.

OJ Tibi

Yep, what's it doing there?

Gearheadaddy

#bbforever

Trusted Member

axllebeer

#IchooseBlackBerry10 Power to the power of BlackBerry!

freeyo

#ICHOOSEBLACKBERRY10 why? Why?......is there another choice.

Raphael Tokmakjian

The problem is with the damn marketing strategies of other companies, a phone is not a phone anymore its a playground... when I see someone with IOS I always bet in my mind that the idiot has shitloads of apps that he doesn't even need!!! when I see Android user I feel he's an IT/Tech guy that he needs to prove himself that "Its easy to use a techy phone"... When I see a blackberry user I see a loyal customer.... Hope RIM's people are reading all the posts on this forum because loyal users needs attention not neglect-ion

chiripio

#ichooseBlackBerry nice keep the great work

auditman

blackberry all the way!

ANTIABE

BlackBerry rules!!!!!!!!!!

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axllebeer

Waiting for my upgrade coming in a few months. There is no choice, BB10 is all that exists.

Squita

#ICHOOSEBLACKBERRY10

Z10 to the World

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PostMortem

That's right, fight the machine...

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chiamattt

I'm in a funk because my wife just got herself a Q10 and I can't afford one for myself.

#wishIwasBB10 #thisandroidsucks

RP Singh

+1 for female spouses who choose BlackBerry.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

Draggy38

#IChooseBlackberry10 #IChooseBB10

Will be tweeting this as well! @D_Dragomautz38

I hope Blackberry can find a way to come over this big slump. I live my phone, and this OS is seriously greater than any other.

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momoyayo

#Ichosetosellmyblackberry10

artie

I think I'll wait and see if Sprint gives us the Z30 at the end of the year if not I'll get the "Q". BlackBerry all the way.

qilu

#IChooseBlackBerry10 as my only mobile,and I will support @BlackBerry forever!

G-bone

Kevin;
I've been waiting for you to assert some leadership in this direction...
you have come through.
i've been thinking,"what if BlackBerry did go down?"
so, I went back and looked at everything else out there - again.
and I realized - again...
THEY ALL SUCK!!!
Aaannnddd...
BlackBerry 10 does not suck.
#IchooseBlackBerry10

Marcian Hawkins

#ICHOOSEBLACKBERRY10.....

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davinci4real

Been tweeting all morning. Love this. U should check my tweets @Obivinci

purpletortel

Yeah BlackBerry love... IchooseBlackBerry10.. tweeting all the way...

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ankush77

we all need to create a brand awareness and value for our jewel AKA bb

ankush77

its time to show our love for this amazing device

Winston Loh

#IChooseBlackBerry10 - YES

VR6

Hell yeah, send out those tweets!

Fired from my Z10

lndn

BB10 Faith & Fight! Good to see there are still Folks believing in the Future...

[...] BBs always for young professionals - new BYOD hero: www.smartman.mobi

raymundpilapil

Done. Support Blackberry.

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aaronpan

I've been playing around with my old iPhone this past week,and I gotta honestly say I feel more organized and productive when using my Q10! The thing I missed the most was the Hun which is simply amazing. #ichooseblackberry10

Posted from my bangin Q10

aaronpan

*hub

Posted from my bangin Q10

mncarp

# 6Choose BlackBerry 10. Yeh 6 of my friends switched to the Z10 last week.

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Jimmy Fong1

A no Brainer! #IChooseBlackberry10

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GengBBM

iPhone5S or BlackBerry10, #IchooseBlackBerry10 all the way. Because the home button is so 2007 -_-

Power Mac

Chuck Norris chose BlackBerry 10, so it would be crazy and dangerous for our life to not do the same.

Jagdriver61

Hi folks, I'll be part of the BB10 movement as from tomorrow ! I finally decided to buy a Q10 ! It should be delivered on Wednesday. The Q10 will be my primary and business device, while my Noka N9 MeeGo will now be used as a secondary holiday device (for taking nice pictures, surfing the web, discovering Italy with the offline maps, e-book reading). Can't wait to handle stuff with the Q10 and send my first email using that awesome hardware keyboard, I'm so tired of typing on a touchscreen you know... So, I guess you're allowed to congratulate me ;-)

scmcc16

Once you realize what you have you will be down to one device. I take all the photos for my wife and I now because our camera is better, I do all the Web searches because our browser is faster. I give you two weeks before you Ebay the other.

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scmcc16

There needs to be more retweets going on. There's a lot of great tweets out there that need to be uncovered not to mention the more the better.

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John de Gelder

#ichooseblackberry 10 because who wants to push a button and slide to unlock?

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raul5g1

My android ate my homework, but don't worry I have a copy on my blackberry.

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Kunal Mishra

#IchooseBlackBerry10

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JamesPtheNerd

Only you've been in a funk, Kevin. And it's due to the Winnipeg weather. Winter is coming. You can smell it in the air.

Snap out of it. Today will be sunny.

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Kris Simundson

I wish winter was coming, it's been way to fucking hot here lately lol

15droman

I like the mantra keep it going

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lnichols

support BlackBerry by buying the product, but I can't push products to others for them anymore. Did this with the BB10 is coming and looked foolish because of over a year of delays. Pushed people to the PlayBook with the promise of BB10 in its future that would resolve the shortcomings of the product and was made to look foolish again. Being in the tech and IT industry simply can't afford the continued tarnished of my credibility due to BlackBerry's continued pattern of over promising and under delivering. Good luck with your campaign and hopefully one day BlackBerry will join you in the marketing of their products!

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ayandakeith

I'm sorry your credibility was tarnished.

lnichols

I only wish BlackBerry cared about its own credibility!

Kiddo2050

I think you made a fair statement. BB cost me credibility at work too. Still have the Z10 but....

fearmantis

I am in!!

BB Z10 Rocks!

boldbb10

I get my things done with BB10 on my awesome Z10.
No other device I tested comes close. Smooth silky and responsive. No crashing no battery pulls no BS.
BlackBerry for life.

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Samuel George

Blackberry's loyal users have created quite a stir with their support on blogs, videos & movements on social networks.
Blackberry is in the limelight now & is putting on a great show with the brilliant BB10 platform!
#IchooseBlackBerry10

Jeandry Brito

I can not imagine using another platform!!!!!! :'''''''(

Posted via CB10 app on my Z10 Stl100-1 on 10.2.0.1521

Jimmy Gun

BlackBerry 10 is the Best for my daily life, my Job and my activity! Q10 team BlackBerry

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drizzt09

I got called a douche this morning for posting stuff like this on facebook. It was a fun heated discussion... with my cousin

ayandakeith

Like my man KM I was in that funk and being a Debbie Downer about the whole BlackBerry situation. I too, had to snap out of it and jump on this bandwagon. And if the wheels on the wagon fall of I will be proud to say I was there. So join me and let's get to work. I might even buy a stock or two. It's the opportunity cost for a night out at the bar with the lads. I'm in this 110%

tmommy

You know, the intern arrived in my office last week, and he saw my Z and asked about it. "That’s a BlackBerry? You stuck with them?" and the most amazing rant came out of my mouth about how much I love my phone and how much it makes my day go easier. The flickety keyboard that can actually predict accurately! Real multitasking! A baked-in map app that works! The community of thoughtful fan sites (particularly this one)! We don't work in tech, and for various legitimate reasons he doesn't even have a phone at all, but I was just a little taken aback by how much I really, really am invested in this device. I've had BlackBerrys for ten years now, but this one is just too sweet.

(I know. It’s a device. Why is anyone passionately attached to a device? )

I'm not on any social media where I can do this, so I will take my one chance here: #ichooseblackberry10

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chads920

Someone assist me in making one of the pictures shown above I want to get on the train with the rest of the family what photo app is used to place text in pics???

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tmommy

If you search for "meme generator" you will get a ton of results for this kind of app. There are at least a couple on BlackBerry World also, but I can't speak to how good they are.

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fiqo zulfiqo

Blackberry still the best for me... very suitable for work and also for games... now my Z10 have instagram, path, ruzzle, instaplace and almost all android application... No need buy android phone anymore... GOD SAVES BLACKBERRY.......

Trick_Deck

I'm in this! Always fun getting BlackBerry users riled up.

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Kris Simundson

Let's keep it going people!

tsquare

Kevin (and everyone else): You guys do realize that, odds on, you have now, already, bought your last Blackberry, right? Oh, maybe someone will buy them... maybe those folks will choose to support those legacy devices as they switch people over to... whatever it is that they want to switch them to, but Blackberry as a real, live, stand alone, phone and phone operating system is now gone.

This is like most any other death one might see in our lives. Sure Grandma (Blackberry) is right there, in the bed, softly breathing. But you know, the tubes are out, the monitors are gone, it's just a matter of time now. Oh we stand here, in her room, we talk to her, hold her hand, we remember the good times, the heady times. But this is all for us, not her. It is we, the living that will need to go on, as she goes gently into the good night.

And go on we shall... because we must. All good things must come to an end... and for Blackberry it's end has come. Let the grieving and the healing... begin.

jcarlos100

You sound so gloomy I'm waiting for that magical recovery :)

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tsquare

Hey... it could happen. Really it could. Just like Alessandra Ambrosio, and Joanna Krupa could be waiting at home for me to pleasure them both.

Hey... it could happen. But it won't.

lcgoldman

I just started using it on two of my Twitter feeds! #ChineseQuest and my personal one.

jcarlos100

BlackBerry 10 :D

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Mark Plunkett

I like stated using it already #IchooseBlackberry10

nyallj

So I finally created a twitter account just to join the campaign!

#IchooseBlackBerry10 #ZedTen #CB10 Channel C00123045

Kostas Aspiotis

When I Need to Create a New Destiny.....#IchooseBlackBerry10
http://t.co/CkkzW6diVk

@Montsalvat27

Kostas Aspiotis

To Understand the Future.....#IchooseBlackBerry10
http://t.co/GjlNHacvrP

Atmarix

Yesss now let's make a poll on how many ppl want a bb10 tshirt

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Bacon Munchers

Yes, a spark shirt!

... But I want my BlackBerry 10 and spark STICKERS first!

(nudge-nudge Crackberry)!

Bacon Munchers

Here here!

I like how Kevin pointed out that BlackBerry is the best device for HIM.

I too feel that it suits MY needs the best, and I have used them all.

in_loco_nomen

I choose BlackBerry 10 because my Squircle spacemen did just like the picture says in the blog post!

grunt0300

Sorry, but i prefer Dos Equis!!

AOAJ007

I choose BlackBerry 10...

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kennyiceberry

BlackBerry all the way. When times are good or bad, happy or sad. But it says something when a tech blog comes up with more compelling promotional ideas than the management of BBRY itself. #Ichooseblackberry. Too bad I can't choose the management team.

SamirSaxena

#ichooseBlackBerry10

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roheasy

I choose bb10 always

Otech#CB

I was part of the movement twice! I'm gonna use Balance to have two accounts so it makes sense to. ;)

dshusha

Ive heard Thorston Heins has got his own motto .. IClosedBlackBerry10 ...

R Field

I shouldn't laugh but that was funny

newfie1974

Its really going to suck if BB sells and the last BB phones we ever have is the ones we have now. I really hope all this love we are giving to BB makes some sort of a difference. BB til the end!!

AriAguer

I realy love my BlackBerry 10!!!

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Shadberry Bold

I don't always choose a platform, but when I do, I prefer Blackberry10.

"Keep moving my friends"

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The_Merovingian

If Chuck Norris gives it the thumbs up, what else is there to say? Hey we should have gotten him instead of Alicia Keys.

Meaty123

The Dos Equis guy is hilarious ... They should've chose him...

gsdc

And they call Apple a cult. Pathetic.

ots1960

#IchooseBlackBerry10 because it works with me.

Posted With My Z10 or PB

YTDW2000

Those who have anything negative to say about BB10 probably haven't used it yet.

These folks are probably better off with their Androids because they lack the imagination needed to use a real operating system.

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jrsva2008

Nowhere as clever with words or graphics as some of these others...but oh, yes, I too escaped Android world...IchooseBlackBerry10 !!!!