The numbers are in, 73 percent of CrackBerry readers still want to see another all touch BlackBerry released

By Bla1ze on 20 Jul 2014 02:21 pm EDT

The BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic are the next two devices set to arrive from BlackBerry. They're locked in and John Chen and his team are readying the rollout for each right now. The issue there though, for some, is that both of those devices are QWERTY keyboard devices leaving those who like all touch devices such as the Z10 and Z30 with nothing to really upgrade to. Last week we put up a poll asking, Are you still hoping for another all touch BlackBerry device to be announced? The poll got 8,589 votes and with them now being added up, here's how the numbers are looking.

  • 2,263 votes or 26.35 percent are perfectly satisfied with the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic.

  • 6,326 votes or 73.65 percent are still holding out hope another all touch BlackBerry device will be announced soon.

The numbers to me aren't really all that surprising. I posted the poll fully expecting it to be rather lopsided in favor of all touch devices but it's good to actually put some hard numbers behind it all and by it simply existing, it gives BlackBerry a reference point to look at and consider if they haven't already.

Now, that's not to say that many who want an all touch device won't buy a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Classic when they arrive, because many have stated they will. It just so happens that without being able to go hands on with either of those devices yet, an all touch device is their preference.

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The numbers are in, 73 percent of CrackBerry readers still want to see another all touch BlackBerry released



That's rite, BlackBerry should. Keep their metal to the petal , don't stop,,, balls to the wall

Posted via CB10

A small updated version of the Z10 can be a good mid ship and the Z3 for lower end prepaid market. Samsung sells that crappie Android phone in the lower end. This would be the best 5" phone for the price. If BlackBerry made a TV that would be even better.

Posted via CB10

Exactly!!! Update current devices and stop changing names every few months. Want device loyalty? Keep the device name.

Upgrade all current devices while keeping the exterior roughly the same (some cosmetic changes would nice just nothing dramatic ) and market them as the newest version.

Why does everyone know an iPhone user? Because they've been called iphones for almost a decade!!! Anyone know the Samsung Galaxy name? Yep. That's because they've used the name for 5 years!!!!

Stop changing the bloody names every year or so!!!!!!!!

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Yes, absolutely! I agree! Same body with minor changes, SAME NAME, and not a fucking phablet! Please! Just an updated z10 with some qnx magic android voodoo sprinkled on top.

And seriously, sell DIRECT to customers, this would make a WHOLE load of sense in Europe and Asia - following the oppo/oneplus model...

Posted via CB10

Screw those ugly Passport, Classic qwerty Phones THAT's what we want. (well, most of us)

My guess is: No Fulltouch Flagship that blows everbody away this year or BlackBerry is done in the handset consumer market.

If BlackBerry not wants our money so be it

RedBerry Z10 #00167

The screen is fine, we need more powerful battery and that's all. Z10 is absolutely fabulous for the next year.

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You're on to something. The z10 is a good size for me. Upgraded specs would be bloody awesome. Making sure that battery improved and hopefully removable too.

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Agree totally, would love a 5" Z10 with 1080p display. Unfortunately, BlackBerry thinks that when a phone fails to sell its related to the phone hardware but it's not, its the OS, same for the PB. Hence they changed the design to the god ugly Z30.

I have said this many times before: Z10-2!

Z10 but better. Looks the same but does more and lasts longer! With more efficient screen, better battery (still replaceable), radio, etc.

Personally, my issue is not really with the phone it's the old and new bugs in the OS.

Simple things like: not being able to text 5 digit numbers, the bluetooth audio bug introduced with 2.1 that has rendered my wireless audio pretty shocking and the hdmi audio bug after about 30-40 minutes of watching a movie (the only way to fix is to pause and then replay) wonder BlackBerry don't sell more movies.

My phone is the size, shape and weight I want. Though inputs along the bottom may make more sense so that I don't have to leave my BlackBerry flip case open when charging!

Posted via CB10

How? I get a red cross next to my texts and then underneath in red it says 'unidentified subscriber'

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Exactly!!!! With same device name and exterior dimensions we will see more accessories for the devices too because the manufacturer doesn't need to redesign everything all the time. If I designed a iPhone case I could easily order half a million and sell them because I know that the next 2-3 iphones are going to have same size / dimensions. With BlackBerry devices can't do that. Hence BlackBerry accessories are more expensive. And why make an accessory for a device that will be no longer produced in 6-12 months.

BlackBerry talks a good game but so far they just aren't getting it. Everything from JC being at a podium or on a talk show or new device releases or news releases are ALL marketing. Marketing should be one of the top most powerful depts in the organization.

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Right on... Create the names and update the hardware. I absolutely love my Z30 just give me the same fantastic look and feel with updated specs and software updates (can't wait for 10.3) like whats being happening. Familiarity is good market sense.

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I think regardless of what you name the device it will always be referred to as a "BlackBerry" which is arguably as recognizable as the other 2.

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I would name the full touch series to something like "commander". Then have commander Z3, Z10, Z30. Then Classic series Q5, Q10 and Q20 and passport series maybe X20. Launch high end phones in developed world first, low end phones in emerging markets first. What do you think?

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I think it would almost be a a blunder at this point to not have a flagship full touch phone at this point, preferably not phablet sized. The whole bb10 OS is built to take advantage of the form factor. All the little The Astonishing Tribe UX touches that make the OS the best full touch one out there. We see them, blackberry, and appreciate them.
Things like peek and flow, and bedside mode. Just being able to check the time without pressing any buttons and without waiting for screen timeout, the awesome keyboard........ the list is endless, and they need to keep working on it. Because no other OS is focusing on function at the moment - look at android L and ios7 all just cosmetic stuff, that actually makes some apps like the play store more of a pain to use. better to look at, but shit to use. We need blackberry to show us the way...

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Don't get me wrong, also, I think the Passport is very innovative and honestly I think they've come up with the one device I feel that actually NEEDS to be big for it to function well. Every other phablet sized device is just a blown up screen, with the same stupid ui and a lot of crazy button arrangements that make no sense. And I think it will be successful if they price it right and just SELL DIRECT TO CONSUMERS!!! Partner with e-tailers if necessary. Just do it!
also, make a new z10...

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Lol. I read that and thought plural z10... and then it clicked! nice one :)

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

No the z30 is more of a mid ship, they need a real next gen all touch with those specs on the passport. Not going to lie, bb10 is amazing and the best os I have used, but it does lag, drop fr, and can be sluggish at times because of the way out dated specs. It came out in late 2013 and the flagship competitors specs still demolished it.

Lol. Pedal to the metal man. As in accelerator pedal to the metal floor. Full throttle! Woo!

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So 75% of the hardcore fans want full touch, it's probably more like 95% for general users. BlackBerry has ignored what people want and decided to bring out 2 devices with physical keyboards and it will be at least 2015 for full touch from what I hear. That will be almost 2 years from the Z30 release which was only a marginal improvement over the Z10. I wouldn't call that full throttle. More like one step forward, 2 steps back? ;-)

Z50 Baby yesss but THIS year not 2015!!! Then it is too late, many jumped ship by then.

Now or Never!

RedBerry Z10 #00167

Yip, balls to the wall, no looking back!

I don't think that the market needs a new Z10. BlackBerry needs a high end touch screen device that compliments the Passport and Classic while offering an alternative to the iPhone 6 and all the 5 inch Android devices. The LTE Z3 can cover the Z10's base while the Passport, Classic and a new high end touch screen device deal with business at the pointy end of the market.

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I want it so bad that I can make this percentage 75% on my own

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So, BB came out with an all touch device (Z10) and got rejected by the herd of Apple and Samsung users. These BB's also were rejected by the BYOD folk.

Where to go?
1) make low price units 'all touch' for the masses
2) make high price units with some 'keyboard' (like Classic and Passport) for the die hard BB uses.

The main stall point is to get folk who are using all touch devices, perhaps former BB users, to come back to BB's of any kind.

IMO, the biggest BB selling point for any devices will be the BB/Amazon app connection. If the phones, of any kind, do not have an extensive app library then any new BB's are dead ducks.
(With their current advertising, Apple tells consumers that their app library is golden; this is without saying their devices are any better than their competition.)

I'd say you've nailed it here. I think I actually voted for a new full touch device in this poll, because of course I want to see one, but that doesn't mean the Passport is a bad idea.

In fact, I think the Passport is inspired; it's a new form factor and a new input method, wrapped in styling that is going to get noticed.

The poll, at least to me, was flawed. Of course I want to see a new full-touch BlackBerry. I'd like to see a new flip BlackBerry. As a shareholder I'd like to see them sell every form factor that they can actually make money on. The company can only do so much in its current state, though. Expecting them to update every device across the board right now might be a little much.

As a fellow BB shareholder, I feel the profit center in the near future will be software for BES, health care and autos.
BB needs the retail phones for prestige, not profit at this time.

Curious, I believe I read a statement by BB's Prez John, they only need ten million sales of a new phone to make a profit. With all the many millions of Apple and Samsung phones sold, imagine how much profit they make on their phones!

They still haven't come up with a name that they can use as their flagship phone like Apples iPhone, Samsungs Galaxy series and even Googles Nexus.

They definitely need an updated Z30 all touch screen phone. Improved hardware specs and a better high def screen.

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The Amazon App Store is awful. If there's a decent app on Android, there's a very good chance you won't find it on Amazon. Everyone who uses Android knows this. If a company like Samsung or HTC tried to pre-install Amazon App Store on their devices, their user community would scream in protest about bloatware...

I wouldn't advertise it. I'd rather see Snap further developed and pre-installed...

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IMO there was no choice for BB but to join with Amazon.

Android apps are not native BB. Even Snap apps from Google's own store have high failure rate on OS10 devices. It is not a Snap problem. The programs from the store load but sometimes do not run due to Google Play restrictions, or the apps try to access parts of the device memory that exist on Google's OS but not BB's.

I think-not that enough dev's are willing to re-design their apps for native BB. With limited BB phone sales there is no profit motive for them.

And 64% of the 73% won't buy those touchscreens anyway

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At this point, what can get in the way of making any style of all touch? Keep the scale the same, add whatever specs you need and pop 10.3 OS into it. Is it not that simple now? ;)

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

I don't know about that. Many of the people who post here about OS 10, are still tethered to OS 7.

Blackberry always.....

+1. I will be purchasing another full touch phone to replace my Z10 next March. (Hint, hint John Chen)

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I would imagine quite a few actually. A lot of folks here on CB would have bought their Z10's around Feb-Apr 2013 at or soon after launch. So if BlackBerry does release a full touchscreen successor in the first quarter of 2015, it would fall nicely into that upgrade period near the end of the 2 year contract for them.

Me too! :) In addition, I think BB might be hoping the Passport and Classic can generate some much-needed positive buzz in the lead up to the release of the next touchscreen flagship. That will ensure more interest in the device than what they would get if they released another glass slab in the market right now.

I'm now using a z30 that I got in march. I'm not in a hurry to get a new phone but I guarantee you, if BlackBerry has an all touch available as good as this one I'll take it over a passport or classic.

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That depends on how appealing such device to these this population...

Using Z10, wanting Z30, eyeing Windermere

Most likely the same percentage that picked up the Z30 when it was released. Lol. And look, they are still not flying off the shelves. Looking at it from that perspective, (and you can guarantee John Chen is. ) it may be a while before the sales percentages come in from the Classic and Passport and you know everything will pivot on those sales totals compared to the full touch devices. The market share will be the deciding factor. The put your money where your mouth is factor.

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At the bank I work at, most of my colleagues are going to the Z30 after seeing mine and comparing it to the Q10 that I took from the bank when first offered. Most are very used to having all touch on the personal phones, so they are comfortable with letting go of the keyboard of their 9900 that we have been upgraded from.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

There's a problem there. BlackBerry is not in a position to wait and see what the sales are. The time that would lapse from sales number for a quarter, then decide to go with a full touch, develop, etc, you'd be looking at 3/4 of a year. They have to have one ready to go. Which then means they have to put in for current tech. If they put in for current technology and THEN wait for sales numbers, the proc, etc will be "outdated". I'd like to see a full touch update. I think it's important. I think it needs to function as a set top box. Bluetooth a keyboard and mouse and hook it to a monitor via wifi direct/miracast and usb hdd for full mobile computing.

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Z30 / Q10 does all that already...

It's a spec update that is required, people have been trained to buy according to specs, even if they don't understand...

MOAR MegaHurtz..... ouch, remember the good ol' days!

Pasted via CB chen

No sense making the genius BB10 touch keyboard then putting it on the back burner.

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We need long battery life... that is important ;) and great connectivity ;)

The rest should be like the Passport :)

I think price is as critical as the high specs. If it's overpriced no one will consider BlackBerry but the price + specs might get them interested

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That is the make it-break it factor for me as a BlackBerry shareholder, no removable battery then no buy.

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This can be sent wherever you want but when it comes right down to it it is the Business community and the sales figures that point the course for any new phones. Voting to want one and actually buying one are most times very far apart.

Posted via CB10 on my Q10

The Business community and the sales of devices are not my opinion. It is where Blackberry is focusing their efforts atm. Moving strong in the direction that they know they can compete. Not in the consumer market. Sure there is the Z3, (slowly phasing in) but it may be a while before another consumer device is announced or produced past the Classic and Passport. This all from a business perspective and profits. Which of course make or break a company. As I iterated in a previous post, this is the put your money where your mouth is factor. Cold, yes. Hard, precisely. Truth.

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They can still focus on enterprise without alienating the average consumer. Especially if BYOD is becoming do popular, doesn't BlackBerry need both? Balance is a good start. You have work and play all in the same phone, completely separate from one another. Building top tier phones with not just great specs but honest to goodness great uses is what they need. They iPhone has an 8MP camera and is still noted as one of the best smartphone cameras. But many phones now have 10MP+. Only the Lucia is probably decidedly better. It all about the quality of parts.
It needs:
-the best blue tooth available
-the best wi-fi available
-top quality HDMI and USB
-every sensor you could imagine in a phone
-great quality 2-3MP(front) and 8-10MP(rear) cameras

If BlackBerry is going to try to get in on health care and hope to be relevant with to the doers of the future, they need to realize that their phones must be a one stop shop. Great for enterprise and the hyper connected means more than adequate for the average consumer. Make one cheap qwerty and one cheap touch. But cheap only in the sense that they don't have 10 sensors and 480ppi screens and maybe cut out HDMI.

Maybe they need something like $250 Z3(low), $375 Z10(mid-high), $475 Z30(mid-high), $550-600 Z50(high+). And $250 Q5(low), $400-500 Classic/Q10(mid-high), and finally $500-600 Passport(high+).

Build phones without comprises and the enterprise will accept them. Build phones without compromise and the average consumer can't discredit them.

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Chen clearly stated his focusing on enterprise that's why the Classic and Passport were released. His job as CEO is to make the company profitable and that will only happen in enterprise. Do you release how low a 0.6% market share in the consumer market is. Why make touch screen phones that only hardcore blackberry users will buy it makes no sense. They lost millions on making the Z10.

Because Z10 is a very crappy phone. Battery is very small. and try to talk with stl 1 folks, they have a lot of problems with their phone. Be smart BlackBerry don't sell crappy phone at premium price, no one buys it. If only they released stl 2/3/4 then it might be a different story, or release q10 first.

Z10 is not a crappy phone at all. The battery might not be as big as some other phones but the battery can be swapped at any time. If you ask me, that is the best way to use the z10. I never worry about losing juice. I would rather a modular battery than one big one. I use the z10 to watch Netflix on the big screen, bbm video, Skype etc...

The reasons that this phone didn't sell as much as shareholders would like probably has a lot more to do with pricing and lack of effective marketing. If the app store was their primary business back in 2013 they would have done what ever it took to get people on BlackBerry 10. They wanted to realize huge profits on both. Now they are realizing big profits on none.

Game consoles, for example, take a loss on their hardware knowing that they will make it up over time as hardware costs decrease and more people buy the system. The content on the phone can realize huge profit but you first need a large user base. Say only 10% of your customers will buy a certain app at regular price, you want your total amount of customers to be as high as possible so that 10% number also increases.

I think the z3 is a step in the right direction. My only question is, where was this phone back in 2013? The lower cost market was completely ignored for a year and a half while competition has only been heating up.

Z10 had everything hardware wise to be successful. The competition now have deep pockets and 3rd party manufacturers building and designing. Maybe it is wise for chen to build something that the competitors aren't doing... a high end phone with an amazing keyboard experience and a big screen.

Apart from software this is the only thing that BlackBerry can do. I think chen isn't giving up the fight with this move, in fact he is putting up a fight and he is taking this seriously and carefully.

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I know what he said, I don't think people here understand that the vast majority of enterprise is going BYOD. Maybe not for the highest security positions, but for most entry to mid level positions, it is going this way. And in some companies they're switching to iPhone and Android because of the apps they have. BES managing them all gives BlackBerry an edge in enterprise software. But not hardware. Not everyone will look at the security BlackBerry offers end to end and give a crap. And this number decreases as time goes on. High level security positions are different. BlackBerry focusing on enterprise does not mean abandoning consumer space as they will soon fully coincide. Focusing on enterprise means making sure their BES performance and abilities are second to none and building top notch phones to deliver the best end to end security and be capable of handling anything that consumers could need. The apps are the hardest thing to overcome, but it's coming. And if native apps are more focused on enterprise, then that should only mean more accessibility and better apps if devs do their thing. And .6% of the consumer market? Over 1billion smartphones are likely to be bought this year. Even 0.1% is the 10million phones BlackBerry needs to stay profitable in phones alone. It's not unthinkable. It's necessary. And with the lines between consumer and enterprise being blurred, they need both to survive. This thing about qwerty people only do things and move the world is too much. People obviously love their slabs. And they are just as productive. Steve Jobs designed and built the iPhone. Was he not productive? Did he not move the world?

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Yes I'm eagerly awaiting something that's better than my Z30 if that's even possible?

Posted using the best phone ever, the Z30!

Most smart phone users whatever platform they use want a touch screen phone not surprising. But BlackBerry is more concerned about enterprise because they are dead in the consumer market. So BlackBerry users don't hold your breath for a new touch screen phone anytime soon. The Z30 may be the last one....That's why I bought a Note 3 because I will never go back to a keyboard phone.

I absolutely love it but at first I thought it may be a little big but quickly got used to it and don't see myself buying anything smaller. I am eagerly waiting for the release of the Note 4.

I agree that their focus needs to be on nailing the business/ corporate market first, but the Z10/Z30 are very solid devices that should have some kind of upgrade in the not too distant future. Seems to me they have received some pretty positive reviews for the Z30 at least. It would be dumb, imo, to just drop all touch devices after the Z30. The Passport seems pretty cool and all, but I really don't see myself going to a physical keyboard. I'll reserve final judgment until I can get one in my hands when I can upgrade in a year and a half, but I'm certain they will have a full screen device out by that time. ;-)

I'm all for having best of both worlds on the Passport, but another full touch would be lovely also!


I prefer having the physical keyboard, but I guess it would be great for the all-touch fans to get something as well.

Frosty white Q10/

The Z30 is an awesome smartphone that no one knows about. BlackBerry should always have an all-touch in their lineup. That said, it needs to sell. A better marketing strategy might be to convince only a significant number of all-touch users of Brand X that they want a physical keyboard. BlackBerry stands to make big gains should the market change even just a little.

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It's a great device. Well built, looks and feels good and solid, fast, handles media well, sounds fantastic, for a phone, and gets pretty positive press even from non BB people. They made an outstanding device and never backed it with any marketing to speak of. Seems it was all word of mouth. The only knocks to speak of by some are that it doesn't have a 1080 screen and apps, and maybe that it's not quad-core. If the next full-screen device hits all those marks and they continue to improve the OS, I can't see how they can't have a winner.

Part of that marketing should be that it's not "just like an iPhone" because that what so many people said when shown the Z10.

This is not a "me too" play.

I want a new all touch device as well. But I hope that the classic and passport do well!

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Absolutely! The z30 is the best device on the market, but being complacent will get you out of the market quicker than you can say ibapple

... shot from my z30

I'm due to upgrade in a couple of months and I really don't want to go back to a keyboard I prefer my z10 so I might just keep it for a while and see if they bring another all touch screen out. If not I'll keep this and perhaps change at some point and as much as it pains me perhaps change to Samsung

Posted via CB10

I know it's your choice buy why go to Samsung when BlackBerry is leading in security and the 'get it done' business approach. Are you one of the fun phone owners I humbly ask? Just don't understand leaving BlackBerry and going to Samsung or even Apple Mof.

Man United 4life!!!!

Because maybe he doesn't use his phone for business purposes. BlackBerry being the leader in security hasn't worked out so well for them. Most smart phone users use their phones for personal use and that's why their market share is under 1%. BlackBerry should just stick to enterprise because they are non existent in the consumer market.

Think I go for a Nokia Lumina, lovely piece of hardware. 20MP Pure View Camera, Snapdragon 800 Quadcore 2.4 GHz CPU , Wireless desktop, nice battery with wireless charging and Full HD clear black OLED Display .

Not the best Specs but ok for me. But I will wait until December if, if there is no fulltouch Flagship from Blackberry my xmas shopping money goes to Nokia.

RedBerry Z10 #00167

I don't know why we have these polls. Of course BlackBerry will come out with another all touchscreen. JC has already committed to it. They are focusing on one device at a time and giving it their full attention. It's called market discipline and it is nice to see BlackBerry put this principle into action.

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When did John Chen say they were making a new touch screen device? Certainly not this year. The longer they wait to release one the more users they will lose. They are already at 0.6% market share by that time they will have about .0000001% market share lol

Yes. Next generation of All Touch is needed. I'm ready for an upgrade! Allbeit, the Z10 has been rocking for awhile now.

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It will come.

Just need to fans to feel at home again then the next faze of the plan can take place.


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I want z30 specs or better in Z10 size that would get me to buy a new one for sure. I am using the red developers Z10 now after I bought a z30 but just didn't like the size and weight of it. Come on BlackBerry make a premium z10

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There are not market for one more BlackBerry phone. It will just compete with other BlackBerry phones more than Android or iOS.

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While I love my Q10, I would have a Z30 if AT&T carried it. Since they don't, I need to wait for the "Z50" to get a chance for some all-touch action.

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I've only had my Z10 since October, so my upgrade isn't until October of 2015, so I'm hoping that gives BlackBerry plenty of time to release the next all touch device!

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Please give us at the beginning of next year a new z30... not so much bigger please... only maybe a 5,2 inch display... not more... the z30 is from his display and from the high perfect... only a little bit thinner would be great :)

BlackBerry got to keep up with the iPhone 6 and note 4 due out this fall. I know most of us on crackberry will stay will BlackBerry.

Posted via CB10

The Z50 with a better pricing and a higher ppi . There needs to improve the specs and if BlackBerry can squeeze a larger battery in this device BlackBerry could be onto something .

Posted via CB10

Oh yes. I love my Xperia Z1 and would love having a BB phone with similar specs. Especially water proof is a important issue for me.

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So true I really want a new z10 or z30 which is on par with the soon to come out I phone 6 or galaxy 5 please... it would put blackberry on the market along with the new 10.3 OS and android support will surely push it forward xD

Posted via CB10

Count me in, I have a z10 and daily driver z30. Most all touch BlackBerry fans here on CB only have a Z10 due to no Z30 available on their carrier and can't or won't spend the full price for a phone when they can get them for free or with a little down from their carrier who has them on contract or do love the service their carrier offer then. Z30 was never really launched it just was offered to a handful of people. Many who wanted them just waited in vain or took their upgrade on other platform due to no better offer than their old trusty Z10 upon upgrading, contract renewal time. LTE compatability also make them hesitate to buy full price from a carrier and go on BYD on other carrier, spend 500$ plus on a device to later find out no LTE coverage on their carrier is a risk for people short on resources.

Posted from my flagship Z30

BlackBerry has no plans for an upgraded all touch in 2014. Makes me sad

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All I want is a higher spec Z3 with LTE. Easy peazy BlackBerry. Bring it for Christmas!

Posted via CB10

Love my Z10. The size is perfect. A new Z10 with almost same dimensions, slim bezel, 4.5 or 4.7 inch screen, latest snapdragon processor, monster battery, same monolithic black build (superb understated elegance), full hd or qhd, radio, water resistant, noise cancelling hardware, Bose loudspeaker, 128 gb memory would do justice to hardcore Z10 fans.

Always BlackBerry

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That's pretty much my opinion too. I love my Z10 but need more internal memory, improved specs all around to future proof.

Water resistance is very welcome! I'm tired of using ziploc baggies as there are no form-fitting Lifeproof-like cases available. Active runner and hiker here.

The next touch needs to be amazing just to contend with the touch devices on the market. That is why I think they have not made one and are trying to do something different to stand out because they cannot contend with the tech of these new phones.

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I'd take an updated, premium Z10 any day. How about a poll on the device/screen size Bla1ze? I would feel 4.7" close to Z10 dimensions would be popular but then, we would need cold, hard statistics ;]

Posted via CB10

BlackBerry will exclude a lot of markets if they don't release all touch devices. Especially in the Nordic countries where we have special characters like øæå in Norway and Denmark and öäå in Sweden. I believe this will be the same in a number of other markets as well. The virtual keyboard on the Z10 and Z30 are genius for us.

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I am perfectly happy with my Z30 as an all touch. 10.3 will give me a new phone as well. Just remember that There was a real need to upgrade the Keyboard devices for the BB07 crowd.
We All touch types on which I am totally on board with will enjoy the power of the Z30 until a compelling reason to lust for more arises.

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Hope so and especially for Android apps. My Spotify and Audible apps are running really poorly on BB10.2

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BlackBerry should develop 2 phone at a time(physical and all touch). I understand there are many physical keypad fan. But most of the customer(new to the BlackBerry) will prefer all touch screen phone. If BlackBerry is looking for market outside BlackBerry fan. They should produced more phone and more options.

In the market where android dominate, we needs latest and top notch hardware to complete with the best.

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Yup apparently the number of adoption for full touch BB10 devices have been miserably low. Customers are voting with their wallets. Wanting something doesn't always equate to actually buying.

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Please don't launch any other expensive phone or get ready to see the another result that happened with BlackBerry Z10.

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I think the next device they announce will be the replacement for the Z10. The last two announcements were the Passport and Classic (keyboards) while the prior two were Z30 and Z3 (virtual). BlackBerry isn't leaving the virtual keyboard market.

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Misleading title... 63% of those who responded want another touch screen device. That's a whole lot different than 63% of ALL Blackberry users...... Aube the title can/should be changed to reflect the true reality????

Even though I really like the Q10, we at Sprint never had a choice; it would have been nice.

arTie's berry "Q10"

I got my Z10 day one when it became available on AT&T in the US so I am due an upgrade in March 2015. Very happy with my Z10 but at upgrade time I will want a high end all touch phone Z10 or Z30 sized. Never again will I use a qwerty phone. I will not leave the platform if a viable upgrade is not available but some will. To be successful BlackBerry must find a way to make both the all touch fans and the qwerty fans happy.

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I prefer a keyboard phone but I do too hope BlackBerry continues to release full touch screen phones.

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A waterproof z30 would be fantastic with a bigger mega pixel camera. That's all BlackBerry needs right now.

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I do think in JC's final analysis of sales regarding touch/kb devices, eventually he will strike a good balance in the production of Bberry phones. Maybe a higher percentage of those manufactured would be kb and a much smaller % being touch due to majority of corporate users preferring kb type.

Man United 4life!!!!

I have been away from Blackberry for quite a while but I keep an eye out on the company and new devices because I always hope the best for BB. I am on the fence about the company, their current devices and the future, with that being said I am very intrigued by the Passport, its weird different but I want to feel it in my hands, and definitely want to try out the keyboard. I still want to see a new updated version of the Z10.

I am happy with my Z10. I would just like to see 10.3 come to the original BlackBerry 10 devices. That being said I am looking at picking up the Classic as soon as I can.

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There really was no sense in the Z30 I think it was not right...

Imagine if BB had already released the high end touch screen sure it would have done "not so well" like the Z30 but specs would have definitely pushed it out there with rave reviews on such a device.

I am using Z10. All I need is a little bigger screen like 4.5 or 4.7 but not as big screen as Z30 and a little better specs. Hence a successor of Z10 would be perfect.

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Hahaha..... Not just you brother..... All Z10 users are suffering.... Including me. We need bigger battery, more efficient power and memory management, Better screen with gorilla glass or something similar, etc etc....

I would love to see a stylus... I think it would help increase control and productivity on a all touch

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The poll should have included all form factors, not just the BB10 form factors made thusfar. The poll should have included all form factors BlackBerry has ever made, such as the portrait slider which I, for one, would love to see a BB10 version of.

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Will we reach a stage where we'll want to use different phones for different utility. I see myself using a Passport Monday thru Friday but something like a beefed up Z10 on the weekend, travelling etc. : currently using Z30 and love it

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Agreed... when will this happen? I would love to rock the Passport for work and the Z30 for personal use. When can we have two completely synced devices? Or are we getting too greedy?

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I don't know but in Germany we have a master simcard and the possibility of two further slave cards. Which means I can use three phones parallely while only one is able to receive SMS and WhatsApp. So this means you have to change that every time you swap your phone.

I tried that with a Q10 and a xperia z1 and did not like it.

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My z30 just arrived I didn't get to try it yet because I'm in school overseas but when I get it I'll see if what everyone is saying is true that it is the best but I sure could imagine it after using my q10 and z10

Loving my black Q10 and white Z10 and ordered the white Z30

I can see a newer all touch screen phone coming end of next year or by the first qtr. 2016


Just to clarify, I voted "yes" for a full touchscreen device, but I will buy a Passport (or two.)

My "yes" didn't indicate that my preference was for full touch, but instead that I believe BlackBerry should continue to make full touch devices with large screens... so long as they can provide distinguishing advantages with that form factor. But, I don't need to see an "we can do that too" BlackBerry like the Z10 was at launch. BlackBerry can and should be much different in a much better way... and that's needed given marketshare and the hardening of positions...

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If you are slow, you are food. If you stop innovating, you will die... So innovate and innovate fast and innovate aggressively. There's no other way about it.

BlackBerry has three all-touch devices. All three are of modest specification. I like my Z30. But I long for a high end BlackBerry.

Since I do a lot of reading, I am looking for a bigger screen like that of Samsung Note 3.

So here's my dream spec. I am looking for a 5.5" - 5.8", high ppi screen, dual SIM, octa-core, 64 Giga expandable memory device with a 20 mega pixel high resolution camera. And why not, I even want a stylus ..!!!

BlackBerry should lead the pack with high end specification, and superior build quality with brushed stainless steel trimmings and black gorilla glass back.

Show the world that BlackBerry can deliver.

Stop being modest.

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Styles in called following the pack;)
And jc said that the next thing is probably gonna be a pamphlet so you have hope in the right direction

Loving my black Q10 and white Z10 and ordered the white Z30

Physical keyboard devices are a thing of the past. I've since moved on and the Z30 serves my needs perfectly. In fact I can type on the virtual keyboard a lot faster than I can on a physical one now!

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I purchased the Q10 after purchasing the Z10. Will never go without a qwerty keyboard again. What specifically are all touch screen users looking for?

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We're looking for a high end phone without being encumbered by useless physical keys. We're not interested in giving up real estate for a physical keyboard,when BlackBerry has produced the best virtual keyboard in the market.

Z10 is my 3rd BlackBerry phone and 4th device, the previous two phones being the torch and the tour. I will NEVER go back to a physical keyboard as long as BlackBerry kept producing quality all-touch keyboards.

Bottom line, I can type faster with the virtual keyboard on my Z10 than I ever could with my physical keyboard devices.

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My girlfriend recently made the switch to a Q10 from a Z10 (last week to be exact). I'm not sure if she'll ever go back to a virtual keyboard either. She's only 23, but loves the keyboard.

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@smitty - you have a smart and wise girlfriend. Hopefully her love for the qwerty keyboard and you endure. Best of luck!

High hope BlackBerry also works on the battery, make bigger capacity for all devices. That's what loyal users want for now beside new device(s). From Bold to Z10 the issues remain the same. Finger crossed.

I believe BlackBerry is moving in the right direction :) Absolutely Qwerty keyboard but I bet we will be surprised when the new All Touch comes out.....I LOVE a good surprise :D

" The sleeping giant is about to wake up " Me

Working with the carriers costed BlackBerry money right? In volume discounts or commission for the phones? Why can't BlackBerry cut the price of the phones now that they're selling direct to attract more customers? I know you didn't charge the carriers $499 for a phone so why is it so much on

They need to tell the investors screw you when they moan about margin per phone and instead focus on building up a large customer base by selling cheaply near cost to lower their fixed expenses.

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BlackBerry is staffed by many very bright individuals, they've got another all touch device in the pipes.

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I have used the qwerty devices for a long time and enjoyed every bit of it. Went for Z10 immediately upon launch at Dubai and changed to Z30. For me Passport and Classic devices are obsolete. I have been using BlackBerry since almost 9 years. I am a BlackBerry brand evangelist. Urgently need a better version of Z30. May be Z40 or Z60.

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For me I'll be going back to the keyboard of the passport, as much as I love my z30 I really miss the tactile feel of a proper keyboard. I'll still hang onto my z30 tho and may get another all touch BlackBerry if they bring out a successor to the z30.

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I love my Z10, and won't go back to a qwerty phone.

I hope BlackBerry will have a decent replacement for me by July of 2015.

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I love my z10 too, but need a replacement soon enough, a slightly larger screen with the same size footprint, and some other improvements, and NOT a thinner device, just same thickness with better battery life! Please blackberry

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Maybe BlackBerry is preparing too launch a series of connected devices like watches and big smart screens. Their OS could run on anything, of course, so who knows... loLolLLoLoloL

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Haha 8 out of 10 want full touch flagship ASAP and BlackBerry brings ugly Passport and Classic first. How stupid are they?

RedBerry Z10 #00167

BlackBerry has demonstrated the ability to produce a super high quality device in the Passport along with the ability to implement some real innovation. I look forward to those same things being applied to the next all touch. If BB can come up with something cool like the capacitive keyboard on the Passport I bet it will be able to innovate to differentiate itself in the all touch market as well.

Calm down folks, BlackBerry will have a cool new all touch device for ya'll, just in time for your upgrade cycles.

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Yes! An updated z10 with the same name. And keep the names across the product range, just updated specs and iterative improvements to hardware.

They NEED to make a pocketable all touch phone like the, z10! Everybody in the android world is neglecting that market, except for Sony with the z1 compact. But even they might not follow it up with a refresh, I don't think. Cos they didn't really market it as the flagship, it didn't do well

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Z10 Form factor, better Battery, dual SIM, best CPU out there, 4 GB RAM, 20 + MP Camera, Wireless Display/ Miracast, FM Radio and there we go!

People want spend money on new full touch top noch device, same ME.

I love my z10 but it has hardware from 2011

We have 2014 now!! Wake up BlackBerry or go Home! Those grappy Qwerty devices they can keep for themselfs we want modern phones not old hardware.

Look what the completion is offering !

RedBerry Z10 #00167

Someone please send this poll to blackberry.

They have NO IDEA what consumers really want.

RedBerry Z10 #00167

I would buy two if there's a full touch option to upgrade from z30. I speak and write in 4 different languages and BlackBerry virtual keyboard is the best for people like me.

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The next needs to again be a device that BlackBerry never has done before, so a 5.5-6" Phablet goes without saying.
Then, pop back down to a Z10 refresh, followed by a keyboard (or 2) device.
They just need to cover all bases, if nothing else than to keep naysayers and cry-babies at bay.

I'd really like BlackBerry to get a laptop looking (dock) that will extend the use of their phones.
Currently, I use a monitor/keyboard/mouse with my Z30, but this is not practical for mobility, so a docking station would be VERY useful. Make it super thin and light, so one could easy carry it.

I too think it would be a good idea to keep the names ala iPhone and Galaxy. Not sure what direction they are going but I can see them dropping the Z10, Q10 and just having the Classic, Q5, Z30, Z3, and the Passport.

The Z3 and Q5 would be the low end phones the Classic would be the enterprise workhorse and the bb7 killer. The Passport and updated Z30 would be the high-end phones.