NEW YORK (AP) — The shakeup at BlackBerry is continuing after the ouster of CEO Thorsten Heins earlier this month.
Blackberry offers little reassurance as private sale implodes.
A struggling BlackBerry marked success for the first time in months thanks to its beloved BBM instant messaging service, which notched 10 million downloads within 24 hours of its app rollout for iOS and Android users.
One of BlackBerry’s most popular features finally finds its way to iPhone and Android as an official app.
You can still buy one in a store. You just can’t walk out with one.
But the platform is still in limbo.
The only thing we know for sure is that BlackBerry’s future is in flux–and that’s not anything new.
Windows Phone and BlackBerry may get the popular apps from the big developers, but these platforms suffer from a lack of long-tail apps — the driving strength for the appeal of iOS and Android.
Here’s a representative sampling of some of the various Q10 reviews that have been trickling out.
The first BlackBerry 10 handset gets a once great phonemaker back in the game, but it needs more apps and fewer bugs
Despite my interest in BlackBerry’s new phones, I’m still worried about the future of the platform, and not merely because it’s been off the radar for a while.