Terrible news in the world today as my favorite piece of technology declared its own death with the headline that it will no longer make phones with keyboards. This is undoubtedly the end of the road for Blackberry as no one is going to by their antiquated phones ever again. I can’t understand why they would eliminate their only unique selling proposition and believe that they can take on Android or iPhone head on.
I use my Blackberry to blog on the go, to write emails, and to draw attention to myself. The joke, “Is that a Blackberry, I didn’t know they still made those,” never gets old. Now what will Mitt Romney, Kim Kardashian, and I do when we have a groundbreaking article to post? Use my touchscreen Samsung S7 Edge to write articles with the disclaimer that auto correct errors should be expected? Say it ain’t so.
In six months I predict that Blackberry will have a fire sale and this will finally be the end of what has been a painful and predictable decline. (see TPOL’s Letter to Blackbery Warning Them of Their Impending Doom circa 2010)
You broke my heart, Blackberry. You broke my heart!