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Is BlackBerry About to Pull a Samsung?

Competition in the global smartphone market has reached a fever pitch. With several former champions of the mobile-phone space vying for their piece of the pie, we're seeing companies pursue some bold tactics in hopes of differentiating themselves. One company attempting to regain a piece of its former glory, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) , appears that it might be about to borrow a page from one of the current top dogs, Samsung, by taking aim at multiple price points and form factors to potentially appeal to users in some of its most critical markets. In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner discusses the dynamic and how it could help BlackBerry going forward.

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  • Report this Comment On June 23, 2013, at 7:28 PM, HelpIsHere wrote:

    This clown is an idiot. Move along, if you listen to him you can't get that time back again, it is lost forever. Thank me later..

  • Report this Comment On June 23, 2013, at 7:32 PM, seamonkey2002 wrote:

    Andrew - The Q5 is NOT coming out in a "few months." Its already available!

    AND as far as Apps are concerned - Lets remember why Apps were first developed. It was because mobile web browsers and the the devices couldn't handle website related data. See Apple and Flash. As mobile web browsers mature, as with Blackberry's browser, Apps will become more and more obsolete. This is a major concern for app developers which may go the way of the dinosaurs. Of course there will still be a need for apps that perform functions rather than simply direct you to a stripped down web experience but these will be the exception rather than the norm. Also with apps, many request you allow them access to your photos, emails, device information both locally and in the cloud, etc., and with people demanding more privacy, its best to browse directly to a website rather than through the app that will steal your information.

    ALSO - the BB device will make Apple TV obsolete - Google it.

    And tablets will soon by "dummy" screens synced to your BB device. No more iPad. Hence the CEO of BB stating that tablets will be obsolete ina few years. Google it.

    And the OS in BB is a QNX based system. WOW! Google it. is where you go to Google it. Figured I'd throw that in there as you didn't Google when the Q5 was to be released...

  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 3:46 AM, ashar007 wrote:

    iPhone 5 is reduced 30% more in Wal-Mart, and also significant marked down of S4.

    Are you not reading newpaper.......

    I long for BB and buy and hold more than 4000 shares. I ushering the long beat ou short......

  • Report this Comment On June 24, 2013, at 1:19 PM, lborsato wrote:

    @seamonkey2002 You don't seem all that capable with Google yourself since the very first hit for "q5 release date" is a June 10 story and provides an expected release date of July 15. Since today seems to be June 24, it certainly isn't available now.

    And if you think that a current BB device will make Apple TV obsolete you are just showing that you don't know what Apple TV is or does. BB would actually need a lot more content partnerships - like Netflix or Hulu maybe. Perhaps you should Google it.

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