BlackBerry has been revived, does it give hope to Windows phone fans?
If you want to talk to fans of slowing platforms, our pals at CrackBerry should be first on the list.
BlackBerry was famously behind the curve going into a modern, touch-based OS with BlackBerry 10. Despite the company's hard work at pushing the platform and engaging developers, it didn't work out.
I sat in the last BlackBerry Jam Europe developer conference a few years ago, and there was a lot of excitement. BlackBerry fans can certainly rival Windows phone fans when it comes to passion for their platform. But BlackBerry faded away until the company's recent revival.
It's this which is the focus of an interesting new thread in the Windows Central Forums:
The KEYOne has indeed been well received, more so even than the Priv and DTEK — touch phones that came before it. But these aren't like old BlackBerry handsets. The company has transitioned to using Android and all the benefits that ecosystem brings. Not least app support for consumers.
Nevertheless, the old dog is fighting again. Does this resurgence of an old, much-loved brand give you any faith as a Windows phone fan that the same could happen with Microsoft's mobile offering? Do you think Windows 10 on ARM is the kick in the pants that the platform needs to spark some new fire? Drop by the forum thread below and let us know what you think.
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