I feel media claims of Black Berry's demise are greatly exaggerated. Yes, they will lose money this year, but made money last year and every year for a decade or so. They had many one time costs, like developing at least four great new phones, including my Z10 which I love. I also believe a larger Z30, with huge screen, is out soon, but you'd never know, because despite being a proud Canadian company, the media would rather fall all over itself to tell us about the new iPhone S, plus, R or whatever slightly better update warrants a few hundred dollar increased cost.
BB makes great touch screen phones. BB makes great keyboard phones. Many tech analysts will actually tell you the BB 10 operating system is more polished than the Apple, or Android systems, as entirely brand new. Having spent a lot to develop, and release, the Q10 for traditional fans, Z10 for us touch screen fans, Q5 for entry level markets and now Z30 (may or may not be out) for those wanting a jumbo screen, for sure, this year, sure they lost money. But as a strong company, they had money in the bank.
BlackBerry makes good products. And it's time for us to support a Canadian company.
Nick Henselmeier - Saskatoon