Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BlackBerry fans, take note

Bloomberg News reports that struggling smartphone-maker BlackBerry will return its focus to the physical keyboards that fueled its early success among customers in the business and government sectors.

These users find it easier to type out emails on keyboard-equipped phones, rather than touch screens, the story notes.

"I personally love the keyboards," chief executive officer John Chen said in an interview Monday with Bloomberg Television at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Read the full Bloomberg News story here.

What type of smartphone device do you prefer? If you don't use a BlackBerry, does this news make the device more appealing to you? Leave your opinion in the comments below.

(April 2013 file photo of a BlackBerry Q10 smartphone -- Associated Press)


Anonymous said...

My Blackberry has a physical keyboard, but doesn't auto-correct like my iPhone. I can also type faster on the iPhone...so it sounds like blackberry continues down the de-evolution road...

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