1. eve6er69's Avatar
    It's nice to get all sentimental, but really can't we just let BlackBerry die in peace with some dignity left? Let's be honest there's absolutely no reason for Apple to acquire BlackBerry ...
    Corporate security patents. Qnx in iOS and all the other millions of patents blackberry owns. Just because they don't do anything with it doesn't mean nobody will. I'd love to see iOS operate with swipes like bb10 does. You can lose the home button and own the company that made the qnx software.


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    10-27-2013 02:25 AM
  2. grunt0300's Avatar
    If Apple bought BB, this forum would need two or three dozen more moderators. The BB fanboys would swamp this site with rantings, and iMore would have to stop functioning, to get it all sorted out. "AppleBerry"? I LOVE IT!!!!!!
    10-27-2013 09:43 AM
  3. xanadome's Avatar
    I was making this thread under the context of if they did, not how they would.

    I am jut curious if you would be interested or not
    Understand that.
    If Apple were to do this, I want them to make it into more fine tuned to a super efficient communication/PIM oriented device, sort of like a "super Bold" type one, that the traditional BBers have been craving for.
    They should also incorporate all these "little moments of delight" that were available in the legacy (classic) BBs, while retaining Apple's DNA and eco system (iCloud sync etc).
    Then I will buy it. But I will always retain my iPhone anyway.
    They can make a killing by stealing this concept from BBRY, while BBRY is stumbling around by trying to emulate the iPhone, having lost the traditional BB users' market, LOL.
    I've been an iPhone user since its inception in 2007 (Apple user for over a quarter century , but lately rocking a small BB as a daily driver just for the efficiency.
    10-27-2013 12:14 PM
  4. xanadome's Avatar
    As a side note, what the keyboard attracts me is the ability for the keyboard shortcuts, not necessarily for the typing. I am comfortable enough with the iPhone touch keyboard, and do not particularly consider the keyboard just for a typing device.
    IF Apple were to make a specialized communication/PIM keyboard device, I want them to add a bit of Apple "flavour" to it, that is, an ability to create "macro" using the keyboard.
    There is a little app called "ShortcutMe"" in the BB world, which enables users to create all sort of shortcuts.
    10-27-2013 12:27 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    As a side note, what the keyboard attracts me is the ability for the keyboard shortcuts, not necessarily for the typing. I am comfortable enough with the iPhone touch keyboard, and do not particularly consider the keyboard just for a typing device.
    IF Apple were to make a specialized communication/PIM keyboard device, I want them to add a bit of Apple "flavour" to it, that is, an ability to create "macro" using the keyboard.
    There is a little app called "ShortcutMe"" in the BB world, which enables users to create all sort of shortcuts.
    You can already create keyboard shortcuts in iOS at least if you mean "text expansion" type of shortcuts where typing "omw" changes to "On my way!"
    10-27-2013 12:35 PM
  6. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Corporate security patents. Qnx in iOS and all the other millions of patents blackberry owns. Just because they don't do anything with it doesn't mean nobody will. I'd love to see iOS operate with swipes like bb10 does. You can lose the home button and own the company that made the qnx software.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    Apparently you overestimate the importance of those patents ... BlackBerry has been grasping at straws for at least 5 years now, Totally obtainable, and nobodies interested. Not Apple, not Google, Not Microsoft, or Samsung. I believe it's time for you to dry your tears, and face reality, It's time to put a fork in them, BlackBerry's done ...
    10-27-2013 12:46 PM
  7. xanadome's Avatar
    You can already create keyboard shortcuts in iOS at least if you mean "text expansion" type of shortcuts where typing "omw" changes to "On my way!"
    Yes, I know, but what I am talking about is the real "macro" that you can program certain actions by keyboard combinations.
    I have never used the ShortcutMe app, but I like the concept. As I understand it, the app will enable creation of any actions you like by programming 3 keys. BB legacy devices have sufficient keyboard shortcuts, but I often wanted my own action programs.
    Then again, the title of the thread is "if Apple acquired Blackberry". If they did, only obvious option Apple might be remotely interested in would be a keyboard device. Apple has been just fine without any interaction with BBRY and will continue to be so.
    But seeing the fiasco by BBRY lately, I thought somebody else might "raid" the point missed by BBRY. But it is hardly likely that it's going to be Apple, who might acquire BBRY. They might be interested in the BBRY's NOC arrangement, if the price is right.
    Otherwise, the thread would be a great entertainment piece .
    Last edited by xanadome; 10-27-2013 at 01:22 PM.
    10-27-2013 01:03 PM
  8. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    Apparently you overestimate the importance of those patents ... BlackBerry has been grasping at straws for at least 5 years now, Totally obtainable, and nobodies interested. Not Apple, not Google, Not Microsoft, or Samsung. I believe it's time for you to dry your tears, and face reality, It's time to put a fork in them, BlackBerry's done ...
    Last I checked, 5 years ago BlackBerry was at the top of the smartphone game, and QNX was owned by someone else. There struggles and decline started towards the end of 2010 and it's been downhill since then. However, it's only been recently that they've put the for sale sign up, or "looking into strategic alternatives" as they call it. So no, they haven't been "grasping at straws" for at least the 5 years.

    I do agree though that BlackBerry as we know it in its current form is done. They may evolve into some sort of software and services company, some sort of niche enterprise company or they may be deconstructed and their patents sold off, no one really knows.
    10-27-2013 01:53 PM
  9. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    asking really interested questions about keyboard with idevice its look too different......... i don't think so that apple should do this in future if do then everybody is want some unique as they lovers of apple mania a Prime status in hand that i have a worlds latest mobile of APPLE

    I think you want to say....

    This is an interesting question about the keyboard but it would make the idevices look very different. I don' think Apple should do this n the future. If they do then everybody would want Apple to change to some unique feature. Apple has many fans and it is a prime status device that people around the world like to show they have the latest Apple mobile device.

    Did I get that somewhat right? I read loads of translated documents so I attempted to change it up a bit. If I got it wrong then please accept my apologies.
    Would you be willing to 'shadow' maeshishnd around the forums?
    Cuz I never know what he's trying to say.
    10-27-2013 02:34 PM
  10. ankush77's Avatar
    Blackberry has many advantages in BES that Apple could use .
    10-27-2013 02:41 PM
  11. ankush77's Avatar
    Blackberry has multitasking abilities in BB10,the hub and many more things to do .
    10-27-2013 02:44 PM
  12. meashishnd's Avatar
    Huh?


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    that one which star this conversation not you....... i like it
    10-28-2013 12:23 AM
  13. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Last I checked, 5 years ago BlackBerry was at the top of the smartphone game.
    While that's true they were financially sound, BlackBerry's problems began with Apple's success period ... The beginning of RIM's long death spiral.
    10-28-2013 12:24 PM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    11-08-2013 03:34 PM
  15. Speedygi's Avatar
    Is this thread still valid after the new moves made by Blackberry? Or maybe technically it is...
    11-08-2013 04:29 PM
  16. kataran's Avatar
    So I was thinking the other day about how much I miss my physical keyboard but I also love the app selection of iOS and android.

    My question to you guys and gals is

    If apple made a device with a keyboard like a q10 running iOS would you
    A) buy it
    B) consider it
    C) not even bother.

    Just a generic question. I'm using tapatalk so I cannot create a poll so I'll just listen to the comments and see if your guys and gals agree or disagree.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    Entertain us in this thread by picking up a phone with a physical keyboard after using a virtual keyboard for 6 months. Reason is I hated my iPhone keyboard coming from a Palm Pre2 keyboard well last weekend I had to get some info off my priced custom Pre2 and I was actually cursing the keyboard I claimed to not being able to live without

    Life is funny sometimes


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    11-08-2013 04:59 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Entertain us in this thread by picking up a phone with a physical keyboard after using a virtual keyboard for 6 months. Reason is I hated my iPhone keyboard coming from a Palm Pre2 keyboard well last weekend I had to get some info off my priced custom Pre2 and I was actually cursing the keyboard I claimed to not being able to live without

    Life is funny sometimes


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    This is because people adapt to something after using it for awhile. Muscle memory kicks in.
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    11-08-2013 05:14 PM
  18. eve6er69's Avatar
    Entertain us in this thread by picking up a phone with a physical keyboard after using a virtual keyboard for 6 months. Reason is I hated my iPhone keyboard coming from a Palm Pre2 keyboard well last weekend I had to get some info off my priced custom Pre2 and I was actually cursing the keyboard I claimed to not being able to live without

    Life is funny sometimes


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    At one point I had both a blackberry and an iPhone and I agree. I ended up finding it harder to type on the blackberry than the iPhone and I have been using a BlackBerry for years and my work just gave us the iPhones.

    I do miss the blackberry keyboard sometimes but SwiftKey has got me missing I it less and less every day

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
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    11-10-2013 08:34 AM
  19. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    Would consider it and if it's good enough like the q10 why not? I think the q10 is an amazing phone
    11-10-2013 08:44 AM
  20. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    I refuse to go back to using a physical keyboard on a daily driver, but wouldn't mind owning one.
    11-10-2013 01:04 PM
  21. saynt j's Avatar
    Maybe a slider with a keyboard hidden under the screen, while the screen is a giant button itself?
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    That would totally work.
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    11-12-2013 12:26 PM
  22. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I remember when Steve jobs introduced the first iPhone he was making fun of they keyboard so I doubt we will see it
    11-12-2013 12:53 PM
  23. kataran's Avatar
    Maybe a slider with a keyboard hidden under the screen, while the screen is a giant button itself?
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    That would totally work.
    Lol that's funny in a straight jacket sort of way but I like it

    Buttons buttons buttons buttons buttons buttons buttons buttons buttons bi

    Man I got to nine before I messed up curse this keyboard 👹


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    11-12-2013 02:24 PM
  24. sting7k's Avatar
    I don't know why anyone still wants a physical keyboard. The glass covered capacitive touch screens have surpassed them.
    11-12-2013 02:46 PM
  25. kataran's Avatar
    I don't know why anyone still wants a physical keyboard. The glass covered capacitive touch screens have surpassed them.
    Back when I owned an HTC Mogul 6800 with the landscape keyboard I was a 50/50 user the physical keyboard was great but I used the on screen keyboard with the stylus just as much because switching orientation just to type was un appealing to me then I went full blown Palm and the portrait slider keyboard was awesome I will always miss that form factor.

    But I will agree the new touch screen keyboards have come a long way especially with one handed use and smart auto correct


    Sent from my iPhone 5
    11-12-2013 02:56 PM
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