Originally Posted by ZombieBerry
@jsconyers - True. I do not expect very many (with the exception of the very faithful), but don't forget, there are BlackBerry supporters who are using older devices now, may be in the middle of a contract, who will still buy an OS 7.1 device. Allowing RIM some elbow room. Enough to help save them? IMO, I am not sure. Slim hope. With the current issues they face, I am really worried about their hardware standing the test of time. As newer tech is introduced to the mobile markets, will RIM have the ability keep up development AND still be able to flesh out their OS so that when/if it is ever released, it will still be competitive with what else is out there.
Good point, but those users have to be very faithful to RIM to consider a 7.1 device that could be almost a year old when compared to the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III (or whatever the most recent Android device is at the time), or a Windows 8 phone. Quite frankly, 7.1 devices don't really stack up to the competition. The saving grace is that most carriers are giving them away for free with a 2 year contract.