Originally Posted by tsac
They better stick around for a while, I just ordered a Z10 !!!!
One of the things seen in many of the posts here and in Crackberry are forecasts for the future. People trying to read the tea leaves about what the company is going to do next and when. My, a person would think this was the stock market! The reality is that there are many factors involved. Many we as customers don't see.
My guess, and it is just a guess, is that Blackberry will be around for a long time. How much they will be involved in phone type devices is less certain. They made their bones as a specialty company in a somewhat captive market. Whether they can change, at least a portion of the company into a consumer driven commodity company whose products have a big toy factor is the key question.
No matter what your expense should be safe. Even if the smartphone portion of Blackberry went under in six months(highly unlikely) the carriers would either pick up Support or would offer a good deal on a trade out to another smartphone. Too much money involved not to.