Today was earnings day for BlackBerry, and while we're not going to go into the nitty gritty – hit up our buddies over at CrackBerry for that – CEO John Chen mentioned iOS and Android, the 'BlackBerry experience' and then ears pricked up. First up though was the news of 40 million iOS and Android combined BBM users, and then came this, courtesy of Phil Nickinson over at Android Central:
It doesn't provide any answers, but it seems pretty clear that Chen is keeping all of his options open in order to keep BlackBerry alive. What exactly the 'BlackBerry experience' is remains open to interpretation, but there's plenty to choose from in the enterprise, security and consumer arenas. Personally, I'd love a BlackBerry Travel app for my iPhone. I used that app to death on my old Bold.
Many of us started out on BlackBerry, and many of us have fond memories of it, too. Embracing iOS and Android might well be the smartest play at this point in keeping the company alive. Are there any parts of the BlackBerry experience you'd love to see on your iPhone? Sound off in the comments below!