Re: BB's own platform
Oddly, one of the complaints about BB Os was the text heavy menus.
At least one report has praised Microsoft for the extensive use of text in WinPhone 8.
It's a fashion industry. The same stuff comes back looking a little different, and it's new and exciting.
That said, BB have to find a way to make money without trying to obtain all your data. I'm all for that and will pay for it, the question is how many other people think the same way?
A phone with parental controls that allows you to disable Facebook and Twitter...and its own satnav system that doesn't report your position to Google. How will they market it?
(I'm going to buy one because, for some reason, I trust a Canadian company a little more than USAian ones. Naive perhaps.)