I'm not sure why the playbook failed actually, it had one of the smoothest OS experiences you can find similar to ICS, WP7 and iOS (but on a tablet-like device), will support Android apps soon through an update (very soon!), small and long-lasting battery.
I mean to me, that makes it a pretty useful device. But everyone on this site has varying opinions.
Hopefully this device will be similar quality (build and experience-wise) but better recognized.
Just my 0.02c
As a frequent visitor of crackberry, and a true crackberry absuer, this is not what i want to see, but is however, what mainstream America wants to see. Gimme a bb10 phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and i will gladly get rid of my 9900.
I wouldnt say i'm a hater of blackberry since i deal with them on a daily basis, but they sure are WAYYYYY behind in terms of platform and hardware compared to apple/android offerings. I mean, when you blackberry evangelists were heralding and protecting the faith, blackberry was still releasing garbage like the bold 9000s, which, took on avg 15 minutes to boot! lol?