One thing you can say about BB is that they haven't ever seemingly stepped on Apple's patents. In fact with the new QNX and upcoming BB10 (which an ideal time for release would be this late fall, not next winter), perhaps this might be the reprieve that BB needs to get it's toe hold back in the market. At the very least if they can't afford to deliver the device AND software, then now the OS they are offering might look more appealing for someone to purchase/lease. I have been fervently hoping for BB to get back up from all of the heavy hits and get back in the fight (skeptical now but I am still optimistic). BB10 based on their presentation a while back looked smooth as hell and really slick. Might be an option if Apple gobbles up Android since they own the world of smart phones patents now. (Maybe Google/Moto can give them a swift kick in the nuts for us people who enjoy variety in a device). Whatchoo think?