Re: Good hit
I agree, while a physical keyboard was a huge competitive advantage early on for Blackberry, I think it's losing some of it's appeal over a stronger motivation for applications. For me, one of the biggest issues with Blackberry is that they don't have enough native applications, which was a great reason for BB to produce an Android/BB hybrid. That being said, there isn't very much that makes this phone unique. The keyboard looks like it will be awkward for many users (I have noticed a large male demographic among business users) which could hurt the potential popularity of the device.
I'm honestly surprised they didn't just look at replicating the passport as an Android device. That could have had a bit more market appeal.