BlackBerry is reportedly having some issues in its transition to Android. A report from CNET quotes a “high-level executive” at AT&T as saying “The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling.”
The carrier exec gave CNET a big list of reasons why the Priv was failing. Both companies expected to see demand for an Android phone with a physical keyboard, but that demand never materialized. BlackBerry apparently has a problem appealing to the general public, with the report saying that “most of the buyers were BlackBerry loyalists.” Those die-hard BlackBerry users struggled to adapt to Android, which the executive says led to the higher returns.
Blackberry’s Q4 results came out in April, and they show lagging performance, too. The company sold 600,000 handsets for the quarter, which was short of Wall Street’s expected 850,000 units.