Not so much of a dilemma. They could adopt Android, and port their own apps to it. In exchange, it will mean they'll have access to, not just the Android on their hardware, but Android phones all over the world, a market hundreds of times bigger. This way, they can make their own hardware and software, two sources of money, which they can bundle for a reduced cost and rejuvenate the BlackBerry brand.
This. They could even make it go both ways, still release dedicated Blackberry phones, running latest Android versions plus their own UI on top of that. Have their own phones run premium versions of their apps, and sell basic versions on Google Play that run on all Android devices. Call it Business Android, or whatever.
the magic of those extra 0.85 inches.
That's what she said!
By the way, the absence of religion is not necessarily
Ultimately this is the problem with most Mars or Moonbase plans: there needs to be a compelling reason to be there. Something you can't do on Earth or in Earth orbit.
Surviving an impact that kills all sentient life on earth is all the reason I need. Earth orbit or a sprawling Moon base might serve that purpose just as well, but the existing ISS is far too small and way to fragile to ensure our species' survival. And while it's unthinkable right now, Mars shows at least some promise of eventually enjoying some degree of terraforming. Until then, set up domes and indoor greenhouses to nurture the colonists, don't forget to send all the heavy machinery needed for exploring and mining the natural resources of the planet so that they can survive and thrive on their own, and, most important of all, ban all (Terran) religion. Let them have a fresh start.
But then, maybe the Retina display will read the books for me, who knows?