If you saw the movie Blackberry Last May, you saw how Canada’s Research In Motion took its BlackBerry two-way pager and made it the go-to tool for the pinstripe suit set. And soon, BlackBerry moved into smartphones and added features like BBM that made users addicted to their phones. The film was based on the exceptional book Lose signal which is a fascinating read for phone enthusiasts, no matter which platform you prefer.
If you haven’t seen the movie, or if you saw it and really enjoyed it, you have another chance to see it, but this time as a streaming series. As part of the deal that helped finance the film’s production, the film was going to be made into a series for streaming platforms. That’s why BlackBerry works so well as a three-part series with multiple episodes lasting 45 minutes each. There are approximately 14 minutes of material added to the series that did not make it to movie screens.
Dan McDermott, President of Entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks said: “We are thrilled to bring Blackberry to AMC and AMC+ as this three-part limited series for television, featuring expanded scenes and new footage that are sure to delight fans of this lively and often hilarious real-life drama. It’s a truly entertaining story with superb performances, whether or not you’re old enough to have owned one of these once-ubiquitous devices. »
The BlackBerry Movie is coming to AMC as a three-day limited event starting November 13
If you have been for a long time TelephoneArena Reader, you know how BlackBerry went from top to bottom. It all started with the introduction and launch of the iPhone in 2007, which made physical keyboards unnecessary, old and out of fashion. You might want to check out the actual responses to the iPhone that were delivered by RIM co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie to understand why BlackBerry was never able to catch either iOS or Android.
Eventually, BlackBerry felt forced to abandon its own operating system and move to Android so it could benefit from the well-stocked Google Play Store. But too many mistakes were made along the way. For example, how was BlackBerry, known for the messaging capabilities of its devices, able to launch its PlayBook tablet without an email client? At first, users had to use a BlackBerry smartphone to view their emails, contacts, calendar and BBM!