I am not sure if anyone else noticed it but BlackBerry seems to have learned how to smoothly roll out a product in the last month or so. First we had them rolling out OS 10.2.1 worldwide with very few issues if any on multiple carriers for multiple devices. Then last week we had BlackBerry simultaneously rolling out BBM 2.0 on iOS and Android on the same day as rolling out BBM 10.3 on BlackBerry 10. They even had a quick follow up releasing BBM 8.1 for legacy BlackBerry devices that also went flawlessly.
This really just makes me wonder. What did John Chen do to suddenly make BlackBerry not fumble these launches? Could it be a result of Andrew Bocking, former VP of BBM, leaving BlackBerry? Chen stated quite a few times that turnarounds require a company to get things right most of the time since they do not have second chances. I have to commend team BlackBerry for delivering! They managed to bring relative feature parity to their BBM clients in the span of a day or two. That is what a cross platform messenger has to do to survive.
What did you think of last weeks launch?