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Poll: Can new BlackBerry Q10 win back converts and retain loyalists?

The BlackBerry Q10 wants to win back Android and iPhone converts and re-energize the faithful. Does it appeal to you? Take our poll.

BlackBerry Q10 features full hardware keyboard and now modern software with BlackBerry 10. | Image: Sarah Tew/CNET

The BlackBerry Q10 will be one of the stars of BlackBerry Live 2013 this week in Orlando. I will be there covering the event, as well as SAP Sapphire 2013 just up the road. One of the my big questions for the BlackBerry crowd is whether the Q10—which is reportedly seeing strong demand in some circles—will be able to use its traditional hardware keyboard to entice converts back to BlackBerry and to keep loyalists in the fold.

For those of you that I won't be able to pester face-to-face in Orlando this week, I thought I'd throw open this straw poll to get your take on the issue. I've actually divided it into two polls—one for former BlackBerry lovers who have converted to Android or iPhone and one for BlackBerry holdouts, many of whom have likely been thinking about a switch.

Take the poll that best fits your situation and then jump in the discussion if you'd like to explain your thinking.

For live updates from BlackBerry Live and SAP Sapphire, including news from the BlackBerry Live keynote on Tuesday morning at 9:00am Eastern, you can also follow my Twitter or Google+ stream.

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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