Best Argument: Unlikely
Audience Favored: Promising (65%)
It's the only enterprise communications solution
With BlackBerry 10 the story in and of itself gets stronger. BlackBerry remains the only enterprise communications solution that is always connected behind the firewall, removing the need for VPN or complex authentication. BlackBerry Balance is unique within the market, an obvious win for people who use their phones for both their work and personal lives.
BlackBerry continues to enjoy loyalty coupled with natural conservatism/inertia that almost defines enterprise IT life. BlackBerry 10 is a product that serves this market well.
An uphill battle
Right now, iOS and Android have the smartphone mindshare and neither Apple or Google are going to sit idly by either. Some government agencies and large companies have adopted iOS and I highly doubt they are going back to BlackBerry until BB10 is proven itself. While I want BlackBerry to succeed as much as any other smartphone enthusiast, I have my doubts at this time.
Very close but Mr. Miller is the winner
This was a tricky one. I'm going with Mr. Miller on this one, despite the audience voting in favor of Mr. Baxter-Reynolds' position. There is, perhaps, a strange logic to this madness.
This wasn't necessarily a debate to see whether or not BlackBerry can survive with BlackBerry 10. It falls down to one thing: Will BlackBerry 10 revitalize enterprise interest? That's the key word here. "Interest," sure, and these two new devices will definitely prick up the ears of IT managers and reinvigorate enterprise interest in the platform. But it's hard to conclude that enterprises will fully bite down and not look elsewhere for a more stable offering, in terms of feature set, back-end manageability, and long-term prospects for the company's stability.
This debate was won on semantics. Both presented a string of valid points, but "interest" unfortunately does not equal "success."