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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 11:56:14 PM »
2 important point from my view: (a hooked bb user who last week got an iPhone since my bb simply stoped doing its "job" i.e. working a full day without freezing 10 times)

1. BlackBerry 10 does not have to be an iPhone killer. it simply has to be a bb that works well, smooth, and runs app like a champ. i think that will get many ex bb users to return to their lost love. or at least myself.

2. this leads me to my next thought, as longs as this upcoming OS/Devices are not a failure, meaning they do raize sales again, and regain a following, RIM will be safe. RIM simply needs to prove they are still in the game which currently is not so clear (bold 9900? really? not even close) and investors will regain confidence, hence stock prices

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2012, 05:00:41 AM »
I NEED a BB just for my contacts on bbm.

The keyboard is whicked.

The battery is a catastrophy !!!

I use only 2G, disabled wifi+bluetooth, made screen timeouts fast, etc etc, I use BB only for messaging and a little surfing (no calls), and I have to charge my phone sometimes 2x per day!!!
Its a new phone, and follow the rules of filling up all the way, and only charging when almost completely empty, etc...

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2012, 05:02:58 AM »
Basically, forget the gadgets, and make a battery that lasts !

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2012, 12:48:02 PM »
Basically, forget the gadgets, and make a battery that lasts !

Definitely agree with the bolded portion. BB battery is just absymal. I need to be married to a wall socket.
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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2012, 09:16:49 PM »
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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2012, 02:06:36 AM »
Wow, just wow.
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/28/rim-3/?hpt=hp_t2
As a fan of my BB bold and someone who has said that they will stand by bb until i am forced out yesterdays news was as bad as it gets.  The layoffs and poor quarter isnt the issue, its the delay of the BB 10 phones.  I just dont see how BB is going to survive long enough for BB 10 to save them if it is even good enough to do that.  I think if BB 10 is a very good OS and they have strong phones it will still take a couple quarters to get ppl back on board so we are now talking about 6 losing quarters in a row.  Tough to survive that.  Their only chance was to launch in the Fall but if the OS wouldnt have been ready that would have failed too so I think they were in a lose lose situation. 

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2012, 02:12:05 AM »
Doesn't matter how good BB 10 is.
Web OS was an excellent OS, it was just too late to save Palm which was then sold to HP and later shut down.  Ditto for BB, expect the same scenario play out as it did for Palm.
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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2012, 03:02:27 AM »
Doesn't matter how good BB 10 is.
Web OS was an excellent OS, it was just too late to save Palm which was then sold to HP and later shut down.  Ditto for BB, expect the same scenario play out as it did for Palm.
I know you were a Palm enthusiast but I think the two are different.  BB has/had a committed strong user base and fills a need in the phone world.  Palm's were never as big as BB and competed more directly with the iphone in terms of purpose.  The OS may have been excellent (I dont remember it being talked about as being so great and the phones were not that great IMO) but there wasnt room for it in the market.  I dont think BB stood a chance at becoming the top or even 2nd in the mobile world but I think it had a shot of staying as a strong 3rd. 
Alas, this discussion is moot as the delay killed any shot it ever had. 

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2012, 03:08:52 AM »
Palm's were never as big as BB 
Lol...
Palm was the biggest in the smartphone market from its inception in 2000 or so until 2007 when RIM overtook it and Palm suffered a rapid decent due to complete lack of innovation of its OS.
RIM has been suffering that same rapid decent over the past 2 years and there's no saving that ship now.  There's no way they survive as a stand-alone company, though BBM may be purchased by Apple or Google.
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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2012, 09:18:01 AM »
Yesterday there were a few stories written in the business media about how Prem Watsa of Fairfax Financial, nearly doubled its stake in RIM.  Regulatory filings show that Fairfax is now a 9.9% shareholder in RIM, up from the mid 5% level previously.

For those who don't know, Watsa also sits on the RIM board of directors.  He joined the board in January of this year.  He's been called "Warren Buffet of the North", and he has quite the reputation for making brilliant market calls such as selling equities in advance of the 1987 crash, and buying credit default swaps on bonds prior to the subprime disaster of 2008.   

Given that this guy already took a large stake in RIM when he joined the board, one has to wonder what he knows about RIM's plans in order to justify his return to the trading desk to double down on the stock.  As a board member, he is privy to plenty of insider information.  When insiders buy, it is usually viewed as a bullish sign to outsiders..............................................

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2012, 09:20:35 AM »
I'm a RIM diehard and even I don't buy it.

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2012, 09:30:39 AM »
Asher,
Don't destroy my last glimpse of hope...   :'(

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2012, 09:37:30 AM »
Asher,
Don't destroy my last glimpse of hope...   :'(


There are still a lot of holdouts here. Springles, SF, BISPRO etc.

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Re: Blackberry 10 Unveiled
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2012, 09:44:00 AM »
I had enough pain switching from NEXTEL to BB a hundred years ago. It was very painful. Iím not ready to move from BB yet. Add me to the list of procrastinators/holdouts/optimistics. I will wait for the BB10 before jumping ship.