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- CrackBerry Addict
01-30-13, 01:56 PM #3401
- 588 Posts
It is still very hard to believe that they had a long awaited introduction like they had today!
What were they thinking!
There was some good news, like some heavy hitter apps getting announced, but other important items (I'll say it again, M2M) got only a few moments mention and nothing more.
All of us are on edge today because of what's at stake... not only our hard earned money, but thousands of jobs and a well primed OS and hardware deserved more of an "umph" today, whereas it came across kinda weird somehow.
Still long, but was hoping for more flash at launch.
- 01-30-13, 02:04 PM #3402
- 01-30-13, 02:05 PM #3403
- CrackBerry User
01-30-13, 02:09 PM #3404
- 22 Posts
I found Thorstein to be mostly cringe-worthy. They really should have taken another approach to this launch. Even the live demo I found to be too fast to really follow what was happening on the phone making it somewhat pointless. I thought this phone was delayed to make it perfect; now I see it was delayed because it would have been an even worse disaster a few months ago.
- 01-30-13, 02:09 PM #3405
I'll agree to a point that the launch didn't wow like maybe it could have.. but the general consensus is pretty positive. We here as crackberry members already knew everything about the z10, and we built it up in our minds and here in threads telling ourselves they wouldn't leak everything, so there must be some incredible new features that will be unveiled at launch.. well there wasn't, we had seen it all, but it's still an awesome phone and OS.. if the leaks hadn't been so extensive I think we'd all be sitting here saying wow.. And to that point, really the only things that didn't get leaked was skype and whatsapp.. things that last week people were saying were make or break.. well.. they're there!!!!
All and all I think it's good news.. the stock tanked because of the march release date in the US (which don't get me wrong, I'm not happy about.. I think for the good press and sentiment to build it should have been a US first launch or at least at the same time as Canada but I don't think RIM had any control over it.).. so those who are panicking and selling will loose out.. those who can hang on and see the momentum build for UK and Canadian Sales will likely be rewarded.
If bloggers and reviewers can give the device a fair shake, I think it will do well.
ON ANOTHER NOTE.. one thing that was absent is Instagram...I personally don't care much.. but... ummm.. doesn't kevin owe me a new car?
- 01-30-13, 02:11 PM #3407
Having said that, the UK,Canada sales can't be ignored, the adoptions rates in the USA will be interesting going forward, I fully expect adoption rate increases, how much, we shall see.
- 01-30-13, 02:22 PM #3409
They said WhatsApp is committed. Skype is committed (but it may only be a crippled/limited feature-set version of Skype with no voice/video, only text). It remains to be seen what 'committed' translates to.
I am disappointed that they didn't demo some great features like Voice assistant (aka ViKi), Browser (better than Chrome on Desktop), NFC/BBM Money , Music/Video content (they only made a cursory remark about it, could have played-up potential revenue stream). Didn't demo key apps like Maps/Navigation, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter , a few games etc.
What's done is done. Hope your upcoming commercials do a better job of explaining these features! You know what, let us ALL tweet to RIM/BB's marketing team and ask them to ensure that their upcoming commercials demo key apps/features. It'd be incredibly stupid if commercials turned out to be under-whelming too!
- 01-30-13, 02:27 PM #3412
Who predicted the 13 level...seems like thatís where itís going to settle.
Well...I'm getting the Z next Tuesday and going to show it to everyone over the next several months, as I'm sure hundreds of thousands of others are going to do as well...so long as it works great and does everything as stated/leaked I have no worries about this stock. If it sucks...I'll be on here next Wednesday saying so...which I don't think will happen.
Deep breaths...exhale. :0
- 01-30-13, 02:29 PM #3413
I am underwhelmed with the stage presence, BUT not by the message nor the product. Screen sharing is great amongst other features.
I bought another 2000 shares for LONG TERM investment today.
Understand that Canada and UK are very
RIMBB friendly and will generate a positive Worldwide buzz on good user experience,
- CrackBerry Genius
01-30-13, 02:33 PM #3416
- 2,226 Posts
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-30-13, 02:39 PM #3419
- 128 Posts
Overall, i'm not in bad shape over the past month.
I made money on everything I bought below $12, and lost (maybe) on most of the calls I purchased above $15. It all balances out though, and overall I now have a lower cost basis and larger position... I just don't have the "paper profits" I was seeing at the end of last week. I will be buying the Z10 sometime during February, I do still intend to wait until I can actually hold one though before purchasing.
- 01-30-13, 02:39 PM #3420
- CrackBerry Genius
01-30-13, 02:42 PM #3422
- 2,226 Posts
EDIT: Volume is massive today at over 215M shares, another very bad indicator to be so far down on so much volume.
Last edited by OMGitworks; 01-30-13 at 02:54 PM.
- 01-30-13, 02:52 PM #3424
What isn't needed is this sort of review:
The Z10 didn't even hold the dimmest, most-pathetic light to the other cameras in our test. Look at that photo above on the left. It is an abject and miserable failure. Because this is a particularly difficult shooting setting, all of the photos have problems with noise, distortion, and detail, but we've haven't seen something so crummy as the Z10 in a long time. The Z10 even has a "night" setting that was completely useless. This is some four-years-ago crap.
Bear in mind this is the stock thread, so I'm not looking for in-depth discussion of the actual review but rather to make the point that the *overall* review picture needs to be positive - anyone got any sense of which way it is going? (I've been working for the last four hours and am behind).
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