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Blackberry Global Position
Often the head and the heart will lead you in different directions or at least blind you from seeing the truth in the other. I love Blackberry and I love it for what it does for my brain so hopefully I'm being objective. Point is, I love where BB10 is going. I love the stock volatility, I love the NIoOP (Negative Influences of Other People), I love the direction in which RIM is going (albeit late) and most of all I love a comeback story. Here's what I (think) know. Apple has there hands in everything just like Google. They are a global brand who do way more than just make smart phones and their influence runs as deep as their pockets. So all the prognosticators, pundits and other talking heads just do what they're told to protect the bank. RIM doesn't have the clout so they are fighting an uphill battle but with a really big sword. What does all this mean for us? Well, for most, not much but for a few of us it means that we have a chance to get a piece of a really good pie. Stock is affordable, buy some. At worst, you lose a little bit of money but at best you'll make a killing. Android is the walmart of OS, its not so much great OS as it is a really good real estate company that sells tons of mediocre products. Apple on the other hand is the Starbucks of OS which does nothing more than sells slightly above average goods at a premium because of image and great marketing. RIM has a chance to be a real game changer with our support. I'm all in for BB10. I'm there on launch day and putting up reviews on every social media outlet, blog, convo and photo op I can. I know this is a random post from a half sleeping nobody but I really believe in RIM. So I hope all of you out there will help get these muppets on CNBC and others to take their medicine after BB comes back with a bang.
- 12-22-2012, 01:22 AM #2
I'm with you all the way buddy. Nothing like some loud consumer enthusiasm to bring the cool back to BlackBerry. We'll get those people who are hiding their BBs to bring them out from underneath their file folders won't we? Maybe even the New York Times will notice. Now if RIM can only get the TV anchors and personalities to show some support....
- 12-22-2012, 01:33 AM #4
Advising people to invest in RIMM is highly irresponsible at this point. Unless they're investing with money that. Ight otherwise go to lottery tickets.
The newest stats has Blackberry on F O U R T H place. WP8 is outselling Blackberries for crying out loud.
And in the corporate market that used to be RIMs bread and butter, over half of new activations are iPhone! RIM is in third place and coming behind Android...
Does that mean that RIM is dead? Nope, by no means. But there is good chance that its too late for RIM, and BB10 is too late or too little or both to save them, or that consumers just aren't excited by it and the prospect of something different.
And it also means, that advising people to invest in them is very irresponsible, at this point. By all means, support RIM all you want to. But if there is a more than 10% chance that the company won't exist in two years, don't invest in the company unless as a gamble. And that seems to be the case here.
- CrackBerry Genius
12-22-2012, 08:02 AM #5
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While I am a business owner, I'm no financial advisor. I'm not saying to go out and invest, I'm saying that if you believe in it and have the disposable income then why not? I raise this question, how is windows mobile selling, how about Android 1.0 devices? Not so well because they are old and dated. Of course people of the US, Canada, UK, etc aren't going out to buy 0S7 devices in droves. Why would they if a completely new phone is coming out so soon? Apple just re-releases the same phone with tiny tweaks every year so of course people still buy the old ones (it's the same as the new ones.) Android, of course, just gets slapped on anything with a screen. BB has fans that were waiting on this even though they may have other platforms now (I myself use an Iphone 5 which i hate passionately). I'm old enough to remember when Apple was trading at $7 a share, I'm sure there was someone who said investing in the 5th place computing company was "a gamble" but I think it paid off. I know that they are the exception and not the rule but this is the fact, Thor has a vision, he may not be as magnetic as Jobs but he's just as passionate and he's just as committed to building a better product. We don't know what the future holds for any company (Apple's stock continues to slowly fall). Here's a question to you, how did you come up the the "10% chance that the company wont exist in 2 years"? With 79 million users, most of which still pay services fees I doubt it. BB has a bright future but as a believer in what they will offer, I take responsibility for helping it's success along. I will be there day one in line to scoop my Z10 (even if it's a line of 1) and send this tiny video game machine to ebay. Long Live the Berry!
- 12-22-2012, 10:09 AM #7------------------------------------
I keep hearing BlackBerry 10 referred to as a "1.0 operating system". It isn't.
- It isa complete departure from the old BlackBerry Operating System.
- *It is also the next evolution of BlackBerry Tablet OS and has much in common with 1.0-2.1 of the PlayBook Tablet OS
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