- 01-19-13, 01:33 PM #51
Jan 30th is the launch of the OS (yes with device(s) revealed) which is NOT what folks buy. People buy devices. And we have no concrete idea when devices will drop. If for instance the first phone say on Verizon does not come out until late February then I'd not expect to see ads for the phone now anyway.
Lots of posts on here seem to confuse the launch/reveal date for BlackBerry 10 with device releases. Not at all the same thing. And RIM's not Apple so the chances of a Jan 30th launch followed by immediate availability is very slim.
- 01-19-13, 01:33 PM #52
- 01-19-13, 02:13 PM #54
Wait for Jan 30 2013 like everybody else.
BTW, you will find tons and tons of USA Blackberry launch news here USA Newspapers.com - Home
Yes even Alabama,lol
You can't buy this much FREE ad but Blackberry has, good call RIM.
PS. When your done with the USA news you can start here next
Should keep ya busy until Jan 30 2013
- 01-19-13, 02:19 PM #56
- 01-19-13, 02:26 PM #57
It's obvious with each additional post you put up the thought of TROLL comes to mind. Others have responded in a reasonable way, yet you continue to ratchet up the "volume" with terms like "losers" etc etc. As such I'm not wasting any more of my time , others can do as they wish.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-19-13, 02:32 PM #59
- 2,300 Posts
Ads are great...but in essence the main marketing will happen at the carrier and retail sales level... at this stage it appears RIM seems to be getting it right.... as much as marketing in mass media gets your product "known"....it is at the sales level you sink or swim.... It looks like from what has been reported most carriers are all in when it comes to bb10 support and inventory... if this translates into sales depends very much on how much said carriers have their sales force push BB10.... it is a bit ironic how it the same process that actually kllled the BB brand in the first place... how many reports did you hear of sales people pushing Android or Iphones to perspective customers??
If you look at pre marketing of BB10..... it seems to be working.... many tech blogs formerly anti BB seem to be turning around "BGR being the best example".... If you check facebook and twitter... BB comes up a lot.... Stock analysts are doing a retake on the company.....lastly.... you cannot market something that till the product is actually released..... makes me think this about what dampened Nokia's Lumina launch....no firm release date sketchy on specs..... let us hope RIM does an equally good job after launch as they appear to with pre launch....
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-19-13, 02:46 PM #62
- 409 Posts
- CrackBerry Genius
01-19-13, 02:49 PM #63
- 1,810 Posts
You can refuse to accept this if you like, but it's just simple reality.
- 01-19-13, 02:51 PM #64
RIM is advertising. They're targeting enthusiasts and influences. I have no doubt that there will be a mass-market push at launch. Why would you execute a simultaneous six-city international launch if you weren't trying to attract attention?
- 01-19-13, 02:55 PM #66
As for your first counterpoint, we are the BB faithful and will put up with this ****. Other's won't. We can't expect anti sentiment to be patient.
For your second point, You are correct as I can't find anything on their sites but that's up to them, not RIM. Rogers, Bell, Virgin, etc, have taken it upon themselves to add to their sites. Maybe take that up with your local telcom providers.
For the third point... Nope, it's been for anyone in the business world. Look at the volumes that RIMM has been trading at these days. WAY above the average. There is a TON of interest. Soon, the masses will be inundated with adds. It will come into play but it has to be timed right. It can't happen too soon, but, you are right, it can't happen too late. I do, however, believe that hitting it hard right now and earlier, would have been, and is, too soon.
- CrackBerry Genius
01-19-13, 03:01 PM #67
- 1,810 Posts
You're impatient, and I understand that. But they are doing exactly the right thing, and what you wish for would be a bad mistake.
- 01-19-13, 04:13 PM #71
Re: Where's the marketing?
RIM should wait as far as mainstream (read that as expensive) advertising -- until devices are close or out. People need to see the phone and the software, go wow I want that, and then actually be able to go get it.
I saw the Davos ad on CNBC. That is not a high dollar network relative to say primetime on a major network. And is marketing to the current BB users. Saying stick with BB -- something new is coming.
Most folks in North America watching primetime TV are not BB users. RIM has to handle that differently.
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- 01-19-13, 05:05 PM #72
If you saw the training slides released the other day, you know RIM has identified types of people the new release will target at launch, and I have, as others have said, seen advertising in newspapers and TV where the people targeted, would see them. My guess is they will do much more cooperative advertising once the phones are available for sale, with the carriers that sell them.
- 01-19-13, 05:51 PM #73
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- 01-19-13, 05:56 PM #75
Where's the marketing?
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