Also, how can you say that Windows Phone has more to offer then Blackberry 10? We don't know much about BB10 other then rumors, so that statement doesn't make sense to me.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
04-03-2012, 04:50 PM #77Ed
- 6,455 Posts
Be bold. Be pantless. Then go take a nice long nap.
The advertising and marketing for the current os7 devices is deplorable. RIM acts like the 9860 doesn't even exist, how else can you explain such terrible marketing? It makes me worried for future releases.
- 04-03-2012, 05:01 PM #79
Though I post far too much to make it a realistic statement, but if you look at my post history about this subject I say I wont buy a BB10 until it has a keyboard, but strategically RIM needs to launch the all touch BB10 first, that is the market they need in the USA, and that is the form factor needed for the Asia growth markets,
that doesn't mean I have to want it or buy it, It is what is best for RIM, but also what is best for RIM is to find a way to cater to their existing following, while building a new following, and the Keyboard is something they are known for.
Now it is EASY for me to say Windows phone offers more than BB10, Windows phone offers me Excel, REAL excel, not the crappy version that BBOS, iOS, Android have, but real Excel, that alone says that once my Keyboard is gone, and I start exploring other OS's those in my friend/family circle who are only with BlackBerry for the Keyboards will also be exploring so I'll adopt a NON BBM IM client, and BBM wont be a factor any longer.
- 04-03-2012, 05:04 PM #80
RIM's advertising had to be targeted to NOT being a Me too product
The BeBold slogan is better than a "carry a torch" slogan, though I do think they should have run with it for a bit,
The Bold form factor gives RIM something none of the other players have, now RIM is wasting that with all around crap advertising, but the best Marketing and branding strategy was the BeBold method
- 04-03-2012, 05:10 PM #81
Given I bought the BlackBerry PlayBook when it was initially released, I will probably spring for a BlackBerry smartphone running BBX/BB10/BBiX. This presupposes the smartphone is akin to the Blackberry Blade prototype or similar with a permanent keyboard.
- 04-03-2012, 05:14 PM #82
- CrackBerry Genius
04-03-2012, 05:44 PM #84
- 4,534 Posts
when i got my Bold 9900 (and my other line as a Bold 9790) i made sure i was on one year plans so i would have it timed right for my upgrade(s)
- 04-03-2012, 06:04 PM #85
Will you be buying a BB10 phone right away?
Yes, i will need to. Ive been holding on to my upgrade since last November. My 9800 has become a little long in the tooth but she's holding on. i usually upgrade every time it comes around, but i didnt want to drop it on another phone and have to pay full price for a BB10 phone so im trapped until then. *Im loving the new Bold and if it wasnt for the upcoming BB10 device(s), id be on one like flies on P00P! LOL
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- 04-03-2012, 06:31 PM #87
- CrackBerry Addict
04-03-2012, 07:56 PM #90
- 758 Posts
- In my pants.
My contract was up in January 12th. I am waiting for the BB10's to come out to see if:
1) I want to stay with RIM
2) Decide if I am staying with big blue or go to big red!
Bold (9000)| Torch (9800)| Torch (9810)| Z10 OS: 10.2.0.228
Playbook 64G WiFi QNX: 18.104.22.1682
BBM Channel: C00014679
- 04-03-2012, 08:11 PM #91
getting to pick your Carrier, I learned SOOOO much more about the Big 3 Carriers in Canada when I was in this position at the time to buy the Torch 9800,
I learned about roll out plan, tower locations, coverage maps and plans,
and pricing options moving forward.
spend these next few months really digging into the Carriers plans for your area, and the areas you travel too, you'd be surprised how much info you can get out during research
- 04-03-2012, 08:38 PM #93
Yes, Right away. Doesn't matter if its full touch screen or bold form factor but i would prefer a bold form factor with an even bigger screen than the 9900. Bigger keys would be fine too.
15% larger than the bold 9900 but same setup would be great.
And a forward facing camera is key. Video chat integration on BBM could save the blackberry brand IMO.
My playbook could be snappier to be honest, so i hope that the first bb10 device would have better specs than the playbook. However, a smaller screen on the first bb10 phone would require less resources and could be faster if shrunken.
I hope HDMI is built in too.
- 04-03-2012, 08:51 PM #94
If they only release a device that is all touchscreen, No.
If they release a device with a keyboard in the Bold 9900 form factor, yes.
(Has to be 3.5 inches tall at least...)
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- CrackBerry Abuser
04-04-2012, 03:41 AM #97
- 432 Posts
All my phones are off-contracts. Right now all family,well - our husky still resists to get a smartphone, on BlackBerry and I guess we will keep on that line.
Getting BB10 - YES,
Right away - not sure ... If Bold or something close to the Blade (concept) BB10 comes out ... I am after it.
- 04-04-2012, 03:51 AM #98
Probably not, unless it has some compelling benefit other than just better. My Torch is not yet a year old and doing fine. A 3-6 month wait will also give any isues a chance to settle out before I upgrade.
But that's my style....it all started with those two tin cans & a length of string... . . . [///]--------------[\\\]
- 04-04-2012, 05:11 AM #99
- 04-04-2012, 06:30 AM #100
I'm not sure yet. I'm waiting to see what the BB10 and WP8 are both like when they come out. They're both being released pretty close together
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