Why did RIM reduce screen size from 9000 to 9700?
Apologies if this was already threaded. I know that many people each have their own preferences but it seemed like for the most part people liked the bigger screen that the 9000 offered.
Why did RIM reduce the screen size for the 9700? Will we ever see a blackberry (besides touchscreens) that will have a bigger size again??
- CrackBerry User
05-16-10, 07:44 PM #7
- 80 Posts
It's call thinking ahead.
This is what you do when you need to sell a product each year.
Bold 9000, AWESOME.
1. Big Screen
4. Huge comfortable keyboard.
For your next model you shoot darts and the first two to get hit you increase only those.
It seems sleekness and speed increased. So for sleek they took after the Japanese and miniaturized everything. Then they sped up everyone.
The browser is their trump card, when **** is going go bad, they fix it in seconds. Trust me, business tactics like this are easy to see through.
Your next models (2010 models) must all be contrary to what your customers want. Why? Because the little bastards are gonna buy it anyway. OS6 BABY.
So make it phones look ****ty. But make them capable. Faster and stronger. Execute step 2 of"introduce crappy idea named Suretouch so we can dump it and look impressive" plan.
Dish out some new phones. Rinse and repeat.
- CrackBerry Genius
05-17-10, 07:15 AM #9
- 3,069 Posts
IMO, even though I never owned a 9000, just tinkered with a couple that the 9000 is bigger, but is too clunky and big to me.
Coming from a free Pearl 8100, the 9700 was easy to adjust too and keyboard was a nice welcome. The 9000 was a little bigger, but we are not talking dramatic size difference when it really comes down to it.
Takes a few days to get used to something.....if that coming from a BB to another BB, which is nice.
Now going to Andriod can take awhile to get used too...again IMO.
- 05-17-10, 07:21 AM #10
- 05-17-10, 07:27 AM #12
I personally think of it as a downfall. I agree the the resolution is good, but the screen is small on this device. I really liked 9000 form factor! I really like my 9700 but I miss the larger KB and the larger screen. I don't miss the trackball and I don't miss the crappier camera nor the 128 ROM. I like the 9700, put it in a 9000 form factor and I'm sold hehe.
Regardless, RIM does testing and I'm sure this got better results. RIM wouldn't care if people wanted a larger or smaller device, they give the people what will sell more. If we all wanted a BB the size of a DVD case, they'd do it, and charge accordingly. It's a supply demand society. So we can assume that the MAJORITY of the test groups liked the 9700 form factor over the 9000. I for one prefer the 9000 size.
Oh well... as long as it works well hehe.
- 05-17-10, 07:31 AM #13
I still prefer the 9000 form factor... not everybody has small fingers. I had to take a storm over the tour just for the keyboard factor alone. I really really wish RIM would rock the 9000 today with some updated specs. Time will tell.
- 05-17-10, 07:32 AM #14
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