Last edited by blackjack93117; 08-02-2011 at 08:23 PM.
- 08-02-2011, 09:43 PM #29
I will continue to infome the interested of how the PB works so well for me as well, I will continue to be amused with how people follow in heards towards whats thought to be cool. The cycle is the cycle, RIM has a winner on there hands. Time will prove that along with some updates, of that i'm sure.
I do update in store units if they need it and I'm in the store, aswell I like to ask the staff about the product, by being inquisitive and commenting on what I know, they don't even know they just learnd a lesson. Thats it, thats how I feel comfortable contributing.Judge most Tech Articles by the comments it received, not by what the author is saying! Gets to the truth every time!
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-02-2011, 09:54 PM #30
- 106 Posts
I think the fact that fans of BB need to come up with these ideas (very simple ones mind you) and are willing to do them shows how sad a state RIM is in.
Why cant RIM do this? Cause they are inept right now and cant figure out how to sell to consumers. RIM...stick to Enterprise that is where your money is. Let Apple and Google do the consumer angle.
- 08-02-2011, 10:01 PM #31
I'm in neither group, does that mean I'm really not a PB owner at all?
If there were a third group it'd be the one who accepts the playbook for what it is and realizes all the apps and toys are fun and selling points but fade away quickly and leave you only using the core functionality which is strong and effective.
Or maybe I just don't exist after all.Thanked by:
- 08-02-2011, 10:42 PM #37
I'm doing my part by taking it everywhere I go.
Just today, a man came up after seeing me with my PlayBook and ask if you can make calls with it. I showed him the App and was impressed.
I've had my 64GB for a few weeks now, some have ask if it's the new iPad? LOL The others love the 7" size/design, I tell them it's THE reason why I sold my iPad One. As for the rest I'm not surprised that they don't even know it exist.
This is RIM's problem, MARKETING. The commercial with Thor was a mess, it's too loud and it didn't really focus on the PlayBook's strengths and TBH it seemed to be more of a TV Spot for the movie. RIM need to KEEP IT SIMPLE, I don't get why the other commercials seems to be LOUD and ALL OVER THE PLACE?!?!
OP keeps bringing up Best Buy, what I don't get is did Apple partnered up with them because up here they have a section at every location. The iPad 2's are displayed nicely and well organized, while the other Tablets are just thrown together, it's a mess. RIM needs to throw some money at Best Buy.
- CrackBerry Genius
08-03-2011, 12:31 AM #38
- 1,630 Posts
Ipads do still have their own entire section - with four or five ipads on display and usually a rep that hovers solely in that section. I figure Apple is paying for it - afterall, they have money than the US Goverment so I figure they can afford to spend some.
The Playbook and Xoom has two devices on display. The Galaxy Tab has one. Some Asus or Acer (not sure which) had one or two. Even the accessory aisle for the tablets received new displays - they look much neater and well stocked. Before, quite frankly, was a disaster - a kindergarten classroom was cleaner.
So maybe there is hope that how the devices are displayed will be rectified as at least this Bestbuy has dramtically improved over what it was.To RIM haters - Why dont you go find a parade and rain on it.
- 08-03-2011, 12:37 AM #39
First, I'm honored that blackjack93117 really took it to the next level. I thought the idea of making a banner for gesture swipe is only a small project for him. (or for some people)
And to be honest, I truly respected how he, as a member of CrackBerry Nation, turn his anger and frustration towards RIM to a positive and constructive way. ( And some found it to be crossing some line, that's normal)
But again, I am impressed how RIM can have 'loyal' customer despite of what they have been doing now.
If you guys read at this thread carefully, he did mentioned about this:
The more PlayBooks are sold, the more resources RIM will have to devote to improving it, and the more app developers will be likely to support it. Simple concept.
Oh well, Summer isn't over yet.
And for PB sold in stores here, I experienced that all the sales rep really know the PB well so to put such display is unnecessary.
For people who thinks that putting the display aid would be useless since the store manager could put it on the trash bin, here is some thought:
1. As long as the display is in there, it will gives information to potential buyer about the bezel gesture.
2. Before they throw it away, I believe they will at least read and hence, they have the adequate knowledge to promote it.
3. If by chance, you have the opportunity to talk to the manager/rep in store first, the chances for no 2 to be happened is unlikely.
Do what you think best folks..Phone history:
Ericsson T20s > T28s > T29s > T39m > Sony Ericsson K508i > K640i > BlackBerry Curve 8330 > Bold 9650> Galaxy Nexus & Bold 9900
Galaxy Tab P1000 16Gb, PlayBook 16Gb
- CrackBerry Genius
08-03-2011, 12:58 AM #40
- 1,693 Posts
I think I am lucky now that I am none of the two kinds of owners: there are the third kind, the owners getting salvation from above and finally get rid of the professional grade tablet -whatever that may means in rim,talk - mine sold yesterday for $400. I pity the buyer, god forgive me of my sin
- 08-03-2011, 05:50 AM #42
Reminds me of the former Governor of The Bank Of England, Eddie George who declared that "There are only three types of Economists. Those that can count, and those that can't!"
Bankers, who were being addressed, are not known for having a sense of humor.
They didn't laugh.
- 08-03-2011, 09:35 AM #43
If RIM would communicate when we can expect features to be added to the Playbook, or communicate anything at all about the Playbook like why we are waiting, I might be more inclined to do something. But RIM's apparently lack of interest in addressing the features of this product or communicate anything to the early adopters and developers is proportional to my interest in helping them sell units. They put in some effort and I'll put in some and actually start recommending the device. Right now I tell people it has great potential, but wait till RIM finishes it.
- CrackBerry Genius
08-03-2011, 09:45 AM #45
- 1,693 Posts
All this time, the carriers are doing the marketing. No official rim retail shops. No wonder they got no clue in marketing, retail marketing.
And due to this, rim dont know know how to talk to retail customers/end users. What they know of customers are carriers and bes users.
Hence the arrogance.
Last edited by blackjack93117; 08-03-2011 at 10:58 AM.
- CrackBerry Master
08-03-2011, 11:10 AM #48
- 1,040 Posts
- Sorry, I limit to friends.
What about us who just complain a little about the basic functionality of the device and who don't whine all the time about getting new apps and native email? Ie- customizing home screen and bookmarks have been my main beef. I would like native email and Android Player, but I don't complain about it. Don't we get a little slack?~Laura~
- CrackBerry Newbie
08-03-2011, 11:21 AM #49
- 9 Posts
just two catagories? how about those who have other tablets, and just notice what isnt here, that should be....the phones kick ****, why not just use that OS? and when the tablet OS is fully baked give us the download? leaving the misspells because my tour would have the spellcheck option. also auto capitalization, and a way to pedictivly move the cursur......