- CrackBerry User
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BGR (Jonathan Geller) Again on BB not making it
Not sure if this is already on here (apologies if it is)
Saw this earlier today on CNBC, really must know if these guys are on crack or something. JG also stating that BB can't/wont make cos Microsoft (with all the money pumped into WP8 marketing) didn't succeed, he can't see BB succeeding with BB10. Really??????????? He must know something we all don't
BlackBerry vs. Everyone Else - CNBC
Kudos to the other guy for giving the Z10 keyboards props and confirming its the best out there
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-28-13, 12:19 PM #2
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What an *****. He's talking about there is no money to be made in the Blackberry ecosystem... I guess he doesn't know that developers make the most money in Blackberry World compared to any other ecosystem. Oh well, some people will just always be stupid. What a shame!
- CrackBerry Genius
03-28-13, 12:26 PM #3
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pained him to agree and say something nice.
Bothers me when people say there is nothing this OS has that would interest other people
-Flow and peek Gestures
To Name a few. Geller is a bias twit, it bugs me people hang on his word.
- CrackBerry User
03-28-13, 12:32 PM #4
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There's a general bias against BlackBerry 10, specifically the Z10, that stems from lack of knowledge of the platform and comparisons to other platforms without giving credence to some of the most important strengths BB10 has to offer. A review by unqualified bloggers who simply state "There's not enough apps. Processor/screen tech is a year behind. Camera sucks." misses the core of what BlackBerry is trying to do. It doesn't take into account that it's a new OS. It doesn't take into account that the hardware is more than suitable for an OS that doesn't require more. It doesn't take into account that it's strengths lie in communications (what a phone is actually for) by having the best virtual keyboard available, great voice quality, and fantastic reception/data speeds compared to other top tier phones.
The mindset of this phone not being in the same league as the iPhone or Galaxy S3-4 is what makes these bloggers write these things. Their ignorance, however, keeps them from seeing that BlackBerry isn't trying to outdo either of them at their own game; they're trying to be the best at their own game. Coming from a guy who has used both the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 heavily, I'd say they've succeeded.
- CrackBerry User
03-28-13, 12:33 PM #5
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- CrackBerry Addict
03-28-13, 12:40 PM #10
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As much as I hate JG, the article really isn't that bad. What defines Blackberry as "making it"? They lost 3 million customers last quarter, they have marginal market share in the US, and although the z10 is "competitive", its certainly not clear sailing and LOTS of work is needed to make Blackberry a key player in the smartphone game again. Not trying to bash Blackberry, and I love my z10, but even I would have a hard time arguing that they've "made it".
- 03-28-13, 12:45 PM #11
Actually, if you watch the whole segment... about halfway through one of the anchors (who's playing with the phone while they talk) interjects and mentions the keyboard to which Jonathan Geller replies "...best virtual keyboard I've ever used...". I don't know his history as a reviewer, and overall he's skeptical and giving his 'skew'. He at least explains his reasoning even if I don't agree with him.
EDIT: Saw you referenced that in your PS. On a side note, the blonde anchor seems a bit clueless.
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- 03-28-13, 12:58 PM #14
Been a Yankee fan since omg way too long but i think it is gonna be a very long summer in the bronx and in the end Cashman will leave a mess for someone else to clean up. As to Z10 - still waiting to see if vzn will let me buy it on senior 65 plus plan . So far, they don't allow any.....BB's on that plan, even though it has the same data options as any other smartphone - go figure..
- 03-28-13, 12:58 PM #15
Here is his piece on the Bold 9000. BlackBerry Bold review: we’ve been rockin’ it for a month | BGR
he became a true iphone addict. BGR should be known as Samsung and Iphone only articles.
- 03-28-13, 01:01 PM #16
I know people will think that's possibly a crazy observation but people who know a bit about body language might agree. Just an observation.
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- 03-28-13, 01:18 PM #23
guy has ALWAYS been a BlackBerry hater. And that's OK. He's allowed to have an opinion as we all are. But what I don't like is the almost contempt for the product to the point where the reviewer almost tries to convince people to move away. No, just give the facts but don't tell me how to think nor suggest what I want/need.
I remember when the Torch was released and he was interviewed. His tone, of course, was belittling but when he was asked directly. "Is it a good phone?", he responded ... "If you're a BlackBerry fan" as if there was some sort of class of cell phone user and he immediately put himself on the upper echelon of that perceived hierarchy.. His opinion means nothing.
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