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    lol I guess so. But so far, from my friend that works at RIM, they are pronouncing it ZED 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuIcKsIlV3r View Post
    lol I guess so. But so far, from my friend that works at RIM, they are pronouncing it ZED 10
    I prefer Zed myself, and I'm a yank. I haven't polled my RIM friends. I will however, start using Zulu when talking to a couple BlackBerry bashers at work.
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    300ZX was pronounced with a zee
    As a car enthusiast, who's always had an affection for the Z (especially the original 240), I can definitely confirm. It's been a Zeecar, and always will be.
    Ok well thanks for setting me straight! I was trying to find a precedent for the use of Zed for a product in the US and really thought they were called Zed cars there too. *I* will always call them zed cars
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    God damn, why didn't they just call it the Q10 and be done with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sqoon View Post
    God damn, why didn't they just call it the Q10 and be done with it?
    Because that's what Audi would name a 14-seat super luxury SUV if they made one

    EDIT: Just remembered Q10 is an anti-wrinkle cream, so that too.
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    somebody watch MIB, this is a US film, filmed in the US, and whats agent Z called? Zed.

    think the US have chosen

    Thorsten said ZED 10. deal with it
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    in my Opinion Reeally dont care .......just gimme a Z10 phone
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    I am a Canadian living in the states. Calling this a Zed10 would be a HUGE marketing mistake in my opinion. This name would be the focus of additional jokes headed blackberrys way.
    We dont need that....please call it Zee10
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerdoodle View Post
    I am a Canadian living in the states. Calling this a Zed10 would be a HUGE marketing mistake in my opinion. This name would be the focus of additional jokes headed blackberrys way.
    We dont need that....please call it Zee10
    When I go to the store I'll just ask for the new Blackberry. lol, that should be understood by all the salespeople.
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    PS - Anyone starts debating the pronunciation of 10, I ban you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuIcKsIlV3r View Post
    Fact of the matter is, a VAST majority of the world says ZED. Here in Canada it's the 350ZED, 300ZEDX, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, ZED... NOT ZEE
    Remember that the US by population is quite a bit larger than Canada - 320 million vs what, 40 million or so? The UK is 62 million, Australia is 22 million and New Zealand is 4.3 million.

    US English-as-first-language speakers outnumber all other countries put together, I think (I'm not sure how many in India use English as a first language though so I could be completely wrong just because of that).

    Also Greek alphabet derived languages don't call it Zee or Zed. Russian seems to call the equivalent letter ze, like zed without the D it sounds like.

    Really we are all pronouncing it wrong. It is zeta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerdoodle View Post
    I am a Canadian living in the states. Calling this a Zed10 would be a HUGE marketing mistake in my opinion. This name would be the focus of additional jokes headed blackberrys way.
    We dont need that....please call it Zee10
    This is a very good point. This would open it up a bit to mocking which should be avoided.
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    zeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    ZED wooooooo
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    One thing is for sure, if Thorsten plans on calling it "Zed", he better change his location from New York to Toronto for the launch. I can just picture the whole place erupting in laughter...then booing him off stage.

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    Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

    Because when I hear ZED I think of this guy:

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    Until the name of the L-series was finally given, and the response to it on this forum, I didn't know anyone called the last letter of the english alphabet anything other than "zee" ("Zulu in the military, not withstanding).

    Zed's name in MIB was spelled out that way. Maybe he was meant to be Agent Z, but I never made that connection.

    And, yeah, even here in South Louisiana, the Nissan Z cars were "zee" cars. Even going back to when they were Datsuns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sqoon View Post
    God damn, why didn't they just call it the Q10 and be done with it?
    Now would that be pronounced "cue10" or "queue10"? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeldf View Post
    Until the name of the L-series was finally given, and the response to it on this forum, I didn't know anyone called the last letter of the english alphabet anything other than "zee" ("Zulu in the military, not withstanding).

    Zed's name in MIB was spelled out that way. Maybe he was meant to be Agent Z, but I never made that connection.

    And, yeah, even here in South Louisiana, the Nissan Z cars were "zee" cars. Even going back to when they were Datsuns.
    Trust me - it is Zed everywhere except the U.S. where Zee started being used relatively recently. Read this:
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    Zee phone is zee greatest thing to come out of RIM but the Zed is zee name
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    Next topic. Is 10^9 a billion or a milliard? Are corporations singular or plural?
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    Quote Originally Posted by valeuche View Post
    US English-as-first-language speakers...
    US English is quite different from Canadian English and UK English. Most of the English-speaking world adheres to UK pronunciation with the obvious exception of the US. The letter 'Z' is pronounced 'zed' almost everywhere except the US. Research In Motion should have named the BlackBerry 10 smartphone after African Tribes although that might spark riots in certain parts of Africa, so maybe the names BlackBerry Earth, BlackBerry Fire, BlackBerry Water, BlackBerry Wind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBadWulf View Post
    Ze-toe 10
    Whatever. The Japanese are the only ones pronouncing it correctly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kill_9 View Post
    US English is quite different from Canadian English and UK English. Most of the English-speaking world adheres to UK pronunciation with the obvious exception of the US. The letter 'Z' is pronounced 'zed' almost everywhere except the US. Research In Motion should have named the BlackBerry 10 smartphone after African Tribes although that might spark riots in certain parts of Africa, so maybe the names BlackBerry Earth, BlackBerry Fire, BlackBerry Water, BlackBerry Wind.
    My point was that the US exception is actually (in terms of population) bigger than the rule itself.
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