Does Apple own CNET? More misleading 'reporting' on Blackberry.
- 02-21-13, 09:39 PM #4
Does Apple own CNET? More misleading 'reporting' on Blackberry.
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- 02-21-13, 09:46 PM #7
- CrackBerry Genius
02-21-13, 10:16 PM #9
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the issue to me is not Apple or CNET.... It is the media in general... no one actually researches very much any more... at one time news was simply reporting the "facts".... now unfortunatley oppinion and rumor now masquerades as news.... If you see all the nonsense being witten about BB....most of it starts with stock analysts who are in the the "short BB" crowd....they need negativity to drive BB stock down.... thus negative articles which most times have little or no actual facts are put out on the internet.... once this happens the news wires and tech blogs pick it up ... BGR in this case and regurgitated by CNET.... from there it will become a "news story" which the public takes as facts...... as for Apple or anyone else...I do not think there is a master plan on their part... currently BB is a blip on their radar.... Outlets like BGR Gizmodo and AllthingD are heavily Apple oriented and as such will definately take shots at the competition... but being some directed campaign on Apples part.... hardly in my oppinion any ways......
- 02-21-13, 11:12 PM #11
I can see what you're saying but i think its still a big stretch to say Apple owns them lol. Lets face it, Apple makes great products. You dont sell 30+ million of a product if its garbage. CNET could just have bias towards a particular product. Many sites do.
BB just needs to step their game up and keep bringing innovative capabilities to the platform and eventually with developer support, these kind of articles will disappear
- 02-21-13, 11:33 PM #13
1. Its not 30 Million lol
2. Music is much different...people dont have to interact with music everyday and there is much variety of it if they do.
3. I actually dont mind lil homie's music. He's young so its playful music. I like all types of music though (except country) so i guess we agree to disagree
- 02-21-13, 11:40 PM #14
- 02-21-13, 11:42 PM #15
- 02-21-13, 11:49 PM #16
I cant agree with your post though. Yes those are typical catch phrases but are they not true? There is no learning curve like there is on a Z10. There is no lack of apps. Its arguably the best looking phone on the market. How many standards has the phone set within the industry. You gotta give credit where its due IMO. BB needs to market more definitely but Ive said in other threads, I dont think they gave IOS and Android users a ton of reasons to leave their platform. BB10 is nice and as a 1.0 OS it shows a ton of potential but I think they gotta introduce more to truly rival the top dogs.
Im still getting one though
As soon as the U.S. gets it
- 02-21-13, 11:59 PM #17
1. Learning curve, for all products there is a learning cruve on how to work the product. People say there isn't on on the iphone because it hasn't really changed.
2. Lack of apps, for me, I really don't use any apps. Angry Birds- could care less, instagram- oh boy I can add a filter to the pic, Netflix- lets eat up the data plan in one epsiode, Skype- use a program to talk to people when i have a phone?
3. Best looking phone. A rectangle with glass on the front and a shiny apple logo on the back? Most all touch screen phones look like that- minus the apple on the back.
4. Setting standards, What standards?. It buys out other companys and use their product, case in point Siri.
What BB needs to do is start some cut throat brutally honest ads about the compition. Show the people the problems with the other os's. Sling mud even.
- 02-22-13, 12:21 AM #18
I dont think you are the typical smartphone user. I mean, u gave a reason why u dont use 4 major apps. You and I know though that this matters to millions of people. Its the advantage that clearly has. Looks is debatable but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a lot of reviewers that dont compare looks of any phone to a iphone. What company doesnt buy other companies to integrate it into their product. I dont see what that has to do with setting a standard. BB does it as well. Jaycut gives them the video editor. Docs to go, BB Traffic, Voice recognition...none of that is solely BB.
I guess my point when it comes to standards is Apple comes to market with these ideas first and does a great job (most the time lol). What has BB really been known for for introducting first to the market lately? Screen sharing on BB10 is the one idea I can think of that is a great feature that to my knowledge no other platform has. BB needs more of this in my opinion. A lot of features that things like IOS and Android are missing in BB10. Until its fixed, articles like this will keep popping up is all im sayin...
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-22-13, 12:23 AM #19
- 143 Posts
@vzinside. YOU don't like JB, YOU don't use any apps. I'm starting to see a pattern here! I can understand why your upset, but hang in there, some people are predicting that the earth is going to suddenly change direction of rotation, and if your lucky, at that point it WILL revolve around you!
- 02-22-13, 12:41 AM #20
Well the iphone has the "lowest" learning curve because it is based off tec that is going on 6 years old. And when was the last truley innovative Apple idea? making it bigger or thinner is not innovation. And when apple tries to do their own thing, it's a distaster, i.e. apple's new map program. It was unusable for how long? And honestly if Netflix and instagram are deal breakers for you, the an BB is not the device for you. The truth hurts, but BB is at heart a communations device. And for the communations, it's all there and the has always been the best in town. And if you say that I am not a "typical" smartphone user because I don't want a toy, well then so be it. I use my smartphone to get things done, not play games or look cool.
- 02-22-13, 12:45 AM #21
- 02-22-13, 01:11 AM #22
Mobile gaming revenue analysis: surpass portable console games | BGR), i dont think you are. Now with that being said, Im not saying that you/anyone wants a "toy" because they want apps....I personally think thats ridiculous to say. Im more saying that people expect more out of their smartphone nowdays. I know I do. I want a device that I can not only play games on, but also "get stuff done".
Keep in mind too that that there are PLENTY of people in here who would argue you can get stuff done just as easily on other "toy" devices as you can a BB (Rickroller, MartyMcfly, qbnkelt, richardat, pantlesspenguin are just a few off the top of my head.. lol). Im glad they're great at communication but they cant be a one trick pony. The competition has passed that. I want BB to do well. Ive been using a BB for easily 8 years, but ive given them too many opportunities. If the Z10 doesnt do everything I need it to, then i'm willing to try something else to see if it fits my needs. We obviously differ on opinions when it comes to Apple but if you feel that strong about Apple, I almost wanna ask you what you feel about BB because they haven't introduced anything new and exciting in years (excluding BB10.....to an extent...)
- 02-22-13, 01:24 AM #23
- 02-22-13, 02:23 AM #25
Everyone who goes on and on about 'shorts' and media bias against BlackBerry has just never owned the Z10. If you roll with it for a while you can see why people might be pessimistic at the moment. It has great potential, but at the moment it doesn't really do anything particularly well apart from looking cute.
If this device was released as is in the States it would sink like a rock.
The rest of the world is being used as a beta service, its the PlayBook all over again.
I can only hope this has a better ending.
Where there's smoke, most of the time, there's fire.
The people who were misleading everyone were people uber hyping the Z10 as mind blowing prior to launch.
It's a cute toy, but nothing more, at least not yet.
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