- 11-19-12, 02:43 PM #103
I have been delaying a purchase for a while, so I can get a BB10 when the come out.
Based on conversations I have had with store salespeople, I fully expected to have to listen to them try to talk me out of it for 20 minutes before they sell it to me.
- 11-20-12, 10:05 PM #104
Nobody likes being tricked, and especially tricked into saying nice things about something they've been conditioned to believe is junk.
It's a very cool experiment Saiga, and I hope you'll continue doing it. I wish I had a Dev Alpha A/B, because I'd do the same thing. I'd stand in the quad at my University and do the same thing.
In fact, your experiment could form the basis for a very effective advertising campaign. Basically do the exact thing you did, on camera. Of course, you'd have to hope that *some* people would respond at the end with "Wow, that's a BlackBerry? That's awesome, I want one!" I expect there would be many who would respond this way. Bundle it into a series of advertisements, and BAM.
- 12-04-12, 04:11 PM #106
Remember the majority of those people do NOT realize they are the two bottom OSes for security. They only moan when the identity theft hits.
As Karl Marx said, "The masses are asses." Then, add in PT Barnum's insight and, well...................
- 12-04-12, 04:22 PM #107
1. Went to back up their iPhone
2. Forced into an update
3. Crashes that took from 30 min. to an hour on the phone with AT&T Apple people.
The final one was the comment from the child of one woman: "An iPhone? C'MON, MOM!!"
- CrackBerry User
12-05-12, 12:43 AM #109
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- CrackBerry User
12-05-12, 01:20 AM #110
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Well it seem as though Americans are sheep, easily fooled by clever marketing and Ponzi Schemes. But to be honest, generally we Americans want to have/be-good-as the next guy. When BB was King-of-the-Hill then BB was what people wanted. Then Apple and now Android by Samsung is at the top. RIM was poorly managed and was asleep at the wheel while they drove themselves to the brink of extinction. If I didn’t do my own research, then I too would think that BB is dead. Then even if I wanted a new BB I would hesitate to get it, because a warranty, without a company to back it, is worthless.
BB needs good marketing. The greatest marketing of all time is word of mouth. Word of mouth created the negativity around BB and so Word of Mouth must get rid of it. When BB10 drops and it is great I will be one of the first people showing it off to my friends and family and letting them know how superior and secure my phone is compared to theirs. I might just hang out at the AT&T store to show people how awesome my phone is and prove to them how unsecure Google Wallet is.
- 12-13-12, 11:41 PM #111
Bumping this thread so that maybe the OP can try again But maybe this time taking a survey or poll of what peoples reactions are to the NEW pics that have leaked and if they was interested in seeing some Updates to the Dev Alphas'.
- 12-14-12, 04:42 AM #112BB needs good marketing. The greatest marketing of all time is word of mouth. Word of mouth created the negativity around BB and so Word of Mouth must get rid of it. When BB10 drops and it is great I will be one of the first people showing it off to my friends and family and letting them know how superior and secure my phone is compared to theirs.
Playbook. Sounds like a toy. Perception is part of marketing. Using the Apple and Android marketing it should have had a Blackberry tag: Padberry or similar.
Playbook again. Yes, wait until AFTER the peak selling season of November to December to bring it out. Wait until January/February when every retailer is begging for sales.
OS 10. Here we go again. Don't jump in on the peak sales at the end of the year. Wait until the market is SATURATED with holiday gifts and bring out your new phone after that. Look how Microsft timed their iffy products!!
They need to fire whomever does all this "****-poor-planning" and get the stuff out there.
Even when I moved my wife from a Moto Q9H to a 9900 at the AT&T store, they bad-mouthed the BKB. Why? Because she picked up an HTC (Win 8) phone for a second and heard the "Blackberry is behind in technology" story. EVEN THOUGH that phone was 1/2 the price of the BKB.
- 12-14-12, 01:34 PM #113
I've been doing a little experiment
People seem more concerned about the image of what people see them using rather than if it fits them.
I see it everyday. Phones have become a status symbol to a lot of people even though it is only a $200 device.
Kind of sad that people would rather use something they don't like or know how to use to its extent and feel like people are saying "ohh he/she is cool with that phone" than actually use something they could either be more productive with or like better.
The shallowness of some amaze me.
Sent from my game boy color
- 12-14-12, 04:28 PM #114
That's exactly what happened with my wife's phone. That WIN 8 wowed her until I said, "Data Hog" and you don't see the tiles if you don't leave them live. And, she understands security of personal information.
HOWEVER, after the second day with the 9900 she's been coming home and saying, I really LOVE my phone--three or four times a week. Once she realized she can see Facebook, send photos, etc. she's been satisfied. She still likes a QWERTY.
Of course it didn't hurt that most of the women at work have iPhones. And, most said, "Wow, your husband got a Blackberry for you?" I think they're scared of it is why they bought iToys. And, like you said, peer pressure. Sad.
- 12-14-12, 04:47 PM #115
The results of this experiment are despicable. The woman that stormed off after you called her out for only liking the device until she found out it was a blackberry, that is the attitude of he masses. And she didnt even have the courage to talk about it. She cowardly ran off once whe was caught red handed in the act of blindly loving any brand but blackberry like she is in some kind of cult.
- 12-14-12, 05:06 PM #116
- 12-14-12, 05:22 PM #118
Oh how i wish i had been part of this experiment. I've also experienced a razzing for using a BB, and then asked them to check something on FB for me, and i'll do the same. guess whose 3 year old phone was faster??
I'm a little surprised and happy to see that this thread is still going strong. I never expected it to stick around for so long when I started it. Hopefully someone at RIM has seen it once or twice and maybe my experiment will have done a bit of good in helping prepare RIM for the BlackBerry 10 launch. It's very unlikely that this is the case, but it would be nice if it turned out to be true.