- 11-21-12, 03:42 PM #26
- 11-21-12, 04:11 PM #27
List of mergers and acquisitions by Research In Motion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (anyone can web search this stuff)
But sometimes one great decision is all that is needed. (Even though as you can see they made several great ones before there was even a thought of Thors10 (stepping it up a level) as CEO)
RIM is far more dominante in numerous markets that apple is at the moment, and potentially apple will ever be. iPhone is one good phone is an array of good phones. Doesn't out of the pack like it used to. Apple definitely dominates in NA mindshare, but Mike and Jim put the 6'7" efficiency driven, interview-friendly, perception changing Thor in charge.
I find it completely absurd, stupid and disgusting how Jim and Mike have been spoken about in the media. What about all the other CEOs that have done absolutely nothing. The only successful one I see is Jobs, and that was after a long history of well-documented failures but now hes seen as the pinnacle of CEOs. Page and the other guy had one good application, google search. Android still hasn't been shown to be making any profit for them.
- 11-22-12, 06:48 AM #29
Who can't remember the infamous 'leapfrog the competition' boast that turned out to be hot air?
I'm sure you have perfectly working devices...but whenever I see that infernal spinning clock (or the phone freezes for up to 10 seconds at a time while typing a BBM message) or my battery conks out by 1pm, I know just which two fellows to blame.
- 11-23-12, 01:14 AM #31
No 4 is nowhere near debatable...anyone who debates this must have been living under a rock for the past 2 years. A single core CPU paired with a 2010 era GPU, 2009 era screen resolution and no front facing camera...this is a long way off the flagship devices running iOS, Android and WP.
- 11-25-12, 09:35 AM #33
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11-25-12, 10:08 AM #34
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Damn guys... It really surprises me just how US-bound the views both of the tech press and most of you are. Blackberries are ubiquitous over here, they've only dropped off as of the top selling brand this year, and thats because there hasn't been a new blackberry to buy for well over a year. For all the tech press talk about RIM failing, I have never seen it happening in person. I see schoolkids with curves, I see my fellow commuters with everything from 8900's to 9900's. I see plenty of iPhones and Notes and such too. But I don't see people abandoning their blackberries.
For all I know in the US there might be a pandemic of people storming carrier stores and demanding a new phone and their blackberry destroyed by fire in front of them... I mean that's the picture that the tech-press generally gives and maybe that is true over there. But its certainly not the whole story.
All the problems people bring up with blackberries, well they are all true to a greater or less extent. I'm not going to say any of the ones mentioned here aren't a problem. And yet people use blackberries. A lot of people use blackberries. Not close to as many as use android, and mostly a good few percentage points back from those using iOS, but being third place behind two vast juggernauts of commerce doesn't mean your company is dying.
- 11-27-12, 12:13 AM #38
- 11-27-12, 12:48 AM #40
I was going to call you a doucher but! Yiu are right... To a degree. But see the problem is sites like those, especially bgr and gizmodo really sooooooo biased I question their righting a lot. They back track in things they say when they are wrong. I use to enjoy gizmodo but if they don't like something they will bash it to pieces. Even now engadget is going in that direction so I pretty much don't trust any Site but CB even tho it is biased they are honest. Do you remember when Kevin got sad and said bb is dead but then came back positive and started the rimpire saying? CB has what you would call faith and the only bashing that goes on here is on Vic from Jaguar
- CrackBerry Addict
11-28-12, 09:42 AM #43
- 713 Posts
I think BB10 will be at least a moderate success, but it will get knocked by the haters on day 1 if it does not have Netflix, Hulu, etc. It could have the greatest mobile OS ever, but if it lacks the functionality the consumer wants, the brainwashed sheep will never even consider buying it. I know Android didn't have a Netflix app right away and still succeeded, but at that point it was pushing the envelope more than any other OS and was extremely well marketed.
BB10 needs good marketing, good word of mouth, and if it doesn't have all the top media apps day 1, it should get it quickly or get nitpicked apart by the tech media and consumers. I mean the Wii U just came out and it already has Netflix, why not BB10? I mean this has been a major drawback to the Playbook since its launch long ago and still hasn't been addressed?
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