- 01-11-13, 12:41 PM #26
No need to apologize at all.
I just thought there may have been another point you were making relating to the topic that I may have missed.
Wouldn't be the first time I missed something in the myriad of posts here.
Oh, BTW, I just took off my gel skin and my 9900 looks soooo COOL!!!
And Hot. And Awesome. And Sexy. And Smart. And......
All this glory within my every day, Joe Blow, common, working man hands! Amazing!
- 01-11-13, 01:06 PM #27
Re: and they say blackberry is not cool.
I love my iSkin gel. I think that is what I've got. Purple. When I use it I take out my old 9000 holster, it fits perfectly.
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- 01-11-13, 01:22 PM #29
Coming from bagphones and huge pre-cell phones, to me, it boils down to the individual. I buy smartphones based on "my" personal preferences- nothing more. If it's considered cool by others, ok. If not, who gives....
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- 01-11-13, 02:19 PM #30
So many posts defending a position they only buy based on their personal positions,I have already said ad hoc, more power to you if that's your position.
The thrust of the OP's post was about "cool" selling. I have seen no posts speaking to that as it relates to Blackberry marketing "cool". I have seen other threads have 1,000 plus reads when Russel Simmens promotes BB10 though, maybe I'm in the wrong thread.
- 01-11-13, 02:44 PM #31
- 01-11-13, 03:30 PM #33
and they say blackberry is not cool.
I don't care AT ALL who uses a BB, an iPhone, or a GSIII.
The last time I bought things based on what celebrities of any kind did was when I was putting books in lockers and wearing uniforms.
Heeeeeeeeeelllllllllll of a looooooooooong time ago.
That is a statement of fact, I have nothing to defend.
And I still find it hilarious how it's cool that it's cool to be influenced by celebs with BBerries but it's seen as a sign of an IQ in the double digits when someone says an iphone is cool when a celeb uses it.
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- 01-11-13, 03:44 PM #34
- 01-11-13, 03:58 PM #36
- 01-11-13, 04:05 PM #37
- 01-11-13, 06:25 PM #40
He (Rusell Simmons) was also at CES and had tweeted to his 2 plus million followers " y all going to flip" , in regards to BB10. In his tweet he also put a link to Blackberry10.com
That's cool marketing,reached over 2 million with a few strokes and a push.
Some other celebs have 20-35 million followers, do the numbers of eyeballs on follow through, breathtaking cool.
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- 01-11-13, 08:00 PM #42
I said nothing about so and so uses it and it must be cool from my own perspective I already know what BB10 is capable of, yet myself and many others on CB are hardly the eyeballs RIM is after, we are a given because we have followed BB10 very closely and hardly need to be woken up to BB10.
Marketing 101 is to first engage those eyeballs, then sell your product. If "cool" celebs bring in eyeballs and some buy on the cool factor it can only help BB10 have a farther reach, it can't hurt.
- 01-11-13, 09:47 PM #43
There will always be people like ourselves who do not pay attention or even care who is using what, but it is going on. Denying it, or having something lose it's cachet (for whatever reason; seen as selling out, desperate, etc) in your eyes because of someone's reason for buying though, that smacks of hipster logic.
Once you become a hipster, there is no turning back.
- 01-12-13, 05:28 AM #47
What are you all talking about???
How old are you?
Thank God I woke up early and stopped reading any more.......
Somebody lock this thread, it's for 5 year old boys and girls.....
- 01-12-13, 06:22 AM #48
Plus.....BB users on this very site have always prided themselves in not being led through the nose by marketing trends and by the appearance of cool. Several months back there was a thread (can't remember the title) where someone brought an SGIII advert had had wording to effect of the phone being cool to be seen with. This was considered, this whole idea of appealing to people because of the coolness factor of the device, celeb endorsement, and appealing to the cool group, to be a manipulation of consumers using cool instead of functionality.
The prevalent idea here was that BB sells based on the merits of its functionalities, not based on any so called trendy device like an iPhone or am SGIII.
- 01-12-13, 06:36 AM #49
Not only is fad adoption fickle, so is mass consumer technology in and of itself. Remember when OS 6 came out, people were complaining because of this or that, same with OS 7, and i'm sure they will with BB10. Hardware specs are never high enough, the system is never fast enough, battery life is never good enough, etc etc. I believe that doofy mindset is the tech majority somehow, and whether or not that's true they are the very people who are probably most effected by that kind of marketing.
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