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Is Verizon giving up on BB
I wonder what Verizon is saying here?
Verizon CFO: shared data plans coming mid-summer, eyeing Windows Phone as third ecosystem | PhoneDog
- 04-19-2012, 06:53 PM #2
As I've stated in other threads, windows phone is RIM's true competitor right now. They need to forget about iPhone and android and concentrate on beating windows, then they can worry about android and iOS.all smartphones are tools.
android = 48pc tool set (you"ll eventually find the tool you need, but some assembly required)
iphone = swiss army knife (most of the tools you need in a small, simple to use package)
blackberry = adjustable wrench (sometimes all you need is a wrench)
windows phone = bionic wrench (its different....but it works)
- 04-19-2012, 07:29 PM #3
No, I don't think Verizon's giving up on BlackBerry.
The thing is, Microsoft has clearly laid out what it plans to do in the future with Windows 8 and I think we can all agree it looks promising. Android is continuing development with incredibly powerful phones and Android 5.0 coming soon. iOS is...well...iOS.
RIM has not given Verizon enough for them to have confidence on. Both Microsoft and RIM are relatively low on the US marketshare pie, but Microsoft has shown its plans to change that. As of right now, RIM has not shown anything tangible (that we know of). Even RIM is being ultra-secretive and ambiguous about the BB10 project.
Having said that, I'm sure Verizon techs have seen prototype BB10 devices and have liked what they've seen, but are most probably not allowed to say anything about them. AT&T has been kinder to BlackBerry (relatively), so if they jump on board the BB10 train, Verizon would follow suit soon.
BB10 (hopefully) will change Verizon's tune.
Last edited by FlashFlare11; 04-19-2012 at 08:46 PM.
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04-19-2012, 07:40 PM #4
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BlackBerry is a secure phone like no other. They are the only option for many in government and other fields. I think it would be a leap to think the Windows phone can make up for the weaker, yet improving security of the iPhone and the absolute lack of Android seems a stretch.
Windows phone is asking for another shot at it and it is only fair they get it. BLACKBERRY also needs a second look and the ball is in Microsoft and RIM's court.
I'm one of those guys that will never stop using BlackBerry because the device is the best fit for my priorities. We shall see. However, it is interesting that the carriers are the gate keepers for smartphones in the U.S.My BlackBerry. Just love it, love it, love it.
- 04-19-2012, 08:02 PM #5
Right now Microsoft is a '3rd option' because they launched their new phone.
BlackBerry with BB10 will be the next 'option' when the phones are launched
Phone companies should be quite happy to have 4 strong players in the market.
Last edited by anthogag; 04-20-2012 at 06:31 AM.
- 04-19-2012, 09:08 PM #6
Well it's not like RIM has the presence that they used to. I mean they used to sell like crazy on verizon and now pretty much nobody buys them. Verizon isn't giving up they are just looking for a 3rd solid seller to compliment the iphones and android.
- 04-19-2012, 09:25 PM #7
RIM will need to give Verizon (and other carriers) compelling hardware to sell. If the consumers demand it, the carriers will carry and sell it.The abused: 8703-8130-8330-9630-9800-9900-Z10
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- 04-19-2012, 10:09 PM #10
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- 04-19-2012, 10:55 PM #14
And, yet, people complain about BlackBerry updates...
Last edited by FlashFlare11; 04-19-2012 at 10:57 PM.