WP8 users problems good for RIM?
Microsoft seems to be having countless problems and one doesn't know where to begin with their windows 8 OS ,surface and now window phone 8. Do you think WP8 user problems will be good for RIM?
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- 11-18-12, 11:26 AM #7
What is there to defend right now? RIM has no product on the market that can compete with any high end smartphone from the competition. It seems like the market made its decision with the PB as well, even with its huge discounts.
I've been waiting since the 9000 for what BB10 will bring (back when the first Bold Touch rumors came to be). I've been watching closely while the competition moves forward and RIM sat still. I can't wait for BB10. I hope it puts an end to all the bashing because if it doesn't, it will possibly be the end of RIM.
Where was the RIM bashing when the 9000 came out? Basically non existent. Want to know why? It's the last smartphone RIM put out that was highly competitive for its time. If BB10 and the devices it is on are successful, I am sure the same thing will happen.
"Keep searching for bad news that makes you feel better....
And you really assume that the BB 10 launch will be flawless and there will be no problems with a brand new OS running on new hardware. Delusional."
Good so I can assume that when BB10 comes out we won't have people pointing out problems ? Right?
- 11-18-12, 02:55 PM #9
Re: WP8 users problems good for RIM?
It ia extremely probably that people will find issues when they get new bb10 devices. I'm so confident in this that I can list some ahead of time.
After seeing problems every phone gets during launch its probable that bb10 devices will have some of those issues.
1. App selection sucks (got over hyped)
2. Variety of battery issues
3. Some type of build quality issue.
4. People don't like the ui layout
5. Over heating
6. There is a piece of dust under my screen
7. My camera is blurry
8. Phone gets hot
9. Screen sucks in sunlight
10. What I thought this phone could drive my car?
Anyways, there will always be someone complaining about something!
- 11-18-12, 03:34 PM #11
Only RIM can cause RIM to succeed. Hoping that others fail will not do it. There is no need to remind everyone that RIM has nothing no to defend. They know that.
Will BB 10 succeed? Who knows. The product will be nice. It will be different and new. But will it be enough?
Only time will tell.
In the meantime, other companies are turning out new products weekly.
- 11-18-12, 03:37 PM #12
MrFreeTruth - For someone who doesn't know anyone with a Windows Phone (you have stated that in ALL CAPS several times) you seem to know a lot about the problems.
And yet, somehow, it is sold out at retail stores. I went to two today - got some very nice accessories (wireless charging is great) and I haven't experienced the problems you are crowing about.
Wait for BB 10. Then gloat.
- 11-18-12, 03:37 PM #13
I think Microsoft is trying to do something very ambitious here: they want to consolidate the codebase for mobile, tablet, and desktop environments, and in that regard they may have bit off a little more than they can actually chew. I personally like Windows 8 quite a bit, but it seems that it has heavily polarized not just the tech community, but consumers as well.
Were I MS, I'd be worried that consumer acceptance of the "Metro" (or "Modern UI" to use their own term) look has been poisoned by the negative response to Win8; that won't help the phones at all.
- 11-18-12, 05:35 PM #16
It may be good for rim. I just bought a Lumia 920 last week. The battery only lasts me around 10 hours with moderate use. I am returning it on Tuesday. I love the UI of the os, i think it looks nicer then BB10 but I cant handle such a poor battery.
- 11-18-12, 05:41 PM #17
Re: WP8 users problems good for RIM?
- 11-18-12, 06:35 PM #20
I turned off Background updating of Live Tiles and got my battery life to about 12 hours on a charge.
YMMV - every phone is different due to the applications mix. And there are a lot of WP8 applications. I even have Skype. Works really nicely.
Discovered that GroupMe was eating up the battery. Easy solution - deleted it.
- 11-18-12, 06:42 PM #22
To answer the question whether WP8 problems are good for RIM, you have to ask another question: How many of those who are either disappointed with WP8 or scared off by the problems are likely to wait for BB10, as opposed to getting an iPhone or Android device. If that number is small, as I suspect it is, then RIM doesn't stand to gain much by WP8's woes.
- 11-18-12, 07:03 PM #23
WP8 problems are probably better for Android than RIM. If you need a phone now, and decide that the WP8 problems are a dealbreaker, what do you see at the store? Android. By the time BB10 is available, still 2+ months away at the minimum, there's a good chance those problems will be fixed via updates. At which point the current problems with WP8 become moot.
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11-18-12, 07:39 PM #24
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