- 12-27-12, 05:46 PM #78
- 12-27-12, 05:53 PM #79
- 12-27-12, 06:12 PM #83Even in the US market, by 06 and 07, WM was on par with (or exceeding) RIM's efforts in terms of marketshare/sales
Remember, Microsoft was expected to 'obliterate' the BlackBerry. The same arguments being made now were made then. It didn't happen. Might it happen now? Sure. And it might not.
- 12-27-12, 06:14 PM #84
iOS is FAR from being 'crappy' or 'ancient'.
I know this is a site for Blackberry lovers, but laying on the hyperbole to such ridiculous levels is rather hilarious.
As a fan of good tech all round, I pray the Good Lord never lets me sink down to this level of fanboyism!
- 12-27-12, 06:21 PM #85
As for the other stuff you said, I can't recall ever making any statement about Microsoft 'dominating'.
- 12-27-12, 07:36 PM #89
- 12-27-12, 07:38 PM #90
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Speaking of sales, yeah I know, all 6 of you that bought Windows Phone love it. I get it, different strokes for different folks. Thing is, despite those glowing reviews and high satisfaction rates from the people who what the least capable smart phone on the market, cause really they just want a feature phone that has a big screen and crayola box colour scheme. That's great. I'm glad there is something for that crowd. But it has not met with mass market acceptance. Windows 7 was the most hyped, most marketed, and biggest flop in the history of mobile platforms. Windows 8 is just barely making an impact. So, if you love it great, but RIM stands a very good chance of making a stronger impact on the market in my honest opinion.
- 12-27-12, 10:00 PM #97
And who is to say that WP kills off RIM? Yep that is right it could happen. Lets just wait a year and see where the big four are and what other surprises are out there.
- 12-28-12, 12:11 AM #98
Such a strange world we live in when someone is sooo proud to show the whole world he does not understand the meaning of the world 'adding'.
1) Windows 7 is not a mobile OS
2) Perhaps you meant Windows Phone 7? It's still made a bigger splash than WebOS
3) WP7 did not manage to meet mass market acceptance due to many well documented limitations. More importantly it served as a building block for WP8....
4) ...Which is currently projected to sell pretty well. At current rate, I'd expect sales around the 8 million devices mark in 3 months or higher. Please note that this is more than some analysts like Misek have projected as 1st 3 months sales for BB10 for RIM. Will you call it a failure then, if those predictions are correct?
- 12-28-12, 02:34 AM #99
Re: Could BlackBerry 10 kill Windows Phone?
I've read two articles so far saying the surface rt tablet and wp8 won't let you run one app on both devices with one single purchase. Is that correct? If so, they've already gimped themselves right from the starting gate when it comes to unified app ecosystems.
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