How to pronounce Z10?
This could be a catastrophic marketing challenge -- how to pronounce "Z10" in English-speaking markets around the world!
Zee Ten? Zed Ten? Zed One Oh? Zee One Zero? Zuhten?
Apple blogs will be pointing out this "serious problem."
- 01-29-2013, 04:12 PM #3
I've got a thread on this already. It's called BlackBerry Z10 in the Z10 section.BriniaSona
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- 01-29-2013, 04:38 PM #6
canadians will say ZED 10 ... it is BB TEN, not BB 1 - 0, so it will be ZED TEN
- 01-29-2013, 04:39 PM #7
Thorsten will say zee because the presentation is in the states. Fact of the matter is though, its a Canadian company, and even in his native german, z is said "zett" which is a lot closer to zed then zee in the way you say it. Im calling it zed no matter what is saidPhones:
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- 01-29-2013, 04:55 PM #11
As with anything else like this, many English speakers outside the US will call it the Zed-10, because we'll mostly see it written rather than heard, and that's just the way we roll.
Those in the US will certainly hear Zee-10 a lot, because most people will read about it rather than hear about it, and that's how it sounds in their heads.
Sometimes we'll hear ads meant for regions other than our own, and we'll smile gently at the silliness of foreigners, but it won't change the way we say it ourselves because then our friends would look funny at us.
This doesn't solve Thorsten's problem onstage tomorrow, but I would assume since he'll be in New York that he'll have had to spend weeks practicing how to say "Zee-10" since he's spent so much time in Canada... Those of us in Canada will then spend a frustrated day trying to forget we heard that, and by Jan 31 it'll be Zed-10 for us again.
- 01-29-2013, 05:51 PM #14
How to pronounce Z10
Guess we will know tomorrow. I admit i am curious------------------------------------
I like how BlackBerry 10 is evolving, but when are they going to fix BlackBerry Link for Mac?
The fact that it doesn't reliably do what it's supposed to do ... most of the time ... is utterly appalling. The only consistency is the "Music not copied to Z10 message"
- 01-29-2013, 06:58 PM #19
We are canadian so it is ZED TEN so americans can finally say Z properly.New Phone: Iphone 4s, Old Phones: Blackberry Z10, Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sold), Iphone 4 (Used By Family)
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01-29-2013, 07:32 PM #21
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Naming it the Z10 was probably the dumbest thing RIM could've done. I personally don't give a s**t what it's called...but they picked the one letter that is pronounced different in Canada and the USA.
Should've kept it named the London...or L10. (Elton!)
- 01-29-2013, 09:07 PM #25
I will be pronouncing it Zee 10 as will most if not all Americans (and probably Thor tomorrow too at the NY release). The rest of you are, or who were loyal subjects of the Queen for much longer than the USA can pronounce however you see fit.
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