Montreal Gazette Blogger must have been on a tight deadline...garbage
BB10 destined for disappointment | Montreal Gazette
"I hate to burst the bubble so soon, but RIM is absolutely, guaranteed not to live up to expectations," and then "Perhaps I am wrong." oh and his "For you investors out there, especially the most clever ones that bought RIM stock when I said you should (although I wasnt that brave). Perhaps this would be a good time to take advantage of a 13-month high and cash out." - Wow, this Jason guy isn't sure of anything now isn't he...
"It doesnt matter how easily RIM is making it for developers to make programs for the platform, if they dont see a way to make money, they wont waste time developing the apps." - oh wait - they're offering a $10k app reward guarantee if the dev can reach a mere $1000. You're right, the crap apps won't make money... Just like the great Google apps that have to be chock full of ads in order to make money. Further, does Apple allow carrier based billing? Nope... Oh but BlackBerry does... that makes everyone even without a credit card a potential customer...
I don't think this business/tech writter knows his Apple from a hole in the ground... Tight dedline? His no "research and motion" is evident in his lack of depth article... Carriers across the world are excited and this guy's Apple stock is plummeting... boo who. Your Apple maps won't ever guide you astray keep following it... but bring a spare battery and... oh you can't swap... oh well any phone charger will do... wait nope it won't... Funny, BB can use Motorola, Samsung, HTC or pretty much any micro usb charger...
- 01-22-13, 09:04 PM #3
The biggest indicator of RIM's success is the enthusiasm carriers have. Let's forget about all of us mere mortals, the carriers have the business brains, and they are the ones who are supporting BB10. That says a LOT. Rogers has had the BB10 on their main page ever since they opened preorders and it is still up. Compare this with Windows Phone 8, not so much.
- 01-22-13, 09:31 PM #8
My cat has more journalistic integrity than that guy.
Here's his twitter handle, if you're interested: @JasonMagder
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- 01-23-13, 07:27 AM #15
- 01-23-13, 08:37 AM #16
Given how quickly RIM's stock has run up, I can understand that some writers and analysts are skeptical.
In the case of this writer, though, I have a feeling that all he's going on is what he's seen on the 'net. And the truth is, if you just watch the odd video you may miss the appeal of BB10. He's obviously got the app issue all wrong, since there will be a reasonably healthy app store for BB10 when it launches, and we're even starting to see some important announcements even this week.
He can dismiss all he wants, but I'm confident he'll be proven wrong
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- 01-23-13, 02:16 PM #18Okay. Message received.
The Internet is definitely mad at me about my last blog post about the high expectations around BB10.
It was definitely my best read, and most commented on piece ever, and many of those comments were downright mean. My favourite one went something like this: ”the author is clearly an amateurish hack, but he’s probably right.”
I guess I should clarify.
What I wanted to emphasize is that expectations are way too high for this phone. My company, Postmedia, has planned more than a week of news coverage leading up to the Jan. 30 unveiling of the phone. CBC, CTV, and others are also falling all over themselves to give this phone as much coverage as they can.
By the comments I received, it’s as if the fate of BlackBerry is the fate of Canada, its tech industry, and the epic battle for smartphone dominance.
First of all, the tech industry in Canada is strong, whether RIM succeeds or fails. Second, the BB will sell relatively well for any phone that’s not Samsung or Apple, but it won’t make a serious dent in the market share of either company. Thirdly, RIM will survive even if the phone fails to live up to expectations, which I have already said, it undoubtedly will.
Lastly, we’re talking about a frickin’ phone here. There doesn’t seem to have been as much media hype and leadup to the war in Iraq. All I am saying is that people should get ahold of themselves, take a deep breath, and not stake so much on the future of RIMThe Internet was defini[end of post]
- 01-23-13, 08:45 PM #21
I live nearby their offices downtown. Should I go over and smack him on the side of his head.
(Before you report a threat I'm just kidding, Jason. Like you said, chill...it's just a frickin' phone!)
- 01-24-13, 02:17 PM #22
"It was definitely my best read, and most commented on piece ever, "
Good Job everyone! Make sure we continually remind bloggers that if they hate on RIM, they will immediately get free advertising from people spreading their link, thus increased traffic and increased revenue. We have to make sure that all of these websites remember that hating RIM is great for business.
I wonder how many thousands of dollars websites like BGR have made in revenue form upset #TeamBlackBerry members.
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