- CrackBerry Abuser
05-06-2012, 06:37 PM #151
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- 05-06-2012, 06:45 PM #154
Yes people are bashing RIM as well, but did I ever say that was ok? It's been old for a few years now...
I personally did not like this approach from RIM, but that's just my opinion. I'm not bashing. I wouldn't like it if any other company did this as well.
I can think of plenty of other ways RIM can start some hype.
- 05-06-2012, 06:46 PM #155
- CrackBerry Master
05-06-2012, 06:51 PM #156
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- 05-06-2012, 06:52 PM #157
Also, it's not always the same people lining up for the phone. Not everyone goes out and buys every new iPhone. There is a high demand for Apple products. People want them day one. I waited outside of my local AT&T store when the 9000 released (never lined up for an iPhone).
I don't like that comercial either. Bashing the users you are trying to get to buy your device is not smart IMO. Nothing about that commercial made me want to leave my iPhone for a Galaxy S2. If anything, it made me not want it.
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- 05-06-2012, 06:53 PM #159
- 05-06-2012, 06:57 PM #160
If they do have something planned, someone should tell them to time their announcements with the countdown clock they set up. The clock sets an expectation. Letting it run down without comment or reveal, is amateur hour at its finest.
05-06-2012, 06:59 PM #161
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Additionally, in terms of RIM going "where no one has gone before," I don't see how signs in front of an Apple Store get you there: Greenpeace beat RIM to that punch a while back.
Apple stores targeted by Greenpeace activists - San Jose Mercury News
- CrackBerry Genius
05-06-2012, 07:26 PM #163
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In other news, Apple Mac sales down 16% and falling, Microsoft sales up 22% and climbing, and RIM sales to the feds are up, with 40+% of RIM customers upgrading to a newer RIM device. That said, I applaud RIM for daring to go where others have not.
I am more then sure if Apple had staged this marketing ploy at a retailer who sells RIM, that there would be nothing less then gushing admiration and spiking of the proverbial footbal for weeks to come by Apple devotees.If You Can Read This, Thank a Teacher...if it's in English, Thank a Soldier
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- CrackBerry Abuser
05-06-2012, 08:43 PM #167BlackBerry 10...the future of mobile technology, today!.
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- 05-07-2012, 03:59 AM #168Crackberry super member with posting powers no one else has and sooper sekret identities. Or so I'm told.
- 05-07-2012, 08:52 AM #170
The backlash begins.
RIM culminates 'Wake Up' anti-Apple campaign with a business pitch | The Verge
The more RIM changes, the more RIM stays the same. In an uncharacteristic move for the usually conservative Waterloo company, RIM's Australian arm recently sent off a group of hirelings to "protest" outside Sydney's Apple Store with placards reading "Wake Up." That has been accompanied by newspaper advertising and now a dedicated website with the strapline "Wake Up, Be Bold," though if you were hoping all of the activity was building up to something good, you might be disappointed.
"You're either here to leave your mark and eat opportunity for breakfast, or you're satisfied to just float through life like a cork in the stream."
A blusterous Antipodean voice starts explaining to us how business has changed, how it's "no longer just a suit-wearing, cubicle-sitting, card-carrying kind of pursuit," but nobody bothers to clarify how RIM has changed along with that. The obligatory shot is taken at Apple with the words "you don't just think different, you do different," though again without making a connection to any of the products RIM is selling. So, in short, RIM challenges us all to become business men and women, urges us to "make things happen," and gives us absolutely no reason to choose its smartphones over any others. Guess you really do have to be bold to buy a BlackBerry.
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- 05-07-2012, 08:55 AM #171
Cnet was the same:
After all the hype, RIM's 'Wake Up' campaign fizzles out
The Wake Up Web site has been updated with a speech that aims at getting enterprise customers to use the same old BlackBerry they've been using for years
- 05-07-2012, 09:11 AM #173
The shame is that it would have been a nice campaign if tied to the launch of BB10 devices later in the year, you start a conversation, you get people to watch the countdown and then.. blam.. BB10 devices.. a countdown to nothing is always going to be a disappointment.
- CrackBerry Addict
05-07-2012, 09:11 AM #174
- 579 Posts
This company is beyond idiotic.
Every thing they do makes them look more amateur.
If you have a quality product that competes with the competition - by all means, yell it from the rooftops. If you have nothing, then STFU.
I hope all the news sites picks up on this stupidity. RIM really deserves to be trashed for this. One of these days... maybe, just maybe - they'll learn from this. But I'm pretty sure it's much too late already.
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