- 03-13-13, 08:00 AM #2
That article looks like it was written using analysis from 6 months ago. If the author can't even get the company name right (yes I know it is still unofficial because the board hasn't voted on it), it is hard to take anything seriously.
So because the writer is using the current correct company name and you don't like a negative RIM article, it has be a miss-informed article.
I just installed BES 10, and it says, RIM all over it, so I guess I should uninstall it.
All the buildings in Waterloo that say RIM, I should roll my eyes in disgust. I guess I should no longer go to RIM Park in Waterloo either.
Maybe somebody should organize a demonstration outside of all the RIM buildings in Waterloo with signs and they can march up and down the streets. The signs can read "It's not RIM it's BlackBerry, please change the signs." "Heck, no, RIM must go! It's Blackberry or Death." You know something like that.
- 03-13-13, 08:17 AM #5
A writer should at the very least get the company name right, it's part of his/her job.
Branding change has already begun and it's well on its way in the company buildings.
Legacy software will continue to have the old name.
If you can't handle criticism to the article you post, why bother posting it? Were you expecting wholesale agreement with its writer? You will be sad to know that posters here tear articles such as this to pieces, and rightly so.
- 03-13-13, 08:32 AM #7
Another looking in the rear view mirror article, stating things that are known (no really new devices in 2012, BlackBerry is moving away from the low end segment and Samsung (lol not google) Apple have dominated). At the end the of the day its all about sales numbers for 2013. The past is only relevant if you keep doing the same thing over and over. BlackBerry has made a compelling product that people are buying, they have ramped up production levels, selling out, and have issued no pre-quarterly negatives. All indication are that they are doing well.
- 03-13-13, 08:36 AM #8
It seems the author got his research done by reading the Internet. I'm in India and I'm rich and so are my friends and none of them have bought an iDevice. We all rock BlackBerry's. Some of them are using OS7 devices and some 6. I and another friend are the early switchers to the BB10 the rest of them are waiting for the Q10. what the author forgets is that the rich are usually well informed and they knew about the BB10. So they waited for it. That's why the top end BB sales slumped. The Z10 vanished from the shelves. Even BB underestimated the pent up demand.
- 03-13-13, 08:43 AM #9
Not saying that's the norm, but they need to market BlackBerry much better in India, especially with the upcoming launches of the HTC One and Galaxy SIV. I think the Q10 will be a MAJOR success in India because of the affinity for a lot of people to do a lot of texting/email, so they need to market it well.
- 03-13-13, 08:47 AM #10
THIS article, published on March 13th, was written following the presentation and the announcement that the company had changed its name. Any responsible journalist or blogger would conduct the appropriate research. As to what people here do when referencing legacy RIM, it is their prerogative to react as they see fit based on the appropriate circumstances. Most of them are not bloggers. Writers, whose jobs depend on the accuracy of their articles, have an obligation to get their facts straight. The article is hopelessly flawed, contains not much matter and much rehashed fluff easily found by doing queries on the web. At that rate, any one of us on CB could have written a much more substantive article.
As far as a dog's breakfast, you are correct, that is another issue. NOt sure what that means, actually, my dogs are always very happy to get theirs.
- 03-13-13, 08:47 AM #11
BlackBerry's initial shipment of Z10s sold out in India in 2 days and had to have an emergency shipment sent. I would say they are getting the word out. Could they do better? Yes absolutely, you can always do a better job of marketing.
- 03-13-13, 08:48 AM #12
The article and the OP appear to share a common trait, a desire to see BlackBerry fail. I am very interested in how BlackBerry is doing in India. Since BlackBerry is holding their cards close to the vest just now, the only way to get data that is through ground truthing. It seems obvious to me the author did none of that hard work.
- 03-13-13, 08:49 AM #13
- 03-13-13, 08:53 AM #14
I visited some of the most high end shops in Delhi, was at conferences at the Marriot, I didn't see a single Z10, nor did I see it advertised or promoted anywhere. I did see millions of ads and billboards for a ****ty Samsung Galaxy Grand or a MicroMax knockoff phone. I think the only time I saw a Z10 advertised was at IGI Airport at the electronics shop on my way home.
Look, fans of BlackBerry will always buy the phone, I bought my Z10 as soon as I got back to Canada, it's the non-fans and the everyday people you need to get to buy the phone.
See the difference is, we never know real sales figures.
- 03-13-13, 08:59 AM #16
- 03-13-13, 09:08 AM #17
I'm only giving evidence to the extent that I'm a rich Indian who bought a Z10 instead of the iPhone5. And I know similarly rich Indians who are buying the Z10 or are waiting for the Q10.
- 03-13-13, 09:12 AM #18
The real illusion is that people need smart phones....
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