- 01-07-13, 02:56 PM #28
Curiously, I think that it's good that there are lots of new alternative OSes coming this year. These other platforms can give the taste of new for many people who'd like to change and destabilize the two leaders' position. The traditional press and internet community will be curious about novelties and their comparison, which gives one more chance to BB10. (Take the WP: it came out as a lonely challenger to two giants. It's very hard to succeed if you're nothing yet and compared only to well established good products. So the WP didn't take all the profit from the beginning of the decline of Apple). The situation will be different this year and BB10 has all its chances if they do it well (only IF they do it really good).
Besides, Apple doesn't seem to innovate a lot lately, the iOS is ageing, the fans are getting tired...it'll take some people off the iPhone.
- 01-07-13, 04:16 PM #30
- 01-07-13, 04:54 PM #31
While I always hear the argument that many people are 'bored' with their device and would switch, there could possible be equal or more people who are comfortable using their current device.
I know many many many parents and grandparents who use an iPhone because it's easy to use (poke and play) and most likely will not switch to another phone. The iPhone is probably THE easiest smartphone to navigate and use on the market right now.
01-07-13, 05:38 PM #32
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[QUOTE=narci;7832029]While I always hear the argument that many people are 'bored' with their device and would switch, there could possible be equal or more people who are comfortable using their current device.
I know many many many parents and grandparents who use an iPhone because it's easy to use (poke and play) and most likely will not switch to another phone. The iPhone is probably THE easiest smartphone to navigate and use on the market right now.[/QUOTE
That's alot of wishful thinking. The fact is because "parents' and "grandparents" use iphones it is now seen as uncool or something "old" people use. Iphone5 was the last straw that will take apple down as users had enough of apple ripping them of with old and outdated tech/OS phones that don't match up to low end android phones. Many ex-iphone users I know dropped apple like it was a turd and these were huge ifans. The masses are fickle and apple and google knows it which is why they spend alot of money for paid articles to the 6 or so companies that control US media .It just might be to little to late for apple to come back.
Consumer Reports Is No Fan Of iPhone 5 - Forbes
- 01-07-13, 06:28 PM #33
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01-07-13, 06:56 PM #34
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Mmmmm there are some awaiting to see how the BB10 works and make a decision on what device to buy, do you remember that afew days before the iphone5 was released, the GSIII increased their sales? people were waiting the iphone5 to see if they would buy or not ... This is the same case, people is waiting these release to make a decision ... I am awaiting BB10 to buy it, I already make my decision, I like BB, but not everybody is loyal as some of us, let them choose ...
And I think on another example of why some would not like and some other will love it; I just got an incredible new HP with Windows8 and I do not like it!!! Even when I am into Systems bussiness I need to take time and learn how to use it, and I have learn many people is expressing this is the first time we need to learn how to use it; and some of my friends also my father were so happy when they got it and enjoy this learning new tthings.
So, we will see many different opinions because we all want different things for our toys =) ... But the only thing I am sure, I will love my new BB
- 01-07-13, 07:24 PM #36
The article does raise good points.
The general consumer has a negative view on blackberry 10 simply because they have a negative opinion on blackberry.
Outside of tech circles and at a guess most existing blackberry users, there really isnt any excitement over BB10.
On the flip side, it hasnt been mass marketed yet, so RIM have a chance to turn it around, but its a tall task with limited funding. (they dont have 1bill to market before someone says that nonsense)
But i hope RIM realise that the best thing they can do to generate hype, is to get the phones in peoples hands and let the word of mouth spread. only problem is, it has to be people who are converted. i'm pretty sure many of you, like myself is seen as a bb fanboy simply because i refused to join people on Android or iOS.
What RIM needs to do, is price the phones competitively. Run competitions and get them out like that. Maybe set a sponsored blackberry challenge. whatever it takes to get people using the devices and seeing for themselves, as that is their best shot of growing again
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01-07-13, 07:55 PM #37
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People might "invest" in their platforms, but there are many instances where I personally purchase an app and stop using it after a while. One example is Machinarium for my Playbook. I bought it, finished it (great game, by the way), and didn't really touch it again.
- 01-07-13, 08:29 PM #38
As far as apps, re-buying apps won't be an obstacle, bu the apps will have to be available to tempt non-BBers.
- 01-07-13, 08:42 PM #39
Here's an old chart for the US. Now imagine the same trend in other markets around the globe
How many of those 79 million people are Corporate users who are handed a Blackberry.
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- 01-07-13, 09:31 PM #40
RIM's Next BlackBerry Looks Great, But It'll Take A Miracle To Make People Care
i think i heard that apple didnt have much off a chance in the mobile market. another analysts/opinion piece trying to be the smartest guy in the room. worth the lint in your pants.
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- 01-07-13, 10:26 PM #43
People? which people? The rest of the world cares even if the writer dont. RIM will do well then he and his little tricycle friends will come running..... all in good fun your thread is
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- 01-07-13, 10:42 PM #45
If it is the experience people want, it will sell, but RIM needs to please the base and then work on drawing in more. You whizz off your base with a half-hearted effort, plan on being lonely as a Maytag Repairman in Alaska.
- 01-07-13, 10:54 PM #47
Well, unfortunately, the only guarantees in life are death and taxes. The new marketing ploy has to finish telling the story about the new Blackberries and convincing everyone that this is not the same old RIM anymore. Also, it's not about RIM catching up to iphone or Android with this launch. It's about staying relevant, selling as many 1st gen BB10s as possible, and trying to regain lost ground from the other two.
- 01-08-13, 02:36 AM #48
I'm speaking about what I've seen my self in my social surrounding.
- 01-08-13, 04:51 AM #49
It doesn't need a miracle - it needs hundreds of millions of marketing and promotional spend to be in the game, it needs billions to compete with Samsung and Apple (The only two players who currently worth a damn).
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