- 01-31-13, 09:22 PM #76
- 01-31-13, 09:25 PM #78
Asking for opinion on what these editorials should cover is not something we'll find consensus on. You have opinion, I have mine.
- 01-31-13, 09:28 PM #79
MS never stood behind Zune. It was a side project that never had the full support of the company. It later merged and grew into Windows Phone and Xbox Music, Xbox Video.
Was that bad? I don't know. How important are iPod sales in 2013? Microsoft saw where "portable music players" were going and didn't bother to fully jump in.
- 01-31-13, 09:35 PM #82
Lots of computers run Windows. Lots of people have Xbox. It makes sense to have all your "systems" on the same page both for user experience (consistency), marketing (branding), app development (NT kernel) and services. It would be stupid for Microsoft to not leverage that network.
It also doesn't matter if right now it's not catching on--this is a long term play by Microsoft and in three years, it will be normal to see all of Microsoft products interact. Wait until the next gen of Xbox runs on NT.
- 01-31-13, 09:44 PM #84
- CrackBerry User
01-31-13, 09:45 PM #86
- 29 Posts
The market is growing and saying that BlackBerry went from 16% to 6% truely means nothing.... As in that time, BlackBerry went from 78M'ish subscribers to 80M'ish subscribers and finally ended at 79M'ish for end of the year. To me that means BlackBerry is still growing & if its growing then consumers are interested in the device.
- 01-31-13, 09:49 PM #87
I think people have a misunderstanding of my position here (which is probably my fault). I don't think BlackBerry or BB10 is bad, nor am I rooting for them to fail. But everyone keeps saying "Windows Phone has had three years..." which is absolutely true. The difference is, I'm not convinced BB will have any more luck than Windows Phone--you folks will deal with the exact same nonsense we faced over the last three years, including people (and media) saying:
- Hardware is not compelling
- OS is lacking features everyone else already has
- Developers aren't releasing apps--they go to iOS and Android first
- No Instagram, no Pandora, no <insert stupid fad app of the week here>
- "Not enough apps"
- What does it do that's better/different than iOS/Android?
- Blame BlackBerry for...
It's going to be like clockwork. Every app that's released (on iOS), every markertshare report, every new nonBB hardware that's released will come back to BlackBerry for comparison. A lot will be unfair and a lot of it will annoy you.
Thing is, Windows Phone really is not the competition here--iOS and Android are.
- CrackBerry User
01-31-13, 09:50 PM #88
- 29 Posts
- 01-31-13, 09:52 PM #89
- 01-31-13, 09:57 PM #90
As we sit here somewhere in the world someone is working on something that will make all of this irrelevant...history has a way of repeating...I just hope BlackBerry buys them before anyone else.
- 01-31-13, 09:57 PM #91
- 01-31-13, 09:57 PM #92
" But everyone keeps saying "Windows Phone has had three years..." which is absolutely true. The difference is, I'm not convinced BB will have any more luck than Windows Phone--you folks will deal with the exact same nonsense we faced over the last three years"
Wrong , wrong, wrong , but thanks for finally getting to the root of YOUR angst,not sure it needed 14 posts to get there but meh.
Pre-orders of Blackberry 10 show a large amount of those pre-orders are from non Blackberry owners, sooooo, it's happening, Blackberry 10 has already started to take market share from other platforms. No worries bout us, we see no nonsense in our future, I see market share coming to Blackberry 10, oh soooo yummy.
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
01-31-13, 10:07 PM #96
- 5,369 Posts
I call for a mobile nations round table like a few years ago.
dunno what webOSnation can bring, of course theres always the nexus with open webOS, just dont give the phone to phil nickinson, he`ll put it back on android
anyways, on that note recall the one from a few years back, the HTC HD2 was `huge` back then (still like the looks that device had). oh how times have changed lol
- 01-31-13, 10:09 PM #98
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