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  1. FortressBB10's Avatar
    What do you doubt?
    BB10 backend shut off.

    Posted via CB10
    03-26-21 07:36 PM
  2. conite's Avatar
    BB10 backend shut off.

    Posted via CB10
    You think BlackBerry is lying? I'm not sure where you're going.
    03-26-21 07:50 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    pretty sure this time its 100% true and will happen
    pdr733 and Laura Knotek like this.
    03-26-21 07:54 PM
  4. bh7171's Avatar
    So tablets are still a "fad" then?
    No of course not but prior to COVID sales were no where near what they were in 2020. Same with Chromebooks right?
    03-27-21 01:10 AM
  5. conite's Avatar
    No of course not but prior to COVID sales were no where near what they were in 2020. Same with Chromebooks right?
    Ya. They were 19% less than $52 billion.
    03-27-21 06:25 AM
  6. pdr733's Avatar
    pretty sure this time its 100% true and will happen
    Hope so.
    03-27-21 06:44 AM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    BB10 backend shut off.

    Posted via CB10
    Why do you think BlackBerry Limited went to all the extra trouble of announcing the staggered dates of BB10 ecosystem shutdown already? It would have been simpler to just let it all break down naturally.
    03-27-21 10:45 AM
  8. bh7171's Avatar
    Ya. They were 19% less than $52 billion.
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...-quarter-2010/

    Until COVID the graph demonstrates declining tablet sales (outside of what looks like new model iPad's in second quarter). Surprisingly, despite most tech sites and pundit recommendations iPad continues to loose global market share. Interesting and certainly more so as consumers look for lower cost options that can and do perform similar functions.

    That tablets are not very functional for education without a physical keyboard its also logical why Chrome OS became the second largest OS worldwide as kids were kept from schools and classrooms (well at least here in California until just recently) AT&T Warning about 3G-screenshot_20210327-082119.jpg
    03-27-21 10:48 AM
  9. conite's Avatar
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...-quarter-2010/

    Until COVID the graph demonstrates declining tablet sales (outside of what looks like new model iPad's in second quarter). Surprisingly, despite most tech sites and pundit recommendations iPad continues to loose global market share. Interesting and certainly more so as consumers look for lower cost options that can and do perform similar functions.

    That tablets are not very functional for education without a physical keyboard its also logical why Chrome OS became the second largest OS worldwide as kids were kept from schools and classrooms (well at least here in California until just recently) Click image for larger version. 

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    Tablets have been around for 12 years, and even before covid it is still a $43 billion business. The only point I was trying to make is that it doesn't exactly qualify as a "fad".
    Last edited by conite; 03-27-21 at 11:08 AM.
    03-27-21 10:57 AM
  10. bh7171's Avatar
    Tablets have been around for 12 years, and even before covid it is a $40 billion business. The only point I was trying to make is that it that doesn't exactly qualify as a "fad".
    Certainly not a "fad" but sales were declining year over year since the peak of '14. This data is a little more broken out and I believe a better reflection as they discuss the various form factors of tablets sold and obvious reasons for the renewed growth. The true growth is not in slate or slabs (for entertainment) but in those with a physical keyboard for education and remote work.

    Maybe that's what Peter Franklin was eluding too with some people working more so from home. Interestingly I decided to go back to my BE KeyOne and PKB in December when we were locked down here in California for a few weeks.

    "However, the category is not expected to retain this momentum in the long term as it still faces immense competition from notebooks and smartphones."

    https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS47423721
    03-27-21 11:12 AM
  11. conite's Avatar
    Certainly not a "fad"
    Perfect. We're on the same page.
    03-27-21 11:16 AM
  12. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Perfect. We're on the same page.
    page what page?
    03-27-21 12:21 PM
  13. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Perfect. We're on the same page.
    Smartphone sales have been on a decline.... they must have only been a fad too.
    03-30-21 03:37 PM
  14. SteinwayTransitCorp's Avatar
    Smartphone sales have been on a decline.... they must have only been a fad too.
    smart phone?..................that's like calling the CIA......well you get it
    03-30-21 04:17 PM
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