1. bb9900user2018's Avatar
    We know the distinguishing features that make Blackberrys attractive for users are the keyboard, the long battery life and the phone-call quality.

    However BB Mobile should also consider doing the following:
    1) add a top notch camera. The camera has never been important to me but it is for allot of people, even people considering a keyboard device. BBMo added the Pixel sensor to the keyone (that was a good idea) but they should go all out with software and hardware or license the software if possible - just add a top notch camera. So many online reviews focus on the camera, get rid of this criticism.
    2) a defining characteristic of many BB users is that they keep their devices forever, so recognizing this add support for 3-4 iterations of Android e.g., for the Key2: support 8 (oreo),9 (pie),10,11. This would differentiate BBMo from other phone manufactures that only support 2 iterations of Android, although I believe Essential phones might support 3. The mobile phone has become a commodity and users are less likely to buy a new device as often as they have in the past - stretch out support for the OS.

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    07-25-19 04:11 PM
  2. Rodney Wilder's Avatar
    All requests that have been rehashed many times over the past year or so
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    07-25-19 04:44 PM
  3. the_boon's Avatar
    We know the distinguishing features that make Blackberrys attractive for users are the keyboard, the long battery life and the phone-call quality.

    However BB Mobile should also consider doing the following:
    1) add a top notch camera. The camera has never been important to me but it is for allot of people, even people considering a keyboard device. BBMo added the Pixel sensor to the keyone (that was a good idea) but they should go all out with software and hardware or license the software if possible - just add a top notch camera. So many online reviews focus on the camera, get rid of this criticism.
    2) a defining characteristic of many BB users is that they keep their devices forever, so recognizing this add support for 3-4 iterations of Android e.g., for the Key2: support 8 (oreo),9 (pie),10,11. This would differentiate BBMo from other phone manufactures that only support 2 iterations of Android, although I believe Essential phones might support 3. The mobile phone has become a commodity and users are less likely to buy a new device as often as they have in the past - stretch out support for the OS.

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    As for point number 2, how would that possibly increase profits for BBMo?
    07-25-19 05:04 PM
  4. bb9900user2018's Avatar
    More users. It's called buying market share.

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    07-25-19 05:28 PM
  5. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    More users. It's called buying market share.

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    So how does that make better profits unless at higher cost? Instead of $649, two more years of Android for $849 or $899 but would the midtier specs be able to support R and S Android iterations? What's the incentive to upgrade to new device then?

    Profits and sales are driven by planned obsolescence. Nobody really wants the customer behavior you describe. OEMs want those customers to be someone else's problem.
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    07-25-19 06:49 PM
  6. the_boon's Avatar
    So how does that make better profits unless at higher cost? Instead of $649, two more years of Android for $849 or $899 but would the midtier specs be able to support R and S Android iterations? What's the incentive to upgrade to new device then?

    Profits and sales are driven by planned obsolescence. Nobody really wants the customer behavior you describe. OEMs want those customers to be someone else's problem.
    Unless the OEM charged a fee for the update lol
    07-26-19 06:32 AM
  7. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Unless the OEM charged a fee for the update lol
    Then you'd get a ton of negative press because BB(Mo) would be "the only company to charge for something that you get for free with every other device." Plus you'd have the issue that performance would be impacted (as it is with any device).

    Anyway, imagine you owned a restaurant, and you have regulars that come in once a week, and their sales represent half of your business. Would it make sense to spend more money to give them a bigger plate of food (at the same price, because your prices have to remain competitive), so that they only come in once a month? You'd lose about 1/4 of your total business and have higher costs - that's enough for most restaurants to go out of business.

    BBMo already isn't making all that much money on devices - at best, they'd laugh at any suggestion that's going to impact what profits they are making. Just because it would be nice for the customer doesn't mean it's realistic for the manufacturer.
    07-29-19 09:50 AM

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