1. David Theado's Avatar
    Exactly. I always have to say "it's Android"
    Me too... they really don't know. What's funny is though... they always tell me how "they loved their blackberry"... and because of that keyone commercial... I always reply "I still do.." Lol

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    05-23-19 09:16 PM
  2. the_boon's Avatar
    Different than the old days for sure... agreed on that point. I can however proudly say that I've contributed to converting at least 2 other relatively random people buying key2's. One kid who works @ Target and another who works @ Avis. In both cases they saw and asked about the phone and the next time I saw them they each had bought one. Gotta start somewhere right? Lol
    Wow that's not bad at all, to have convinced two people who didn't know BB existed to and spend $649
    05-23-19 09:34 PM
  3. David Theado's Avatar
    Wow that's not bad at all, to have convinced two people who didn't know BB existed to and spend $649
    Ha! Technically it was only $599... bestbuy had em' on sale. I can also say.... Had never had that happen prior or since then that I know of
    05-23-19 09:38 PM
  4. John Albert's Avatar
    Me too... they really don't know. What's funny is though... they always tell me how "they loved their blackberry"... and because of that keyone commercial... I always reply "I still do.." Lol

    That's Key2 commercial lol
    05-23-19 10:18 PM
  5. David Theado's Avatar
    Lol, you're right... thought that was for key1. Funny enough though a great key2 review came on right after that commercial
    if you've never seen it, one of the most fair and best I've seen to date

    on the road with my BlackBerry
    05-23-19 10:28 PM
  6. John Albert's Avatar
    Lol, you're right... thought that was for key1. Funny enough though a great key2 review came on right after that commercial
    if you've never seen it, one of the most fair and best I've seen to date

    on the road with my BlackBerry
    That commercial is way better than Z10 Super Bowl
    05-23-19 11:55 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    Different than the old days for sure... agreed on that point. I can however proudly say that I've contributed to converting at least 2 other relatively random people buying key2's. One kid who works @ Target and another who works @ Avis. In both cases they saw and asked about the phone and the next time I saw them they each had bought one. Gotta start somewhere right? Lol
    That's awesome!
    Yesterday 12:26 PM
  8. Apple Aya's Avatar
    Agreed, putting a 9900 on the airport bar top would bring nods of approval, today, not so much as a look. Welcome to BlackBerry 2019.
    Well it is a different time. Back in the day BlackBerry was the only premium phone maker...and maybe arguably the Motorolla Razer though I think that was before 9900's.

    Today you have half a dozen premium phone makers...the catch is that they all look the same.
    The Key2 in a world of slabs, is very quite unique and I get plenty of attention for my Key2 LE in the slate gray. I can only imagine a Red Key2.
    Yesterday 02:18 PM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    I don't mean to be negative but I love all these "people are amazed at my BlackBerry" posts which, again I would argue, why aren't they buying them if they're so impressed? The way you all make it sound they should. Be the number one seller.
    I know we're all fans but let's not exaggerate too much. LOL.
    Yesterday 02:55 PM
  10. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Well it is a different time. Back in the day BlackBerry was the only premium phone maker...and maybe arguably the Motorolla Razer though I think that was before 9900's.

    Today you have half a dozen premium phone makers...the catch is that they all look the same.
    The Key2 in a world of slabs, is very quite unique and I get plenty of attention for my Key2 LE in the slate gray. I can only imagine a Red Key2.
    Also back in the 9900 days... only about 30% of phone owners in the US had a smartphone. Any smartphone stood out back then...

    There is no doubt that PKB's stand out and get attention.... Passport was a beautiful phone, especially in RED.

    But attention doesn't equal admiration nor sales... It's a start.
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    Yesterday 02:57 PM
  11. kile6666's Avatar
    why
    Yesterday 03:09 PM
  12. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    why
    why not
    Yesterday 03:19 PM
  13. elfabio80's Avatar
    I don't mean to be negative but I love all these "people are amazed at my BlackBerry" posts which, again I would argue, why aren't they buying them if they're so impressed? The way you all make it sound they should. Be the number one seller.
    I know we're all fans but let's not exaggerate too much. LOL.
    More and more people are amazed from Tesla in Germany. This is what I see. They are selling quite good...but still you maybe see th rarely.... I think the same may apply to the BB with Android. People are amazed, but they will choose something cheaper and useful. The prices of the BB are too high for me.

    I would put them down so to increase the sells... A phone that is receiving only one major updated and 2 years only of security patches should not have the same price after one year....

    Anyway, just my two cents...in BB I am sure they are plenty of marketing experts....and I am not.
    Yesterday 03:31 PM
  14. kile6666's Avatar
    why why not
    Yesterday 03:59 PM
  15. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    More and more people are amazed from Tesla in Germany. This is what I see. They are selling quite good...but still you maybe see th rarely.... I think the same may apply to the BB with Android. People are amazed, but they will choose something cheaper and useful. The prices of the BB are too high for me.

    I would put them down so to increase the sells... A phone that is receiving only one major updated and 2 years only of security patches should not have the same price after one year....

    Anyway, just my two cents...in BB I am sure they are plenty of marketing experts....and I am not.
    Realistically, the first step in rehabilitating the BlackBerry handset brand is simply increasing awareness that it exists. The classic marketing framework is
    Awareness ==>
    Interest ==>
    Desire ==>
    Action

    You can't really skip any steps. BBMo's challenge is to make potential buyers aware that they exist and interest them in seriously evaluating the phones as a legitimate purchasing option. That's where they are stuck at the moment. The next step, desire, will also be a challenge for any shoppers who don't know they want a PKB. The final step, action, is typically about pricing and promotions, but they can't grow the brand without working on the first two stages in the marketing funnel.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    Last edited by bb10adopter111; Yesterday at 04:26 PM.
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    Yesterday 04:13 PM
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