1. Pinot2015's Avatar
    When a Forrester, Juniper or Gartner Research analyst has an optimistic view then I start to listen. Not to bloggers and biased techies.

    BlackBerry Unveils an Android-Powered Phone With Security Features - NYTimes.com

    BlackBerry Priv!!
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    11-04-15 10:09 AM
  2. Justin Couto's Avatar
    Awesome pieces

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    11-04-15 10:10 AM
  3. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Widespread success for the PRIV will only come if BlackBerry can gain interest from a broad range of consumers, rather than the company’s comparatively small base of corporate and government users.

    Mr. Kane said the phone’s higher than usual quality of design and construction may help with that, though that approach has not made HTC’s flagship Android phone, the HTC One, a runaway success.

    Less clear is if the PRIV’s claims of better privacy and security will find an audience outside of corporate and government information technology departments.

    “Individuals don’t care about security but they do care about privacy,” said Mr. Kane. “As much as they care about it, are they willing to pay for it?
    So they need the consumers, they need them to be willing to pay MORE, and they need them to care about privacy, and they need to care what an analyst says over a tech reviewer....

    Yeah, no way they could fail if that's all they have to do....
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    11-04-15 10:16 AM
  4. laid-back's Avatar
    I cant' wait for the phone to be released and for good reviews to be written, unbiased ones that is. so tired of stupid articles that are re-written with little tweaks and with titles such as " last chance for BB", " will this be the last device bla bla...i just saw an article at Motley Fools...not a nice one
    11-04-15 10:16 AM
  5. Pinot2015's Avatar
    So they need the consumers, they need them to be willing to pay MORE, and they need them to care about privacy, and they need to care what an analyst says over a tech reviewer....

    Yeah, no way they could fail if that's all they have to do....
    He said consumers DO care about privacy not security. Not "need" to care about privacy.
    Consumers care about Identity theft, and data on their phones.
    These objective analysts usually come from industry and are usually higher educated on market and technology than any techie. Sorry but that is reality.
    There is a reason CIO's of large and small companies listen closely to analysts from top companies like Gartner , IDC, Forrester etc The tech companies like BlackBerry, Samsung, and upstarts rely on objective analysts like these to give them market direction.
    BlackBerry would have consulted with them all regarding Priv

    BlackBerry Priv!!
    Last edited by Pinot2015; 11-04-15 at 10:34 AM.
    11-04-15 10:20 AM
  6. JohnGrey's Avatar
    He said consumers DO care about privacy not security. Not "need" to care about privacy.
    Consumers care about Identity theft, and data on their phones.
    These objective analysts usually come from industry and are usually higher educated on market and technology than any techie. Sorry but that is reality.
    They're concerned about it but do nothing to mitigate it or foster digital security in the main. They use NFC, which is among the greatest attack surfaces for identity theft, since all it requires is radio capture at a POS terminal (something that the Russian mafia does with alarming frequency), and most won't even bother to use two-step authentication.

    There is a reason CIO's of large and small companies listen closely to analysts from top companies like Gartner , IDC, Forrester etc The tech companies like BlackBerry, Samsung, and upstarts rely on objective analysts like these to give them market direction. BlackBerry would have consulted with them all regarding Priv.
    Having worked in market research IT, I can tell you unequivocally that they go to large analytic firms because they're the ones most likely to tell them what they want to hear; the repeat business is how they become large analytic firms. When their analyses don't pan out, the results are blamed on other factors and clients have to option of either sticking with those firms or going to others, which are just as likely to lie to them as well. It's not about data, it's about confidence.
    11-04-15 11:19 AM

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