1. Sigewif's Avatar
    Here is a great historical take on the original BlackBerry phones and how they were ahead of their time and transformative.
    https://onezero.medium.com/the-origi...e-e88ccd90684b
    10-11-19 12:27 PM
  2. jamescarruthers's Avatar
    Ironically it won't load on my Passport's browser

    Posted via CB10
    10-11-19 01:17 PM
  3. chain13's Avatar
    Before apple took over
    10-12-19 09:37 AM
  4. herbersh's Avatar
    What could have been,

    Sigh
    10-12-19 10:11 AM
  5. z10Jobe's Avatar
    Before apple took over
    12% of the market is not taking over.

    Posted via CB10
    10-12-19 11:14 AM
  6. chain13's Avatar
    12% of the market is not taking over.

    Posted via CB10
    Sorry. Before android took over.
    Though we all know the concept and idealism of being "smartphone like today", which drown blackberry into current userbase, was first invented by apple and its iphone.
    10-12-19 01:31 PM
  7. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    12% of the market is not taking over.

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    In USA, that figure is 40-50% depending on how calculated. If expanded out to North America then Western Hemisphere, it’s still pretty high for Apple share. When factoring planet existence to remote corners with Android OS and places high largest country populations, the number is far more skewed toward Android but that also doesn’t represent OEM profits either. I’d lay odds that bulk of Android OEM hardware share was sold for a loss.
    10-12-19 01:35 PM
  8. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Right. Apple gets 80% of the hardware profits (with Samsung getting most of the rest) despite the smaller overall market share - having very few models that are produced in high volume, and having full control over nearly all aspects of the product makes for high profit margins.

    Google makes money in other ways, so it doesn't need high margins for hardware, much as Microsoft figured out with PCs. The hardware partners take most of the risk. But for many companies, smartphones are too important to leave the market, even if they take a loss, as participating in it raises the profile of their other products.

    I guarantee you that Samsung and LG sell a lot of TVs and appliances because people know the name from their smartphones.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-12-19 08:22 PM
  9. Elephant_Canyon's Avatar
    12% of the market is not taking over.
    Maybe not taking over, but Apple did change the game again.

    Article about how BlackBerry phones were a game changer.-f126afba-6106-4452-a3a8-5448bee69260.jpeg
    10-12-19 08:52 PM
  10. the_boon's Avatar
    Maybe not taking over, but Apple did change the game again.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    The stuff on the right looks borinnnnnnggggg
    Sigewif and John Albert like this.
    10-12-19 09:23 PM
  11. Crusader03's Avatar
    Posting this on my Passport (2014), need we say more!?!

    PS - same time as the iphone 6!

    Posted via my Passport
    10-13-19 12:19 AM
  12. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    The stuff on the right looks borinnnnnnggggg
    That's because the screens are all turned off. TVs with the screen turned off are boring too. That's because what matters is the CONTENT, and bigger screens are better for accessing that content. That simple fact has been driving the industry since 2010.

    You didn't need a big screen when you couldn't use a real web browser, a GPS app, a substantial application, or stream high quality video on your phone - but we can do that now, so standards have changed.
    Laura Knotek and BergerKing like this.
    10-13-19 05:39 PM
  13. chain13's Avatar
    That's because the screens are all turned off. TVs with the screen turned off are boring too. That's because what matters is the CONTENT, and bigger screens are better for accessing that content. That simple fact has been driving the industry since 2010.

    You didn't need a big screen when you couldn't use a real web browser, a GPS app, a substantial application, or stream high quality video on your phone - but we can do that now, so standards have changed.
    Remind me how bad internet browser back then, scrolling webpage with touchpad was nightmare, even for now.
    10-14-19 02:23 AM
  14. BergerKing's Avatar
    Remind me how bad internet browser back then, scrolling webpage with touchpad was nightmare, even for now.
    Remember checkerboarding?
    mh1983 likes this.
    10-14-19 04:54 AM
  15. chain13's Avatar
    Remember checkerboarding?
    Doesn't ring anybell
    10-14-19 07:46 AM

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