1. jiggz22's Avatar
    Anyone else find it messed up how RIM, a canadian company has allowed the states to get things before us canadians such as devices like the torch, apps like the new radio app posted today and most likely (which wouldn't be a surprise) the playbook? Its not like they don't know that canadians want to be the first ones to get their hands on products from a canadian company but if we want to be the first ones to get it, we need to somehow get it from the states. Stupid yes? Anyone else agree?

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    02-03-11 01:21 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Ok WHO pays them the most for their products????
    02-03-11 01:29 PM
  3. Skezza's Avatar
    It would be even better if we got things world wide

    There is life outside USA despite what the Americans would have you believe
    02-03-11 01:54 PM
  4. pcgizmo#IM's Avatar
    Nope, not at all. It's that way for a reason.
    02-03-11 01:56 PM
  5. rick0415's Avatar
    Anyone else find it messed up how RIM, a canadian company has allowed the states to get things before us canadians such as devices like the torch, apps like the new radio app posted today and most likely (which wouldn't be a surprise) the playbook? Its not like they don't know that canadians want to be the first ones to get their hands on products from a canadian company but if we want to be the first ones to get it, we need to somehow get it from the states. Stupid yes? Anyone else agree?

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    There have been some phones that came out in Canada first. I think the 9700 was one. There were threads from Americans complaining that Canada go it first. It's all about deals with the Carriers.

    As for the new radio app you can blame the CRTC for that one. It's not RIM
    Last edited by rick0415; 02-03-11 at 02:03 PM.
    02-03-11 01:59 PM
  6. pkcable's Avatar
    Good point Rick! And sometimes Europe is first too!
    02-03-11 02:03 PM
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    It would be even better if we got things world wide

    There is life outside USA despite what the Americans would have you believe
    If there was a bigger, better, more profitable market, RIM would tap that first. Any profit-minded corporation would.

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    02-03-11 02:12 PM
  8. Reed McLay's Avatar
    There have been some phones that came out in Canada first. I think the 9700 was one. There were threads from Americans complaining that Canada go it first. It's all about deals with the Carriers.

    As for the new radio app you can blame the CRTC for that one. It's not RIM
    The best example is the Bold 9000. It was released in Canada months before it became available in the USA. However, the initial release OS was clearly "Not ready for prime time".

    The customers, the carriers, determine when a model will be supported, not Research in Motion.
    02-03-11 03:26 PM
  9. crazy canuck's Avatar
    USA = ~300 million consumers
    Canada = ~30 million consumers

    isn't it obvious?
    02-03-11 03:29 PM
  10. Reed McLay's Avatar
    USA = ~300 million consumers
    Canada = ~30 million consumers

    isn't it obvious?
    China = 1,331,460,000
    India = 1,155,347,678
    ...
    02-03-11 03:39 PM
  11. Jake Storm's Avatar
    China = 1,331,460,000
    India = 1,155,347,678
    ...
    Europe about 850 million.

    The USA is not their biggest market.
    02-03-11 03:43 PM
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