1. paolomusic's Avatar
    Just a random thought I have...

    BB's are very data efficient as we all know, do you think that as the smartphone market continues to expand and the need for data becomes higher that carriers will eventually turn back to RIM and push their products more as the need to trim down their network data usage becomes more apparent? On the same note will it see consumers buying BB's in order to keep data costs down (the networks are already raising prices as the demand rises and they slowly run out of supply).

    I consider myself a semi-techie, so its possible I'm not right in my thinking but it makes sense to me right now lol

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    Last edited by paolomusic; 06-22-11 at 06:55 PM.
    06-22-11 06:53 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    i doubt you will see that as a reason to get a BB. Most people are grandfathered in so they still get unlimited data. Now new customers might look more at a BB only if the salesman promotes that as a selling feature. I also think with more and more wifi availability that mobile usage will go down in some cases too.

    What is interesting is to see what happens when QNX smartphones come and people use more data on their BBs. It might come in around the same usage therefore not making much difference
    06-22-11 07:12 PM
  3. kbz1960's Avatar
    i doubt you will see that as a reason to get a BB. Most people are grandfathered in so they still get unlimited data. Now new customers might look more at a BB only if the salesman promotes that as a selling feature. I also think with more and more wifi availability that mobile usage will go down in some cases too.

    What is interesting is to see what happens when QNX smartphones come and people use more data on their BBs. It might come in around the same usage therefore not making much difference
    Not seeing salesmen trying to push anything that won't bring more money into the business they work for. They always want to sell you the most expensive thing.
    06-22-11 08:00 PM
  4. lorax1284's Avatar
    I expect someone in the carrier bidniz would know more, but since the carriers gouge everybody on their data fees, and the high bandwidth multimedia content doesn't compress well, so I feel that the competitive advantage to blackberry's relatively lower bandwidth platform is waning. I hope RIM finds new ways to leverage the carrier-side technology and carrier relationships to customers' benefit.
    06-22-11 08:09 PM
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