1. GoJaysGo's Avatar
    It's sad, but it's true. The Olympics will be showcasing Samsung as a major corporate sponsor. Tons of other sponsors are lining up with their Olympic Apps. General Mills Canada one of the largest cereal manufactures in the world is advertising an Olympic app... Available only for iOS and Android) I know the fanboys are going to scream from the top of Mt. Olympus, that BlackBerry can use Android apps... It's not the same thing. This occurred to me this morning when I was eating my Cheerios from a new Augmented Reality Box and was reading the back of the box... iOS and Android... #CheerforGold #GoCanadaGo

    It's easy to say that BlackBerry missed out on this massive marketing opportunity, but marketing isn't their strong point, and wouldn't have the resources to pull this off...

    The 2014 Olympics will prove to the world that BlackBerry doesn't exist...-winter-olympics-augmented-reality-boxes-general-mills-620x348.jpg
    02-07-14 10:12 AM
  2. anon3230140's Avatar
    I miss the Dogg Pound Gangsta first album. #DoggFood was the shiznit.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z mfk'n 10!
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    02-07-14 10:14 AM
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    What's an augmented reality box of cereal???

    Honest question...

    Posted from my awesome Q10 via CB10.
    02-07-14 10:16 AM
  4. BergerKing's Avatar
    Quite a stretch that it will 'prove' anything doesn't exist. Windows Phone isn't mentioned, nor is Bugs Bunny cartoons. It is just a missed opportunity, not the end of the world.
    02-07-14 10:18 AM
  5. GoJaysGo's Avatar
    What's an augmented reality box of cereal???

    Honest question...

    Posted from my awesome Q10 via CB10.
    Great question. Here is a great answer and it's kind of neat: Learn More About Team Canada Olympians with General Mills Augmented Reality #CheerForGold | Merry About Town
    02-07-14 10:19 AM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    That is AWESOME!!!!



    Posted from my awesome Q10 via CB10.
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    02-07-14 10:27 AM
  7. 1guitarguy's Avatar
    The app that is for that is called Blippar and it's available on BlackBerry 10 so I don't know what point your trying to make?

    Posted via CB10
    02-07-14 12:30 PM
  8. gg bb's Avatar
    There have been many major sporting events that have granted complete support to one company whilst totally excluding another.
    Sell Coke at venues but no Pepsi. Pay by card if you have mastercard but visa not accepted. This is common.
    It does not seem to be the case with Samsung and Sochi. I mean Sochi have developed a really slick BlackBerry 10 app to follow the games. Its not a case they only made an Android or Samsung specific app.
    02-07-14 01:07 PM
  9. anon(2757538)'s Avatar
    There is nothing for BlackBerry to market, so why waste the dollars?
    02-07-14 01:10 PM
  10. BKA22's Avatar
    What's an augmented reality box of cereal???

    Honest question...

    Posted from my awesome Q10 via CB10.
    It's Lucky Charms of course. After all..they are "magically delicious "

    Z10
    02-07-14 01:14 PM
  11. CheckWriter's Avatar
    I miss the Dogg Pound Gangsta first album. #DoggFood was the shiznit.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z mfk'n 10!
    Someone stole mine. I was pissed.

    Posted via CB10
    02-07-14 01:20 PM
  12. ganjaman420's Avatar
    Majority of the people here in the Philippines don't care about winter sports. Winter Olympics is not the world and BlackBerry does exist here.
    02-07-14 01:20 PM
  13. Oglon3r's Avatar
    Blatant lie gf is from the phillipines and when she saw me with the z10 commented on how BB is super popular there. I understand it is still with OS7 devices and recently with a few using OS10.
    02-07-14 01:38 PM
  14. early2bed's Avatar
    Olympic athletes are required to cover up the Apple logos on their iPhones and iPads because Samsung is the official sponsor. Athletes can be sanctioned for showing competitive logos.

    Regarding the missed opportunity for Blackberry, the mass consumer campaigns aren't going to be of much use if your devices aren't being offered by the carriers.
    02-07-14 02:50 PM
  15. bigcheeba's Avatar
    I believe there is an official Sochi Olympic channel on BBM. C0037DD89

    Posted via CB10
    02-07-14 03:46 PM
  16. BergerKing's Avatar
    Personally, it's a good thing when a company can afford to sponsor the games. If Samsung is that company this season, then ride the A train and enjoy the scenery.
    daveycrocket likes this.
    02-07-14 03:59 PM
  17. djdragon's Avatar
    Dear OP, Canada isn't the whole world. What you're stating is just Canadian advertising, not global advertising.

    http://m.sochi2014.com/en/partners-about

    Z10 10.2.1.1925 via CB10
    02-07-14 05:55 PM
  18. garnok's Avatar
    2014 FIFA world cup are more popular than 2014 winter olympics, even they attract more viewers than summer olympics. it is this year main sports event
    02-07-14 06:46 PM

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