06-25-12 12:38 AM
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  1. ynomrah's Avatar
    So what the h3ll is in the air today? I popped in looking for some casual BB discussion, and every thread is rife with griping and complaining. It all comes down to the same thing. Either you like what BB has now and stick with it, or you don't but you're willing to wait to see what BB10 brings, or you're completely out of patience and you go with something else. Pick one. Run with it. Don't look back.

    Whatever ill will anyone is feeling about RIM, let me just say this: there is not one single company out there that listens to everyone. Most of the companies that succeed beyond others did so because of a popular idea that they were lucky enough to implement at the right time and in a way that was widely accepted by a larger portion of consumers. Including RIM, including Apple, including Microsoft, including Nokia, including <insert successful business here>. We can sit here and argue all we want about what RIM should/could have done, but that won't change anything that did happen or will happen. Nobody knows if they had embarked down the QNX road three years earlier that they would not be in the same position they are in today anyway. Nobody knows if QNX is going to save the company or not. Nobody knows who's going to come along and dethrone Apple as the king of tech companies. But I can tell you that it's only a matter of time before somebody does, and there will probably be countless online forums full of people declaring how much Apple didn't listen to their customers and what they should/could have done to prevent their downfall.

    Sorry, but this constant rehash of the same melodrama, bravado, hyperbole and armchair executive management is beyond tiresome.
    Problem about that however is this forum exist for the sole reason of discussing these things, Mundane as it might seem sometimes. This thread seemed to have garnered pretty high traffic, which is what forum administrators hope for anyway. So obviously both sides of the argument seem to be interested in visiting multiple threads on the same manner. So I don't particularly see anything wrong with that, outside of the difference in opinion with some vs. The OP.

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    06-24-12 09:09 AM
  2. Steeltown Larry's Avatar
    Blackberry was on top of the mountain! They invented email on pagers, and then phones. Handspring invented the first true smartphone 3 years before Android, iOS and BB6. Handspring got gobbled back by palm, and that got gobbled by HP. If Blackberry can execute a profitable business plan at 1% of market share, then I'm a committed customer and user! Considering I abuse my phones, my Blackberry curve and Storm's have held up much better than the Nokia's and Mottorola's I've owned. I will be upgrading to a Torch 9810 with BB7.1 in a few weeks and eagerly await the arrival of BB10 hopefully ahead of iOS 6 and window's 8. I don't fear iOS, I couldn't care less about Android. BB has worked surprisingly well for me, but if BB10 isn't the game changer, than windows8 is!
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    06-24-12 09:57 PM
  3. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Blackberry was on top of the mountain! They invented email on pagers, and then phones. Handspring invented the first true smartphone 3 years before Android, iOS and BB6. Handspring got gobbled back by palm, and that got gobbled by HP. If Blackberry can execute a profitable business plan at 1% of market share, then I'm a committed customer and user! Considering I abuse my phones, my Blackberry curve and Storm's have held up much better than the Nokia's and Mottorola's I've owned. I will be upgrading to a Torch 9810 with BB7.1 in a few weeks and eagerly await the arrival of BB10 hopefully ahead of iOS 6 and window's 8. I don't fear iOS, I couldn't care less about Android. BB has worked surprisingly well for me, but if BB10 isn't the game changer, than windows8 is!
    Yeah, pretty much with you all the way on that. RIM doesn't have to "beat" Apple or Google. They need to find their market, hold on to it, and continue to make a profit. I think the "operating loss" they'll be reporting for this quarter is coming from extraordinary expenses like severance packages and possibly rebates to carriers to get them to cut prices.

    I think the earnings call this week is going to be their low point. The recovery will start from there.
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    06-24-12 10:09 PM
  4. up488's Avatar
    first time in a long time that ive read through an entire thread on this topic. normally couldnt be bothered and its the reason i hardly visit crackberry anymore. its just no longer a fun read or as informative these days. all the repetitive bashing and bantering of rim this, rim that gets old pretty quick.

    who cares, use your device of choice and enjoy it. myself, all ive ever used was a blackberry but if rim disappeared tomorrow than i would move on to something else. im not gonna sit home or lose sleep wondering/worrying or debating if they're gonna survive! it doesn't affect me directly in any sort of way so i dont give a sh*t!!

    you would think by reading through some of this nonsense that your lives depended on rims survival and it leaves me shaking my head and rolling my eyes!!
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    06-25-12 12:38 AM
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