1. texazzpete's Avatar
    Not a single mention of Africa in his keynote, despite it being one of the biggest growth areas for BB. At least 8 - 10 million of that 60 million subscribers come largely from South Africa and Nigeria. Not a single mention there.
    Despite the promises he made repeatedly about SA and NG being 'wave 1' launch markets, I had to go digging to find out that the SA launch will be March at the earliest...and not a single mention of a release date in Nigeria.


    I'm just mad that I'm gonna have to order my Z10 from the UK...:480 pounds from Carphone Warehouse and that, plus international shipping, is nowhere near cheap

    Here's the direct promise from Thorstein just so you know I'm not lying
    Blackberry 10 to be rolled out in waves, South Africa and Nigeria to get top priority | Ubergizmo

    “South Africa is a priority one market for us, and we will acknowledge that with the launch of BlackBerry 10. There will be three waves in taking it to global markets, and South Africa and Nigeria are in the top range of Wave 1 launches. We will pay tribute to our customers here by delivering BlackBerry 10 in South Africa when it is launched,”
    Oathbreaker
    01-31-13 02:14 AM
  2. tinysalmon's Avatar
    Relax mate~
    Even in US and Indonesia will be available around March.
    01-31-13 02:21 AM
  3. bbzak's Avatar
    He did greet people in Johannesburg, right in the beginning of the keynote.
    And as far as I know Johannesburg was in Africa and yes it still is.

    Availability for US is march. And so is many major markets including African countries.
    01-31-13 02:29 AM
  4. darkehawke's Avatar
    isnt March part of the wave 1 rollouts?

    because i know there are markets that have to wait much longer
    01-31-13 02:34 AM
  5. texazzpete's Avatar
    He did greet people in Johannesburg, right in the beginning of the keynote.
    And as far as I know Johannesburg was in Africa and yes it still is.

    Availability for US is march. And so is many major markets including African countries.
    I'm talking about a mention when talking about global release dates...not just a 'shout-out' to the other venues. TH was talking about key markets and availability...and restricted himself to Europe, UAE and the US/Canada.
    01-31-13 03:21 AM
  6. texazzpete's Avatar
    isnt March part of the wave 1 rollouts?

    because i know there are markets that have to wait much longer
    He DID say "top range of the Wave 1 launches".
    Please tell me exactly how March is 'top range'.
    kevinnugent likes this.
    01-31-13 03:22 AM
  7. SparkyBC's Avatar
    USA market is way bigger and they are not till march, it's still part of the first wave. Or would you sooner like to be in the 3rd wave?
    01-31-13 03:59 AM
  8. twstd.reality's Avatar
    He DID say "top range of the Wave 1 launches".
    Please tell me exactly how March is 'top range'.
    please tell me exactly how March is NOT 'top range'
    01-31-13 04:07 AM
  9. texazzpete's Avatar
    please tell me exactly how March is NOT 'top range'
    If March is 'top range', pray tell me what January 31st or feb 5th are. apex range? premium range? Extra special range?
    01-31-13 05:29 AM
  10. twstd.reality's Avatar
    I'm sorry I thought you spoke english, my mistake let me look up the definition of range for you.

    "c. The full extent covered: within the range of possibilities.
    2.
    a. An amount or extent of variation: a wide price range."

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/range
    01-31-13 03:45 PM

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