1. Paullybob's Avatar
    Just another example on why some phones/platforms are so popular.

    All Sochi Olympic athletes to get Galaxy Note 3 - Sports - MSN CA


    When you give something away as a "Consolation prize" you win alot of free advertising and repeat business. Blackberry does not and should not fall into this kind of trap to promote their products........Long live Blackberry!!!
    10-23-13 09:32 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    It's times like this that I wish I was athletically gifted!
    MarsupilamiX likes this.
    10-23-13 09:36 AM
  3. huwit's Avatar
    What is this doing in a BlackBerry thread

    Posted via CB10
    10-23-13 09:57 AM
  4. boeingrules's Avatar
    Don't see how this is a bad move in terms of marketing tbh

    Posted via CB10
    10-23-13 09:59 AM
  5. mcmolineux's Avatar
    They're hoping that the athletes will use them to take pictures and get them on TV. In London, at the opening and closing ceremonies, it was all iPhones and the odd BlackBerry being used by the athletes, and not much for Samsung phones, which much have been embarrassing for them as a big Olympic sponsor. This is a step to try and stop that from happening again.
    10-23-13 10:02 AM
  6. Hilman76's Avatar
    Just another example on why some phones/platforms are so popular.

    All Sochi Olympic athletes to get Galaxy Note 3 - Sports - MSN CA


    When you give something away as a "Consolation prize" you win alot of free advertising and repeat business. Blackberry does not and should not fall into this kind of trap to promote their products........Long live Blackberry!!!
    Its the most powerful device out there, what is the Z30 if the Note 3 is the consolation prize lol.
    10-23-13 10:25 AM
  7. Couver81's Avatar
    It is smart advertising. Samsung did the same thing with the London Olympics for the S3 and it was successful. But Samsung has the money to make this happen. I think BRRY could advertise better but I'm not sure they should be going for this scale of advertising given their current financial situation.
    Poirots Progeny likes this.
    10-23-13 10:45 AM
  8. ElGusta's Avatar
    At the least, BB should send out a few skids of Z10s sitting around collecting dust in a warehouse.
    richardat likes this.
    10-23-13 12:07 PM
  9. birdman_38's Avatar
    Blackberry does not and should not fall into this kind of trap to promote their products.
    Would you rather they place another nonsensical ad on next year's Super Bowl?
    10-23-13 01:12 PM
  10. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Would you rather they place another nonsensical ad on next year's Super Bowl?
    I may be wrong but I think the OP was being sarcastic.
    richardat likes this.
    10-23-13 08:49 PM
  11. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    Its the most powerful device out there, what is the Z30 if the Note 3 is the consolation prize lol.
    The "consolation prize" is lieu of a gold medal.
    10-24-13 01:45 AM
  12. DecAway's Avatar
    They need to have the winter Olympics in Canada so everyone will get blackberries!

    Posted via CB10
    10-24-13 10:30 AM
  13. raggdoll's Avatar
    Just another example on why some phones/platforms are so popular.

    All Sochi Olympic athletes to get Galaxy Note 3 - Sports - MSN CA


    When you give something away as a "Consolation prize" you win alot of free advertising and repeat business. Blackberry does not and should not fall into this kind of trap to promote their products........Long live Blackberry!!!
    Are you the marketing manager for BB? Must be with that attitude. No wonder BB is in the state it's in now...
    10-24-13 07:51 PM
  14. LoganSix's Avatar
    They're hoping that the athletes will use them to take pictures and get them on TV. In London, at the opening and closing ceremonies, it was all iPhones and the odd BlackBerry being used by the athletes, and not much for Samsung phones, which much have been embarrassing for them as a big Olympic sponsor. This is a step to try and stop that from happening again.
    Nothing beats a non-paid advertisement.
    10-25-13 07:50 AM

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