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  1. Omnitech's Avatar
    Argument over. It's not that I feel I'm right. It's that I will not debate with someone posting links with this stuff in it.

    02-07-14 08:07 AM
  2. birdman_38's Avatar
    You cannot compete at sub $100 price point in the Smartphone market today unless you are one of the following types of businesses:

    1. You have a ridiculously threadbare, low-cost company that has virtually no engineering to speak of, no customer-support to speak of, no marketing to speak of, does not produce much in the way of documentation or certifications, has no unique technology and primarily builds generic devices based on reference designs, quality control is poor, etc etc. These are known as "white box manufacturers" in the industry.
    2. You are a HUGE company like Samsung which has massive economy of scale and which is nearly vertically-integrated. This means (to take the example of Samsung), you are the largest manufacturer of computer memory in the world, you are the largest producer of flat panel displays in the world, you are one of the largest producers of mobile SOC/CPUs in the world, and you produce such high numbers of products you are able to buy raw materials and components at prices that virtually no other competitor can get, and you get the privilege of special treatment and production allocations that no one else other than you can negotiate.


    Blackberry does not fit either of those models.
    Neither does Nokia. Yet they pulled it off with the 520/521
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    02-07-14 09:52 AM
  3. Omnitech's Avatar
    Neither does Nokia. Yet they pulled it off with the 520/521

    Well I don't know who engineered or produced that hardware, but to begin with, you cannot run BB10 with it because it only has 512MB RAM.

    And I'm guessing that deep-pockets Microsoft is subsidizing that device or at least making little to no money on it.

    Blackberry is not a deep-pockets company. (As stated earlier)
    02-07-14 04:42 PM
  4. clickitykeys's Avatar
    Sorry but it's not a bad argument. I pulled this quote from the article.

    Argument over. It's not that I feel I'm right. It's that I will not debate with someone posting links with this stuff in it.
    Actually, "I have nothing to hide", is indeed a weak argument for not being watchful about the information that you put online. The main reason for this is that the statement ignores the value that one's personal information can have for someone else, even though one doesn't necessarily consider it sensitive (yet). It also underestimates the power of data mining, especially in the hands of smart people.

    I suggest reading Bruce Schneier's blog for posts on privacy considerations in the internet age. Of related interest, recently, Schneier has been running a series on "NSA exploit of the day" which makes for fascinating reading.
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    02-07-14 07:49 PM
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