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2012-11-12 12:30:07 PM
At this point, isn't that like Tandy releasing a new computer?
 
2012-11-12 12:31:01 PM
In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs. Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities. All of this will be integrated into a user experience - the BlackBerry Flow - that is unlike any smartphone on the market today.

Would you just take a look at all that "corporate suit" speak. Do these guys have the slightest inkling how spewing a bunch of marketing buzzwords like this would actually be met with anything but derision and cynicism on the part of the consumer?

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2012-11-12 12:31:02 PM

HST's Dead Carcass:
On of the secretaries asked why Blackberry's are back, and I told her it's akin to using a freaking Tandy computer. She then asked: What's a Tandy?


....aaaaand I should have read the thread.
 
2012-11-12 12:32:30 PM

Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many


Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000
 
2012-11-12 12:33:23 PM
I cannot describe the hatred I hold for my BlackBerry Torch.

/halfway through a 3 year contract
//too broke to pay the money for an upgrade
///i haz a sad
 
2012-11-12 12:48:58 PM
I hope it's good. There is no downside to increased competition in the smartphone market. We have Apple, Microsoft, Google, and BlackBerry, and that seems just about right. I don't want to go back to anything like the old WinTel monopoly in computing devices.

Computers stagnated for too long, and the side effects from IE6 to the reluctance to move from Windows XP are still haunting us. I blame the one-size-fits-all philosophy of Windows 8 on that stagnation. Microsoft is trying to figure out the post WinTel world.

Cell phones stagnated as well. First it was Nokia, then it was BlackBerry. Windows Mobile sucked and Palm died. Palm may really have just shown up to the smartphone market already dying. Since the iPhone there has been real advancement in smartphones/mobile devices and I don't want to see that go away.
 
2012-11-12 12:50:43 PM

JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000


What are your sources?
 
2012-11-12 12:54:49 PM
i am glad to say i am a recovering crackberry user

4 years 123 days 14 hours 23 mins 42 sec
 
2012-11-12 01:14:33 PM
The wife hates touch screens and apps. Yet she wants a cheap tablet so she can Angry Bird and Facebook, which alas, does not come with physical buttons. She's the 21st century equivalent of the "Too Many Notes" guy in Amadeus.

I will say that given her penchant for baths, dropping the Bberry in a bubblebath twice didn't break it, but the third time did. Thank goodness I can get access to a sealed jar with desiccant salt in it...
 
2012-11-12 01:22:58 PM

th0th: She's the 21st century equivalent of the "Too Many Notes" guy in Amadeus.


Mm HM... well... there it is.

1001scribbles.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-12 01:26:12 PM

Zykstar: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000

What are your sources?


I didn't bookmark it. Just google and you'll find it. It's from a company that tracks these sorts of things .. go-something. They have a lot of demographic info too.
 
2012-11-12 01:38:30 PM

Glenford: gweilo8888: Subby: Quit exaggerating.

There's no WAY that RIM has as many as three users left.

I have a Blackberry Torch and Playbook. Do I count as one or two of the three users? 

/Haters gonna hate.


Hell, count yourself as all three if you like. You've earned that accolade by shamelessly taking one for the team, while everybody else has real phones.
 
2012-11-12 02:11:02 PM

gweilo8888: Glenford: gweilo8888: Subby: Quit exaggerating.

There's no WAY that RIM has as many as three users left.

I have a Blackberry Torch and Playbook. Do I count as one or two of the three users? 

/Haters gonna hate.

Hell, count yourself as all three if you like. You've earned that accolade by shamelessly taking one for the team, while everybody else has real phones.


Well, it makes phone calls, texts, has e-mail and calendar are all integrated between the phone, tablet and computer. It does everything else I need it to.

What am I missing from these 'real phones' of which you speak?
 
2012-11-12 02:15:28 PM

JackieRabbit: Zykstar: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000

What are your sources?

I didn't bookmark it. Just google and you'll find it. It's from a company that tracks these sorts of things .. go-something. They have a lot of demographic info too.


IMHO those stats are BS or perhaps just dated. For example, this article (and many others) say RIM is under 7%.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/rims-ma r ket-share-no-longer-among-top-five-global-smartphone-makers/article444 5300/
 
2012-11-12 02:23:49 PM
In December of 2008, I bought my first cell phone, The Blackberry Storm. Aside from its inability to pull up web pages quickly (or some, not at all), it really was a great phone. Simple to use, it did everything I needed it to do, and it was incredibly user friendly.

I waited for 4G to come to RIM, but since Blackberry had nothing on the horizon I finally broke down and got the Galaxy S3. It's faster, it can do things the Storm couldn't do but it's not as user friendly, setting ringtones is surprisingly annoying, and the calendar kind of sucks.

If I would've known that the BB10 was coming out in January, I might have been willing to wait. I thought the Storm was a great phone and miss it, especially when I'm trying to schedule something on the $#^&*ing calendar.
 
2012-11-12 02:52:28 PM

JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000



Symbian:?? Is that the thing the ladies ride on to get the bog o?
 
2012-11-12 03:22:33 PM

Jument: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000

What are your sources?

I didn't bookmark it. Just google and you'll find it. It's from a company that tracks these sorts of things .. go-something. They have a lot of demographic info too.

IMHO those stats are BS or perhaps just dated. For example, this article (and many others) say RIM is under 7%.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/rims-ma r ket-share-no-longer-among-top-five-global-smartphone-makers/article444 5300/


The FA I got it from said that the stats are valid as of its publishing, which was in mid-summer. Your link returns a 404.
 
2012-11-12 03:43:57 PM

Stephen_Falken: I still have a Blackberry because I hate touch screen interfaces.


Get off your lawn?
 
2012-11-12 03:45:04 PM

JackieRabbit: Jument: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000

What are your sources?

I didn't bookmark it. Just google and you'll find it. It's from a company that tracks these sorts of things .. go-something. They have a lot of demographic info too.

IMHO those stats are BS or perhaps just dated. For example, this article (and many others) say RIM is under 7%.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/rims-ma r ket-share-no-longer-among-top-five-global-smartphone-makers/article444 5300/

The FA I got it from said that the stats are valid as of its publishing, which was in mid-summer. Your link returns a 404.


The filter inserted spaces. Personally I don't trust your numbers. Bing for "rim market share". My article is the first hit.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=rim+market+share
 
2012-11-12 03:47:57 PM
i love my 9930. said it before and gizmodo will iPhone fanboy shiat talk me into saying it again.

go fruit ninja elsewhere and ill be working on my phone if you need me
 
2012-11-12 03:57:34 PM

MattMillerTime: i love my 9930. said it before and gizmodo will iPhone fanboy shiat talk me into saying it again.

go fruit ninja elsewhere and ill be working on my phone if you need me


I'm sorry for your loss...
 
2012-11-12 05:23:18 PM
...And they already got rid of Jim Sillyballs.
 
2012-11-12 06:28:53 PM

Glenford: Well, it makes phone calls, texts, has e-mail and calendar are all integrated between the phone, tablet and computer. It does everything else I need it to.

What am I missing from these 'real phones' of which you speak?


The ability to do most of the things I do on a daily basis with my phone.
 
2012-11-12 06:59:22 PM

MattMillerTime: i love my 9930. said it before and gizmodo will iPhone fanboy shiat talk me into saying it again.

go fruit ninja elsewhere and ill be working on my phone if you need me


I'd wager there are far more productivity application on both iOS and Android than your Blackberry.
 
2012-11-12 08:06:32 PM

aninconvenienterection: My wife loves her BB Bold Touch. If you only want a phone and email device it could be argued quite effectively that this is the best device for those two tasks.


As I continue to agree: If you want a device for Enterprise Messaging, there is nothing better than the Blackberry Bold 9900. If your business has BES servers, there in nothing better than Blackberry at this time. I can't tell you how many times I talk to business people who hate virtual keyboards, and wish they had their Blackberries back.
 
2012-11-12 08:37:37 PM

Jument: JackieRabbit: Jument: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: JackieRabbit: Zykstar: RIM currently has 80 million active users across the world. I do not believe iPhone or Android phones actually have that many

Wrong..

There are 1.08 billion smart phones in the world as of this year. Of these:

Android: 506,520,000
iPhone: 309, 960, 000
RIM: 179,280,000
Microsoft: 60,480,000
Symbian: 17,280,000

What are your sources?

I didn't bookmark it. Just google and you'll find it. It's from a company that tracks these sorts of things .. go-something. They have a lot of demographic info too.

IMHO those stats are BS or perhaps just dated. For example, this article (and many others) say RIM is under 7%.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/rims-ma r ket-share-no-longer-among-top-five-global-smartphone-makers/article444 5300/

The FA I got it from said that the stats are valid as of its publishing, which was in mid-summer. Your link returns a 404.

The filter inserted spaces. Personally I don't trust your numbers. Bing for "rim market share". My article is the first hit.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=rim+market+share


That information was for the current quarter market share which is not reflective of the worldwide distribution of smartphones in use.

Source article
 
2012-11-12 09:09:38 PM

zedster: On the bright side if BB10 fails RIM will have to release BES support for Android and iPhone potentially killing Good Mobile and it's ilk


RIM released Mobile Fusion last year, which essentially offers functionality similar to BES but across BB, Android, and iOS devices. Works like a champ.
 
2012-11-12 11:39:52 PM
I think folks in this thread are underestimating the number of black berries out there. Sure, they are not common among you 20 somethings but at least at the company where I work they are quite common. I would estimate that 25% of my coworkers have black berries. The place I work is a sizable corporation that is security oriented and they just have not gotten around to setting up their network security for anything other than black berry. I-phone and android users have a sort of back door but it is a pain in the ass to use. Its also a generational thing. All of the 35 and up crowd keeps the black berry. The younger folks say, "oh well, screw the network access". Which of course makes their phone mostly useless for work and limits their opportunity for advancement since they take forever to respond to e-mails (unlike the BB they cant link directly to their work e-mail account.)
 
2012-11-13 10:43:03 PM
Does the new blackberry support email sizes larger than 37kb yet, because I would really like t....
-=MESSAGE TRUNCATED=-
 
2012-11-13 10:54:49 PM

Ima4nic8or: I think folks in this thread are underestimating the number of black berries out there. Sure, they are not common among you 20 somethings but at least at the company where I work they are quite common. I would estimate that 25% of my coworkers have black berries. The place I work is a sizable corporation that is security oriented and they just have not gotten around to setting up their network security for anything other than black berry. I-phone and android users have a sort of back door but it is a pain in the ass to use. Its also a generational thing. All of the 35 and up crowd keeps the black berry. The younger folks say, "oh well, screw the network access". Which of course makes their phone mostly useless for work and limits their opportunity for advancement since they take forever to respond to e-mails (unlike the BB they cant link directly to their work e-mail account.)


I picture hallways packed with middle-aged men wearing their trusty Blackberries in holsters on their belts. Over the hum of the central air is the subtle crack of souls dying.
 
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