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(CNBC)   BlackBerry has 40% of the cell phone market.... in Nigeria   (cnbc.com) divider line 19
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2014-02-27 06:50:45 PM
Are their really people out there who give to sharts as to the type of phone someone is using? What a wonderful culture we have created!
 
2014-02-27 07:20:31 PM

TEA-PARTY-PATRIOT: Are their really people out there who give to sharts as to the type of phone someone is using? What a wonderful culture we have created!


I would imagine the Nigerian middle class cares a hell of a lot about brands.  If they are like most of the rest of the world.
 
2014-02-27 07:20:51 PM
Saw almost nothing in most of sub-saharian Africa except Nokia's. Blackberries were generally carried by European tourists while iphones were Americans. Didn't see anyone from Asia but there's lots of talk about Chinese investment so it's probably just a matter of time.
 
2014-02-27 07:20:54 PM
Where do you think all those unused and refurbs go?
 
2014-02-27 07:24:07 PM
Only slightly related: When I was in Buenos Aires, Windows Phones were everywhere. It was like I stepped into an alternate universe.
 
2014-02-27 08:02:52 PM
Well..Nigeria has more people in it than Russia, so there's that.
 
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2014-02-27 08:58:05 PM

TEA-PARTY-PATRIOT: Are their really people out there who give to sharts as to the type of phone someone is using? What a wonderful culture we have created!


Yes, corporate IT departments care. The only good thing about Blackberry was Blackberry Enterprise Server. BES 10 sucks though. We've mostly switched to IOS and Android.
 
2014-02-27 09:05:38 PM
Please...
 
2014-02-27 11:28:36 PM
Niger please
 
2014-02-28 12:00:14 AM
I am a Nigerian Prince, and I need your help.

I am stuck with a palette of blackberry phones, and need to use them in such a way as to get them the hell out of my warehouse to make room for my stacks of worthless currency I'm sending to some poor slobs in America.

Can you help me?

/yet I still love my BB torch
 
2014-02-28 01:43:37 AM
African-Americanberry*
 
2014-02-28 09:26:56 AM

EngineerAU: Only slightly related: When I was in Buenos Aires, Windows Phones were everywhere. It was like I stepped into an alternate universe.


There are a few really cheap Nokia Windows Phone devices that have had a lot of success is South America and Asia.

And in at least one middle-aged woman's house in Indianapolis.  Good choice, Mom.
 
2014-02-28 09:52:22 AM
A buddy of mine from Nigeria said that Blackberry phones are very popular due to their messaging system. He said that phone calls and actual texting are outrageously expensive to most people, so they use Blackberry messenger to lessen their cost.
 
2014-02-28 11:01:03 AM
So the resident of 1400 Penn ave is as tech savvy as a nigirian scammer. That does add up.
 
2014-02-28 11:23:06 AM
They probably came free with the purchase of a Broncos Super Bowl Champion hat
 
2014-02-28 11:43:25 AM
You need the key-pad to send out all those fraudulent email scams quickly and efficiently.
 
2014-02-28 05:22:50 PM
Blackberry has 40% of the Nigerian cell phone market...and now we know who'll get the phone
calls from money-needy princes.
 
2014-02-28 10:29:29 PM

OnlyM3: So the resident of 1400 Penn ave is as tech savvy as a nigirian scammer. That does add up.


Who lives at 1400? The president lives at 1600 but I've never heard anything about 1400.

darwinpolice: There are a few really cheap Nokia Windows Phone devices that have had a lot of success is South America and Asia.

And in at least one middle-aged woman's house in Indianapolis. Good choice, Mom.


I bought one for something like $50 a few months ago to use as a music and audio book player when I go hiking. In airplane mode the battery life is great and I keep my actual android phone turned off except for when I need GPS or to make a call (which is pretty much never in the woods but it's a good to have for safety).
 
2014-03-01 02:36:23 AM

TEA-PARTY-PATRIOT: Are their really people out there who give to sharts as to the type of phone someone is using? What a wonderful culture we have created!


Ask any iPhone owner and they'll tell you it does.
 
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