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BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
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CoryatJohn
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1/31/2013 | 2:34:34 PM
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The problem now with BB is that they are too little, too late. Americans love a winner. BB is not even an "also ran." What person is going to want to pull out the BB and be the butt of jokes? The vast majority of people who will buy in to BB already have an ancient device they've held on to. At least BB may stem the bleeding.

Good luck BB. If you can steal some thunder from Microsoft, you'll be lucky!
PHXflyer
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1/31/2013 | 3:02:36 PM
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I'm not sure BB10 and its associated hardware will make a huge impact with consumers. Consumers will not be hooked by yet another product similar to iOS and Android, or even Windows Phone 8, especially given iOS's and Android's vastly larger and superior app selections. But IT departments will have plenty of reasons to implement BB10 into their corporate environments.

When I joined the organization I'm currently working for 3 years ago, I loathed being given a Blackberry device and I was thrilled when they allowed employees to BYOD so that I could use my iPhone instead. However, had I been given one of these new BB10 devices, I can say I definitely would have not been disappointed and would have been perfectly content to be required to use it.

By the way, great article and very well-written.
mickrussom
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1/31/2013 | 3:15:13 PM
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Nobody cares. Not even MSFT+Blackberry could become relevant let alone BB by itself. Snore.
gball435
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2/1/2013 | 5:30:57 PM
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...yet you responded... classic troll move -- along with liking your own comment.
UberGoober
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1/31/2013 | 3:49:11 PM
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A fair (in the sense of unbiased) article. My boy Eric is growing up!
dbtinc
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1/31/2013 | 8:37:16 PM
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maybe the best one yet but bottom line? day late and a $ short. game set match.
ClockN
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1/31/2013 | 10:50:09 PM
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It seems that where the Blackberry shines is the ability to keep a separate enterprise/personal space. This has to be something both the Company and the holder of these phones will like. If the device is presumed compromised/lost and wiped but later found at least the userG«÷s personal stuff will remain intact. This scenario is played out much too often where a G«£bring your own deviceG«• is connected to the companyG«÷s provided ActiveSync is presumed lost but later found. These new phones could gain traction as a company provided device because of the range of carries, ease of management and lowered support costs. As anyone know the support levels rise in a BYOD company as the amount of different devices increase.
hesk
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2/2/2013 | 4:26:11 PM
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How is this article any different from your other crappy article on BB10? HELLO IW, please get someone experienced with BB to talk on BB10 PLEASE!
hesk
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2/2/2013 | 4:27:19 PM
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Right now, that's the story to watch. Which will become the third player in the smartphone platform race: RIM or Microsoft?

They changed company name to BlackBerry at launch. WTF is RIM ?
TimBee
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2/8/2013 | 7:04:08 PM
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".. Apps. BlackBerry listed a huge number of apps that will be available at launch, many of which are today's most popular iOS and Android apps. It is launching with some 70,000 altogether. Despite the strong starting list, there are major omissions, such as Netflix, Instagram, SnapChat and so on..."

Can't really blame BlackBerry for that, can you? They can't force developers to develop for them.
TimBee
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2/8/2013 | 7:05:50 PM
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" Availability"

Can't really blame BlackBerry for that. They gave the US carriers the units at the same time as they gave Canadian and UK carriers the product. It is out of their hands.
TimBee
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2/8/2013 | 7:06:51 PM
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"...Pricing will vary by region, but in the U.S. it looks like the Z10 is going to cost $199 with a new contract and the Q10 is going to cost $149 with a new contract. These prices aren't too bad, but they could be more aggressive..."

If it is a good phone, $149 or $199 is a good price.
TimBee
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2/8/2013 | 7:14:29 PM
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"...Sure, BB10 will win over consumers here and there, but there's nothing compelling about BB10 to convince iOS or Android users to jump ship. Android and iOS are widely supported and have massive ecosystems that consumers can depend on. BB10 is unproven and unknown..."

There are plenty of compelling reasons to switch. The Hub and being able to update Facebook and tweet directly from the Hub will save hyper connected people a lot of time over the course of a day. The security will become more and more important as we do more of our banking and online purchases through the smartphone. Electronic wallet payments will also boom and security is, again, important because of this.
Android ecosystem is fragmented. iOS and Android ecosystems are full of apps that have never been downloaded and, essentially, useless. Then there are the 1,900 flashlight apps. Do you really need that much choice?

I would look to the future when buying a phone. 2 or 3 years out, what do I want and what will BlackBerry phones be able to do compared to i Phones and Android phones?

And what about the top of class keyboard with predictive text and the ability to flick words into your texts and emails and the way it keeps tract of which words you use a lot to suggest them first.
This is transformational and will be a super hit.
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2/11/2013 | 2:43:06 PM
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I would be interested in that statistic -- what percentage of apps in the iOS App Store and Android marketplaces have very few downloads ... say, less than 25, for the developer and his friends. Saying that the iPhone has 6 bazillion apps is one thing, but saying that only one tenth of them are actually loaded and used is quite another.


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