Too many people Know and Understand that a true smartphone is a utility, and no one can do the various forms of communication better than a Blackberry.
End User wrote:That may have been the case back in 2001-2008 but it is widely accepted that Blackberry no longer has the lead in that department.
That is your opinion, I can cite many others that will agree that the notification and communication systems of iOS and Android are pathetic compared to BBOS/BB10
Not everyone wants to be botherd with a crappy touchscreen keyboard and RIM/Blackberry will sell the crap out of the Q10.
End User wrote:So you think the Z10 is crappy?
You are putting words in my mouth. Bad boy. Stop grasping at straws and come up with a better argument. When you look at those who spend the most time typing on a phone you will see that people on a QWERTY non touch device will produce text faster and with fewer errors than those on touch screen devices. I owned an all touch BBOS7 phone, the 9650 if I have my model correct. It was a very nice phone, but I ended up trading it in for a 9800 due to the fact that I could type much faster and accuratly on the physical keyboard, and with over 50 emails in an 8 hour day needing ASAP responses, I needed to be able to respond with little fuss over typing errors. RIM/Blackberry is not going to let go of a market they have an iron fist grip on. Neysay all you wish about this, you will be wrong.
People like myself want a proper communication device, not a toy for gaming and facebook.
End User wrote:Based upon what I saw at the BB10 keynote they made a big deal about both gaming and Facebook.
They have to reach out to this area to help regain share in the North American markets, this does not mean they are taking away from their bread and butter of ease of communication.
You are going to have to try much harder than that bud. I've spent a lot of time with Android, BBOS, QNX/Playbook OS, and iOS to know what is good and what isn't. What most people want and what they do not want. The old BB phones are not what most people wanted, but those who demanded security and the best email communication pretty much all agree BlackBerry did it best, average consumers were wowed at games and other doo-dads of other phones and did not require or care about email and communication aside from facebook and twitter. Thorsten Heins saw this and has given his company a fix that will play out quite nicely for them.
You have done little more than let yourself be convinced by analysts that BlackBerry is dead and dieing, yet you've failed to see that BlackBerry's are still selling quite well, even outselling other options around the world. The North American market is not the end all be all of Smartphones and BlackBerry's remain king in a large portion of the world, and are now geared up to take back much of what they lost over the past 2 years.
Fastfreak39: I feel like they should change the phrase "jumping on the band wagon" to "sailing on the pirate ship"