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Old 03-31-2010, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Don't get me wrong I love my tour, it just works for alot of things for me. Mainly keyboard and I can actully get things done faster on it. But I'm with sprint and the evo 4g is a killer and the fact that you can actully type faster with swype like seen in the samsung commerical (not that fast maybe).

Anyway I just saw this on yahoo and honestly I have to agree because RIM is getting dated everyday. I don't see how a blackberry phone can cost as much or equal to any of the other iphones, etc.

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Old 03-31-2010, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Geeze. Another one.
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Funny how the pic they put up is the Pearl.
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You realise of course that more than half of the Blackberry userbase didn't actually CHOOSE to go with blackberry. It was forced down their throats by their employers who deployed the platform because it satisfied potential security/compliance requirements their business needed. In the corporate world blackberry is a centralised managed platform with granular control over services offered.

If anybody is going to flee would be part of the consumer userbase which hop from platform to platform anyway according to the current twitter trend.

Don't you worry, RIM is not going anywhere. Thanks for playing.

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Funny how the pic they put up is the Pearl.
Be happy, it could have been the flip
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RIM should go back to its roots... The BB is for mobile professionals who rely on email and a phone - period. It's not supposed to be fun, so if "fun" is where the money is, then I guess they lose. If utility is more important, then RIM wins hands down. They need to focus on the original form factor of the Bold and apply all of the upgrades of the 9700 to that device. I've used the other platforms in the past and BB has been my unit for the past 4 years. They just seem lost right now by trying to please everyone. Just carve a niche and rake it in... JMHO.
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It's like those guys with the sandwhich board signs that say the world is ending.

I'm not leaving BlackBerry, so I guess RIM will have me as a customer.
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In my opinion, the only thing that REALLY sucks about the Blackberry, is the slow and quirky browser. We have one employee that has a Droid, and when renewal time comes, maybe more. Personally, I would love to see RIM outsource the browser. It would make it perfect for me, as I like the feel and design of the Blackberry.
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In my opinion, the only thing that REALLY sucks about the Blackberry, is the slow and quirky browser. We have one employee that has a Droid, and when renewal time comes, maybe more. Personally, I would love to see RIM outsource the browser. It would make it perfect for me, as I like the feel and design of the Blackberry.
RIM is working on a better browser. I just don't know how much better it can be. The opera mini is as good as it gets.
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RIM is working on a better browser. I just don't know how much better it can be. The opera mini is as good as it gets.
That's a matter of opinion. The iPhone and Palm Pre browsers are better than Opera Mini and Bolt for the BlackBerry IMO.
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RIM should go back to its roots... The BB is for mobile professionals who rely on email and a phone - period. It's not supposed to be fun, so if "fun" is where the money is, then I guess they lose. If utility is more important, then RIM wins hands down. They need to focus on the original form factor of the Bold and apply all of the upgrades of the 9700 to that device. I've used the other platforms in the past and BB has been my unit for the past 4 years. They just seem lost right now by trying to please everyone. Just carve a niche and rake it in... JMHO.
If RIM takes that route, they will be out of business in 2 years.
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We use different methods of communication in my business but personally I CHOOSE BB and did so for a reason.....their reputation in the market. I dont think there is a better device out there. Keep your iJunk. The forum is full of people who left and came back. Go join them.
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Don't get me wrong I love my tour, it just works for alot of things for me. Mainly keyboard and I can actully get things done faster on it. But I'm with sprint and the evo 4g is a killer and the fact that you can actully type faster with swype like seen in the samsung commerical (not that fast maybe).

Anyway I just saw this on yahoo and honestly I have to agree because RIM is getting dated everyday. I don't see how a blackberry phone can cost as much or equal to any of the other iphones, etc.

why-blackberry-users-will-defect: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
Interesting...check out this news article released today by the AP:

Excite News - RIM: higher 4Q profit as subscriber base grows
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I love my BB, except for the browser which I use quite a bit. I hope more news come up at WES for the webkit browser where they'll announce that it will be available to the public this year!

Although if BB really screws it up and if I was to switch, I will probably switch to Android.
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Be happy, it could have been the flip
Or a Storm

I seriously can't see RIM disappearing anytime soon.. Granted I am getting bored with my 8330..

Palm is still keeping the down low. iPhone is limited to Once carrier (for now), and Android is the new man on the block being the newest "wow" factor.

Who else do we have out there that comes close the BB?
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Who else do we have out there that comes close the BB?
To be fair, all the other options come close and in some aspects they are better then the BB.
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PLeasee out dated my ass... I did the dumbest move ever...

I had the 9700 for at&t and then I got the htc HD2 march 24th right when it came out...Now I'm switch back to my black berry...

The HD2 was a great phone...but their service sucks! I would get emails coming in 10-30minutes after, Sometimes MMS wont even go through...I just felt very distant and not connected like I did when my 9700...

When I had the 9700 everything just came to me so instant. And blackberry is organized way better. Im not switching from BB again.
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At the end of the day....it's still a friggin' phone.

Blackberry is made for ease of use, quick, and "efficient." Phone & messaging works, you don't have to think about it.

It's like a car. You can bling it out all you want, chrome rims, flashing lights, insane stereo system, TV screens everywhere, heated seats, automatically parks itself, all that does is blind you to the fact that you have to get out of your seat just to shift gears, or turn 360 to look into your blind spot, reach uncomfortably just to turn down the radio, and turn the steering wheel with all your strength. At the end of the day, you still got to be able to drive the car easily.

All BB is missing, is the WOW factor. It help brings people in, and helps to keep people from leaving cause their wow'd by something else.
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At the end of the day....it's still a friggin' phone.
No its not, not anymore. People are craving portable computing devices that also make calls.
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well, in my opinion (new here), I love my BB Storm. Yes it has its issues, but I believe that for those of us that stick it out, RIM is going to bring that "wow" factor. There next line of phones for the 2010-2011 year are going to surpass your Iphones and HTCs..Lets not forget that RIM revolutionized cell phones and push emailing and in my opinion perfected it..There is a reason they are second most popular platform in the world next to Nokia and number one preferred phone in the US..and I agree with frmkt that RIM should stick with its roots, perfect what is already great, but they should ALSO take a small part in the "fun" aspect of the phone.....Storm 1 was ok...Storm 2 was what Storm 1 should have been...Storm 3 will be the WOW phone....
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