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    Okay, we (The Dutch) had Blackberry since the 81** came out. But those were used on a consumer base as well.
    Before that the 7*** lines were only business phones.
    We see a shift in the market, but I think on a global scale RIM isn't as big as it once was. But I still think RIM has a bright future and in time they will close the gap.
    It will take time and a killer device seeing a lot of people are sceptic about RIM's capabilities.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    I'm talking about the US smartphone market. It's a sad to go into a tech store and half of everyone you talk to used to be a BB user now gone to Apple or Android.

    It's different in other parts of the world where BlackBerry is relatively new in popularity. The US market is the strongest market for high end smartphone devices and it hurts RIM to take a hit like it has been.
    RIM is basically a Business-orientated company, right? I think they are trying to make it the best that they can, and rule out any hacking and the like. What if, for example, you went out and bought something that was supposedly the most secure smartphone in the market, but sometime later it gets hacked? Would you buy another phone from that company again?

    Plus, for all the people who use BlackBerries for business are perfectly satisfied with it. The problem is that the market for Business-type phones is much smaller than the market for gaming/normal usage. For example, let's say that an average Joe walks into a mobile phone store and looks around. He sees both a BlackBerry and an iPhone. The BlackBerry device lineup is quite big, but there is only 1 type of iPhone. He looks around at the signs, the specs, talks to the assistant, and eventually decides for an iPhone. Why is this? Because he would use his phone for normal usage than he would for his work.

    Most my classmates have a BlackBerry. I'm 99% sure that they bought it primarily for BBM. Hell, even I bought it for BBM. With Apple's iMessage, RIM is going to have to up the game a bit, or lose many consumers.

    That's my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poita316 View Post
    Okay, we (The Dutch) had Blackberry since the 81** came out. But those were used on a consumer base as well.
    Before that the 7*** lines were only business phones.
    We see a shift in the market, but I think on a global scale RIM isn't as big as it once was. But I still think RIM has a bright future and in time they will close the gap.
    It will take time and a killer device seeing a lot of people are sceptic about RIM's capabilities.
    Right, the Dutchies may have had BB around for awhile, but they are a very small part of the market. When you look at other potentially huge markets in the world like Indonesia, India, China, ect, BlackBerry is fairly new and has that cool aspect to it. US subscribers are over that part of being a BB user and are demanding more from RIM. That is why RIM's biggest market, the US, is suffering.

    The upcoming devices are powerful enough, but my fear is that users have already seen competitor phones more popular features such as a front facing camera for video chat, flash support, better app store.

    It's not enough for RIM to stay in the business market and keep afloat as a super power in the device market. And that's my rant for now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    It's not enough for RIM to stay in the business market and keep afloat as a super power in the device market. And that's my rant for now.
    So what will happen to BBOS if RIM is overcome by Apple or Google? :bigeyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabisgeek View Post
    So what will happen to BBOS if RIM is overcome by Apple or Google? :bigeyes:
    Haha, don't think they'll be overcome, but they could end up like Palm.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Jerde View Post
    Haha, don't think they'll be overcome, but they could end up like Palm.
    Which means that nobody would buy them, I get it.
    Y'know, I used to have one of those old old old Palm touchpad things...not a phone. It had a black and white display, and it was great for wasting time by drawing pictures with the stylus. I should look for it...

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    As good as you guys are making your case sound for RIM the truth is they have fell behind and let's be real what is RIM putting out that Apple, and Droid is not putting out and faster. Everyone is getting email and speadsheets on phones today, so Yes it's all about the consumer, and the way things are looking the consumers CAN NOT wait on RIM any longerhone:

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    Quote Originally Posted by awill300 View Post
    As good as you guys are making your case sound for RIM the truth is they have fell behind and let's be real what is RIM putting out that Apple, and Droid is not putting out and faster. Everyone is getting email and speadsheets on phones today, so Yes it's all about the consumer, and the way things are looking the consumers CAN NOT wait on RIM any longerhone:
    Right, like I said, as much as I love RIM and the layout and features they provide. Their devices have been coming late to the consumer table. Come this fall they needed the upcoming devices to have front facing cameras, 4G capabilities, running OS QNX (or something similar), be able to run the Android player for Android apps, ect. They haven't done enough for us, the consumer, which is why the numbers are declining in the US market - the most competitive market.

    I will say they did a pretty good job getting the PlayBook into the market when Apple had already innovated that area of devices.

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