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  1. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atma View Post
    We have to consider that most of the BB's sold last few years are in places like Nigeria, Indonesia , Malaysia and so on. The BB's sold there are cheep phones. In the US almost nobody is bying a Blackberry these days. In Europe it's also tough. The BB Appworld is not the greatest compared to the Apple App Store. I have a Bold 9900 and a Playbook and an iPhone 4S so I know. So I can't really agree with your positive description of RIM. With BB 10 they have to push into the market in the US otherwise RIM will probably be for sale. Sad !

    You do realize that a Bold 9900 and a iPhone 4S come in at pretty much the same price? The US is not the ONLY market in the world. As an independent tech review my job feels VERY repetitive at times because after reviewing android phone after android phone they pretty much ALL do the same thing. This goes with iOS as well. BlackBerry 10 is something new and fresh. It's something we haven't seen before and therefore it's worth getting excited about.


    Also, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, South Africa, etc are still countries. I HATE when people think of them as "different" seriously it's about damn time we stop thinking the US is the ONLY market. RIM could cease ALL BlackBerry development in the US, it's not like they'll die. I believe in a report or press release RIM issued that the US is only about 8-10 percent of the entire BlackBerry user base.



  2. #10
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    Blackberry is becoming a hot commodity in the philippines especially for young professionals.5 years ago,only a handfull filipinos use blackberry.

    But today,blackberry is second to iphone when it comes to sales. A lot of working professionals especially the young ones are using bb today and were not talking about the low end bb phones. I see a lot of bold and torch being used by many Filipinos today.

  3. #11
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    I am a BlackBerry Admin for a small Org. and we still purchase BlackBerries. We have over 200 employees and half of them have BlackBerries. Now do not get we wrong- we do have users wanting to jump ship (not because their device is not functioning) but because of words like this: my friend said and I wanted to video chat or my favorite they don't have any cool apps. I am here to support the end users so I get them what they want. But the point to this post is, BlackBerries are still selling- not as much as 4-years ago but they are selling! My $0.02



  4. #12
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    I have to read the article but my $0.02 on the post... I like the post but think it's important to realize that people will listen to their friends, store reps, etc simply because they don't know. That doesn't necessarily make them weak. There may be 70-80 MM of us BB users out there, and a large number of us are serious fans and truly understand the benefits. I do wonder just how loyal the RIM customer base is given the defectors that we can all identify personally. However, most people don't know and both Apple and Droid marketing have done a good job focusing on things like the number of apps. So, it's up to RIM and BlackBerry Nation to get the real story out there. I think and continue to recommend OS7 devices and wouldn't think of switching from my 9900, except of course when RIM delivers BB10.

  5. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trini View Post
    I am a BlackBerry Admin for a small Org. and we still purchase BlackBerries. We have over 200 employees and half of them have BlackBerries. Now do not get we wrong- we do have users wanting to jump ship (not because their device is not functioning) but because of words like this: my friend said and I wanted to video chat or my favorite they don't have any cool apps. I am here to support the end users so I get them what they want. But the point to this post is, BlackBerries are still selling- not as much as 4-years ago but they are selling! My $0.02
    Exactly, things like video chat, and games like Words With friends are a couple reasons why people jump ship. BlackBerry 10 will be a whole new ball game; as I believe it will give the consumer something they have never seen before. The only issue I see with BB10 at this point is the time delay, most consumers are not as patient as true BlackBerry fans.



  6. #14
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    As a blac user in Nigeria I Would say Nigeria is one of the fastest growing market for RIM. Every youth wanna get a blackberry fone in Nigeria, so I don't and won't see RIM going bankcrupt in no time. Those who are castigating RIM can u spot the difference between the bOLD9900 and the Iphone 4S? I have both and I see no difference aside battery life. But pls RIM should include NIGERIA in their list of countries in their site. Thank you

  7. #15
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    World market

    Quote Originally Posted by Atma View Post
    We have to consider that most of the BB's sold last few years are in places like Nigeria, Indonesia , Malaysia and so on. The BB's sold there are cheep phones. In the US almost nobody is bying a Blackberry these days. In Europe it's also tough. The BB Appworld is not the greatest compared to the Apple App Store. I have a Bold 9900 and a Playbook and an iPhone 4S so I know. So I can't really agree with your positive description of RIM. With BB 10 they have to push into the market in the US otherwise RIM will probably be for sale. Sad !
    The world market is the future. According to Adduplex, a company that monitors app advertising, in December 2011, the US was 45% of the app market. In July 2012, the US was 26% of the app market. China went from 7% to 14% in 6 months, and India went from not showing to 8% in 6 months. Those of you that think the US is the center of the smartphone world are going to find the US in third place well before the end of the year.

    Watch out!

  8. #16
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    Something to add about BlackBerry 10 apps... The BlackBerry App Generator will create thousands of more apps which ALL are going to be AUTOMATICALLY updated to new apps that will support BlackBerry 10. So add thousands more apps on top of that 34K number. I think we will be pleasantly surprised at how many apps are available at launch.

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