- 12-24-2012, 10:26 AM #26
In the end this will come down to ecosystem and compatibility. Blackberry doesn't really have an ecosystem per say at least not like Apple and Microsoft do. If BB wants to compete it has to develop an ecosystem or remain highly compatible with iPhone, Android, and Microsoft ecosystems. How will all of this integrate, how easy will it be to use and how interested will the other OS's be in assisting with integration. To me the big thing about BB for me when I had one was the qwerty for emails. Will not having a hardware keyboard kill BB10? I think that is the question we need to be asking. My Mother in Law still has a BB from her work she has to turn it in soon she is retiring. I got her on a L920 she loves the device and the OS because of its simplicity. What she does miss is the hardware keyboard.
- 12-24-2012, 10:34 AM #27
Sign this petition to get Google apps on WP8
As for the main point stated, I think BB10 will be the 4th place group, but by then, iOS and android would have significant drops in their marketshares. I saw BB10 and think that it's better than android. However, I prefer WP8.
12-24-2012, 11:54 AM #29
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I wonder how many who are dedicated to the brand are dedicated to the physical keyboard (my wife hates touchscreen keyboards).
As I see it, I think the 3rd spot is Microsoft to lose, not RIM to gain. I'm hoping WP8 is a positive sign that MS plans to put massive dollars behind this channel, one that is growing. RIM, on the other hand, is bleeding, and will rely on technology that frankly has been out for so long now. I remember reading a quote about a year ago from a RIM MKTG manager how the full touchscreen is not the way to achieve success, just as another member of their org was introducing the full touchscreen.
I know devoted BB fans who have moved on to iPhone, for instance. And the more I show them WP, the more intrigued they are. I don't see RIM getting that 3rd spot.
- 12-24-2012, 01:38 PM #33
No cloud storage, no true laptop/PC connections, and this is based on the same OS that didn't light the world on fire with the Playbook. Also, as a general rule, BlackBerry tends to be more expensive. These are the things they must overcome.
A HUGE fan base, and decent profits still rolling it. These are their advantages, and they are HUGE advantages.
I think RIM is still in the same boat they were two years ago: How can RIM innovate fast enough? They control and invest entirely on their own. Both software and hardware. As Android OEMs and WP OEMs invest in the hardware and allow Google and Microsoft to shoulder the cost of software development. It is truly a quick moving, more efficient way to handle the mobile world. Even Apple is having problems innovating. iOS has not had a major upgrade in years. They milked the iPhone 3 basic hardware for three years before giving the iPhone 5 a new chassis. This was all due to wanting to keep cost down and profits high. Now Apple HAS an entire ecosystem, and iTunes and that ecosystem is keeping Apple hugely succesful. RIM doesn't have that or anyone to share their costs to development.
I see BB10 selling extremely well in 2013. I see the CrackBerry faithful driving it to great numbers. And I do not want RIM to die, so that is good. It is late 2013/2014 that I see the true measure of their investment. If nothing comes out as a follow up fast enough, or if the Z10 (the rumored name for the full touch screen device) does not get some Android/iOS converts, then BB is in trouble. They can't get new devices out as fast as WP/Android hardware makers can, nor do they have to offer what Apple and MS do as far as ecosystem. I still worry for there future.
WP needs a strong 2013 in Tablets and cell phones, and they will be fine. All people have to do is get used to the Modern UI. That is a huge hurdle, but once it is jumped the ret should take care of itself (like app and ecosystem development). BB does not have that luxury.
- 12-24-2012, 01:44 PM #34
If BB10 sells well they will easily regain 3rd spot. Especially if a lot of former BB users return. If iPhone and android users move over then the world is their oyster.
My problem with BB10 is that they are screaming innovation yet I don't see too much (yet) the active frames, clock. Calendar etc is taken from Meego (Nokia N9). Their timeshift camera isn't unique either, Nokia Smartshoot does it too.
Its kinda Nokia N9 meets BBOS 7.
That said, I have a Blackberry alongside ny 820 and may consider BB10, BB notifications are way ahead. I do not however like the look of the active frames homescreen. I see it's purpose but don't find it attractive.
I wish them well.
Wp8 will still be around but may not achieve lofty heights until they improve further.
- 12-24-2012, 01:47 PM #35
BB Balance allows work profile and personal profile on one phone. Look it up dont feel like typing a book
- 12-24-2012, 01:58 PM #36
When talking BB10 we all have to remember, everything isn't known yet,we have rumors and leaks to go off of but not all confirmed ..cloud services will come as they do own the company NewBay ..instead of doing things on their own, they've brought some of the best together
- 12-24-2012, 02:05 PM #37
BTW I can tether from my windows phone to my surface neat as you please.
I'm not sure what you are getting at.
- 12-24-2012, 02:20 PM #39
Blackberry Bridge only really came to be as the Blackberry playbook had no email, BBM etc at first. It was a way to get those onto the WiFi only Playbook.
Now that playbook will get all this with an update to BB10 the Bridge app will be used less. After 2 years on the market the Playbook is finally going to get BBM!
- 12-24-2012, 02:29 PM #40
Im just trying to educate myself, Sprint doesn't have WP8 so i couldn't check one out when i went there the other day. I'm sure you can tether to your tablet, is it a Hotspot added to your bill?
Yes i find that pretty useful to browse a website on my TV while sitting in my couch from my Tablet or replying to my text messages from my Tablet and receiving an alert when my phone is ringing...i still havent had my question answered tho
12-24-2012, 10:18 PM #43
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"BlackBerry smartphone shipments declined in Q3 2012; the company shipped 6.9 million smartphones" (dazeinfo.com).
"[Nokia] Mobile Phones Q3 volumes increased quarter-on-quarter to 77 million units; strong sales start for new Asha full touch smartphones, with volumes of 6.5 million units" (Nokia)
Yeah I know it's about BB10 v Lumia WP8. I think we should wait for BB10 to get released.
Then we compare and contrast the numbers. (BB10's 1st 3 month sales v Lumia WP8 1st 3 month sales)
12-25-2012, 01:20 AM #44
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The thing that made Blackberry phones popular was that you could use BBM and exchange messages without a data connection. With everyone now having data plans it probably doesn't matter.
I don't see RIM getting out of 4th place at this point in time.
12-25-2012, 02:54 AM #45
- 88 Posts
I am tired about hearing the buzz word "ecosystem". Except for Skydrive, what is so amazing about the WP8 integration with a Windows environment?
WP8 does not have a file manager which is a standard feature in Windows, while BBOS does have one. In WP8, you cannot even take a PDF and attach it to an email.
Outlook/Exchange belong to MS, but WP8 does not allow one to open Calendar attachments. In fact, it does not even show any attachments, one needs to use a computer to find out that the meeting request had attachments. BB on the other hand can easily handle that.
WP8 is a great entertainment tool, but has a lot to learn from RIM in terms of business user needs. I really like the amazing built of Nokia phone, the slickness and speed of WP8 and I truly hope WP8 improves soon. I need my phone to be more than an extension to my Xbox.
With that in mind, I would not count RIM out.
- 12-25-2012, 03:48 AM #47
- 12-25-2012, 07:26 AM #49
I'm also an ex-BlackBerry user. What I see as their biggest hurdle is that perception that anything BlackBerry is so yesterday. If the big time apps that the masses want are not onboard come launch, they're not going anywhere.
12-25-2012, 11:05 AM #50
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The problem is that BB is all alone. Doing the marketing, and developing hardware and software all alone against the competitors with the little income they have these days will be hard. And while some say that it still has strong sales and sells more in a quater than Lumia during its lifetime (which clearly is false) its mostly in markets that are not that important (outside US, EU, China). Second, BB10 will be quite productivity orientated. BB10 wont be too exciting for consumers.And these days employees want phones that please them as a worker as well as a consumer, therefore it wont be as successful among business people as previously. So I think BB10 will have limited success mostly in the US and some previously BB heavy markets like UK. A WP killer it is not, although it certainly wont help.
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