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  1. stmav's Avatar
    Spin doctors spinning.
    04-12-2013 10:13 AM
  2. samab's Avatar
    The 920 may not have sold like hotcakes compared to the iphones and galaxys of this world, but even it had more positive buzz around it compared to the Z10 when it was finally released.

    There are a lot of indications that the BB10 launch in the US has been a flop and thinking the Q10 will turn things around is laughable at this point.
    Except that the indications are all based on flawed data.

    Basically every single analytics firms don't count Playbook/Z10 as a Blackberry.

    Steves' Stats: BlackBerry Z10 Identification

    Google Analytics counts the Playbook and the Z10 as Safari.

    Message to RIM: Fix the way Google Analytics reports BlackBerry browser data on new devices. You're helping the competition! | CrackBerry.com

    BB10 Browser shows as Safari in Analytics - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

    The only analytics firm that is correctly identifying the Z10 as a Blackberry is showing that at least in the UK, the bloggers are talking crap. Statcounter is showing a slow and steady market share gain in the UK --- and more importantly not a random sampling error.

    StatCounter Global Stats - Browser, OS, Search Engine including Mobile Market Share

    Then bloggers use these flawed data to write articles, people read about them and then respond to "surveys" that will say that they are not going to buy a Blackberry --- which the bloggers promptly use the survey as real evidence. It is RIM's fault for not getting Google Analytics to change their browser ID. Even if RIM can't get Google to change, it is still RIM's fault for not telling Wall Street and internet bloggers that the analytics data is flawed.
    04-12-2013 12:04 PM
  3. stmav's Avatar
    Good luck trying to get google to change anything. Just ask any WP user.
    04-12-2013 01:09 PM
  4. samab's Avatar
    Good luck trying to get google to change anything. Just ask any WP user.
    Except that at the very least --- every analytics firm will actually count a Windows Phone as a Windows Phone because it uses IE Mobile.

    This is RIM's fault, not really Google's fault. If RIM expects Google not to change their analytics software, then RIM should have gone out and talk to Wall Street analysts and internet bloggers directly and tell them that the numbers are flawed. That 1% in the analytics may not be 1% after all.
    04-12-2013 02:16 PM
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