1. festinator's Avatar
    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-...vice=mobile#!/

    I was only seeing stuff about the iPhone 5s and 5c, and this caught me off guard haha. What do you guys think of it? Still to late for blackberry?

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    09-19-2013 12:01 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's really unfortunate. I'm sure the hardware is fantastic, and I'm guessing that BB10 is pretty good, but it's just way too little way too late. It's just not a good sign when Windows Phone is passing you in market share.
    09-19-2013 12:33 AM
  3. ehcanuck's Avatar
    I'm actually using the Z10. It's funny I see this post the first time I come onto these forums, way at the top of your browser you'll see the link for the Blackberry page that is run by Mobile Nations. It's called Crackberry... anyway, it's a terrible story for Blackberry. Hardware is great, software is also good but it did take some time to get used to. Apps? Lot's of popular apps are not available and there are no plans of them coming our way. Netflix, Instagram, Snapchat, and lots of games. I myself will most likely be switching to the new Nexus when it is released. I was a long time Blackberry user then made the switch to the Galaxy Nexus couple years back, then to the Z10 now most likely back to Nexus for good. I do miss Google alot...
    09-19-2013 01:22 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yeah, I noticed that for a long long time, the top banner ad on Android Central always seemed to be for the Z10. You'd think it would be all Android all the time! But we try to be open-minded.
    09-19-2013 01:43 AM
  5. festinator's Avatar
    What exactly screwed them over? Did they just fall behind or what? In terms of phone quality they've certainly caught up with everyone else.

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    09-20-2013 12:18 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think it was their stubborn conviction that they didn't have to innovate--that people loved their Blackberries, so they just kept making them the same. Meanwhile, Apple and Google made everyone else realize that a keyboard maybe isn't all that necessary. By the time they realized this, it was already too late. Then there was the whole Playbook debacle. From what I've read, RIM (now Blackberry) was historically a very conservative company in a business sense, and never really tried to take risks.
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    09-20-2013 12:32 AM
  7. outlooker's Avatar
    I think it was their stubborn conviction that they didn't have to innovate--that people loved their Blackberries, so they just kept making them the same. Meanwhile, Apple and Google made everyone else realize that a keyboard maybe isn't all that necessary. By the time they realized this, it was already too late. Then there was the whole Playbook debacle. From what I've read, RIM (now Blackberry) was historically a very conservative company in a business sense, and never really tried to take risks.
    I completely agree. Also, they certainly have caught up with everyone in the industry with the new series, especially the latest Z30. But by now people and devs are too attached to Androids and iPhones. BlackBerry is a company of lost opportunities. Had they done something like BlackBerry 10 when Android was coming out, when BlackBerry was already hugely popular; they would have been a leader in mobile technology.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-20-2013 04:19 AM

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