- 09-16-2013, 12:03 PM #1
I just saw someone post a comment on another forum and it got my thinking, why didn't RIM ditch BlackBerry OS and not launch BB10, and rather launch Windows Phone on their newer handsets, it would have been a big win for both, and likely would have seen Windows Phone above 10% mark and app developers would have likely been more interested to develop for the platform earlier on, instead of both trying to fight for 3rd place.
- 09-16-2013, 12:29 PM #2
Because that would mean they would have had to sacrifice years of R&D that have gone into BB10. And moreover it would be accepting that they are not good enough to have their own OS.
I am glad we have BB10, it is a very good OS and has its own problems, but dedicated fanbase.
- 09-16-2013, 12:49 PM #3
It wouldn't have worked.
Blackberry are dying because of the 8520, not because of bb10. Bb10 is a great os, as qnx is a great os. Blackberry have made some great new devices, but they simply are not selling. Its not because they are bad, but because blackberry is seen as bad.
Speaking from the British market, blackberry was up until recently a chav phone. Bought in droves by uncooth yobs that used it for its street cred and bbm.
This had the effect of massive sales, but only to a select demographic. A demographic that is easily swayed by what's hot and what everyone else has.
They all bought the 8520. And it was ****. Utter, utter ****.
Then, apple continue with their "hot" phones, Samsung become cool again, and to a lesser extent, Nokia do too.
So the only people who were buying blackberrys in the uk have ditched what they see as "old and gay" and gone for phones with "swag" (god i hate chavs).
Its the blackberry name that's mud, not the new phones.
- 09-16-2013, 04:16 PM #9
- 09-17-2013, 04:18 AM #12
- By 12Danny123 in forum Windows Phone 8Replies: 55Last Post: 10-05-2013, 07:10 PM
- By offbeatbop in forum Windows Phone 8Replies: 16Last Post: 09-17-2013, 02:25 PM
- By RyanAck15 in forum Nokia Lumia 1520Replies: 8Last Post: 09-16-2013, 10:38 AM
- By Daniel Gandolfo in forum Microsoft Surface for Windows RTReplies: 3Last Post: 09-16-2013, 07:02 AM