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Author:  bootlegga [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:22 am ]
Post subject:  BlackBerry: BB10 is stealing customers away from rivals

Quote:
It's not just the BlackBerry faithful signing up for the BlackBerry Z10.

More than half of the customers snapping up a Z10 -- 55 percent -- are coming from a different platform, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said during a conference call today.

Heins wouldn't go into detail about the breakdown of where these customers were coming from, but it's an encouraging sign that the Z10 was enticing enough that people were willing to switch over to the new device. It's one sign of progress for a company badly in need of a home run.

"We're pretty excited by the stats we're getting from the market," Heins said. "It's a strong testament to the strength of the product and differentiating elements."

Looking at the different operating systems out there, it's tough to see where the market share is coming from. Given the early launch in the U.K., Symbian might be the loser here, as its market presence continues to rapidly deteriorate. With Android and iOS still gaining share, it's tough to see consumers jumping from that platform to BlackBerry 10. Windows Phone is another candidate, but its presence is too small to really cede meaningful market share at this point. Users could be upgrading from basic phones, which run rudimentary operating systems.

Regardless, it marks a good start for BlackBerry. The company will likely see the mix of BlackBerry 10 customers shift back to its own base once the BlackBerry Q10 arrives. The Q10, which comes with a physical keyboard more in the vein of the BlackBerry Bold, is expected to attract hardcore BlackBerry users addicted to physical keys.

"We look forward to launching that globally," he said. "It will yield another good opportunity to increase units and revenue."


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Author:  -Wario- [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:57 am ]
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Its nice to see that ppl are switching to a Canadian product :D :D :D

[B-o]

Author:  OnTheIce [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:07 am ]
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I was set to get a new Samsung Galaxy and after using it back to back with the Z10, the Z10 was the better phone for me.

I think if you give it to people to try and get it in their hands, they'll fall in love.

Author:  jeff744 [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:13 am ]
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OnTheIce wrote:
I was set to get a new Samsung Galaxy and after using it back to back with the Z10, the Z10 was the better phone for me.

I think if you give it to people to try and get it in their hands, they'll fall in love.

Agreed, it takes a few days to get used to it but once you are everything is just so simple, fast, and smooth.

Author:  jj2424 [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:14 am ]
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-Wario- wrote:
Its nice to see that ppl are switching to a Canadian product :D :D :D

[B-o]



:roll:

They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.

Author:  Unsound [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:27 pm ]
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My BB Torch(I'm on my 3rd) is such a POS that I would be very very leery of ever getting another. If it was up to me anyways. Company phone though, so I put up with it in return for not having a phone bill.

Author:  bootlegga [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:41 pm ]
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jj2424 wrote:
-Wario- wrote:
Its nice to see that ppl are switching to a Canadian product :D :D :D

[B-o]



:roll:

They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.


:roll:

Who gives a shit?

Almost every piece of technology thing is made in Mexico or Asia these days (including iPhones and Galaxy S phones), but we have lots of high paying design/programming jobs here in Canada at their Waterloo HQ. It's an overall good thing for Canada to have Blackberry healthy and growing.

Author:  Lemmy [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:17 pm ]
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jj2424 wrote:
They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.

I thought you got banned, EDIT BY MOD. RIM employs nearly 10,000 people in Waterloo. And those aren't minimum wage jobs. They're high-tech, high-salary jobs, you know, the kind that our entire national economic strategy is designed to promote. And we haven't even considered the spin-off effects of having such an employer in Waterloo.

Author:  jj2424 [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:45 pm ]
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Lemmy wrote:
jj2424 wrote:
They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.

I thought you got banned, shithead.


Somebody needs a time out.

Author:  raydan [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:06 pm ]
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jj2424 wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
jj2424 wrote:
They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.

I thought you got banned, shithead.


Somebody needs a time out.

Yes you do.

Author:  Regina [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:12 pm ]
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I just got the Z10 last week and am still getting use to it. So far it is very cool and has some wild features. It has the touch key board, which I didn't care for but the trade off is the large screen.

Author:  Freakinoldguy [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:06 pm ]
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Lemmy wrote:
jj2424 wrote:
They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.



I thought you got banned, EDIT BY MOD.



ROTFL

I preferred the original version, the one before the mod's got to it since it had much more passion and verve than the current one. [B-o]

Author:  Canadian_Mind [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:10 pm ]
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Freakinoldguy wrote:
Lemmy wrote:
jj2424 wrote:
They employ more Americans in Texas then they do in all of Canada and manufacture their products in Mexico and Asia.



I thought you got banned, EDIT BY MOD.



ROTFL

I preferred the original version, the one before the mod's got to it since it had much more passion and verve than the current one. [B-o]


Indeed. I understand we need to keep things civil, but this makes me concerned that the moderation staff may be trying to keep us from seeing facts. No matter how offensive, factual statements shouldn't be moderated.

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