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BlackBerry "savior" device hits the ground and dies

  • Sales of BlackBerry's (BBRY) keyboard-equipped Q10 device, which the company hoped would help propel it back into the reckoning in the smartphone market, have been appalling.
  • One Midwestern retailer said that his stores only ordered a few units per location, while those that were sold have been returned.
  • Even in Canada, sales have disappointed. "The one we all thought was going to be the savior, just hit the ground and died," says an executive at a carrier in the country.
  • Still, customers for the device include Univision Communications, the Department of Defense and ADP.
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  • Aristotle5
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    This is hearsay. Which executive, which retailer and what dates?
    29 Aug 2013, 07:03 AM Reply Like
  • GGjr
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    "Chris Jourdan, who owns and operates 16 Wireless Zone stores in the Midwestern U.S. that sell Verizon Wireless products, said customers didn't show up for the Q10 as expected. His stores only ordered a few of the devices per location and "the handful that sold were returned." "
    29 Aug 2013, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • tiger8896
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    It's a WSJ report. I think I said this in another thread, the consumer (US) is not interested in BBRY phones and to expect a disastrous quarter unless enterprise sales pick up. Problem is as stated in this WSJ report is it's a vicious circle, companies will not make commitments to purchase your phones and services if they are uncertain about your future.

     

    http://on.wsj.com/186IFHP
    29 Aug 2013, 07:34 AM Reply Like
  • daugherty
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    From the WSJ Comments:

     

    "In my experience (and many other professionals I know), BlackBerry touch-screen products are inferior to their competitors. In our experience, their touch-screen technology is more inaccurate in interpreting which key was pressed, producing a much higher number of typos than an iOS or Android touch-screen device, and prone to freezes where it's "thinking" about the last 10 keystrokes, before finally blurting them out, typos and all.

     

    Given that every other manufacturer has gone with touch-screen, and done a better job of the implementation, I don't think the market for tiny qwerty keyboards is ever coming back. I don't think BlackBerry saw it coming that customers would so easily grow accustomed to and prefer touch-screen. Sure...they may "own" the qwerty keyboard market, but that market has disappeared. Kodak owns the film-based camera market, but that market isn't coming back either.

     

    It really is shocking how quickly BlackBerry fell to the back of the pack, to the point of irrelevance. They have maybe one year to double down on their BlackBerry Enterprise Server product, incorporating expanded capability to manage other vendors' devices (iOS, Android, etc.) before a competitor steals that last toehold in the corporate market as well. Beyond that, there's not much future after the patents are sold at auction."
    29 Aug 2013, 08:39 AM Reply Like
  • Crazy Mazy
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    It's obvious your making this up. Otherwise you would of stated names and companies that you interviewed.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • harrison1988
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    Read the source article. It's all in there. This is just a "Market Current."
    29 Aug 2013, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    As an investor, isn't the only fact that really matters is how the stock price will react to this news?
    29 Aug 2013, 09:19 PM Reply Like
  • Crazy Mazy
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    It's amazing how articles are written and accepted with no facts to back them up! "one retailer" who wanted to remain anonymous? So who was this retailer some one employee firm? I don't think any major retailer would object to their name being published. And where did you get your figures about disappointing sales. A previous article stated that Z10 sales were stalling but Q10 was doing reasonably well. Now your saying that Q10 is not really doing well. So who's right who's wrong do you have facts to back your self up? I don't think so or you would of provided them. If you can't write a fair article backed up with facts don't bother publishing it.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • harrison1988
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    It's amazing how you criticize a "Market Current" without a full understanding of what a "Market Current" is and without reading the source article, just because it goes against your "belief" of how a company/product is doing.

     

    And yet, i'm sure you were completely supportive of yet another iteration of the same old, unsubstantiated Lenovo rumors.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • UncleSherpalot
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    "MARKET CURRENT" is a small division of Apple Media. Their only purpose is to spread lies. This is well known.

     

    Nice try harriosn.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:25 AM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @ Crazy Mazy, I would not worry too much about this rag, very few people see this and those who do are mostly BlackBerry fans who know better than to fall for such garbage.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    Hi Uncle,

     

    Apparently you didn't know the Market Current is only a link the the Wall Street Journal's article.
    http://on.wsj.com/19Ow6TL

     

    But I'm sure you're aware, the WSJ is just another Apple shill as is:
    CNET: http://cnet.co/1duk7Q1
    Digital Trends: http://bit.ly/16V0HO9
    THE VERGE: http://bit.ly/16V0IBT
    ZDNET: http://zd.net/16V0IS8
    BGR: http://bit.ly/16V0HOd
    INVESTORPLACE: http://bit.ly/16V0ISa
    DAILY TECH: http://bit.ly/16V0HOj
    FIERCE WIRELESS: http://bit.ly/16V0ISc
    UBERGIZMO: http://bit.ly/16V0ISd
    VALUE WALK: http://bit.ly/16V0HOk

     

    Man, it must be tough to be BlackBerry when the whole worlds out to get you.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:27 PM Reply Like
  • 7064911
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    retaliation for the lenovo rumor yesterday perhaps ! lets stick to facts and original research please
    29 Aug 2013, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • heronl
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    I find this hard to believe, we have 2 Q10's at home they are amazing devices.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • CGT77
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    If sales have been "appalling", why are Verizon and AT&T declining to comment (in article of WSJ)?? Hmmmmm... Smells like an attack on Blackberry... again!
    29 Aug 2013, 07:44 AM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    CG - it is Blackberry's responsibility to deny sales have been slow- not AT&T, etc. You actually WANT ATT or BCE to say "Yep, that's right on the money!"

     

    There is nothing here that hasn't been suggested to you fifty or a hundred times and angrily denounced by longs who bought a copy of the Road to Riches and adopted it as gospel.

     

    So yesterday - rumor of Lenovo buyout = completely logical

     

    Today - story that is critical in the WSJ = paid lies

     

    Tiger gave you a link to the article as it appears in today's Journal. The midwest retailer IS named and apparently stands by his comments. It might be a good time for the BB PR department to spring into action with a swift denial. They probably won't and it will surely be suggested that they can't because they are evaluating offers and to release GOOD news would somehow be bad for those offers.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:11 AM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    Randal,

     

    Quick question:

     

    If you were a retailer, would you want to give out YOUR name and say publicly that sales of BlackBerry devices have been appalling?

     

    haha, I think would would stay quiet and let the chips fall where they may.
    I mean imagine the phone calls this poor guy is having to field.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    Mr. K.

     

    You are right, but obviously this guy's experience left him comfortable with running the risk of alienating BlackBerry. This isn't the first time we've heard of disappointing sales despite what the aficionados believe.

     

    If I was a major carrier, I'd keep my yap shut - one never knows what might be up next and it is just bad form. Would Apple then worry about you bad-mouthing them if the i7 is a dud?

     

    It never hurts to speak the truth and I believe he did. Probably everyone did but there are always those who would rather not have facts attributed to them.

     

    One thing for sure: we'll know in a month's time and those who have been buying "hand over fist" will be either delighted or have learned an extremely valuable life lesson.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:41 PM Reply Like
  • Frank Siedler
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    I know a lot of people with a Q10, and they lover their Q10.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:58 AM Reply Like
  • Frank Siedler
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    What's statcounter saying...

     

    http://bit.ly/186M7SS

     

    ... if everybody is telling something different, I only trust the quarterly reports. And the long-term numbers could tell something different, too. And now I trust my stomach, and i know, that BlackBerry products aren't bad.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:01 AM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    Frank Siedler
    If you take WP8 for example, they already flopped in the USA where as BlackBerry continues to gain market share.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:29 AM Reply Like
  • domi1kenobi
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    Seriously,WP8 market share in the US was already 4x that of BBRY Q2 2013.
    http://bit.ly/12U1yxX
    30 Aug 2013, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • Sublime1977
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    Frank Boulben bought 90,000 shares on July 3. TH received 3.5m performance related rights around the same time. Things can't be that bad. Canadianinsider.com
    29 Aug 2013, 08:38 AM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    More fact-less information about BlackBeryr Q10 sales. If you cannot present hard facts, then what is the point of this?
    29 Aug 2013, 08:40 AM Reply Like
  • alext1379
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    My first guess was this being a Pac Crest special, no facts but plenty of imminent demise.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • seymour2
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    Who authored this lying trash?
    29 Aug 2013, 09:08 AM Reply Like
  • UncleSherpalot
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    Apple.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    It's always apples fault Bbry eats dust....maybe they should take the blame for a change
    29 Aug 2013, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    Commodore. Those weenies.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:18 PM Reply Like
  • Bunge42
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    The negatives are starting to weigh me down.

     

    I have been long BB(RY) for 6 months. Thought sales would rock and we'd be @ $30 by now.

     

    Eventually, one has to get realistic though.

     

    Hate to say it, because I love BB, but I have not heard anything from Blackberry that would indicate that these types of reports are false.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • alext1379
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    Why should they bother trying? When that boston company published their false report, BB asked the SEC to investigate and nothing came of it, so these guys are free to print whatever they want.

     

    Now, try doing that to an American company and the NSA would call the CIA and they'd be launching drones towards Waterloo.
    29 Aug 2013, 10:25 AM Reply Like
  • User 11607481
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    Here in Canada every single retailer is front of store with Blackberry - as well as with adds - it is also doing very well in England Last ER only had 1 month of Z sales and no report on Q10 ADD to the fact that they have over 5$ a share cash, patens and QNX auto business
    29 Aug 2013, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @ Bungee42, Give them time, this is a brand new platform that is top security and will easily submerge the competition in the near future.
    The competition knows it and this is the only way they can think of to retain their market share.

     

    Apple better produce a game saver in September or else they will start losing ground in their stronghold U.S of A .
    29 Aug 2013, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    "Apple better produce a game saver in September or else they will start losing ground in their stronghold U.S of A ."

     

    My guess is that if Apple launched a stapler in October it would sell better than the Q10.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:37 PM Reply Like
  • Sam Liu
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    Cn is making up the difference. The consumer class (higher end) do not mistaken quality and price here. Sure many working class are buying less than top of the line IPhones, but they will upgrade ...
    29 Aug 2013, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    Hardly a fair comparison. People use staplers.
    29 Aug 2013, 11:04 PM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    "My guess is that if Apple launched a stapler in October it would sell better than the Q10."

     

    My guess is that if Blackberry launched a stapler in October, it would sell better than the Q10.

     

    There; fixed it for you.
    30 Aug 2013, 05:33 PM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    Staplers are Staples' staple staple!
    30 Aug 2013, 05:35 PM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @ Mr.Knowitall ,

     

    You just prove the point that i-sheep don't know the difference between a phone and a stapler.

     

    Remember the Pied-Piper? Same theory, just throw an i-phone into the Hudson river and all the sheep will follow.
    31 Aug 2013, 07:45 AM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @ Andreas ,

     

    And i-sheep are i-sheep , follow follow and follow!
    Baaaaaahh...
    31 Aug 2013, 07:48 AM Reply Like
  • Andreas Hopf
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    Now, here's a thought:

     

    Backberry could have integrated a stapler, a hole punch and a paperclip magnet into its devices. That would have been any beancounter's dream come true.
    31 Aug 2013, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    Yeah, but then it would cost $1,000 ($700 with a contract) and is the market really ready for that kind of technology? And there are other hurdles. Do you need to activate the fingerprint reader for each separate utility device or keep a listing of which fingers have clearance? I'm not sure I'd want just anyone using my hole punch.
    31 Aug 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • mikebator
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    @Mr K.,

     

    They could fart bad enough to clear a room and get good free press.
    31 Aug 2013, 09:22 AM Reply Like
  • Roger c
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    @ Andreas, can't do that, Apple would sue them for copywriters infringement.
    31 Aug 2013, 07:52 PM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    Offer them for free with a contract and throw in a Surface tablet...
    1 Sep 2013, 08:44 PM Reply Like
  • alexwalker
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    These "market currents" from Seeking Alpha are becoming more and more akin to tabloid reports.

     

    Rumours are flying left and right. Let's stick to solid facts - quarterly results.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:30 AM Reply Like
  • ATInsider
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    A valid assumption alexwalker, the tabloids are running wild with negative BlackBerry story's that don't have the ability to back them up with facts, because they are in fact false information IMO.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Notably the SP is not dropping on the face of this extremely bad news, showing that the market ATM completely ignores BBRY's product portfolio, actual operations, or sales. All that has been written off and is irrelevant, and in a sense does not exist anymore. The only thing holding and moving the stock is speculation regarding buy-out, going private etc etc (as shown by yesterday's substantial movement due Lenovo rumor) and BK.
    29 Aug 2013, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • Arist07
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    From thegadgetmasters.com

     

    For several months, BlackBerry’s market share globally and in the U.S. have been below 5%. However, that appears to be changing. According to StatCounter, BlackBerry’s U.S. market share has climbed above 6% for the first time in months, reaching 6.16% today (August 25, 2013).

     

    On Aug 18th

     

    Recently, BlackBerry introduced an exchange offer in India that allows customers to trade-in their old smartphone for a discount (between Rs 3,000 and Rs 11,000) on the BlackBerry Z10. As a result, sales of the Z10 in India has increased by 40%, according to Sunil Lalvan, BlackBerry’s Managing Director for India
    29 Aug 2013, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • User 11269821
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    +1
    C'mon....stop speculating and give us some concrete data!!!
    29 Aug 2013, 10:01 AM Reply Like
  • mikebator
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    Until S27 it's all Window dressing. And yes I believe Apple is threatened and will continue to use tools like this or this guy to crush baby BlackBerry 10 before it gets older and really starts disrupting the status quo.
    29 Aug 2013, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • 4ronk
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    It's simple. BlackBerry needs to stand up and dispute any false reports. Otherwise they are caught in a vicious cycle.
    29 Aug 2013, 10:29 AM Reply Like
  • 4ronk
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    BlackBerry needs to stand up and dispute any false reports or claims. Otherwise they are caught in a vicious cycle.
    29 Aug 2013, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • mvvh69
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    Articles like this are having the desired effect - even though the BB10 product is excellent ,years of negative reporting have been convincing the consumer that blackberry won't be around long enough to support their product purchase - in spite of blackberry increasing their cash position to over 3B dollars. It would be interesting to see who is pulling the strings - consumers don't gain if blackberry disappears....
    29 Aug 2013, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • Voice of Doom
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    I have a Z10 and even if I were a spastic I could text with the touchscreen keyboard simply from the word completion/suggestion software that is provided.
    29 Aug 2013, 11:11 AM Reply Like
  • la cabanya
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    We have no choice but to read all this postings as AB give them a chance to publish. But to pay for a short article with no facts or proofs and publish it, is not the best choice for AB.
    Ultimately will backfire because is hard for us to accept that kind of baseless writing so we may not come back to the site anymore!
    BBRY has problems yes, but most of them related to training and communication, not about the quality of the BB10's.
    If they do something about, the future could be still bright for BBRY!
    29 Aug 2013, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • Crispin_in_Waterloo
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    I bought a Q0 last week. It is awesome, as claimed.

     

    I see QNX has been picked up by Garmin for their next generation products.

     

    http://yhoo.it/17mDzuJ
    29 Aug 2013, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Randal James
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    Relaxation therapy

     

    From all of these odd comments (market currents a tool of Apple?) it is plain to see y'all need to calm down and stop biting your nails.

     

    Here are 7 minutes of the best Budweiser ads ever produced.

     

    http://bit.ly/18nLCm9

     

    Don't worry, the offer to buy BlackBerry by the Guys From the Death Star will not expire in 7 minutes. Chill.
    29 Aug 2013, 01:27 PM Reply Like
  • BlurredLines
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    BBRY=NT
    29 Aug 2013, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • BlurredLines
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    One good thing about loosing subscribers base by BBRY is No More Outages .This one smells like NT with one diff , they still have some money .
    29 Aug 2013, 02:11 PM Reply Like
  • Crazy Mazy
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    As soon as i saw that part about the touchscreen keyboard being inferior and inaccurate i knew this article was bunk! You can criticize other things about the Z10 and Q10 but the keyboard is the best of any device out there and that's a proven fact. This sounds like something Apple would say because they are freaked out about how good the keyboard is on the BB10 devices.
    29 Aug 2013, 05:26 PM Reply Like
  • Crazy Mazy
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    No i did not believe the Lenovo rumour or think it was logical, because they don't have the cash to buy Blackberry end of story. And today i don't believe this article because they said it was an executive of one of the big three that said sales have been tanking. If they don't want to comment on sales as you say they will just say no comment, call Blackberry and ask them how sales are going. And they will never say don't publish my name or they would just say "no comment" end of story. this article is not very accurate.
    29 Aug 2013, 05:29 PM Reply Like
  • Ken311
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    Hello Pac Crest, nice to see you again!
    29 Aug 2013, 06:10 PM Reply Like
  • Crazy Mazy
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    There is no point in Blackberry to try to dispute any fact less articles. There are so many of them that they would be better off ignoring them, and people should do the same. You saw what happened the last time Blackberry disputed a false article, nothing happened and nothing was done about it! And they took a lot of flack about it.
    29 Aug 2013, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • mini6264@aol.com
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    I have a Z10 and it has never froze or has it been inaccurate when I'm texting or writing an email. This is one of the best operating systems on a phone. I've been a blackberry user for so many years that I can't remember. I've also had a second phone for many years and have used is, android,google,windows... And I just got my Q10 as my second phone to supplement my Z10. And both work with no flaws and the apps store is fine. I don't care for games just apps for business and what is available does the job.
    29 Aug 2013, 08:34 PM Reply Like
  • GGjr
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    I was going to get one of the kidlets (26, runs his own business) a Q10 for his BDay this week - here's how it went down:

     

    On 8/29/2013 1:33 PM, TA wrote:
    "I've been reading up up on the Q10 for months - as with any phones, there are good and bad reviews. I've messed with it in the store a few times and it is awesome. For what I do on a phone, it's PERFECT, that's why I've been wanting it so bad(on top of my phone being a POS and ****ing up daily).

     

    [ **** = edits for the SA grammar police ]

     

    "No matter where you look there's people saying good things and bad things - trust me i've done the research. Funny how the person writing that review is rumored to be an apple div - Below is forum posts regarding that post on seeking alpha:
    "MARKET CURRENT" is well known to be a small offshoot division of Apple's PR department.

     

    NEVER TRUST ANY OF THEIR LIES.

     

    Anywayss, No matter what there's gonna be haters & advocates. I'm an advocate of Blackberry (I've had 2 blackberrys and they've all lasted me a veryyy long time and I LOVED their OS & keyboard). I'm in love with all of the new things blackberry did to make the Q10 the perfect phone for what I need. New OS, new keyboard, runs 4G, AWESOME camera, lighting speed emailing, etc etc. It's just the phone for me - probably not the phone for everyone."

     

    On 8/29/2013 1:46 PM, TA wrote:
    "Trust me I've been doing TONS of research on it. That's why I want it so bad.. The black one is SO *****in and the new operating system they put in it is SOO flawless for what I do. I'm SOO sick of not being able to get work done on my phone and dealing with all of it's nonsense. That's why I love blackberry, they last YEARSS, my current S****** phone I haven't even had that long is already taking a crap on me. So gay.

     

    Here's a REALLY cool full review on the Q10 - SOO AWESOME!
    http://bit.ly/189f00w
    can't wait!!"

     

    On 8/29/2013 2:55 PM, TA wrote:
    "Dammnn JUST learned that they haven't released an official Instagram app for the q10 and the Instagram CEO says that they don't plan on it "anytime soon".. You have to sideload it through your computer and it's not the current version or guaranteed to work. That's LAMEEE. That means I'll have to go with my original choice an all black on black iPhone 5. I wanted an iPhone 5 REALLY bad until the Q10 came out but I could never afford it, but the Q10 not having instagram just blew it for me since I use it for XXXXXXXXX marketing every single day. Just read a bunch of news on it and the CEO of Instagram says that their not making a version for blackberry anytime soon and I'm not down with sideloading at all because blackberry wont back it.

     

    I've wanted an all black iPhone 5 forever, but they've always been too expensive for me, then I saw the Q10 and was sold (until this instragram deal)... The iPhone 5 does EVERYTHING that the blackberry q10 does and more, I just wanted a full keyboard and their new OS because it was compared to iOS.. But without instagram (which I use DAILY for XX, game over for that). My phone just froze 3 times in a row :[ and I had to open it up twice.. ****. I'm about to throw this ****er out the ******** window!!!!!!

     

    http://amzn.to/189eYG1

     

    If there is ANY WAY you can help me get this for my birthday that would be really cool.... There's only 5 left in stock.
    Thanks dude."

     

    On 8/29/2013 3:12 PM, TA wrote:
    "Now my phone wouldn't even swipe to let me answer my conference call! HAAA, borrowing my roomates phone to do it! AHHHH, I can't live with this phone another day longer!! (pewww pewwwwww [shooting myself in the head with my finger gun]).. lol

     

    If there's anyy way you're willing to help me out for my birthday by getting me the all black iPhone 5(I know mom said she's willing to help with some cash to get me a new phone for my bday) that would be AWESOMEEE. If we could go to the ATT store down the street and grab one soon that would be a ***ing LIFE SAVE since I can barely get my phone to breathe..."

     

    ----------------------...

     

    so it appears that the Q10 lost a customer due to being Appless.

     

    sigh.
    30 Aug 2013, 12:30 AM Reply Like
  • GGjr
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    disclosure addendum to the post above:
    I have a Motorola "Flip Phone" that does not do anything but make calls, and it is powered off unless I am using it..
    30 Aug 2013, 09:44 AM Reply Like
  • mini6264@aol.com
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    Well I'm a middle management guy and have been for many years growing up in the business I'm in. I don't work in the financial field. I do occasionally dabble in the stock market through online brokerage house. But like I said earlier I've been using BlackBerry phones for so many years going from multiple upgrades and having the push to talk feature on a few. I love my BlackBerry they do the job and do it extremely well. I have used two phones for about 5years and one was my BlackBerry which was always my primary phone. And for my second phone I have jumped from iPhone, Android, windows, maybe some of you remember the palm. But I just left that and have added the Q10 to complement my Z10. And both phone are excellent phones with a great Operating System, period. I don't understand the negative press being shelled out on BlackBerry. I have not experienced any freezing or experienced any problems with it mis spelling any words while texting or writing emails. There is a learning curve if you have never used a Blackberry this is a professional phone, and now has entertainment for those who want it and it's still growing. I will put it very simple. Just like a child grows as you teach the child it grows as you teach the child new things new words new skills, talk, etc..... so this operating system is a newborn and you need to give it time to grow and the eco system to grow as consumers ask for wants....... and it will grow!!!! So for all the financial institutions and the bashes try the product long term not just a few days weeks....
    1 Sep 2013, 08:07 AM Reply Like
  • alext1379
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    MSFT just gave Nokia phones the kiss of death. Can't make money when all of your phones, including your top of the line ones start off at $49 on contract, $0 if you opt for their low end phones.

     

    Apparently BlackBerry is on its death bed and even then it won't stoop as low as to give their phones away. Its a good thing MSFT is around to overpay for everything. Throw in an inept Nokia CEO to run MSFT to put the final nails into the Nokia phones. Why develop a decent OS when you can wow people with a camera that happens to have a Windows phone built into it, free.
    3 Sep 2013, 10:39 AM Reply Like
  • KIA Investment Research
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    alex, you sound bitter.
    5 Sep 2013, 01:52 AM Reply Like
  • scott trader
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    All the Bbry hopefuls that thought msft would throw money at them just went away .....now they can put their hope in amazon or ?????
    3 Sep 2013, 11:48 AM Reply Like
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