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  • 3 Reasons Why BlackBerry 10's Strong Start Does Not Mean Buy  [View article]
    Exactly.. not rushed out the door for Christmas like the Lumia 920. Nokia has burned a lot of good will from this customer on that phone.
    Feb 7, 2013. 03:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why BlackBerry 10's Strong Start Does Not Mean Buy  [View article]
    Nokia Lumias were in Canada first, didn't hear the same argument about coming to the US later. Lumia's shipped 2 per store in Canada. When I bought mine within the first week of sales, there was one there. When I returned it for replacement 2 weeks later, there was one there.. yet no-one questions Nokia and their sales.
    I just went to a Rogers store in Calgary today to check the phone out as I am not happy with so many things with the Lumia already. They were sold out except for a white phone, which they could not demo because they felt they would have a harder time to sell. The worker there said they had a waiting list at the store for the next batch... I asked how the sales have gone, and he just shook his head and said 'incredible'. When I asked about Rogers policy on their handset guarantee since I was thinking of returning the Lumia, he said about the 920 "ya that phone seems to have a lot of issues with it".. yet no-one talks about those things on the Lumia. Is it because no-one cares about Nokia? If it was apple, it would be front page news the issues the phone has..etc..etc.. Funny thing is the same thing seems to be happening with BBRY and everyone finding it fashionable to spew out whatever they think on it.. especially humorous considering they don't have any in stores in their country to even see. The dummy one they did have to look at looked 'very' nice. The shape, the thinness, the rubberized back... I can definitely see both corporate users wanting to show this off as well as the younger crowd. THe pictures on line DO NOT do it justice. I will definitely be going back to find a working one I can try.
    And to the writer who states that first time buyers will skip the z10 because of lack of apps, well if there is someone out there that doesn't have a smartphone by now, chances are apps are not high on their priority list.
    Feb 7, 2013. 03:39 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon's Margin Myth: Sleight Of Hand  [View article]
    I don['t think you are getting it okta.. If you sell more things, your costs of selling those things will rise. If you own a retail store, and you double sales out fo it, some costs have to increase for that.. more stock people, more checkout people.. mor space to house the product..etc.. Short of buying a whack of robots to take over, how could costs stay the same... hmmm.. robots... maybe AMZN will buy out IRBT to buy another few years of valuation.
    Feb 7, 2013. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Marijuana Stocks Going Crazy (And This Could Be Just The Beginning)  [View article]
    What could they possibly spend 84 mil on? R&D? cumon.. pump n' dump.
    Feb 6, 2013. 10:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon: When Will This Bubble Burst?  [View article]
    Ask yourself how much revenue that would need to bring in to justify the PE and bring it down to 'normal' levels.
    Feb 5, 2013. 10:53 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dead Company Walking: 5 Reasons BlackBerry 10 Marks The End  [View article]
    If you go to Rogers redboards, some users post what number in line they were given on pre-orders. When I was going to get a Lumia, I followed the Nokia thread and pre-orders in every province that was mentioned never broke 100. Even if it is a thousand, it is more substantial than the Nok launch. Pretty well every professional I know in their early to late 50's still has a blackberry, and are holding out for this one (actually the keyboard one). They are not interested in the 'killer apps' mentioned, and don't want to learn something new. They just want a faster blackberry with a better screen.
    Feb 5, 2013. 10:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go: BlackBerry Channel Checks Part II  [View article]
    Lumia is a good phone, but the downside is it's tied to Microsoft. Wp8 is ok, but many ridiculous issues and omissions. 1 update so far that fixed nothing, added useless 'features'.. I have lost faith any of the issues or poor design ideas will be changed/fixed as I think ms made the OS this way and you either like it or not.. What's up with no IE forward arrow? MS picked a bad time to run an experiment.
    Feb 4, 2013. 11:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go: BlackBerry Channel Checks Part II  [View article]
    I waited months holding off upgrading a phone for the Lumia launch. If I wasn't paying attention I doubt I would have even noticed it due to the lack of a real launch you would expect. However, when I did go to get one in spite of there being only 2 per store, had no problem first store I went into. Had no problem exchanging for a second one after defective first. They may have had trouble making them, but it didn't affect uptake here. It did however affect quality rushing out for Christmas. Bberry launch looks 100% different than lumias. Were you not watching Superbowl? Perhaps Nokia should have spent something on advertising. Still have never seen an ad other than a Microsoft one with a Lumia in it.
    Feb 4, 2013. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • London Calling On The BB10  [View article]
    I agree on flash. Have an original Ipad, never bought another Apple product again after having to go back to a PC/laptop to surf certain websites all the time. Got a Lumia 920 a few months ago and am again finding sites all over that I cannot navigate due to lack of flash.. completely irritating.. NO reason not to include it even if it is fading away. I will definitely pay attention next phone purchase on this as I got complacent and thought Apple was the only one not including Flash support.
    Feb 2, 2013. 10:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • London Calling On The BB10  [View article]
    I think there are also a lot of people who really couldn't care less about facebook and twitter on their phones, or how good the games can look. Phone functionality, browsing, email and text are the main thing.. the last 2 things I 'really' miss since I have gone away from BBerry. I bought a Lumia 920 about a week after release, and have yet to see another one.. Heck, have not ever seen another windows phone in use.. ever.. But I still see plenty of blackberry's being used all over the place... and they are long in the tooth of course. I think the initial upgrade wave will be huge for RIM.
    Feb 2, 2013. 10:48 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • London Calling On The BB10  [View article]
    If you are 530 then the demand is WAY higher than the Lumia demand from Nokia. I got a 920, but followed the redboard for a couple months waiting (also to see if they would release colors which they didn't) prior to release and most locations on the wait list were around the 100 mark.
    Feb 2, 2013. 10:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Nokia, Take Profits.  [View article]
    Another singing the praises of the Lumia without owning one.. How much did NOK make without writedowns and the MS payment? Sales decreasing in China,, Don't know where this guy gets 'every division profitable' when ONE is.
    Feb 2, 2013. 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Nokia, Take Profits.  [View article]
    How many 808's did Nok sell? You think 1q will be better than the last christmas quarter?
    Feb 2, 2013. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumia Lifts Nokia Back To The Black  [View article]
    so you don't actually own one yet? see how you like the curved back typing on a solid surface.
    Feb 1, 2013. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Is This A Revival?  [View article]
    "and sales could have been even higher if the company had not encountered supply issues with its new Lumia 920 device"

    Where exactly do you determine this fact? Since release, I have had no problem ever seeing a phone in stock. I bought my first one the day I walked in to get it.. no waiting. I say first one because I returned it due to brutal battery life and at that time, had no problem getting a replacement in spite of the salesperson stating they get 2 in PER WEEK. This last week I went in to try and see if they finally got their wireless charger out (they didn't) and the salesperson upon me mentioning the 920 and how the bluetooth is a joke said "we have had a LOT of returns of those for bluetooth now that you mention that"... How many of their 'sales' are returned phones? Has anyone here who owns one (I know.. I know.. a lot of pro-NOK investors here obviously don't like it enough to actually buy one) actually had ANY problem getting one?
    Jan 30, 2013. 10:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment