Blackberry Ghost

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ProwlingTiger, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    I'd never consider using a Blackberry, but my oh my, this is the sexy design I wish Apple used:

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    Full article on The Verge
     
  2. Aneres11 macrumors 68020

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    Seems like it's just for Indian markets currently.
    Reminds me a little of the BB Aurora the way they made that for Indonesian markets only.

    It is supposed to be a high end device though, so maybe it will get rolled out to other countries as we saw with the black KEYone.

    Be good to learn some more about it anyway!
     
  3. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    What's with Blackberry and the Indian market? Can someone, maybe from India, explain why that market is so enthralled with a brand from 10 years ago? Is it some kind of hipster, retro culture over there?
     
  4. Aneres11 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it's because they just make good hardware still and there's no one else in the market making devices like them?
    Sure, it's niche, but they know that. They're not trying to impress those other 'hipsters' who think 1000 dollar hardware is the only way to go.
     
  5. willmtaylor, Feb 27, 2018
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    willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Haha. Sure, that’s it.

    I have several friends and colleagues who’ve all taken a chance on newer BlackBerry hardware in the last 18-24 months and every. Single. One. Of them regretted it.

    And hipsters are the reason for the iPhone X’s success? Alrighty then.
     
  6. Aneres11, Feb 27, 2018
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    Aneres11 macrumors 68020

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    Well that comprehensive market research of a few friends and colleagues (hahaha) is invaluable. Thanks!

    What point are you actually trying to make exactly?
    So you don't think that people are buying BlackBerry's because they are the only company providing this type of handset and there's no other manufacturer doing this on the market? Alrighty then.
     
  7. ryankul macrumors regular

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    Phone looks great! Been wanting a black edition KeyOne and just pulled the trigger. Will be here tomorrow. Haven’t been this excited for a phone in awhile. Will be posting unboxing then review on my YouTube channel.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Honestly just having fun while I try to figure out your points exactly.

    Do you sincerely believe that the Blackberry user experience is a good one? B/c almost every reviewer and every piece of firsthand experience I’ve heard/read has stated contrary to this. There’s a reason they’re no longer a viable player.

    And do you sincerely believe that the iPhone X’s success is due to fiscally irresponsible hipsters? Gimme a break.

    I guess my point is that name-calling whilst grasping at straws smacks of desperate self-justification. Perhaps not.
     
  9. Aneres11 macrumors 68020

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    Ahhh it makes sense now. Seems because I made a throw away comment about people who like to have the latest and greatest in things like the iPhone is the real reason why you're all upset and felt the need to comment.

    I don't think this is anything to do with BlackBerry at all, hence why I can't make any sense of what you're actually trying to say.

    To stay on topic, yes I believe the BB experience is a good one. Having owned several of the newer and older devices I am in a position to make that statememt. Have you owned one? Or is it your comprehensive market research coming through again?

    Also I suggest you look again at reviewers experience of the latest BB devices and you will see a different story. I've already said they're a very niche product who appeal to an extremely small market section, but those people are very happy with the devices. And reviewers back that up.

    If that's all I'm done here. :)
     
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Words matter, but you keep on truckin’. :cool:
     

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