BlackBerry Ramps Up Z10 Production as Android and iPhone Users Switch Over in Droves

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by blueroom, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  2. siiip5 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2012
    This guy really does his best to spin things to his beliefs. About as bad as AppleInsider articles.

    Anyways, he may not want to admit the failure that is RIM, but shipment checks and audits show that RIM will be lucky if they sell 0.5 million phones 'total' this quarter... worldwide. And I love the fact that RIM is trying to sell the Z10 for $800 (yes, eight hundred US dollars equivalent) in INDIA! So, around 1% of the population will be able to afford this outdated phone there. Gotta wonder what the CEO of RIM is smoking?

    RIM will be gone within the next 12 months. They will burn through their 2.5billion cash reserves and end up selling off all their mobile hardware and do exactly what HP did. Stick to business servers and security.
  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    I must admit I was going to get one, and then I realised why I sold my bold 9900 (lack of apps) and that put a hold to those plans.

    Still think to this day the bold 9900 had the best call quality and reception of any phone I've had (and I've had lots )...

    There was a technology spot on the radio last night and they reviewed it (the z10) and boy did they give it a pounding. They really didn't like it. I don't agree with them (the reviewers) as they I have found tend to be very inaccurate with their information and their knowledge base is very limited, but they do tend to refelect a lot of general people's opinions. They found all te gesture swiping. Lack of navigation buttons and general messiness that the Hub eventually becomes especially when adding social updates - a calamity to use compared to iOS and Android.

    For me I love the look of the new OS, but I'm a bit of a geek - so maybe my opinion is less reflected by casual smartphone users?

    The biggest flaw for me with the z10 is pricing. It's right up there with the flagship handsets on iOS and Android. Which is fine if it could offer 'all' the content and support that those other flagships offer with their oS's, but sadly it can't. Promising an update, and optomistc that some of the bigger apps will come to your platform is not the same as delivering them.

    The only reason developers are interested at the moment was the fact they gave away dev10 handsets and promised to give back money to developers earning less than 10k ? Seriously RIM - given the terrible content on your store right now that your offering as recommended apps - this is the biggest Achilles heel of any device I've ever witnessed. Terrible ported apps mixed with terrible broken native apps that remind us of the terrible apps in the early days of android that it has struggled to distance itself from over the last number of years, and here the blackberry world is - serving broken crap up to users who are more than aware of what smartphone apps should be....

    Sorry RIM. Your panic to get content for the store was hideously misjudged. You've saddled your store with apps that even the antichrist would be ashamed of.

    No hardware or OS alone can hide this fatal flaw, and no smartphone user now is willing to forgo their normal app usage to switch to BB10 in the 'hope' that their current selection of regularly used apps appear simply because the RIM execs are currently 'optimistic' they can attract them, without any real evidence of interest from the majorly successful app players/developers.
  4. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Just looking at the popular stories links at the side, is this a BlackBerry circle jerk site at all?

    Almost as bad as AppleInsider for fanatical BS. Something I thought I'd never see, another site as bad as AI.
  5. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    This article reads like it was written for The Onion. That site is a complete joke.
  6. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I tried the Z10 at a Rogers store and was disappointed. The gestures were annoying and there really wasn't anything new. The whole hub seemed a bit messy. I couldn't find my most used apps in the app store either.

    Other than the loyalists who were waiting for this device and the few who will try to because they think that it's something new, I doubt that a lot of people will switch. Of course BB will only report "shipped" numbers and not even actual sales.
  7. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Going from making 10 units to 100 units is nothing. No need for BS articles. Still pennies compared to Sammy, Apple
  8. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Frankly, I haven't had the chance to play with the BlackBerry Z10 yet, but from what I hear, it's a great device if you're into messaging stuff. And it runs Android apps.

    If you're in the market for some Samsung and don't care about the iPhone, it's definitively worth a closer look.
  9. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2011
    Metro Vancouver, B.C, Canada
    I played with a Z10 for about a minute. I didn't really do much. Just wanted to try it out. It seemed OK. Not going to switch as I am very happy with my current phone.

    I do have a BB work phone. If I do get an upgrade this year, I will definitely consider a Z10. I'm not really into the BB keyboard as I find their keys to be too close together, so I likely won't go for a Q10.
  10. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    But only Android 2.3 apps and very poorly too.
  11. roxxette macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    Exactly, ive seen plenty of people thinking they will get whole package.

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