Android is killing Blackberry on Verizon

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    I love hearing what you have to say we are all friends here : ) I wasn't being argumentative with you I was lashing out at RIM lol.
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    Not shocked at all other those numbers.
    I think that RIM's failure to innovate is and will be their downfall. With all that android can do even the storm 2 seems like a relic compared to the Droid. Although I would like to see some good competition come from RIM I highly doubt it will save them now. Even though they acquired TAT. It might be too late.

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    This is a large part because for the longest time Verizon didn't have much of a smartphone choice. It was either Windows Mobile or Blackberry OS. Windows Mobile was functional and development was quite open, but the interface was clunky, closed, and not many devices had great hardware. Blackberry was the go-to for business users (remember that comic about how smartphone users see each other and themselves?), but it was also the choice on Verizon for anyone who was interested in a smartphone at all.

    The Storm came out to intial hooplah, was Verizon's first attempt at launching a brand new "cool" phone. It turned out to be a complete DUD, due to the software problems.

    The Droid came out with a proven OS (the G1, while a little slow showed promise), only the next iteration of it on a lot more powerful hardware and Verizon finally had a "cool" smartphone.

    Look at today, Verizon has a number of Android smartphones, Motorola and Samsung with their top-tier devices, and LG with its middle-tier devices, catering to an ever-more diverse crowd looking to get their first smartphone.

    Gotta hand it to Motorola and Verizon, though. The Droid launch single handedly gave not only Motorola back its name, but it also propelled Verizon forward with a line of smartphones that cater to the "rest" of the crowd, not just business users.
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    i think its just that i really want to see a graph that shows android taking over the world lol :)
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    samsung ftmfw.
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    Crap I forgot about htc in my post

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    Havent sold a single blackberry in 18 days, but ive seen some one with issues on a blackberry 2-3 times a day.
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    It really is sad, the storm had such high hopes and due to lack of programming it fell short of its expectations. I think that RIM made a good move by buying TAT to redo their home screen and general UI. If RIM can get a handle on their system, maybe provide and open source model?, they can actually have a good chance to survive. I loved my storm, actually miss the click to select, and think if they could have pulled off a better UI it would still be strong. Yes they need the corporate phones but the sales now are for consumers.
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    Just wanted to bump this topic and share how AppleInsider.com has chosen to interpret the same data:




    Pretty entertaining.
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    Wow, I can't even begin to argue just how flawed and outright incorrect that article is! Lol

    Fact of the matter...the influx of android OS devices worldwide on all carriers has NEVER been matched by iOS and possibly any other OS. The growth of Android is unparalleled.

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    My last phone was a Voyager and I knew that my next phone would be a smart phone. I initially looked at BB, and saw that the Storm was coming out. When it did, it looked nice, but I wasn't hearing great things about it and thought the Storm 2 would be more my line.

    And then I started to hear about the Droid. :)
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    I saw a few more articles, it seems every time they mention Android, they have to mention some flaw, some way iOS is better. Compensating much?

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    At the moment I can tell what what they'll be saying when the iPhone comes to Verison.

    If sales in general goes up, it's because of the iPhone.

    If sales in general doesn't go up, it's in spite of the iPhone.
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    RIM is appears to be looking more and more like Palm :)

    Enterprise use, IMO, is the only thing keeping RIM alive. It can't hold water in the consumer market... certainly not against the iPhone or Android.
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