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Android Stealing Consumer Attention from iPhones?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by JayMonster, Dec 21, 2009.

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    lol....Read the comments....
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    Actually, so far I am shocked at the lack of iFanboys deriding the article... but I guess they haven't woken up yet.
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    RIM is leading the consumer desire? I guess it's not their fault.... they don't know any better :icon_ devil:
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    Not surprised by RIM, in that I have seen (far too many) soccer moms (ok, and dads, I don't want to be sexist) that think the Blackberry is the end all be all device so you can keep Little Johnny's soccer schedule and still e-mail the PTA... plus it comes in pink (ok, that may be a bit sexist, but that is why they made a pink one... so I think it is fair to say).
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    that gave me a good laugh... :)
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    i agree.... BB is what drew me into the smartphone world.... oh I had much to learn :)
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    The mind-boggiling thing is...they say the highest of all RIM phones mentioned was "The Pearl", the farthest thing from a smartphone produced by them.


    Just another reason why an article like this really doesn't shed much light.
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    Remember... we a talking "consumer" customers here... The Pearl was the the first (and only) RIM phone that looks... well... like a phone, and is also available as a clamshell (and it is available in pink for the soccer mom). That makes it a little less mind boggling (I think).
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    RIM, like Apple is no dummy in marketing. When was the last movie where you didn't see a Mac on the desk or a Blackberry in the hand. Sell a product as a lifestyle and push it. RIM has been the standard for so long in business and emailing. It's old and they decided to move into other fields way too late. It works but the experience isn't as nice.
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    Yea this shocked me; "Dominating the survey, however, was a desire for RIM's BlackBerry handsets. Among those asked in November which smartphone they planned to buy in the next three months, 18 percent—a higher percentage than for any other device—said the BlackBerry Pearl, while another 13 percent named the BlackBerry Storm"
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    My guess is 18% will be utterly disappointed! lol
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    Yea I liked my Storm a lot but I could never go back now.
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    Oh... you were the one? :rofl3:
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    There were others!

    They just wouldn't admit it publicly like I do.
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    I remember when I mentioned purchasing a Storm 2 for somebody and immediately the response was "No! something else"...They learned from our mistake last time.
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    I still have a BB Tour that I use for mass texting to over 300+ entries...BUT, 45 days ago I went to the Droid, after 2 weeks of using and learning the Droid....I would NEVER go back to use just the BB Tour. It's really weak everywhere else except the texting thing...Droid Rules! I like some of the previous comments....Spot on!!!
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    I still have a BB Tour and now a Droid. For business the BB is just a better device. It does a few things and it does them well. The Droid just lacks in business support. Cisco VPN support for instance....
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    apple still rules but the times they are a changin:motdroidvert:
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    I'll admit it publicly... I liked my Storm... but after multiple update let downs my like turned to disgust :icon_evil: