PG17, 08 Jan 2014the weakest point of blackberry is they dont allowed normal gprs planthey hav gprs plan in 10 os
Tim of Indonesia, 22 Dec 2013Hey Ronny - where did you obtain your degree in naivety. Even the number 3 carrier here in Ind... moreyes, BB had masive users in Indonesia. but BB market share grows in negative direction lately. as far as i know, the latest data shows that BB market share drops signifiantly. its rank is currently lower than the Andromax. and i doubt it would able to climb back up.
eiwyaa, 22 Dec 2013Are you out of your mind if it was not for Z10 I would not have owned a blackberry, my first, ... moreI don't have it, but, were it more popular, and with a decent camera, I'd get a BB10 device any day of the week, they're beautiful
djk, 20 Dec 2013I think BB took a very wrong turn when it decided to "blend" into the smartphone wor... moreAre you out of your mind if it was not for Z10 I would not have owned a blackberry, my first, I had tried them for many a years before and always had to take then back. I love the Z10 and can't wait to get the Z30.
It's too late though, with Foxconn, now we can expect some quality phones in less price.
Ronny, 21 Dec 2013Cool down your engines, pal. It's a known factor that Indonesia has largest BB users across As... moreYou've been in Indonesia for a long time but you still have no idea about how big the potential of its economic growth truly is. Indonesia is so wealthy in natural resources, you just don't have a clue. The only real problems in Indonesia are corruption and bad administration. Yet this year it became the country with one of the highest smartphone sales growth, as big as 51.7 % from last year. Just wait till its clean of corruption and go under the right administration (hopefully starting next year), then you'll feel like a fool for ever having said something like that. ;)
Ronny, 21 Dec 2013Sorry to burst your bubble but most indonesians only can afford feature phones or cheap knock-... moreHey Ronny - where did you obtain your degree in naivety. Even the number 3 carrier here in Indonesia has more subscribers that the entire population of Australia,and it is one of the fastest growing internet and mobile markets in the world by far. The middle class is also one of the fastest growing in the world. The BB market here is massive. Yes price is an issue for BB but now from Z10 down they are cheap, in fact he Z10 would have to be the best value mobile in the world today.
Shaggy, 21 Dec 2013There's no Google Play Store on BB10 and you cannot sideload Android .apk files on BB10. Not s... moreNot true, if you are running an offical 10.2.1.xxx OS, you just download .apk file and install it directly from device. Works perfect for 9/10 apps that I have tried.
why wont the company sink like this? they made a nice phone with a new OS and everything was alright except the price tag. and the biggest thing that roles the market is the price tag. a wrong price tag can turn an awesome phone into a total failure.
Actually, when BB 10.2.1 gets released early next month, you can directly download apk's. No more side loading. Download the APK, and click on the file on the phone to start installing.
I have the leaked OS 10.2.1.1055 and I'm running lots of android apps on my Z30. It's great.
And BB's stock has a 16% jump yesterday. That's huge for Blackberry.
The Untouchable, 21 Dec 2013You have no idea what you're saying. Indonesia is one of Blackberry's most successful markets.... moreCool down your engines, pal. It's a known factor that Indonesia has largest BB users across Asia and I really expected someone like you would come forward and invalidate why Indonesia can no longer contribute to RIM after losing US$4.4 billion.
Like most highly populated 3rd world countries, smartphone market is really huge mainly due to the population which translate to subcribers, not purchasing power. Most of the BB units sold are the low-end to medium range models. Fewer flagship models sold in Indonesia compared to many other countries with much smaller population.
So, populations mean nothing if purchasing power is very low. There's no doubt about the purchasing power of rich community in Indonesia but that's just fraction of the population. Been in Indonesia for long time, and seen many carrying smartphones with little or insufficient credit balance. You can really count how many out of 20 users have data subscription. Keep your hopes high but unless the wealthy countries goes bankrupt and if the developing countries are not progressing further, then there are high chances for Indonesia to become rich and perhaps save Blackberry. :)
Ronny, 21 Dec 2013Sorry to burst your bubble but most indonesians only can afford feature phones or cheap knock-... moreYou have no idea what you're saying. Indonesia is one of Blackberry's most successful markets. 15 million Blackberry users are in Indonesia. You shouldn't even think that Indonesians are that poor in the first place, Indonesia is the biggest smartphone market in south-east asia with USD 3.33 billion of smartphone sales as of September last year. It's also the 4th largest mobile market with 285 millions of mobile subscriptions. Who knows, in the next decade, Indonesia might even be richer than your country. ;)
Raker, 21 Dec 2013z10 can run android apps is nothing other than androidThere's no Google Play Store on BB10 and you cannot sideload Android .apk files on BB10. Not saying it's impossible to run Android apps but it's a hassle. You have to convert the .apk to .bar which is BB10 compatible. Other issues is that BB10 uses the ancient Gingerbread 2.3 runtime. Few Android apps run flawless. I know BB are talking about updating the runtime to JB 4.2.2 and sideloading .apk's but it hasn't happened yet.
There are already enough Android OEMs and since BB has made BBM cross platform, it won't stand a chance in the market if BB opts for Android which is highly unlikely since it's a NSA approved OS. It's better for BB to stick with BB10 OS which is really cool and nice to use. What BlackBerry really needs to do is, release an entry level phone with balanced specifications and a slide out horizontal keyboard, pretty much like the Nokia Lumia 520 but with at least 1 GB RAM and an affordable price tag, and with Android compatibility layer, that way users can try the OS out and as the number of users will increase, the number of applications will increase too. BlackBerry lost this much money because their products are overpriced, this turns people off as there are many Android devices which offers the same or better specifications at that price and BBM can be easily installed on those droids. BlackBerry isn't what today it used to be, because of their arrogance. It's almost faded. Now, BB is in a situation like do or die. This is their last chance.
Jim Hart, 21 Dec 2013Why can't BB use Android and Windows ?Why would they use NSA-approved operating systems?