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Can BlackBerry10 Already Be Called a Flop?
The importance of the recently-launched BlackBerry 10 operating system to its maker is a well chronicled saga; if BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) ever wanted to regain a foothold in the smartphone market, its newly upgraded operating system was the vehicle with which to do it. But with reports of low shipments in both the United Kingdom and Canada - the only two markets where the company's new phones are currently available - streaming on an almost daily basis, that possibility seems increasingly unlikely. Forbes has gone as far as to say that BlackBerry 10 "may have been an enormous, recording-breaking flop."More here:
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/c...p.html/?ref=YF

and you actually believe these charlatans that call themselves analysts? look at aapl and how these economic terrorists on wall street have destroy treasure and wealth by taking it up to 750 and ripping it down to 450. theses guys are paid to write crap by market riggers.
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I can't believe he B slapped 1Dreamer by paying no attention to what he said. He must be a computer program...
I don't think he understands. Not a robot, but think about what it might be that would cause someone to post almost as if. And he's clearly interested in technology, from planes to cars to electronics. Seems to be his passion, and maybe he doesn't have many outlets to express that. I just asked him not to start posting people's glowing opinions from Blackberry message boards with links, and I'm deleting content that really isn't much more than an advertisement, but he has posted interesting stuff in the past and I don't want to discourage him from feeling he can do that here.

It ain't looking good for Blackberry though.
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BLACKBERRY Z10 SALES ESTIMATE SLASHED BY 83% DUE TO SLOW LAUNCH, UPCOMING COMPETITION

Some industry watchers had high hopes for BlackBerry’s (BBRY) first next-generation smartphone in its debut quarter, but it looks like they may have gotten ahead of themselves. Now, the Street is revising its estimates in light of a slower than expected rollout and what appears to be a softer launch than many had hoped for.

Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley had initially called for BlackBerry to sell about 1.75 million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones in the February quarter. But after his checks following the phone’s launch in the UK and Canada found limited initial supply and softer than expected demand, the analyst slashed his estimates for the current quarter from 1.75 million units to just 300,000.

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It ain't looking good for Blackberry though.
and you actually believe these charlatans that call themselves analysts? look at aapl and how these economic terrorists on wall street have destroy treasure and wealth by taking it up to 750 and ripping it down to 450. theses guys are paid to write crap by market riggers.










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and you actually believe these charlatans that call themselves analysts? look at aapl and how these economic terrorists on wall street have destroy treasure and wealth by taking it up to 750 and ripping it down to 450. theses guys are paid to write crap by market riggers.

Why yes, yes I do!
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Why BlackBerry is superior to Android

The American Civil Liberties Union has called on wireless carriers to either take responsibility for Android security on the mobile devices they sell or let Google handle updates to protect the millions of people using the operating system.

Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist for the ACLU, also urged federal legislators to pressure carriers into reversing their dismal handling of Android security. Soghoian made his remarks on Monday at the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

"If they want to control the software that runs on the device, then they need to take responsibility for the software that runs on the device," Soghoian told CSO Online. "If they don't want that responsibility, they need to give the control to someone else."

"Right now, we have the worst of both worlds," he said. "Where the carriers get the control and don't take the responsibility."

Wireless carriers did not respond to requests for comment.

Because of the carriers, millions of Android users are currently using older versions of the operating system with known vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals, Soghoian argues. In many cases, Android users are running versions of the OS that is two generations old.

The lack of a consistent mechanism for pushing Android security updates to all users regularly has been a problem for years. Google provides a baseline implementation of the OS through the Android Open Source Project, and lets carriers and their hardware device partners add whatever features they wish.

As a result, thousands of versions of Android are in use, making it impossible under the current conditions to secure all of them through one update.

Lawrence Pingree, an analyst for Gartner, said, "It is very unlikely that Google has the resources required or the wherewithal to offer significant support for all the flavors of Android deployed in the world and since the OS is open-source, it likely has no obligation to do so."

The ACLU has chosen to raise the issue at a time when recent cyberattacks from China have made front-page news. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported that Chinese hackers broke into their computer systems.

Also, Twitter reported that "extremely sophisticated" hackers stole the user names and passwords for a quarter million users.

With so many high-profile security breaches, Washington lawmakers are more likely to become receptive to putting in place regulations for mobile phone security, Soghoian said.

"The position that the wireless carriers are in right now, to be honest, is indefensible," he said. "The only reason they've been able to get away with this as long as they have is because the average consumer, and many policymakers, just didn't know that this was happening."

Coming up with a practical solution will be difficult, experts say. With Android, Google provides carriers with a business model much different than that of rival Apple, which controls all the software on the iPhone and iPad.

With Android, carriers and manufacturers work together to compete for customers based on the features built into the devices. "A key benefit of Android and their handset base is the ability of the carrier to provide a product to their market rather than receive the Apple experience where you get what you get," said Glenn Chisholm, chief security officer for Cylance.

Theoretically, Google could revise its agreements with carriers to require that security updates get pushed out within a specified time. However, Google has shown no interest in taking such steps.

"Honestly, based on current practice, I cannot find a good solution," said Xuxian Jiang, assistant professor for computer science at North Carolina State University.

Meanwhile, the number of Android malware is growing substantially faster than any other Web-delivered malicious app, according to Cisco's recent 2013 Annual Security Report.

In addition, cybercriminals appear to be building better tools for attacking the OS. The first documented Android botnet was discovered in the wild in 2012, Cisco said.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...to-266408.html
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Sorry but this guy is a nut head lol.. Link after Link and Copy/Paste after Copy/Paste. Definitely some strange people out there these days lol..
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Why yes, yes I do!
I think you missed that Sportsdad made a funny by repeating HW post verbatim.


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Sorry but this guy is a nut head lol.. Link after Link and Copy/Paste after Copy/Paste. Definitely some strange people out there these days lol..
So true. But at this point it's almost entertaining to see his loyalty to a sinking ship.
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I'm not saying that Apple is not fast doing updates, but the increased log file creation issue and passcode bypass bug is just unacceptable.
already been fixed.

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/19/...-calendar-bug/



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Can you tell me when BlackBerry has ****ed up a security issue in recent time? Remember, just one lost phone can cause a company to lose hundreds, thousands, even MILLIONS of dollars.
Actually, yes, I can. BB10 has ****ed up security.

http://gizmodo.com/5985255/blackberr...rprise-servers

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BlackBerry has released news which warns of a vulnerability that could expose enterprise servers to malware attacks.

Listed as "high severity", the flaw could allow attackers to leverage a loophole in the way TIFF image files are rendered to take down servers. From the release:

Vulnerabilities exist in how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Messaging Agent process TIFF images for rendering on the BlackBerry smartphone.

Successful exploitation of any of these vulnerabilities might allow an attacker to gain access to and execute code on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Depending on the privileges available to the configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server service account, the attacker might also be able to extend access to other non-segmented parts of the network.

A potential attack could, presumably, load a TIFF file with malware and trick users into loading it, through whatever means, quite easily. There are no reports of attacks yet-but an update is highly recommended.
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BlackBerry does updates through the carrier. Which BlackBerry did for YEARS before Apple.
Well yes, Apple hasn't made phones until very recently. They only came in 2007.

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BlackBerry(at least overseas) is not having updates pushed by the carriers for BB10.
No they don't. All iOS devices do OS updates nowadays. You're stuck in the past.

And Apple doesn't even use carriers to push out updates, it's all controlled by Apple.

Back when I had my old Blackberry, they forced updates through the terrible desktop software btw.

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Tell me which is easier for the manufacturer? The problem in the USA is plain and simply carrier interaction.
You still haven't answered my question. Why can Apple and Samsung get phones out so much faster and have simultaneous worldwide launches, but RIM can't? Carriers aren't too blame.

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I don't work for a phone shop. I just know what I'm talking about

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Everybody knows what's at stake for BlackBerry. The Z10 is its shot to stop its considerable bleeding and shut everyone up. But launching a brand new OS with brand new hardware isn't easy. And it's even harder to match expectations when both have been delayed again and again.
What Is It?
A touchscreen smartphone from BlackBerry—the first to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system.


Who's It For?

Old fashioned BlackBerry users who are ready for a land bridge between their old world and the new.

Design
The design of the Z10 itself is more spare than strike. It's got all the right lines—similar to the iPhone 5's—but it's a much noisier design than you see from Samsung or Apple or even HTC these days. The texture change from its comfortable back plate to the plastic sides to the frame the display is mounted in—there are a few too many things going on for it to really feel elegant.

On the software end, BB10's look is modern in its animations and fluidity, but miles behind in general design. Its icons look dated, and its fonts, while readable, don't exactly scream modernity.



Using It
Hardware
The Z10 is a perfectly inoffensive device. It's thin, light, and its screen is fairly sharp. But the display isn't quite as bright as others, like the HTC 8X or the iPhone. That owes partially to the relatively muted color palettes on many of BB10's icons, but it's also evident when trying to read an email in the daylight. There, though, its bolder, utilitarian typefaces make up for readability.

Performance-wise, apps loaded fast enough—the Facebook and Twitter apps both perform similarly to their equivalents on iOS and Android, and leaps better than Windows Phone—and slowdown is almost nonexistent. The only time it cropped up was when jumping in and out of voice commands. Those, sadly, are even more unnavigable than Siri and Google Voice Actions.



The software keyboard got a lot of hype, especially about the struts between the horizontal rows of keys. It's a decent keyboard to type on, and shouldn't be too jarring a jump from a physical BB keyboard. At first, the struts on BB10's keyboard seem like they could be an anachronistic holdover, an attempt by BB10 to just look like a BlackBerry keyboard, even if it can't perform like one. Using it, though, the additional vertical space helps avoid some of the most common phone typos, like accidentally hitting (or not hitting) the space bar.

The autocorrect is especially non-intrusive most of the time. But while the suggested text options on individual letter keys seem like a neat trick on a demo screen, when you're typing at speed, you'll rarely know where to swipe from for a certain word as soon as you need it. That's pretty representative for a lot of the OS, actually.

Software
You're not used to using a phone like you use BlackBerry 10. Everything is gestures. Literally everything. There is no physical home or navigation button. To go home, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To see notifications swipe up and hold, then continue swiping to the right. It's deeply disorienting when you first start using the phone, and there are zero visual clues to tell you what to do. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy to pick up, though.

"Home," by the way, is not a typical home screen. It's all your recently opened apps, in tile form, some of which turn into widgets. That home screen gives BB10 the single best implementation of multitasking of any mobile OS right now. The gesture for that is intuitive and the tiles are responsive. But it's an imperfect solution to a home screen. There's no place to easily just revert back to where you know where everything is.



In place of the traditional home screen to centralize your experience, BB10 has the BlackBerry Hub, which contains all your messages, IMs, contacts, calendar events, and notifications—the real guts of any BlackBerry experience. And it's all integrated extremely deeply—you can make a new event from a contact card, and that contact is automatically emailed, and added to the calendar event—so you never have to leave the hub. But while in theory it is a universal inbox that handles all your needs, it works out to function a bit more like a junk drawer. Because everything is in there in a way that isn't all that delineated, you'll feel like you have to root around for stuff more often than it just smacking you in the face. You'll swipe over the Hub looking for notifications and still be in the BBM portion of Hub, or the last email you were reading. It's a general inconsistency of what you're getting—are you opening the Hub menu, or a single app's settings (both of which are accessible from the left side)?

You can get to everything quickly, sort of, but it doesn't always make sense the way you do. For instance, when using BlackBerry Hub, you can always swipe down from the top of the screen to display your new few appointments. Handy! But random. It's more like knowing your sunglasses are always in your left-hand cup-holder than knowing that the cup-holder is always on your left-hand side.

In a lot of ways, BB10 feels like older iterations of Android. You always feel connected, like you can do more or less whatever you need or want to, if you could only remember how. BB10 is a powerful OS; it just hasn't figured out how to be thoughtful yet.



The Best Part
The speed. No, the gestures aren't intuitive, and that's going to be a problem for a lot of users. But once you figure out exactly where everything is, how it works, and how to get where, you can zip around from app to app, task to task with admirable efficiency.

Tragic Flaw
You're on an island. Unlike every other major OS right now, BlackBerry does not feel fully integrated in the way that others do. It's not just the lack of apps that Windows Phone faces. It's the lack of in-house services in BlackBerry's stable. Microsoft, Google, and Apple all have their own cloud service. They all have deep desktop integration, be it with Office and Google Docs, or Apple's OS X Notes and Reminders stuff. You can sync Safari, IE, and Chrome to their desktop counterparts' bookmarks and tabs. None of that stuff is as baked-in and evident on BB10.

This might not be a huge problem for the traditional BlackBerry user. But we've come to this point because what's right for the traditional BlackBerry user is no longer what's right or good for everyone else in the world. For them, most ironically, it will feel like BlackBerry 10 lacks the infrastructure of its competitors.

This Is Weird
During testing, after being totally drained and left uncharged for a few hours, the Z10 totally refused to start back up, despite hours of charging. It returned to life overnight, but over an hour plugged into a computer, and 1.5 more plugged into its wall charger should be enough to wake any device up. This did not happen every time it was fully drained—more commonly, it would display a too-drained-to-turn-on icon for a few minutes before relenting and turning back on. But it was strange.



Test Notes
Call quality was fine, and the speaker is loud and clear even with both parties using speakerphone. The microphone for speakerphone mode isn't quite sensitive enough to be used from a distance of more than a few feet at a conversational tone. That's fine, though it seems like a sliiight step down from some of the Bolds.
Battery life wasn't great—I rarely made it home at night without needing to charge it—which becomes a problem on weekends. That's an issue for a lot of phones right now, actually, iPhone included, but it felt especially pronounced here.
Notifications can be a bit of a hassle. You'll see incoming notifications from your connected accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn when you swipe up and hold. But the read receipts for those do not push from the services themselves, so those will stay there until you manually press each notification in the Hub. Similarly, there is the familiar red LED to tell you you've got new stuff, but BB10 lacks an in-your-face pop-up notification for incoming texts or BBMs, even a non-intrusive one like Android's.
BlackBerry Remember is supposed to work like an Evernote or Instapaper for literally anything on your phone—articles, notes, pictures, etc. But as unintuitive as the process turns out to be, it feels like a missed opportunity, just another feature that's interesting that will (probably) end up going unused.
The browser loads pages quickly when it decides to accept your presses, but it seems to abort trying to load pages with surprising frequency—even with cellular data turned off and on the same Wi-Fi network as other devices. When it does load, though, it's lightning quick.


Copy and pasting is actually pretty good on BB10. You long-press a word to highlight it, with tabs on each end to drag onto additional words. The dragging itself isn't as immediately fast as on iOS or Android, but if you're taking your time, it's more accurate. So it's a bit of a tradeoff, but probably a good one.
Voice commands have a wide breadth of things they can do—send emails or BBMs, schedule appointments, take notes, or run internet searches—but in practice it rarely understood what I was saying to it. Even in a quiet room, it would simply ignore whole sentences of dictation. Accuracy is one thing, but taking in sound and deciding that none of it is actual words is another. Then, when it would accept the words as actual language, its processing time was significantly longer than Android's or iOS's or even Windows Phone's.
The camera is extremely not good in low light, and only average or so in proper conditions. It gets annihilated by stronger cameras like the Lumia 920 and the iPhone 5 in some tests, though its flash performance is actually pretty good.

Should You Buy It?
If you should, you probably already know you should. BlackBerry 10 still excels at everything that BB has excelled at for years. Its utility for planning and coordinating and taking in and processing a massive amount of information is unchanged. And while there are a bunch of little and not little headaches, the foundation of the OS is promising enough that there's hope for the future, if you're debating jumping ship or riding this thing out. But then, you might consider just sticking to more familiar waters with the Q10.

But for most people wondering about going back to BlackBerry? Well, probably look somewhere else. The experiences and services that BB10 serves up are comprable, and in a few ways surpass competitors, but not in any way that would make someone say, hey, I'm going to give up my Nexus or iPhone for this thing.

BlackBerry Z10 Specs:
Display: 4.2-inch 1280 x 768; 356PPI
Dimensions: 5.13 x 2.58 x 0.38 in
Weight: 4.86 oz
Processor: 1.5GHz dual core
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 16GB
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already been fixed.

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/19/...-calendar-bug/





Actually, yes, I can. BB10 has ****ed up security.

http://gizmodo.com/5985255/blackberr...rprise-servers





Well yes, Apple hasn't made phones until very recently. They only came in 2007.



No they don't. All iOS devices do OS updates nowadays. You're stuck in the past.

And Apple doesn't even use carriers to push out updates, it's all controlled by Apple.

Back when I had my old Blackberry, they forced updates through the terrible desktop software btw.



You still haven't answered my question. Why can Apple and Samsung get phones out so much faster and have simultaneous worldwide launches, but RIM can't? Carriers aren't too blame.


I don't work for a phone shop. I just know what I'm talking about
First off, I can't predict the future. I really wish I could but that article you posted is after I made that comment. Also if you notice it affects legacy devices not new ones. How do I know this? Because the affected software section:

BlackBerry ® Enterprise Server version 5.0.4 and earlier for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell Groupwise

Will only activate BBOS7 devices(and earlier). But hey you don't have to believe a BlackBerry Certified technician, you can just read it in the BB KB

Just because the updates are OTA doesn't mean the carriers aren't making them available.BlackBerry updates are over the air too, unless I want to install a more recent OS for a different carrier.
Also I really wish I could tell you why BlackBerry launched the way they did. But carriers are blaming themselves, maybe because it is a new OS. I believe Verizon announced they release Android devices sooner because the OS is well known.



I wish the comment about you working in a phone shop didn't go over your head.
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Good post from Applmod..errr I mean Gizmodo. Let's make the screen a debatable topic and say it sucks compared to the iPhone. I guess when something beats it specwise and when people say the screen is gorgeous, that still means Applemod...err sorry Gizmodo can bash away at it.

Most people say the keyboard is great, but not them. WOW what a surprise again.

And this line, that you bolded by the way has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever read in my life:

In a lot of ways, BB10 feels like older iterations of Android. You always feel connected, like you can do more or less whatever you need or want to, if you could only remember how.

So because he didn't go through the tutorial when the device turns on, must mean the device sucks. This would be the equivalent of giving someone an android device and tell them to do some in x time.

The funny thing is before the launch one of the Gizmodo authors mentioned about how awesome it is. Now, a lot of reviewers got the device 1 week before launch. I'm sure they would have got one for review. Jan 28 was when the article posted. Why the change of heart? Why not let the blogger who enjoyed to continue writing about it? Sounds like advertising dollars at work.

http://gizmodo.com/5979484/sorry-app...iphone?tag=Z10
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Good post from Applmod..errr I mean Gizmodo. Let's make the screen a debatable topic and say it sucks compared to the iPhone. I guess when something beats it specwise and when people say the screen is gorgeous, that still means Applemod...err sorry Gizmodo can bash away at it.
Now you're just splitting hairs. If someone likes the Blackberry, the source is legit, but when they don't, they're accused of being an Apple fan blog. This is ludicrous.

You're forgetting that Apple hates Gizmodo because they aren't invited to any Apple event after the iPhone 4 prototype fiasco. Gizmodo has been on an Apple hating rant for a while now.

As usual, clueless.

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Now you're just splitting hairs. If someone likes the Blackberry, the source is legit, but when they don't, they're accused of being an Apple fan blog. This is ludicrous.

You're forgetting that Apple hates Gizmodo because they aren't invited to any Apple event after the iPhone 4 prototype fiasco. Gizmodo has been on an Apple hating rant for a while now.

As usual, clueless.

You're getting close to earning a coveted spot on my prized ignore list. Only the best and brightest earn a spot on there.
it would seem that gizmodo has been doing to opposite and sucking up to apple to get back on their good side.
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Now you're just splitting hairs. If someone likes the Blackberry, the source is legit, but when they don't, they're accused of being an Apple fan blog. This is ludicrous.

You're forgetting that Apple hates Gizmodo because they aren't invited to any Apple event after the iPhone 4 prototype fiasco. Gizmodo has been on an Apple hating rant for a while now.

As usual, clueless.

You're getting close to earning a coveted spot on my prized ignore list. Only the best and brightest earn a spot on there.
I'm pretty sure I listed them as being another US blog review site that loves to hate BlackBerry. Also if they hate iPhone so much then why do they use it as comparison to other phones in their reviews. Truly, I can't be the only one that sees this. Do I think the BlackBerry Z10 is the greatest phone on the planet? No. Do I think its a good phone based on what I have read? Yes. Will I buy it? Yes. I mean are you going to try it? Or are you just going to bash it to the ground without giving it a chance? That is what a lot of fan of BlackBerry are upset and almost defensive about. You already have your judgements about a phone that isn't even in your hand. It doesn't have the apps we wanted! Who's fault is that? Not BB, they can only help the developers so much. There is no pinwheel(lag) anymore. It runs on the most reliable OS on the planet.

BlackBerry, will truly gain marketshare(I hope), not because of the reviews like gizmodo but because of word of mouth.

But if you feel you need to block me go ahead. I really wish you didn't. Just debating ya know? But again, if you feel like it is really necessary go ahead.

PS It really does seem like Gizmodo is trying to makeup for the iPhone4 fiasco. Kinda like an annoying cat that doesn't stop bothering you. God I ****in hate cats.
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Now you're just splitting hairs. If someone likes the Blackberry, the source is legit, but when they don't, they're accused of being an Apple fan blog. This is ludicrous.

You're forgetting that Apple hates Gizmodo because they aren't invited to any Apple event after the iPhone 4 prototype fiasco. Gizmodo has been on an Apple hating rant for a while now.

As usual, clueless.

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my ignore list is even more coveted than your's.
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my ignore list is even more coveted than your's.
Well *I'm* not on it, and that's the waterline for tolerance around since since Bimmerfest inception pal!
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Well *I'm* not on it, and that's the waterline for tolerance around since since Bimmerfest inception pal!
perhaps once upon a time under another identity

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I think you missed that Sportsdad made a funny by repeating HW post verbatim.
No, I did not. I think you missed that I thought it was funny, and my reply was continuing with the funny.
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I am going to buy the new HTC one when it hits the market. I think it will be a better smartphone. The two things though that I do not like about the new HTC One is that the battery can is not user replaceable and that there is no epandable memory card slot either but with 64gb. on board It should be plenty.

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BlackBerry Z10 is a Smash Hit From Canada to Europe to Middle East

Bloomberg reported that a Carphone Warehouse store in the UK sold out of the BlackBerry Z10 in 20 minutes. In Canada, Z10 sales at Rogers broke previous BlackBerry records, with one store in downtown Toronto selling out by 11am on the first day. Similarly, the Z10 also attracted record sales at Bell. Sales were strong not only on the first day, but stores in major cities were consistently sold out in the first week.

It appears demand for BlackBerry 10 is even stronger in the Middle East. In the UAE the Z10 was launched on February 11th, and newspapers have reported that demand has outstripped supply.

The Z10 launched in Qatar on the same day. The website of Qtel, one of the country's main smartphone retailers, showed that the Z10 was sold out on Friday.

The Z10 launched in Saudi Arabia on Feb 16. Axiom Telecom gave a concrete number for Z10 pre-orders, stating that it received 4,250 pre-orders in 48 hours. Axiom is only one of six retailers selling the Z10 in the Kingdom, so the total pre-order number is likely between 15,000 to 25,000 units.

At Mobily (one of the 5 five other retailers) the white Z10 is showing as sold-out on its website. Meanwhile, after only one day of sales, Extra's website indicates that some stores in major cities such at Jeddah and Riyadh are sold out of the Z10.

These numbers are significant, since Saudi Arabia and the UAE are estimated to be BlackBerry's 3rd and 4th largest markets, representing 7% and 4% of BlackBerry's 79 million subscribers, respectively (according to Byron Capital Markets). Meanwhile, the UK and Canada are estimated to represent 11% and 4% of BlackBerry subscribers, respectively.

Together, these four countries represent 26% of BlackBerry subscribers. In France (4% of total subscribers) the Z10 has been well-reviewed by customers. If that country is added to the total, then Z10 sales already appear to be strong among 30% of BlackBerry's 79 million subscribers. We will find out actual Z10 sales numbers when BlackBerry reports fiscal Q4 earnings on March 28th. It appears that, so far, sales could be on track to beat consensus estimates on Wall Street.

So while some analysts are trying to downplay the successes of BlackBerry 10 sales, the consumers continue to prove them wrong. BlackBerry Middle East tweeted from their account recently:

"The new #BlackBerry #Z10 has taken the UAE by storm, accounting for 60% of all smartphone sales according to @axiommiddleeast!"

Head over to the Axiom Telecom website and you'll see the BlackBerry Z10 ad stating that there are already "very limited stocks." This is the same thing that happened in Canada and the UK.

http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2013...o-middle-east/

http://www.blackberryos.com/content/...erry-z10-5330/




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maybe it would be better to have no security like the other operating systems? or sell personal information like google.
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