Details about BlackBerry's OS 6.0 have surfaced. The new operating system brings many visual and functional upgrades.
It looks pretty good but really, who is using BlackBerry phones anymore?
The ones who don't use iPhones...
There are still people around that don't use iPhones?!?!
I dont care for the iPhone and felt like it was cumbersome compared to a blackberry. Since then, I havent switched and as such there are many others who feel that way. Looking forward to this new OS tho, definitely.
A significant number of people are still using Blackberries.
They didnt have an epic drunk/bar story to go along with it.. so they wont be getting much publicity
Once my contract is done, I will never get another blackberry again! I have had a love/hate relationship with this thing since I got it and now 70% of the time I hate it! Most times I just want to throw it against the wall. It operates the way it's suppose to, but when you try to do something you want to do, you usually can't do it!
BB's still the best selling smartphone; Some people that email/text just love a real keyboard. All preference- I've been wanting to try an Iphone; the tours been good- just not amazing.
I'm sure many of those sales are bulk company purchases for their employees though. When it comes to phones purchased for personal use, it seems to be iPhone or Android for most people. AT&T has great voice/data coverage in my area and I used to see many iPhones out in public, but over the past couple of months it seems just about everyone has an Android device.
iPhone for personal use. Blackberry for work. It does the basics extremely well.
if you have ever made a call on a iphone then make that same call on a blackberry you would realize the reception difference. iphone is good for games n apps n the internet is sort of better. but if you txt n call alot n possibly email, blackberry all the way.
@Kevin In their last quarter they stated that 80% of the devices sold were for consumers, not enterprise. Last quarter Blackberry sold 10 million units compared to the iPhone's 8.7 million. I would assume all iPhones are consumer devices, so that's a net 0.7 million more for consumers than Blackberry. And how come I can't reply directly to you? O.o
Kevin replied to comment 2 so he was 2.1. Best way to do it is to click reply for 2.0 and then type what u did
No clue why it won't let you reply, but that's very interesting. I would have figured the numbers to be closer to 40% business, 60% consumers. I did read that RIM's US sales are declining, while they are rising internationally. So I guess a good portion of that 80% is from international sales. Maybe it's just an age demographic thing that explains why I see more iPhones and Androids in public. The Blackberry consumer demographic is a bit older and is probably less likely to be on their phone txting constantly when out and about.
I just don't know how to comment on this site apparently. The closest stats I can find show the RIM is still growing in the US, but not at the same pace as Apple, and more specifically, Android. As to your anecdotal evidence, I would imagine it's demographics. Young, game playing men are definitely going to be more interested in an iPhone and Android device rather than a more stodgy Blackberry.
Sweet I have a storm 1 and going from OS4 to OS5 was a big difference in a positive for the overall performance hopefully OS6 will be just has big.
I will never buy another touch screen blackberry, I'll stick with my droid
There are loads and loads of people are a BlackBerry users man. In terms of people I know, almost half of the friends I know own a BB despite if its the Curve or the Bold or whatever. From the looks of things the new OS will make it somewhat easier to use a BB imo. Speaking of iPhones, I am really looking forward to the upcoming iPhone I don't know if it will be called 4G or whatever, Possibly it will be called the iPhone 4.0 hence the new iPhone OS. We will just have to wait and find out when it is officially announced.
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