RIM: We have no fucking clue


#1141

Ah jeez, do I have to explain? Sarcasm. From my SWTOR/Rob Ford/RIM-hate threads. The Rob Ford one is the only one still letting me down consistently.


#1142

I think the pictures are trying to tell us something.


#1143

That got a laugh out of me.


#1144

True journalism. Subtle and yet powerful messages.

The phone goes for $449 - isn’t that a little bit over expensive for a phone with just 1% share of the smartphone market?


#1145

It’s a niche item for hardcore Blackberry users that won’t let go of the form factor and keyboard. We have a couple here. BB could probably get away with charging 50% more.


#1146

Try replacing “phone” with “car” to realize how dumb this post sounds.


#1147

But if you want a smartphone that behaves like your smartphone from the late 90’s, can’t you just… use your smartphone from the late 90’s?


#1148

Expensive car like Jaguar or Ferrari might have a small market but when you drive a Ferrari, you get looks and respect. Try and take out the Blackberry Classic and people are probably laughing at you for being a fool or thinking you must be from Ice Age. Do you want pay a premium and being seen a fool? You are welcome to try that. Show me photo ok?


#1149

I doubt anyone would laugh at him. I agree about the price though. I would be all over one if I could get one for $200. But for $450, no thanks. Besides, now thanks to smartphone qwerty keyboards and SwiftKey, I can probably type way faster than I ever could with a physical keyboard. The last time I really needed a blackberry was when I had to hit the “2” key on my flip phone three times just to get the letter “f”.


#1150

Yeah, I would think the Classic would have a chance to survive if it were $200 - some people will buy for nostalgia sake. Or buy for their parents. Or well, just for familiarity. But at $450, they (RIM) seriously have no clue.


#1151

cough

Morgan.


#1152

Ah so, you dumb-dumb who still think phone as fashion statement, impress other dumb-dumbs, not thing to use do things make phone calls anger birds book faces. You want phone of many rhinestones yes? You go now. You silly man.


#1153

Actually, I was just illustrating what you said. Read what you typed above about replacing ‘phone’ with ‘car’ , or are you too dumb dumb to remember you started this?


#1154

No one is going to pay that kind of money for a joke phone that is clearly inferior to other modern smartphones.


#1155

Some good news?

Makes me wonder in which market they are still selling phones. Because it sure isn’t anywhere around where I live.


#1156

We’re not talking about Apple in this thread.


#1157

Man, look at those defenders in the comments.


#1158

How dare people want that keyboard, etc.


#1159

<HRose>I’ve been saying RIM should make android hardware with the blackberry form-factor and BBM for many, many years now.</HRose>

Sadly apple released iMessage and google hangouts and their main software advantage faded away. But some people [I]do[/I] want great keyboards. They should service that market.


#1160

No, no, you posted it to your blog. </HRose>

Like that’s still a thing.