Fastest man in the world is a BlackBerry user
thank a few people on BBM before resting up for the 200 meter race.
So there it is. The fastest man in the world uses a BlackBerry handset. If RIM is on the ball, they already have made a note to give Mr. Bolt one of the first BlackBerry 10 handsets when it rolls off the line. The fastest man in the world has just promoted your brand after setting a new Olympic record. You can't pay enough for that kind of exposure.
source: YouTube via Crackberry
53. hc3000 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Then again mostly EVERY FREAKING JAMAICANS are hip on BBM
2. eli_waeterling (Posts: 22; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)
DAMN IT PHONE ARENA GIVE ME A BOLD 9930
32. Ohrules (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
how about a BOLT 9930?
that would suit the occasion :)
3. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
He is the fastest "sprinter." 9.63 seconds for 100 meter is very fast.
4. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)
Blackberrys are like muscle cars. They may all look the same but they're classic and reliable
33. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
The hell? Muscle cars dont all look the same at all
5. Jamesjj (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Bolt did say a few. Not sure if that's usable or not for RIM.
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
I'm hyping for a bb10 instead of iPhone this fall :)
8. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)
if the bolt uses a blackberry, when the bb10 devices are released, they gonna sell like crazy
9. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)
people aren't gonna buy a blackberry just for the fact that bolt uses it! period. RIM has to make a transition in order to survive the already crowded smartphone scene. android perhaps?? would love see that one day!
13. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)
i know how advertising works! all 'm saying is you just don't go buy a product which is s**tty just coz some fellow advertises it.
18. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)
good advice.....sadly there WILL be people that'll buy this phone soley for that fact alone...
20. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Then there isn't a reason for Coca Cola to advertise their product anymore? It's a nice reminder no?
24. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
"This comment is posted in response to #13"
This comment is not posted in response to #18?
26. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)
boy you're an idiot.......I know who you responded too.....What i dont know is what your statement was trying to say!
27. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
If you don't know, then you don't understand advertising.
Is there a reason why Coca Cola still advertises for their products? By advertising they are reminding the consumer that their product is there when you decide to make a purchase on soda. There isn't any stopping you if you've already decided on another brand but if you didn't, Coca Cola would probably come up first in your decision due to their advertisements.
What Bolt did, lets people know BlackBerry isn't gone, it's still there. It's still an option for unsaturated markets.
29. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)
and wait if you think ads will you better results and better profits. what happened to lumnia series in US??? they spent millions in ads and THEY FAILED!! botton line is if the product you're selling isn't good enough. ads are just useless!!! understand better now???
28. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)
see i like coke that's why i buy it! advertising makes me want it more that's all. the point is every single person wouldn't buy a product just for the fact that somebody advertises it. ppl might try it once but if they know for a fact that it sucks they won't give a heed to the ads. and you think that blackberry is doing all good now??
31. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
So in other words your decision has already been made?
41. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1611; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Also soda is a bit cheaper than a phone. You see a cool ad and try it and don't like it, no big you're only out a couple bucks but a phone your stuck with or have to pay restocking fees or garbage like that. Comparing it to soda advertising is a stupid analogy.
44. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
I can't believe somebody with a name like that capable of spewing such garbage when it comes to advertising. I guess car manufacturers advertise their stuff for no reason.
Shut up before you make an even bigger fool out of yourself.
46. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1611; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Aaaaaand I can't believe a piggy like you made such a STUPID analogy. I never said they advertise for no reason I said your comment was retarded. People usually put a lot more thought into a phone than a soda because its on TV. And guess what i've seen Coke ads and it tastes like shit so i'll never have one again no matter how fancy those ads get. Go drink more soda tubby.
12. luxzy801 (Posts: 136; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
Hey, people bought the sidekick just because Paris Hilton said it was HOT and used it herself, so I guess that some people are going to buy blackberry. And, as a matter of fact, there are too many manufacturers running Android these days, blackberry has a better chance of competing now with its own OS then going straight face to face and toe to toe with the likes of Samsung and HTC, if it goes android, it will lose all of its current base (the ones that are keeping it in business) and will gain very little because I can guarantee you, anyone who has a SGSIII or a OneX will not switch to a Android based blackberry.
14. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)
it been like what? ages ago?? people are far much smarter now a days. and with the advent of phones that we see in the market now i highly doubt anybody would prefer having a blackberry! but then again there is a niche market for it but as you see from the stats lately it's decresing gradually. and if RIM doesn't come up with something new it's gonna go under!!
17. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
People are not much smarter.
People follow Kim Kardashian like they followed Paris Hilton. They're a nationwide market.
Bolt is a worldwide market. Only thing that would hurt him would probably be that he's from Jamaica and the cellular market isn't as hot as let's say US, China or India.
48. luxzy801 (Posts: 136; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
Not really, in my opinion, people are getting dumber by the minute because everything from cooking to cleaning is being done for them. People dont read anymore, they dont use proper language, all I see everywhere is P30Pl3 U51NG 5TUP1D T3XT L1K3 TH15 (WHAT THE **** HAPPENED TO THIS)
Dont tell me people are smarter bro, look around.
When you have a word of mouth advertising or something visual like this where you, in reality, see someone that is considered to be a hero by some and a great athlete by others, they will follow after the example.
As I said before, the only chance BB has of surviving is sticking to its guns, if it goes to android, it is GONE, ADIOS, HISTORY!!!!
16. Deerajrp (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Aug 2010)
it all depends on how bb10 works out for RIM. or else they'll have to switch to android to survive. i'd definitely buy a BB with android and 'm pretty sure many would,due to robust construction and durability that BB's offer.
19. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)
wanna see a "android" blackberry? check out the galaxy s blaze on T-mobile...LOL
39. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
are you comparing Usain Bolt with Paris Hilton? That's beyond effed up...
49. luxzy801 (Posts: 136; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
I am not comparing Bolt to Paris, Im comparing advertising techniques and how companies push such techniques to thier own benefit. RIM would get some great advertising with Bolt if he agrees to be in thier ads.
15. xXMAKESHIFTXx (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)
The guy probably couldn't afford the iPhone...
40. willard12 (Posts: 818; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
He seems to like speed. He probably just wanted one of Blackberry's 4G phones. Apple didn't really offer one in spite of it's price.
42. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1611; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You sir are an idiot and a racist. Some athletes get up to 25k for winning a gold medal not including endorsements. Pretty sure he can afford them
23. Mfa901 (Posts: 54; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
BB is more costlier than a biten apple mr.xx
34. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)
The only thing faster than Usain Bolt is a recent BB purchaser heading back to return it.
35. ppLVR (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
I'm from Jamaica,so i know about Blackberry madness here. A great majority of Carbbean people (Jamaicans) ONLY use Blackberries because they think it is a status icon.
37. PhantomRyan13 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
I agree it may be a status icon but thats only because the networks hide the fact that there are better devices out there that put bb to disgrace!
50. ppLVR (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Our networks actually sell the Galaxy S3 and Iphone 4s.Jamaicans still don't care about them.Its Blackberry or your poor.
36. PhantomRyan13 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Dear PhoneArena... In Jamaica our carrier's Digicel & Lime opperate inferior networks which relatively recently started offering 3G/ Quasi-4G. So their marketing strategy was to sell BB like it was the only device that was internet capable @ the expense of the consumer who would appreciate a Galaxy S3 or an iphone 4s or a Nokia N9 or Nokia Lumia... Thats why bolt has a Blackberry!
38. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Kinda hard to argue with someone who lives there. If the BB options are the best offered and pushed by the carriers, then it makes sense Bolt has one.
It sure doesn't HURT that CrackBerry fans and RIM got a few minutes of publicity. If I were an advertising exec in Waterloo CA, I sure would be finding out Bolt's agents number......
43. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
If RIM were smart, they would build on this free publicity and perhaps use Bolt in a future commercial
45. Dro (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
People in this part of the world, " the Caribbean" don't really have much of a choice when it comes to which phone they use. The major carriers here which are Lime & Digicel all have Blackberry devices like some must have device and unfortunately, the people who buy them don't know any better. Most of the smaller islands still use edge and have no idea what 3g much less 4g speeds are like. The carriers know they need to upgrade their networks to accomodate Android and Iphones so they rather pump out Blackberry's outdated devices which basically are useless for anything else apart from BBM. As soon as 4g becomes mainstream, many people in these parts of the world would ditch their Blackberries because most of them already use Whatsapp which is a viable replacement to BBM which would set them free of holding on to an outdated device for just one app. Bolt would follow suit as well.
47. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
I'm Jamaican, and I can tell you he only uses a Blackberry for BBM, and only because most Jamaicans are hooked to BBM. So most of his friends are on it.
Jamaicans are really stubborn sheeple, they dont want something unless everyone has it. That's our culture, unfortunately.
Blackberry has also been the most heavily promoted devices by carriers Lime and Digicel, as PhantomRyan said because of inferior internet capable networks initially, which just plays right into RIMs hands, and later because Jamaicans are under the belief nothing else is affordable and nothing can possibly be better than blackberry. Only since the Galaxy S 2 has Android advertising begun in the country last year, a step forward, but the blackberry addiction will still take a few more years to wear off.
51. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
fastest man using the slowest phone..
52. hc3000 (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Then again like EVERY FREAKING JAMAICAN i know are hip on BBM