Analyst thinks BlackBerry 10 will be "dead on arrival"

It's been something of a rollercoaster for BlackBerry fans recently, although admittedly, the rollercoaster has been mostly downswings. So, it shouldn't really be a surprise that an analyst is now saying that BlackBerry 10 will be "dead on arrival", nor should it surprise that not everyone agrees...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here


31. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Just many people do you think exist currently on planet Earth? You seem to have no clue. How many smart phone users exist currently on planet Earth? You DEFINITELY have no clue about that either. Care to adjust your predictions taking some sort of reality into account?

41. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Notice how you do not post anything to disprove my numbers. First off, I apologize for not providing actually links, but I kept getting a system error, so I will have to give you the names of the sites. According to: The World Population Clock by the Government Census, ...or... World Population by Worldemeters, ...or... World Population by Continents as produced by the Nations Online Project. There are over 7 BILLION people on planet Earth. (That would be billions with an "s", meaning plural.) Now, according to the BBC New on July 9 2010, there were over 5 BILLION mobile phone connections worldwide. (That would be that pesky "s" again.) According to: That number grew to almost 6 BILLION in 2011. 491 MILLION new sales. Most of those were STILL feature phone sales,but each year due to the price of smart phones dropping, those sales convert to the better devices. This year is supposed to be the year smart phones outsell feature phones. More then enough for 3 or four OS's to survive.

28. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

But these analysts are always talking s**t, for a lack of a better word. They've been predicting RIM's death since 2010 and that has had dire consequences for the company's share price. Yes, RIM has been guilty of stalling, that's why they may be deserving of a failure. But for some reason they've magaged to stay afloat.

32. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Yea, RIM hasnt done too hot in the past 2 years, but a lot of the stock drops have been moreso due to analysts declaring doom and gloom on them rather than actual missteps on their part. Not saying they haven't had any, and not saying that some of the stock drop is definitely warranted, but Wall Street can be known to be way overexagerated since hype either way determines a stock price more than actual company results. If you look at the actual numbers for sales and revenue for RIM, the picture isnt NEARLY as bad as they make it out to be. And if you look at the numbers for Apple, yes, they are entirely fantastic, but not fantastic enough to justify the stock almost doubling year over year between the Iphone 4 and 4S and the 4S and 5. Analysts do this on purpose to make big profits on fast stock rises (like they did on Apple, but the stock is collapsing soom sincer you can only ride this train for so long before you have to cash in.) orr making money on the short market (which they surely have with RIM). And the average joe buys in every time, and the stock guys are the ones that laugh their way to the bank.

37. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

coz of loyalty! and BlackBerry is an awesome device, coz in my place owning a BB device is cool! very classy and professional! and BB10 will make it cooler and make BlackBerry Hotter!! analyst are just people who dont have a life! who wants to judge other people/company to make a buzz! its like TMZ, they are unknown people but im really wondering why people still watch that show!

30. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

My 2 cents is in the USA, Blackberry is done. People with 2 year contracts are not waiting around for BB10 phones. Can't see people upgrading early to get a BB10 phone. That leaves what. Just the loyal blackberry users that did not bail. Those numbers are small.

34. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

this is nikolas speaking! analyst are really pathetic! i better listen to fortune tellers and astronomers than to them! BB10 will be a good platform to all kind--gamer, business people, teens, moms, etc!

38. Googlethis

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

I would gladly wait for a phone that will release with minimal to no bugs and can be usefull for what ever I use it for rather than just fullfilling some of what I need it to do.

40. ShibeshMehrotra

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

They're going in for a whole new market after a very long break. Won't be dead, but yeah coughing and wheezing. There's still a chance of reviving it but it only lies with the existing user base. It's hard to imagine an average joe buying a BB10 device over an SIII or a 920, if they're in the same price range. I'd never go for something with that uncertain a future, and with no "USP's". The 808, even if in the same price range, offers a superlative camera, and that's why a niche audience buys it. Hard to say anything similar about a BB10 device.

42. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Idc what an analyst says. I'm getting BB10 regardless and using android at the same Damn time

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.