Reports say that BlackBerry will halt sales in Japan
posted by Alan F. / Feb 07, 2013, 2:26 PM
Those smartphone owners in Japan who already own a BlackBerry model will still continue to receive support from the company. But it looks like the new BlackBerry 10 will not be available in the country. Japanese users will remain stuck with the BlackBerry 7 OS that is available on the previous generation models like the BlackBerry Bold 9900.
I think they should spend the money and invest in japan due to its large population! Things could turn good for them in the long run if the z10 starts to sell well over there.....just my opinion tho
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 3:30 PM 4
It doesn't happen often, but I actually agree with you on this. Japan has the tenth largest population in the world. The country is also a technological forerunner/giant. Bad move to shun them. Spend the money to support them. If BlackBerry 10 succeeds, it'll more than likely be worth it.
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 8:15 PM 0
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THE REAL reason for this because. BB know Japanese were smart and NOT interested in BB10 at all. It's the same as in Chinese Market (HK, Singapore, Taiwan, Macao, China). BB10 won't support it either because non of them will be interested. In this market only 0.01 percent use BB Good job on finding the truth!!!
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 8:52 PM 2
I could be wrong, though. I just read an article on CNET that says that Symbian & Blackberry have a combined less than .5% market share in Japan right now. That's way less than Blackberry still has in most markets. I guess if the Japanese never embraced it in the first place, then maybe this time will be no different. Hard to say...there are some things you will never know unless you try.
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 10:47 PM 0
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BB has a very small room to fail with BB10. And I guess they won't take too much risk of releasing a device that only 0.3% of smartphone users prefer in that market. Focusing on Europe and North America is the only way for BB to revive.
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 3:45 PM 2
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You guys don't know what your talking about. Blackberry will focus the market where it is most successful and plan where to go next. I predict Europe, America's, se Asia. If the market growth is strong then they can work out the other countries
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 3:50 PM 0
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BB is carried by Docomo in Japan and they are arguably worse than what I've heard about Verizon when it comes to demands put on manufacturers AND they don't really promote BB. It's in the back of the catalog and tucked away in a corner of the store. Docomo seem to like to think they invented the cell phone and in that sense, BB goes against everything for them. I think it is not just language but the demands put on them by Docomo just don't make it worth it.
posted on Feb 07, 2013, 7:43 PM 0
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RIM = RIP Blackberry = death bells are already moving #switch Lumia
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 3:29 AM 1
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given that WP phones barely sold more than 1/3rd of what Blackberry phoens sold last quarter, and that's with the fact that said phones are over a year old now, I think Blackberry still has a way to fall before #switchlumia is actually relevent.
posted on Feb 08, 2013, 2:52 PM 0
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