BlackBerry's awkward unveiling of the company's new Android smartphone exposed a long-held belief that continues to restrict the company's performance.
The iconic device not too long ago defined ubiquitous, at least in the business world. Make no mistake: its legacy is alive and well. For my money, it is responsible for creating the expectation that we are always reachable, a problem that haunts us today.
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Basically, everyone still loves Apple, Amazon and Costco. The report also backs up the trend of people abandoning their cable television provider (many of which had ratings) in favor of online video service Netflix, which had the second highest raise in an NPS score after BlackBerry.
Yes, my first act in giving up a cellphone would be to buy a cellphone. And my second to hide it.
I'm so glad that mobile is on the forefront. Again, mobile isn't something brand new - it has been around for a while, from the StarTAC to pagers, to the first iPhone. Technology is everywhere today.
Humor me because you know that anyone over 50 knows that the trusty Blackberry with its keyboard makes life so much better.
Go to any tech conference these days and you are likely to hear plenty of talk about platforms, software development kits (SDKs), and application programming interfaces (APIs).
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Now the company has taken another delusional turn. Since it lost the game in the open marketplace it wants the government to step in and MANDATE that all apps in the iPhone Appstore and the Google Play store must be replicated for Blackberry.
Google works very differently from other companies that have been dubbed "gatekeepers" and that are regulated accordingly. We are not a ferry, a railroad, a telecommunications network, or an electricity grid with only one line serving you and no competitors allowed. No one is stuck using Google. People have choices, and they exercise them all the time. We know that if we cease to be useful, our users will leave. The barriers to entry are negligible, because competition is just one click away.
Good marketers know that when a company "badmouths" a competitor, it is (more often than not) a big mistake -- especially when the company being disparaged has Apple's track record of success.
Drivers will only get more distracted by electronics as time is replaced by more time.
Growing up, Rocket Pops were my favorite summer treat. They're juicy, they're refreshing -- but they're also filled with a long list of unnecessary ingredients. So I've made a fruit-heavy, lightly sweetened treat that you will enjoy all summer long -- starting with the Fourth of July.
The alphabet will survive, in spite of the onslaught by modern graphical interfaces. And our phones and computers will continue to work. But I can't help wonder how much more efficient the whole endeavor would be if we didn't base it on technology so antiquated that even King Tut would have thought it was primitive.
Needles to say, breaking up with my Blackberry was the best decision I have ever made. I'm a changed woman. This time around, it's all about ME and what I want.