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Sprint Says BlackBerry 10 is 'Exciting' But Not Enough

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Misleading title


Aug 6, 2012, 1:46 PM
They are quoted as it being 'exciting' but 'not enough' is your interpretation. As I reader I come in to this article thinking the OS isn't enough for the consumer when in actuality the Sprint spokesperson is referring to RIM not being able to regain it's original foothold. This is misleading.

As a smarthphone user (who is clearly who this article is directed to, given that the topic is BlackBerry 10 and that it is exciting, and not shareholders who would be concerned with it being 'not enough') I don't care if it isn't enough to bring RIM to the top spot. I want it to be a good product, and if it's exciting than that intrigues me. But when you say it is 'not enough' that automatically puts a sour taste into the rest of the article ...
T Bone

Aug 6, 2012, 2:31 PM
I agree with you completely....RIM is the new 'villain of the week' that tech reporters love to demonize......anytime RIM does something the spin is always 'this isn't going to be enough to save the company' but whenever Apple or Google announces something the spin is always 'this is the greatest thing in the history of civilization', even if it is something small..,,,and frankly I'm getting sick of it...
Eric M. Zeman

Aug 6, 2012, 5:00 PM
I have to disagree with you. I didn't interpret anything. I reported exactly what David Owens said.

Owens was saying that what Sprint has seen ofBB10 looks good, but Sprint isn't convinced that the platform will survive long-term. Another Sprint rep said the same thing. However, Sprint hasn't found a place for BB10 in its device roadmap for 2013.

In other words, BB10, neat as it may be, might not be enough for Sprint to bother with. That's what I reported.

I don't think the headline is misleading at all.

Aug 6, 2012, 5:58 PM
Agreed, that's how I read it.

Aug 6, 2012, 6:20 PM
The headline is not misleading. Sprint is irresponsible in making these comments. If BB10 is not in their roadmap...fine.

Aug 6, 2012, 6:22 PM
Hmmm...I bet the Crackberry folks are ripping Sprint to shreds for this.

Aug 6, 2012, 6:35 PM
Jarahawk said:
Hmmm...I bet the Crackberry folks are ripping Sprint to shreds for this.

They are Laughing . They have this article posted (with credit to phone scoop) and the thread is getting longer of people who want to drop Sprint if they don't find a place for Blackberry.

Aug 6, 2012, 6:49 PM
"Sprint themselves haven't exactly been doing the greatest these days, so we'll just avoid the pot calling the kettle black comments and stick to the basics. RIM has an already existing user base, many of which are actually hanging on to see what BlackBerry 10 will bring. Sprint will find a spot on their roadmap for BlackBerry 10 even if they take a cautious route"

I see. Notice the author politely backhands Sprint on the sly. There is a link which points to an Android Central article about Sprint's 2Q earnings. Crackberry folks are more loyal than the die hard Nextel customers. Sprint doesn't have to carry a BB10 device. Just be prepared to lose some subscribers.

Aug 7, 2012, 11:03 AM
"Sprint today called what it has seen of Research In Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform is "exciting," but also said it may not help RIM regain its former stature as the smartphone leader"

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