Hands-On: NEC Terrain for AT&T
Replying to: Market Penetration by dalius_maximus
Re: Market Penetration
So.. the article says that NEC was looking to make a comeback in the U.S., but I can't honestly believe that if the first device they put out is a ruggedized device like this one... I mean, sure there's definately a market for it, but it seems like a performance-based device with an intensified andoid experience would have a greater market penetration... I suppose it would take more money, more time, and more risk... but I just don't think a device like the Terrain will give them the sort of penetration it'll take to get their foot in the door of most U.S. consumers.
Unless you consider that Blackberry has essentially abandoned its core customers. The lack of physical function keys and a d-pad on the Q10 was a fatal mistake. Gestures are useless on a device like that. All NEC needs to do is clone the Bold/Cure form factor, improve the keyboard and edge buttons a little and put Android 4.2 or better on the next portrait QWERTY they release. A reasonable price point is assumed for an NEC, and if they release it in North America they'll be millions of disenfranchised BB fans waiting.