Hands-On: NEC Terrain for AT&T
Top message: Market Penetration by dalius_maximus
Replying to: Re: Market Penetration by psycros
Re: Market Penetration
The reason I wanted this phone the moment I read about it is because it combined two features that I despaired I would never find together: an Android OS and a physical keyboard. For months I've been torn between Androids and Blackberries. I loved my old Blackberry for texting and talking, and I loved my current Android for apps and internet. I was down to choosing between the Blackberry Q10 and the HTC One, both of which I've heard great things about, but I knew whatever I chose I was going to be losing something I wanted. Then I saw the Terrain and I knew instantly that I had found my phone. It's like Blackberry and Android got married and had a baby. It's got everything I want, and I didn't have to sacrifice anything.
NEC's marketing strategy certainly worked on me, but whether it will work on anyone else I couldn't say. It's definitely not a trendy phone, which is to me another bonus, but I think I am an exception in that I care more about functionality than appearance. Most people I know want shiny new Samsungs and iPhones. I hope the strategy does work, because in 2-3 years I'm going to want to buy another one!
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