Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 23:29 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

So, BlackBerry has just announced it's exciting the consumer market, focussing on the enterprise instead. Worse yet, it's cutting 4500 jobs, half its workforce, which is a statistic for us, but a disaster for those involved.

The company sold just 3.7 million smartphones in the second quarter, most of which ran the older BlackBerry 7 operating system instead of the new BlackBerry 10. This means the Z10 and Q10 have been unmitigated flops. Hardly surprising though - even random people such as myself knew BB10 was going to be a hard, if not impossible, sell.

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RE[2]: One less competitor
by darknexus on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE: One less competitor"
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So of course fanboys will express delight at any misfortune for companies/products they see as a threat to their surrogate daddy-figure. It's a concept called "psychological transference," basically a way for simpletons to feel pride in accomplishments that they had no part in - as if they can hitch wagon to something successful & have that success somehow rub off or reflect positively on them.

This is hardly a new concept. We see it all the time not just in tech, but with wars, sports, governments, you name it. The same problem that makes one country want to bomb another one because they're not the same as they is manifesting itself in the tech field. It's pathetic, though if viewed objectively from the standpoint of Human evolution is hardly surprising as it goes back to our tribe/pack mentality. We're better than that, but most people do not wish to rise above it and prefer instead to feel pretend pride at something they've never done.

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