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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So, what exactly is a "prosumer"???
by SzoylentGreen on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 06:19 UTC
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Is that someone who buys a gold iPhone 5s?

The 5s hardware wise is about as good as it gets, only one with a 64 bit chip.

Are there any phones that cost more than a gold iPhone 5s?

Isn't there some new Samsung coming out thats supposed to be pretty awesome too?

If these aren't "prosumer" than I don't know what is?

And I really can't see how any BB phone could even compare to a Galaxy or 5s.

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Prosumer: Someone who's not good enough to be a professional but still, erroneously, think they're smarter then regular consumers.

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