Is there anything you don’t like about it?
I would have loved it to do video recording. The 8800 really feels like a brick now compared to it, even though the 8300 is a tad thicker. Plus, it’s sooooo light.
How light are we talking? Drastically different than the 8700?
Maybe little lighter than 8700, but a lot lighter than 8800.
What are your thoughts on the staggered release of the 8300 series? The different variations? Do you think that this will help RIM improve their market share by appealing to more specific needs?
How long before the 8800 was a BlackBerry released? Once every year? QWERTY, and suretype? I think they are catching on quick. Look at the Pearl: red, white, two-tone, grey, black. They are giving people more choices which is good. I don’t think the pearl was necessarily the best device to do it with, though. But RIM’s trying to be hip. Will people ever view them as hip? Maybe.
They won’t become Motorola. The silver RAZR? People broke through glass for it. Same with the black, pink, blue. Could go on and on, but that time is passed. Now people expect it. RIM will never move that many units of a single device. A lot of people don’t want to pay $44.95/month on top of their phone plan.
But do you really think that RIM’s consumer market, the one they’ve been trying so hard to get, is really going to respond to the colour changes? I mean, if they didn’t want the Pearl when it first surfaced, why would the red or white be any different?
Did you see the reaction to the white Pearl? People were like, “…ok. Next.” Too late guys, sorry. Plus – ADVERTISING. It’s like – what are you doing, RIM? I would love to see their Google AdWords analysis, their cost per order ratio. It must be amazingly high. Dude – adwords? And some measly video ads with people that could be your grandfather? Doesn’t really speak hip to me. I’m sure the 18 yr old white girl in Orlando is going to say, damn, that’s a phone I need – Grandpa uses it!
What good are consumer features without consumer marketing? They need to really get out there to CONSUMERS. Yes, celebrities use BlackBerrys, great. But viral marketing (which I have crowned myself king of, thank you) – is only going to go so far.
Why did it take so long for the 8300 leak to surface? Usually we hear more rumblings about a device before an actual image surfaces, but this time, there was really nothing. Any thoughts?
RIM has definitely stepped up security. Also the devices, at least most of ‘em, were just manufactured maybe 1-2 months ago. The engineering samples I mean, not production. So I don’t really think it took that much time at all. Shout-out to mentesdigitales.wordpress.com.
Are people going to care about the 8820 now? I know it’s geared toward the enterprise user, but still.
If T-Mobile launches it with UMA, sure why not? The 8800 on T-Mobile would be a big hit anyway. Throw wifi in, and calling from your own wifi routers, sure.