The Caribbean loves the Blackberry, it’s amazing how we don’t have an epidemic of thumb injuries because us island people can sure work that BB Messenger for social and business purposes. The Caribbean was one of those places that stayed in love with the Blackberry when alot of the world switched to the iPhone and was indulging their curiosity with Android phones.
It’s now 2013 and what can we say, that Blackberry may have delivered their best product ever, but maybe it’s two years too late.
They launched the “BlackBerry 10: Re-designed, Re-engineered, and Re-invented” today as they said. They unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones at events held simultaneously in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, and Johannesburg.
And I can tell you, the Z10 is one sexy piece ah gadget and with all of its specs it certainly holds its own with the Galaxy S 3 and iPhone 5. But the question looms, is it alot of awesomeness that’s come too late?
Here in Jamaica I’ve seen the influencers and business professionals switch to the Galaxy S 3 primarily with the iPhone bring up the rear. Then there was the rumour that Digicel, the largest mobile provider in the Caribbean was giving their some of their staff Galaxy S 3s…and they did this with the Blackberries a few years ago too. We know that kind move is meant to influence buying decisions via word of mouth – employee to families and friends and of course it enables them to sell the phones better directly to customers. Will they do the same again with these BB 10s.
So did you switch already even when you heard that you could do voice calls on BBM? Will this new reveal make you hold strain or switch back or carry two phones like most Jamaicans