‘Blackberry is dead’ has been the cry of analysts from Wall Street for the past 5 years. Don’t get me wrong I am not denying that they are on the rain slick precipice of being history, but at least I won’t have to analysts listen to them anymore, as going private means their opinion is officially worthless.
Well maybe their opinions aren’t totally worthless, as they seem to be self fulfilling to an extent; I have heard people say I wouldn’t buy that phone because I heard in the media that their stock price is down (it is a known fact that the higher your stock price, the more cores your mobile phones CPU has).
These are the same idiots crying that Apple is doomed…. on that subject, it looks like they were wrong 9 million times this weekend alone: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/23/us-apple-iphone-idUSBRE98J0LD20130923
I am sure the mobile platform zealots who have hated Blackberry will continue to do so, all based on the ‘empirical evidence’ that ‘people don’t use it, so it can’t be good’. I have never understood the mentality, much the same way as someone who cheers for the Yankees and tells me they would never cheer for another team because the Yankees have more World Series wins.
I likely sound like a zealot myself, but the truth is that idiots pedalling their opinion as fact drives me to play devil’s advocate. I also feel I am entitled to voice my opinion because I have used iPhone and Android for multiple years each. I have not used WinMo, so I keep my mouth shut about it.