Heck, Blackberry's don't even work in the US very well. Look at the coverage map:
Then check a cellular coverage map:
WHich one will most people choose....especially since they already have a cellular phone????
"Not lying at all folks. All true. Blackberrys will do well in Europe. And, I would point out, that Blackberrys work just fine in Europe, Asia, Africa and everywhere else. I use mine for much more than just the e-mail function."
Ahhh. So you used for something else than e-mail. Blackberry e-mail functionality does not work in Europe, Asia, Africa or anywhere else outside US and Canada. Period.
So your story is that you were sitting at a sidewalk cafe in France, playing games with your Blackberry, and a Frenchman came up and complimented you on it? Ummm, ok.
Hey, I was in the Antartic last month. A penguin waddled up and asked me about RIMM. I told him to short the hell out of it. He thanked me and waddled away.
If RIMM can't sell thm on their own real estate, they have zero chance of doing anyhting in Europe....except maybe stuffing the BT channel for a few months. However, I think the folks at BT are a little more saavy than the average US tech re-seller.
Like jari said, the BT rollout was already delayed by months, and there is no cuarantee that BT will buy even one Blackberry.
I wonder why RIMM IR keeps ignoring my e mails???
Not lying at all folks. All true. Blackberrys will do well in Europe. And, I would point out, that Blackberrys work just fine in Europe, Asia, Africa and everywhere else. I use mine for much more than just the e-mail function.
You shorts are getting a bit snippy lately. Relax. You are winning today. So Far.
Wrong,Yoda. I have had several Frenchmen approach me while i sat typing away on my Blackberry in a sidewalk cafe. Several pointedly told me that they had been looking for a device like a Blackberry.
jaripj - they are "ugly"? Insightful comments like that will certainly cause me to sell my shares.
jari hit the nail on the haed with the comments about RIMM in Europe.
My guess here is that most RIMM longs have never been to Europe, or their experience there is limited to a tour.
If you have spent any real time in Europe, you would know that Europeans wouldn't touch a Blackberry with a ten meter pole. It may be trendy in the US, but it's certainly not something you would see a Frenchman toying with at a sidewalk cafe in Chamonix.