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Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by spottech: 12:38pm On Sep 14
You might have been wondering why this is happening. Many technology products made both especially phones and desktops avoid some model of numbers to add to their brands.
The Microsoft Windows Software went from 7 to 8 and jumped to 10 avoiding the use of windows 9.
Apple also, has skipped the 9 version of the iPhone series by moving from
iPhone 8 and jumped to the Iphone 10 (X) . There’s a reason why Blackberry also moved to BB10 instead of BB9.
What’s the reason behind all these happenings? why is the number 9 avoided by every products. Credits to MisterMo as we read on!


Marketing and Perception

If you want to sell products across multiple cultures, the rule of the game is to understand those cultures and their superstitions. This is the 21st century, but human nature is still essentially the same. For example, even in many places in the West, the number 13 is considered a number for bad luck. Remember “Friday the 13th”? Aha.
You are not likely to see Windows 13 or an iPhone 13 in the future.
Also, in countries like Korea, China and Japan, the number 4 is a synonym for the word “death”. As such, brands active in those countries tend to avoid it. Who wants to buy death?! I remember Nokia avoiding that number in phones they shipped to that region.
Don’t forget it. If you want to sell products (consumer products especially) across multiple cultures, the rule of the game is to understand those cultures and their superstitions. Sometimes, brands take a chance and go ahead to push a product associated with an unlucky/negative number anyway. Sometimes, that is part of the game. But with the consumer public, perception is a factor. A strong factor.


The Number 9

So, what’s up with the number 9? It is a curse word in Chinese and a synonym for suffering, agony or torture in Japanese. That’s what.
Note the Chinese connection. That is a huge market that big brands cannot afford to play with, so those brands who wish to sell there avoid numbers that can mess up product perception. In marketing aferall, perception is everything.
Now you know why there is no iPhone 9. Apple jumped and passed the Chinese curse word. And when I say curse in this context, I do not mean swear.
Source: http://spotbaze.ga/2017/09/14/see-reason-no-bb9-windows-9-iphone-9/
Posted from: www.spotbaze.ga

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by lastbaff(m): 3:42pm On Sep 14
Nice one. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Aminu212: 3:46pm On Sep 14
lol, and we have android 4.2

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by VIPERVENOM(m): 4:17pm On Sep 14
no wonder 9mobile is useless

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by ritababe(f): 4:28pm On Sep 14
VIPERVENOM:
no wonder 9mobile is useless
they are new now, not even up to one year, give them a little chance please. na naija company make we support them.

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by NLbully(m): 5:12pm On Sep 14
ritababe:


they are new now, not even up to one year, give them a little chance please.
na naija company make we support them.
new...you do know Etisalat is 9mobile right?

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by ritababe(f): 5:15pm On Sep 14
NLbully:
new...you do know Etisalat is 9mobile right?

I know
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by tolulinks(m): 5:41pm On Sep 14
Miui 9

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Robbin7(m): 6:12pm On Sep 14
Sounds bend. But make I still comment
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by DONADAMS(m): 6:26pm On Sep 14
Make I read first
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by DONADAMS(m): 6:29pm On Sep 14
What of HTC mate9 and hauwei p9?

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Flashh: 7:04pm On Sep 14
Are you trying to tell us, there will be nothing like Samsung Galaxy S9?

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Jaculze(m): 7:13pm On Sep 14
But there was iPhone 4 na.

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by bjbukzy(m): 7:40pm On Sep 14
Jaculze:
But there was iPhone 4 na.
Was abt asking why we get iphone 4
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Chukazu: 8:56pm On Sep 14
VIPERVENOM:
no wonder 9mobile is useless

their own 9 represents Nigeria naa

like "nine"gerian

it was just going back to their Original identity...which is the number9 in 080'9' digit
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Chukazu: 8:56pm On Sep 14
VIPERVENOM:
no wonder 9mobile is useless
their own 9 represents Nigeria naa
like "nine"gerian
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by LilSmith55(m): 9:44pm On Sep 14
VIPERVENOM:
no wonder 9mobile is useless
Lol

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by sorextee(m): 9:58pm On Sep 14
What about Xperia Z4?
Htc m9

Dnt mind me. I Agree withd number 4 thing. There was a time a Chinese company told me to provision 25 special numbers for their staff. They told me not to provision any sim with a 4 in it cos no 4 means bad luck to dem.

Just hearing about the number 9 superstition sha.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by jdluv(f): 10:01pm On Sep 14
VIPERVENOM:
no wonder 9mobile is useless
Haha guy chill o.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Fejos(m): 10:02pm On Sep 14
And we have tecno camon c9 made by china..
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Holywizard(m): 10:17pm On Sep 14
Thanks, no wonder my ex was useless. She has 5 '9s' on her contact.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by abdulhamid0(m): 10:38pm On Sep 14
You are right, if you have ever board an Airplane before u would notice most of them don't have seat number 13 they jumped from 12 to 14. Because they believed 13 is badluck ... Anyway all na crap if your time reach you most die.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Dollarship(m): 11:51pm On Sep 14
Ok
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by ollah1: 1:35am On Sep 15
Lol. Bloggers ehnn

The reason Apple released iphone X( 10) is because 2017 marks the 10th year they entered the smartphone game. They marked thier anniversary with the phone.

What business does American and Canadian firms have with Asian cultures and traditions?

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by stardragon(m): 1:53am On Sep 15
shocked
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by directonpc(m): 2:22am On Sep 15
I don't believe it.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Leonard0123(m): 2:26am On Sep 15
VIPERVENOM:
no wonder 9mobile is useless
Etisalat right now

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Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Leonard0123(m): 2:30am On Sep 15
Fejos:
And we have tecno camon c9 made by china..
Tecno is a useless crappy phone nah... You wanna talk Chinese phone, talk Xiaomi, Hawaii and Gionee.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by EgunMogaji: 5:25am On Sep 15
iPhone 9 may still be coming. After iPhone 8s. iPhone X is just an anniversary edition.
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by Partnerbiz3: 6:17am On Sep 15
Videos or..
Re: Reason Why There Is No BB9, Windows 9 And Iphone 9 by theNOISEmaker: 6:38am On Sep 15
Aminu212:
lol, and we have android 4.2
and even iphone 4

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