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|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by chucky234(m): 1:57am On Apr 01, 2012|
It took Apple 8 years to come to level with RIM and took additional 2 years for them to topple RIM as world's number one smartphones selling company.
In 1997 Bill Gates invested $150m to bail out the ailing company called Apple,but RIM is not planning to ask anyone for loan but to go back to their drawing board to develop a device that will meet global expectations.
RIM was world leader for 10 years but in just 3 years of becoming world number one phone company apple is already struggling against HTC who make far better phones than Apple,I uses one of the HTC HD phones and I can says its miles ahead of my iphone 4s which expert says failed to meet global users expectations.
Blackberry 9700 released in 2009 still make huge sales in the US after 3 years not to mentioned the 9780 released in 2010 and is still very relevant in the US mobile market while the iphone1 has since faded away like the wind.
SOME PROBLEMS OF THE IPHONE 4s:
many users who are purchasing Apple’s
iPhone 4S in these countries, (and indeed a number of
other countries), are now reporting that they are
experiencing the smartphone lose signal completely,
(drop to no bars), just a few hours after it’s out of the
These reports are nothing to do with holding the device
is a certain way, (like “antennagate”). Instead, the new
issue is reported as happening quite “randomly,” with
some users highlighting that they can have full signal
one minute and just seconds later the smartphone
simply drops the signal entirely, despite being in the
same or similar location as to when they had signal
Stuart, who started one of the largest threads on the
I’ve been using an iPhone 4 on a Vodafone contract
for the past 16 months and just bought an iPhone 4S
direct from Apple. It arrived on Friday morning and I
got it set up correctly as far as I can tell.
When I first turn it on, it works lovely and exactly as I
would expect, able to make calls, send texts and
access the internet via the cellular network. However,
at what appears to be random, the network will
disappear (no bars of signal) stopping me making
calls and texts, but still allowing me to access the
internet. Sometimes, the internet goes, but I can still
make calls and texts. Other times, everything is gone
and I get “No Signal” where it normally says
So when trying to fix this problem after it’s noticed, I
try putting it into Airplane mode and back out. The
phone scans for a network and goes back to the
same state as before I tried this fix. I have tried
resetting network settings, but this doesn’t change
anything. The only thing that actually fixes it
temporarily is turning the phone right off and back on
Earlier on in the thread it was thought the issue could be
software-related, user therealikt writes:
It’s not a hardware issue, it’s software. For some
reason, iOS is cycling the radio on and off, I’m
guessing something mixed up with SIM pin
permissions. What I had to do was turn on SIM pin,
then off, at which point it demanded the PUK code. I
was able to get it online through my ATT account.
After I entered that PUK, then went back into settings
and turned SIM pin off, I haven’t had any problems.
For most, it seems turning SIM PIN “OFF” under
Settings > Phone > SIM PIN > “OFF” is a
reasonable – albeit slightly inconvenient – solution to the
issues being experienced. Others, however, claim this
method simply doesn’t work for them, and even with
Apple’s latest software update (iOS 5.0.1) applied, the
iPhone BD, writes:
Hi I am from Bangladesh.. i am having the same
problem after I updated to iOS 5.0.1.. Cant send any
txt and call… its ******** me off.. cant even contact
apple properly.. they have all the weird rules.
Some, however, blame iOS 5.0.1 for causing the issue.
I think I have cracked it. I have read every post and
comments and tried and every possible fix. Does not
work. I’m using iPhone 4S 16gig bought from
Melbourne, use in Cambodia carrier Mobitel.
Issue, no signal. 3G come and go. I have to on and off
to get back signal sometime aeroplane mode on and
off. My iPhone is useless. It was fine on 5.0 problem
only exist after I update to 5.0.1.
I tried my GF sim card and everything works fine,
signal is full. I switch back to old sim problem come
back. Today I went to the carrier and get me a new
sim (does not matter 32k or 128k, they only have 32k
btw, same sim I used before) And now, its fine. Its
been 3 hours now. Normal I have no signal every
15-20 min I have restart and attempt to call someone
to get back signal. I think when 5.0.1 was installed,
something in the OS messed up the sim card.
However that sim card still works fine on iPhone
4/3GS and other phone.
I know some people have tried this and still have that
issue. I know your frustration. If issue still persist,
keep trying different sim cards. You will see the
different. I hope it works for you. Now for me I am
inclined to not update software without prior research
iPhone 4S from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
It is so far unclear what is causing these issues, nor is it
clear if these issues originate from a hardware issue
pertaining to the iPhone 4S’s SIM region, or if the issue is
simply software-related. Either way, Apple is yet to
comment on the growing number of people seemingly
affected by these signal issues.
Are you experiencing signal drop on your iPhone 4S? …
Is your 4S randomly “Searching…” for a carrier? — Let
us know in the comments below. With one of the Apple
Support threads we featured 22-pages long, it is clear
this issue spans a large part of the world already.
Exactly how widespread these issues are is yet to be
determined, although, according to TUAW reader,
Dušan, European carriers “cannot handle [the] amount
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by chucky234(m): 2:06am On Apr 01, 2012|
hustla:Look who is talking,mad games is all your phone can do for you.
Let me remind remind you that I bought the first iphone few months after its release in 2007 and sold my iphone 4 to buy the shyt iphone 4s am presently using,is that what you called average user?
You are probably a 16 year old and that's what iphone stands for,play thing for kids. I regret spending that amount to acquire this iphone 4s but never blink am eyelid about my bold4 as it rocks.
You certainly don't know what to do with a BB that's why you failed to get the real results,go get some real BB lessons kid.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by blackcypha(m): 2:35am On Apr 01, 2012|
I saw it coming..
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by Bossman(m): 12:29pm On Apr 01, 2012|
No point for all this argument. RIM has realized that they need to change their business model, and they are doing that, though it may be too late. In the western world, BB is pretty much dead as a personal phone. Even some businesses, for example. The Fed. Govt. Are moving on from BB. However, they have seen a niche market in the developing countries, Nigeria, India, etc. and they are focussing on that. Only time will tell if that will be enough to sustain them.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by Acelifted: 6:26pm On Apr 01, 2012|
I Thought as much. i have also known that the unprecedented success of BB in Nigeria is not without a cogent reason. They thought they could use the largest consumer market in Africa to revitalize their business. All you BB addicts....wetin una go do now? It well with them sha.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by tpia@: 8:52pm On Apr 01, 2012|
i have also known that the unprecedented success of BB in Nigeria is not without a cogent reason.
it all makes sense now.
i also had no idea why nigerians were all over blackberry- you barely see it that much overseas.
almost everyone has an android/iphone these days.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by ekt_bear(m): 9:37pm On Apr 01, 2012|
They are really behind, it seems..
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by denzel2009: 10:11pm On Apr 01, 2012|
Tpi@ Tpi@ BlackBerry 9900 has touchscreen and qwerty keypad.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by denzel2009: 10:13pm On Apr 01, 2012|
Ekt_bear, is your toshiba still performing?
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by tpia@: 3:59am On Apr 02, 2012|
seriously, i see more people with the phone on the right:
and the bb does not look like it has a touchscreen, so its easy to see how people can assume it doesnt.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by ekt_bear(m): 4:28am On Apr 02, 2012|
My HP? Yeah I'm loving it. Glad I got it instead of a Mac.
|Re: RIM Retreats From Consumer Market After $125M Loss by Nobody: 7:45am On Apr 02, 2012|
The iToy gets all the hype, and the worst thing about it is that Samsung phones have way more screen estate!
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