If you want to take personal shots at me because I use a different sort of phone than you do, go right ahead. This is a tech forum for discussing technology.
I didn't take a shot at you - I just summarized what you've been saying. Also, you seem to have done the same towards iPhone and Android users, so don't act so innocent. You are a BlackBerry fanboy, and just like any fanboy, opt to ignore the great things about other platforms. No platform is perfect, and what works for one person won't necessarily work for others.
The only arguments you've come up with are ones we've easily countered. Whether it took Apple 8 years to implement something is irrelevant. It's what they have now, and that's what counts.
You are free to like BB10, but like it or not the platform is essentially dead now. It has absolutely nothing to do with customers preferring "mediocrity" because Android & iOS are far from mediocre. They may not be your ideal platform, but they certainly have the features that many people care about.
If BB10 had come out when it was supposed to (as in, soon after the PlayBook came out), I strongly think they would have had a chance. The problem is that it came 2-3 years later, when iOS & Android already had a strong foothold. BlackBerry had a significant disadvantage as a result, and the lack of good marketing, the perception of BlackBerry as a result of the aging "classic" BB OS, and lack of apps consumers wanted certainly didn't help matters. Yes, I know you said "most" consumers don't use many apps outside of what their phone comes with (which is a bit of a stretch, but I'll let it go), but when the platform lacks a significant number of apps that people actually use, then it rules out that platform for them.
So yes, it's a shame that BB10 failed, but it has absolutely nothing to do with consumers preferring mediocre alternatives.
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