Roger Cheng, CNET.com, on the new Blackberry Phones
Feb 1, 2013|
Roger Cheng, CNET.com, on the new Blackberry Phones
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June have you given way to ski tickets I believe we have but oh we did. It's not like yeah okay this Huskies got to pay attention again. It was his busy and they our guest is Roger Chang now Roger was at the leak. Blackberry meeting in New York yesterday and he hadn't seen the phone yet when we talked to him today he joins us again and he has seen the -- Roger -- you don't. Under the well have a full and right now. -- OK well give us the the lowdown on the phone. Laura. User -- in the development of it is very different. Equally you know one area -- -- He's that old people -- is this is definitely. Different and argue with a lot better. It's quite. But it it. A very different -- -- -- comedies. Like startled. Is it a touch screen ADU he'd do because they look like there's 21 have the type pad on it. And the other one was a touch screen. Yet what I had my chances. Thursday as -- -- which is difficult task in one the acute sense that the -- war -- but it's not told the later. Okay is this one -- you having your hands is this available for sale today. It is not it's available I think today in the UK but. Our principal becoming out in the US only -- little. Okay and is he gonna be available both on Verizon and on AT&T. Or leave. OKT mobile as well cut so. It is a consumer. And trade. His iPhone or his Samsung phone galaxy years android or whatever it is he's gonna trade that fold for the blackberries and a better phone. Well it's. It's -- -- -- it is that -- competitive but I think it's an iPhone or android user community east of the applications that run on it. The Blackberry in my pop it -- the event is done a pretty good job of stacking up there at their store was. Double the well -- apps you know Angry Birds are. -- gains FaceBook Twitter. But it -- -- part of that still that there are out of people have been used in the mainstream or may not be well known and all those optimistic. How about mapping can you put your Google Maps on it. You know they have their own -- of the ship and hopefully Google -- is that there were yeah yeah I happen. It happened and it's not that it. And the community. Wrong direction perhaps. Does that. -- -- So is there in how much is it gonna cost. Out of typing isn't as yet the US -- we've had as well as 100 point dollars for a three year contract yeah. Which you don't have it ordered the US but tonight is probable that some are now. Does it look like it's dirty. Is in the music. It does look sturdy. You know it is it is sort of plastic construction but it feels a bit wobbly -- up until. All of it and you know. Look at the heels of equality and it looked like a decent plot. Wall Street doesn't seem to be to impress the stock was down quite a bit yesterday in -- down another seven point 6% this morning. Can I interpret that as mean the reviews by Wall Street her that it's an inferior product. And I don't think I mean I think a lot of it is blowing up on the news. Big Monday that it is. The stock had doubled over the past six months I think a lot of -- to prop -- -- but beyond that I think there's among Wall -- investors -- An envelope underlying concern that that we have more like -- Blackberry come out of it too late part is it's very competitive product but. You know this is one that published and seen a year ago as -- now that would mean -- cut and noted that sounds so well established with. Consumers in its potency by Britain and. -- in you know here's the problem from a consumer standpoint if you're used to using an iPhone. There's a reticence to even switching to the Samsung. Let alone the Blackberry. And you gonna -- yourself why would I go back I -- David was talking about it that my producers saying you know what I think I'm gonna go for the Samsung galaxy phone. And that he looked -- is either being a lateral move from his iPhone or an up great great pity because he's looking he's weighing it out. It doesn't sound to me you had told me anything that makes me feel like you're you're you're moving from the iPhone four to the Blackberry and it's going to be an upgrade sounds like he could be. Kind of collateral mover and inferior phone. Yeah I think because -- -- -- but again it comes down to watch it will be the number apps that are available as well. That there is pretty helping Lebanon they probably ought to be. All the app which you have -- you we've got experience. I would agree that it's collateral or slightly here in yet. I heard though from a business standpoint you might get a lot of corporate buys on this phone because of their ability to distinguish personal verses. Corporate use. Yet. A feature called Blackberry down there and I have been able. -- -- -- And it appears that there's a message. I don't CNET CNET does no no longer supports libraries. But -- that it's not a bad idea that he'd insured or not it's what is elevated but now it -- on. Up but it it's a little bit more I think you'd have you prophylactic use personal -- and features an email accounts that the attack on the EU EU wanted to advocate here -- -- -- app or program email. You can active -- to -- -- -- -- you know there's all the talk normal Blackberry security features why. That's so attracted to. It's a matter of -- partners that it all packets to -- it. Right right well we'll wait and see going to be extinct to observe thanks very much for joining us again Roger appreciate. -- has Roger Chang joining us from CNET. And I think the the real indication there but it was at CNET tech technology company saying they don't -- -- -- wonder who's going. Who is going to the line and buys at the businessman is that the executive Jamie could mean law firms yeah you can't could be accounting firms could be. High security. Industries. People in the securities business the financial business might be required by their employer to use these and that's that's we have deceit. How big an issue that is. You know I I know. I can access a lot of data from my iPhone Raymond James got -- levels of security on -- interests in any way. Europe from all the research that I saw about it the user experience of the actual phone if you're just using it. To use the phone keep your contacts to have some maps here and there. It looked phenomenal today on through the I was really impressed with -- now. I haven't done that much research on the Samsung phones haven't played around with the -- you know I want that because of the size of it I want a bigger phones out now. That's coming now with the iphones and that's and and you -- going from. Apple to Samsung it's like I like a pro Protestant going -- dollar -- Catholic who did this once before right he did this once before you -- the he converted. 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